New Wheels

Bob Werger, owner of Go Ride Bikes, bike fitting Tony with clip less pedals.

Bob Werger, owner of Go Ride Bikes, bike fitting Tony with clip less pedals.

Since our journey with TNT began, Tony and I have been borrowing bikes for the biking portion of the triathlon. Biking…seems easy enough. Just get on and pedal, right? But who knew how fun it could be.  I’m not a fan of riding in traffic, but biking is such and adrenaline rush.  I never knew there were so many biking friendly places to ride around here. After about a month and half of researching and testing over fifteen different models and brands (Fuji, Specialized, Trek, Jamis, Cannondale, Felt)  we decided to invest in some road bikes. We went to several bikes stores such as La Dolce Velo, Mike’s Bikes, Go Ride, Palo Alto Bike Shop, Calmar, Chain Reaction, Sports

Picking our bikes!

Picking up our bikes!

basement, etc. In the end we decided to go with Go Ride Bikes in Redwood City. Bob, the owner, was really cool and didn’t pressure or rush us into buying anything. Plus, they have lifetime tune up service for free . We are super beginners in the cycling world, but after a few weeks and test rides we’ve added the following jargon to our vocab… Sanora, tiagra, 105s, Utegra, Dura Ace, Aluminum, Carbon forks, Carbon Seat Stays, Carbon full frames, derailleurs, shifters, wheel truing, short shifters, compact, triple, components……I still don’t really know the full definition of these fancy terms, but I understand them enough to get the basic gist. I haven’t gone biking in years,  I’m so excited to train with our new wheels! I hope and pray no one hits us!

Welcome home bikes!

Tony's new Cannondale 2008 Cannondale  CAAD-9 6 road bike

Tony's New Bike: 2008 Cannondale CAAD-9 6 road bike

2008 Specialized Ruby Elite

Donella's New Bike: 2008 Specialized Ruby Elite

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