My new ride

Trek 5200

To say that I’m excited to get this hot ass ride out onto the road would, quite possibly, be the understatement of the century. This is, essentially, the same bike that Lance Armstrong road to victory in the Tour de France. I found her on craigslist, of course, and snapper her up for a song. I’m a bit intimidated by the bike since I’ve never ridden a proper road bike and the aero bars pretty much freak me out, but you know I’m going to give it the ‘ol college try!

Novara Express

Novara Express

You’re looking at my new wheels. I decided to finally break down and get a bike because I didn’t have anything else better to do during the summer and I’m looking to explore Seattle in a bit more intimate setting. I’m also getting this insane idea that it might be fun to participate in a sprint triathlon or longer rides like the Seattle to Portland ride.

I was looking into getting the Cannondale Bad Boy Disc, but ended up going this route for a number of reasons. The Express came with handle bar extenders, a carbon fiber fork and shifters that I considered easier to maneuver than the BBD’s. I took it out for a spin a few days ago and did about 12 miles in Beacon Hill and Madrona. Good times.