Check out my hott new(ish) bike! Thanks to Michael's urging and internet-savviness (eBay!), I now have an awesome bike that I heart. It is a 1998 Bianchi Veloce, which, as I have been schooled, is a drool-worthy bike, indeed. And the awesome orange custom paint job is spectacular, as are the Campagnolo parts (mmm...brainwashed by bike-lover boyfriend). I just love it because it has wheels and goes fast! So now I can make a brave attempt to keep up with M's cycling habits *and* make an even braver foray back into the world of cardio fitness!
Speaking of hot, the past few weeks here in Philly have been record-breakingly stifling. There have been excessive heat warnings in effect, and temperatures have been in the upper 90s and have broken into the 100s several times (good thing I'm *not* in Cyprus [otherwise known as the Devil's Armpit] this summer...hrm). It's insane, especially living in a third story apartment. So the bike, as much as I love it, has spent it's new life with me sitting in the apartment, as it is just too damn hot to ride right now.