The guys at Bow put my new accessories on for me, but then I still had the matter of the bike fit.
Saturday night was our team Christmas party. Coach’s husband could help me out with my bike fit, so she told me to bring my bike with me to the party. It could be kind of like a party game! He took the original measurements for my bike, then set me up on a wind trainer to check angles. He wound up lowering my seat height, sliding my seat forward slightly, and also made a few tweaks to the aerobars. Once I start riding outside again I may find I need a few more tweaks to the bars. But I guess you don’t really get a feel for it on a trainer. The interesting thing is, my seat was lowered to the exact same height from my original fitting. Apparently the guy who tweaked my bike after I got my pedals put on was wrong… I did a short 37 minute ride on the trainer today and it felt pretty good. Hopefully it will be just as comfortable at spin class on Tuesday night!
The party was a lot of fun. I had a good time getting to know some more of my teammates. I got a few good ideas for bike routes around here from a teammate. Coach also put together a video of the team at various races last year…Great White North, Ironman Canada… It has gotten me so excited for this year! Can’t wait!