Trek Women
March 18, 2008

JUST DRINK THE KOOLAID

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In case you haven't figured this out yet, I'm an enthusiastic person.  I get excited about pretty much everything.  I love life, I live in the moment and I love to share how I feel.  Some people like it and I'm sure others find it annoying, and that's ok.

Jim and I have been friends with a couple, Jen and Ron, for a little over a year.  They are a very physically fit or should I say "naturally" physically fit.  They have both been runners their whole lives and they're a bit high strung (in a good way) so they are always burning calories.  I shared my love of biking with Jen and took her on her virgin ride months ago (see Lose Your Panties blog) and she totally got hooked.  She now has a bike that the Loveman built for her and she rode 17 miles on Sunday.  GO JEN! 

Her husband Ron was on the cycling team at Penn State.  Can you say gifted?  Nothing like a guy that is 6'1" and weighs 170!  Poor thing!  Ron was always intrigued and excited about the Trek gig (one of my biggest blog fans) and the Loveman and I begged him since the day we met him to go riding with us.  He was always full of BS excuses such as "My bike is so old" or "I have no time" or "I don't know if I can do it anymore."   Loveman and I kind of laughed in his face and said, "If you hopped on a bike today you could easily kick either of our butts."

The day I got back from the National Bike Summit we had dinner with Jen and Ron and my biking enthusiasm was oozing out of every pore.  Ron said, "I need to get a bike."  His wife agreed that it was a life or death situation.  For real.  He had been sucked into the corporate treadmill and never had any time for years to do something that was so near and dear his heart.  The Loveman and I told him he needed a Madone andtheLoveman agreed to take him out shopping the next day.

The next day I called a new friend and Trek dealer, Jeff Dalik from the Bike Doctor in Linthicum, that I had just met at the National Bike Summit and asked him if he had a Madone 5.1 size 58cm.  Jeff laughed and said, "I have one Trek Madone left and that's the one."

Needless today they drove 45 miles that day to get the bike and Ron hasn't been the same since.  He's like a little kid or happy as a pig in *&%#!  He says the bike "takes off and rides by itself".  It all sounds vaguely familiar but so true.  Bottom line, I'm just thrilled that Ron has gotten his life back and I can't wait to attack him out on the road....and then feel the wrath of the counter attack!  Look out!

Comments

Don't ya just love Jeff at Bike Doctor! He and his staff are AWESOME!

Ron had almost the same coment that I had after getting my bike from Bike Doctor, my comment was "for the first time, I am riding the bike, the bike is not riding me"!

Way to go Ron and Jen.

Susan, When I get back from my two weeks of Desert riding in Albuquerque, Tucson and Sierra Vista, AZ, we'll have to get together and introduce Cherry and Slick!

See ya....

Posted by: Missie Wakefield | Mar 18, 2008 7:16:07 AM

SNork... I just love the whole concept of "lose the panties!"

Posted by: Sue | Mar 18, 2008 10:58:02 AM

nice work on the new bike, Ron. Look out for Susan --she's strong!!

Posted by: becx | Mar 20, 2008 10:20:34 AM

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