I recently bought a fancy racing bike using the "bike to work scheme" introduced in the last budget at the behest of the Green Party. Unfortunately I was unable to start using it straight away because I fractured three ribs in a fall from my bike during the time between when I ordered the bike and when it actually was delivered. I think I have now fully recovered from my injuries and so I brought the bike out for a spin around the Phoenix park.
It was much easier to get speed up on this bike than on the usual bike I use for commuting to and from work even though I was very cautious while cycling in case I would fall off for a second time. I think I will find it quite easy to accustomed to the new bike and will probably use it for the Rotary fund raising cycle in Galway next weekend.