My new bike!
Here's the "professional" picture of her:Isn't she beautiful? I just love her! She is a Novara Carema Pro. I spied her in the REI warehouse last week. She had been returned by a customer that said she was "too small." Well, that customer's loss is my gain. REI could no longer sell her as new so she had to go into our "used gear" sale we have every other month. I picked her up for 55% off retail.
It is one of the two bikes I road tested a few weeks ago and the one that all the employees were recommending for me. I didn't want to pay the price for it, even with my employee discount. It all worked out well. At least now I don't have to ride my Schwinn mountain bike in my sprint triathlon on the 26th. I'm even more excited about it now.
I think I should call her Ellen. What do you think?
Did I mention I LOVE HER?!