I am in the market for a new bike. I am currently riding a 20 year old Specialized Allez that weighs 95 pounds and is a safety hazard. My birthday was over two months ago, and I was promised a new bike then, but I didn’t get around to shopping until today.
I have my sights set on this baby. The Trek Lexa SLX:
She’s a beauty.
It is obviously not a tri-bike. I didn't want one of those, at least not yet. If I want, I can get it souped-up tri-style with aero-bars, seat change, etc. when the half ironman gets closer. It is a women’s design, aluminum frame (I know –not top of the line carbon, but what can I say? My pimp didn’t pay me this month and I’m running low on funds). It’s a great bike and comes in at about $1,300 which is do-able. Actually, with the sale going on now, it will be $1,100 with free maintenance, fittings and tune ups.
Seriously, if you could see the bike I am riding now, you would agree that anything is going to feel like a Cadillac in comparison. It is the equivalent of going from this:
Then trying this:
BTW, that thrown above goes for $12,000. Best place to take a shit on earth.
What kind of bike (or toilet) do you have? Is it a keeper?
Good luck to the love of my life, KEN, who will run his first marathon tomorrow.
And, best possible vibes to my dear friend Julie is is participating in the 2011 USAT Duathlon National Championship in Tucson this morning. If she qualifies, she competes in Spain in September.