Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Two for Tuesday - Bike Porn (Time to Hit the Road)

A couple of years after getting our mountain bikes I started to become interested in road riding. I had borrowed an old bike from my friends Pat and Linda. I was enjoying riding fast on the road. Aimee was also thinking about a road bike. So we went to the LBS and started looking around. Aimee was looking at different entry level bikes with the help of a sales associate. The final bike pulled down turned out to be a Bianchi.


While waiting to get a bike down from the hooks I turned around and saw this.......GT ZR3000....on sale.



The bike I saw on the sales floor was beautiful, only too big for me. They had a smaller size for me, 54cm, at another store and would have it brought over for me. Aimee and I scheduled to come back and test ride the bikes we selected. We came back about a week later with our shoes and helmets for the test ride. I was sold immediately. Aimee liked her bike also. We went back to the LBS and bought both bikes. We went in the store to find a bike for Aimee and wound up getting one for each of us. I'm grateful Aimee was open minded enough to agree on the double purchase.
These bikes have served us well. We trained and rode our first half IMs on these bikes. I've done road races and tri's on my GT. I've upgraded the components on both bikes and the wheels on my bike were bought over the summer. I really enjoy riding my bike. During my IM training I would ride both my road and tri bike. It was a great way to change things up.
I know the cold weather for many of you has started, but get those road/tri bikes on the trainers/rollers and get some game on.

4 comments:

JenC said...

Yay, bike porn! You always have the best kind. Game on indeed!

Flatman said...

I have always love the triple triangle GT's. My hope is to find a cheap one to build up as a single speed/fixed gear...

Lana said...

I love your bikes!! I just got a mountain bike, and I only have a tri bike for road riding. The century I did this summer pretty much convinced me to make a road bike purchase soon! You can't have too many bikes, right?!

TriSaraTops said...

Them some HAWT bikes!

Pumped for Sunday! Looks like it's gonna warm up--and be nice and MUDDY! Yahoooooooooo!