I just purchsed another dream bike...Trek Madone 6.2 ...I had purchased another dream bike a few years back....Kestrel 500SCI with carbon tri spoke wheels (the bike on my sparkpage)...I am lucky because I have the dream summer job....leading bicycle tours across the USA...and I get to deduct all bike gear from my income taxes so I have a way of justifying it. Otherwise I have all the gear I need but I am sure I will find something else I want. I just ordered a set of red carbon fiber water bottle cages from ebay, they go with my new bike. I spend way too much money on bike stuff!
Nice choices Fuzzmartin. Are you into time trialing? I think that I would rather time trial than road race. I am not very aggressive but I am competitive especially with myself. The road bike looks sweet perfect for those tours where they (or sometimes "we") carry your luggage.
Toothful, yes touring by bicycle is awesome. So different from driving. You really get to see things and meet people. You get all the smells and feels too. Sometimes that is not so much fun but it always makes for great memories! I remember all the bad really bad days but not many of the days where things just rolled along. Lot's of fun even when it isn't. (I know that makes little sense).
DDorn, first let me say the I hope that your wife is recuperating comfortably, we are all pulling for her.
From your wish list it looks like you are planning on doing som self-supported touring. Great fun as well. Nothing like knowing you did it all on your own though I must confess that I can only handle up to a week of that. After that I want to b pampered...hot showers....soft bed....meals cooked...not having to pitch my tent...not having to lug my gear. I see you are from NY. I am too. Originally from NYC but I moved up to Buffalo about a year and a half ago. Some great multiday tours in NYS some supported som not so much.
Edited by: KESTREL500 at: 1/14/2011 (01:16)
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