It's a Giant, Boulder SE. It's not "female specific" as the guy at the shop said, but I like it. While I do like the "girlie" bike pictured below, they didn't have one in stock in my size (14").
Then again, maybe the colours are too prissy. When you're winding your way through traffic, trying to fight the urge to flip off that Prelude driver who thinks he owns the road, you don't want to look like a priss. You want to look serious. You don't want to look like you're made of sugar. You also don't want to get biking road rage in the summer when everyone has their windows down, 'cause you have no windows... and uh, they can hear you. *ahem*
Andrew and I went out to get a new helmet for me last night - my old one was conveniently in the saddle bags that were on my bike when it was stolen. Nice, eh?
He wanted me to get this helmet:
But while it is cute and I secretly liked it, well, it didn't really go with my other cycling gear. I went a little more "Tour De France" and little less "hitch up your pants".
I rode my bike to work today. YAY! I love it. But I think I need some fenders. It's raining today, so when I got here and looked in the mirror, well, I thought I had developed some freckles.
Edited May 3: Ok, rode the bike two days. Today I realized that a quick stop where I had to jump off, well, it would hurt. So I called the shop. They're going to order the women's bike for me.