Tri 4 chiropractic studen
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Irving, TX
Bikes: Hopefully a Giant FCR1 or a Trek 7.5FX
Bought a new bike, went on my first ride!
So after deciding on getting the LeMond Etape, I decided instead to go for the Reno. It was only $130 more expensive, it gave me 105 rear derailer instead of Sora and it gave me Sora 9 speed shifters instead of the 8 speed shifters on the Etape. Plus, it is supposed to be a lighter frame and the wheels are better and even have a 5 year warranty. I have to wait until it gets in about Friday, but in the mean time they let me ride the Etape I was thinking about purchasing. It was fun, but after riding for about 20+ mins my low back began to feel a little tight. I got off the bike for a bit and then rode another 15 minutes without any noticeable pain. My average MPH was about 13.5 and peak was 25.3. I had a good speed going one way, then realized I hit a stiff head wind on the way back. It was on a bike trail so I did not have to deal with cars or stop lights. All in all I rode 9 miles very easily. I felt like I could have done 20 besides that little deal with my back. I wonder why that happened...