A Horse Named Seabiscuit

Introducing my nouveau vélo - Seabiscuit.


Even with four bikes, when a beauty like Seabiscuit presented herself to me, I couldn't resist. So I took all the money I had and bought a horse.


Seabiscuit moves like no other bike I've owned. She's fast and furious, but steady as she goes, with all the giddy-up-and-go when you need it most. She's everything I've ever wanted a bike to be, comfortable, smooth, fast and powerful. She has spontaneous energy and takes off with little effort. I feel like I want to gallop into the sunset with her and live happily ever after. But instead, she takes me to romantic destinations.


And she's not afraid to get a little dirty. I tried her out on some trails with loose gravel, and Seabiscuit proved to be a smooth operator.


It's simple - I found a bike that makes me very happy. Seabiscuit is a 2012 Robin Egg Blue Surly Cross Check that I purchased new from High Trails on Polk Street. Lev, Marcel and the guys gave me great service and swapped out many of the bike's components to make Seabiscuit the ride of my life!


Mook said...

Excellent choice. A Surly Cross Check has been my go-to bike for several years now. It just does everything with ease!

Kristin Tieche said...

Yes! Agreed! LOVE this bike!

Sophia said...

Yes! Omg, I love my surly cross check. Could not recommend it more!

Anonymous said...

I have a Surly Cross Check, wonderful bike! As Mook said, it does everything!

I do have a bit of concern over the anterior tilt of your saddle. Is your saddle wide enough to fully support your sit bones? Often if the saddle isn't wide enough the rider weight-bears on the soft tissues, and so feels the need to tip the saddle anteriorly. (The need to tilt can also happen if the saddle is too high relative to the bars for the rider's flexibility and core strength, but I don't see that as a problem here. )

Not trying to be annoying, but I'm a bike fitter who specializes in women's fits, so I fret over these things!

Kristin Tieche said...

Hi Anonymous, I got my ass measured with an assometer and was fit for this specialized saddle. I actually prefer an anterior tilt because I have chronic tailbone pain. This position relieves pressure and I feel really comfortable on this saddle. It fits right underneath my sit bones. Thanks for your concern!