That's at the top end of the range I had originally set out thinking about, but hopefully this means it will be a bike I can ride happily for several years and not a bike I will be upgrading from next year.
I ended up going with it over the CAAD 8-6, which would have been a few hundred less (and a lot prettier, in white), mainly because they had it in my size in stock, but also because of the 105 drivetrain and the more aggressive riding position - the whole point of the road bike is to go fast, and I may wish to use this to get on my college's alumni beer bike team. I'll be picking it up after work and taking it on a shakedown ride.
The rest of the weekend was busy but more or less relaxed; lots of shopping for little things here and there. Went to REI with MSO and while she shopped for hiking poles and other gear, I stumbled across a Deschutes Brewing Mirror Pond Pale Ale bike jersey, which just made my day.
Got to the trap and skeet range for the first time in at least three years and shot an 18/25 on skeet, so I still got it.
Did 23 miles on my hybrid in the evening. I'm trying to get back to where I was a year ago in terms of trying to get at least an hour of cardio in every day without fail, even if it means resorting to sandwiches.
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