Holy crap, y’all.
(Umm…anybody noticed that many of my posts are starting that way lately?)
New bike. Arrived on Saturday and picked it up that same afternoon. Have barely gotten off of it since.
I love it. It is amazing and happiness and sweetness and light.
Need further proof? Check out this ridiculously goofy grin:
Oh yeah. That’s all bike, baby.
The Raleigh Calispel i8 is all I ever wanted, and more.
I love that she came to me loaded up with all the goodies – a chain guard that came with, and fenders and a rack added by the experts at Big Shark (with much less time and bloodshed than if I’d attempted the same tasks). And I got rid of the padded Granny-saddle, in favor of a more narrow Serfas saddle – by switching out the Raleigh saddle when I bought the bike, I was able to get the Serfas for only $15.
(Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal hub)
How YOU doin’?
Hey there, Gorgeous!
You can’t see it there, but I’m doing a happydance.
And now I make a happysillyface.
But no bike is complete without a name! Inspiration struck me while on her inaugural ride – no poll necessary this time!
My lovelies, I want you to meet my lovely:
(Get it? Holly the Raleigh?)
We’ll be very happy together, I can tell.