Good Morning from Cincinnati, name is Rachael
Just wanted to introduce myself, I came about this forum in search for some advice on a new bike purchase. But wanted to follow forum etiquette and post an intro first.
I currently own a 2012 Cannondale Synapse Tiagra and a 2005 Bianchi Milano Cafe Racer (I think it's the 120th anniversary, it has the polished aluminum frame), I have attached photos of both. Both bikes I bought on appearance, at the time of the Bianchi I wanted a bike for the bike path and to pull my Frenchie's trailer. When I purchased the Cannondale, it reminded me of my first "big girl" bike when I was 13. I bought that bike to ride the bike path as well but to do it faster and with more gears than the 8 speed Milano. Now I am in love (again) with the hobbying of biking for exercise and to release anxiety and stress.
Looking to move to the new Specialized Vita Comp but that would involve me selling both of my current rides. So I haven't yet made the decision to do it yet. I like the idea of a more upright style of biking, I didn't really even consider that when I bought the Cannondale, now after 2 years of ownership and realizing how much I ride, comfort is a factor. I am 35 years old, about 5'3" and 120 pounds, I prefer smaller framed bikes.
Another fact about me, I volunteer for the French Bulldog Rescue and am all about rescue dogs! I own a 1965 modified Beetle and love cars.
Anyways, my point of this post was to introduce myself and my bikes and say HI to all the community members.
If anyone reading this could also direct me to the right area of the forum for questions on my new ride or advice on if I should sell my current two, that would be great!
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