I've been a social rider for a few years (by social, I mean riding maybe once a month during the summer), owning nothing more than my $250 mountain bike (purchased from a chain retail store about 5 years ago). In August of 2014, I decided to participate in the Tuxedo Brother's Go Girl Triathlon at Eagle Creek Park. I did it with my mountain bike, and I was as slow as slow could be, yet I was hooked!
In September I decided to participate in the Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon in Peru, Indiana. The day before the Tri, I bought a brand new Trek Domane from Bicycle Garage Indy. The ride was so much smoother and faster than that old mountain bike.
Two weeks before this year's Hilly Hundred Weekend, a friend asked me to ride it with her. Having ridden no more than 20 miles at one time – EVER – I turned her down. A week later, she asked again. This time I said, "Yes." I figured, what's the worst that could happen? Answer: DNF, right?!?! And what's the most that can happen? I finish and have the time of my life. Well, guess what? I did the Hilly Hundred and had the time of my life. Having ridden no more than 20 miles in one day before, this was a true challenge, but one I am so thankful for experiencing and so thankful to my friend for asking a second time. Crossing that finish line on Sunday afternoon is something I will always remember.
It was a truly awesome weekend, and we are already making plans for next year's Hilly!
Name: Beth Parker
Bicycle: Trek Domane
Beth, great too hear about how much fun you are having with your new Domane Thanks from everyone at Bicycle Garage Indy for sharing Your Bicycle picture and story.
– Jay S. Hardcastle, Marketing Manager for Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness