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Shucks, guys - THANKS! I'm totally feelin' the love. RJ & Roxy, thanks for your encouragement! I'll have to figure out a way to say what I'm feeling, but you guys were the start of me thinking that racing is accessible to anyone who wants to do it. You guys rock and are so inspirational...but also down-to-earth and real. Thanks for that.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2010 on Women Who Race at Trek Women Who Ride
Faye & Gnat - thanks!!! I actually am ok with last...it's just that I don't want to be pathetic about it! Ha! And if it's strategy or equipment issues, that's one thing, but if it's my own physical ineptitude and I am deluded in even thinking I can compete...I will be disappointed. Make sense? Btw, Faye - I think we all learned a ton on Saturday & I am really happy to have you guys to learn with! Sammy - Tell your Mama, tell your Auntie...
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2010 on The Race Is On at Trek Women Who Ride
Wow! Congratulations on being back on the bike! 2,000 miles is commendable even when you don't have a challenge to overcome like you did. I'd love to hear more of your story, please keep in touch!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2010 on Resolutions and Inspirations at Trek Women Who Ride
I can't decide which picture I like better! Both are awesome!
Oh yeah, pizza in a tent...NOT having to cook or work for food after a full day of cycling. Perfect!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2009 on Bike Tour flashback at Trek Women Who Ride
I'm jealous - have only driven that road! Perhaps if more folks rode it on a bike, they'd put better conditions out there for bikes. Hmmmm...
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2009 on Flashing back again at Trek Women Who Ride
Very FUN!!!! Awesome!
Caitlin - Spin classes are actually very fun and great training - it's a rare opportunity to pedal to fun music...and there are others around to egg you on. We've been having winter weather, too, so I haven't been on my bike in a week! Can't wait to ride!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2009 on Snowy Solstice at Trek Women Who Ride
RJ - I cannot wait to start my training with VeloGirls to get exactly this kind of good advice! Love the suggestions for fun ways to train - especially racing each other to the signs. Hmmm...that may be incorporated into my next ride...
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2009 on Thoughts on Training Plans at Trek Women Who Ride
Yeah, the people at a good bike shop actually SHARE the addiction - that's a good point! So how IS your Madone doing? ;-)
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2009 on Bike Shops at Trek Women Who Ride
I think there are a lot of us out there, Kelly! :-) It does take some time to see how working your body to exhaustion makes it feel good, though. I think if more people realized it, we'd become a nation of exercise addicts! Ha - how cool would that be?! I like the "littering the trails with my stress" - mind if I borrow that?
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2009 on All Clear at Trek Women Who Ride
Having a waterproof jacket is key for wet weather!! It's absolutely the difference between wet and shivering, and wet and hilarious. RJ, do you own a car? Just curious - you seem like the type (in a good way, of course!) to have jettisoned that kind of transportation.
RJ - Have wanted to watch this for a while, but just sat down...and am so glad I did! What a beautiful video. Your enthusiasm and creativity abound. It's a great tribute to your trip, and what a beautiful place our country can be.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on "The Video" & Sharing at Trek Women Who Ride
Ha ha! It ended up (no pun intended) just fine - I had flats on, so I just stepped down. My yard has about enough room to fit my bike, and that's about it - no grass practice for me! Gotta be tough in this hood.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2009 on Girly Girls at Trek Women Who Ride
Oh, I love this!!! I think it's kinda fun to figure out how to get around sans car. And for sure, reading on a bus & getting a ride in beat commuting by car. Hands down. Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2009 on I did it! at Trek Women Who Ride
Awesome, Mary! It's amazing what kind of weather becomes acceptable when you have the right clothes, huh? And thanks for the reminder to get some wool socks. It's not quite as cold here, but I like my feet toasty too.
Thanks, William! I agree - you pay for what you get. And kids' bikes are no exception!
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2009 on Bike Shops at Trek Women Who Ride
Stephanie, it IS fun! I am always willing to go mountain biking - so if you want to ride, just let me know!!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on Wahoo! A new bike! at Trek Women Who Ride
At first glance, this looks like the bike is lying on a bed of rose petals!! Gorgeous picture of a gorgeous bike.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on Fit Your Bike at Trek Women Who Ride
So cool!!!!!!!! I wish every kid in the country had this opportunity!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on A new generation of cyclists at Trek Women Who Ride
Yup, paying it forward is always good! Or "what goes around comes around" or "you get what you pay for"...wait, that one doesn't work here. :-) I love hearing about all the good stuff people do, just don't think we hear about it often enough. Anyone else have a good story???
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2009 on More nice people at Trek Women Who Ride
Hey Caitlyn, My husband has a light on his commuter that is attached to a generator hub - NO batteries! As long as the wheels are moving (and for a minute or two after, for those stop lights), the light shines BRIGHTLY. It's a Schmidt SON hub. Check it out!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2009 on No savings on daylight at Trek Women Who Ride
Aha! I noticed when I saw you at Edilyn's, but didn't get a chance to chat about it with you. Congrats! Glad I'll have a friendly face there with me!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2009 on Steps to Start Racing at Trek Women Who Ride
I turned positively green with envy while reading this!!!!! How cool. We have lots of bikes-for-kids charities out here. Perhaps there's something like that near you?
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2009 on Off with the training wheels at Trek Women Who Ride
Nice work, RJ! Perhaps I will sign up for a class near me. I just wish that this was a required class to get a driver's license - wouldn't that be awesome???