The thought of that hill getting the better of me just chewed on my mind until I had to go out and do something about it.
I made it up the hill. Hooray!
I’m not sure I could have kept climbing for another mile or so, though and that’s where I need to be for Wildflower. I also feel very uncertain on that bike. I rode the brakes going downhill. I think it’s a combination of the (lack of) weight and how narrow it is.
For now I’m a little happier. Not totally settled but a little happier.
Atta girl! Way to take that hill. You still have time to add another mile for Wildflower.
Yay!!! well you have some time before wildflower right? Rome wasn’t built in a day! You’ll get there.
Okay. I think your problem is two-fold.
First, I checked out what you sent me and I don’t think you are too far off. I still think you need to go to a fitter for more detailed information. Can you find someone you trust in your area?
Second. I think you need to get as much time in on your bike as possible. You need to get very familiar and comfortable with it. You two need to bond. This and only this will alleviate your fears, making you become confident in your bike skills. Time in the saddle. That’s what does it.
congrats on conquering the hill! great feeling, hmm? 🙂
mom, i agree with flatman, more time on your bike will help that squirrely feeling you might be feeling because of the size and weight of her. when i got my tribike, it was so light, i was nervous not only going down hill, but uphill as well, i thought i was going to break her in half. plus, the gearing was on the aerobar ends and that was strange! hang in there and good job getting up that hill.
also. thank you. i really appreciate your comment on my last post. it was thoughtful and insightful and i just wanted to thank you. (i couldn’t figure out how to email you back…)
Hey, just wanted to let you know I made it over 🙂
Congrats! The mind is a powerful thing, ain’t it?
The hill surrendered to the brave Amazon, now the world knows how strong are you! Have mercy.