I own a beautiful Cannondale R3000si. It is fast and heavenly with full Dura-Ace and Ksyrium SSCs. It weighs 17.5 lbs, ready to ride.
Last week, I built an errand bike. It is an older DeBernardi with a mish-mosh of parts gathered from various garages. Its a single front chainring with a 9 speed rear. It has 26c touring tires on it and weighs 22 lbs (!).
I built the DeBernardi to run errands on, but since it has been built, I've been riding it for everything. Yesterday, I took it on a 30 mile ride along the coast - a ride that, presumably would have been suited for my Cannondale. In fact, since the DeBernardi has been built the 'Dale just sits there in all its glory, while the errand bike gets nod for weapon of choice for almost every ride.
Why is my $0, 22 lb errand bike so much more fun to ride than my uber-Dale?
Why must the 'dale look at me so. I feel so guilty for cheating on my all-american beauty with a fatter, older Italian that is just more fun to ride.
Is this so wrong?