After months of careful consideration I finally took the plunge and made a major upgrade in my trusty steed. Prior to Saturday I was riding this 4 year old Specalized Allez with a super flexy bottom bracket, pedals that made my legs cramp and a creaky chain. The frame flexed so much that my Coach affectionatley called it Gumby: Gumby was my first bike since my parents bought me a Dyno Detour during the first BMX craze of the late 80s/ early 90s. I flew over the handle bars of my Dyno when I was 13 years old and didn't get on a bike again until I bought Gumby 4 years ago. So pretty much I learned to ride again on that bike and while I had a love-hate relationship with it, I'll forever have great memories of suffering through many a ride on a bike that seemed to want to give up anytime I got out of the saddle.
Now I've gone from driving a 1980 Pinto to a Porsche 911. My new Orbea Ordu is everything I wanted it to be and so much more! It's way to sexy a bike for my humble needs and I probably never will tap into the potential this frame has but man do I love riding it:
Once Anne finally posts about how to test and ride I'll be all set! On my virgin voyage of Central Park with the new bike I averaged 5 mph faster than the same ride with Gumby (a huge difference!) I can't wait to tackle Lake Placid aboard this rocket ship.