As it’s not actually snowing today, I took my new bike out for a quick spin in a local park. Idea was to get used to the gears, how it steers and the clipless pedals with my (new) Shimano cycling shoes. So ended up doing a 10km run reaching a max speed on the flat of 30km/h for a few seconds. (Apologies to those people who work in miles, but I work in kilometres). Pleased to find I didn’t fall off and that my legs didn’t hurt afterwards. Bike is a pleasure to ride, responsive without feeling like it’s going to throw me off at every bump.
I’ll need a bit more practice with the clipless pedals if I’m to avoid falling over when I stop and looking like a real prat – especially in traffic or when I have to stop suddenly because of a bus, dog, car driver who doesn't look etc.
So very pleased with equipment – now just need to get some real training in, 14th May is not that far away.