Trek Women
September 28, 2008

Change the World!

Dsc_0249_4One_world_logo_mediumYou might think that because this picture is in black and white that it was taken years and years ago, before they invented colored pictures and cars. But alas! It was taken yesterday. I went grocery shopping with my bike! It was so much fun. I have done it before while I was in college, but back then it involved a very heavy back pack and strategic balancing of grocery bags on my handlebars.
Thanks to my Bob Trailer and Trek Soho, it was much smoother. The grocery store is only 1.5 miles away. Why have I been driving my car this whole time?

If we are going to change the world, we are going to have to start with ourselves. Riding bikes and reducing my Carbon Footprint on the earth is something I feel very strongly about. What can you do to Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse?

Change the world...one bike ride at a time!

September 23, 2008

How to appear more beautiful!

I just saw this commercial and I love it.  As women, I think we compare ourselves too much to what society thinks we should be and look like. Stop comparing yourself to what you see on billboards, television, and the pictures in magazines.  Take a step back and see the beautiful things about yourself, inside and outside.  You will be so much happier in your own skin if you do.

What is you perception of beautiful?

September 22, 2008

Race Update


Chequamegon 2008. The good and the bad.

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Good:
1. Lea Davison said good luck to me before the race.
2.I beat my time from last year.
3. It was very muddy.
4. Temperature was perfect.
5. I got done racing about 1 hour before it started pouring rain.
6. Did I mention the mud and how much fun it was.

Bad:
1. I didn't get my goal time of under three hours.
2. I had energy left at the end of the race.
3. I took fourth in my age group, which meant no trophy.

Overall the good was more than the bad and I had so much fun during the race. It is still my favorite race ever. Great job to Lea Davison for being the first woman to cross the finish line! She rocks!

September 12, 2008

Ready to Race!

Dsc_0152_4This is a picture during the Chequamegon 40 last year. I hope I have just as much fun this year! Wish me luck...race is tomorrow at ten o'clock in the morning.

RACE WHEN YOU CAN, WALK WHEN YOU HAVE TO, CRAWL IF YOU MUST; JUST NEVER GIVE UP.
-DEAN KARNAZES

September 7, 2008

Chequamegon 40!

ChequamegonThe Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is coming up this weekend. I am racing in the 40 mile off road race on Saturday. I am really excited...this is my favorite race of all time. I have been looking forward to it all summer!

Last year I did it for the first time and it was so much fun. There are about 1700 riders, and it is a mass start race (check out the picture). At no time will you find yourself alone in this race, no matter how fast, or how slow you go.

I looked at the race results from last year; I did pretty good, considering it was my second MTB race ever. 3 hours, 11 minutes. This year I hope to beat my time by at least 12 minutes so I can go under 3 hours.

Ride on!

September 3, 2008

Do Not Try This At Home!

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Bill and I drove to Michigan last week to visit family. We had a blast, and took tons of pictures. Nothing topped this one though. We were driving through Wisconsin on the way home to Minneapolis and we couldn't believe our eyes.

This is no stunt. It is not photo-shopped either. It really is a man driving a motorcycle, and a lady reading a novel. We were on Interstate 94...going about 75 miles an hour. They are not even wearing helmets! Yikes!

I have nothing else to say. Share it with your friends...if anyone knows this woman, please loan her a book that does not require riding on the back of a bike in order to be suspenseful.