Trek Women
August 14, 2008

"I'm Backed Up"

IBike_riding_166_2  have a closet full of stories I want to share with you as well as introducing you to more of my new friends.  The Trek dealer show is going on this week and I miss being there with the Women Who Ride.  Things just didn't work out for all of us to attend so those of us who are house bound are focusing on the work at hand in the neighborhood, and remembering that it is more important to be out there writing so those that want to read about our daily perils won't be disappointed.    (My picture is from the LA Challenge in San Jose 2008; That's my friend Andrew Scherf in the background)  It has been a year now since I have been pouring out my heart to you all.  I want to thank you all for your tremendous responses and support.  I have made so many new pen pals that I promise to stay in touch with for as long as you all write back to me.  I have learned that we are really all so closely connected and that we need to nurture our spirit by connecting with people every day.  It fills your heart with something that you cannot buy at the neighborhood supermarket.    

Someday there might be a new Women Who Ride team but I hope you all never forget the First, just as we remember the first "Big Brother" cast.  I'm certainly not saying Good By, just getting a little sentimental about another anniversary to note.  So, I thought this would be your opportunity to ask questions about the program, about me, about any of the friends I have written about, or ANYTHING I might have left unanswered.  I am an open book any always give an honest answer.  Now is your chance.  I'll answer it all.

Come Ride With Me. 



Hi from your fellow house-bound Trek chick!

Here's my question... Why did you decide to buy the FuelEX mountain bike? That's so cool and something I hadn't expected. You are a rock star!


Posted by: Laura | Aug 15, 2008 9:50:48 AM

First of all it was out there; second you guys all had one and I always need to fit in. Grandson Will had one and I wanted to connect there, and it reminded me of my first bike, my little 24" balloon tire Schwinn. I have taken it out on a few rides and I love the diversity of the Mountain Bike. Now that my road bike schedule is complete for now, I look forward to learning more about the bike and writing about it. One of my buddies even bought me one of those "Mongoose" Helmets. OMG How's that?

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Aug 15, 2008 7:30:10 PM

Like I said, you are a rock star! You never cease to amaze me with your willingness to be a "learner" and try new things. You've got guts lady.

Posted by: Laura | Aug 16, 2008 2:45:28 PM

Hey Marie,
I have a question that I don't remember you speaking about in reference to the LAF challenge. How many miles did you end up riding? You don't have to answer if you don't want to - I was just so inspired by how quickly you took on a challenge that most would dismiss as over their head (for where you were at the time with road biking) and I was rooting you on the whole way. I would love to applaud each and every mile you did. . .

Posted by: Jen | Aug 20, 2008 2:15:47 PM

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