Thursday, May 28, 2009

Worth the Wait

After racing triathlon on the original Softride, my Dad bought me a used Kestrel. I was in HEAVEN. It was the best bike EVER. I had no idea how much bikes cost back then and pretty much no idea that I was riding more of an entry-level bike with aero bars on it - I thought I was on the top-of-the-line, most awesome bike ever. That was until I signed up for my first Ironman, and upgraded to the Kestrel Airfoil Pro. This has been my triathlon bike for three wonderful racing seasons. It has carried me through five ironmans and the lava fields twice. The bike is smooth, it fits, I love it. So this season when I decided to get a new bike, I wanted to stick with Kestrel. I had hoped to race Oceanside on the new bike, but waiting a little longer is going to make the new bike all the better.

This much-awaited box arrived today.

Helllloooooooooo FUN!! This is WAY better than Christmas!!
More pics when I have everything built. . .

13 comments:

FLATOUT JIM said...

Come on, come on, come on.

I need a bike porn fix!!!!

ADC said...

Can't wait to see the pics. You must be really excited ;)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

YEA!!! I'm SO EXCITED for you - it's arrived!!!! :) :) :) I know how excited you've been. YIPPEEEE!

Running and living said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see pics. Ana-Maria

cat. said...

AAAACK, i can't believe we have to wait to see it!!!

i'm no good at waiting, no good at all!!!

get 'er built, sister!!

oh, and congratulations. : )

Roo said...

You have to build it? What a rip off! Heehee.....

Chloe said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to see it!!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

So totally stoked for you!

t-odd said...

You are SUCH a tease. How many bikes does a girl need? One for every pair of shoes? Like everyone else, I can't wait to see the built product. Awesome!

rocketpants said...

ANOTHER new bike!! AWESOME!

Alaskan Assassin said...

Whats a Kestrel? Is that like a Huffy on steriods?

You need to start talking my language more or else I am going to stop visiting your blog. jk

Hope you have a great weekend!

IAN said...

I get to see it in person. AWESOME!

Beth said...

Yay Charisa!! You will fly even faster than you already fly!! Can't wait to see pictures.