I'm coming out of the lycra clad closet. Those of you that have already ridden with with me could probably already tell by looking, although you may not have noticed. I have been ridiculed for it. I have seen disapproving looks. I have seen shakes of the head. I have seen knowing and whistful smiles!
I must admit was surprised that it was looked down upon in some areas of the cycling siblinghood, but there again I have been on the fringes of this culture for some time. It was only when having to do training for some serious kms, that it became apparent that I was different. Like I would never really be totally accepted as an equal.
I could have allowed myself to feel inferior. I could have hung up the XXL's and the Challenge tops. I could have looked at the Adelaide Hills and say 'never again.' But I will not. I want to experience the joy of getting to the top, my way! With my generous physique, a bit of help is required. So this is why I am proud to say...
...I Ride a Triple Chain Ring!