And not a dog either (still allergic.)
A road bike.
Ladies and gents, please welcome Lexa to the Webb family. (Lexa S to be exact.)
I had been thinking about trading in my trusty hybrid and upgrading to a road bike for a while. I asked around for a reputable bike shop in town, and all signs pointed to Bikes and Moore in Hopkinsville.
I spent a couple hours there on Saturday discussing a possible trade in, testing out a few road bikes, and asking all my questions. The owner, Tim was one of the nicest and down to earth guys. Talk about knowledgeable. And so patient.
I left with a price quote including everything from the bike down to the water bottle holders. I left so excited to fill Billie in on everything!
Billie gave me his blessing, and I dreamed about the bike twice in 3 nights. Not kidding. Needless to say, I jumped on the first chance I could to go back! I got off work uncharacteristicly early today and sped home to load up my hybrid (to trade in.)
I opened the garage door, attached my bike rack to my trailer hitch, and loaded up my hybrid before walking into the house... To hear a women from our alarm system company saying, "ma'am, is everything ok? Are you ok?"
I ran to the alarm panel and disarmed it, quickly yelling, "yes ma'am! I'm ok!! I forgot to disarm before opening the garage door!" That was a first. But I'm so glad I went inside and disarmed before police were dispatched. That woulda been a whole 'nother blog post.
Back to the bike. I spent almost 3 hours at the shop. Got fitted for bike shoes and clipless pedals (don't be fooled by the name... They're the ones you "clip" into) learned to change a tire, and got my bike computer (cat eye brand) up and running.