Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pandora is out of the Box!

This has been LOOONG overdue but I have new BIKE PORN!!! I brought Pandora home about a month ago and have enjoyed watching my bike volume skyrocket. She is SO much fun to ride. Plus, she LOVES hills. We can't get enough of them! I feel like I get left behind when she takes off up a hill. For the first time in my life, power and muscular endurance is not a limiter when climbing. I have to gear up to get out of the saddle! And I love getting out of the saddle! I settle into a rhythm and alternate out and in the saddle for climbs. It's amazing. I am going to find every hill in San Diego and ride it at least 3 times!

Description:
Look 585 Elle (medium)
(all carbon)
w/compact cranks (SRAM), 25 cassette, Ultegra, Look Keo pedals
total weight (I actually weighed her) = 18 lbs
Fit? Like a glove
Ride? Like a dream
I'm in heaven.

Note that Babs (my little movie star) insisted on hopping into and posing for EVERY picture!





Of course, I had to get matching helmet, shades, and shoes for Pandora! A girl has to get matching shoes! (Yes, I have a matching jersey too).


me with Pandora by the tidepools (Point Loma)

pic from Point Loma (things are always prettier when climbing)

20 comments:

Wes said...

She sho is purty :-)

TriGirl Thea said...

Oooo that new bike feeling! Can't beat it! And I love your matching helmet. Now you just have to coordinate your shoes with your bike pouch and water bottle and you are *golden*.

hehe

Enjoy!

Paul said...

Suhweet bike! Tide pool hill would be good for it!

Nikee Pomper said...

Look forward to meeting you on Saturday. Enjoy the taper, you have earned it.

Chris said...

sweet ride...

RunBubbaRun said...

Very nice ride.. Matching gear too.. gotta have that..

IronMatron said...

I have the same helmet! But mine doesn't match my bike like yours does. :) Looks sweet! Congrats. Love the bunny too.

CVSURF said...

Nice bike! I will serve you well in Arizona.

Rainmaker said...

Awesome porn!

And at first I was thinking - wow, she even got a bunny in her bike box. Wonder where she orders her bikes from?

Stef said...

All the BEST to you in AZ! You will do great! I have been lurking for awhile and your new bike is gorgeous . . . but I must confess what has motivated me to comment are your bunnies!!

I have three myself . . . . they are so cute. :-)

JeffM said...

Beautiful bike!! Good luck at Arizona Rachel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

don said...

I do love good bike porn. Thems some real suhweet lookin wheels. And all colour coordinated. I think you got it goin on Gurl!

Sherry said...

Beautiful bike! Love the matching helmet too!

Man it's hard to stay away from all of the possible bike upgrades and component combos out there. You end up feeling like a penniless kid in a candy store who ends up living vicariously through bike porn pics!

Sara said...

wow that bike is awesome - so much prettier and efficient then my mountain bike!

So who are you going to ride for IMAZ - trusty Torch or pretty Pandora??

Rachel said...

I will be riding Torch for IMAZ! Pandora is a bit jealous but Torch is designed for flat and windy. Don't worry. I found some hilly courses to sign up for this season to showcase Pandora.

Marcy said...

LOL nothing like a little bike porn to do a girl some good. I know NOTHING about bikes but she sure does look pretty, and really how could you go wrong with that? ;-)

Ange said...

That's awesome. Love the new bike feel and fit. You're gonna fly at your IM!!!

lfar said...

Oooh so nice! I love the blue around the wheels!

teacherwoman said...

Love the pics. And I did notice the matching helmet and shoes! haha! I can't wait until I pay off my bike that is on lay-away... and all the "stuff" I need to buy to go with it! helmet, shoes, shades, shorts, gloves, blah blah blah. What kind of shoes do you wear?

Jen in Budapest said...

Awesome! nice new wheels.