Sunday, December 21, 2008

Early Christmas

Last weekend I couldn't wait for the snow to fall but after a week (a long week) of indoor training, I am ready to say goodbye to the white stuff. However, I don't think it is going anywhere anytime soon. We got another big dumping last night and it has just begun to come down pretty heavily again tonight, so the slushy runs and roller rides will continue. Good thing I have now progressed to riding with the remote in hand. 

I got myself a rather unexpected early Christmas present this week: A NEW BIKE! After last week's bike fit we determined that my current bike is too big for me. We were able to make some adjustments to come close to the position I will ride on the new bike, but we were still a little limited with the current frame. And, it turned out the new Gallium Pro wouldn't be available in my size until the New Year, so, I went in search of a smaller Argon frame and found "Big Blue" at a shop in Vic. I am a little sad to say goodbye to my previous Gallium as I only got to race it once, in Beijing (and as Adam so kindly pointed out, I didn't even get to race 40km on it..... thanks ;-)  But, it will always be special to me and I'll definitely be keeping it around. 
Anyway, Blue and I are a great fit and we look forward to getting to know each other quite well this winter. 

There has been lots of excitement outside of training... Adam IS HERE and we had our annual "Christmas at Wendy's" last night. It always seems to be a tradition to celebrate it a few days early as it's hard to coordinate plans for December 25, but I will never complain about two chances to open presents and eat yummy treats. 

Opening one of my many poodle gifts

Adam and I are off to Vancouver on Tuesday, so if I don't get the chance to post again before Christmas, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!

1 comment:

John said...

Thanks Lauren! And the very same to you!