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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-08-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Berta
I had this same experience in LA, but not in New...

I had this same experience in LA, but not in New Jersey to North Carolina. The ocean looked slightly higher in Daytona. I remember the road illusion on these long stretches of rural roads many years...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-17-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,623
Posted By Berta
In my experience, you're selling yourself short,...

In my experience, you're selling yourself short, Hypno. :)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,242
Posted By Berta
I thought your post was just letting the OP know...

I thought your post was just letting the OP know that she might have to be patient and wait for women on BF to find the thread and give advice. If an OP doesn't have many posts under their belt, this...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,242
Posted By Berta
You'll be much happier with just the shorts, but...

You'll be much happier with just the shorts, but if I had to wear underwear under mine, I'd probably buy some of those snug-fitting, nylon/spandex men's low-rise type. That might sound strange, but I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Berta
I had to do the same with my Groove--no...

I had to do the same with my Groove--no experiebce, very few tools and in desperate (ha) need of a bike that actually fit me (short rider). I'm very happy with it.

It's funny that the Saga is...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-02-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Berta
Since your riding area will be hilly and you will...

Since your riding area will be hilly and you will often have a child in tow, you might want more than three speeds. This would eliminate a few bikes from your list. I hope this helps.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-21-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Berta
Also Kona Kapu.

Also Kona Kapu.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By Berta
If you have a way to get around, look on...

If you have a way to get around, look on Craigslist in your area. Some brands to consider for a used mtb or hybrid:

Mongoose
Fuji
Giant
Trek
Jamis
Diamondback
Specialized
Cannondale
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-22-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Berta
I hear you. I wanted one with a similar degree of...

I hear you. I wanted one with a similar degree of sweep as the Mary but with less rise to use on a different bike, and I lucked out with an on-sale Civia model a few years back. But you could...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-21-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Berta
Best of luck to you. I had an On-One Mary that...

Best of luck to you. I had an On-One Mary that came on a used bike and really liked it.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-21-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Berta
If you decide you need to spend less and can...

If you decide you need to spend less and can forgo the 'loop' or 'H' part of the Jones models, Soma, Surly, Origin8 and Velo Orange have bars with a similar sweep, some with very minimal or no rise....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-07-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By Berta
Have you identified specifically what is making...

Have you identified specifically what is making you feel self-conscious, i.e. do you see your bikes in the eyes of others as symbols of money frivolously (or just oddly) spent, and/or are you more...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Berta
As far as I know, the 50-58cm Soma BV framesets...

As far as I know, the 50-58cm Soma BV framesets are made for 700c. BTW, I ride a Soma Groove and I'm very happy with it.

Public makes a mixte with 700c.

Trek's mixte is called Belleville. I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-04-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Berta
I've always wanted a good excuse to buy one of...

I've always wanted a good excuse to buy one of these.
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-15-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Berta
I wonder if lambswool (the kind people sometimes...

I wonder if lambswool (the kind people sometimes use in their shoes for sore spots) might help, just because I've been considering it for my toes for rides longer than an hour below 25, but I've yet...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 01-01-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,593
Posted By Berta
My brother is looking at hybrids and likes the...

My brother is looking at hybrids and likes the look of the Coda's steel frame. There are so many things to learn and consider when you've been off a bike for X many years; I had to do this myself and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-25-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Berta
Green leafies are always good and always...

Green leafies are always good and always recommended no matter what the diet, it seems. Spinach is great on sandwiches (if you like spinach, of course); so are mustard greens or turnip greens if you...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-25-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,935
Posted By Berta
See if Scott (REI) and Cannondale have something...

See if Scott (REI) and Cannondale have something in women's bikes, maybe Trek too. I know up to around 2012? the Cannondale Quick women's series carried an XS frame, but I don't think they do now. If...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-12-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Berta
I've read that you can ride on the road using the...

I've read that you can ride on the road using the trainer skewer, but I don't have any personal experience with trainers, so someone else will answer this more definitely. The trainer will add wear...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-11-14, 03:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,801
Posted By Berta
I don't trust myself to ride outside all winter,...

I don't trust myself to ride outside all winter, so I'm looking at trainers now. I wish tights and long sleeves could cut it around here. Last winter I wore an absurd number of layers and still...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-10-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,801
Posted By Berta
I found I've finally internalized a rule I made...

I found I've finally internalized a rule I made for myself many years ago. I used to give myself a ten-minute leeway to quit whatever physical activity I was doing; i.e. if it was still utterly...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-10-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,087
Posted By Berta
Coal Buster and OldTryGuy make good points IMO,...

Coal Buster and OldTryGuy make good points IMO, that there certainly could be other contributing factors in your case. There's plenty of good dietary advice and experience here, and getting a second...
Forum: Recreational & Family 10-07-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Berta
From the limited research I've done across brands...

From the limited research I've done across brands among similar models, I don't see any major differences in quality. If the brands you're considering are reputable and you're sticking close to your...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 10-01-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,015
Posted By Berta
I already want to ride it. Can't wait to see it...

I already want to ride it. Can't wait to see it finished, so I hope the rest goes smoothly.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-27-14, 12:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,022
Posted By Berta
You are obviously very devoted, but that's quite...

You are obviously very devoted, but that's quite a heavy load of responsibility! There are all kinds of reasons why you need to be able to do what you love, like keeping your sanity and physical...
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