It was 26 F. this morning when I got up out of bed. We had to wait till 10:00 before it got above 30F. Other than that it was a sunny day in Northern Michigan and time for a little ride from Petoskey to Harbor Springs. As mentioned in another post, my wife rode my Bianchi and decided she would like a road bike. We went to the bike shop in Petoskey and rented a Giant OCR for her to try for the afternoon. It's just about 16 Km. to Harbor Springs and when we got there, Elisabeth had enough of the Giant. She liked my bike. So, even though it was too big for her, I dropped the seat down and she rode that back to the bike shop while I rode the small Giant OCR. She really liked the Campy Mirage components on the bike. She just couldn't cotton up to the brakes and shifters on the Giant. I, on the other hand, didn't have any trouble with the components, but something about riding with my knees passing my waist didn't sit well with me. I knew I was in trouble. I was about to loose my bike. What's a guy to do?
Buy the wife a bike - that's what!!
The bike shop had another Eros, the same year, but, a size smaller. Mine's a 57cm and Elisabeth's is a 55cm. There's another one on the net for sale right now that's more her size, but she wanted this one. Our dog approved also.
On a cold day in Northern Michigan we went on a nice 32Km ride in the bright sunshine and came back with a bright smile on Elisabeth. I started riding 3 months ago, and now we've got a stable of bikes.
The only problem is she'll start out riding me now. What's a guy to do?