Monday, May 2, 2011

Why going to the bike shop can be dangerous.

Before my race last weekend (race report pending) I had an issue with my aerobars. I went to the bike shop to see what could be done. The problem was solved with new bar extensions but I was able to walk around the store unsupervised.

Walking around led to rationalizing that I needed a new carbon road bike. I plan on riding a lot and wanted to mix up my Guru titanium bike with a carbon bike with a compact chain ring for more hill work. That rationalization led to buying a Specialized Roubaix that looks like this:


The crew at the shop needed to build the bike and I ordered a Quarq power meter for it too. All that came in and I just picked up the bike. I plan in riding it this weekend for Gran Fondo NY.

Sweet.

PS: When we left the bike shop after I ordered the bike my daughter asked if we could stop at the book store so she could get some books. I told her books are really expensive and we should go to the library instead. She looked at me oddly and said, "You just bought a bike. Compared to that bike, books are not really expensive. What would we spend on books, $20? How much did that bike cost?" I had no retort.

10 comments:

Michael said...

That's hilarious! Your daughter had you for sure. I hope you went and bought her a few books :) Nice new bike.....I hope for a new bike next summer!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Sweet! Little drool on the keyboard right now!!!

Your daughter nailed you dead to rights!

TRI714 said...

whoa baby !!! nice. You got punked by your daughter. :-)

Kate said...

I'm too busy being jealous over your new bike to properly appreciate your daughter getting you on that. :)

P said...

A new bike needs no justification!! Congrats on your new baby. :)

Anne said...

Smart girl :)

Carolina John said...

That daughter is too smart for her own good! Nice new ride Joe. Good choice.

Kovas said...

Yes but you can't ride your book up that hill.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Your daughter is too smart. She should stop reading.

:)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

NICE!!! Congrats on the new addition to the family

I just attended a Bike Camp Demo, if I had brought my CC, I would been maxed out in 2 seconds, talk about some nice bikes I got to sample

Kids and their logic