So you know that I have a road bike now. At this point I’ve had it for something like 5 or 6 weeks, and I’ve logged about 50 miles in the saddle. And the more time I spend on it the more I like it.

First, its tiny. What I mean is that after riding a mountain bike for over 15 years, I’m used to riding something that has some substance. My road bike is so light that it sort of doesn’t feel like its there. When you pedal, or when you brake, it responds; there is no hesitation, no momentum to overcome. Its also very nimble. It has much quicker steering than my mountain bikes. You can easily pitch it around in turns. I’ve gotten caught off guard by this a couple of times while riding.

Second, it works flawlessly. When you shift, the gears actually change! No missed shifts, and no ghost shifting!

I still like riding my mountain bike more. Old habits die hard. Weaving in and out of trees and splashing through mud puddles is still my favorite. But if I have to ride on the street, I want to be on my Litespeed.

Listening to Coldplay.

One reply on “Bicycle”

  1. Hadn’t seen this entry for some reason. You got a road bike? Sweet! I’m gearing up (no pun intended) for the MS150 in April. You gonna be ready?

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