Last June while Kevin and I were on our super-fantastic honeymoon in Tahiti, blissfully drinking Mai-Tais and scubaing with sharks, the unthinkable happened. We were burgled- or rather, our garage was. Thankfully, it was mostly empty, but the thieves did ride away on our road bikes (although I’m not sure how… they also drained our kegerator). Since our homeowner’s policy covered the bikes (not the beer), we went out and got Kevin a new bike right away. I was just a few weeks from my shoulder surgery though, so we decided to wait until spring to get me a bike.
Guess what… It’s spring (at least in Texas)! Kevin surprised me last night with this beauty. It’s a 2011 Diamondback Podium 2. My last bike was Scattante R-330 with all Schimano Sora components. This baby has all Shimano Tiagra components- a major upgrade. Don’t worry. This is all mostly Greek to me, too. Kevin had to explain it all to me last night.
The important takeaway is that I got a new, better bike. And it matches my helmet… which happens to be a kid’s helmet with blue and pink flowers on it. Don’t judge me; I take this biking stuff super-serious. I even have the padded shorts and say biker things like “On your left” as I whiz by joggers. I’ve also been known to accidentally wreck Kevin. Twice.
Kevin and I love to ride around White Rock Lake, only a few miles from our house. It has a 9-mile biking/jogging trail, a dog park (that Indy loves), and some of the most gorgeous views of the Dallas skyline. We love spending time there.
When we ride (or run, for that matter), we always use our Adidas miCoach app. It uses your phone’s GPS capabilities to track your route, time, and calories burned (based on your age, sex, and weight). What it tells me is that I’m slow. Okay, it doesn’t actually tell me I’m slow, but it does have “coaches” that give you split times (you can choose a male or female voice- I have male 🙂 ). I wasn’t paid to say I like this app. It just rocks our socks (even when they’re all gross from riding… eww) and we wanted to share its awesomeness with you.
This is part of our Get Healthy New Year’s Resolution. We both really love cycling, so this will get us up and out of the house more often and is a great change of pace (literally) from our usual jogs. Stay tuned for an overall update on our resolutions tomorrow!
Also, make sure to check us out next week as I share the DIYed bridal shower I’m throwing one of my best friends. It’s a wine tasting, so you know it’s going to be good!