My new bike?
It's tough deciding what kind of bike to buy. It's very important to get a bike that matches your personal style of riding. I never understood why people wanted to train on lightweight bikes. The heavier your bike, the more of a workout you get, right? And I like to be well-prepared when I ride, so I carry a lot.
My friend Jeff from high school ("Stracc") is living in China and recently started a blog celebrating a unique style of bicycle they have over there. Behold the glory of The Flying Pigeon Project:
These bikes look like something Batman would ride if he didn't have a budget. They can carry anything and everything. And I bet they're a lot cheaper than the latest offerings from Cervelo.