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Forum: Touring
06-09-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,931
Posted By falconsusi

I have been bitten by the touring bike bug. I...

I have been bitten by the touring bike bug. I haven't bought one yet as I have no money :) But I have been researching them. And the Marrakesh was one of the one I was looking at.

Well,...
05-20-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,299
Posted By falconsusi

I haven't suffered in almost 2 years! I was...

I haven't suffered in almost 2 years! I was suffering so badly that I had to crawl around on the floor when I first rolled out of bed in the morning. I just couldn't stand the pain. Finally I got...
Forum: Southeast
05-03-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By falconsusi

Me! I only hope that I can make the cut-off time...

Me! I only hope that I can make the cut-off time for the century ride. Course closes at 4:30 begins at 7:30. I am not a great climber so I might just be finishing on my own.519509519510
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By falconsusi

Safety vest sizing on RUSA website

So I want to be part of the crowd now that I am a randonneur. There is no information on the sizing of the basic or the really nice safety vest on RUSA website. Can anyone enlighten me on the...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Cool story to add. I was alone the entire way...

Cool story to add. I was alone the entire way back wondering if someone from the 300k would catch up to me since I was so slow. About 10 miles out I see a cyclist coming from behind me. I asked...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

HAHA! Never! Well, not this year. ...

HAHA! Never!

Well, not this year.

That I know of.....
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Like you I wear some sort of glasses always while...

Like you I wear some sort of glasses always while cycling. Just one of those things this time. Pollen season and all.

That's exactly what happened. Well, it takes experience to know how to eat...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Me, too! 11.5 hours. My entire way back (this...

Me, too! 11.5 hours. My entire way back (this was an out-n-back) was in the headwind. Brutal blowing 13 steady gusting to 26! My saddle sores have saddle sores! Okay, not that bad, but I won't...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

The predicted weather is now a high of 53 degrees...

The predicted weather is now a high of 53 degrees with a little rain :( Still hopefull. But I will will need to wear more clothes now. If it stays this way I am thinking tights with knee warmers...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

The century I did in Sept had an elevation of...

The century I did in Sept had an elevation of 5200 which is a little more than I expect to do on this ride Saturday. I finished (last) with a time of 9 hours which included stopping time of 1.5...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Holy cow! You will be packed up! One thing that...

Holy cow! You will be packed up! One thing that could help you is one of the things I will be carrying ...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

And I greatly appreciate every bit of it! Thanks!

And I greatly appreciate every bit of it! Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,160
Posted By falconsusi

Everybody passes me on the hills :( I...

Everybody passes me on the hills :(

I say one day I will get faster, but I doubt it.

However tubby girls roll down faster so sometimes I pass them on the downhill :)
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Where do I find information on the Cookeville...

Where do I find information on the Cookeville 200K?
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

You are welcome. Yeah, I did the first 200k...

You are welcome.

Yeah, I did the first 200k only 6 weeks after completing my first 100 mile century ride. Some could call me crazy, but I decided I really like the long distance endurance stuff. ...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Will road-id ankle bands work for ankle...

Will road-id ankle bands work for ankle reflective bands? I have these and do I need one on each ankle?

Do I need a vest for the 200K?

The equipment needed area is under construction. So I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,870
Posted By falconsusi

On March 18th I will turn 43. My current plan if...

On March 18th I will turn 43. My current plan if the weather cooperates is to do my first 200k brevet - George Dickel 200K - on the next day March 19th. I hope for good weather and so far the...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Thanks for the advise and encouragement all! ...

Thanks for the advise and encouragement all!

Torture saddle is gone. I am on a lovely flat non cushy Sellle San Marco Era Racing saddle. Nice. I like it. I have had it for about 6 months. Since...
Replies: 42
Views: 3,607
Posted By falconsusi

Psyching up for my first 200K Brevet

Last year I did an organized 200k so I know I can do it again. But this will be my first not supported 200k. So I am nervous in that respect. I will be 2 hours from home and know no one in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By falconsusi

Last year was my first full year as a road...

Last year was my first full year as a road cyclist. I started riding a hybrid in May 2014 and got my first road bike in September 2014.

In May 2015 I attempted a century but quit at mile 80 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,233
Posted By falconsusi

So replacing the skewer. Can you leave on the...

So replacing the skewer. Can you leave on the Kinetic skewer always? So I don't have to change it out for outdoor riding in the winter?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,233
Posted By falconsusi

I need a trainer under $350 to use with Zwift. What one?

O just downloaded Zwift on my computer to see if it would play - it's an older computer. It looks like it works.

So now I need a trainer :)

Can anyone recommend one for under $350. I am in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,328
Posted By falconsusi

sorry. going to start a post instead.

sorry. going to start a post instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,758
Posted By falconsusi

I am thinking about getting a hybrid. My mom has...

I am thinking about getting a hybrid. My mom has a hybrid and I figure when I ride with her on some gravel rail trails near her a hybrid will be just the thing! I am leaning towards the Giant Rove...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,499
Posted By falconsusi

Rained, rained, rained yesterday and really...

Rained, rained, rained yesterday and really windy! Today it cleared up and was 65 degrees with light winds and blue skies. Even though I am fighting a cold I had to get out for a ride! I am now...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,305
Posted By falconsusi

I used to be into hang gliding and my last hang...

I used to be into hang gliding and my last hang glider was a falcon + my nickname susi (susan). I used to go by moyesgirl when I flew a moyes xtralight. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 24,862
Posted By falconsusi

Lovin' my Cobb Randee. I have put about 400...

Lovin' my Cobb Randee. I have put about 400 miles on it and it is a keeper. When you are ready to go to a higher price try one :)
07-31-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 33,148
Posted By falconsusi

Would a Quick 5 be a good bike for gravel rail...

Would a Quick 5 be a good bike for gravel rail trails? Not the CX version, just a regular Quick. I am thinking of adding a hybrid bike to my growing collection. These trails I am thinking of are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 24,862
Posted By falconsusi

Try a Cobb saddle. I have gone through about 6...

Try a Cobb saddle. I have gone through about 6 or 7 saddles so far and now I am trying a Cobb Randee. I like it so far for the shorter nose and it is a fairly flat saddle. I haven't gone for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By falconsusi

1600 miles so far this year. Bought my...

1600 miles so far this year.

Bought my second road bike (bought my first one this past September) - Cannondale CAAD10 and one week later I celebrated with doing 80 miles and 5,000 feet at the 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,707,775
Posted By falconsusi

450935 Meet Penelope! I just had her handlebar...

450935 Meet Penelope! I just had her handlebar tape changed to this awesome pink! I understand the whole bike naming thing now. She actually named herself while we were speeding down a mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By falconsusi

A little bee ...

I took off my sports bra after my ride and a little honey bee flew out. LIVE! I feel bad for flushing it down the toilet. It didn't sting me. I wonder how long of my 2 hour ride was the little...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,750
Posted By falconsusi

I started riding a Cannondale Synapse in...

I started riding a Cannondale Synapse in September. It has the endurance fit. After months of riding (I was already losing weight) I hit a spot in my fitness and fatness that I also started getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,707,775
Posted By falconsusi

I have joined the cult of CAAD! I will post a...

I have joined the cult of CAAD! I will post a pic as soon as I change the bar tape and bottle cages to a more appropriate (for my bike) color. PINK! LOL!

I have taken 2 test rides and am in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,707,775
Posted By falconsusi

There is a CAAD10 in the back of my Subaru...

There is a CAAD10 in the back of my Subaru waiting to be test ridden tomorrow if the weather is good. It is so pretty :ride:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By falconsusi

I wish I knew what flat riding was...

I wish I knew what flat riding was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By falconsusi

Yesterday on my bike I went through a muddy...

Yesterday on my bike I went through a muddy puddle. And then I wondered if it splashed up on the butt of my bike shorts. If I had thought anyone was following me I might have felt insecure about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,547
Posted By falconsusi

Just purchased a Garmin Edge 1000 bundle. ...

Just purchased a Garmin Edge 1000 bundle. WooHoo!!!! And apparently it is like when you wash your car and it rains... It will be raining for the next week! Everyday!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By falconsusi

Red to match those Fulcrums :thumb:

Red to match those Fulcrums :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,755
Posted By falconsusi

You have me excited. I am still waiting for the...

You have me excited. I am still waiting for the call from my LBS that the female CAAD10 is in and I get to try it out. I have been riding a Synapse in a 51cm and have thought maybe I could have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,768
Posted By falconsusi

Around Chattanooga, Tennessee there are also many...

Around Chattanooga, Tennessee there are also many other close cities with big cycling communities like Dalton, Ga with an active cycling FB page. Active cycling in Atlanta area, Huntsville Alabama,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,768
Posted By falconsusi

Check out the Chattanooga Bike Club webpage ...

Check out the Chattanooga Bike Club webpage Chattanooga Bicycle Club (http://www.chattbike.com/)

For mountain biking there is also http://www.sorbachattanooga.org/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By falconsusi

I have the Cannondale Synapse 5 105. I really...

I have the Cannondale Synapse 5 105. I really love it. It is my first road bike. It is very comfortable and fun to ride. Since I started road biking I have lost nearly 30 lbs. I am looking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,806
Posted By falconsusi

You can get cheap priced jerseys on ebay. It'll...

You can get cheap priced jerseys on ebay. It'll give you a start on a wardrobe at a great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,707,775
Posted By falconsusi

I plan to have 2 bikes. That way I'll have a...

I plan to have 2 bikes. That way I'll have a spare should the need arise.

After a little research I think I'll go with the 48cm size as my Synapse is a 51 and I have shortened the stem and also...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By falconsusi

Help with sizing - Synapse vs Caad10

I have a Women's Synapse 5 105 in a size 51. I have my seat all of the way forward and have even changed the seatpost to allow me to get even closer. I also lowered the handlebars and shortened the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,879
Posted By falconsusi

You have me wondering. I am in the market for a...

You have me wondering. I am in the market for a CAAD10 by the year end. My LBS doesn't have women's versions. So I am going to try a men's. I am riding a 51 Synapse now and have shortened the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,707,775
Posted By falconsusi

I just got my road bike - Cannondale synapse 5...

I just got my road bike - Cannondale synapse 5 105 - last September. After loosing weight and getting into better shape (1300 miles later) I am looking towards my next bike. I am researching the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,001
Posted By falconsusi

I agree. At the beginning of my cycling (last...

I agree. At the beginning of my cycling (last summer) the cheapo jerseys were all I could afford. Especially since I just can't have one. And I really like to wear cartoons :lol: Oh, still can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By falconsusi

I have long hair and so it works best to have...

I have long hair and so it works best to have braids for riding. Unfortunately I had some stinging insect get caught in my hair near my neck and I ended up like this 430058. I am wet because in the...
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