Trek Women
March 12, 2008


Every women needs friends.  I don't care if you're Superwomen or a Supermodel.  We all need help.  As a mother of four clearly I need help.  I don't have family where I live so I have to reach out to people and I constantly have to remind myself that it's ok to ask for help.  If a friend has to work, is sick, has to volunteer at school, needs to attend a meeting, needs to go to the doctor's, or just needs a break from their kids, I am the first to offer.  I always pay it forward and it always comes back to me. 

Yesterday I got an email form Katie Gore, the organizer of She Got Bike as well as a good friend and the wife of the fabulous Joe from Joe's Bike Shop.  She leads rides for the Baltimore Bicycling Club and wanted me to know that there was a ride coming up the next day.  I got so excited when I got the email but I knew I had to square away Thing One and Thing Two or I would be towing them behind me on a trailer.  If you know Oregon Ridge (hilly as all hell), there was no way I would have been able to tow them.

Katieme When I saw my friend Michaela yesterday she said "You want to go ride today?"  I said, "No but how about tomorrow, pretty please?"  Without skipping a beat, she said, "Absolutely, no problem."

That night I was so excited about my first big ride of the season (34 miles is big when you've only been doing 15-20 miles in the freezing cold).  When I woke up I packed up my car, my kids, my bike and my gear and off I went to drop them at Michaela's.  Of course, I never checked the weather.

About 7 riders showed up and it was great to see Katie as I hadn't seen her since the fall and we chatted like a couple of old ladies (the guys just stare and ride by).  She always inspires me to be a better stronger person with her positive attitude and outlook on life.  We had a great ride but the wind was totally intense and never at our back (bummer).  A couple of time I thought I was going to take off with my yet un-named Trek 6.5 Madone WSD like Mary Poppins.  It was so freakin' windy but I didn't care as I had beautiful scenery, good conversation, a killer bike and a sunny day.  Does it get any better than this?


UAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAU ,,,34 miles,,,te invidiez,esti curajoasa,as fi vrut sa fiu si eu macar pe jumatatea ta!!!!!!Vointza ta imi da aripi!!te pupic dulce

Posted by: mihaela | Mar 13, 2008 8:41:21 PM

Could someone please translate what Mihaela wrote!

Posted by: Susan | Mar 14, 2008 8:34:26 AM

Thanks for hanging on the ride with me Wed. All riding is good but riding with someone as wonderful as you made it great. Oh and your TREK bike looked FAB!!!!

Posted by: Katie Gore-Traill | Mar 14, 2008 11:01:09 AM

I googled a word or two and got someRomanian, but found an online translator that only changed a word or two to English ... tho' I can guess what UAAAAAAU! means and I agree :D

Posted by: Sue | Mar 15, 2008 9:32:55 AM

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