Well, just as I caught the new bike fever, I have run over a pothole in the road of life. My car, a 2000 Toyota Avalon, has suddenly developed an issue today which will require major engine repair, and the early estimate is about $2,000.
There goes (for now) the new bike. I don't put things on credit anymore - haven't for two or three years now, so if I don't have the cash on hand, I don't spend it. So as much as I want a new bike NOW, it's going to have to be set aside for a while unless I get an unexpected windfall soon.
I can't tell you (but you already know) how disappointing this is. I shall have to be patient, remembering that this, too, shall pass.