Monday, February 5, 2007

Welcome Special

I don’t know what it is about training that brings out the 10-year old in me. Could it be all the toys (esp. the pull buoy)? Maybe the sheer joy I get from completing a simple task like a great run. Actually, I think it’s the toys. This weekend I finally bought my bike. I knew I wanted it as soon as I took it for a spin at Toga bikes. However, running coach convinced me to try and find a better deal online or through ebay and I couldn’t. I really don’ know why I waited so long to buy it (cough-cost).

On Saturday while running coach was passed out on the couch (it’s not his fault he was super sick) I made the trek over to Toga. The place was packed with people waiting to be rung up so I just sat by my bike with a stupid grin on my face. I didn’t care that it was backed up and I would have to wait. I was just so happy to buy my bike. Mike (who was awesome) finally freed up and before he could put away the receipt from his last sale I basically jumped out and down pointing to my bike while screaming “I wanna buy it.” Mike helped me pick out a whole bunch of extras including some bike pants which I wore home (like when you were a kid and wore the shoes home from the shoe store). Riding the bike home was a little tricky as I was trying to hold all the new gear on wrist while navigating the New York City streets. Put the bike away in my building’s bike room. Running Coach came down and we both looked at it for a while. I love it. Can’t wait to ride it again. It’s name for now is “Special.” That's short for the Specialized Dolce Elite.


Sara said...

Congrats on the new bike! I actually got the same bike from Toga just before Christmas and I love it, it handles amazing and it's super fast! Gotta love those guys at Toga, they really know what they are doing. Good luck with your training.

Stacey said...

Thanks Sara. Good to know you have had such a positive experience with the bike. It's a solid bie for the money.

AL said...

Can't wait to see your new bike with purple grips and a purple seat.