Apparently the shopping spree wasn’t over. Yesterday, Ryan got a new bike and is selling his old one (it’s REALLY old, he got it last summer – sarcasm!). Ever since he bought his bike last summer, he decided he wanted a road bike too. His fitness bike (Trek 7.1 FX) just wasn’t fast enough for him.
Thankfully he found a bike that is the best of both worlds and fits his needs. He now has the 2010 Redline Conquest Sport. He can ride it as a road bike (when he’s not with me of course) or slow down and take a more leisurely ride when he IS riding with me.
Yesterday we took our first bike ride of the season together and he tried out his new ride. I think the cyclocross bike is the winner!
We actually rode almost 7 miles yesterday and I was pretty proud of myself considering I am out of shape. I didn’t even come close to passing out!
I didn’t get a new bike, but I did sport my new bike jersey (that Ryan got me for Valentine’s Day), my new padded bike shorts, and my new CamelBak that holds 1.5 liters of water. I got the shorts and the CamelBak on Sunday and I’m so glad I did! For one, I feel like a professional (ha!). The water is very light on my back and definitely worth the convenience of not having to reach down for water bottle. Also – the shorts and jersey keep me cool, unlike the cotton shirts & shorts I was wearing last year.