The view outside my living room window-- taken yesterday, but you can imagine the beautiful views today!
I've never had a road bike, so I suppose I don't have much to compare it to (aside from mountain bikes) and may be slightly biased-- but my bike is amazing! Stiff and highly responsive, smooth gears, oh I just love it. :) Takes my rides to a whole new level. Feels great! Such a great, peaceful ride to both work out and relax. Amazing how those two go hand in hand!
I've also only been passed ONCE since I started riding this bike. Woohooooo! And the guy that passed me had a short conversation with me, about how much he liked his bike and how he didn't think he was going to catch me. Encountering a nice person on the trail was so refreshing. I so easily get frustrated by the people who 1) don't watch we're they're going and step out in front of you, 2) take up the ENTIRE width of the trail, 3) go entirely too slow and make it hard to go around....etc etc etc. So, just another happy component to the ride.
Anyway, that was my most beautiful moment of the day: quality time with a great bike, in a wonderfully beautiful location.