So apparently The Ellen Show gave away a bunch of coupons for the 2010 Specialized Sirrus. I had fallen head over heels for the 09 Sirrus, but it was just too far out of my price range (hey, I'm a starving college kid), so I had settled for putting off getting a bike again until at least the summer. Then I saw a bunch of people selling off these coupons on Craigslist, all of them asking for about $450. I sent out three emails offering $250 for it, and tonight I got a call back from one of them and tomorrow night I will get to put in my order for it! We are meeting at a bike shop so they can tell me if it's legitimate so I don't get screwed over before I hang over the money. I'm so excited!! This is the first new bike I'll be riding on since I got one for my 13th birthday, and it reminds me a lot of the Specialized Hard Rock (with slick tires) I bought used and rode (and fell in love with) while studying abroad in London last Spring. I haven't been able to ride since the summer, when I owned a fixie for awhile since it was the only thing I could find for 50 bucks...sold it off for 225 when I needed to pay tuition. I just wanted to share my excitement with y'all, and also ask if there is anything I should know about the bike? I've heard some comments about the pedals being sub par, but I don't recall exactly what thread it was in and I can't seem to find it again. I actually haven't had a chance to ride the 2010, but I rode the 09 and the guy in the shop told me they are extremely similar rides. Anyway, I hope all y'all are having a great new year and I'm SO EXCITED TO RIDE AGAIN!!