I'm not sure what it is about this bike, maybe I should try again once I get back into shape, but I can't seem to move with any amount of speed on this rid. It's not a racing bike and I don't expect that of it. But, it took me 2 hours to get to work this morning!! 26 miles, 2 hrs. That's slow! I started thinking about his bike and where I was positioned on the bike, what my legs were doing and I think this bike is just too small for me. Last year I ordered a Nitto long reach stem, putting myself in a more upright rando style of riding. I thought this bike could be the perfect diamond frame commuter. When I am sitting on the bike, my head is right over the headset and that's without leaning forward at all. The seat post is jacked as high as I can safely go and I've come to the conclusion that this bike is just too small! It just doesn't feel right, no matter what I do to it. My other diamond frames I can get set up so they feel right in a matter of several miles, not the B.
I hate to think that and I think it's taken me so long to finally admit it because the idea of a nice touring/commuting Bianchi was an idea that I just loved. Too bad so sad, reality rules.
Having said all that, it was a great commute. Always is. Lovely watching the sun rise, birds sing, deer running across the road. The season is upon us!!! I'm going to eat it up.