Sunday, August 1, 2010

bike pics

Another winter day in Paradise. It is BoaBs b'day today, so we slept in a bit and rode to the coffee shop on the Strand. It was really foggy offshore, but perfect where we were.
My new steed. A Specialised WSD like the old bike, but the top of the range. Very nice indeed. I wanted a bit of a change in size, and while this is the same frame, it (so far) has a longer stem and I am stretched out a bit.
I think it is fair to say I am a bit too stretched, but I have niggling shoulder issues, and was suffering a stabbing upper back pain on long rides. When I tested this bike we just set the seat at a good height and I took off and did almost 50k. No pain. They then did a proper fit, changed to a shorter headstem and I did around 25k, stabbed again! So I got them to put it back to the way it was and I will ride and fiddle, then get the bike fitter I like best to do a proper long session.
You know what they say about the view not changing much unless you are the lead dog.
Winter on the bikeway. I love my bikeway, the best way to travel later in the day when the traffic is building up. Notice the bright bloom ahead. The mango trees should be setting a lot of fruit this year if the bloom is anything to go by.
Well the bike can't be too slow if I can get this far ahead of BoaB!. He was obviously to busy clicking photos to peddle. Nearly home, time for pancakes and strawberries!

7 comments:

Theresa said...

That looks like a great way to spend a Sunday morning! Happy birthday to BoaB and my fingers are crossed that mango season will be prolific this year.

The Old Bag said...

Congrats on the new ride!

Bluenoser said...

If the elbow are not straight you are not too stretched out Dee and I can see that they aren't.

It's a nice ride.

-B

Bluenoser said...

BTW, the cure to the compact frame and carrying two waterbottles is that Specialized now makes a cage that pulls out from the side. Check it out.

-B

Dee said...

Thanks! I will do. (check out the cage), and thanks for the encouragement about the position. I feel stretched, but I am also interested to see if this is better for the shoulders. Something had to change or I was going to go nuts.

Once Known as The Badger said...

You look great on it!

Dee said...

Thanks everybody, it feels pretty good! Now if they could just make a bike that smells like a new car...