Two months (to the day) and 452 miles since buying my rather
'earthy'/unattractive/split-pea matt-green touring/treckin'/wannabe cyclo-cycle.......
and after stumbling onto "The Rules" yesterday, I'm starting to get it.
I took the rack and soft luggage off the back of the bike last night, replaced the really strange chamo' handlebar tape with black, raised the seat a 1/4 inch this morning followed by yet another 1/4 inch for tomorow's ride, gonna put the pedal cages in place, actually looked at inexpensive entry level Cycle Jerseys a couple hours ago, and started wearing my sunglasses OVER the helmet straps.
Now (according to The Rules), all I need is a '63 Ford Falcon atop which to transport my bike.