Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A New Steed in the Stable

I hear that people call their bicycles "steeds." I suppose that must come from a time long past when we rode horses to get places. And, along with that cyclists call their "steed" storage the Stable. So, in that vein of thought ... I have a new Steed in the Stable! A new baby, so-to-speak.

She, yes she, is a Specialized Dolce: Silver and Grey, Designed for Women (D4W), especially those who are vertically challenged such as myself. I like her! She rides really well, and she doesn't toss her head and attempt to throw me off. Yippee! And, while I haven't come up with a good name yet, maybe "Century", she joins a stable-full of trusty mounts: Mike's 1997 Schwinn Moab; my faitful 2000 Gary Fischer Tassajara; Colin's 2005 Giant mountain bike and his Cannondale R300 that took him to the finish line in the Red Hills Triathlon. Aidan also keeps his Schwinn in that stable and it is looking its age: rode hard and put up wet.

1 comment:

cakeburnette said...

too cool! Did I mention before how proud I am of you and how much you inspired me? My New Year's resolution this year was to get in shape and I've been taking an aerobics/sculpting class at work 3 days a week. I recently added a home abs workout for the days I don't have class and this week I started...JOGGING! The beautiful weather has our principal (the aerobics teacher) wanting to do outside stuff, so we walked last week and this week added some jogging to our power-walking. I can't believe how much I like it! There's even been some talk about us trying to train for some sort of race together! Probably a 1K, but hey, you gotta start somewhere, right? Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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