That is one fine machine! Gives me BAS (bicycle acquisition syndrome)!! I am going to try to sell one of my nuts to Lance so I can get one of these!!!
Way back when I lusted for Pina Prince when aluminum was the latest miracle material. Then the magnesium Dogma. Never pulled the trigger on either. I am still lusting for a Colnago C64, but that would require life insurance proceeds from my beloved wife.Solid move.
I lusted after an F12 for a while. The only thing that kept me from buying was that I don’t ride a traditional bike much any more...so I stick with my S Works Tarmac.
That is awesome! Miles up, time down!! Who could ask for anything more!!! I did a thing 15 years ago where I did my age in both push ups and sit ups each day. After a year of doing that (and miles on the bicycle but nothing major, maybe 20/day 3 days a week) I was in the best shape I had been since high school! I also went vegan for that year and did not smoke or drink, so that certainly did not hurt the cause! Then I met my girlfriend (who I am still with), and I moved back into my slow and lazy adult ways ;~(( Need to return to that weight again (195 - currently 235)!!! This thread has certainly motivated me to consider a new bike next rather than another PRS ;~O Don't tell anyone! I have two Klein's, but neither has been ridden in over a decade, and it would be a lot easier to buy a new one than try to get either of these (one road, one hard MTB - Rascal with linear fade paint) squared away and road worthy! Thanks for the goose! We will see what flies!!!I accidentally rode my age 3 minutes faster today than I have done in recorded history. I say accidentally, because road closures forced me to make 3 U turns, so my expectations weren't high.
A bit of background. 8 years ago I came up with an age challenge for myself as a way of marking how my fitness level was doing in the second (expected) half of my life. I ride a distance matching my age some number of times a year. Distance gets further every year. So it was exciting for the time to go down.
Take that aging.
I have a Giant mountain bike that was less than $300 new. Steel frame. I don't even know how old it is... but close to 30 years. But as I've said many times, if I'm riding for exercise, a faster lighter more efficient bike would allow me to go faster and farther... but wouldn't give me any more exercise. Plus, I ride it on trails through the woods when we go camping, and the freaking thing is indestructible! I have replaced only one thing on the bike in 30 years. Brakes. Nothing else. I clean and lube it and keep riding it.Naah.
See post # 468.
I have a PS guitar and a PS (custom made) bike. Still I find myself well below hack level at playing and riding. But, I’m a happy hack. My Will directs that I be incinerated with all my bikes and guitars and then ceremoniously flushed down the toilet. Since we have septic, I’ll continue to reside on my land. At least until the next draining.Just like the Private Stock thread, this bike thread makes me feel like such a hack!