So an old friend of mine and I met up with jyossarian today, who by happy coincidence is also in Toronto right now. We were too busy eating (empanadas and a salad, for those of you with a need for precision) and talking to take lots of pictures, but it was a great lunch, and I had a lot of fun.
The empanada place just happened to be down the street from the LBS carrying the Jamis Nova I was drooling over earlier this week. You can guess where this is going.
So here I am with my two bikes, my old Dahon and the new Jamis. My expression is one of pleasure mixed with pain as I try to figure out how I'm going to get them both back to China.
And here's one with jyo, showing the Foo family resemblance. Regrettably, I don't have a photo of the Jamis with jyo's sexy IRO.
I took the bike for a ride after dinner today, and it is simply incredible. I took around the city on the roads (it flies!) and even some singletrack (I almost died --- waaay too technical -- but discovered that leaves make a great cushion for a classic clipless fall).
I was too busy riding it to take more pictures, but I'll post them when they're ready.
Also, to make sure this stays in Foo, please feel free to comment on how the bike's colour scheme reminds you of pie.
Edit: And, of course, thanks again to Jyo, who was massively helpful in the purchase of the bike!