Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Department of Recumbecny Department

When I was at Connecticut Yankee Pedaler, I took out a Catrike Mushashi on a test ride while my wife was testing Catrikes. One ride made me remember why I liked riding around on my recumbents so much. I had toyed with the idea of bringing home one of the Mushashis that CYP had in stock, but we decided that one new bike purchase was enough for the day. So, a few weeks later, an opportunity presented itself (IE my spouse had a weak moment) and I got the OK to purchase another bike. I scoured a few boards, missed out on one due to forgetting to return a call, and then put out a few more feelers. The end game is that in a few days I should be in possession of a very lightly used 2009 Bacchetta Corsa high racer. I've had one of these in the past, and it's just a fun fast bike, and a really good bang for the buck either new or used.

I've already gotten a bunch of grief from some of my other riding friends about this. It doesn't really matter too much. I like it, it's fast, and it's comfortable. I'm anxious for it to get here and start riding around on it. It will also put some plans into place for next year or possibly the year after.