I bought something new. Do you know where I'm headed with this?
Friday, September 25, 2009
Last week I sold some stuff and put some money down on a new bike. I didn't want to say anything about it till I actually had it in my posesssion.
Welp, it's in my posession!
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I got myself a starter 'endurance road' bike. Drop down handlebars, skinny tires, and one of those tiny little seats. I picked it up last night, and it was so gloomy and overcast, I didn't know if I'd be able to ride on the first night of ownership.
But I did! And wow, that's all I can say. It flies, it shifts great, it accelerates, it's half as light as my first bike. I didn't take the time to put my odometer on. I just jammed the headlight on and hit the road. But I was FLYING down my local slow roads. It was awesome! I couldn't believe how effortless it was in some of the places where I normally struggle uphill, or have to stop and rest. In comparison, my old bike feels like a Sherman Tank.
It was such an amazing an smooth ride, I can't stop gushing. It was even more comfortable than I thought. That little saddle was pretty comfortable. It wasn't bumpy like I thought it would be. It will take a little bit to get used to hand placement and brake placement. But overall, it was very comfortable.
Here's the old bike. All upright and fat.
Here's the new one! Sexy!
I would have taken more pictures, but it was already dark when I got started. I probably won't even get to ride over the weekend with all the stuff to do. But it won't be long!
Have a good weekend!