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Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-21-16, 09:24 AM
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Views: 197,908
Posted By valygrl
The lady just texted me back, he was chipped, the...

The lady just texted me back, he was chipped, the phone number was wrong but they tracked him down through a local vet and he is back home, he went missing last night and the owners were frantic. ...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-21-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8,404
Views: 197,908
Posted By valygrl
Thanks HP, that sets my mind at ease. She said...

Thanks HP, that sets my mind at ease. She said she would take him to the humane society if they couldn't connect with the owner.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-21-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8,404
Views: 197,908
Posted By valygrl
Thanks guys. On today's training ride, two...

Thanks guys.

On today's training ride, two blocks from my house, there was a dachshund wandering around in the street. No collar. Really docile but scared. A woman in a car stopped and...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By valygrl
other things to check - the stuff in your seat...

other things to check - the stuff in your seat bag hitting the saddle rails. the little end of the front derailleur cable sticking out and getting hit by the crank.

good luck, tracking down...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-20-16, 09:36 AM
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Views: 197,908
Posted By valygrl
I think colorado training camp can get some...

I think colorado training camp can get some credit? :) :)

So, I've been pretty quiet lately. Some of you know this - I crashed on a training ride last month and gave myself a concussion. It...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-19-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
Really sorry Dalai. Take care of yourself if you...

Really sorry Dalai. Take care of yourself if you can.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-15-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
mine was just half a pinky-joint. there's a...

mine was just half a pinky-joint. there's a colorado joke in there somewhere, but it happened in the valley (yosemite).
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By valygrl
you pushed the button for too long and you are in...

you pushed the button for too long and you are in crash recovery mode.
Ask a Mechanic: Shimano Di2 crash recovery mode - VeloNews.com...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-15-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
ugh. glad it wasn't worse. I know what...

ugh. glad it wasn't worse.

I know what it's like to hope to see a finger there... but to be disappointed. Luckily, not index.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-15-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
no please no pics.

no please no pics.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-15-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
Yikes! story?

Yikes! story?
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-15-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,567
Posted By valygrl
I can win a sprint with 600 watts. she may be a...

I can win a sprint with 600 watts. she may be a lightweight, like, me.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-15-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,567
Posted By valygrl
Not here - we race. My fields are small, but...

Not here - we race. My fields are small, but bigger than 6, so maybe that is different.



Joking/being a goofball doesn't make you any friends.


Here's how i see this: some people use...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By valygrl
i would not use that plastic bag advice ^^. ...

i would not use that plastic bag advice ^^.

Buy or borrow a bike case and pack it and fly with it, or use bikeflights.com or shipbikes.com and use their packaging. those services are cheaper than...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By valygrl
can't you just ship or fly with your own bike?

can't you just ship or fly with your own bike?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25,644
Views: 14,399,975
Posted By valygrl
bummer!!! a bunch of years ago, i bought my...

bummer!!! a bunch of years ago, i bought my first (and last) brand new car, and before i even had license plates on it, someone rear-ended me on the freeway for $12K of damage. So, there's that. ...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-08-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By valygrl
You need to read the book Training and Racing...

You need to read the book Training and Racing with Power Meter by Allen & Coggan, and then use TP, Cycling Analytics, Golden Cheetah or really anything other than Strava to track your training load. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By valygrl
While you're at it, test ride a Specialized Amira...

While you're at it, test ride a Specialized Amira as well. I just picked up a used one and it's really nice. Both the Trek and the Liv are endurance geometry (despite Liv being billed as a race...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-08-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15,888
Views: 776,126
Posted By valygrl
I know, weird, I'm tempted to buy one even though...

I know, weird, I'm tempted to buy one even though I already decided now is not the time for another wheel.... anyone know if there is something wrong with it?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By valygrl
A 50 or 60mm stem on a road bike indicates to me...

A 50 or 60mm stem on a road bike indicates to me that the frame is too long for you. That might change with a more comfortable saddle, though. putting money into 10 year old technology would not be...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By valygrl
I'm 5'2" and ride 165s, i rode 170 for years but...

I'm 5'2" and ride 165s, i rode 170 for years but switched and won't go back.

I think you are wasting your money upgrading that bike, just get a new one.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By valygrl
I would put it inside the car if at all possible...

I would put it inside the car if at all possible - theft, road dirt, rocks thrown by other cars. You definitely need to learn to take wheels on/off and deal with the disc brakes, so may as well go...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-30-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
March. :) but Carmel in Feb is not totally out...

March. :) but Carmel in Feb is not totally out of the question.

i'm going to go to Tucson again, but i'm not going to go for 2-5 weeks like the last few years. Just 1 week if my coach does her...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-30-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
Ugh, you are planning a trip to Tucson now, the...

Ugh, you are planning a trip to Tucson now, the year where I'm finally like, i'm so over Tucson, i want to go to California. :)
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-30-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 252,978
Posted By valygrl
Tucson road biking is great. Don't know much...

Tucson road biking is great. Don't know much about Scottsdale - i hear MTB is good, road is not so great. I think NorCal is too rainy in early February.
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