Yay! I finally got to ride my new bike this week and I love it! I went in for a bike fit on Wednesday (thanks so much Bill!) and did my first hard bike workout afterwards. The hills are definitely easier to go up and it is so great to have smooth shifting and a shiny clean new chain that doesn't make noises!! I'm trying to ride as much as possible before the race next weekend, so hopefully I will have practiced enough with all my new gear to be ready to use it on race day.