Karen Frank writes:
“My Bike is a custom painted Kuota. I use it to do Ironman Canada Race and training. I have the Michellie Jones Pink Tires on it and my nickname Buffy is in pink on the Wheels as well as painted on the bike.”
Here I am on my custom Ruegamer tri bike. I’m short, 4’11″, and was unable to find a tri bike that fit my legs and torso, so I had to go for a custom bike. It fits me great, and it’s super cute, so I feel better while riding it. If you’re not fast, then a cute bike is very important. Here I am on my bike at the Ironman in Austria in July 2006. I have a Dura Ace derailleur and a FSA carbon compact crank. I’m getting ready to order a custom road bike, this will also be pink. I love my bike!
A teammate of mine hooked me up with your great website. I belong to The Shoreline Sharks based out of West Haven, CT and I LOVE MY PINK BIKE!!! My husband surprised me with the beautiful Elite T Class last year. Her name is CC. You can’t tell from the picture but the pink has glitter in the paint. Look for us at Ironman Lake Placid 2008.
Lisa’s husband James wrote to me about his wife’s bike:
“My wife Lisa has been competing in triathlons for many years. Unfortunately, she made the decision to sell her beloved TREK 2200 last year, and replaced it with a Cannondale Ironman 2000. She loved how it felt, handled and performed. She hated the stock color. Earlier this year we decided to have it repainted. Yep, not even a scratch on the new paint, and it was going to be stripped. But you know, she loves it now, and could only hope on finding a jersey to match. Funny, how she hated pink when we first met.”