I’m pretty sure that I am not the average athlete that Trek creates their amazing customized bicycles for. I use my bike to have fun, to take me to and from work and in most recent plans, I am using it to severely reduce my carbon footprint during my Big Green Road Trip scheduled for this summer.
My new bike is not only big enough for my tall frame, it is fast, smooth, and oh so beautiful. And the most wonderful part is that is it 100% recyclable. Can you believe that?
I am so thankful to the awesome team at Trek for building me such a sweet bike. Eric “Hootie” Bjorling, Marketing Director at Trek, was the communication behind the whole project. He saw the project beginning to end and coordinated all the spokes that completed the wheel. Michael Leighton is the man behind the bike, literally. He took the specifications of what I wanted in a bike, combined them with my long legs and came up with the original blueprint. He then put this into action and built the bike. The talented artist behind the custom paint job that represents my free and adventurous spirit is Stacey Carnell. She took my story of living life as a journey and captured it with thousands of little birdies.
I would also like to extend a HUGE thank you to my dear friend Steve Crandall who has been my biggest promoter since the beginning of 6footsix. Had it not been for him randomly conversing with Steve Baumann (chief designer at Trek) on an airplane, I would not have been presented with a wonderful custom bike from Trek.
I am so excited to go explore with my new bike. Never, as a full grown female, have I been so comfortable while riding a bike. In the past my legs were scrunched up for the entire ride or my seat was raised so high that my center of gravity drove the rest of my weight into my shoulders and wrists clutching handle bars much lower than my raised rear. Neither of these uncomfortable situations made for a pleasant ride. But as you can see, I never will have those worries again; and That’s Colleenification!
Get ready for my next video: High Fives on Bikes!