hi everyone! first things first, i went self-hosted! i’d been playing with the idea for awhile, and i finally took the plunge. i think i re-directed everything, but let me know if you have issues 🙂
but, more importantly, i have a bike! i ordered store delivery via the performance website and thought it would take a week or so to get there, but within two days i got a call that the bike was ready for pick up!
so how did i get to the point of picking up the bike? as i mentioned, i thought i could just pick out a cute bike online and go to the store to find out my size. turns out what i thought was a road bike was actually a hybrid bike! the guy at performance let me sit on a few of the hybrids to get a feel for the fit (since i’m only used to cruisers) and then encouraged me, since i want to use this bike for fitness rather than commuting, to sit on an actual road bike. turns out that even though the handles intimidate me, the bike wasn’t all that scary.
the employee then suggested i go home to do a bit more research on road bikes to find something 1) in my price range 2) that has removable parts in case i want to upgrade down the road and 3) something that fits right. i researched so much on performance, as well as two different bike forums, and found a bike that fit all of those three pointers above. plus, it looked cute!
before i went ahead and ordered, i joined the performance buyer’s club to get points back to use on future purchases. the bike shipped free and was put together at the store for no extra charge. once i showed up at the store to pick it up, they had me sit on the bike and pedal a bit so they could adjust it to fit me. they also reminded me that if i didn’t like it or something felt off, i could come back for free adjustments at any point. all of this is to say i obviously recommend going to performance if you are looking for your own bike.
i am someone who names everything. in fact, my car, sheldon, was known by people in high school by his name; once my physics teacher even used him as an example in a question about velocity haha. so it was no question to me that this little beauty get a name. the bike model is a fuji finest, and as soon as a saw her in person, i thought fifi worked perfectly. i’m excited for all of the bonding fifi and i will be doing on the trainer and trails this year!
what type of bike do you have? do you name inanimate objects?