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Brenda is a sister

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oh, oh, I have such exciting news to tell! Oh? Who am I? I am Brenda Starr Trek. I'm a fitness hybrid bicycle. You may remember me from my blog back in June, when I wrote about my big adventure at the triathlon:

I have such news to tell. My human Barb told me on Sunday, but I couldn't say until she brought my new sister home. Yes, I'm a big sister now. Well, not really. Because my "little sister" isn't really a baby... she's new, yes, but she's got so much going for her. She's like those bikes that were AROUND me at the TRI... not the fanciest ones, mind you, but some pretty nice ones. She's pretty. See? Here's her picture, after Barb brought her home.

But she's not just pretty. She's strong, and light, and smart, too! She has something called a duo-tap cadence counter, built right into her frame, that talks to Barb's Garmin watch! She can count how many times her cranks are pushed, as well as how many times her wheels go around. I can only count my wheel rotations and tell the odometer / speedometer attached to my handlebars.

Her name is Sophia, and she's a Silque Trek endurance road bike. She's promised that if I'm good, she'll ask Barb to put one of those cadence counters on ME! Barb assures me that I'm still her go-to ride on work commutes, and we *did* have a good time riding on Sunday. That's when Barb told me that Sophia would be joining our family.

I'm so excited to have another sister, even though it means I won't probably be doing any more of those triathlons. Sophia will do those. Oh, and Sophia told me she likes my pedals so much, she got a pair just like them, so Barb can use the same shoes on her human feet, no matter which of us she rides.

As Barb always says, LIFE is good. It's better when she's fit (and both Sophia and I help with that). It's at its best when friends and family are along for the journey (as is ALICIA363, who now once in a while brings my other sister, Uma Verigo Univega, the knobby tired mountain bike to visit). Barb keeps on creatively, consciously, and consistently making choices to support healthy living... and being GRATEFUL for each and every day.

I do, too. I have SISTERS! emoticon

Namaste, as Barb says. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KPETSCHE 7/17/2014 11:44AM

    Both Brenda & Sophia are lucky to have a smart Mom like you Barb! Enjoy your family!

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SWEDE_SU 7/17/2014 12:34AM

    love the blog! welcome, sophia, and congrats on the new sister, brenda!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/16/2014 12:55PM

    Now that's a great reward for a job well done. Having the right equipment will really help your bike leg.

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LJCANNON 7/16/2014 12:07PM

    emoticon Welcome to the Family, Brenda Starr Trek!!! We are Beyond Excited to meet you!! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures with Barb and Sophia!!

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PYNETREE 7/16/2014 9:30AM

    emoticon Welcome to Sophia,

Wishing you many happy miles together!

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LEANJEAN6 7/16/2014 8:35AM

    Oh Barb! Now there is Sophia!--Pretty funny!!!!----Lynda

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RENATA144 7/15/2014 10:35PM

  So sweet & charming ! emoticon emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 7/15/2014 9:32PM

    emoticon congratulations on the new bike! Loved the blog. emoticon emoticon

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    LOL, your human, Barb, sure loves gadgets. On second thought it's not the gadgets it's the improvements they make in her life!
I am sure you will still be well-loved as a comforting friend.

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WATERMELLEN 7/15/2014 6:05PM

    Such a sweet blog! That Brenda has a lovely lovely welcoming spirit . . . . and Sophia looks very amazing indeed!!

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DLDMIL 7/15/2014 3:36PM

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PHOENIX1949 7/15/2014 2:03PM

    emoticon Brenda Starr and sleek, slick Sophia are fortunate to share the same human.

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SHESMITH1 7/15/2014 11:02AM

    Congrats on the new bike! Love your creativity. You must be a wonderful teacher!

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ALICIA363 7/15/2014 10:44AM

    Congratulations! Good job doing your part to understand that everyone in a family has different strengths, but we all help each other.

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LINDAKAY228 7/15/2014 10:28AM

    I just love the way you write that! And congratulations on the new bike! Sounds like you will have so much fun with both of them.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/15/2014 10:13AM

    Good start . . . no sibling rivalry! And glad that both Brenda Starr and now Sophia get visits from Uma too! Awesome. Life definitely is better being fit!

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HOLLYM48 7/15/2014 9:52AM

    Cute blog! COngrats on the new bike and sister!

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LEWILL1982 7/15/2014 9:25AM

    How fun! She's pretty too! I so want to upgrade, I might make that my goal for next year.

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MSLZZY 7/15/2014 9:23AM

    emoticon I know you will love her and Barb will certainly be proud of her new wheels!

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GABY1948 7/15/2014 9:18AM

    OH HOW LOVELY! You both are but just as humans are in different ways! So happy for the whole big family to have a new are all SO blessed to belong to your Barb!

Spark ON..all of you...together!


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GLORIAMAJDI 7/15/2014 9:09AM

    Ooohh, Sophia is one sweet bike!

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MAMAMOOSE54 7/15/2014 9:00AM

    Congratulations-sounds like a nice addition to the family!!!

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KANOE10 7/15/2014 8:43AM

    Hello to the new Sophia. Brenda and Sophia will be a good family to you in your athletic events. I am impressed with that tracking of bike and your watch! That was a lovely gift to yourself. You serve it.

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KALIGIRL 7/15/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon on
Now that's what I call a REWARD!

Comment edited on: 7/15/2014 8:20:57 AM

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NELLJONES 7/15/2014 8:17AM

    Do you remember Brenda Starr? That was my favorite comic strip of all time back when I was young in the 50s.

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SPINNINGJW 7/15/2014 7:36AM

    Congrats on your new sister Brenda! Now maybe when I visit my sister, I can ride you?

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DEW1960 7/15/2014 7:25AM


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