Karen sent in this photo of her with her stunning Trek:
“A couple of friends told me about your site, it is great! My name is Karen Johnson and I live in Thousand Oaks, CA. I live very close to the Santa Monica mountains where I often ride… Latigo Cyn, Decker Cyn, Mulholland Hwy, etc. I have been road riding for 2 years as of May 2008. I bought my pink bike in Nov 2006, it is a Project one by Trek.. A Madone 5.2 SL. The Pink tires are from team estrogen. The saddle bag, bar tape and cables I got from my LBS. I am awaiting pink HUDS to come out April of 2008. As you will notice most everything on my bike is PINK!!
“Thanks again for a great site!”
Cristin wrote: “Attached are a couple photos of my beautiful PINK PINK bike. It is a pink bike that is also completely accessorized pink. ” Cristin Sohm is a member of the Almaden Cycling Touring Club (ACTC) located in San Jose, California and the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA). Pink accessories include: Pink Trek 2200 Road Bike Pink Schwalbe Stelvio Tires Pink Terry Butterfly Saddle Pink Speedplay Pedals Pink Handlebar Tape Pink Water Bottle Cages Pink Saddle Bag Bento Box with Pink Cloth Sewn On Pink Polar Heart Rate Monitor Pink Route Sheet Clip Pink Homemade Name Sticker Yes, pink hair too
Lorri Lee Lown, founder of Velo Girls (a super cool women’s cycling group in the San Francisco Bay Area), on her custom pink-to-purple fade-with-flowers custom Luna Orbit cyclocross bike. And, of course, matching jersey, shorts, and helmet. And socks. Lorri is also a USACycling Expert Coach, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and Johnny G.-Certified Spinning Instructor.
Amanda proudly shows off her pink Miele bike, completing the outfit with pink jersey and helmet. Amanda hails from NW Ohio, and just started riding in her local club, the flatlanders bike group. She is a step/fitness instructor, and an at-home mom to 4 girls.
Daphne wrote to me after her husband bought her this beautiful carbon Trek, and she was wondering if I knew of a better-matching handlebar tape.
She writes, “I am a Canadian living in Saudi Arabia with my husband who is working there. We bought the bike with a triple crank for our vacation in France this summer. The Trek was awesome and got me up all the big climbs in the Pyrenees. We even rode to the top of one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France – the Plateau de Beille. As I was one of the very few females RIDING up the mountain, I got a lot of attention – which was all directed at my pink bicycle.”
“I’m a 40 something mother of 2 who works full-time and still manages to ride around 200 km a week. I live in a beautiful beachside suburb of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia), and regularly cycle beach road, which is reported as being the most popular cycle training route in the world. I ride with a group of 40 something friends who enthusiastically embrace the cafÃ© culture which is closely associated with riding. My pink bike came about because my husband bought a new frame and passed this one on to me. He had it painted to match my helmet, and I just love it. Where the paint is white, it has a violet pearl sheen through it. I have received many comments (mainly positive) and love the fact that noone else will have one like it. Although I love riding, there was something missing – glamour – this has gone some way towards addressing that flaw.”
Angela from Switzerland wrote “It would be an honour to me to have a picture of ‘Pretty Pink’ (my bike’s even got its name written on the frame) on the ‘pink sightings’ page.”
Vanessa sent two photos with her hot pink racing bike.
She writes “This is a picture of me participating in the 10 mile time trial at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
Kerry writes: “I just found your website and I LOVE it. I race for Terry Precision and have recently become enamored of all things pink.” The photo, by Jonathan S. McElvery, is used with permission. The pink rims are by Velocity, says Kerry.
See more pics of Kerry at her site, http://kerrylitka.com.