All the riding I did as a child and teen aside, I started cycling on 31st October 2011, on a old borrowed Trek 1000.
After riding that bike for about 6 or 7 months, I decided to get a road bike of my own, and that’s where I found Amelia. Yes, I name my bikes (go ahead, I know you’re smirking behind that screen! :P)
The search started in April or May 2013, which had me sweeping through most of the stores in Singapore. Finally trying to decide between the Trek Madone 5 and the Bianchi C2C Infinito had left me very confused.
One day, I was invited to meet up with some riders from a group who were doing some lunchtime shopping at Bikes n Bites. Initially the Cervelo R3 in team colours (Black/ Red) hanging on the wall caught my eye with it’s geometry and price, but thanks to my feng shui master, I’m not to drive (or ride, i guess) anything in red. Then they showed me the frame in White/Blue. I think I left a part of myself in the store that day. I told them I would think about it, but I went home knowing that it was the one.
The next few weeks was a whirlwind of sourcing for the Campagnolo group set, wheels and all. I purchased the frame from Bikes n Bites, but sourced the majority of the parts online.
Here’s the breakdown of my current setup:
Frame: Cervelo 2012 R3
Grouppo: Campagnolo Chorus 11
Pedals: Speedplay Zero
Wheels: Campagnolo Khamsin
Saddle: Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow (shown: Bontrager Affinity R WSD)
I do have a dreamlist which I’ll upload one day too 🙂 I’m sure most cyclists have that list somewhere in the back of their mind or already added to a shopping cart online.
Down the road (pun intended! lol) I started going onto trails and then had to get myself a mountain bike.. but more on that in my next post 🙂
Ride safe folks, till next time!