For a triathlete it was sad because it meant I couldn't ride when I got there to explore my new surrounding, or for fitness and it meant I had to put off participating in triathlons.
But I have to also be honest about something. I was in a small way relieved. Cycling is my least favorite sport of the three (swim, bike, run).
|Your basic road bike, exactly what I wanted|
Planning a ride is harder because you have to find longer routes than running and frankly I get really fatigued, my chronic illness & cycling don't like each other. I recently found out that the excruciating pain in my back & neck are not me being a baby, everyone feels this way so suck it up. Yeah, I had to be told that from my chiropractor. He was horrified that I spent time in the saddle, saying he can't imagine the pain I must have felt.
Well that explains a lot! Geesh.
After being without a bike for over a year (the longest I've gone in my life), once I got my new bike I found a new love for cycling. I'm really enjoying it!
The chiropractic adjustments help a lot. I also said goodbye to the best aerodynamics & hello to more comfort by sitting my handles a bit higher. Lastly I've been riding without worry of speed. That can come later. Maybe not. Who cares?! I'm enjoying myself & I'll do my triathlon whether I'm fast or slow on the bike. I love being a triathlete & speed isn't going to hinder that! -- Written by Emily Collins owner & trainer Honolulu HI