My accident meant I had to buy a new helmet and since you cant buy the Met Stradivarius anymore, I have had to replace mine with a Met Inferno, now one little fact that you may or may not be aware of is that some helmet companies offer a special on crashed helmets that are under a certain age. My new helmet will be half price as my old helmet was only two years old and is wrecked, I could put pics of the old helmet on here but it still has blood on it. So KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS. But best of all the cheapest option is "DONT CRASH!!"
I bought new shoes (DMT Flash) on special (also about half price), about 8 months ago and have now decided to break them out and look the part!!! I finally got around to putting cleats on them WOO HOO...Then there is the bike which I have also had for about four months and this weekend will be its first Time Trial outing on Day Two and just for Fun, I copied a certain rider who made his comeback tour in January which inspired me to make my own "Tour comeback" commemorative bidon too.....except I think mine would be pink!.
I took the Scott out for 20kms yesterday and I came to the conclusion that it is a lot quicker than I am ready for yet....seriously I took off into a slight head breeze doing 34kph (20mph) although riding back at 40kph-24mph I couldn't maintain it for long periods........so the gear is one thing, but underneath it all the training is the base that pins it all together..so I will be there "All the gear and no-idea!!!".....lol...My aims for the tour are to have fun and get back into racing.
and I will be using the "Lance - original bidon - inspiration on the Time Trial and it matches the mighty Scott!"