I think it will surprise nobody I am a little obsessed with pink. Back in 2008 when I got my bike there was nothing available in pink. Luckily black is the perfect backdrop for pink accessories but it was always the plan to get a custom paint job.
The problem? While I knew I wanted pink I was never 100% what I wanted. After Foxy's last fall I spent a few months researching designs and colors and finally found a paint design I liked. A few days before the bike was due to be shipped out to San Diego to the painter I came across a paint job with flames and knew I had to have that instead. My original painter was not confident in his ability to paint the flames so the project got delayed a bit while we found someone else. Finally, over Presidents' weekend in February the bike was en route to a painter in Chico.
Roughly 12 weeks later I got the call it was ready to be picked up. I am so happy with the result! There are still a few things I am working on adding - I want pink water bottle cages, I have some pink skewers on order and I am eying a really cool pink helmet but I love the paint.
What I have yet to capture in a picture is how different the paint looks in the sun than in the shade. There is a navy coating that shimmers in the sunlight (it can kind of be seen in the first photo on this post). It is so pretty!
I did my first ride with it last weekend - 72 miles around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe at America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride - yep, wasted no time getting back in the saddle (ride report to come). I was so paranoid to get close to any other bikes though as I didn't want anything to scratch it.
Looking forward to getting back out on the road. Maybe the flames will help me go faster (or at least appear that way!)