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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By race newbie

Hi Rob, Your best bet is to hop on over to...

Hi Rob,

Your best bet is to hop on over to your local bike shop (I assume you're getting your bike servicing done at one?) and bring your list of questions with you. They'll hook you up with all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By race newbie

Ground hogs run 20+ mph with bikes!

So I just came back from a beautiful ride in the country. Was winding around on the Ironman WI course and hit a nice flat with the wind behind me and I noticed I was cruising about 23-24 mph. ...
04-16-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By race newbie

I had adult onset asthma diagnosed as allergy and...

I had adult onset asthma diagnosed as allergy and exercise induced. I have had allergies forever but now have to take meds daily to treat them or if not I would have attacks. The exercise induced...
04-15-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By race newbie

I'm assuming you're female based on your name..I...

I'm assuming you're female based on your name..I belong to Capitol Velo Club here in Madison. You can come to rides with us if you're looking for someone to ride with? Members of the club do many...
04-15-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By race newbie

Me too and thanks! I forgot to mention that...

Me too and thanks!

I forgot to mention that the wind was NNW at 10-20mph- so wind chill made it colder.
04-15-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By race newbie

Asthma Attack- Finished Last :(

Ok, looking for advice from those who have been there or at least a shoulder to cry on. I had my first ever race today (crit) and after the first lap had a major asthma attack which immediately put...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By race newbie

I bought my Scott here and they sponsor my team. ...

I bought my Scott here and they sponsor my team. http://willybikes.com/
02-28-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By race newbie

He did say that...Conan asked if when just riding...

He did say that...Conan asked if when just riding around if people come up and want to race him. He said he's not that fast anymore to which Conan said "yeah right!" and then he said he was dropped...
02-28-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By race newbie

Any one see Lance Armstrong on Conan last night?

I can appreciate his accomplishments but is it me or is he REALLYYYYYY full of himself? "One of the best riders Conan?" (read upset that Conan didn't call him 'the best rider ever'), "Even Gylenhall...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Thanks waterrockets....this is what we did in the...

Thanks waterrockets....this is what we did in the clinic I was in last summer that everyone was commenting how well I did and might have some natural ability as I picked it up very quickly and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Danno, this brings up another question for me. In...

Danno, this brings up another question for me. In regards to holding your line in a race (not after a crash has occured, but just riding): Obviously you look before moving, but are you giving any...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

If you're a woman I can hook you up! :) If...

If you're a woman I can hook you up! :) If you're a man Recursive might be able to tell you more about his club.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By race newbie

I went from a Giant hybrid with road tires to a...

I went from a Giant hybrid with road tires to a Scott road bike. The biggest difference is when you're on hills, less bike to push up so much easier. It's lighter, has less rolling resistance, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By race newbie

I also setup a page thru the MS site. You can...

I also setup a page thru the MS site. You can order inexpensive business cards thru iprint.com with your webpage address and hand them out to everyone you know as well as those you don't. Then they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By race newbie

..yeah and it's not even hump day! I didn't even...

..yeah and it's not even hump day! I didn't even hear (read) any innuendo, what's up Dr. Pete? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,271
Posted By race newbie

I had that same number last year in my office. Do...

I had that same number last year in my office. Do you hang out anywhere? Anywhere you know people is a good place to talk up what you're doing. I used to bartend and they still all sponsor me when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Is is at Research Park now? I'm thinking I...

Is is at Research Park now? I'm thinking I should cruise around that area and get used to the roads when/if all this doggone depressing snow melts. The crit I watched was there.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,271
Posted By race newbie

I was like you, my first year I was lucky enough...

I was like you, my first year I was lucky enough to have one person donate enough for me to ride. Last year I collected $1,200. This past year I got my boyfriend to ride with me (his first time)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Wheels on Willy- that's May 20th. Did you used...

Wheels on Willy- that's May 20th. Did you used to live in Madison?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I have ridden...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I have ridden in larger groups so am not too scared about that, my only concern is being trapped if something happens in front of me. I'll try to stay to one side...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Yes, the Great Dane Crit is the first race here...

Yes, the Great Dane Crit is the first race here in town that I am planning to do. I was told last year the field was 25-30 women.
02-27-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By race newbie

It builds your anaerobic threshold.... ...

It builds your anaerobic threshold....

Examples of anaerobic exercise include weight lifting, sprinting, and jumping; any exercise that consists of short exertion, high-intensity movement, is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 12:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,271
Posted By race newbie

I would definately go with the gear options, will...

I would definately go with the gear options, will keep your legs fresher. Stop briefly at all the rest stops even if you don't necessarily feel like you need to, will help you in the long run. Grab...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-07, 12:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

I guess the question is can I jump in with little...

I guess the question is can I jump in with little hands on knowledge and still do okay? I have no expecations of being at the front for my first season, I'm just hoping to ride safely (no crashes!)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 11:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By race newbie

Am I insane? Crits, what do I really need to know?

I'm on the board of a local women's bike club and we had a meeting tonight. I have never raced before but started training very seriously last fall (following Friel's book) and am planning to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,271
Posted By race newbie

It's a lot of fun and as long as you take some...

It's a lot of fun and as long as you take some time to get yourself used to being in the saddle you'll be fine. My first year I was on an old Kmart type bike with only 3 working gears. I only did 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-07, 10:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,847
Posted By race newbie

You're a rock star Machka, I had no idea you were...

You're a rock star Machka, I had no idea you were talking about 60+ hours! :eek: You could just lay me on the ground then as I'm sure I couldn't walk let alone squat after that amount of pedaling. :)
Forum: Foo
02-25-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,439
Posted By race newbie

IMHO, depends on their age (and yours)...men...

IMHO, depends on their age (and yours)...men under 30 (mostly) have not figured out what/or who they want in life so thus are not the greatest boyfriends as they are always hunting for something...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By race newbie

Wow 5,000 riders huh? That's awesome! I've done...

Wow 5,000 riders huh? That's awesome! I've done the WI one for 4 years, we usually only have around 1,500. I have a team so it's a fun event to do. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By race newbie

You will learn from the club (hopefully, I did!)...

You will learn from the club (hopefully, I did!) how all things cycling work and will advance you faster than you might on your own. Talk to your LBS or members if you see them and ask which club...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,847
Posted By race newbie

I'll take your word for it, you are correct I...

I'll take your word for it, you are correct I have not done any long races. I have ridden long distances but haven't had that problem. I do squats and deadlifts weekly at the gym with fairly heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By race newbie

I'm 5'8" and I ride a mans bike. I did have to...

I'm 5'8" and I ride a mans bike. I did have to switch out the stem and handle bars though, too far away and too wide as I have long legs, shorter torso. +1 on the Terry seats, I have the Damselfly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-07, 09:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,847
Posted By race newbie

What woman has enough leg strength to ride in a...

What woman has enough leg strength to ride in a race but is not strong enough to squat behind a vehicle or tree to pee without assistance of a door frame or log? This makes no sense to me. The only...
02-24-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By race newbie

Congrats on your progress so far! Just about...

Congrats on your progress so far! Just about every dish in most restaurants adds the salt/butter factor which is hard to avoid. Many chains have nutrional info on their websites, I will often look...
Forum: Foo
02-24-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,439
Posted By race newbie

I'm 3.5 yrs older than he is.

I'm 3.5 yrs older than he is.
Forum: Foo
02-24-07, 09:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,367
Posted By race newbie

Thunder Snow- today

Thunder Snow- today
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,572
Posted By race newbie

Wow, this thread is something. OP- I know I would...

Wow, this thread is something. OP- I know I would feel exactly like you, I love dogs and I think I would have been torn between stopping and probably sobbing my eyes out and the fear of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,928
Posted By race newbie

SSP, glad you lived through that and are...

SSP, glad you lived through that and are recovering- those pics made me feel ill. My biggest fear is a crash like that for myself or anyone I ride with, but like you I believe in the mirror and think...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By race newbie

Will this work?...

Will this work? http://www.terrybicycles.com/saddles/detail.html?item_no=2147800
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By race newbie

+2, makes me insane but what can you do. ...

+2, makes me insane but what can you do. Allergies-boo.
Forum: Foo
02-24-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By race newbie

They had only plowed a small area of road. In...

They had only plowed a small area of road. In some places on the main road you're making your way and all of a sudden a cross street had been done and there was a wall of 8-10 inches snow in the...
Forum: Foo
02-24-07, 04:01 AM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,599,501
Posted By race newbie

I'm trying to figure out why I'm still up and...

I'm trying to figure out why I'm still up and reading BF...oh wait a distraction, the plow guy just showed up to dig out the massive amounts of snow we got this evening. 4:03am and I bet he's been...
02-24-07, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By race newbie

This will sound stupid but when I first got my...

This will sound stupid but when I first got my bike I just thought of it this way- you push the big ones the direction you want the chain to move, opposite on the small ones. And right big and left...
02-24-07, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By race newbie

There's a bunch here:...

There's a bunch here: http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/displayproductlist_v2.cfm?&CGRFNBR=142&CRPCGNBR=142&TextMode=0&CI=1,156 ...you can probably build some options yourself based on...
02-24-07, 03:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,233
Posted By race newbie

Might I suggest taking a video while someone is...

Might I suggest taking a video while someone is riding their bike through that same pass. I happened to watch one of those daytime court tv shows the other day and the video shot of the road...
02-24-07, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,497
Posted By race newbie

It must be late, I totally just had a Silence of...

It must be late, I totally just had a Silence of the Lambs flash "It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told." :eek:

I just use a Spin Doctor brush and Finish Line Multi...
02-24-07, 02:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By race newbie

No, we just got 8 inches of snow in about 4...

No, we just got 8 inches of snow in about 4 hours. ARGH!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 02:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,885
Posted By race newbie

I have this kind:...

I have this kind: http://www.advizia.com/v41/ModelDetail.asp?PkgOrder=29&User=sonyheadphone-lc&Rnd=186 They stay comfortably in my ears and I can still hear the road for danger. They are MUCH...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 02:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,026
Posted By race newbie

Hhhmm. So if your (insert female loved one) was...

Hhhmm. So if your (insert female loved one) was walking down the path, you would want the cyclist on the path to bowl them over?
Forum: Foo
02-24-07, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By race newbie

I've only lived south of Madison before moving...

I've only lived south of Madison before moving here. From what I've seen of up "up nort" and "da U.P." I don't think I could handle there either! I actually washed my car and swept off the porch so...
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