>Cross Training>Bike Lust
Needs more cowbell!
I could and would get into biking except for one thing. When you run, you know you have to put out a certain amount of effort. There is just no way around it, you will breathe hard and sweat. With biking, I would probably get lazy and just peddle along at a leisurely pace and not accomplish much in regard to fitness training. I don't have the discipline to bike hard, I could see myself biking at not a very much faster pace than I'm running.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Life is Good
Run 1000 miles
bike 500 miles
finish a half Ironman triathlon
Warrior dash 2012
Chickamauga battlefield half 2012
and a few small races in between
Queen of 3rd Place
2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division
Sooo...what bikes are you looking at? I'm not in the market, but this girl enjoys vicarious shopping, too.
Touring? Really ...why? I'm surprised, figured you'd go for road.
Hmmm...$pecialized, ...I really was impressed with Giant - good bang for the buck. You might want to check it out...
I still have my old Ital-yun steel race bike, which back in the day (mid-80s) was the shiznit (full Dura-Ace!), now it's a good 5 lbs heavier than even a middle-of-the-road bike, and about 7 lbs heavier than the high-end bikes. Still works like new, that Dura-Ace stuff is tough! But....ah, the lovely new bicycles out there, and how the componentry has changed...I'd surely love to have a new road bike, but looking at the prices makes me choke on my pie.
Oh, yeah...even did's "baby" is relatively cheap compared to stuff out there. Heh, and he is a total Dura-Ace ho. He salivates all over that stuff.
Team HTFU NCTR Driver
Dura -ass..er ace meh RECORD
What is that? DH is already trying to talk me into eventually doing a bike across MI. I'm like "dude, I need a proper road bike, first, and a few century rides under my belt...then we can talk."
while i trained for this tri I used my hubby's Hybrid..OMG! faster and much difference in the way it rides. I would cross train more with the bike/ run stuff if I had a very good road or hybrid bike ( unfortunately they cost about $700.00 to $1,000.00 ) as I rode in the tri this past weekend I too had Bike lust! .
2013 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away - FAIL.
2014 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away.
First or last...it's the same finish line
HF #4362 - no really :)