What is it with triathletes isn't cycling hard enough.
It's not proper cycling though is it! Just like it's not proper distance swimming or running either which is what makes it so much fun - the half marathon was the dullest, most horrific thing I've ever done; that amount of running for that amount of time was easily the worst thing I've ever done in my life (as far as sport is concerned anyway!).
I've only ever done one triathlon before (and that was after only two practice swims and one practice ride coupled with the training I did for the half that was six months prior to the triathlon) and I loved every second of it (admittedly it was only a sprint tri so half Olympic distance). We had a kid last year so I dropped all training for a while so this time I'm going to give it a proper go. Swimming's always been something I've enjoyed and been lucky enough to be alright at so that doesn't worry me; the cycling is the best bit for me (in terms of enjoyment) and then comes the hell of the run which I hate
. I'm hiring a proper road bike to do it on (did it on a mountain bike last time which was, um, different - 20KM in 50 mins was alright though I guess) and I'm going to put in some real run training in and some time in our local lido as it's 54 meters wide and they let you wear a wetsuit which is great training.
Anyway, sorry to bang on about it in a cyclists thread (I'd recommend trying it to anyone though!) - one thing I would add is that I am sure I've played bass guitars with bigger tuning pegs than those 'pedals' Pheeny! I assume you chose the red versions, right?!