Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Queen of the Pea Pile oceanrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Boca Raton, FL on the beach
    Posts
    395
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hey there from Boca Raton, FL

    Until around 3 months ago, didn't ride a bike since grade school. You know, the one with the basket on the handlebars? Grade school was back in the early 60's if you get my drift LOL.

    When the doc said I needed to bike to strengthen my knees, someone dropped off an old Huffy mountainbike that had been left outside in the elements for a couple of years. I toyed around with it until I began taking it on 15 mile rides down A1A on the beach. I decided I needed a better more comfortable bike and tomorrow I'm coming home with a new one from my local bike dealer. I'm psyched and ready to ride. If I could do 15 miles on that thing, just wait...

    I like to ride on A1A and watch the sun rise over the ocean and I enjoy riding through the local parks. I'd like to find others who aren't in a hurry to leisurely tour Florida at a comfortable pace anywhere up the East Coast or through the panhandle as a group.

    Glad I found this site and hope to make some friends here.

    Kathy

  2. #2
    In Banff, AB Dwagenheim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F400, Worksman Trike (customized for hauling)
    Posts
    1,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Kathy,
    Welcome to the forums. I lived in Boca for a while and call Miami my home. Nice to have some more FL cyclists on the forums.

    Dave
    www.cyclingtheamericas.org
    Prudoe Bay, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina by bike...eventually. (2/3 done!)
    Support Organic Farming
    Whirrled Peas - No War!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Baboon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    I like tacos
    Posts
    76
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Boca Raton, eh? They've got a KILLER Cheesecake Factory there.

  4. #4
    human velocipedio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    living in the moment
    My Bikes
    2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
    Posts
    3,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Killer cheesecake? Sounds dangerous...
    when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

    The Irregular Cycling Club of Montreal
    Cycling irregularly since 2002

  5. #5
    Senior Member bentboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    benicia, ca
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Baboon do you like fish tacos?

  6. #6
    Queen of the Pea Pile oceanrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Boca Raton, FL on the beach
    Posts
    395
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh yeah. We do have a very dangerous Cheesecake Factory. It is NOT my friend. No, no, no!! When it comes to nutrition, there's no place like home. Did I say that??

    Kathy

  7. #7
    Be more like Muir hillyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sunrises by the ocean, riding in the parks,Didn't take you long to find out what cyclings all about! Bet you will wear out several bikes before you have problems with the knees again
    The mountains are callung and I must go

  8. #8
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
    Posts
    13,608
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by oceanrider
    I like to ride on A1A and watch the sun rise over the ocean.
    Kathy
    Welcome to BikeForums Kathy.

    When I lived in Florida I enjoyed many slow, leisurely drives along A1A in south Florida, Melbourne area, and Ormond/Flagler Beach areas.
    This was before I started cycling.
    You are right about the sunrises. Wonderful way to start the day. :thumbup:

    I think it would be VERY NICE to ride a bike along A1A.
    Next time I'm down there I'll have to give it a try.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

  9. #9
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Us Floridian are taking over this Forum!!!

    Greetings Kathy, from the other side of the state!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  10. #10
    Senior Member Baboon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    I like tacos
    Posts
    76
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by bentboy
    Baboon do you like fish tacos?
    "Fish taco cheesecake." It's the BEST! Ground fish parts with cream cheese, chocolate, marshmallow fluff, and cherries. If you bite something hard, don't worry...it's just a fish bone.

  11. #11
    Queen of the Pea Pile oceanrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Boca Raton, FL on the beach
    Posts
    395
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Baboon, you forgot the orange juice . It's not just for breakfast anymore ya know.

    Anyone out there riding in the Frank Stark charity ride coming up in July? Where you say? Why starts here in Boca and goes north up A1A. You can ride 16 miles or a century. Take your pick.

    Kathy

  12. #12
    Queen of the Pea Pile oceanrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Boca Raton, FL on the beach
    Posts
    395
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oops... forgot to mention there are in-between rides too.

    Kathy who rides with the fishes

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •