Bought my new and first bike (Specialized Rockhopper) in over 15 years less than 2 weeks ago & had a few rides round the village for the first week,
Then 1 week after buying the bike I was out in a very hilly area, big downhills, flats, woods, etc 1.5 hours and I LOVED IT
Two days later I was out again (now a sunday morning) testing a track near where I live along the riverside, very untrod territory, some road work too again another 1.5 hours and I LOVED IT
The next night after work, I selected a good playlist on my ipod and off I went again down the river bank, the other side this time, it was awesome, unwalked, road work, downhill, fields, again I was out for 1.5 hours and yes… I LOVED IT
I had been watching ebay for the last few days looking at road bikes and right on my doorstep some guy was selling a 6 month old Daws Giro 200. So off I went in the afternoon and bought it. Gave it a service, fitted a pump etc and I did intend to go for a quick 30 min run. BUT I ended up riding about 13 miles to the other side of York to visit a friend. To then realise I had to ride back again, 11 miles back (quicker route) But I LOVED IT.
Thats Friday – Sunday – Monday – Tuesday I have been out and although there not big rides I have pushed pretty hard. My legs are very slightly tight today, but I will see how I feel tonight, I wouldn’t mind doing the riverbank ride as I LOVED IT !!
it’s the seating position I need to get used to now though, my neck and shoulders were feeling it a bit yesterday. Having said that I must of been on bike for 2 hours, long enough when I have never riden one before!
By the time I had got home last night I had bonded with the bike, I know it’s nothing special really but it is light and runs nice!