Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New purchase

I bought a bike. But this is not one of those I BOUGHT A NEW BIKE! posts. I think I did that last year anyway, but then I didn't actually get the bike due to issues with Argon 18.

This time I actually have that bike, but it's still not an I BOUGHT A NEW BIKE! post.

It's not that I'm not excited. I am. But, I also have I'mnotworthy feelings. It feels weird to say it so publicly, but its true. The bike is much more fancy then I am, and I'm going to have to work really hard to live up to it. I guess that is motivation?

I know there are a lot of way more accomplished triathletes who don't have as nice as bike, and I guess that is part of what makes me feel not worthy, but Graeme keeps telling me I'm wrong and I need to listen to him. And work hard to feel worthy I guess. Thank you once again to Speedtheory in Vancouver. If you are anywhere in the vicinity, this is where you should be going for all your tri-related needs. They always do such a great job and are great guys.

It hasn't been ridden outside yet, but it has made it's debut on the trainer. I think a new saddle is going to be in order too! And possibly a name or at least a gender but I haven't figured that out yet either. I need to get to know it more first!


John said...

Pipe down, you - if anyone deserves a nice ride, you do.
But I can emphathize - felt the same way when I got my bike (a P3) a few years ago, but eventually realized that it's all about using the bike on a consistent basis - rather than how fast you can make it go - that really counts. The real crime would be leaving a nice bike sitting in a garage (or closet, for us city folk), which I know you certainly won't do.
Congrats, again!

Julie said...

You totally are worthy -- ignore any and all who poke fun or make you feel uncomfortable. If you want an aero helmet, why the hell shouldn't you have one? I HATE when people get all righteous and start saying things like you don't deserve a bike, etc.

Take swimming for example....

If only REAL swimmers were worthy of proper swim suits, the pool would be a very, very interesting place. LOL!!!

Congrats on your new purchase. And hey, you didn't go out and buy yourself a new pair of boobs!!! (Not that there is anything wrong with that either, just sayin' -- LMAO!)

Kristin said...

I race on a P2 and love it. You will be very happy with it!