Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Reveal



Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed of things that were pink, sparkly and fast

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She told her husband on each of the last two Valentine's Days, that the only carbon she wanted was in the form of a beautiful bike-forget diamonds.
The old saying "Diamonds are a girls best friend" did not fly with this girl.
Her best friend was her bike. 


Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra 2011 Women's Triathlon Bike


And she longed for a pink Quintana Roo cd0.1 for an eternity
(or so it seemed).
As much as the little girl loved the pink camo Quintana Roo cd0.1, it's majestic beauty was far, far from her (budget) reach.
But the little girl BELIEVED that some day her "prince(ss) would come" so she continued to hold that deep, deep love for the pink QR.

Then one day, not too long ago, a glimmer of hope sparkled in the distant waters and she thought that maybe--just maybe--she could make yet another dream come true!!
..and with that hope, a new dream started to form.

A dream that was flat black, silver, white with just a dash of pink. 
Could it be that this NEW Quintana Roo would steal the little girls heart?

As fate would have it, she was able to ride this beautiful steed for several weeks and it was LOVE LOVE LOVE. They fit perfectly and the little girl could go so much faster!!
But with a sad and heavy heart, the little girl had to give back the loaner steed and it was back to reality.
No pretty, fast, beautiful Quintana Roo to ride in the weeks that followed.

She rode several other bikes but nothing was like that QR she sooo loved.

Then the little girl's Fairy-Godfather, Fairy-Godmother and Fairy-Uncle (yes-all three. It's my fairy tale!) appeared one day and told the little girl that because she had been very, very good girl they were going to help her make her dream come true.

And so it was meant to be.
A little tweak here and a little more carbon there....and it was perfect.


I am so grateful and thankful for all of the wonderful people who have made it possible for my dreams to come true this year.

First, my Mom and Dad (Rick-O Racing) , I love you and I could not do any of this without you both. Thank you to my husband and my in-laws too! I am so lucky that my entire family supports my crazy triathlon dreams.

To my amazing Coach Sonja- whom I just adore and appreciate so much. Thank you for everything and for  helping me raise the bar on my own dreams. You inspire me daily and I still wonder how I made into your stable :) xo

To Kompetitive Edge and Ryan, thank you for being the dream weaver and artist behind my beloved bike. You will forever be "Uncle Ryan" to my second baby.

To Rev 3 Triathlon, I am so happy and so proud to be a part of the REV3 Family. Being a part of the Rev 3 Team is a giant dream come true!! Thank you for believing in me.

26 comments:

Dawn said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations on the new ride.

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

You can bend over that far??!!?? And then stand upright? That would be a major accomplishment for me. "Day 1: Get on bike. CHECK. Ok, that's enough for today. Maybe tomorrow I'll reach the pedals..."

Matty O said...

... wait a second... so are you saying you are HAPPY?!?! :)

She is perrrrrty!

Laura Mount said...

congrats!!!

Cotter Crunch said...

my hubby is sponsored by QR. We adore the bike too. LOVE yours. BEAUTIFUL JEN!

middleagedrunner said...

niceeeeee.!!
Love the fairy tale too :-)
Not all girls dream of diamonds, right? (I don't!)

Kiersten said...

You didn't even have to kiss a frog!

Jen said...

Total "awesomesauce" :) What a happy ending!

Kelly Covert said...

Sweet ride! So excited for you!!

misszippy said...

That is a spectacular bike! I hope you have many years of riding love with it!

fancy nancy said...

I LOVE it!!! Not only is it super cute but it looks even faster!!

Heather-O said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!

KMichaud said...

Ooooo! Congrats! Super pretty bike and love the story! It's always nice when dreams come true (I wasn't so sure my new bike was going to happen earlier this year or not)! Although, my friends think I'm pretty crazy for spending money on my bike compared to going out and buying new jeans. Priorities I tell you! :-)

Carolina John said...

She's a beauty! Excellent choice.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Gorgeous! Truly your prince(ss) has come.

ConcreteNCoffee said...

So awesome. I need a Fairy God-Relative! Good luck on your race endeavors!

H Love said...

Dreams do come true! This is awesome! So excited for you! Love me some Rev3!!!

Kristi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm a little biased, but I'm SO glad you ended up with the QR - I know you'll love it!

Donna said...

Congratulations! I saw that bike on QR's FB page a few weeks ago, and loved it!!! My colors too!!! Ride her well! :)

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous and I'm so happy for you! QR's are the best!! (Not that I'm biased or anything) :)

PavementRunner said...

That was fun... great post, great friends, great family.

Jason said...

It's a beauty. I am saying IT because there is no name that I know of......or is there?

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Sweet bike
I think the looks are good for 5 minutes in a typical IM race..
I didn't catch the name...
How about a bike naming contest?

Katie said...

hooray! congratulations!

hillary said...

ooooh i know a kit that will look awesome on that hot pink bike!! :) excited for you, jen!

Donna said...

Girl, your luck shown upon me! I just got a new dream bike too! http://donnainhouston.blogspot.com/2012/05/holy-tri-bike-batman.html