I am starting to feel like Spaulding. Every time I look through a cycling magazine or wander around the Internet I want everything I see. First it was the Zipp 303's, Fizik Vesta saddle, and a Campy Record gruppo. Now I found out that the Campy Eurus weigh less and are cheaper and lighter than the 303's, plus they're Italian. I still want the saddle though but the gruppo is only possible if I win the Lottery. Don't get me started on my Rapha wish list. And that was made before the Fall/Winter 2011 collection has come out. According to Buddhists you're not supposed to want things because it'll F you up. But Julie Delpy in Before Sunset said you need to crave and desire things to feel alive. If that's the case then I must be sliding down rainbows and spanking unicorns on the heiney while eating red velvet Sprinkles cupcakes. So maybe it is a good thing that I didn't get passes to Interbike. Who knows what I would do. Hide your bunnies and kittens!
When it all comes down to it, you don't need all those fancy do-dads, whatzit's and coo-coo's. But oh those beautiful aluminum wheels that will make you go 5 miles faster and are quieter than my ghetto Vento's, I want them. Whoops, I was supposed to be making my stand for being frugal and smart. I kind of had an epiphany on my ride Monday. Now, maybe it's because I'm finally getting rid of all my bugs and jacked up teeth but I had my strongest, best day riding since spring. And maybe it was because I got new shoes and now my feet don't flop around inside of them like herrings in a sock. For the sake of argument we'll say it was my health and happiness of being on my bike and feelin lovely not my new Sidi's. Whoops I shouldn't of mentioned my new shoes, but those were a necessity, in my mind at least.