I have been piecing today. It's been cold and rainy and to keep my mind off those bikes I want, I started working on the cardinal quilt. It's not working.
I hate random piecing and quilting. I don't like same fabric pieces touching and it drives me nuts trying to piece and place blocks randomly. Grrr.
But, here's one layout of this quilt:
Deep down, it really doesn't matter, but sewing and quilting random blocks drives me crazy. Which is probably why I haven't had this done that fast. I just need to get over it.
Yup. I've done my best to forget about bikes today, but it isn't happening. Stupid Salsa Fargo. Why didn't I find you when I was looking earlier? Oh yeah, cause I didn't know what I wanted. Duh.
I got thinking about what I liked so much about the Fargo and it was the seat post, the shifters and the handlebars. If I can't afford the bike, I figured I could get those parts and change my bike around.
Of course it's NOT that easy after I talked to my LBS mechanic. The handlebars won't fit on my mountain bike and the fancy shifter setup would cost me at least 400 bucks. I thought about putting the fancy shifters on my Madone but right now I'm not sure I want to put that much money on the bike.
I can put the fancy seat post on my mountain bike. When I looked it up, it's called a Thudbuster and instead of the suspension going up/down which hurts me, it slides back and forth.
The more I thought about things I realized I wanted that flared handlebar as well. The mechanic said I could put it on my Madone. Of course that would be blasphemy to the road cyclists out there. It's a good thing there aren't any down where I live. Not that I care. It's my bike and I can do it the way I want. I ordered the bars and I hope to see them on Friday.
BTW, here's DH on the recumbent bike he was looking at:
We both tried it out and while lots of fun, not even remotely useful in rural Nebraska. Hills would take hours to climb. We got lots of looks though. It's a Catrike Trail model he's riding.