We always look forward to going to the REI Used Gear Sale. I always find great deals and we have been trying to score a good deal on some road bikes so we can ride together as a family. The problem is that you have to get to REI at 4am in order to get first pick at the gear and I am not going to do that. I do the Black Friday thing once a year and that is way too much for me. This year REI did things differently and gave out colored wristbands and randomly determined which color shopped first. We got lucky this year with a pink wristband and shopped with the first group!
We were eyeing the merchandise as we were in line and made a plan to head over to the road bikes right away. We weren't willing to die for them but we knew we had a good chance and we got them! I didn't want to pay $1000+ for my bike because I am not a serious rider. I have tossed around the idea of a triathlon but without a bike I just left the thought in the back of my mind but now I just might revisit the idea.
I ended up buying a Novara Carema Pro which retails for $1100. Since it was used, I bought it for less than half the price and it is in great condition. The bike ended up being my size as well so I got lucky. My husband likes the fancier road bikes and he was also able to score a really nice one for half of the cost in his size. His is a much fancier bike than mine but he has been wanting one for a long time so his road bike was his Father's Day and birthday present for the year. He does not like to spend lots of money on himself but I convinced him that he deserved it and he is very happy with it. There was only one condition to buying his bike: his riding schedule can't interfere with my running schedule. Just Kidding :)
Do you own a bike? Have you ever done a triathlon or considered doing one? Do you run in Brooks shoes? If yes, tell me what you think of them?