I have spent very little outdoor time with my tri bike. Seems crazy doesn't it? Between the weather and group rides that won't allow tri bikes or road bikes with aero bars, my time has been limited. This past week I changed that.
I went to one of the local parks a few days ago to get some ride time in without all the cars and traffic.
It was windy which made for some challenging moments as my bike and I were blown sideways a bit but it was nice to get out.
Today I summed up my courage and went for a ride on the open road. There were some good climbs and some great downhills. I spent most of my time in the aerobars with the exception of some of the downhill parts and some rough spots in the road. I am very glad that I have had aerobars on my road bike for the past 1.75 years as it has made the learning curve much smaller then it would have been otherwise. I didn't break any speed records today but being outdoors, time on the tri bike and exploring some new places to ride made for a very good day.