Friday, September 11, 2009

Here she is................

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?!



Until later............

19 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Oh she is GORGEOUS!!! How lucky are you!!, you two were meant to be together!!!

Ellen, hmmmmm, sounds good, but can she dance? LOL....

Missy said...

She needs a boy name - I'm going to leave the house now so I can go ride John real hard..something like that. What a great deal for you!

Shannon said...

I'm with Missy~you need a male name. What about Oscar? Just don't pick Morisseey, I know someone else who rides their recumbent bike that!

I love it!

JenZen said...

What a beauty and what a great deal!!!

Glenn Jones said...
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Glenn Jones said...

Wait a minute! The used gear sale is late September around here!....

Nice bike!

Running, kind of. said...

WOW! Awesome bike and what a deal!!

And Missy...that is hilarious! I think she needs an intimidating name, like Warrior IV or Road Queen! Either way, she is your bike!

Amanda

RunningLaur said...

Hi, Ellen!! You're so pretty and fast!

Judi said...

congrats!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Pretty!!!

aron said...

I KNEW IT :) :) yayyy congrats on your new bike!! chris is loving his road bike... hope you love it too!

Looney said...

Anxiously awaiting your riding blog posts ...

Irene said...

Score! She is one beautiful ride!

Iris said...

Awesome!

Carlee said...

She is beautiful. I need a bike that's "too small" for the rest of the world!

René said...

Nice bike, and nice deal!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sweet ride!!! You'll love it :)

Stephanie Gehrsitz said...

That soft yellow looks super with the white.

Stuart said...

You buy a bike and then go on vacation...cruelty!

I am assuming Ellen Wheels..'ell on wheels!