Friday, July 10, 2009

She Has Arrived

There are things in life that you can throw a little money at yet the benefit of it is not all that clear. Not the case when it come to bikes!


Scott and I arrived back in town Wednesday night and I returned to work on Thursday. Let me just say that it took FOREVER for 3:30pm to arrive. Go Tri Sports hooked me up with an amazing price (negotiate people) and once I was fitted I headed home to test out my sweet new ride.

Orbea Onix Dama TDF

I must admit I was nervous about this ride. Everything about the bike is different from my last. Width of the handlebars. Placement of the gear shifters. Brakes. Size. You get the picture…everything. The bike felt like a glove that was molded just for me. Light, fast, with tons of comfort. I only realize now how jacked up my fit was now that I am on something that is correct.

We headed out and with each turn I began to feel more comfortable. The shifting of gears were smooth. Climbing was smoother than ever. Do you see where I am going with this? She is a SMOOTH ROCKET. I am in love! Best part.... she fits in the back seat of my 93 Honda Civic!!! No more having to trade cars with Scott. :))

So I am ready to roll again today... right now.... well after work... just hours from now.

Will catch up on all of your post... promise :)

Robin

P.S. In the absence of my bike last week I managed some amazing runs. Made me dream a bit of the trails. Getting lost in the miles is not that hard to do. Having more than one love is not a bad thing at all.

21 comments:

Lauren said...

What an amazing bike. You're going to burn up the road on that baby!

Marlene said...

She's so pretty! Enjoy the new ride!

Stephanie Gehrsitz said...

You already look speedy! Have tons of fun on the road.

D10 said...

Oh my, your bike is absolutely beautiful. Hope you guys have many fun rides together.

Loves Life in Colorado said...

Sweet ride! I bought a new womem's specific carbon Trek last year and it was the best purchase I've ever made. Fit like a glove and tons more comfortable on long rides. Enjoy your new bike!
Tara

Judi said...

smooth like butta!

Wes said...

she sure is pretty. Nothing better than a pure white steed. I can't wait to get a road bike, but first up is Dee Dee's tri bike ;-)

Runner Mom said...

You and "Bessie" look adorable! Hmm...not Bessie, well, let's call her Lancetta or Georginia!!! Can I ride her tomorrow???Kidding!!!

Love ya,
Susan

Grey Beard said...

Georgeous! Ahhh, sweet relief! You on a beautiful bike instead of that torture rack. Yes, it really was an atrocious fit, and this one looks just perfect - really. I think you found the right bike shop. Congratulations Robin. You look smashing!

teacherwoman said...

Nice ride! :)

Stuart said...

Saw the pic on FB she looks like one sweet ride! Does she have a name?

JD said...

Congrats Robin! Super sweet ride!

Kelly's runner said...

Robin,

Very cool looking bike!

Glad to hear you had some great runs while waiting for you bike.

Sounds like a pretty good week :)

Charles said...

Ran across yor blog while on my friend Shannon's Shannigans-View From The Back of the Pack. Sweet Bike! My friends wife just got an Orbea. I felt the same way when I got my Cervelo 2 years ago and still have that same feeling today! Get use to it, you're in for a great ride!

COTY said...

Beautiful !

ShirleyPerly said...

OMG, she is GORGEOUS!!

And that kit looks FAB on you too (and matches your bike well :-) Congrats on your newest member of the family.

Colleen said...

I love it!!! I have an Orbea tri bike and it's amazing! Hope she brings you lots of happy memories! :)

jen said...

:O My jaw just dropped. Look at her!! You are a match made in heaven, I'd say. Congrats! :)

MJ said...

Very nice!

EndorphinBuzz said...

The most important part is that you look good on your new bike ;)

RunBubbaRun said...

From ultrarunner to roadie, I think the transformation is complete. Sweet ride..Yes nice gear on those long miles makes alot of fun days ahead in the saddle.