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  1. #1
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    Smile she's here!

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    a bit of background first:

    for years I have yearned for a candy apple red jeep. It actually started out as a yearning for an apple candy red land rover, but devolved to a jeep as being a bit more attainable eventually. Years have gone by and I have become aware of how expensive they are to run (jeeps) and how basically how unstable the type of jeep I wanted was so it became a nice thought. Five years ago I decided that I had put in enough miles on my Trek Pilot (including three cross countries) to justify a new bike and that what would make perfect symmetry for my life would be to get a Trek Madone 6.5 WSD project one for my 65th birthday.

    So I started saving under the bemused and somewhat skeptical overview of my family. About a year ago I had an encounter with a rock and rumble strip that did a lot of damage to the Pilot which set my savings back quite a bit, so much so that I didn't have quite enough saved up by the time my birthday hit in May, But then the SAG guy came through and told me the bike was mine and he would make up the difference as a birthday gift. So I ordered my dream, which also became an off beat fulfillment of my dream to own a candy apple red jeep. It isn't a jeep but it is candy apple red and gorgeous.

    So today I picked up CA Red, my custom designed Trek Madone.
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    marni
    Katy, Texas
    Trek Madone 6.5- "Red"
    Trek Pilot 5.2- " Bebe"


    "easily outrun by a chihuahua."

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    That bike is smoking hot! (See what I did there?) Congratulations!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    Saving for the next one...

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    Woa, beautiful! As beautiful as the bike is, it pales in the brilliance of your smile!!!!

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    Sweeeeeet! The second thumbnail looks like you are kissing your new dream bike I hope you have 1,000's of fun miles together. You deserve it!
    LORI
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    Quote Originally Posted by marni View Post
    a bit of background first:

    for years I have yearned for a candy apple red jeep. It actually started out as a yearning for an apple candy red land rover, but devolved to a jeep as being a bit more attainable eventually. Years have gone by and I have become aware of how expensive they are to run (jeeps) and how basically how unstable the type of jeep I wanted was so it became a nice thought. Five years ago I decided that I had put in enough miles on my Trek Pilot (including three cross countries) to justify a new bike and that what would make perfect symmetry for my life would be to get a Trek Madone 6.5 WSD project one for my 65th birthday.

    So I started saving under the bemused and somewhat skeptical overview of my family. About a year ago I had an encounter with a rock and rumble strip that did a lot of damage to the Pilot which set my savings back quite a bit, so much so that I didn't have quite enough saved up by the time my birthday hit in May, But then the SAG guy came through and told me the bike was mine and he would make up the difference as a birthday gift. So I ordered my dream, which also became an off beat fulfillment of my dream to own a candy apple red jeep. It isn't a jeep but it is candy apple red and gorgeous.

    So today I picked up CA Red, my custom designed Trek Madone.
    Great 65th Birthday present!

    I LOVE your custom designed flames and the shiny red color!!!! Excellent paint job..you are going to get jealous looks from both the male and female bikers!
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    Drop dead gorgeous! Hope I get to see it in person one day. Congrats and happy belated birthday!
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    Gorgeous bike! Congratulations!
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    Marcie 2008 Giant Sedona
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    +1 on the 'brilliance of your smile' ....may the bike give you many more of those!!!!

    Is it someplace where you can gaze at it at all times like I do with a new bike
    Last edited by rebeccaC; 07-28-2013 at 01:16 AM.

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    Wow. Beautiful! Enjoy!
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    What a beauty! Well done, and congratulations!!

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    Beautiful bike!!! I'll have to remember your "treat" to yourself and do the same

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    Congratulations, Marni. I know how much this means to you. Many happy miles of riding.
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  13. #13
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    She's gorgeous, marni. I'm thrilled that you realized your dream!! May you have many happy miles together!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

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    Wow! Congratulations and happy birthday!

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    Stunning bike! Congratulations and happy birthday!
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