My trusty little mountain bike has been completely abandoned and left alone in my shed for the past three or four years. When beginning to plan my ride to the Dolomites I was intending to buy components on ebay, and create an uber cool, retro and cheap touring bike. When I started to look at other bikes, I suddenly felt like I was cheating on my little, old bike. I felt deceitful, naughty and mostly guilty. So, after having a brief look at a few other long distance cyclist's bikes, I have come to the decision that I can adapt 'Mary' to do the job. Mary is my bike, a Marin, Coast Trail. I think almost everything is still as it was when I bought from the shop about six years ago.
I have so many questions to ask and knowledge to gain.
So, I realise that I have a lot to learn and to research but it's all very exciting to me. I love getting my teeth into a new project.
I have just ordered a Brooks B66 saddle. I couldn't afford a new one but am getting a second hand one that has little use. Cant wait to see my bum-print!
Do I need to update my cycling wardrobe???
Tips on padded cycling shorts might also be useful!