To my Baby:
This is so hard for me to say, but I think we need some time apart. Right now I need something more, something that I don't think you can give me. I need to know that I can get through 112 miles without any problems.
I was enamored with you from the first time I saw you in the LBS. Your unique skin color certainly stood out from all the others. We have certainly had our uphill climbs and some beautiful long weekend rides together. Remember the time we took a trip to Texas? We took a nasty spill and your front wheel was tacoed. I came back home, got a pair of carbon race wheels and we were both beaming. The new carbon fork, the shorter crank arms, and the ergonomic pedals were all to make you - make us - better. I know we tried to make our relationship work, but early on I knew we were not a good fit. It was hard for me to admit that and even harder for me to do something about it.
We have been together for over seven years and you were there right from the start. But what I will be doing in a few months is so much bigger than either of us could ever have forseen. I have one chance at this and must do what I can to succeed. So it is with a heavy heart that I must say that I am looking for someone else.
Soon I will need to spend a lot of time with someone new. I promise that you will not be totally forgotten. And I swear you will have much of my attention when the weather turns cold. I know the next few weeks will be hard for both of us, but I hope you understand. You will always be my Baby.