I swear I didn't get up thinking about buying a bike. But, my son needed to do something physical for his health. And, he loves cycling. Just didn't have a bike. So, a couple weeks ago I let him borrow my Raleigh Cross bike, which I love btw. Apparently, he now loves it too. And, I've been wanting to get a nice Italian roadbike for my 70th birthday next June. I was thinking I'd buy a frame or build one over the winter. Then I stumbled upon this Colnago Cross bike and I had a gift certificate for Competitive Cyclist. And, my son's birthday is coming up in November. The wheels started turning. Buy this Colnago...give him the Raleigh...I don't really "need" another/different roadbike (I have a beautiful Masi and Guru steel) and I get my Italian bike, it's just a cross bike. And, I get to set my son on a path to good health and enjoyment. It's all good.
FWIW I got the black one.
I am really pumped.