I bought my first road bike just last year. She had a wild paint job and a need for speed. I named her Ziggy.
The Craigslist posting caught my eye because it was for a women’s specific Trek that was actually my size (I’m 5’2″)and in my price range ($200)
I recall taking her for a test ride and getting a little freaked out about how fast and smooth she road compared to my cruiser (Blue Betty). Now 1 year later, I use Ziggy as my main means of transportation around Austin. I’ve also competed in 2 triathlons and have now set my sights on a half iron in 2012. I also bought an even faster racing bike, named Roxy.
You can come a long way in just 1 year. That’s what I try to explain to people who feel intimidated by triathlon and cycling. I’m pretty nervous about training for a half iron, but I know how much I was able to accomplish in a matter of months with some hard work and persistence. Trust me, if you would have spotted me floundering and gasping for air in the pool last spring (or more likely crying at the edge) you would have never thought I now swim a mile with ease. Here’s to the new adventure ahead!