Trek Women
August 11, 2008

"Benefits of Old Friends"

Look at what someone sent to me; I was featured in the "Seniors World Chronical".  Sorry to my Trek Sisters who were included in the picture, but that is the benefit of having a senior friend.  This senior thing doesn't bother me a bit, because I have at least 40 more years to go.  I just have to keep moving.    "Digest of News and Reports On Seniors"

USA: Five Real Women Who Ride Inspire Outdoors Lovers 

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin based Trek Bicycle Corporation has a website which features WOMEN WHO RIDE (See Photo).

"Let us introduce you to five women who ride. These women share their stories and capture our hearts." Of course they ride for the love of it, but more importantly, they ride for opportunities cycling offers. Their stories put a smile on your face and a tear in your eyes. They are Trek Women: Jen, Stephanie, Marie, Susan and Laura. Each of them blogs on Adventures, Outdoors, Life, and provide the backdrop to TREK's message of Positive Living.

MARIE WESTROPE is 61 years old and very proud of each and every one of those years. As a mother, a daughter, a sister and a caregiver, Marie has recently entered a new chapter in her life as a widow with a very large promise to live out for her loved one. She captures our attention with her calm and positive personality. Tackling a new sport and lifestyle at 61 years of age, Marie has broken down more barriers than most 38 year olds. Her story of achievement is impressive and inspirational.

Comments

Marie,
The only way I would classify you as an "old" friend is in the fact that while I've only known you a year, you seem like an old friend whom I've known much longer. You continue to inspire me and I feel fortunate to know you and be a fellow WWR.
-Jen

Posted by: Jen | Aug 11, 2008 5:35:11 PM

Thank you Jen,
That is really the best thing that has come out of this experience. I have met you girls and you have inspired me by your encouragement. These friendships will last forever. We are very lucky indeed. M

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Aug 11, 2008 9:31:04 PM

Here's to the next 40+ years! Keep up the good work!
Henrike.

P.S.: I play in the Senior's Handball League at the age of 30- what's in a number, anyway?!

Posted by: Henrike | Aug 12, 2008 11:09:54 AM

I won't give up and by the way,,,you can always be on my team..
M

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Aug 13, 2008 9:12:23 AM

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