This is my race report for the Ironman Lake Placid event with my friends and co-triathletes, Dave Phillips, Jay Stanley and Erik Van de Muelebroecke.
This is a story about loving a bike, loosing it and then getting a replacement that works okay, but just isn’t the same.
I finally selected a good cyclocross bike for my all-purpose needs by monitoring ebay for a couple days and reading reviews on possible bikes. My original plan was to purchase a used cyclocross bike with
fat tires and then buy a second wheelset with road tires. The fat tires would be for every day commuting in varying terrain. I could switch to the second wheelset for long rides.
In executing my master plan to sell my commuter and beater bikes and then buy a cyclocross bike, I have taken step one by cleaning up my Orbea Zonal and listing it on craigslist. The weird thing I find about bikes is, in buying a used one, the price always seems high. But in selling one, I added up all the crap I bought for it and I can’t believe I’m listing it for THAT low.