Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mmmm...Bike P0rn

Today, Rebecca and I went to the Bonzai Triathlon Roadshow. The Triathlon Road Show brings in all the big vendors and they show off all their "toys". Lots of bike porn to be seen. Unfortunately, I was too busy focusing on things discussed below to take any pictures. We got to see the oh so pretty pro Cervelo frames and the new Zoot running shoes, just to name a few. It was really nice to float around and see all the cool new gear.

Last year, we went there and picked up some much needed tri clothing and some solid shwag from the various vendors. This year, we kicked it up a notch. I was there shopping for bikes. I've test rode a few bikes so far, so today was to be my final test before deciding on the big purchase. I test rode a Trek Madone 4.5 and 5.1 previously. Today, I test rode 3 bikes: Orbea Onix, Felt Z35, and Kuota Kharma. It feels like the bachelor. I walk into this room with all these beautiful bikes, all staring at me saying "Pick me, pick me!". Well, there's only room in my heart for one of ya. You're probably wondering which one I got...I'll save that for another post (group sigh) once I take some pictures of my new sweet ride sitting in my living room for the full effect.

To top off the day, Rebecca made her next step into becoming a serious tri-geek...she went wetsuit shopping. After trying on one wetsuit (and prancing around the store in it), she knew she had to get it. So now that she has a wetsuit, she's ready to step the triathlon training up this year. But I'll let her do the explaining of what that entails.

Lastly, we finally became TriCats. Can't wait till the weather gets a bit warmer so we can get going on lots of group rides.

PS - I'm sorry this post was misleading with the heading...I hope I didn't cause anyone too much "excitement" - So look out for a future post with more details on the bike. I know I'm a tease.

1 comment:

Rainmaker said...

Doh! I got a postcard or something about that and completely forgot about it. And I wanted to check out some new bikes too. And shwag is even better!

Good to hear you succedded in supporting the LBS ;)

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