I just ordered a bike.
I ordered this bike because the resident storm chaser is convinced that this is the way to go. It doesn’t have chains — it has gears. It’s called “shaft drive technology.” I don’t know anything about it except that nobody in Dallas sells it, nobody knows anything about it, and if it ever needs repairs I suspect I am up a creek.
But that’s okay, since the resident storm chaser is paying for it, and since I know nothing about bikes anyway, I am just excited to have one on its way to me.
So anybody know anything about them? Any opinions? Speak up, please!
I chose this particular model because it’s a hybrid and supposedly will ride on trails and road, both.
The Ricochet is silver and the resident storm chaser liked the way it looks better, but it seemed to just be for roads, and I said, “Get whatever you want, but when I’m tearing down dirt trails and you’re stuck on asphalt, don’t say I didn’t warn you!”
So he got one like mine, only without the sissy girl frame.
I considered getting a boy frame because the guy at the bike shop told me that they’re usually easier to sell if you decide to sell, and if you want to loan it somebody, a lot of guys wouldn’t ride a girl bike. (He said that last thing like it was a bad thing.)
I considered being all tomboy and getting a guy bike, but then I saw that my size was back-ordered and I am not waiting a few weeks just to have a guy bike. So what if I have a sissy bike, bite me!
You can read more about them at Dynamic Bicycles, and if you order one by June 2, you can get free fenders and bike rack, too! Woo-hoo!
Or you can buy some of them from LLBean, but they cost a little more (with cheaper shipping, but it still works out to more) and no free goodies if you order by June 2.
Oh yeah, how bad is this? I went to Richardson Bike Mart to make sure I was ordering the right size bike even though I wasn’t buying it from them. I know, that’s bad, isn’t it? But I bought a helmet, gloves, cable/lock and a water bottle from them. Maybe that’s better. (Even though I’d rather buy it at REI and get my 10% back at the end of the year!)
So I feel better about it all.
Now. Where is that bike?
Waiting is so hard.