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Thursday, December 16, 2010

I have a new baby...

Last Saturday, I became an owner of a bike. Notice that I did not say, PROUD. Why? Well, because spending that much money for something that is not a necessity FREAKED ME OUT! I felt like I was going to puke when he swiped my card. TriGuy thought that I would be excited, that I would be smiling, but instead I could not even take the bike out of the store.

Really? Yes, really! And then by Monday, I could not believe that I had bought a bike and left it at the store. A little CRAZY, right? Since then, I have become a proud parent. I am ECSTATIC to introduce you to my bike. I bought a Felt 11 ZW75 - whatever that all means. I think it is beautiful.

I feel like I birthed this bike for two reasons:

1. I have been dragging my feet researching, riding, and more researching, not to mention talking TriGuy's ear off about getting a bike.

2. It cost way too much for entertainment (just like having kids).

And like any proud parent, I think it is beautiful. I refuse to let my real children touch it. I haven't named him yet (yeah, I think it should be the masculine part of my Triathlon experience) but I am leaning towards real TOUGH names like: Mangus, Spike, Dirty Harry, Rambo, Rocky; but I like the name my father suggested: The Intimidator (a double entendre). I'll keep you posted as to the official naming ceremony.

And I went yesterday to get fitted, but I still do not have my shoes, so I did not get fitted because apparently, you need bike shoes for that - Who KNEW? Now I have to go and get shoes so I can get fitted and then I hope I can "ride" it. And by riding it, I don't mean outside in the snow. I mean with a trainer... at least I hope!

15 comments:

Ever Strong said...

congratulations on your "baby" boy :)
I like the name Spike! kinda has a ring to it..

Kirsten said...

Congrats Jen! I'm sure you will love it and it will be worth every penny!

April said...

congrats Jen!! She is beautiful!!!

Janet said...

crazy....its beautiful. Excited to see you ride it..

Heather said...

Isn't it awesome?

My kids have threatened within inches of their lives to even look at mine too!

I hope you enjoy it!

Terri said...

Woot woot! Love the baby! :) I have one, too - and I had sticker shock as well. but when you're under 5' tall, buying a bike off of Craigslist is nearly impossible. There aren't many hobbits around these parts, and if there are they evidently want to keep their bikes!

Caroline - Wanna Be Iron Mommy said...

Congrats! He's a beauty. I too feel that my bike (Pepe by the way) must be a boy. Anything that spends that much time in close contact with my lady parts has got to be male.
And I did in fact tell my actual children that I loved Pepe more than them, and that if they touched him, they were going to be disowned.

teacherwoman said...

Congrats! He is a beauty!

Caroline said...

very nice! I want one!!

Pam said...

Awwwwwwwwww, he's a handsome fella!

coach dion said...

can't wait to see pictures of you flying down the road, no wait rolling in the basment...

momof3 said...

SA-WEET! I'm also supposed to be looking at a bike this week (STUPID SNOW POSTPONED MY RIDE). Mine's a girl, already "trained" for Tri's, named, 'Trina. Hopefully Trina and & I have good chemistry, just like you & (insert male name here). Make sure its a short name, for blogging purposes.

Alex said...
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Alex said...

Wooooo! Very cool!

Wendy said...

Awesome!