Anyway, I've been thinking about doing a sprint tri for which I'd need a bike other than my cruiser. Yesterday Josh and I stopped at a shop in Longmont so that I could try out a road bike. I was really nervous about the super skinny wheels. Once I was on and actually pedaling it wasn't so bad. Of course it will take some getting use to but I think I can do it especially the whole leaning over and the weird braking. I will definitely not be keeping up with Josh anytime soon or using toe clips. The last thing I need to to have my feet stuck to the pedals. I'd be the person at the stop light like this:
I'm not sure if I'm going to love it so we're going to keep our eyes peeled for a used bike. No sense in spending $1000 on a bike until I know whether or not I like riding. It will be great crosstraining exercise.
Any tips for a newbie cyclist?
By the way, running is not going great. Last week I ran twice for a total of 7 miles. I was going to run 7 on Sunday but I took a few steps and the shooting pain returned. Luckily I have PT tomorrow. If I can't run three times a week in the next couple of weeks I'm going to have to seriously consider dropping from the full marathon to the half. Booooooo.