Looking at websites -eg Evans - is quite confusing as there are so many bikes, and if you don't have a clear idea to begin with, it's overwhelming. The Liverpool shop didn't have any Specialized in, although it was a name I had in mind from browsing ...
So what's the sprint tri plan? The ones I've found seem a bit too technical for my liking - swim drills and cadence rides - or the one I quite like says odd things like 21 minute swim 13 minute bike. My gut feeling is do a bit of everything over the week, with one longer, and get some mixed days in.
I tried a Fuji Finest, which I quite liked, but looking on the internet, it's quite low-spec (though I don't want to pay for a much better bike than I need!) and a Norca Valence, though I think this might be too small for me. It felt quite comfy and not strange when I initially sat on it, but felt a bit hunched up on the drops.
Local had a Trek 1.5 at a good price which seems to be a good buy, so I'll go and try it later in the week - it's a mens/unisex rather than the women's I tried today. Opinion seems to be I'm tall enough not to worry about a womens fit.
Did yo see the advert for the rugby which they dropped - the one where all these people are saying "England"? I might post the link if you haven't.
As a union rep who once made the head cry and go off with a nervous breakdown just by turning up in her office ... mind you, she was crackers to start with!
What a lovely day.
Woke up still a little rough, so it was shall I/shan't I. Made a bargain with myself after a cup of coffee if it was still before 9 I'd run - turned out to be half past, and no, I had no idea beforehand!
Went to Liverpool after church and rode a couple of road bikes. I had expected them to feel much stranger and harder to get used to. Still thinking...
Then when we got home the sun was shining and I was feeling fine, so went for a shortish run.
Well done Mathschick!
Hard going when it gets hotter than you'd bargained for, but rather nice for everyone else.