First Road Bike

Hi lovely readers — Lance here, making my annual blog post (looking back, I posted once in 2011 and once in 2010).

I’m making the switch from mountain biking to road riding this month, with a goal of riding in the El Tour de Tucson in November 2012. First step: get a road bike.

Looking on Craigslist, and getting expert help from friends Josh W. and Brian M., I found this superb 80s Trek bicycle. All gray, with new grip tape and a new, snazzy saddle. After raising the seat height a bit, and adding my own pedals, it fits like a glove.

First ride early this morning, 8 miles on The Loop along the Santa Cruz River from Camino del Cerro to Ina Road. Love it.

4 thoughts on “First Road Bike

  1. Heidi

    Nice bike! Glad to hear you are enjoying road biking. We have fond memories of biking up Oracle Road to the Biosphere and back. Miss it! We hope to get back to biking when the kiddos are all in school. Keep us updated on your journey to El Tour! We’ll bike vicariously through your adventures! :)Heidi and Jed

  2. Lance Post author

    Thanks Heidi — I’m really enjoying it, though it’s quite a bit different from mountain biking, so I have a learning curve.

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