So, what is a girl to do? My solution so far has been to do more
We went to the bike shop today to look at helmets for Mother's Day. Are you seeing a holiday gift pattern? They looked at the bike, took it to the workshop, and hemmed and hawed for a while. Then... the bad news. They pointed out that the fork on my beautiful, Trek Lemond bike was cracked. Ugh! It had to have been there when I bought it. I had bought the bike somewhere else, but this store tells me that Lemond's are great bikes and are fully warrantied for a year. I had bought the bike on May 4, 2008. Today is May 2nd. Whew!
We jumped in the car and headed to the other bike shop. My bike is now waiting for the Trek rep to look at it this week. It is covered under the warranty, but I'm going to be without a bike for a little while. I'll know more by the end of the week.
To help me get over the disappointment of my cracked bike, I did some more
shopping planning. We found some great Sidi shoes on clearance in my size. Then we headed to REI where they had bike helmets on sale. I got a new bike helmet that complements my bike very nicely. See, there is such a thing as retail therapy!