New bike. Yay!

DSCF7459Behold a Planet X XLS CX bike in rather fetching, unpainted Carbon Fibre. The logos were a bit battered from being stored so I took them off. The original bar tape was a bit horrible, anyway the bars were 44s and I prefer 42cm bars. That saddle has to go too. It’s just horrible, or at least in the opinion of my bum, it’s horrible. I’ll change it later today.


Once I got the bike home, on Sunday, I took it to the City and a friend’s place and back again. Monday the bars were retaped with the green tape but I didn’t ride. Yesterday I whizzed up and down the Marriotts, to Freelands Corner and back, then drove to London to collect a Whyte Kings Cross CX for Kenn.

Today we rode into the City and popped into Evans for 5 minutes to grab some more bar tape for Kenn’s new Whyte. The tape on there – and I use the word ‘on’ in it’s loosest sense – is a bit grotty. Kenn has gone with a pale blue. Pics to follow when he’s sorted the bike out,

On the way back, we popped into the Dandy Horse Cafe for a coffee and to snuggle the resident dogs before coming home. My legs were not feeling the love today, neither was my bum with that hideous saddle.

I need to get a new bottle cage for Eric, the PX CX – Oh, he’s going to be called Eric, but you’d probably gathered that by now. Bottle cage can wait until after Christmas though. I have 8 more riding days this year and 27 and a bit miles to target. I am feeling confident about going over. Unless Norwich suddenly turns into tornado alley, I should be OK.

Merry Christmas everyone.


1472.77 mi at 13.24 mi/h so far this year.


About RosieRosie

RosieRosie is a woman of a 'certain age' - whatever the hell that is supposed to mean, known. I feel about 26. I have no idea what I look like as some older woman keeps getting in the way when I look in the mirror. Separated from husband but dating a nice chap at the moment. I have a proper wanderlust and have finally moved - using the housing exchange system from - where I started in Inverness, down to Cornwall and back up to the Flatlands and Big Sky Country. It's taken since September 2011, when I left Inverness until May 2017 to get to somewhere that I really like. That's not too shoddy with a swap here and a swap there, saving up again for each move. Not ruling out going home to Norfolk if necessary. Time will tell. For now my mates are just a 90 minute or so, drive down the road. I love my bikes, I love my dog and I love guitars. They all keep my busy.
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One Response to New bike. Yay!

  1. Nice!!! 😀 I quite fancy a CX bike at some point.

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