Today was a mixture of gear browsing and gear buying, but for cycling not walking for a change. Off this morning with everyone packed in the car and down to Bristol to get a bike fitting and a bike chosen. After much time spent having all my angles measured and my cycling position filmed and replayed, the final announcement was made. I am a small frame. Small, I tell you!!!
Well this was a little bit of a surprise as my legs are short but my body is a medium. Still, all that meant was that I can have my bike in a week and not 4 weeks as the small is quicker to get hold of. Whoops, wait a minute, I havent said what bike……Giant Defy 3. I have done my usual research and found that Giant defy bikes have a superb Aluminium frame and a decent “starter” road bike alround. I cant wait to get hold of it and really start to build up my fitness as a compliment to my walking and my dieting.
Unfortunately I have to wait a week but hey ho, gives me time to sell my old bike and a few bits and bobs to offset the cost. Add my birthday money to that and it will not be far off. Having done all that, we then went to do child-swap for the weekend with friends. I donated my lad and received in turn their daughter. Swapsie sleep overs. After they have run me ragged tonight at least I will go to bed dreaming of a new shiney bike….