|Don't I deserve a name?|
Here is the orange Univega's twin sister. She's a bit older and a bit uglier, but I plan to take good care of her and make her beautiful. It is hard for me to imagine a name for the bike without first fixing her up to my desired look. I feel like there is something gentlemanly about this bike as well....or that it could be the special lady friend of the other Gran Turismo. William and Mary?
There is also the new Jamis Beatnik fixie. It is hard to customize this bike because it is brand new, and I shy away from modifying new things. I see this bike as a challenge to be conquered.
The newest (to both me and the world) Univega may not get a lot of modifications other than perhaps the black Brooks saddle I bought the other day. So it needs a name as it stands. It feels very modern compared to most of my other bikes (Jamis and Large Marge aside).
And then there is the Team Fuji. Ridden hard and put away wet (literally), I feel a certain fondness for this bike. It'll need a lot of work, and and in the end it might be worse off than it is now. I find the raciness and poor condition of the bike to be its most dominant attributes.
Ride: To the Target in Plainville and back
Distance: 11 miles
Time: About an hour