My Baby :)

So... a little more on the bike. 

The deal on Craigs*ist fell through, as the did the *bay auction for the '06 models. But all was good with that because neither were the right size for me.  After I went to the shop to try a few on, I knew I needed a 51 in the Trek even a 50 in some of the others!  The only thing small about me is my bike size.  LOL

The excitement of the potential 'deal' got to both "Santa" and I and we started looking... really looking.  That's where the trouble starts.  LOL

I complied a spreadsheet of all the componenents of each of the bikes I was considering.  I was looking for a decent, step-up from entry level, tri bike without going to carbon.  Then I came across this closeout 2008 Trek Equinox 7 - WSD and as soon as I sat on it I knew it was right compared to the others I "tried on".  The PBM (personal bike mechanic aka "Husband") reviewed the features, and true to his engineering-self, highlighted the matrix's more desireable componenets, and for the buck, the bang from the Equinox was best.

I will preface the following with, I am not a gear head.  I leave that to my PBM and I just get on it and ride.  :)  The components are a "tri mix" of Shimano 105 and Dura-ace, which are a step up from my Specialized Allez Vita.  It also has the Profile Aerolite aerobars I had been looking at. And while I don't think my sexy red Rolf Vector Comp wheels entirely match the bike, I hope the Bontragers it's riding on will be comparable.  I realllly liked my old wheels. 

The bike is mainly Trek's Alpha Red Aluminum, with a few carbon pieces.  the ARA is just their premium aluminum. 

Anyway, I go back tonight to get fitted and bring my baby home.  I think I shall name her... but what?

Leave your suggestions and if I choose yours, I'll send you a free gift. :)


  1. I always thought a girl would name their bike after a guy. Maybe I'm just sexist.

  2. Well then, give me a suggestion! :)

  3. Silver Sable...she is a badass super hero from Marvel comics.

    BTW, I am in serious bike envy right now.

  4. OMG Tiffany... I love that name. Not because of the name, but because she's a bad-ass super-hero. So awesome. :)

  5. Donna, thanks for the email. There's always the Silver Surfer...another badass super hero from the comics.

    Silver Sable was nicely done though.

  6. Are you using your new Tri bike to ride in the MS150 this year?

  7. @Vicky J

    I'm skipping the MS150 this year.


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