They ARE niiiiccceee!
I'm so lucky. I walked into the bike store and it was love at first sight. I took several bikes out for a spin but I couldn't get over the ride of the LOOK. It was the right size frame, components and price. I left with my dream machine and have never regretted it.
I wouldn't say that I'm a serious cyclist by a long stretch. I just love getting out and riding. I try to ride at least 2 to 3 days a week; more if work permits(right now, work and life aren't permitting
). We're trying a tandem because he can drop me in a flash on the flats and I do the same to him on the hills. We figured that it was the best way to combine our talents.