bye bye bianchi

Since I bought my Specialized Tricross my Bianchi has been sitting in my garage gathering dust. I decided it was time to sell my trusty old steed. It’s been my trusty bicycle for the last three years, and with it I had cycled over four thousand miles. As I looked at the bicycle I thought of all the rides I had done on it. Partly because I was bored I decided to look back through my emails so I could try to list them all.

Century/Charity rides

  • Foxy’s Fall Century – 30 miles in 2008, 65 miles in 2009 and 2010
  • Tour of Napa – 100 miles in 2008, 2009, and 2010
  • Tour de Cure for Diabetes – 65 miles in 2009 and 2011
  • Strawberry Fields Forever – 65 miles in 2009 and 2011
  • Sierra Century – 65 miles in 2009, 100 miles in 2010
  • Cycle for Sight – 50 miles in 2010
  • Breathe Easy Ride for Lung Cancer – 65 miles in 2010
  • Marin Century – 100 miles in 2009
  • Mercy Fall Classic – 65 miles in 2009 and 2010

Bicycle tours & overnight rides

  • Beal’s Point – 100 mile overnight trip in 2008
  • Davis to SF – 150 mile 2 night trip in 2009
  • Brannan Island – 110 mile overnight trip in 2009
  • Colusa – 120 mile somewhat failed overnight trip in 2010

So yeah. I have a lot of history with this bike. I’m glad that it’s being sold to one of my friends, so I can go back and ride it once in a while. It was a great bike. With it’s rear rack dropouts it was good enough for overnight bike trips, but at the same time it was plenty fast for century rides. In the end it’s actually going to take two bikes to replace it. My current Tricross is going to be my touring and training bike, and for now it’s my century bike. But towards the end of the year I plan to get a racier bike to be my century ride bike. I want to eventually get to riding double centuries, so I figure I’ll need something lighter and faster.

Things I’m thankful for:

  • Bikes!
  • All the memories I’ve had on this bike

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