Saturday, 9 January 2010
Isn't she lovely?
Popped over to Red Kite this afternoon and finally picked her up - they popped me on the rollers and made a few minor adjustments before I rode the 4 miles or so home - stuck to the main roads to avoid the snow - the difference between these tyres and the mountain bike tyres is massive, probably a quarter the size and zero tread, so didn't want to take any chances, I'd have been gutted falling off the first time. Felt good, but very different. I think it's going to take a few rides at least to get accustomed to what is a very different riding position to the mountain bikes I've ridden exclusively for over 2 years now. I'm not going to put my gel saddle on immediately, see how I get on with the one that it came with, see if I can't toughen up my butt :-)
Another thing to get used to is the toe clips, I've never had a bike with them before, apart from the exercise bike in the gym and I've only been on that 2 or 3 times. Another adjustment to my riding style to get used to.
Anyway, got her home, brushed off the snow and wiped dry all the parts I could get to, and she's now sleeping soundly in the shed. And as I've not been able to find sledges anywhere I definitely want the snow to clear as soon as possible - I've got a bike to ride!!