The LBS got in the wider bars for my bike and changed them out for me. I dropped the bike off at 1:30 and picked it up after work.
Although not an epic, I got out for 30 minutes on Saturday for more riding. Things felt alot better. I'm still cautious when I go to glance behind me but the bike didn't feel as foreign as it did.
I actually started enjoying it. The way you can pick up speed on the road is cool. I hit one hill, it really wasn't evan that big and I hit 40mph. I was freak'n. I kept staring at those skinny ass road tires think'n " don't blow out, don't blow out."
The guys at the LBS were showing me some "hard cased" tires. They're tougher than the regular tire and more puncture resistant. I think I'll pick some up. I used the excuse to the owner that I needed to save some more funds for them , but the truth was I wanted to make sure I could get used to the bike. I didn't wanna waste $60 more dollars if I didn't like the roadie thing and ended up not using the bike.
The trails around here are in shitty shape anyways so I didn't feel bad about not getting out.
You can tell everybody is getting antsy about riding but evan the rockier trails in the northern part of the state are supposed to be bad.
Its been one crappy winter.