Marion’s Big Day

Marion got herself a used Specialized Ruby carbon-fibre bike with Shimano 105 components and she is over the moon. We had it tuned up and fitted and it’s like new.

Well that’s after a couple obligatory falls as she got used to being clipped into the pedals but within a few minutes she got the hang of it  I’m pretty sure everyone who starts riding clipped in goes through this and I was no exception except I managed to do it in the middle of a busy intersection.

We went out in front of the house and practiced clipping in and out. Once we got that we biked over to the highschool parking lot where we practice going up and down the gears controlled by the right hand.

inside of half an hour Marion was shifting like a pro.  We’re going to get a couple more short rides in this weekend before she attends Petrina’s ( of the’s class Monday night here in Oakville.

No photos allowed yet 🙂



Author: Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing and yoga. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

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