Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's Not to Like?

It's getting harder to resist.
Oh lemme tell you, I'm trying with all my might!
I'm closing my eyeballs and covering my ears, you know, going like lalalalalalalalalala.
It's not helping.
Maybe I should put some cloves of garlic around my neck:

It's sort of like riding past the ice cream place every day.
You know you shouldn't, but eventually you will.
If you know what I mean.
Mr. Flat, what the hell are talking about?
What am I talking about?
I'm talking about those pesky Italians!
Of course.

Still don't know what I mean?
Lemme show you:

Oh Bikeradar, why do I gaze upon your eVilness?
Why do I subject myself to the newfangledness of blingness when I know, I know I am weak.
I cannot resist the lure of the Italian electronic goodness!
You, the reader, who may be able to resist, can read about it here.
Now if you've been following along at home, you know that I've sort of been thinking about upgrading my group.
I've been seriously thinking about going to Record, you know, just for the hell of it.
Campagnolo also has a new 52/36 crankset that looks pretty nice, especially for me since a 53/39 is a bit too pro, and a compact is a bit too small.
Actually I was going with Chorus, but then I figured what the hell, you only live once.
So anyways, I've been looking around, drooling over the Italian Carbon Goodness, when like a bolt of lighting from Mount Olympus, or Mount Etna or Mount Vesuvius where ever, the folks at Campagnolo drop Athena EPS on me.
Okay let's be practical.
Let's be realistic.
I want it.
Do I need it?
That's the question.
For one thing, I don't really shift a whole lot.  I mean I might shift four times over my usual route, not out of necessity, but more like just fooling around.
I mean I got the gears, I might as well use them.
Even on these other rides I go on, I mostly stay in one or two cogs, happily spinning away.
So what do I need EPS for?
The Bling!
The Bling man where have you been?
Have you been reading this blog?
Let me say it again: image is everything!
Besides I'm such a gizmo geek that if I can add some gizmos to my bicycle well, why not?
Okay, I'm probably not going to get that newfangled stuff, being sort a purist at heart.
On the other hand, it's new, it's cool, it's gizmolicious, and best of all it's Campagnolo!
What's not to like?
Besides, best of all, it will probably be affordable to mere mortals.
So this is what's keeping me up at night.
I mean besides the event planning and new job and world peace.
I should just get it and put myself out of my misery.
Or not.


John Romeo Alpha said...

Anything less than Extreme Performance Shifting (TM) is less extreme and less performance. It would seem.

Chandra said...

I am not quite sure what that derailleur is, but you look good in that tie!

Peace :)

Trevor said...

BUY IT.!! Even if it's just to prove that you've wasted your money..


limom said...

JRA, as you know, I need all the help I can get.

Chandra, thanks!
I think.

Trevor, you sir, are not helping.
On the other hand, I like the way you think!