Experimental music, photography, and adventures

Photos of my new bike

Monday, January 29th, 2007

It’s been a hell of a day, but I don’t feel like writing about it. Instead, here are some pictures of my new bike. I hope it warms up and I get a chance to ride this thing again soon, it has such a smooth, fun ride.
New bike
My new bike, a 2006 Giant OCR2 (in quarter-life crisis red).

Brake/shifter
Shimano Tiagra brake lever/shifter.

Welds
Some of the welds, like the one on the top tube, have been cleaned up and look pretty smooth. That’s pretty impressive for a bike in this price range.

Head tube
Head tube and front brake.

5 Responses to “Photos of my new bike”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Nice photos. You picked a good bike for your quarter-life crisis. Although I’m still bothered by the fact that Tiagra is a little too close to Viagra …

  2. furiousball Says:

    that’s shiney and fancy…so you’re going to be riding your Viagra with your tights on?

  3. Bud Buckley Says:

    Nice wheels!

  4. Marty Says:

    Very nice bike – seeing it makes me want to get out my bike and start riding. But then I look at the temperature (going into the single digits over the next week), and I remember that I always had more fun riding when it was warm.

    As for the birding (from your comment on my site) – it’s funny: I got hooked by going out with a friend of mine who does that type of thing for a living. I started putting out feeders, seeing cool stuff come to them and the next thing you know, I’m buying a field guide and actually looking for birds. And then I got my girlfriend (now wife) hooked. Add a camera to the mix … and well, you get my current passion/neuroses.

  5. Apertome Says:

    Marty: that’s a cool explanation. It’s always cool to know how people get interested in their hobbies/passions. Birding and photography seem like a logical combination. One thing I like about photography is how it makes you see things you normally wouldn’t — and I’m sure the same is true with birding. It’s really cool to become more aware of your surroundings and realize how much you’ve been missing by not paying attention. Geocaching is another thing that can make you feel that way.

    As for me, I am hoping to find ways to combine photography and cycling. You can go all kinds of places on a bike that you can’t on a car, and there are some places where you can drive but not park to take photos (narrow roads with no shoulder, etc), but where you’d be fine on a bike.

Ear to the Breeze is proudly powered by WordPress
Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).