Tuesday, January 31, 2012

[insert crank joke here]

I got the call yesterday that my fabulous new crank had arrived, so I dropped everything and headed out to Bonzai.  Bike components are so beautiful.  
Apparently replacing a crank isn't a 5-minute job, so I had plenty of time to kill.
But pretty soon, I was instructed to stop harassing the staff go eat dinner and drink beer.  Which I did.  By the time I had giggled my way back to the shop, it was ready to go.
Isn't it beautiful?
These somehow jumped in the car and came home with me as well.  I've only been lusting after them for two months now.  Please ignore the permanent compression-sock-imprints.
As an added bonus, the weather here in DC is ridiculous today, so I get to take my fabulous new crank out for a spin before the sun goes down.  How are you enjoying our mild winter that is certain to guarantee a horrendous summer?

22 comments:

  1. Thank god for this post. I have been wondering WTF a crank is for the past couple of weeks now...

    Sadly, it's not as dirty as I had hoped...

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  2. I BIKED IN TODAY! Thought of you and our old Hains Point dates.

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  3. So you go to the bike shop, get a new crank and shoes and yet we come away with no ass shots.....feeling slightly disappointed right now!

    Go enjoy your crank.

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  4. What a pretty crank and shoes :)

    I will be riding today as well! It's too nice outside not too!

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  5. i have those exact shoes and I LOVE them!!

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  6. I signed up for my half on Saturday expecting the worst January has to offer, but instead got better-than-June. Hmmmm.

    Nice crank.

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  7. Funny, not the first funny picture of someone wearing a Lazer helmet in that SAME EXACT store.

    Funny....

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  8. What lovely teeth your crank has... All the better to climb hills with!

    The weather is gorgeous here too but we still have about 4-5" on melting snow which makes for a messy bike ride. I'll run in shorts and a shortsleeve shirt though.

    More pink shoes??? Really??

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  9. You are going to LOVE the new crank. I have the same shoes...you're gonna love those too!

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  10. Another pair of pink shoes, I'm glad I enabled that one.

    Also, let's go with a mild winter = mild summer. We had a really horrible painful miserable winter last year followed by a really horrible painful miserable summer, so maybe, just maybe, we'll escape with a very pleasant one this time around. Ahem.

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  11. Wow, sounds like the store staff was a little cranky! I'm not thinking summer yet.......................

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  12. Dinner and beer 5 seconds from my house and you didn't call. We're not friends anymore, even if you do have the coolest bike stuff on the planet.

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  13. What good timing with today's weather! Hope you have a great ride.

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  14. Sad that you couldn't handle a bigger crank. Hope you enjoy the ride :)

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  15. Your permanent compression sock markings are pretty hot:)

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  16. Beautiful crank you got there. Loving all your pink shoes.

    This mild weather is amazing! Running in short sleeves is heavenly. Is it seriously January?!

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  17. I am enjoying our mild winter by weeping silently to myself, holding photos of the freak ski resorts in New Mexico that are actually getting snow ... but now that I know that the warm weather lets you test your crank, I at least have a silver lining to the warm-rainy cloud.

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  18. I don't think you can possibly understand how much I WANT THOSE SHOES. my God. mine are so ugly to me now (actually they are ugly, period). *cry*

    also, I am a size 10 shoe and want Kinvaras. ;)

    I too am hoping that mild winter = mild summer. you can blame my hubby either way though, he causes weather events wherever he goes (not such a great thing for a golf pro lol).

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  19. Thanks for the wetsuit recommendation. Emily recommended XTerra too. Guess I better go start stalking their website. Love the shoesl

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  20. Components!

    Such a weird word to describe "bike parts".

    I hope the cranks, sexy shoes & compression sock imprinted legs had a good ride in that spring-like sunshine! Did the cranks help you steer better? I mean, I've heard they do whatever you want them to...

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  21. Nice. I like it a lot. Should make those hills much easier.

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  22. pardon my stupid, but it looks like it's attached on the side of the wheel, not in the middle like my bike. what does that do differently and why?

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