My Trusty Stead I Scored on Craigslist

Monica Czerwinski - San Diego, CA

My Trusty Stead I Scored on Craigslist

My first bike and my current bike is a masi vincere. I spent about 2 weeks going to local shops and asking around to get to know as much information about how to pick a bike. I wanted to get one because my goal for the new year was to get into triathlon and get good. I was afraid I might hate competing in triathlon so I didn't want to go purchase a brand new bike-although I did test a bunch out and they were sweet!  I decided to start looking on Craigslist; I made a spreadsheet of each bike, market value, asking price, size, upgrades, color ( because that's important!), and ways to reach the seller. It took me about 30 emails,13 phone calls, and 2 visits to find my baby. On my trusty stead, I have completed 3 sprint triathlons, one of which I placed 3rd girl overall, and my first half iron man. Needless to say my fear of not loving triathlon is long gone; infact, I'm considering entering cycling races now because of how much I enjoy riding, and going fast! I love my road bike so much and am so glad I decided to purchase a used bike instead of a new to get into triathlon because now I have more knowledge about what I want in my next bike.

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