Monday, February 23, 2009

My bike is home

Today was the big day. I picked up my brand new road bike, a Giant OCR1.

I still can't get over how light she is, and I'm excited about hitting the road this week to see how much of a difference this can make.

It's going to take some getting used to the manner in which the gears shift, though, as I'm used to the twisty kind that are on the bike I've currently been riding.

(Isn't my mastery of bike lingo impressive?)

So, is my bike sitting in the garage tonight? NO WAY! She's sitting pretty in the office, resting up after our long drive home from the LBS. Poor thing.

Now, I just need to come up with a name for her. The model name is OCR. If you take those initials and say them out loud, it sounds French: Osiare.

But that's more suited to be one of the many bad jokes I always make than to be a serious name.

Maybe I'll name her Gary the Bike (GTB), in honor of my incredible, incredible husband.

Though his idea of exercise consists of coming to my tris, sitting in a chair, drinking Pepsi and watching us all buzz around, he understands that it is important to me and he's very supportive. But bikes are female and Gary's not a girl's name.

One thing, however, has become very clear as I re-read my post so far: I should hold off on a name until after I've put some more thought into it.

Thanks for sharing in my joy of my new bike purchase, and - as always - thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh, and...
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 comments:

Kelly said...

Lora, she's beautiful!! Congrats. Don't worry a name will come. My Buttercup practically named herself after a couple of days.

laryssa said...

"She's" sa-weet!!! Looking forward to hearing the name...and to your half IM training -- too cool! :)

~ elleToom on twitter

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice new bike! I'll be getting my first road bike soon too and can't wait. I'll have to get used to the different shifters too, whatever they're called, LOL.

Debbie said...

She's beautiful! I bet you can't wait to get her outside. Definitely doesn't look like a Gary. (No offense to your main supporter, of course!)

Samantha said...

Awesome! Does she have the "pushy" kind of gears that are on the brakes? That is what my LeMond has, it's not too hard to get used to

FTG said...

Ooo La La. . .Nicceeeee!! You are going to have a BLAST on that tricked out hunny. . . which gives me an idea for her name. ;)

Shannon said...

I have the chair sitting supporting husband except he has the tri bug and is totally going to BE in all my races.

Good luck on the name, cool new wheels.

IronBob (spawning?? at IMAZ 08) said...

I'm jealous. Now I have to go buy a new old bike. (I do all my shopping on ebay).
Have fun on her !!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice wheels, arent the boys at Roll just the nicest people.

My bike is indoors too, how cruel is it to put such a beauty outside.

Trishie said...

hey that's my husband -- except replace the Pepsi for a Coke ;) SAWEEEET ride! congrats!

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Stuart said...

Nice! I love the smell of new bike. How about Andre as in the Giant Killer?

KatieTri's said...

Aren't new bikes wonderful??

The naming of the bike is a bonding moment, nothing to be taken lightly. So far I have Specialfries (the road bike), the Crazy Cat Bike (a vintage Colnago Master aptly named as it has a crazy cat painted on the head tube), the Pinglespeed (the pink singlespeed) and the Pig (the pink Rig). Creative I'm not, so I am not going to rush into naming the latest member of the family, the Contessa Plasma.

Big decision, think it over! :)

Congrats on the sweet new ride!

BreeWee said...

AWESOME! New bikes are so much fun! I am totally stoked for you! LOVE it!

Hey, I am sure if you were running along the Hawaiian beaches you would not have stopped after 6 miles, I know you would be able to go all that way to 18!

Have a good one!

L. said...

OMGsh!!!! I think I just deleted someone's comment!!! I'm so sorry! Yikes!

Leah said...

Nice new wheels!

FLATOUT JIM said...

You should pick a special guy name. Go over to http://www.amykloner.com/blog and check out Louis.

Ulyana said...

That bike is SEXY!

And, er, that's my husband too! I love his support :) and I also like it that running is not his thing, so it can be mine - I'm so greedy!

Sara Cox Landolt said...

I was glad to read you name bikes too. I started a conversation on active.com's triathlon community on naming bikes. You can read those ideas here. http://community.active.com/thread/56645/whats-your-bikes-name-sister-madonna-buders-3-bikes-are-named/0/15

:-) Sara

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