Trek Women
February 22, 2008

I am victorious...

Sign_free I walked out of my house on this sleet-y, grizzly DC morning and noticed something. Technically, I not noticed something. The Sign, my vile nemesis, is gone. Vanquished forever! The year-long battle for street supremacy is over!! Adios eyesore, go crush cars in some other neighborhood. We got a parking space back. I would have done a victory boogie; but the sidewalks were icy and wouldn’t that be just the parting shot the Sign wanted -– me, wiping out, breaking a hip.

My morning got even better. The hotties from hottingham took my spin class AND I’m wearing a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn in months. In fact, I’m feeling like a little hottie myself today. I may do a happy boogie afterall.

1:15 pm UPDATE: Man alive, today's a good day. Just got a care package from Trek with a pair of Oslo Extreme Weather Cycling socks, Meltdown glove liners, and some other treats to try. Okay, I'm ready for the guy to show up at my door with the check for $100 million now.


Here's to hotties and ... double snoopy dance for getting down to those jeans in the dead of winter!!!

Posted by: Sue | Feb 22, 2008 12:01:34 PM

I'm doing a little sign-be-gone boogie for you! It's great when the little guy (or girl) wins! -Jen

Posted by: Jen | Feb 22, 2008 1:52:00 PM

It might be illegal, well it is. But After the first month of the sign being placed there, I would have snuck out around 3:30 a.m and unbolted the entire sign and planted it somewhere. those signs always get me because usually there is no road work to be seen. Glad the eyesore is gone. Glad you received your goodies.

Posted by: Lindsay | Feb 22, 2008 3:21:48 PM

I love reading your blog! I used to live in Alexandria (yearrssssss ago....) and love hearing your marine stories! I am amazed at your accomplishments and you give me hope that I can actually accomplish something as well! Ride on!

Posted by: Jennifer | Feb 22, 2008 8:15:37 PM

Congratulations on winning against the signs and the jeans! Ross from the Fit for Women tour was in town today and I got to ride the WDS Madone 5.1. I am in love!!!

Posted by: Rhonda Budge | Feb 24, 2008 7:43:04 PM

Hi all,
Rhonda - I hear you, that Madone is pretty sweet! Isn't Ross a hoot.

Posted by: Laura | Feb 25, 2008 8:48:33 AM

Yes, she is. We had a lot of fun, and today I went into my local bike shop and bought the bike. Ross does an excellent job with Sales.

Posted by: Rhonda Budge | Feb 25, 2008 4:03:10 PM

Congrats Rhonda on your new ride! Wowee, that's exciting!!! I know you are going to put that Madone to good use. Can't wait to read all about it on your blog.


Posted by: Laura | Feb 25, 2008 5:02:48 PM

WOOT! Rhonda, I am so stoked for you and your new bike! We'll have to try to meet up for a ride next time I'm in town.

Posted by: THE Ross | Feb 25, 2008 11:10:59 PM

You that you all seem to have devious minds -- encouraging me to go out there in the middle of the night to move the sign. I like that about you. And, if I could have moved it, I would have. I can just picture it -- dead of night, and I'm in my gnome PJs towing the sign down the street. I would have ended up in the pokey. Although, is that even a criminal act? I'll have to look into that for next time.


Posted by: Laura | Feb 26, 2008 9:35:11 AM

Ross - I'd love to ride, but I have to warn you up front I go slow. But I'll think I'll go faster on the new Madone. I can't wait until I pick it up. Thanks for all of the great info at the demo.

Laura, I think you should have snuck out in your Gnome PJ's and unbolted the sign to hang on your wall as your new dart board or clothes hook, whatever your preference, to remind the sign that you RULE.

Posted by: Rhonda Budge | Feb 26, 2008 10:20:41 AM

I think it would clash with my coral-painted bedroom - hahahaha!

P.S. sorry about the typo above - scratch the "you that" part in my comment. I'm a bad multi-tasker today.

Posted by: Laura | Feb 26, 2008 11:34:24 AM

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