Summer Games, halfway point

Well, it’s the halfway point of the LGRAB 2011 Summer Games. How are you doing with your events? If you need some inspiration, check out some of the submissions we’ve gotten so far.

Wendy and her husband took a group ride in Cleveland. As she points out, group rides are a great way to build confidence and learn from more seasoned riders. She also wrote a letter to the city council requesting a bike rack outside her local grocery.

Our friend Melissa is going gangbusters on the Games from her new home in Denver. She test rode a different bike and fell in love with the Electra Townie.

Melissa and the Townie

Looks like a good fit! She also commuted to her new job by bike for the first time. “I was definitely more awake during the day and the ride home helped me relax.”

A&P of The Notables also test rode a different sort of bike (I love reading about people doing this). They enjoyed the Giant commuter model they tried, but are talking about a trip to NYC to see what Adeline Adeline has to offer.

Daniel of La Pedaleada went on a group ride and performed a maintenance task—and videotaped them both! Check it out. I need to proofride MY Brooks…

Cathey decided to perform a maintenance task on her Globe—checking the tire pressure and filling them up. “I never thought I would enjoy doing work on my bike, but now, strange as it may seem, I kind of have my fingers crossed that a tube will need replacing or my chain will need work. I can’t wait to keep learning!” she writes.

Deb went on a group ride to celebrate her one-year anniversary of cycling. Her official mileage tally: 1,140.98 miles. Makes me wonder what mine would be if I kept count! Maybe in 2012. :) She also explored new territory by riding the entire width of her township in Michigan.

Reader Annie from Minnesota has already completed FOUR events. She, too, has logged more than 1,000 miles on her bike in the last year. “I made up a Tshirt that I wear often when I ride.  It says, “Bicycle Minnesota” on the front and “Ride, Fat Girl, Ride” on the back.  It makes me smile,” she tells us.

Keep the entries coming!

p.s. are you adding your photos to our Flickr pool?

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Summer Games, halfway point

  1. Julie Hardee says:

    Ooh- If anyone comes to NYC they should also check HUB – Hudson Urban Bicycles in the West Village. They have a huge inventory of bikes and they sell consignment bikes.

  2. Carolyn I. says:

    I am missing the games this year because I am on a 1500 km bike tour from PG to Vancouver via the Icefields. :( Oh well, it gives someone else a chance to win a prize.

    Looks like people are having a good time with it though…it’s such a great idea!

  3. Dottie says:

    So fun to watch all the entries come in!

    And this is a reminder for me to get down to business and start completing challenges, myself!!

  4. Misssarahchan says:

    You guys have obviously heard about my epic tumble, which has kept me from fully participating in the summer games thus far:( But I rode yesterday! So I’m back and I’ll try to rule!

  5. Cathey says:

    I got my wish and learned how to replace a tube today! I’m loving the summer games!

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