Friday, November 30, 2012

My New Baby

Over the summer I trained for my first triathlon and have been hooked ever since. I grew up as a swimmer and can easily finish a tri swim towards the front of the pack with minimal training. I have been taking my running to the next level by training for a marathon and taking 20 minutes off my half marathon PR. The thing that I really need to work on is the biking portion.

After I quit swimming I knew I wanted to get into triathlons but I wasn't sure how much I would like them or how long I would stick with it. I didn't have a bike so I bought a hybrid bike that I could use pretty much anyway I wanted. I completely two triathlons on my hybrid and after a super hilly course I decided I was ready to dive head first into the world of triathlon by purchasing a bike.

I wasn't sure what type of bike I wanted to get, all I knew is that I wanted something faster than my clunky hybrid. After a few months a looking here and there I found a shop about 35 minutes away that seemed like the perfect fit. They offered a fit where you ride a completely adjustable bike and based off of your measurements and comfort choice they can tell you what bikes would be a good fit. While this may not be necessary to people who have more experience with bikes I found this to be helpful beyond words.

I went last weekend for my fit and was suggested the Cannondale Synapse, Cannondale CAAD 10, and the Scott CR1 Team. We discussed the different bikes and ultimately decided on the Scott bike. I decided not to purchase the bike then, though, because I wanted to do a little research on my own before I dropped a good chunk of change on the bike.

Ultimately I decided to get the Scott bike and went back this morning for my final fit and to pick up the bike. I am completely giddy over this bike and every time I look at it I can't help but smile with excitement. I know I made the right choice and can't wait to train with it this summer. It's hard to see in the picture but the bike is black with sliver/gray writing and purple details. I think it's perfect!

I just need to think of a name. Any ideas?!


  1. I am so jealous!!!!!!! Congratulations! I'm not one for naming things, so I'll let someone else suggest something good.

  2. Great choice!! What an awesome bike!! I named the last bike I bought Burney Aka calorie burner. Hahaha! Have a great Friday! Spa <3

  3. Awesome! My hubby bought me the Trek Lexa SL for birthday in September.

    I too had an awful experience during a tri and refused to get back on my moutain bike.

    I love, love my bike hope you enjoy yours!

    My Tri Recap on the Target Mountain Bike!