The hardest part is getting started

(68 days until the 2011 WHPSC)

After thinking about this for years, I'm finally ready to start doing something. I figure a good place to start is with a wooden platform that I can actually attach parts to in order to figure out how I might fit. Next, I raided the swag box for some parts. Here's the platform with a mock floorboard.

I couldn't resist taking it for a test spin. I wore my helmet just in case I fell off the fixture.

I quickly identified a couple of problems. First, the cranks are too far forward and/or the 700c wheel is too big. Second, my heels hit the floorboard.