So…today is the 10th wedding anniversary of our 29th year together. Of course this seemed like the perfect card.
You’ve heard off and on about my arm issues and how riding ‘Uptown’ has seemed to help with that and Monday I just decided to go to our local bike shop “Work Horse Bikes” because they sell Surly’s and most of the guys working there ride them.
I asked about fitting the Trucker with “Jones Bar Handle Bars” but Colton…my new Guy (as in – I’ve Got A Guy) wasn’t keen on the idea. We talked about overall fit and before you know it I was looking a new options. Now I can’t put this all on Colton. I have been toying with the idea of a new bike for some time but just couldn’t seem to really get myself to a bike store. Felt a little like I was being disloyal to Bessie. I was hoping they had something that I could try and ride but no not in what I was thinking. We talked a little longer….Jack was texted and showed up on his bike – seems he already knew ‘my guy’.
Well, anyway – Let Me Introduce you to………………..she doesn’t have a name yet. I’m sure it will come to me soon.
Truth be known I have lusted after a Troll for several years and now the time was right. I thought of an Ogre Bill……but they don’t come in an XS and the Surly web site said if you want an XS Ogre buy a Troll! Besides I can never say “Ogre” correctly – just ask Jack. Troll, I can do. My Guy, ordered her on Monday got her yesterday and built her up and we fitted her and took her home today. She has already been to the “Field Office”. I have to say she is fun to ride and we bonded on first ride.
We are finally going to Zion and Bryce next week. We leave Monday and hope to be able to ride our bikes at least a little bit. So…stay tuned for some ride updates.