Pictures being the operative word in the title....
Yesterday was bike fit day (if you haven't been playing along at home) and it was "put the new components on the wheel and bike" day too. However, the wheel that I have isn't compatable with the cassette that I bought. So.....again, for those keeping score, I've messed up. Luckily, there is a part that can be ordered to convert the freebub where the cassette goes so it'll be all good.
The bike fit.....wow. There were so many adjustments made to my bike, that I feel like I'm on a new bike all together. In fact, the guy that was doing the fit commented that he didn't know how I had completed a HIM on the bike and/or haven't had any injury associated with riding. I have pics from the before/after of the bike fit, but they have not been e-mailed yet. If I get them today, I'll add at the bottom.
I also got a new saddle on the ride too......so that should help with the "taint" pain and tenderness. The guy told me to keep the saddle in good condition and give it a few weeks....and if it didn't help out, to come back and they'd swap it out too!
I took my before pic for the JFord Abs challenge. I look a lot fatter in the picture, than what I see when I just look in the mirror. Something to keep me motivated, I guess.
So....lessons learned from me:
1) When you get a bike, pay the extra money and get a professional fit. It will help
2) When you upgrade your bike, bring your bike to a professional, tell said professional what you want and say "this is what I want to spend, this is my goal....aaaaannnndddddd GO"
Those tips are free of charge.....