I was fourteen years old when my brother was born. I can still you details from that very day - about how we ordered pizza to the hospital, only for Aiden to be born a few minutes later. Or about how small he seemed as he lay in a bed in the NICU. Something about our age gap has always made my youngest bother special to me. When I graduated high school, Aiden was only four years old and so my lifelong dreams of moving across the country for college, and studying abroad, were put on hold. … [Read more...]
Jen Lake & Trevor
Jen and Trevor are East Coast transplants living life in the high deserts of New Mexico with their pack of three very large rescue pups, Miesha, T-Bone and Bumper. By day, Jen is a web designer and photographer and Trevor fills his time as an extra in the many movies and tv shows being filmed in New Mexico. With the help of Schwinn, Jen learned how to ride a bike again, after two major neurosurgeries. Meanwhile, Trevor joined her and quickly learned that biking was a great way to help his anxiety and depression as an Army veteran. Outside of biking, Jen and Trevor love trying to master their InstantPot, traveling around the U.S., and finding the best green chile in their home state.
Original Article on Jennifer Lake's Blog, check it out for more great articles! Having a chronic illness often means having to choose between daily tasks, and often times, making meals falls on the wayside for me despite the importance of eating well. So while the chef in our house usually does most of the food prep, I occasionally lend a hand. Though Trevor is a trained patisserie chef, he hasn’t quite mastered gluten free baking and so, I've spent the last … [Read more...]
"While I have loved the last several months as a Schwinn Ambassador, my bike riding experience recently improved when Trevor received a Schwinn Streamliner of his own. I asked Trevor to take a few moments to reflect on his Schwinn experience so far and this is what he had to say" - Jen Lake I have found an obsession and it is called bicycle riding. It was not on purpose. It just happened three weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have a bicycle sent to me by Schwinn. I started … [Read more...]
Original article by Brand Ambassador Jennifer Lake: Sunlight & Air Somehow, in the deserts of New Mexico, we found ourselves friends with many bike enthusiasts ranging from competitive road cyclists to mountain bikers, and even our friend Tiffany who has been quoted as saying she is only riding her bike if there is money, she often rides her bike to work, or food at the end of the ride. This means we often find ourselves in a sea of spandex. While I love our friends and their passion … [Read more...]
Original article by Brand Ambassador Jennifer Lake: Sunlight & Air Nearly two years ago, I had brain surgery. I went in to surgery with a lot of expectations. I expected there to be pain. I expected there to be weeks of recovery. I expected that there would be months of physical therapy. I expected driving to be tricky. I expected to be tired. And while all of those expectations came true, there were so many things - both small and large - that I didn't expect. I never expected that … [Read more...]