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 😉
Jacqueline Campbell sent in a photo of her taken on a self-supported ride, with her 2002 “pepto bismal” Cannondale. This was taken after reaching the top of Kolob Canyon in Southwest Utah, in Zion National Park.
She had a custom “princess pink” Bike Friday Petite Crisco folding bike in the making when she sent this, “since,” she writes, “I have a small fortune invested in pink jerseys, socks etc!”
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.
Lynn writes, “This picture was taken at Crown Point on July 4 2003, looking east back into the Columbia River Gorge. A group of us did the 80-mile Bridge of the Gods ride that day. The bike is a stock Women’s 45cm 2003 Lemond Zurich – Steel frame, Ultegra everywhere, and Bontrager wheels. It is the first bike I bought in over 20 years (my riding buddies kept telling me it really was time to upgrade from my Sekai 2400), and I love it.”
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.”