Monday, July 25, 2011


It just works out this way, and I love Photoshop for the ability to accentuate it.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Biking It

My last trip for work was to Helena, MT. Apparently, during the summer season, the travel costs increase exponentially, so when I checked out rental cars, the cost was exorbitant and out of my per diem budget. My solution? A bike. Todd and I were driving, so, because I was able to get a hotel closer to my location than he was, I decided to buy a bike and ride to and from.

So, I spent the better part of the 2 separate mornings at the bike shop looking over bikes and finally deciding on a hybrid that would give me flexibility instead of having either a road or mountain bike. It is the only hybrid in the store with disk brakes, and we had to special order it in a female bike frame. The Roam W 1, which are no longer in stock until next year's model comes out. In fact, we ordered the last one in the States that was available. Because I was going out of town before it came in, Todd also got the male version of the bike (remember, he didn't have to rent a car, because we were driving) and I rode his new bike.

When I got back from my trip, we went to the bike shop to pick up my bike. Apparently, it had arrived, been put together, and one of the shop boys had put it out on display and it was very quickly someone else...after I had already paid for it. make a long story short, I ended up with a more expensive loaner bike until the new 2012 Roam 1s come out. OR I could just keep the loaner bike. I am just bummed that I ordered a specific bike for specific reasons and now I am still riding a dude bike.