After a long, long winter/early spring of only riding 6 miles a day to commute, I decided that it was time to get back into this whole "cycling" business in earnest. Watching the Little 500 in Bloomington inspired me today it seems, so I figured what better way to back in the saddle than to get a whole new saddle! I am now a proud owner of a 2008 Trek 1.2. My LBS is very nice and gave me a good trade-in value for my Trek 7.2FX.
This is my first road bike. I'm very excited to get out there and ride the hell out of this thing. It's sure going to take some getting used to, though. Since today was a cold, drizzly day, I didn't go for a long ride on this thing, but just took it around the block. It is quite the change from my 7.2FX. It feels less "tank"-like, which is great. The only thing that scares me about this bike is getting out of the saddle while in the drops. I felt like I was going to flip over the handlebars. Do you guys just get used to that, or do you only stand when you're on the hoods?
Anyways, it's great to have cycling back in the front of my mind, and I thought I would pop in and share my joy for my new girl.