Trek Women
August 17, 2007

She's all mine...

I've been anxiously awaiting an important arrival since I found out that I was going to be a Trek Woman Who Rides. The great cycling stork paid a visit and a gorgeus Trek WSD 5000 road bike became mine, all mine; albeit with a little help from Sean Walker, General Manager, and staff at Revolution Cycles in Rockville, Maryland.

His team assembled my ride, then Sean did a custom fitting to fine tune the bike perfectly for me. We  added a pair of Speedplay pedals, a tire repair and inflation kit, and a mini pump. Sean also hooked up my new Trek bike computer, which will help me track my rides and performance!

I had to go back to work afterwards and there was no way that I was going to leave my precious new baby on the back of my car -- talk about gone in 60 seconds. I carried her up to my office and made everyone on my floor pick her up to see how light she is. Between taking peeks over my shoulder to stare at the bike and checking the clock to see when I could leave and go for a ride, well, I didn't win the employee of the day award, that's for sure. (Don't worry though, I made up for it over the weekend.)

At long last, the work day ended. I threw on some cycling gear, and drove over to Bethesda, MD to do the Capital Crescent trail. I had enough daylight to get in a 1-hour ride of pure heaven. Man oh man, the 5000 is fast. I was flying!

P.S. If you want to learn more about adjusting your bike and componets to fit your body correctly, here's a great little article from Revolution Cycle's website with some tips that you can do at home.

Comments

Love your pics Laura
Great job so far on you Blogs. Easy to read and keeps me wanting to read more.

Posted by: lindsay | Aug 20, 2007 9:08:26 AM

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