Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Patiently Waiting

I'm getting excited for the arrival and build of my new Trek Domane. (Pronounced doh-MAH-nee or doh-ma-NAY, depending on who you ask.) The frame and components were ordered last week, with Fit Werx 2 building the bike to the specifications from my fitting. I can't wait!

I can't help but think back to 2004 -- and a ride through Essex -- when (then) 16-year-old hotshot Jesse K. teased me by calling the Bianchi I was riding, "vintage".  Oh, that hurt! (I soon after upgraded to the Specialized Allez I've been riding since. Wow, nine years ago?!)

I'll make modifications to the Allez, which since Will's growth spurt, (he now stands eye-to-eye with me), fits him better than it does me. Or, I could hold off making the mods so he can ride the Allez this year, and we'll put the Trek Lexa on a trainer. Either way, I'll soon have three road bikes in the house -- literally in the house -- and Ashley Hill, the N+1 theory, and the benefits of owning multiple bikes suddenly comes to mind.