Okay, so the difference between the road bike and the mountain bike= HUGE.
I’m kind of laughing at myself right now because I had been kind of dragging my feet on getting the bike tuned up. I didn’t want to spend the money, I’d have to drive 35 minutes to the closest shop, and- this is the main thing- I wasn’t really sure the road bike would make that much difference.
Before last night, my fastest average pace for a ride was 9.2mph. Last night- 13.4. That’s huge, especially when the bike part of the tri is 15 miles. I am so excited about this, even if riding the bike is still a little scary (are those skinny, skinny tires really going to hold me up?).
I can actually ride the bike part of the tri course this weekend because they are doing a newbie clinic, so I think I am going to try to do the whole 15 miles and see about where I’m at. I was hoping to do it in under an hour and a half, but now I’m thinking, maybe hour and ten minutes? Speedy!