Following up on the report I gave you Saturday, I took the new bike out for a century yesterday. Did BG/Sammamish River Trail to Redmond, Novelty Hill, Snoqualmie and back to my house in West Seattle via Issaquah/Mercer Island.

This enabled me to test the bike on streets, open road, paved trails (with lots of root heave), a couple of really good descents and some nice climbs.

I will probably bring it by for minor adjustments on Thursday. The only issue I’ve had so far is throwing the chain off the small ring on downshifts.

And of course, it is absolutely gorgeous. It is special to ride such a beautiful bike knowing that it is the one and only on the road. How cool is that?

Thanks for helping me realize my dream bike.