Finishing up the bike leg of my first Half IronmanThis bike has been with me through all of my tris, from my first Sprint to my first Half Ironman. I made some changes along the way, like adding clip-on aero bars (which have since been taken off) and upgrading the components, and to me, it is just an awesome bike! This will be the first tri season that I won't be racing with it. Since getting my tri bike in the fall, it's been pretty much collecting dust hanging in my garage. Now, I love my tri bike, but there is just so much history with my road bike that it's been making me a little sad knowing that it's now a dust magnet.
That was until tonight. My husband had the idea of going on a bike ride to the park with the boys in the Burley. I got giddy with excitement because I was going to get the chance to ride my road bike again! We got the boys all ready, got ourselves ready, and headed out. At first I was afraid I wouldn't remember how to shift (ha ha), but as soon as I started riding, it all came back to me. It was so comfortable and I felt right at home on it. Oh, how I've missed it. It was so great to just go for a nice, casual ride with my husband and boys and not worry about cadence, speed, distance, time, etc. In fact, I don't even have a cycling computer on my bike anymore, so I have no idea how far we rode.
We got to the park, played, and may or may not have rode to DQ for chocolate cones dipped in sprinkles for the boys and small blizzards for my husband and I. :) It was a great little adventure and one that I hope will be repeated many times throughout the summer.