The Return of the Coppi
Jesse had come to visit me in England and we wanted to do something epic. So we bought some road bikes for a day and adventures ensured.
Needless to say, when I returned, I bought a vintage Coppi which is an Italian bike with a European brake system. Love at first sight. I was hooked.
This past week, I finally invested in something that will be a game changer for my cycling.
Cycling shoes and clip on pedals for my bike.
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw I posted this yesterday:
One of the employees set me up to check the alignment of my pedals and shoes and double checked that I was cycling with proper form and not incorrectly putting pressure on my soft tissue.
I have taken this bike to many places and I know it is a treasure. Most of them cast it aside because it is vintage, but the salesman asked me where I found a Coppi. I told him and he said that if it was the correct size, he would be offering to buy it. This bike is a gem and I am so excited to spend another season bombing around the back country roads in Perth County!
At my office, we are doing challenges for Earth Day and writing a blog post on them for our website. I have chosen the challenge of biking to work from home which is about 40 km one way. I will be sure to let you know how that one goes!
Speaking of which, this is my latest piece on my Green Athlete column for the Journal. Feel free to weigh in!
Have any of you bikers taken your bikes for a tune up now that the weather is (finally) nice?