Above: Bike Diva circa 2006 at the Cocoa Beach Century Ride on a Cannondale road bike.
How long have you been a cyclist? I've been riding since around 2006. I started out as a mountain biker, but when hurricanes destroyed my favorite mtn bike trail, I purchased my first road bike. It was an aluminum frame by Cannondale. It was pretty slick compared to the mountain bike.
Since then I've owned a variety of bikes including a good old Hawaiian theme beach cruiser which I ended up giving to one of my neighbors. I think I had 3 or 4 bikes at the time, she was looking for a cheap/free bike to use around the neighborhood so she could keep up with her daughter as she bombed around the neighborhood on her in-line skates.
Time to Trade in the Bike
Above: Bike Diva's current road ride, a carbon frame Trek Madone 6.5
I eventually got rid of the mountain bike, my off-road skills kind of suck, and ended up trading in the aluminum frame for a full carbon roadie. Then I got into racing duathlons and triathlons and added a slick and fast Cervelo triathlon bike with aero bars to my cycling family.
But things have come full circle. I don't really race anymore so last year I traded in the tri bike for a couple of KHS mountain bikes. One for me and one for my bf so we could ride the unpaved trails around his house in Loxahatchee. He's right by the 60,000 acre JW Corbett Wildlife Preserve, so lots of unpaved trails to ride.
What's Your Ride?
Above: Bike Diva's mountain bike - KHS 600 with 650cc wheels.
Here are the bikes I currently own:
- Trek Madone 6.5 - full carbon road bike
- Felt Breed - single speed cyclocross bike
- KHS 600 - hard tail mountain bike
How many bikes do you own? Drop the Bike Diva a line and let me know what kind and type of bicycles are in your garage/shed.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva