I am so close to riding my new bike, I am just aching to feel the speed of my new Specialized Amira, but there are still a fwe more things to do...the final touches. I was so excited to pick up my bike from the bike store and bring it home, and was hoping to get on a give it a quick ride, but encountered an unexpected problem that sort of ruined the moment. My bike came with pedals attached to it that I tried to take off only to realize I needed a pedal wrench (which I don't have). It was such an anticlimax to just leave it sitting against the wall all afternoon because of something as silly as not being able to get the pedals off!! I've arranged to borrow a pedal wrench tomorrow so then the fun can begin! I really hope that everything is ready to go by the time the first junior series race rolls around, which is coming up on June 26th in St. Malo. It is sort of hard to believe that I will be racing again in about 2 weeks, but I am feeling ready. We are heading into our last hard training block before the race and I plan to make the most of it. The race is like the light at the end of the tunnel which I will keep my eyes on over the next two weeks.