This is my bike.
I love her. I bought her with birthday money from Mom and Dad when I turned 25.
She was great back then... I was WAAAY out of shape, and she was perfect for riding the mile and a half I lived from Wash U.
Then I moved and this loverly ended up living in my friend Jess's basement for the last, um, 2.5 years.
Sorry, Jess. You were a real trooper on that one.
Anyway, with my marathon training plan, I only run 3 days a week and I need to fill in another 3 days with cross-training. The pool at my gym is kind of a pain to get to (because of class schedules and kids camps), so I decided to drag out my old friend.
While I still love my bike... she might not be the ticket for the biking I want to do. It's really tough on my pride to be slower than, um, everyone on the trail. Plus, this sucker is HEAVY.
The other day I was on the trail and I had a nice chat with a random guy. He let me know that my seat needed to be higher and gave me some other random pointers. He also let me know that I would really struggle to compete with my California Cruiser.
Oh man! It's no secret that I want to do a triathlon eventually.
I need a road bike!
Reality check: road bikes are expensive.
Some girls I work with are doing a sprint distance triathlon on Sunday... and one of them was telling me that I should do it with my California cruiser. It's a 300 yard swim, 18 mile bike, and 5k. I could do the swim in 20ish minutes (full guess b/c I have no idea how long my gym pool is) and the 5k in less than 30 minutes. But the bike would take me over 90 minutes. Doesn't that seem a little disproportionate?
I don't know if my pride could handle being the slowest person on the bike portion.
I think the triathlons will have to wait until I can save up for a bike. Ugh.