Trek Women
October 30, 2008

I'm Back, I'm not lost

OK,  Maybe it's progress, maybe it old age, maybe it's technology, who cares.  I'm back up and running.  

Stick with me while I get some stories posted.


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October 20, 2008

Ready, Get Set, Go!

Cayucos_138 I am working very hard on rehab with my knee and that includes starting back to work last week on a full time schedule, so something had to slip by the wayside and it was my communication with you all.  I am back now and things are evolving so you will start seeing some changes over the next few months.

First of all we have been meeting with Trek and they are working dilligently on gearing up the next Women Who Ride Contest.  We do not have dates as of yet so you need to stay close to your computers and the updates on this project.   As I understand, all submittals will be done through the web site.  We will be reading the entries and soon you will be meeting a new set of "girlies" that will have new stories to tell.  I will still be submitting blogs on a weekly basis that will probably be located somewhere within the Women Who Ride link.  More information will be coming along soon when the details are all ironed out. 

I am hoping you will all still want to read my blog.  I think part of why I chose to continue for a while on this level is because I am hoping you are inspired and for whatever reason you find my stories interesting; it will continue to motivate you as I also try to motivate myself.  Besides I just fit into an older age group that needs to feel that they belong somewhere too.  Sooooo, if you think the Women Who Ride Program is something you might be interested in, start getting your thoughts together so when the flood gates open you will be ready to go with your submittal.  Just remember, it's a big commitment and a lot of work, but one of the most rewarding adventures you will ever experience.

Come Ride With Me.

October 8, 2008

"Gearing Up"

Bike_riding_171 The countdown has begun and I am gearing up for the first day back to work.  Next week at this time I will be back to work and trying to get back in the swing of things.  I'm not ready for retirement yet and this injury has given me a preview of what that might be like. 

Retirement is great if you can afford it, and then there is the little detail of time and health.  Before I make any plans to retire, I need to have a new schedule to step into that would include helping others, health and fitness.  That being said, I need to make every effort to continue my rehab, my new love of the swimming pool, and slowly start taking little "cruzin" rides on my bike.  This has been another journey in patience for me and along the way I am still learning things about myself and what I can still accomplish.  So, for the most part, this will be the end of the story of the knee surgery.   

By the way here is a picture of me with my bright pink bike on the SAG vehicle at the San Jose LA Challenge.  After I got clipped from behind and re-twisted my knee, every revolution after that just became more and more painful, and I had to throw in the towel.  Actually at the first aid tent they gave me a new towel as a keepsake.  It was still a victory to participate, and I did a good job. and I still managed a smile although you cannot see the lump in my throat or on my knee.  I kind of think that the bicycle sitting there on top of the van reminds me of a tiara.  At the very least, it is  a very nice bike, previously owned at that.

Come Ride With Me Soon

October 6, 2008

"Magazines"

Images8 One of the ways I've been using up spare time lately is "Magazines".  Don't scoff me because I have spare time right now, it's temporary and would much rather be back in the mainstream than killing time, but Anyway... I usually don't have time to read too much and feel guilty if I don't at least look at the pictures before I toss out one of my subscriptions.  In the past few weeks, I have been picking up some valuable information and now wonder what else has passed me by. 

I love my "Bicycling" magazine.  There are a lot of short articles with timely information that I just marvel to.  Things about shifting, flat tires, nutrition information and then they always direct you to their blog with training tips from the experts, for instance  did you know that you can beat muscle pain with baking soda?  I gotta check that one out. 

Although I am always asking a lot of questions, the thing about reading periodicals is that I don't know all the questions to ask and unless you are a seasoned veteran who has been cycling for years, some of this information my not come up for years.

Oh, and one more thing, just toting the magazine around with you can be a great conversation starter.

Come Ride With Me   

October 1, 2008

"Celebrate Pink Hope"

Bike_riding_082 October 1st is the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  You will be reminded just about every day because of the profound message that is circulating all during month.  We have made so much progress and millions upon millions of dollars have been raised to fight the battle.  Let's take the time to celebrate the progress that has been made, and the lives that have been spared.  We have much work to be done so don't forget to make some sort of a contribution to the cause that will make you feel that you have made a difference too.

Trek sponsors a nationwide bicycle ride that you can participate in and all it takes is a call to your local Trek dealer or a quick look on the Trek website.   I think all the Women Who Ride participated last year and it was a big success. 

This year I need to be a little creative, because I am not quite there yet with my knee healing in order to participate in an organized ride.  I will do something and it doesn't take too much for me to get attention on my "Pink" Little girl twin bike.  Be thinking about how you will make a difference.  If you are doing something fun that you would like to share, let me know, I'll be glad to publish your entry.

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