I had spent the last week being ill, so ill that I am concerned I won't be able to make the start of the Cambridge City Tri I had my eye on. That race was a big factor in me deciding to get this bike when I did. I have effectively ruled my self out of that race despite recovering well but have my eye on a few end of summer sportive and still on the Great West Run. This made everything feel a little bit better.
So the great reveal. Dim the lights and start that drum roll ...
|Isn't she beautiful|
Maddie's time will be in Plymouth where I think the country air and beckoning moors will be a safer option that the rough grey streets of London. It is still 3 weeks till I go back so I am limited in how much of a run out she gets.
While Maddie is great I still have my eye on other new bikes, (cheating already)! More to have a range of bikes for the wide range of conditions I will likely be cycling in, I wouldn't mind a full suspension mountain bike to take some of the more rugged moor routes. For now there is only Maddie in my cycling life. I still want to get some upgrades for Maddie; pedals instead of her current toe cages, bottle cage and so on. I have also bought some cleaning gear so I can keep her in tip top condition as long as possible.
My other bike my beloved beast The Wisp is still in good hands at Cycle PS. I am debating whether to keep her after she is fixed as I know she is a little too small and it does put a strain on my hip and back riding her. The likelihood is that I will have to let her go, but I might take her down some hills before.
A few coursemates have also picked up new bikes over the summer and so the beginnings of a bike chain gang are beginning to form. Bring it on I say.