Sunday, March 22, 2015

Welcome Warbird

This post will be brief and supply you with just enough information to make you hate me... if you don't already.  My husband bought me a 2016 Salsa Warbird for my 46th Birthday. He stored it in my brothers garage until the unveil on Friday night. I was completely surprised by this gift since we had decided  that we would just tweak my magnificent Kona Jake the Snake '11 instead of purchasing a new bike.  I did not need a new bike.

My maiden voyage was a quick hour, approximately 15 miles of mixed road and gravel on my Birthday.  My daughter's 9th birthday party had been scheduled for that night  and I had errands to run beforehand.  In just that short hour I was hooked. Damn, this bike is going to be fun.

Isn't he handsome?

The following day, Sunday, he tossed my Chamois Butt'r kit on the bed and said "Stay gone for a long time today".  I got my stuff together quickly and was on the Katy Trail around 10am. It was a beautiful day, sunny mid 60's.  The trail was very busy,  I must have said "on your left" 80 times, at least.  I rode from Research Park 31 miles, just passed Marthasville and turned around. The Warbird sliced the headwind on the way back like a chainsaw.

My favorite tree on the Katy

First Reaction:  Holy Sheeit!!  This bike wants to move, fast.  I love the 34/50T gearing.  I used every gear today and the shifting was superb.  There are a few things I need to do to make it 'mine' and I will throw some more info your way.

I am one happy girl.  Nice job Salsa, nice frickin' job!

Big thanks to Momentum Cycles for the speedy build and awesome customer service.  I will be getting a bike fit at their shop also.  New bike, different geometry I want to make sure I get the measurements correct.

Oooohhhhh, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.  Also... I have a Kona JTS for sale. Stay tuned for info on that.