Wednesday, March 9, 2011

say hello to my little friend

Have you ever found yourself on a road bike, pedaling away the miles while feeling like a powerhouse and humming happily to yourself? No?
Me neither. Well, until this weekend, that is.
My triathlon is a month away and the snow is melting and, well, it was time. If you have never been on one of these thin-wheeled beauties I think you are missing out. Yes, the seat is narrow and hard. Yes, it is tall and the wheels look wobbly. But pedaling a mountain bike feels like driving a Cadillac with your feet, Fred Flinstone-style, compared to this easy-breezy ride. I feel an addiction coming on. If only it would get above 40 degrees here so I ride without feeling like I am on the back of Harry's scooter putting up to Aspen to find the girl of my dreams and give her back her briefcase.

Yep, that was a Dumb and Dumber reference. I guess that's what road biking does to me.

Also, if you are looking at this picture and thinking to yourself, "Wow. She definitely does not have the physique of a triathlete." well... bite me.
...Okay, that was a little harsh. Sorry. But I'm dealing. You'll get over it.

Oh and if anyone out there is a road-biking afficionado, please tell me that these crazy, hard-as-a-rock, metal-spiked clip-in shoes and pedals that I have are going to be okay. So far I am terrified of them.


Kristine said...

go girrrrrl! that is so awesome. can't wait to hear how it goes. you'll be addicted, i am sure!

Jane said...

i'm so proud of you. this is awesome.

Chadster and Brittster said...

Wow Mands! By the way why is it that no matter what is going on or how many kids you have, you always have the hottest most muscular legs!

Not to scare you but even the most experienced riders do a "timber" and fall without clicking out. Its hard to click out when you are stationary so just remember to slick out and brake at the same time if you need to. I don't bike but Chad is one of those annoying Ironman-ers.

Carson said...

I'm so jealous. I think I'm going to go for a jog. Doesn't spring time just make you want to be outdoors?
It may not be spring in Idaho but here in Provo it sure is!!!

Shells said...

So amazing that you're doing this! My cousins are doing the same tri, and I thought, "How could I ever train in this Idaho winter?" Yet here you are doing it! Wow -- I'm uber-impressed!

Tim and Katie Jean said...

May I just look wicked hot. so there.

mallory e said...

girl you do have the physique! you look HAWTTTTTT you rock my world. love those coolio bikes, hard for me to get a hang of at first but they are cool x