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I collected Hermes from Matt’s shop on Friday, and finally got a break from sleeting weather to take it out today for our first ride.

ImageThere’s a lot to get used to on it, since it’s got a completely different shape and specs than any town bike I’ve had before.

Today’s focus was learning how to clip in. I have yet to be tested under a true adrenaline blackout, but I’m getting used to it. The gears are equally tricky, and I’ve not got those under control.

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The first of much dirt to come.

Here’s some more pictures of Hermes’ basic frame. I’m still unconvinced by the pedals (they’re so slick on both sides unless I’m clipped in), but everything else feels like it’ll do just fine.

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My new lucky charm(ander).

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