About 2 weeks ago both Jim and I got new bikes. He picked up a Surly single speed and I got a new Bianchi 1885 Veloce. It’s been raining here every day so I haven’t gotten to ride it much, but the few times I have ridden it have been great. The ride is really smooth, and the shifting is much easier than on my older bike. We went out for a nice ride by the lakes today, doing a figure-eight around Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, followed by lunch at the Tin Fish. Now if I could only do that every morning!