New Bike Day!

Today is New Bike Day! This is my brand new Salsa Fargo, which will hopefully allow me to tackle even more of our chunky gravel roads. Because of the current pandemic-induced global bike shortage, I ended up buying this bike from a shop up in northern Vermont, about 180 miles away. So today was mostly spent in the car. Fortunately, spring is in the air, so it was a great day for a long drive. 50 degrees (F) here, with more of the same expected tomorrow, so I’m hoping to get out for a real ride then.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

16 response to "New Bike Day!"

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      And the Fargo says right back atcha!

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 10, 2021

    Wow! Nice bicycle!! Congratulations!!

    Are you handing out cigars? Oh, wait, that was years ago and a different type of new baby. 🙂

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      Hmmm, I remember handing out chocolate cigars when my kids were born. That might still work.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      You know, I hadn’t even been thinking about color when I took that picture.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: March 11, 2021

    Congratulations! New bike day!

    Looks like it has a pretty relaxed geometry.

    I hope it brings you many, many miles of fun, joy and adventure.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      Thanks! Lots of little fit tweaks since that photo was taken. Bars a little lower, saddle a little higher. All in all, a comfortable ride. Looking forward to lots of bumpy miles.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: March 11, 2021

    Happy New Bike Day! Now go take on the world!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      Thanks! Now it’s your turn to make the leap. 🙂

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 12, 2021

    You’ve got me all jealous now…looks nice. 29 inch wheels?

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      Yes, 29 inch wheels. Those tires are 29×2.2, for a nice cushioned ride on rough roads and trails. Of course, I won’t be winning any races against the road bike guys, but that wasn’t gonna happen anyway.

  5. By: NancyG Posted: March 12, 2021

    Oh boy oh boy of boy! No day much better than a New Bike Day ????‍♀️.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: March 12, 2021

      Yup, better than birthdays! Except New Bike Day only seems to happen every five or six years.

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