Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Shopping spree

You would think I'm tapering! My credit card seems to be burning a hole in the Internet!

Unfortunately I didn't delete the sale email from Performance Bike quickly enough, and things started catching my eye. Arrrgh! They got me!!! But they have good stuff on sale!!

First was this nice women's technical bike jersey for $25. I deliberated over the purple until I realized that I already have a long-sleeved purple bike jersey. I know it's not as neon-bright as Dawn prefers, but it proves I don't have a total prejudice against pink.






Then I realized I *really* need a new cassette with an easier granny gear (12/27) for Buttercup for the Columbia Triathlon (Olympic distance) this coming May. It's much hillier than anything I usually ride on. Those hills killed me last year, and I'd really prefer to get up them a little more quickly and easily this year without burning out my quads. Yeah, yeah, I'll go find some hills to ride on later this spring, too. I hear training helps.

I bought the Ultegra model on sale ($65) rather than the Dura-Ace, in order to save $45. I hope I don't regret not spending enough! But I'll only use it for the one triathlon this year and then go back to my usual 11/23 cassette.






To go with the new cassette, I need the tools to swap it out with. I already have one wrench for it, I just needed the whip tool to take it off and on, but I thought I'd get a couple extra toys along with it. $15 for the set.

















And then just so I wouldn't be the only one in the household to get new stuff, I pre-ordered the Lady and the Tramp 50th anniversary DVD from Disney for the girls. I think it was one of the first films I ever saw in a theater, although it was probably a considerable period of time after the 1955 release (seeing as I wasn't born yet then). I remember after that I had a little porcelain cocker spaniel figurine after that I treasured.

18 comments:

Phil said...

Tell you what, do 5 push ups. That'll burn enough calories to make up for the 50g weight difference between cassettes.

nancytoby said...

Thanks for the reassurance! I was afraid it would be much poorer quality and stick when I tried to shift, or something like that. Weight, that I can handle!! :-)

Vickie said...

Nancy, loved the jacket. I just might have to get one of those too! (Hey did you notice something??? hint hint, wink wink?)

Cliff said...

Please no more.

My credit card is at its limit already......ekk.

Flatman said...

Nancy...ultegra is still way high end for most of us. It will shift great.

I hope you used the 10% off coupon floating around right now!!!???

Oldman said...

I love a woman who can change her own cassette... did you buy a new chain to go with the new cassette? both are changed at the same time.

soccerdad said...

new stuff! i love new stuff! of course, i'm not allowed to have any, but...

nancytoby said...

Thanks for the reminder, Oldman! I'm wondering how a sexy red chain would look on Buttercup....

Flatman said...

OMG a red chain??? Don't tell Wil!

nancytoby said...

Yeah, like this one:
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/productdetail.asp?p=WI909

What do you think???

Looks FAST to me!!!

mipper said...

cute jacket. still don't know enough about bikes to comment on the other stuff. looks cool though. and you thought of the girls. such a good mommy!

Comm's said...

thanks to flatman I drove to their local shop and I picked up a box of powerbars 40% off and a bright yellow cycling jacket. Also got 4 20oz bottles for a buck a piece.

nancytoby said...

Woo, that's a great price for water bottles! The cheapest I've seen for the good ones is about $3 apiece!

I almost never shop in real stores any more.

TriMom217 said...

I loved my 12 - 27 cassette, great for the hills. And Ultegra is good stuff!

plods said...

The jacket is super cute!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I need to learn to scroll down before commenting. I love it. Hmmm I might have to get it too. I love any shade of pink but am more partial to the neony stuff.

Ellie said...

Lady and the Tramp was the first theater-movie I ever saw, too! My parents raised cocker spaniels for years and my mom says when Lady and Tramp had their puppies I said in my clear ringing voice so that everyone heard it, "Are those puppies champion-sired?"

RiverRat said...

Nancy, put the credit card down and SLOWLY back away!