I was not happy at the loss of my Black and Gold Lapierre. I have talked about that in another post. I was even less happy knowing I have some century rides coming up my favorite ride was laying in a broken pile in my shed. One of my team members from when we did the Furnace creek 508 last October has come to my rescue. He made me a deal on a 2011 Tarmac SL-2 I simply couldn't pass up. My wife didn't even object. So I picked up the bike and am back in the fold and ready for our weekly group rides and two centuries. I have to get my Mavic Open Pros rebuilt but I can ride the stock wheels for a week or two while that gets done. I have spent two days getting the bike set as close as I can to my old fit but it is more agressive so some tweeking will be necessary. But I am moving forward.