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i got a new bike!


I feel like a kid on Christmas morning 🙂

My sweet new wheels – an Argon 18 E-118 – arrived Tuesday, and after picking it up at UPS, I made Nick immediately put it together so I could hop on for a quick spin. He made a few adjustments, so it fits all right for now, but it definitely needs to be fit properly prior to any serious riding.

my argon

My first real (trainer) spin was Thursday morning, and wowza, what an adjustment from my Trek Madone. After a 15-minute warm-up, I did 5 x 1:00 high cadence spin-ups with one minute easy in between each. I swapped the rest of the 60-minute spin (one-legged drills) to ride on and off in aero, which isn’t exactly the most comfortable.

Different muscle recruitment = tired legs.

Crunched in aero = high heart rate.

I’ve got some work to do, but cycling is my favorite of swimbikerun, so I’m looking forward to lots of time in the saddle.


I can’t remember when I started following Hailey on twitter (likely from a SOAS Racing tweet), but when she posted her Argon for sale, I knew I had to have it.

So, a huge THANK YOU to #teamSOAS teammate + all around fab lady, Hailey, and her hubs Mark. They packed up the bike – my new bike! – with care and shipped it last week while in the midst of packing for Ironman Los Cabos when they had a zillion other things to do. It arrived in perfect shape (seriously, it looks brand new… not a single scratch) and is exactly the bike I imagined training on for my first 140.6.

SERIOUS #bikelove!

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sharlene Klegstad #


    March 22, 2013
  2. What a beautiful bike!! So, so excited for you. Is Ironman Canada starting to feel even more real to you now!?

    March 22, 2013
  3. Nice set up! Now, when are you getting the disc wheel??

    March 22, 2013
  4. Awesome!!! 🙂 Congrats. I know how excited you have been for this. So…what color is your kickstand? 🙂

    March 22, 2013
  5. That is one gorgeous bike!!!
    I was just saying today how I can’t wait to get my bike out for a spin!

    March 22, 2013
  6. Candice #

    Erin, the new bike looks awesome! love the lime green and the big grin 🙂

    I am ready for a new pair of kicks and I get equally as giddy!

    March 24, 2013
  7. Congrats on the new addition to your family — she’s gorgeous!

    March 26, 2013
  8. Yay!! Hope you get dialed in and love it. My teammate got a tt bike and it has taken her a little bit to get used to the position. It’s beautiful!

    March 29, 2013

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