I brought home my new baby yesterday....the 2008 Specialized Ruby Comp Compact. I wanted to name her "LANCE" but since she's already called Ruby, I didn't want to give her an identity crisis. She cost waaaaaay more than I wanted to spend, but man is she sweet. I literally called Tina nuts for spending what she did on her bike, and now I've gone and outdone her in the insanity department. Never let it be said that I'm not competitive. Hahahaha.
Here she is:
We did a quick 10 mile ride today, sick and all, just because I couldn't resist. Yep, I think we're gonna get along juuuuust fine. I got compact gearing instead of a triple ring on the advice of the bike shop and I like it so far. I'm mostly spinning in the middle gears, so I have room in each direction for uphills (ick) or downhills (yea!). I had them put a bike computer on her so I can keep track of how far, how fast (or slow in my case), etc. It could be bad.....now I can track cost/mile. So far, she's an expensive ride. ;-)