|Took a pit stop on our ride today for pictures and snacks. :)|
Yet still, I had some cracks near the seat post and Cervelo, being the awesome company that they are, sent me a replacement frame. I'm not sponsored by Cervelo and they don't know me from the next person on the street, but they've always taken very good care of me. I can't recommend them highly enough. Oh, and they make awesome bikes too!
Anyway, the replacement frame just happened to be the upgraded P3, which is more like a dressed down P5 then a dressed up P3. In short, it's awesome. And because Big Bang Bikes is such an awesome shop (and you should definitely go there if you are in Pittsburgh!!), they got me set up with the new Shimano Dura Ace Di2 group set so I'm also now electronic! AND, I also got a frame size smaller (from a 54 to a 51) and got refit to make sure my position is maximized.
Today I rode Zippy for the first time outside. And let me tell you -- he ZIPS like none other!! I absolutely love the electronic shifting (how did we ever live without it?) but most of all, the smaller frame size is so key. At first I couldn't help but feel VERY low to the ground but once I got over that, I feel like the bike fit me like a glove. A smaller frame size makes for much easier handling. It was love at first pedal-push.
So yeah, now I just have to deal with the fact that my Zipp disc has a 10 speed hub and I need an 11 speed hub instead. Which means I need a new disc wheel. Like yesterday. #ouch (oh, and I also have to remember to bring yet ANOTHER charger to races with me -- the charger for my bike battery! :)