Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A girl's gotta look spiffy if she's gonna bike across all of America.
So it's time to take away that gray!
My steel-gray Serotta had carried me 35,000 miles and she was looking a little worse for wear.
So my bike, Ripley, got a new paint job!
Now she's a sparkly white with springtime green trim.
Ready for the road.
Frank knew I hated to be away from her so he even came in on his day off to re-build her after her beauty treatment.
I rushed in to get her....
... and then I couldn't ride her!
She looked so pretty waiting there in the den with her spokes gleaming in the light.
How could I take her out on a miserable day?
I could just sit and admire her new colors while Phoenix bore the brunt of the weather, the dust, dirt and grime, etc...
And when I finally built up the courage to take her out this lovely Monday, we had a crisis!
Her cycling computer didn't work!
I cannot bike a centimeter without my Cat-eye!
So we rushed her to BGI where Troy worked diligently to restore her functions.
I think we wore out that Cat-eye.
35,000 miles was all it could handle.
So new Cat-eye and we were ready for the maiden voyage....
A beautiful bike to carry me across America!