My blog has been a bit stale for a while. I’ve written nothing other than stats really without any significant opinion. I’m not sure what that’s about other than I know it’s been a real struggle over the past few months and I just wanted to get on without thinking about it too much.
Back in September I was gutted to realise that over the summer I had put over a stone on and to add insult to injury I’m still trying to reclaim the ground I lost. It’s too de-motivating to think that since September all I’ve been doing is playing catch up. Although to be fair whilst my weight loss has been in recovery my fitness has grown substantially.
Last week, a new day dawned. I’ve been continuing to enjoy cycling these past few months and I’ve wanted to take it to the next level for a while now. The next level is to get a road bike and seriously up my mileage. I’ve been scared of this as to be honest people who ride road bikes tend to be wafer thin and ultra serious about their sport. I decided to stuff the fear of what I would look like and what people would think and go for it, we are only through this way once in life and I’m already 36.
I came across an offer on Trek Madone that I couldn’t refuse. Lets be honest here, it’s the best looking bike on the market by miles and to get a 30% discount on it was not to be ignored. 2010 will bring price hikes beyond belief and if I was going to make the change the time was now. So I took the plunge and went for it lock, stock and two smoking barrels. I bought the fancy pedals and the shoes that make you walk like a penguin and I even bought some leggings. I’m so far out of my comfort zone its not even funny but it sure is exciting.
Enjoy the pics of the new bike and look out for updates on how I’m doing with the Madone.