It took some time to get here, but it’s here, and she can’t be more excited. I was on the phone in the backyard when I heard the garage door open. She came out and said, “I’m going for a ride!”. And with that she was off.
I didn’t realize it, but she’d been eyeballing mine for some time. After some discussion of what she wanted to do, we realized that she’d be happiest with a Surly Long Haul Trucker. So we ordered a Blacktacular from Topanga Creek Bicycles, and as luck would have it, they were out! It took a little over a month to get it, and the funny thing is that I had to wait a month for mine too. If I knew then how much I would love this bike, I would’ve waited 6 months! These bikes are awesome. Her LHT is setup with Nitto North Road bars, Paul Thumbies, Brooks grips and a matching Brooks Saddle. I think she’s pretty happy with her new ride.
In the future we’ll be adding some fenders, a rack, some panniers, and I have a bell ready to be installed. We’re both looking forward to many fun miles with the Long Haul Truckers. She’s already planning on her own Century! I guess my rides are rubbing off on her. Enjoy your LHTs, I know we will.