I don’t think we’ve been formally introduced.
She’s a Trek Lexa SLX, found on super-sale at a sporting goods store that at first didn’t seem promising, given that it only sold Treks and had nothing in the size I was expecting to need. But she was there, and small enough, and perfect.
Penelope is actually a stolen name (it was also the name of my Powerbook). I don’t name a ton of things in my life, apparently just computers and modes of transportation, so it shouldn’t have been hard to come up with something original, but she looked like a Penelope to me. Especially that subtly-patterned-almost-floral-but-not-quite-that-girly silver grip tape.
She lives in the hallway, and I plan to take her out for regular care and feeding.