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Forum: Recumbent 07-14-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By ldarlee
Thanks for the heads up. I'll soon be putting one...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll soon be putting one of my 'bents on the market for the first time.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-13-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By ldarlee
Organic smoothie full of antioxidants and...

Organic smoothie full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories (beets, cocoa, ginger, turmeric, mixed greens, blueberries, 30-40 grams of protein (chocolate powder form)). Soak in warm bath with Epsom...
Forum: Great Lakes Rides and Events 05-30-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By ldarlee
Udder Century Invitational

Only 1 week left before the 34th Annual Udder Century Invitational. The cue sheets & maps are ready for download, the food's been ordered, and the weather forecast looks like a great day for a bike...
Forum: Recumbent 05-01-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By ldarlee
Never tried it myself, but have seen plans at...

Never tried it myself, but have seen plans at these sites:

Atomic Zombie
(http://www.atomiczombie.com/)
Recycled Recumbents (https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/home)
Forum: Recumbent 05-01-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,200
Posted By ldarlee
I always use a safety flag to which I've attached...

I always use a safety flag to which I've attached 3-foot streamers of orange-glo tulle. The tulle adds visibility without weight and makes no flapping noise. I use the same flag on both my Bacchetta...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 10-06-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By ldarlee
Looks like we'll soon be on our way to...

Looks like we'll soon be on our way to Washington. Taking an avalanche course is great advice. Never had to worry about that in the flatlands around here. Looking forward to my first visit to Seattle...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-22-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By ldarlee
Great link, busygizmo...thank you! Already have...

Great link, busygizmo...thank you! Already have the fenders on my "winter" bike but I'll need to add them to my others for year-round use. Not afraid of the rain; I figure that it's just liquid snow....
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-19-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By ldarlee
Thank you, to all who responded. I originally...

Thank you, to all who responded. I originally thought of posting under Fifty-Plus but thought that I'd start here first. I did check out the Cascade and Redmond Club websites. Both look promising in...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-17-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By ldarlee
Help me find a 50+ bike club near Seattle

My husband and I might be moving from northern Illinois to the Seattle area in a few months for his job. I'm retired and am now very involved in a bike club comprising folks averaging my age (61)....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-07-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By ldarlee
Lantiseptic???

At a recent meeting my bike club had a guest speaker who's an ultra-distance rider. Among others, he's ridden several 24-hour and 300+ mile events. One of his recommendations was a product called...
Forum: Great Lakes Rides and Events 04-18-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,710
Posted By ldarlee
The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the...

The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the Midwest - Horribly Hilly Hundreds - Blue Mounds, WI (http://www.horriblyhilly.com/)

Looks closed for 2014, unless you can find someone who'll transfer...
Forum: Great Lakes Rides and Events 04-18-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,710
Posted By ldarlee
I'd start here: Midwest Bicycle Rides for 2014...

I'd start here: Midwest Bicycle Rides for 2014 (http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/mwrides.htm)

My club sponsors the Udder Century on June 1, but Union, IL, might be a tad far for you to go. If not,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-12-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,123
Posted By ldarlee
Going through a woman's "change of life" has...

Going through a woman's "change of life" has blessed/cursed me with hot flashes. While I dread the summer, winter brings welcome relief. I'm up in the northern reaches of Illinois and am outside...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-09-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,360
Posted By ldarlee
Liquid Tide in cool water wash, delicate cycle....

Liquid Tide in cool water wash, delicate cycle. Double rinse, never ever any fabric softener, hang dry. If shorts or jerseys start to develop odors, which all synthetics are prone to do, dampen the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-18-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By ldarlee
I got chocolates, earrings, a dozen roses, and...

I got chocolates, earrings, a dozen roses, and ... oh yes ... a new Cervelo S2. :love:

True, it was a 2012 closeout, but hubby decided it was time to upgrade my Fuji starter bike.

364820
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-07-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By ldarlee
Forums member TuckamoreDew developed the ultimate...

Forums member TuckamoreDew developed the ultimate balaclava for winter cycling. He first posted it here:...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-29-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By ldarlee
Up here in Illinois we're close to breaking...

Up here in Illinois we're close to breaking records for snow and low temps. We've received close to 50" of snow with more on the way. Biggest riding challenge out here in the country is the shrinking...
Forum: Recumbent 01-28-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By ldarlee
I thank you all for the information. The...

I thank you all for the information. The Wikipedia article is exactly what I was looking for. Can't believe that I didn't think to check there as I also am a fan.

Sounds like my first step is to...
Forum: Recumbent 01-28-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By ldarlee
Any bent/upright switch hitters out there?

Started cycling a few years ago, and since seeing my first recumbents have become increasingly intrigued. I'm in the very baby stages of educating myself and am hoping for a little help with a few...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-15-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By ldarlee
Both my husband and I like the videos from the...

Both my husband and I like the videos from the Sufferfest website. He's a casual rider and I'm more serious, but they work for both of us because they use a scale of "perceived effort". The music is...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-11-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By ldarlee
I think that my low so far was the Tour de Frost,...

I think that my low so far was the Tour de Frost, a ride for charity. Rode 28 miles. Temp at the start was 10'F, rising to 14'F at the finish. Rode my MTB and wore what I use for snowshoeing.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 01-10-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By ldarlee
Snowshoed for about 3 miles then came home and...

Snowshoed for about 3 miles then came home and cleared snow for a couple of hours. Shoveling the white stuff, when done properly (lift with the legs, never the back), is a great full body exercise....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-04-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,196
Posted By ldarlee
Agreed. "Life is not a journey to the grave...

Agreed.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-04-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,196
Posted By ldarlee
Your take on "marathon type exercise is bad for you"?

I read this thread this morning and wondered how running a marathon compares to riding long distance. I love riding centuries and would hate to think that I'm killing myself in the process. I'm not a...
Forum: Great Lakes 12-06-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 72,959
Posted By ldarlee
Richmond, IL, here. Very far northwest suburbs --...

Richmond, IL, here. Very far northwest suburbs -- walking distance from the Wisconsin border. I ride roads and trails year-round with a local bike club of retirees throughout northeast...
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