Trek Women
May 12, 2009

Spinning thru Trek's web...

Swiss Trek Site Every once in a while, I take a spin through Trek's web site to see what's new and happening. I've been following the release of the sweet, new designs for Lance's, Levi's and Alberto's race bikes produced by the Project One team. I'm also a fan of the Document Trek. Unscripted two-minute film series, now up to episode 5 and I regularly catch up on the "King of the Mountain" and "Life in the Bike Lane" blogs.

But, the other day as I was clicking aimlessly, I realized at the bottom of the page, you could change your country and language. A whole 'nother world opened up!

On the french site - the FX series of bikes are led by the headline "Urbanité" (urbanity) and the french blog "Trek Backstage" has tons of cool photos and videos. On the Dutch site, there's a funky little news article about a new wax figure of Lance in Amsterdam's Madame Tussauds, dressed in Astana gear. It wasn't until I visited the Swedish site that I found out that the Equinox is now painted a screaming orange (my fav) and there's a grouping of commuter bikes called the Nordic Line. In Germany, there'll soon be a new Trek store in Munich.

It's fun to see what's out there and practice my language skills, which get a little rusty. Plus, it satisfies my wanderlust just a bit until I can see the real places in person once again. 

Comments

Hi Laura!
I will be in the DC area at the beginning of August and am looking for a century to do - do you have a good source for where I can find that? I can travel a bit around the area.
Thanks!
Amy

Posted by: Amy King | May 15, 2009 6:00:24 PM

Hi Amy,
Let's see... good sources are www.active.com and type in a DC area code (20001 is Capitol Hill). I don't see much listed yet. You can expand your search to Baltimore or the Eastern Shore. Also, www.waba.org (Washington Area Bicylist Association) lists events - though nothing yet posted for August. I think the countryside centuries are prettier through the rolling hills of Virgina and Maryland.

Finally, you can always contact one of the local Trek dealers. Revolution Cycles in Rockville, MD has been good to me or call Bella Bikes in Ellicott City, MD -- they have been big supporters of WWR (even have our poster in the window!).

Almost all of the Trek stores in DC have Sunday rides. The premo ride if you're fast is the Sunday morning ride with DC Velo through Rock Creek Park. There's usually anywhere between 20 and 40 riders. The DC Tri club is supposed to have a sweet early morning Saturday ride, though I've never done it.

Hope this helps!! Susan might have some ideas too for the Baltimore and Pennsylvania area - her club does a lot of centuries.

Cheers,
Laura

Posted by: Laura | May 18, 2009 8:46:47 AM

Wow thats admirable. You must be very brave to ride near or in Washington DC. Our nation's capitol is a terribly crime ridden, downtrodden place, and it saddens me. It should be a beautiful, strict, safe place, full of science and beauty and wonderful people on bicycles and walking peacefully.

Posted by: Bob Fairlane | Jun 17, 2009 8:37:46 AM

Laura,
I've recently lost 80 lbs myself, and I'm looking for a bicycle... but I'm just not sure what to purchase.. Do you have any suggestions... I'm 52 and making some life style changes.. Thanks

Posted by: Barbara Withers | Jun 24, 2009 4:11:35 PM

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