Trek Women
August 8, 2007

Pleased to Meet You!

Laura_maclean___bike1 Let me be the first to welcome you to the brand spanking new Trek Women Who Ride community!

We’re women who grab life by the handlebars. We’re women who saddle up every chance we get in our busy schedules. Speed doesn’t matter, neither does distance or the bike whether it’s a road, mountain, fitness or leisure. The only thing that really counts is that cycling makes us feel good about ourselves.

Hi, my name is Laura. I’m 38, single, never been married, no kids, and I live in Washington, DC. My sister, Jen, and I share a rowhouse on Capitol Hill with our quirky cat, Uncao. I do communications/public relations specializing in social issues for a public health consulting firm. When I’m not out on the trails biking, I’m training for the Accenture Chicago Triathlon (my first one) and planning my next vacation abroad (I go to Europe 2-3 times a year).

Oh, and I lost a person. Yep, I lost more than 130 pounds!!!!

I made the decision to change my life in August 2005. By exercising and eating right, I reached my goal weight this past March, 19 months later. Just like a good bike ride, there were many ups and downs along the way; but, I never veered from the course. I wanted more than anything to transform myself into a strong, healthy, and fit woman and I did it. Now, the challenge is to maintain my weight loss and explore all those other scary life areas (aggh, dating).

I hope you enjoy my blog. I imagine we’ll talk about all kinds of things like taking off the lbs, training, travel, cool Trek stuff, tasty recipes and more. Along the way, please feel free to share your thoughts too.

To me, Trek means journey, and this is going to be quite a trip. Let’s take it together!!


Hi, my name's Emily Guirl. I recently moved to Durham, NC and work at a small chain bicycle retailer in the Triangle. I was browsing Trek's website, educating myself on some of the products, and came across your blog. You're a wonderful writer and have inspirational stories to tell, what caught my eye most was that you grew up in Darien, IL. So did I! Went to Mark DeLay, Eisenhower, and Hinsdale South. Lived across from the Swim and Raquet Club. Spent my days riding my bike up and down the big hills near (I think it was) 71st Street. Just wanted to share and say keep up the good work representing Darien. Thanks.

Posted by: Emily Guirl | Aug 29, 2007 2:50:34 PM

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