1st of August already! Time flies!
Been riding quite a bit, out on my Kona Zing or Giant TCR. Sold the retro GT, and still have the Rocky Mountain Hammer, which I use to commute to work or short trips to the post office. It might be a tad large for me, but I still love riding it! It's a steel bike, but doesn't feel heavy when climbing hills!
As for the Giant TCR, I used it last weekend at the Pt. Grey Triathlon and it worked nicely. For being a light bike though, I feel as though I can't ride it faster as compared to the Zing.
The Kona Zing Supreme has been my go-to training bike nowadays. Unfortunately on one of my previous rides, I got a sidewall flat on the rear tire and thus, had to discard the rear orange tire. Now it's mismatched, and I've been too lazy to switch the front to a black matching tire. I have switched to a shorter (80mm) stem, and I've got a Shimano Ultegra 11-28t cassette on the way. That should really help me with the climbs on the Gran Fondo Whistler ride coming up!
As for new bikes? I did pick up an old Giant Rincon SE, but that's for a friend who intends to use it around the seawall. It was cheaper than renting a bike.
And I leave you for now, with a photo...I'm sure you cyclists can relate!
May 2013 already! Been running, swimming and riding, but not getting much faster. BMO Vancouer Half-Marathon was good though, I finally got a new PB after chasing my previous PB for 7 years. SEVEN YEARS! There was quite a bit of running in between there, but probably not like the focused training regimen I put in before this race.
On the bike side of things, a few more (new to me) bikes in the collection. 2006 Giant TCR C1, 2005 Kona Zing Supreme, 90's GT Tequesta, and 2002 Rocky Mountain Hammer.
Nothing new to report on the swimming side of things..hahaha.. til next time!
Hello out there! What's new? Hope everyone's out enjoying the weather, whether it be sunshine or liquid sunshine! I've been busy running, biking and swimming. Just completed the UBC Triathlon yesterday! (Sprint distance). On the subject of bikes, the bike I was going to use to race with, decided to give up a week before my race. Dang Murphy, why! Luckily, I had another bike I could use, but it wasn't set up properly nor have I ever ridden it. Oh well, I got through the race as best as I could.
Yes, I promised to post some photos of items I have for sale, since I have LOTS of random parts to get ride of. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in any of these items. I have many other items too, so you never know! Willing to trade for other bike related items!
Shimano Deore XT brake pad set, NEW: $20
Race Face Deus Stem, NEW: $25
Limar WORLD'S LIGHTEST HELMET! Size S-M. New in box, never used: $85
Serfas Ergonomic grips, new $10
TIME MXE Mountain bike shoes, NEW, size 7.0: $75. Regular price on these are $225.
Topeak Pocket Shock, shock pump, new in package, $15.
5'-8", 165lbs, Asian Canadian. Oh, you didn't want the physical stats?
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Love riding my bike, or going for a run around this beautiful city! Always welcome to join me!
As you'll see, I like to collect/buy/sell/trade & tinker with bikes! If you're looking for one, let me know & we'll see if we can find you a bike.