Last Wednesday I picked up a Kona Zing from Kevin at Cycle Works (he doesn't have a webpage, or else I'd link it here). Lisa said I should have it fitted before laying down the cash. Well, I had David the bike-fitting physiotherapist give me a fitting on Thursday, which all went well. Then I rode it back to Cycle Works, asked Kevin if he liked my new bike, and paid him for it. He seemed pained to give it to me at the price he was, but he knows about my Ride to Conquer Cancer. He's not given me a "tax deductible donation" per se, but he's done everything else. So I want to take this opportunity to thank Kevin and Kyle for their help outfitting me on my ride. They've helped with all my bikes, and all my cycling needs since I moved to North Bay. I should just call him my official bike shop.
After laying down my Visa card to Kevin, I took the Zing off for a long ride, down the Kate Pace Way to Callander, then out 94 to Corbeil and Trout Lake, then back to North Bay. Forty kilometers. My butt was numb, as well as my fingers and toes from time to time. Might need to tweek the bike fit. And put in more saddle time. But I figure that two hours for 40 km is acceptable two months ahead of a 200 km ride. Will try to get some action shots with the new bike posted soon.