Monday, April 9, 2007

New bike? Or not new bike...

Well, I took Monday afternoon off from swimming. I readjusted to go Tuesday, Thursday, Friday instead this week. A buddy of mine from college came into town to look at triathlon bikes instead. We hit a couple of the local bike shops and generally had a great time. I have been trying to decide whether or not to buy a tri bike. I have raced 2-3 races a season for 3 or 4 years and am increasing my distances this year finally to Olympics. I have a road bike that I have put aero bars on, flipped the stem, flipped it back, changed the seat tube and generally tricked out to be a pretend tri bike. It is very uncomfortable. I am so far out over the front wheel that I feel like my handling is bad. My neck and shoulders ache if I ride in the aero position very long because I am too stretched out (shoulder angle is >100ยบ and width between elbows is way wider than shoulder width). I just generally feel yucky on it. So that is enough rationalizing. I am trying to decide now which bike is best for me. I have ridden the QR Tequilo, am in love with the Felt S22, and am interested in the financial side of the Cervelo Dual. I am torn. More to come on this subject I am sure.