5 years ago today I bought my ‘other bike’, the Bianchi Infinito.
Probably not many of you will remember this eventful day in my cycling career, but if you do, I should say happy anniversary to you for reading my drivel this long. Well done, really.
For those who weren’t around back then, I got the Bianchi because I had signed up for my first Etape du Tour (2011) and only had an old, heavy cross bike to ride on. The Bianchi was a revelation for me and I went right into a fast-track transformation from ‘just some guy who rides’ to ‘just some guy who trains’ – and spends most of his allowance on bike stuff.
The Bianchi helped me lose 13 kg, discover a whole new world of friends, and start my business with John (who I could now nearly keep up with on the road).
What I want to say is, you should really go out and buy a new Bianchi. Only good things will come of it.
12 thoughts on “Felice Anniversario”
Anything Italian will do! You just feel so good riding these sexy looking machines.
I would actually love to ride a French bike, but I haven’t found one that has caught my eye yet. I’ll keep waiting.
I may have left it a year or two too late.
From the mileage you’ve been doing, I doubt it.
The speed is the thing. It would be a waste of a good bike.
If I get anything, it’s gonna be that new Madone 9.9! Italian is sexy, no doubt, but that new Madone is bad@$$.
I’ve seen it a few times now. The look is one that could have gone terribly wrong, but somehow Trek has balanced the freakiness just right and even I think it looks awesome (I usually go for the more traditional cut). Looking forward to the blog article that announces its arrival!
You and me both, brother!
I actually do remember. But then, I have to agree with Pierre that anything Italian will do just dandy.
You are one of the faithful few. I should give you a loyalty discount!
Continue to enjoy the ride
Thanks, Rob. You, too, on all your bikes.