She's been riding this:
So last night, she asked me to get her old steel Rockhopper down. OK. I pumped up the tires and we rode around the block. She was AMAZED at how "light" it was compared to her Trek 200. She was able to verbalize what she liked and didn't and compare it to her 200. Then, I offered for her to ride my Lynskey. She was hesitant, but took me up on it. I lowered the seat and off we went. She loved every part of the Lynskey other than the drop style bars. She wants flat bars...for now. She acknowledges that she wants a "transitional" bike to get her to a full road bike. One to build up her confidence. So, it looks like we'll be selling her 200 soon and I'm on the hunt for a FX, Rapid, etc. Looking for a full road bike, with flat bars. I'm bummed because there was a really nice FX 7.5 with disc brakes on CL here a few days ago. $300. Sold in a couple hours. UGH! That would have been perfect. Oh well, there will be others. I just love that she's wanting to advance, and it's all her idea.
Oh, she also wants to do our first tri next spring! LOVING THIS!!! She's down 30 lbs since April 15 and she's feeling great, which is fueling her desire to bump it up a notch! Did I mention I'm loving this?!