Bike it

The Monday night bikes will be my biggest challenge. Why? Well my farmgirl competes in equestrian vaulting and Monday is her training nights.  They don’t end until I am already suppose to be the city on my bike. 

Today was not an actual train with group day, however farmgirls coach is sick and vaulting was cancelled, soooo on our bikes we hopped and away we went. 3.6km of gravel and strong winds and this is what we looked like. 

farmgirl (8yrs) and ma

I am so in love with my new wheels and hear gear.  A big shout out and thank you to Susan at Bruce’s Cycle Works She was so helpful in picking the right equipment for me. Also thanks to the guys at the Bike Doctor for the tune up on farmgirls wheels. 

Before I started The Just tri-it told that the most I was told the most the most important piece of equipment was a pair of bike shorts. Meh I am from the farm, I have been riding horses for twenty years I don’t need no bike shorts.   I was SO wrong. I can’t wait for shopping night at Bike Doctor first order of business will be bike shorts. 

Looking forward in learning some techniques on proper shifting. I am sure with some training our ride would have been much easier.  I’m will learn so much these next eight weeks it will be great. 

Just Tri-it 

Today marked the kick off to my newest adventure. 

I watched farmgirls coach train last year with a group called the Just tri its.  ” Leeanne you have to do it with me next year.”  So this year I signed up and she had a series of events that prevented her from doing it with me this year. 

I walk into a room of chatty, smiling women and think “oh my this is too much for me. “. I don’t know anyone here. Then in the door walks fellow mommy and past running partner. Yay. Someone I know. 

Signed in. Received my swag bag which included a bag to carry all my supplies, gum, and some klneex. It also had a swim cap but due to my latex allergy that had to be removed. A quick game of get to know you bingo and then more prizes. I won a water bottle. 

   

  

I am looking forward to everything I will learn. We swim Sunday mornings, bike Monday eve and run on Thursdays.   I will be doing some cross training as well. Weights in the gym and riding my horses. I am excited to see the changes in my health and am glad I can be a good example for my kids. 

My list of excuses of not doing this are long but they are only excuses. I will do this.  I am sure some of my excuses are the same as others in the group, my husband works shift work so I will have to find a sitter, I have so much work on the farm, kids have actives the same nights as I have training, it’s three trips to the city in one week, and the biggest one is I won’t be able to finish. 

Hope you enjoy following me on my journey. 

Here is a few links to check out while waiting for the next post. 

http://www.bikedoctor.ca/

http://www.brucescycleworks.com/

http://justtri-it.com/