Transplant Athlete
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
  Don't Laugh At My Mongoose

I bought my first mountain bike yesterday. I know real mountain bikers will laugh at my Mongoose, But I just wanted an entry level bike and I didn't want to spend a fortune on it. I spent a couple hundred bucks on my first road bike and when I got serious I spent a lot more on my next bike, I suspect the same thing will happen this time around. I took it for a test ride at Performance in Reston, I didn't even get the chance to ask how low he could go when he scurried off to ask his manager how low he could go. The bike lists for $899 and he asked for $600. I had $38 in Performance points and a $40 gift certificate dropping the price further. Still on my wishlist? Tandem - so I can ride with Q or RJ. Singlespeed - to see what all the fuss is about.

Speaking of Q, her boyfriend took her for a Mani-Pedi yesterday morning. I had thought she was a tomboy; but I learned she was a girl when I asked her if she wanted to go ice skating. Her response, "Dad, I just had my nails done..."

ABL eventually convinced her she wouldn't damage her nails ice skating, so we got to go. I skate well enough, but I've only ever had figure skates. The Ashburn Ice House rents Hockey skates, so I tried out a pair. MUCH FASTER! The absence of a toe pick took some getting used to though. I fell a couple of times - Hard. My knees still hurt today. The worst crash was to avoid a little girl who was skating backwards and not looking where she was going. Q fell a lot and so we called it quits early.


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I cannot help it.

I'm laughing.

why mongoose? why not craigslist,and get a used MTB super nice for like $200?

Well, whatever....hope you enjoy!
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