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Forum: Commuting
03-15-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By tahoe_girl

I think I'm going to try the Specialized...

I think I'm going to try the Specialized suggestion. I've been on gators going on 2 seasons and have not been totally sold on them. Time to try something new
Forum: Commuting
03-15-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By tahoe_girl

Yeah I'm on 25's. The debris mainly consists of...

Yeah I'm on 25's. The debris mainly consists of twigs, pinecones,pepples, sand, etc. The paved paths are in pretty decent shape, but there are a few potholes here and there.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks everyone! I'm currently using Gators now,...

Thanks everyone! I'm currently using Gators now, and unfortunately, they have not been as reliable as I had hoped. I was wondering if I could swap out for cycle cross tires. Would that makes sense?
Forum: Commuting
03-15-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By tahoe_girl

Debris + flats = No Fun

Hi,

So, I am starting my commute by bike again now that all the snow has melted off the bike paths. However, the paths are still "closed" so they have not been cleaned and maintained, which means...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,451
Posted By tahoe_girl

Bike Advice

Good morning everyone,

So, I am in the market for yet another new road bike (my 5th bike in 2 years). I am debating between a Trek Slique or a Trek Edomonde - both WSD. I'm not sure which one...
08-23-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks, everyone, for such great advice. I...

Thanks, everyone, for such great advice. I definitely kept your notes in my head during my rides last week. I definitely applied some of the advice, though my speeds were slower than my past hilly...
08-17-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By tahoe_girl

Hill Climb Advice

I'm trying to work harder on my pedal technique, and I feel pretty good about my progress. But quick question on hill climbs. My spin instructor says "butt on the back of the saddle, and heels down"....
06-08-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By tahoe_girl

I guess practice makes perfect, huh? I sure am...

I guess practice makes perfect, huh? I sure am glad I am not the only one with this training hiccup. I'm going to try and take your lead and just enjoy the ride and wait for the speed to come back....
06-08-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By tahoe_girl

Both :) I would like my pedaling to be more...

Both :) I would like my pedaling to be more efficient, but I also want to be faster, too.
04-23-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By tahoe_girl

Great, thanks for the information. Typically,...

Great, thanks for the information. Typically, will my HR be higher when I am in the higher gear or the lower one? I've been riding for a few years now, but I am now getting interested in efficiency...
04-22-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By tahoe_girl

What's more important.....

....... cadence or mph? When I'm in a lighter gear, my cadence is higher but my mph is lower. When I am in a bigger gear, bike computer shows higher mph but lower cadence. Is this accurate? If so,...
03-21-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By tahoe_girl

Great advice. Thanks!

Great advice. Thanks!
03-09-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By tahoe_girl

Good suggestion. I have never thought of using...

Good suggestion. I have never thought of using rollers, but I read about them quite a bit on this forum.
03-08-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thank you so much for the helpful tips. I did try...

Thank you so much for the helpful tips. I did try to maintain my speed going uphill a bit today, and the climbing was much easier on the good ol' joints and muscles. I did a few sprint intervals on...
03-08-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks! No, I don't have a cadence on my bike...

Thanks! No, I don't have a cadence on my bike computer, but I am thinking of investing in one for this season. Does a higher RMP equate to a faster speed?
03-08-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By tahoe_girl

REALLY REALLY stupid question. I apologize in advance...

Ok, here it is. I have always been a "mash the pedals" type of rider. I had this mindset that if I wasn't mashing a heavy gear and feeling my legs burn, than I wasn't working that hard. After doing...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,131
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks everyone! You all have really great words...

Thanks everyone! You all have really great words of wisdom.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,131
Posted By tahoe_girl

For the commuters out there....

...out of curiosity. Do you have a different bike that you use just for your weekly commute vs. the bike that you use for events (centuries, long weekend rides, etc.)? I have been commuting for the...
02-24-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By tahoe_girl

Ohh, now that is a great ideal. Some way I have...

Ohh, now that is a great ideal. Some way I have to get in the stretches, and the shower would kill 2 birds with one stone. Thanks for the tip :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 379,575
Posted By tahoe_girl

365667 Beautiful shore of Lake Tahoe

365667

Beautiful shore of Lake Tahoe
02-23-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks. I guess I was a bit eager getting back to...

Thanks. I guess I was a bit eager getting back to my happy place.:love: Steady does it I suppose
02-23-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks so much everyone! This is going on my 2nd ...

Thanks so much everyone! This is going on my 2nd year with this same bike and I don't recall these back issues. I think the best course of action for the time being is to take it in to my LBS and...
02-22-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By tahoe_girl

Lower back aches

Hi everyone.

It has been a quite a long time since I posted last, but I am in dire need of some advice. I have been doing spin classes and/or my indoor trainer in the winter months. But, I have...
03-31-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By tahoe_girl

I've been spinning in the winter months, too. It...

I've been spinning in the winter months, too. It definitely helped me with my riding. I commuted to work last week and took a full 4.5 minutes off my time from last summer. I didnt think I would be...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,480
Posted By tahoe_girl

I have been commuting every summer for 4 years...

I have been commuting every summer for 4 years now and have lost 100 lbs in the process. my co-workders definitely think I am obsessed with my bike, but being 100 lbs lighter, they can think whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 17,238,083
Posted By tahoe_girl

New to biking. This will be my 2nd full year....

New to biking. This will be my 2nd full year. Thinking of getting a 2013 Cannondale Synapse. Any feedback on these bikes? Have yet to test ride one, still doing research.
01-17-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By tahoe_girl

Hey everyone. Thanks so much for the great...

Hey everyone. Thanks so much for the great advice. I, too, thought my HRM was a bit off, but I double checked all the settings tonight and everything is updated and adjusted to my current age,...
01-17-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By tahoe_girl

Am I getting enough calories?

Good morning everyone,

I started my weight loss journey about 4 years ago when I became addicted to riding my bike to/from work (about 20-25 miles a day depending on the route I take). In this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By tahoe_girl

Wow, thanks everyone! You all have given me so...

Wow, thanks everyone! You all have given me so much to think about, and now I have some homework ahead of me. I'm going to start researching and doing some test rides. Most of the LBS around me will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By tahoe_girl

Trust me! My 97 pound journey took forever. I...

Trust me! My 97 pound journey took forever. I started riding my bike about 4 years ago. It has taken a hell of a long time to get this weight off, but I hear this is a good way to approach weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By tahoe_girl

Wow, thanks everyone! I really appreciate the...

Wow, thanks everyone! I really appreciate the advice you all have given me and taking the time to help me. I've done some research all day today, and may be leaning towards the 2013Trek Lexa SLX. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By tahoe_girl

New road bike suggestions

Hi everyone,

It has been a few months since I last posted. Since my last post, I did complete my first century ride in Lake Tahoe this past September. It was an amazing experience and only...
07-21-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By tahoe_girl

Perfect! Just what I was looking for. Thanks

Perfect! Just what I was looking for. Thanks
07-21-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By tahoe_girl

Tackling my first century ride in September

Hi everyone,

I'm attempting my first century in Lake Tahoe September 22nd. Any tips/advice for newbies? I have read that I should consume about 250-300 calories per hour on the bike. Where should...
07-15-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By tahoe_girl

New Clipless Pedals. Help :)

I have been using my clipless pedals for about a week now and absolutely love them. I have no idea why it took me so long to convert and I can't even imagine riding without them. With that said, my...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,587,586
Posted By tahoe_girl

My 2012 Trek 7.6 FX. Replaced the stock...

My 2012 Trek 7.6 FX. Replaced the stock handlebars with shorter ones and added drop bar ends. I LOVE this bike!



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07-12-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,400
Posted By tahoe_girl

The grips are just foam grips for now. I need to...

The grips are just foam grips for now. I need to get some bar tape to go over it I think, but it is mighty comfy riding with the foam :thumb:
07-09-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,400
Posted By tahoe_girl

Hi again everyone. Ok, I finally did it. WIth the...

Hi again everyone. Ok, I finally did it. WIth the help of my LBS, I cut my handlebar so it is a more comfortable and natural postion and I am not so stretched out anymore. I tilted the drop bar ends...
07-07-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,400
Posted By tahoe_girl

Wow, thanks everyone for your great advice and...

Wow, thanks everyone for your great advice and words of wisdom. I'm hoping to go to my LBS tomorrow and get this situation figured out once and for all.
07-03-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,400
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks everyone! I think first things first, I'm...

Thanks everyone! I think first things first, I'm going to trim those bars down. Can my LBS do somethign like that? I dont have any tools for that project. I'm going to try that before I spend the...
07-03-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,400
Posted By tahoe_girl

Installed drop-bar bar ends, thinking about a full drop conversion.....

Hi everyone,

Last week I installed the new drop bar ends. They are fine, but the geometry of the bike seems to be all out of whack now. After riding about 100 miles with them so far, I am getting...
06-25-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By tahoe_girl

I put my IsoZone bar back on the bike and took it...

I put my IsoZone bar back on the bike and took it for a ride today, about 25 miles round trip. Had a few issues in the beginning, but took it to my LBS and they fixed her all up. I have to say, the...
06-24-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By tahoe_girl

I also have the '12 Trek 7.6. While I was waiting...

I also have the '12 Trek 7.6. While I was waiting for my bar end adapters to come in, I swapped out the IsoZone bar with a Bontrager Select bar. However, just today I put the IsoZone bar back on and...
06-24-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks everyone. I havent been able to ride for...

Thanks everyone. I havent been able to ride for about a week now, but I plan on going for a ride today and I'll be paying better attention to how the bike feels. I have new clipless pedals to put on...
06-22-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By tahoe_girl

Handlebar Height

I went to my LBS to get an extension for my handlebars because they just felt so low compared to how high my seat is. The did all the adjustments for me, but now, I think they are too high. I also...
06-22-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Posted By tahoe_girl

Did you change your brake lever location? I...

Did you change your brake lever location? I wasn't planning on moving my breaks on to the drops.
06-22-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Posted By tahoe_girl

I bought a pair of the adapters, but I think I'm...

I bought a pair of the adapters, but I think I'm going to stick with the bar I have on it now anyways. I swapped out the bar while I was waiting for the adapters to arrive and I think I enjoy this...
06-22-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Posted By tahoe_girl

I just ordered these drop bar ends for my Trek...

I just ordered these drop bar ends for my Trek 7.6. They should arrive in about a week. So you like these bar ends? I'm excited to try mine out
06-21-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,459
Posted By tahoe_girl

Thanks so much for the input. Of course it will...

Thanks so much for the input. Of course it will vary, but how much does a typical drop conversion cost?
06-20-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 554,803
Posted By tahoe_girl

It's a real challenge, I tell ya. Beautiful...

It's a real challenge, I tell ya. Beautiful weather, a gorgeous lake every day, man oh man, where did I go wrong :p
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