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.
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.