Monday, July 16, 2007
New Used Bike
After 9 years of riding the same Lemond, I picked up a new (used) road bike last week. It's a 2006 Felt F2C. Got an incredible deal from one of the guys in the local bike club. The bike's done a couple of things. First, it has motivated me to get out and ride...did 160 miles last week, the most I've ridden in years. I even did a 5:30 am ride before work on Friday...beats the hell out of spin class. Secondly, it has made climbing a hell of a lot easier. I've been riding a lot of hills over the last few months on the Lemond, dragging the heavy frame over some of Oahu's steeper climbs. The higher gear ratio and light weight of the carbon Felt makes the climbs much easier. The last benefit from purchasing the bike is that it's cured my bike envy...at least temporarily.