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02-26-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By teresamichele

Editing my signature?

Hi! I joined this site ages ago but haven't been here in awhile. My signature contains a link to a now-dead blog. However, I can't figure out how to change the signature. I see how to edit everything...
02-25-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By teresamichele

You can enter biking manually into a FitBit but...

You can enter biking manually into a FitBit but you have to know the speed and how long you rode.

Apparently, I did just ask this and now I feel silly.

I also just set up the trainer today, so...
02-25-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By teresamichele

Speed/cadence tracker for back mount trainer?

Hi! I have a back wheel mounted trainer (CyclOps Fluid) and I'd like to get something that will ideally help me track speed and cadence. Speed because then I can put it in my FitBit, and cadence...
02-25-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By teresamichele

I LOVE YOU ALL! I have been working on this over...

I LOVE YOU ALL! I have been working on this over the last week, getting progressively more frustrated.

You were all right, but the biggest thing was (I think) that I hadn't shifted before removing...
02-25-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By teresamichele

Replacing a rear wheel (yes, I feel like a moron)

So, funny story. I did the Chicago Triathlon on a 20+ year old, 500lb (slight exaggeration) borrowed mountain bike. When I finished it *cough* last place in my age group *cough* I told myself I could...
02-12-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By teresamichele

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it! :)

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it! :)
02-12-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By teresamichele

I am training for a triathlon in August and I...

I am training for a triathlon in August and I want to make sure I'm getting faster. It's too cold and icy to ride outside right now.

Plus I need the speed to enter it into my Fitbit. :lol:
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02-11-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By teresamichele

Odometer for rear mount trainer?

Hi all! I have finally set up my bike trainer - a CycleOps Fluid trainer - and I'm excited. However, I'd like to have an odometer of some sort because I want to see how fast I'm not. I'm training for...
06-28-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By teresamichele

I went to my LBS last night and tried on a Giro...

I went to my LBS last night and tried on a Giro Indicator and it fits, though I feel like the clasp is going to slide off. The shop guy assured me it wouldn't but I might sew the ends together...
06-27-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,697
Posted By teresamichele

I'm a diabetic that is now on insulin and I've...

I'm a diabetic that is now on insulin and I've been decreasing my carbs and this gives me a push to decrease them more. I mostly eat vegetables for the carbs, with some dairy and um, the occasional...
06-27-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By teresamichele

See, my head itself - my skull - is fairly normal...

See, my head itself - my skull - is fairly normal sized, from what I can tell. It's just that I'm so heavy and carry a lot of weight in my face and chin. I'm worried about getting one that's too...
06-27-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By teresamichele

Helmet for Athena with large jowls?

Hi all! I used to post here - about 5 years ago - when I was training for a triathlon. I did it (yay!) and bought my own bike (yay!) and got diagnosed with congestive heart failure (not yay!).

...
08-05-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By teresamichele

Helmets with a longer strap?

Hi! I used to post here a bit, and then I came down with congestive heart failure (unrelated to my weight) and haven't ridden in probably two years.

The good news is, I feel much better and I'm...
07-16-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By teresamichele

Checking in - injuries suck!

This is basically a whine - but I think that you guys will understand.

A few months ago I posted here because I was going to buy my first bike ever and you guys were SO helpful. I thought I had to...
07-16-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By teresamichele

A good book on bike mechanics?

So a few weeks ago I was basically ordered off my bike by my doctor - Achilles tendonitis in both ankles. No biking, swimming, etc. Orthopedic boot on one foot and PT for the other. Once I can get...
07-03-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By teresamichele

Nope! You asked a question without whining and...

Nope! You asked a question without whining and you can laugh at yourself. Welcome. :)
07-03-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,006
Posted By teresamichele

Where did I say I wasn't going to rest? I'm the...

Where did I say I wasn't going to rest? I'm the one who said I was taking my doctor's advice for total immobilization. I keep getting reinjured (about once a year) because I'm fat - not because I'm...
07-01-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,006
Posted By teresamichele

Yeah, that was kind of the doctor's point. This...

Yeah, that was kind of the doctor's point. This is an *overuse* injury, therefore, I need to stop using the tendon. That said, I'm curious if I could swim with a pull buoy. I wouldn't be using my...
07-01-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,006
Posted By teresamichele

I could get a second opinion. I considered it....

I could get a second opinion. I considered it. However, the problem is...she's probably right. Keep in mind I've been seeing this doctor for 5+ years and she's the one who did surgery on me in 2008....
06-28-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,006
Posted By teresamichele

Well, I saw the doctor. Orthopedic boot on...

Well, I saw the doctor.

Orthopedic boot on the left foot. PT for both feet, though focusing on the right foot till the left foot calms down.

No running...or biking...or SWIMMING for at least 6...
06-28-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,006
Posted By teresamichele

My ortho actually does specialize in...

My ortho actually does specialize in foot-and-ankle orthopedics with a "clinical interest" in sports medicine - so I know she knows it's important I stay active. Plus, I'm twice my ideal body weight,...
06-28-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,006
Posted By teresamichele

Cycling with Achilles tendonitis?

I have a history of Achilles tendonitis, and it seems to be coming back - in both feet. I had started a running program that I think triggered it, and I have an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By teresamichele

Taking care of my new bike!

I just bought my first road bike, a Giant Defy 5, and I am in love. However, I know that with that love comes responsibility.

I know to check the tires every time I go out, and due to my size (I...
05-25-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By teresamichele

I am 99% sure this is muscle pain, and not joint...

I am 99% sure this is muscle pain, and not joint pain. I didn't think about the idea of going from prone to upright to prone, though.

I guess if that were the case, building lower body strength...
05-25-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By teresamichele

Upper back (not neck) pain?

My legs are getting used to the new road bike, but I'm having an issue I think is related to the riding.

I am training for a triathlon and walking a half-marathon.

If I go and ONLY walk, I...
05-25-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,551
Posted By teresamichele

I wouldn't use one without being under the care...

I wouldn't use one without being under the care of a sleep doctor. There are things to think about - pressure, mainly - that can make things worse rather than better if done incorrectly. There are...
05-24-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,551
Posted By teresamichele

You could possibly try a chin strap to help with...

You could possibly try a chin strap to help with the mouth breathing at night?
05-24-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By teresamichele

I am more and more convinced that the thing being...

I am more and more convinced that the thing being broken-in is my rear end.

I am getting a new, women specific, slightly padded, with a cut-out saddle tomorrow after work. SO EXCITED! :)
05-23-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,063
Posted By teresamichele

Do you have a link or something to back that up?...

Do you have a link or something to back that up? I'm just curious because I mentioned it to the guy at my LBS last night and he said he'd be interested in seeing when Lance did this. :)
05-23-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,779
Posted By teresamichele

Just as a note - I joined my local triathlon...

Just as a note - I joined my local triathlon club, and for $35 a year, I get 10% off bikes and 20% off accessories at a LBS (that is otherwise awesome anyway).

You might want to look into that - I...
05-23-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

OH! I wasn't trying to be snarky - I totally went...

OH! I wasn't trying to be snarky - I totally went in agreeing with you - because what you said made total sense! I'm excited, though, that he figured it out. Now I feel like I can ride longer - which...
05-23-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,551
Posted By teresamichele

I had always been tired - but I figured it was...

I had always been tired - but I figured it was because I was fat. A few years ago, my PCP suggested I look into Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I did the sleep study (a split-night study, where they let you...
05-23-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

I'm not sure I could keep up with you at this...

I'm not sure I could keep up with you at this point! I'm not sure what I can do on the new bike, but just that Riverfront Trail loop is 20 miles - my longest distance ever is about 14. I haven't...
05-23-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

This actually turned out to be false - sort of. ...

This actually turned out to be false - sort of.

He moved the seat forward (yay) and moved the nose from being slightly up (I thought it was level) to slightly down and it helped a LOT. I don't...
05-22-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

Maaaaybe - or you could come to Forest Park and...

Maaaaybe - or you could come to Forest Park and ride with me on the hills!

I'm going to try the Riverfront Trail at some point too - once I get the bike saddle where it needs to be and can do the...
05-22-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,063
Posted By teresamichele

True. When I did the triathlon last year, there...

True. When I did the triathlon last year, there was a reasonable downhill towards the end. I coasted down it and at the end my feet went flying off the platform pedals. Whoops.

I'm still of mixed...
05-22-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

We shall see what they say today. Right now I...

We shall see what they say today. Right now I just need it to work for the time being - I can't get a new saddle just yet. Rent is slightly more important. ;)

I still have the borrowed mountain...
05-21-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

I've only tried the stock saddle so far - I am...

I've only tried the stock saddle so far - I am going to my LBS again tomorrow and they're going to help me fit it better (and make sure I'm sitting correctly).
05-21-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By teresamichele

Right - this wasn't meant to be a discussion on...

Right - this wasn't meant to be a discussion on what saddle I should or should not get. I didn't realize saddles other than leather would not be "broken in." Knowing that, the thread is sort of moot...
05-21-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By teresamichele

Breaking in a saddle!

I know that saddles are very much an individual choice, but I have to ask - about how long did it take you to break in your saddle? Basically, how long did it feel like you were breaking in your rear...
05-21-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

You guys are really so fantastic. I just...

You guys are really so fantastic.

I just called the LBS and explained I was just in Friday and I didn't need it totally re-fitted, but I wanted to have them look at how I was sitting again and go...
05-21-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,063
Posted By teresamichele

I was convinced before reading this thread I...

I was convinced before reading this thread I needed to go clipless but now I'm totally not sure. I was going to get them for the extra speed I thought I'd be getting but it doesn't sound like that's...
05-21-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

I've now talked to a co-worker who is a...

I've now talked to a co-worker who is a super-awesome cyclist (he does all sorts of races and the like and has been very helpful) and he said his wife had the problem of not sitting on her sit bones,...
05-21-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By teresamichele

I'm Type 2 - my endocrinologist likes me to be...

I'm Type 2 - my endocrinologist likes me to be below a 6.5 A1c but my eye doctor (who is a diabetes specialist) wants a 6.0.

It normally takes (according to him) 10-15 years of uncontrolled sugars...
05-19-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

Well, I'm currently wearing triathlon shorts, so...

Well, I'm currently wearing triathlon shorts, so there's some padding but not like bike shorts. Since I bought the bike with the intention of triathlons, I'm trying to just stick with them. This was...
05-19-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

I'll look into new saddle. I didn't get any...

I'll look into new saddle. I didn't get any numbness like I was getting on the mountain bike, and I'm built like a guy. I'm very apple shaped, not pear shaped (which was why I told the guy I wanted...
05-19-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,378
Posted By teresamichele

I BOUGHT MY BIKE! Also, I am addicted.

I probably didn't need a new thread for this but I am SO EXCITED so please forgive me.

I took all of the advice you all gave me in the earlier thread, "I'm finally buying my bike! HELP!" to my LBS...
05-17-12, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,402
Posted By teresamichele

Sodium alone doesn't make one gain fat, no, but...

Sodium alone doesn't make one gain fat, no, but it can make you gain weight. I'd guess you're drinking much more water now that you're much more active - so your sodium intake hasn't changed but the...
05-17-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,527
Posted By teresamichele

That's what I'm thinking - it's why I can't use...

That's what I'm thinking - it's why I can't use recumbent stationary bikes. My body is just too big - I can't get my legs up comfortably enough to pedal because they smoosh into my stomach. So I'm...
05-17-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,527
Posted By teresamichele

I just saw this - I'm not sure what you mean. I'm...

I just saw this - I'm not sure what you mean. I'm training for a triathlon, so it makes sense to wear triathlon shorts while training. If I wore bike shorts, the lack of padding in triathlon shorts...
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