Betsy is the name I have given to my ’02 Cannondale R700 USA Edition with the red, white and blue American Flag paint job. Betsy was outfitted with Shimano 105 9-speed double components. She was a faithful steed, never failing me over five years of riding the Texas hill country roads. Early last year I added to my stable a Motobecane Century Team, a carbon fiber frame with Dura Ace 10-speed triple components. The smooth ride and the additional low gears made the Moto the bike of choice for most rides. Not content to Betsy go quietly into the night, I decided to mend her worn fabric with all new Ultegra 10-speed triple components. I finished the upgrade this weekend and Betsy flies again. It is good to have the old girl back again, and it is good to have two road bikes ready to go whenever the spirit moves.