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01-16-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,690
Posted By sjjone

miamijim, you're the kind of customer that ruins...

miamijim, you're the kind of customer that ruins my day for no good reason. What do you have against letting the shop make it right? No matter how hard people try, mistakes happen, what makes an...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,156
Posted By sjjone

Yeah, tried to get the hubby into it, didn't...

Yeah, tried to get the hubby into it, didn't work. He'd go out 1-2x a week with me, not enough to build the fitness needed to keep up with me on a moderate ride.

We're now separated, and I'm...
02-27-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,201
Posted By sjjone

YES! I'm a girl, and for some reason men...

YES!

I'm a girl, and for some reason men assume they should help me pull bikes down. It usually creates more problems, and I don't need help-the heaviest bike up top is only 25lbs.

As for...
02-24-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By sjjone

rhchan-I'm WM too, looks like we both are using...

rhchan-I'm WM too, looks like we both are using school email IDs as screen names. :)

Which race are you guys doing? Against my better judgement I'm doing women's As.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By sjjone

REI has women's jerseys, so do online sites like...

REI has women's jerseys, so do online sites like team estrogen or terry.

YES, do the $55 package. There's a hell of a lot more to bike assembly than sticking the handlebars and wheels on. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By sjjone

um, you put together a road bike and you have no...

um, you put together a road bike and you have no pedal wrench?

I've been through repair training and work in a shop, and still screw up/miss stuff on assembly (which is why a real mech checks...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By sjjone

I'm fairly certain Road is copy edited by a...

I'm fairly certain Road is copy edited by a monkey, or someone still learning English.

Furthermore, Velonews at least makes an attempt to cover women's racing. The only women Road features are...
01-27-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By sjjone

My nutrition text book says you must have 15% of...

My nutrition text book says you must have 15% of calories from fat for survival. So for 2000 calories a day, that's 33 grams of fat.
01-27-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By sjjone

FYI, climbing ability and weight are not as...

FYI, climbing ability and weight are not as related for women as they are for men. Leah Goldstien is about your height, has 15lbs on you, and can beat just about any woman up a mountain or hill. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By sjjone

ditto, diffent development teams, generally...

ditto, diffent development teams, generally longer top tubes, but same production materials and facilities.
01-24-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,861
Posted By sjjone

I have tried being a vegetarian twice for a...

I have tried being a vegetarian twice for a couple of weeks, but have had to go back to red meat for fatigue from lack of iron. I tried iron suplements, but non-heme iron isn't as good, and it gives...
01-24-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By sjjone

$35 a year, usually a free jersey too, depends on...

$35 a year, usually a free jersey too, depends on the yearly budget. Also, all race entry fees are reimbursed, so that $35 pays for itself by April.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,216
Posted By sjjone

ok, so chicks dig scars, but do guys dig scars on...

ok, so chicks dig scars, but do guys dig scars on chicks? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By sjjone

uh, I'm a girl, and I like bibs. I rarely need...

uh, I'm a girl, and I like bibs. I rarely need to pee while riding, so it's not much of an issue, and even when it is, it's worth the comfort of not having elastic digging in.
01-22-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By sjjone

Taking time/days off depends on your goals. 10...

Taking time/days off depends on your goals. 10 days off the bike is long for anyone to lose some fitness. A day or two doesn't actually cause a decrease in muscle mass or VO2max.

Pros and other...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By sjjone

I go with see through shorts and a sports...

I go with see through shorts and a sports bra...no need to dirty another shirt when no one is gonna see me anyways.
01-21-06, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By sjjone

Hey, female college/USCF racer here. This year...

Hey, female college/USCF racer here. This year will be my first for college racing though, so what I have to say is based on my experience in USCF races.

There's a lot of good advice in the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By sjjone

Bibs!!!! Soooo much more comfy, and I can...

Bibs!!!!

Soooo much more comfy, and I can pee without too much difficulty.
arms out, straps down, it's not that bad. Especially for long road races (no way i'm peeing during a race), it nice not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,773
Posted By sjjone

hmmm, well on the other side of things... I...

hmmm, well on the other side of things... I can't get my husband on the bike very much. It's not his thing, he has a nice road bike which he rides with me once or twice on the weekend on my...
01-17-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By sjjone

1) Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo (regular, not WSD). ...

1) Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo (regular, not WSD).

2) Because it was well under $900 with tax, had the best fork and frame materials under $1000. Plus I like the genesis geometry-it climbs great.
...
01-14-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By sjjone

As long as you're talking about reducing overal...

As long as you're talking about reducing overal bodyfat, then yes, that is possible. Do you know what your BF% is now? If not, now would be a good time to get a base line. It's fairly easy,...
01-13-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By sjjone

You can't be a cyclist and not have sizable leg...

You can't be a cyclist and not have sizable leg muscles. Are you planning on a career in underwear modeling where quads are considered unsightly or something? If you want thinner legs stop cycling...
01-09-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By sjjone

Great class, if you don't apply it right away...

Great class, if you don't apply it right away though you'll forget. I got my hands on a friends bike and did a total overhaul (except cables). That mattered just as much as the class itself in some...
01-07-06, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By sjjone

uh, it's been a while since I did math and all,...

uh, it's been a while since I did math and all, but that gave me a negative number.
01-07-06, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,262
Posted By sjjone

I have similar numbers *, my sports doc said it's...

I have similar numbers *, my sports doc said it's genetic and to ignore other people's numbers.

* 75 in my sleep, 85-90 sitting around, 100-110 walking around the house. Just getting on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,374
Posted By sjjone

Ditto to what danno said... Women have no...

Ditto to what danno said...

Women have no Cat 5, and as such the threshold seems a bit higher, furthermore the lack of women mean that unless you live in an area with a lot of women racers, Cats...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By sjjone

I'm a girl, so what I have to say is based on my...

I'm a girl, so what I have to say is based on my observations of my male team, not personal experience. Yes, you'll start out in CAT 5. There are masters races, 40+, 50+ etc. but they are usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By sjjone

East Coasters is a great shop. Check out...

East Coasters is a great shop. Check out http://www.roanoke.com/outdoors/biking/wb/xp-index for great local rides. Three peaks kicked my butt, great scenery too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By sjjone

I was a runner, got the bike, and quit running...

I was a runner, got the bike, and quit running for 6 months. I couple weeks ago I went out and ran 5 miles only 1 minute slower than when I was running daily. I'm serious about racing, but I'm...
12-30-05, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By sjjone

We have three groomed single track trails here,...

We have three groomed single track trails here, all about 5-6 miles long of varying degrees of difficulty. Go to www.EVMA.org and check out the "our trails" section. The first on their list is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 03:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,273
Posted By sjjone

Whaaa?? No, with the exception of ultra...

Whaaa?? No, with the exception of ultra distance races (which are a small percentange of all racing) cycling is very much a team sport. Ever seen the Giro, Vuelta or Tour?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By sjjone

Interesting story, what I could grasp of it since...

Interesting story, what I could grasp of it since the writing is bad. Do they have an editor on that site?
12-14-05, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By sjjone

1500 for two hours sounds about right according...

1500 for two hours sounds about right according to every calorie calulator I've every seen, esp. for a 170lb guy. How do you figure calories burned ?
12-12-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,384
Posted By sjjone

This article is THE word on women cycling while...

This article is THE word on women cycling while pregnant, written by a female cyclist and doctor. And yes, Miji Reoch rode to the hospital
...
12-11-05, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By sjjone

The problem with complex carbs all the time is...

The problem with complex carbs all the time is that they come with fiber, too much fiber is a bad thing while on the bike. Not to mention the portability issue, of say, apples slices compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 27,435
Posted By sjjone

I was a marathoner before I got a bike. There's...

I was a marathoner before I got a bike. There's no way to compare, they are totally different. Why doe they need to be compared? Most american's will never do either, so either one is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By sjjone

Maybe a dumb question, but I'm in the flatland,...

Maybe a dumb question, but I'm in the flatland, however will be racing in the mountains come this spring. Could I switch out for certain races? Or would that cause uneeded wear and tear?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-05, 12:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,941
Posted By sjjone

You mean the trainer isn't supposed to be in the...

You mean the trainer isn't supposed to be in the living room? But that's where the TV is. And the repair stand with the project bike occupies 1/3 of the kitchen, only non-carpet surface in the...
12-08-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By sjjone

During a race or during training? Do you have a...

During a race or during training? Do you have a team with pleanty of Cat 5 guys, so you can work together some?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-05, 02:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,302
Posted By sjjone

Ditto. except the diabetic part. If I go...

Ditto. except the diabetic part.

If I go over 2000 kcals a day, I gain weight very fast. Right now I'm eating 1500 kcal on days I ride less than 2 hours to try and get the bf % down to around...
12-07-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By sjjone

Everyone else, feel free to correct...but this is...

Everyone else, feel free to correct...but this is a soapbox issue for me.

If you have lots of group ride experience, disregard.

I'm a girl, women, by nature and nuture are vocal, men aren't. ...
Forum: Foo
12-06-05, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By sjjone

Not really in the gift catagory, but there's a...

Not really in the gift catagory, but there's a store called "second ascent" that sells lightly used outdoor gear. They also sponsor a racing team! http://www.secondascent.com/

It's in Ballard,...
12-05-05, 10:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By sjjone

4-3, but women have no cat 5. Also, many races...

4-3, but women have no cat 5. Also, many races will be combined 1-4, plus there's at least one girl in this collegiate division who regularly beats T-mobile and Quark women. I don't really see how...
12-05-05, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,117
Posted By sjjone

It's safe, but the point of it is to put on...

It's safe, but the point of it is to put on muscle faster, so generally it comes with bulk/weight gain (muscle). Women put on muscle weight/strength pretty quick with it, so I imagine men do too.
12-05-05, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By sjjone

Uh, I don't mean to highjack the thread, but I...

Uh, I don't mean to highjack the thread, but I have 24 races on the preliminary schedule, 7 are collegiate so they don't count for points/upgrade, but the college women are better than the USCF...
12-05-05, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By sjjone

I've run into proponents of this before. I...

I've run into proponents of this before. I wonder how applicable it is for athletes, because I have no appetite in the AM before group rides/races, no appetite during, and very little after. But...
12-05-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,557
Posted By sjjone

Nike bras are a joke, I'm a 34 DD and have tried...

Nike bras are a joke, I'm a 34 DD and have tried every one they make. Nothing comes close the the Enell for support. It's painful at first, but you adjust. It's 20% lycra (normal sports bras are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,775
Posted By sjjone

If you can't feel the benefit, you're doing it...

If you can't feel the benefit, you're doing it wrong (the group that is). A good paceline isn't rocket science, but for some reason people can't seem to figure it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,950
Posted By sjjone

No one's comenting on the ultimate OCP pose in...

No one's comenting on the ultimate OCP pose in the print edition?!!?! Full team kit, in front of coffee shop, arms folded over handle bars WITH LATTE IN HAND. It's avatar worthy for a few of you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-05, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By sjjone

35+ I hit the road 20-35 Single track under...

35+ I hit the road
20-35 Single track
under 20 or if it's been raining, trainer. The trails are too delicate to risk when they're soaked. Only snows once or twice a year, I'll try mt biking this...
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