So what happens when I get bored?
I officially register for the Rhode Island 70.3 race and buy and new triathlon bike from a Canadian company, damn canucks.
I bought the Cervelo P2C ultegra version.
I am very excited about this purchase. I did a lot of research, rode different bikes and decided that this was the best value and bike for me.
I went for a ride of about an hour today and what a difference the handling is from a rode bike. The steering is much more responsive. It is going to take some getting use to. I am glad I bought it now so it gives me plenty of time before rhode island. Based on my ride today I am happy I got a road bike first and got comfortable with that because it will help me with learning to handle this bike.
Compared to my road bike it is a few pounds lighter so that makes a big difference in climbing. Also it is carbon instead of aluminum and this makes for a much smoother design. But most importantly it is faster.
I am also excited about the “aero” benefits of the bike. Looking at the bike head on it’s like it’s not there. The fork and tubes also have airfoil shapes, and there is a cutout in the frame that tucks the rear wheel in. Supposedly the designers at Cervelo spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel working on the design.