I have been not looked forward to this day.
I am shelving a old friend.
Even worse, it is an old friend gifted to me by an old friend.
Here it what it looked like just after picked:
Selle San Marco Aspide Arrowhead gel
Mr. MA, my bike wrench/philosophy sensei, gave me me this saddle quite a few years ago. Man I hate to think, but maybe 4-5. Thanks man, she has served me very very well.
It was my first real deal well made race worthy saddle.
I loved it from day one.
It has been on 3 bikes. Two road bikes and a cross bike.
I was impressed how it held up to my cross remount learning curve.
I have progressed much on this saddle, put thousands of miles on this saddle, suffered on this saddle, and been filled with joy on this saddle.
Call me a weirdo, but I kinda have a connection with this saddle.
Big thanks to D-Bone for his photo skills.
Plug: He is now doing quinceaneras.
She is not dead yet. I've rubbed through some sections and gel is starting to peek out.
I figured she should go out in style. Maybe a long/foreign bike tour. Maybe She will make an appearance for a big race, if they ever allow me in one...
Here is my new throne: