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    Out the door roadie gal's Avatar
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    hi to all

    Hiya. I came to the Bike Forums by way of bicycling.com. I was looking for info on a new bike. I discovered I really like it here. I drop in a lot even though I don't comment all that much.

    I'm 42. I live in Northern California, near Lake Tahoe. (where you're either going UP or DOWN, but never flat) I started out riding MTB. I bought my first road bike to get into better shape for offroad and just fell in love with it. For the last 2 years the road has been my passion. I don't race but I do like long rides. This year I managed to survive the entire Markleevill Deathride. ... And thank God I never have to do that again.

    I work the graveyard shift in the ER of the small local hospital. Most of my training/ riding is done alone because of my unusual schedule. It's a good thing the scenery is pretty around here!

    That about covers it... Oh yeah, 2 cats, no kids.

    And btw, I did get the bike: Sampson Silverton, carbon forks, Kestrel Pro handlebars, Campy Chorus 10. LOVE it!

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    Welcome, roady gal!
    The Tahoe area is a wonderful place.
    Keep posting!

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    Welcome Roadie Gal! I too am a solitary roadie. But, when I get into the "zone" I really don't mind!

    This is a great place to hang around, share your stories, and get advice.

    Oh, I have you beat..kids all grown up, 3 dogs and 6 cats!
    Keep Spinning!!
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    Bill, rider of classic Paramounts!

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    A belated WELCOME RoadieGal! A great area you live and ride in. When I lived in California, I used to drive up that way to the casinos and sometimes to Reno. Always thought there would be some really good riding in that area.
    Congratulations on finishing the Deathride! Very impressive. Again, WELCOME! Hope to see more of your posts.
    ljbike

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    Hi roadie gal -

    What have you learned from your long rides? I will be doing some centuries this coming spring and summer, as well as a 500 mile ride for charity.

    Do you use an electrolyte replacement drink? What is the most difficult thing about long distance riding for you?

    My road bike is a Trek WSD (I'm a shrimp, standing just over 5' ) and I needed the smallest frame they had.

    I hope to read a post from you.

    Anastasia

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    Hi roadie. Welcome to the forum. I think you will like it here.
    I too am a solitary rider and tend to like it like that most of the time. It is nice to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the work day and just head out on the bike and collect my thoughts. I live in Northern Ontario and there are very few riders around here other than my wife and a few others that we mountain bike with once and awhile. My wife is a vet and I manage the lab at the local hospital. We too are on very strange schedules so very seldom get a chance to ride together especially since our new son was born in May. We have to split the rides up so someone is home with him. Occasionally we get a sitter and go for a good ride together.
    One does not cease to play because one grows old.
    One grows old because one ceases to play.

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    Hi Roadie Gal.

    5 cats

    Richard
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    Welcome Roadie gal.

    41, no kids, one dog/reindeer
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

    1985 Custom built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
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    Welcome aboard roadie gal!

    I have not a cat, but I will get one when I get my own place.

    His name is Max.
    Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to ride. Ride to work.

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    Hi, i did the Death ride in 94'. I only did 3 passes. At the time i was living in south florida; mostly all flats. I'm in Silex, MO now and just getting back to riding again.

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