it’s a curse, I tell you

May 20, 2006

Today we got up, had a nice ride over to Wallace Wade stadium for the dog walk for the durham aps. Very pleasant on the way over and we got to see the looks of derision from the people trying, painfully, to find parking while we coasted over to the fence and locked up our bikes. This was good and happy. We spent 4 hours at the spokesdog booth taking pictures and playing with the dogs. Also good.

Then home and in the car (ugh) to frank’s cyclery in raleigh. Frank’s store was pretty nice but alas the bike I wanted to try out wasn’t finished being built yet so no joy for me. The point of this trip was to try out a bianchi san jose for me to see if I wanted to make a san jos8 out of one. So, never diminished Eunice finds a paper with some other bike shops in the area in it. Since we’re down here we might as well check them out. We end up heading over to the spin cycle to check out the breezers they have. Not so much for me but because Eunice wanted to see them and try them out. Off we go to the world of Cary.

The spin cycle is a good looking shop, lots of bikes, a ton of people in there, too. Nothing I was excited about overly much but the breezers are a damned good looking and COMPLETE utility bike. So we find a couple for Eunice to try out. She loved them, LOVED them. Smoother than her fuji and the internal geared hub was divinely smooth and easy to shift compared to her current configuration. I even gave one a whirl and I must admit the bigger tires really do smooth out the ride. Quiet and very schnazzy looking.

So, of course, she’s hooked at this point. Loves the bike but not quite sure if the diamond frame is right for her. So we’ll be calling them back about getting a U-frame in the uptown 8 for her to try out. If it looks good and feels good then I think she’ll be getting it to replace her fuji.

So this is what the curse is. Routinely we would go out to find stuff for me and we would abjectly fail to do so but she would fine something PERFECT for her. I give you the example of shoes, shorts, cameras and now, bicycles.



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