Trek Women
February 14, 2008

Happy cranky cupid day...

Crnky_cu_2 How's the riding?

We had a great time this morning at CrnkCu HQ for our 3-hour spin-a-thon. I started the first spin class at 6 am 'ish with a bunch of tall, good-looking guys -- I'm not sure which Marine company they were from (the hotties from hottingham??). Except for the co. leader, they were all new to spinning. It was fun watching these really athletic guys feeling some hill burn. After a particularly devious (if I do say so myself) sprint drill, one of the Marines asked me "Ma'am, how often do you do this?"

SSgt Zoraida Rodriguez from the Marine Corps Band is a rock star –- she spun hard for a little over 2 hours before she had to go to work. She’s getting ready for the Bulldog Bike Race at Camp Pendleton coming up on March 1. She won her category last year and she’s going to kick some serious butt next month!

Folks dropped in to ride all morning, so it was drills non-stop. I pretty much only hopped off to adjust bikes for the newbies. I’m a little tired; but my legs feel fine. I guess I’m not as out of shape as I thought.  We’ll see how cranky I get tonight though. I’m still thinking about doing some more time. Maybe a repeat of last night’s fierce Project Runway will be on!

Hey, if you’re taking on a CrnkCu spin challenge, don’t forget to snap a photo of you looking your crankiest! (I'm trying to look cranky in the photo above on purpose.) Send them to me at laura_maclean@trekwomenwhoride.com and I’ll post them in the gallery. Tell me what you did and what you watched if you’re riding in front of the tube.  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

P.S. Thanks Trek for the 1 World, 2 Wheels water bottles -- they were put to good use!

Comments

We did it. I thought it was the most productive Valentines Day in many years. I thank you for the idea.
M

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Feb 14, 2008 7:29:55 PM

Welp, I didn't do a single extra mile unless you count the toodles around the bike shop parking lot on that Dahon I had 'em get so I could try it, and the extra squirt to the library where our advocacy group was meeting with the city planners to talk about "putting the paint to the pavement" and including bicycles in the policies and regulations :D :D :D Oh, and talking about the "bike fest" we're planning for May...

Posted by: Sue | Feb 15, 2008 8:55:46 AM

... oh, but I am planning to get very cranky and go outside tomorrow, early, and *then* ride out to that bike shop and do some focused exploration with that folding bicycle.
It sounds like it was a *great* morning - you and half the Marine Corp :D :D The scenery must have been delightful and it sure doesn't hurt to have somebody that's been to Boot Camp as *you* "how do you do it?"

Posted by: Sue | Feb 15, 2008 9:01:01 AM

Hi Sue!
Some of the Marine band members were talking about folding bikes the other day before spin class - they take them along when they go on tour since they can't always bring their road bikes (a lot of them ride Treks, but I've got a blog coming up about that next week maybe.)

I like that "paint to the pavement" - it's so important to support local bike policies. I think too many people are unfortunately too scared to ride their bikes because of traffic safety. It's a shame.

You'll have to tell us more about your bike fest!

Cheers,
Laura

Posted by: Laura | Feb 15, 2008 9:47:07 AM

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