This bike is going to get me above 2,000 miles this year. Maybe. I think.

So far I’ve got 134 miles just this year. It’s barely been up to 60F most days yet, and as the spring and summer get into full swing I imagine a lot of my time will be spent riding this thing.

Pros of a brand new bike:

  • It’s exciting to ride - newness!
  • It’s got the best gearing I’ve ever had on a road bike (50/34 combined with 11-34 cassette).
  • It’s shiny and new.

Cons of riding a new bike:

  • Well…it was expensive.
  • That’s about it.

Probably the best purchase I’ve made in a while in terms of smiles per dollar.