Friday, May 06, 2005

Here's to strong women

I love this idea!!!

A wonderful series of photos that I think both our male and female readers should enjoy was started by Doc Shazam with this one (oops, incorrectly identified as Wendy Ingraham, Wil correctly identified her as Jessi Stensland):

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Which apparently spawned an imitation from Olympian Sharon Donnelly (aren't these triathletes' back muscles amazing?):

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Then Doc Shazam responded with her own photo:

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... which elicited this one on Deep Language:

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How great are those!? I think we should all post photos like this and make a roster of Tri Blog Alliance All Stars!! I'll volunteer to put them all on a web page, if you leave me a comment here with the address! The nice thing is that even the anonymous bloggers can join in, because no faces are seen. I'll have to remember to get one with Buttercup when I return home. I'm heading out tomorrow at noon. I'll try to check in from the road with my laptop if I can catch a wi-fi signal - if not, I'll probably post a painfully long travelogue when I return.

In the meantime, also check out the descriptions of the chicks on the Ford cycling team, they're wonderful.

12 comments:

Flatman said...

I am not sure I can lift my bike over my head...! How does that work for me then?

Just joking...

Hmmm...I am not a strong woman. Do you still want my picture?

nancytoby said...

SURE! Strong men are wonderful too!! :) POST IT!!

Wil said...

Hey! These are awesome, and the first one is Jessi Stensland - check here for more like this (BTW, I LOVE this idea, as this Jessi shot is one of my favorite pics - have it in my training journal!).

nancytoby said...

THANK YOU WIL for the correct ID! I looked a long time on the web to double-check that ID and couldn't, because I was using the wrong name! Good work!!

Shelley said...

Good god those women are amazing, thanks for sharing...too cool..o.k., as soon as I can i'll post my pic like that...now no laughing!!!

Anonymous said...

There was no camera around, but I did try to lift my bike like that and I was able to do it. Now, getting it to the ground without crashing it was a bit harder! And that was no mean feat, as it's a POS Toys'R'Us bike that weighs a TON, I'm sure. No titanium here!

-c
TxSkatemom
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Vertical Man said...

OK, I'll do it, scrawny shoulders and all. But not even a giggle!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

can't wait to see your picture like that. I could likely only do that with a kid's bike...lol.

Penguin-6 said...

Helo hello Nancy,

I like those photos, but doubt that I can do it (my bike is pretty heavy).

Anyway.. here is a link for those "men" who dont plan on lifting their bikes.

http://www.pipot.com/images/mariobontot.jpg

Check it out ..

Terence in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Flatman said...

EWWWWW...don't click that link!!!!

My eyes are burning...

nancytoby said...

I just saw that link! That is SO funny! And SO gay!! ;)

Amy said...

Hello! I just started my own blogging! I'm 22 and it's very inspiring to see mothers at 51 continuing in the sport! Keep up the good work and good luck!