Since then, I've had only minor things go wrong: my front derailleur cable snapped, my rear cassette rattled loose after some rough hill climbing, and my gearing has been out of whack from the get-go. But thanks to Azmil any problems with the bike are easily reversed! He works harder than any bike mechanic I've ever met. And fast too. You go into the shop and within minutes you're back on your bike. So much for a nice rest!
One other fix wasn't so much a repair as it was an upgrade. I've swapped out my seat to one of those funky-looking Adamo ones. So far, I absolutely love it. No chaffing in the areas that require the utmost care! Last November, at 70.3 World's, I was in dire agony during the run because this very thing happened on the bike. I dread to imagine what things would be like in a full Ironman! Thank goodness I'm making the changes I need to now, because rumour has it, I'll be doing one sooner than anticipated!