Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm ready to ride! New stuff yay!

Soooo....I said goodbye to Penny after a spill that scared the beegeezus out of me. She was too fast and I am too clumsy and inexperienced to handle a bike that fancy. I was fortunate enough that the LBS (local bike shop) where I got Penny took her back even though this was outside of their policy. I HIGHLY recommend checking out Two Wheels One Planet in Lake Forest. Jeff was really nice and spent a lot of time fitting me for the right bike.

I now introduce Clementine, in technical terms she's a Trek 7.5 fx WSD. She is halfway between a true hybrid and a roadbike in weight so thankfully a tad slower and heavier but the carbon fork makes for a smooth ride. She has the flat handlebars that give me the security I've been wanting. I love her already!


I also ordered a bike pannier so I can ride to the grocery store every now and then and pick up a few things without having to use my car. Team Green!


So that I don't hit runners and people know when I'm coming from behind, I got a turtle squeaky horn.


And since it will get cold shortly, I got cycling leg warmers.


I'm ready to ride!

Oh PS Mom don't worry, I got a helmet and also my gloves like you said so my hands don't freckle from the sun!

18 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

You have expensive hobbies!

ssinca said...

oh my, you are going to look...sexy. :/

kccat said...

Sorry to hear about your first bike but glad to hear you got another one to replace. I love the baskets for the back and the turtle horn!!! Good luck with the new bike.

Winnie said...

I have no idea what all those stats mean, but I love the turtle horn!

amber said...

ah, poor penelope :(

dude, those legwarmers are so, um, chic ;)

Sarah said...

O! M! G! The leg warmers. I'm dying. I've never seen such things.

sherthebear said...

Sorry that Penny didn't work out for you. I am sure that Clementine will be so much better!! I like the stability of the flat handle bars as well. Yay for team green and the turtle horn. I need one of those for my bike commute to work!

Ann Marie said...

Yay for Team Green! And the turtle horn too. :)

Cycling legwarmers?! Who comes up with this stuff?

Laura said...

Caleb and Sophie would fit nicely in the basket!

NorCalMrs said...

I'm trying to determine if you are actually serious about the gear you bought.... ::scratching head::

Love the leg warmers. You'll have to ride by yourself if you wear those though. :P

wan-nabe said...

bwahahahahaha! you're so funny, D!

[pause]

oh, crap. you weren't kidding with the gear, were you?

10yearstogether said...

Omg I can't believe some of you think I am joking with the gear. I'm 100% serious. *running away crying*

Ashley said...

Aww, new Edward 2.0 looks nice! Those legwarmers look... snug.

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Pls allow me to take a picture of you with the turtle and baskets on, fully decked out in your leg warmers and helmet. TYVM.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Aw, I am sorry about Penny, but Clementine sounds great!

Hooray for Team Green!

R said...

You don't ever do anything half way. Love it. :)

Aline said...

Turtle squeaky horn makes my day!

Kimberly said...

RIP Penny!