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  1. You don't need to go with clipless pedals to wear...

    You don't need to go with clipless pedals to wear a stiff-soled shoe while riding. My mountain bike shoes have an inset that must be removed to attach the cleat.
    Are your feet swelling more than...
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    Poll: I'll use my lungs to get some air into the tube...

    I'll use my lungs to get some air into the tube before putting it on the wheel.
    Then the CO2 + 16oz threaded cartridge.
    If I don't use the entire cartridge, I keep it for the next flat. Then I...
  3. I haven't got my bike trainer set up for my road...

    I haven't got my bike trainer set up for my road bike (long story), but my knees don't do well on the special spin bikes at the gym.
    I do not have a smooth pedaling motion and I get out of synch...
  4. Dried apricots are my favorite. I bought a home...

    Dried apricots are my favorite.
    I bought a home fruit dehydrator hoping it would convert the apricots from my backyard tree to tasty dried ones.
    I didn't realize that the ones in the store use...
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    If I don't have a competent answer to a question,...

    If I don't have a competent answer to a question, I can always make something up. :rolleyes:

    I attended a 2-day workshop on safe and effective cycling (CyclingSavvy). They cover a lot of things to...
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    Sleep difficulties have been a major factor why I...

    Sleep difficulties have been a major factor why I am not currently bike-commuting to work.
    I have always been a night owl and have no trouble staying up late, great difficulty getting up early or...
  7. Best flat prevention for me? Don't ride in the...

    Best flat prevention for me?
    Don't ride in the gutter or to the extreme right of the road where debris accummulates.
    Watch where your wheels go. Have good lighting for rides after dark.
    Don't...
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    Personal experience is that gaining weight...

    Personal experience is that gaining weight affects bike fit .: losing weight affects fit.
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    It's not fun about 18mph and I won't ride over...

    It's not fun about 18mph and I won't ride over 25mph. My threshold used to be 30mph but I don't like the gusts grabbing at my wheels and I've wimpified over the years.
    There are some nice downhills...
  10. Sunglasses in the sun, and clear safety glasses...

    Sunglasses in the sun, and clear safety glasses for low visibility conditions. They were about $4 each.
    My contacts dry out from the wind if I don't protect them.
    My eyes are sensitive to light so...
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    Cyclists do get ticketed in my town. Running a...

    Cyclists do get ticketed in my town. Running a red light/stopsign is about $150 or $200, the same as the fine for a motorist.
    There are some intersections where cyclists blowing stops (full speed,...
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    Distracted drivers is a serious problem here. No...

    Distracted drivers is a serious problem here. No amount of safety gear will help if the driver isn't paying attention.
    Bike lanes and shared use paths each have their own advantages and...
  13. A good blinkie whether you ride at night or not....

    A good blinkie whether you ride at night or not. I like the HotShot with the USB recharging.
    Some people also run a white front strobe "be seen" during the day.
  14. Did you mean that you are tucking in your bike...

    Did you mean that you are tucking in your bike jersey?
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    Athena here riding a womens-specific bike. 2006...

    Athena here riding a womens-specific bike. 2006 Specialized Ruby Pro I bought new at the end of 2008.
    I suspect the women's bikes are designed for lighter-weight riders, not just for women's...
  16. Aledo Ride For Heros charity ride west of Fort...

    Aledo Ride For Heros charity ride west of Fort Worth is a popular charity ride.
  17. fyi, the Trinity Trails have been expanded so...

    fyi, the Trinity Trails have been expanded so they connect all the way up from Art Cowsen trailhead to the lake roads, all of it MUP and none on-street between there and Bellaire Drive on-street bike...
  18. grrrr. You just can't go by curb appraisals, but...

    grrrr. You just can't go by curb appraisals, but still this kind of individual baffles me and I am more than a little envious.
  19. It depends on how "excellent shape" is defined....

    It depends on how "excellent shape" is defined. Appearance? Bicycle speed or endurance? Weightlifting? All-around ability? Lack of disabilities? Lung function, blood chemistry and blood pressure? Or...
  20. First few rides as an adult were measured in...

    First few rides as an adult were measured in blocks with fatigue and rump soreness.
    Built up to 3 miles after a week or so.
    Did a 6 mile ride after a month, it took an hour, fatigued. It was hot...
  21. AT&T touting U-Verse and CitiBank with their...

    AT&T touting U-Verse and CitiBank with their credit card offerings equally support the USPS and the logging industry killing trees.
    We're off-topic ...
    I bet OP is off riding her bike as I should...
  22. My usual place to ride is on the park roads...

    My usual place to ride is on the park roads around Lake Benbrook. It's a road but there is a $1 daily park pass (or $30 1-year pass) to get in.
    There are very few cars and lots of cyclists. Speed...
  23. What?!! Buying in doesn't bribe them to stop the...

    What?!! Buying in doesn't bribe them to stop the junk mail?!! :(
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    One pedal rev = 1 step. It depends on your...

    One pedal rev = 1 step.
    It depends on your pedaling technique if all your steps are counted. Pedaling squares will get them counted, a smooth motion may have some skips.
    I clip the FitBit on the...
  25. Hey Beachgrad05, congratulations on your newly...

    Hey Beachgrad05, congratulations on your newly found decrepitude. You DID get your 50-mile birthday bikeride in, correct?
    I assume your mailbox has already been stuffed with AARP solicitations....
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