I picked up my bike tonight! I am still figuring out what to call her - initially I was going to call her "honey" - because on the top bar there is a yellow tattoo looking mark that reminds me of dripping honey.
Mike feels that I should only call HIM hunny - so even with a different spelling, that name is a no go!
So, I think that she shall be called "Sweet T" - a play on words for my iced tea addiction. :o)
The bike I chose in the end was the Giant OCR1W. It is a pretty great bike for the price - blew Specialized and Trek right out of the water - 105 components and SPD pedals included. I decided to go ahead and buy the shoes as well, so I went with a really nice pair of Sidis. Because of the SPD pedals, I went with a MTB shoe - but it looke really nice on the bike, and matches the FAST kit. Pretty lucky!
I am so excited to hop on it and go for a ride. My friend Doug has been so awesome and is letting me borrow a trainer so I can get used to the bike and the pedals before heading outside. I am so freaking excited! The has come and it is today - today I am a FULLY GEARED!