It’s not a cycling blog without some comment about the bike. My randonneuring bike is a 2014 Scott CR1 Contessa carbon framed bike that I bought off Gumtree for $600 in April 2017. It’s fast, light and comfortable. It’s a female specific frame, which is probably why I like it so much – my body seems to fit better on women’s road frames. It joins my Vivente World Randonneur touring bike and Specialized Fatboy fat bike in my garage. Each bike has a purpose and most fun use. The Scott definitely wins for randonneuring.