My Bike: Bianchi Infinito CV
Years riding: 2
Kms per week: 150-200 kms
I had spinal surgery in 2017 and had put on so much weight. After the surgery I told my physio I was going to buy a bike - he fully supported me and knowing my competitive streak told me to buy a road bike. I bought a hybrid, rode it three times and purely by accident, over a dinner party the following week bought a second hand Malvern Star Oppy 5 road bike and was addicted. I joined Shannon Miraglia's classes in Kings Park and with her motivation and guidance entered in Bird in the Park Time Trials - and have attended other rides including long rides such as Tour De Gracetown, the 3 Dams to name a few.
One morning at training I had a serious case of bike envy and by that afternoon had purchased my 'Bruce' my beautiful Bianchi, complete with bells and whistles. Not sure how I was going to explain my purchase to my husband - decided to say I was test riding and basically Bruce never went home.
Cycling has changed my life - with Shannon, Brad Hall and Mark Hedges, how could this adventure not be fabulous!