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05-26-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By Eileen

I hate you. I just paid about double that for one...

I hate you. I just paid about double that for one that does have some miles. Still, it's in extremely good shape. I took it out for a ride last night up one of the intermediate climbs in the area....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,794
Posted By Eileen

Me too. I live in the swampy hot southeastern...

Me too. I live in the swampy hot southeastern USA. I rarely wear anything other than wool, and have been wearing it for 25+ years -- much longer than I have been cycling. Anyone who thinks wool is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,016
Posted By Eileen

ONE ATOM? That's way too strong.

ONE ATOM? That's way too strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,016
Posted By Eileen

I use the homemade recipe from above and use...

I use the homemade recipe from above and use instant unsweetened tea powder for flavoring, or brewed green tea. I actually halve the sugar/salt for pre-diluted "sports drink." Sometimes I use honey...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,016
Posted By Eileen

At what dilution? :beer:

At what dilution? :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,822
Posted By Eileen

I can average 18-19 for 30 miles on a crappy old...

I can average 18-19 for 30 miles on a crappy old heavy 10 speed. I'm old and have only been riding more often than once a year for 10 months. I've only had a "road" bike (said old crappy 10 speed)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,382
Views: 118,153
Posted By Eileen

Vancouver, Washington...

Vancouver, Washington (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=vancouver+washington&oe=utf-8&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Vancouver,+Clark,+Washington&gl=us&t=h&z=11)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,822
Posted By Eileen

Riding a bicycle is like crack -- just try to get...

Riding a bicycle is like crack -- just try to get me off the bike. I've gone from thinking that I'd ride the grueling 1 mile to work once a week (a thought that lasted exactly one day) to riding to...
05-19-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,918
Posted By Eileen

Joke's gonna be on us when all those...

Joke's gonna be on us when all those millennialist christians turn out to be right.
05-13-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By Eileen

And on that note (Fat Franks) I REALLY REALLY...

And on that note (Fat Franks) I REALLY REALLY lust after Veloria's Co-habitant's Cross Check with 700c Fat Franks. I WANT THAT BIKE.
05-13-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By Eileen

I couldn't either -- I had nearly decided on a...

I couldn't either -- I had nearly decided on a Surly Troll and then I read on some other thread "Just get a Retrovelo; you get two free Fat Franks with every bike." The rest is history.
05-13-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By Eileen

2nd. You have to ride them. I have Marathons on...

2nd. You have to ride them. I have Marathons on my Shogun -- I do not wish for them when I ride the Retrovelo.

Snarky, Fat Franks come in a reddish brown color, too. Check Dottie's Velorbis. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By Eileen

Have enough people mentioned the rear pockets...

Have enough people mentioned the rear pockets yet? I just got my first real jersey and those pockets are so darn handy that I am sewing my own t-shirts with rear pockets now. Very handy place to keep...
05-13-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By Eileen

LOVE IT! I was told by this forum that my...

LOVE IT! I was told by this forum that my Retrovelo was a "keeper of the flame." I know it's the bicycle that I will still ride in my old age. It cost a fortune, but I have not regretted the purchase...
05-10-11, 05:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,482
Posted By Eileen

I'm talking months -- since I'll be moving to...

I'm talking months -- since I'll be moving to Seattle in the fall, no reason to ship it here and then there again.

There will be other bikes, I'm busy getting a decent road bike built, selling the...
05-09-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,482
Posted By Eileen

I noticed that. YES I want the darn Panasonic,...

I noticed that. YES I want the darn Panasonic, but it's not feasible at the moment.
05-09-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,482
Posted By Eileen

Holy cow I love that Viva, Snarky! Let's review: ...

Holy cow I love that Viva, Snarky! Let's review:

Raleigh 3-speed rides
Fat Frank rides (I have a Retrovelo)
French bike rides (er, no -- going to sell the Peugeot)
Road bike rides (building up...
05-03-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,238
Posted By Eileen

A Huffy almost exactly like this: ...

A Huffy almost exactly like this:

http://girlsonthestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/1970s-Metallic-Green-Huffy-Spyder-Bicycle.png

I left it in the woods somewhere when I was 12. We got lost...
04-28-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Eileen

I had planned to be in Greene County yesterday. I...

I had planned to be in Greene County yesterday. I am really happy that the plans were changed!
04-18-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,950
Posted By Eileen

Looks like fun to me.

Looks like fun to me.
04-13-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 63,114
Views: 9,635,260
Posted By Eileen

1920's Hawthorne Flyer - $350...

1920's Hawthorne Flyer - $350 (http://gulfport.craigslist.org/bik/2321299423.html)
04-12-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Eileen

Thanks anyway, Spookeay.

Thanks anyway, Spookeay.
04-12-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 63,114
Views: 9,635,260
Posted By Eileen

Fug with or without drops.

Fug with or without drops.
04-12-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Eileen

Bump. It's worth a try...

Bump. It's worth a try...
04-12-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

It's very silly looking. I'll take it off your...

It's very silly looking. I'll take it off your hands. You would not want to be SEEN riding it, would you?
04-12-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Eileen

Huntsville, AL this weekend -- loan me a bicycle?

I'll be in Huntsville this weekend to attend Dr. John Cashin's memorial service. I have decided to ride the bus because I hate driving THAT MUCH. It's a long shot, but if anyone has a bicycle I can...
04-12-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,595
Posted By Eileen

I have Panaracer Col da Vies on my Sports and...

I have Panaracer Col da Vies on my Sports and they are like riding on a cloud.
04-12-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

I hate you too.

I hate you too.
04-12-11, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By Eileen

Yes, as everyone has said, you can do it. I got...

Yes, as everyone has said, you can do it. I got my first flat less than a mile into my first ride on my first bicycle purchased as an adult. DH said "Awesome! You get to practice a roadside repair."...
04-11-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Feisty!

Feisty!
04-11-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Someone else had the beans. Whew!

Someone else had the beans. Whew!
04-11-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Drops, until very recently, did completely turn...

Drops, until very recently, did completely turn me off. I still don't actually have any on any bikes -- I still have the ones that came with the Shogun, but they are quite narrow and steel. I'm going...
04-11-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

I hate you.

I hate you.
04-11-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Stop mentioning the Vent Noir! I am REALLY...

Stop mentioning the Vent Noir! I am REALLY tempted!
04-11-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Step-throughs with straight top tubes (as seen at...

Step-throughs with straight top tubes (as seen at the beginning of this thread) look fine to me with drops. But no, I can't see them on a LOOP frame. I've never seen drops on a loop frame. Agreed, it...
04-11-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Your choice of adjective -- "silly" was a rather...

Your choice of adjective -- "silly" was a rather negative choice. No one likes to have their bike called silly looking. Honestly, you say that my bike is silly looking and expect me to be happy about...
04-11-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

That question has been answered multiple times in...

That question has been answered multiple times in this thread already.

From a "road bike" perspective:

Some people lack the flexibility or range of motion to swing their leg over a diamond...
04-11-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

I saw that one. I do have the beans. I want it,...

I saw that one. I do have the beans. I want it, but should focus on the projects that I currently have.
04-11-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Eileen

Don't buy a separate camera -- just put the phone...

Don't buy a separate camera -- just put the phone in airplane mode. Viola, camera + phone that does not interrupt you.
04-11-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Right on. More mixtes for me to choose from!

Right on. More mixtes for me to choose from!
04-11-11, 06:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

This lady cyclist has a pair of drops on order...

This lady cyclist has a pair of drops on order for her crappy Shogun 10-speed mixte, upon which she smoked titanium and CF bikes yesterday (Can you say paceline?). It sports moustache bars at the...
04-11-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

Some people can't remedy their lack of...

Some people can't remedy their lack of flexibility and range of motion with exercise and stretching. For example, one of my riding friends has arthritis, as do over 46 million Americans.
04-10-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,413
Posted By Eileen

No, I do not.

No, I do not.
04-09-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Eileen

Takes the pressure off. I can take my time and...

Takes the pressure off. I can take my time and find components or a donor bike that I really like for the Raleigh.

I did more de-modification than modification. I took crap that I had added off.
...
04-09-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Eileen

Shogun, weight-weeniefied

I even took the kickstand off. Will remove fug chain guard as soon as someone helps me get the bolts to budge.

Off for a test ride. Where am I going now that I have removed the rack, fenders,...
04-07-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24,832
Views: 3,069,573
Posted By Eileen

Mine: ...

Mine:

http://gallery.me.com/ilynne/100080/IMG_0475/web.jpg

I really love this bicycle. The Peugeot may go to a new home, but this one is a keeper.
04-06-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,944
Posted By Eileen

Hammer, meet nail head. I have started...

Hammer, meet nail head.

I have started riding with a group that does long rides, and I'm in the middle of the pack. But I'd much rather keep it to about 15mph and look at stuff.
04-05-11, 04:05 PM
04-05-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,157
Posted By Eileen

Yes pink & grey work: ...

Yes pink & grey work:

http://gallery.me.com/ilynne/100080/IMG_0442/web.jpg

Although that pic is making me sad -- I want my Dorothy back.

Very groovy bike Spookeay.
04-05-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By Eileen

My mom lost a leg in a car accident. I'll never...

My mom lost a leg in a car accident. I'll never forget her riding her tricycle with the giant basket around the neighborhood in a blue long sleeved leotard. She never did get to ride it much and I...
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