Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Sorry my posting is so sporadic. I snapped out of that crappy mood last week really quick and had a great time in Dallas. The weekend went by really fast, since I had class on Saturday (and didn't get to enjoy the awesome weather...grrrr.).

I think I forgot to mention that the hubby bought a new mountain bike a couple of weeks ago at our local Sun & Ski Sports, so we took it for a test ride on Sunday. We hit the trails along White Oak Bayou. I haven't been on my bike since the Tour de Pink a month ago, so I was afraid I was going to be too slow. But, I forgot that DH hasn't been on a bike for almost 10 years, so he didn't mind my casual 12 -13 mph pace at all. After 10 miles, I was ready for at least 5 or 6 more, but the hubby made a dash for the parking lot and said he was done. :-) Now that he has the bike, it looks like I am not going to have a running buddy after all. No 1/2 marathon for him, but that's okay because at least we can ride together every so often...I may even learn to do a few off-road trails too. But no Vic, I don't think I'll be getting a kayak anytime soon. LOL!

I will be buying my own new bike very soon, but unlike DH, it will be a road bike. So, for the bike enthusiasts out there, I need some feedback. So far, I've only done a test ride on the Trek 100 and Specialized Dolce/Dolce Elite WSD models, plus I've read up on both of those brands. However, going to Sun & Ski made me realize that there are other brands out there! They carry Bianchi, Marin and Scott. If anyone has any feedback on deciding between one brand over the other, I'd love to hear it. Based on my conversations with the salespeople so far, I can go with either a 51cm or 54 cm frame, but the 54 cm would need to be adjusted so that I don't have to reach quite as far. I can tell that I am going to have fun trying to make up my mind!

Workout Stats
Friday - 10/12 - treadmill, 30 minutes
Sunday - 10/14 - biking, 50 minutes

Oh, and by the way, I did ace my presentation on Saturday! Woohoo!

7 comments:

Tiggs said...

I have a Trek WSD and I love it. I think my hubby is about to buy a Cannondale.

Sarah said...

I have a Specialized Sequioa, but I've been considering a Trek WSD for months. Just can't quite convince myself to bite the bullet yet. That said, my Specialized has treated me well.

Overall advice - go with the bike that feels most comfortable to you. Then get the best components you can within your budget.

Viv said...

How fun you and th hubby got a good ride in together! As far as bikes I have a Trek 2100, older than dirt, but rides great! In the riding club I see a lot of Specialized and Connondale. Just throwing that out there. I find I do not get very much attention at my local Bike Barn. I stick to a smaller shop like Bike Lane. They are way more eager to help me with any bike needs. Fatastic on acing your presentation! Yee haw on having a great weekend in Dallas. You gotta find time in your schedule to do the Tour De Donut:-)

Barbara said...

I have 2 WSD's - one Trek and one Giant. I really like the Giant in particular although they are both great. The Giant fits me a bit better; that whole distance to handle bars can make a lot of difference in comfort.

Good job on the presentation!

Marcy said...

OMG look at you!! Are you turning hardcore on us? The next thing you know, you'll be buying a trisuit ;-)

Randy said...

Thanks!!!!!

Hey great that you and hubby can at least ride together, but a shame that he won't do the HM with you...I"m hoping to get Bonnie into the OKC Memorial HM next spring, she just did her first 10k last weekend and drug home a trophy for first place in her age group....

Talk to Lisa-Java Mom about bike research...she's got to be the queen of bike knowledge after what she went thru to buy her bike....just don't let her talk you into naming it Tewonda....there have to be some Aggie names that would work...

Jill said...

I agree with Sarah - make sure you are comfortable on it and get the best components you can afford. Carbon forks, stays and seat post help with smoothing out the ride. A triple chainring might be a wiser idea than a double, but that is personal preference. Just do your homework and you will do fine.