Created A Monster
Hiya! 21yo new cyclist here. I'm from the philly suburbs but am a born and raised gritty city girl. Last spring I was introduced to cycling by a friend of mine to commute to work, do some errands, and just enjoy some blood pumping that I've been missing since stopping tennis for lack of partner(i'm a 3.0/3.5 player, and yes I will confirm this years us open sucked).
Soon commuting turned into the best part of my work day, I started riding into the city and far counties near me and tackling all the MUP I could find. My end of summer goal was to do the Schuylkill Scenic Century which due to floods was cancelled. I subsequently went to go check out the section of route which became my home to see if they were being pansies, nope. I love me some mud pit crossing and tree vaulting( looking into cyclocross) but this was pretty bad, but FUN! The metal show I was riding to for a date was a nice finish and let me say, if any of you that think lycra is not totally *****in', I have a few black metal bands and couple dozen headbangers that will disagree and totally loved mud splattered black lycra.
So what are my goals now? Well, this weekend I will complete my first century, since the SSC cancelled, try mountain biking, and catch a roadie.
I've had the pleasure of doing sprint intervals with a few and have turned roadies into my rabbit of sorts, in a totally type A way. Imma get you, SOON
In the mean time, I will be upgrading my hybrid, Tachyon GT 3.0 2011 to a road bike( will consult here for some suggestions instead of salivating over the sexy pieces at the shop without having a clue) as I feel the slowness you guys talk about when trying to speed somewhere and joining a club, Sturdy Girl particularly.
Here's a pic of my bike at the top of the perkiomen trail before I made my way back home, I experienced my first bonk shortly after departing, in freak monsoon rain, no food left and in the middle of farm country since i took a bailout route since it was 98 humid and I wanted home.
Can we say live and learn? lol
Anyways, Thanks for your insights and hope to get to know everybody better. Rock on! lml
Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you've made a lot of progress since last spring.
Check out the Commuting forum, and you might want to post about your century ride in the Hybrid forum.
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Originally Posted by Xerum 525