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03-28-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By christie133

The majority of the race is all in your head. ...

The majority of the race is all in your head. Remember, you can rest when you're dead!

I did this race a few years ago, and my training regimen involved three rides a week, Mon, Wed, and Fri. ...
05-12-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By christie133

Huh? I'm sorry. It must be because I just got...

Huh? I'm sorry. It must be because I just got home after a reeeeally long day, but I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't like bike lanes? Shabby? Huh? Calm down Chennai. If you...
05-11-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By christie133

Good grief. If you don't like the pole, Chennai,...

Good grief. If you don't like the pole, Chennai, don't press the button. It's NOT a big deal. I ride by both poles every day as part of my commute and I've never even been tempted to press the...
04-28-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,912
Posted By christie133

But it's so easy to avoid riding in those areas...

But it's so easy to avoid riding in those areas when it's crowded--take 15th instead of 20th. I actually once had a cop tell me to ride in the street on 20th instead of on the path on a game day. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By christie133

Sometimes all of Denver smells like dog food...

Sometimes all of Denver smells like dog food (much like Minneapolis, I guess, JoeDog) Horrible stuff! Hard to breathe and bike... Would totally prefer crunchberries. Or beer.
Forum: Foo
09-18-05, 04:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,586
Posted By christie133

OMG, the cycling thighs/jeans problem. Almost...

OMG, the cycling thighs/jeans problem. Almost all of my jeans gap at the waist, creating a PG13-rated scene if I'm not careful. When I shop w/ my girlfriends (sadly, none of them ride bikes), they...
08-21-05, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By christie133

Blackberry and regularguy are right. You can...

Blackberry and regularguy are right. You can definately do better, but it's not awful. I buy it on occasion just so I can gaze at the label as I drink it.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-05, 06:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,535
Posted By christie133

My experience is limited to IFs and Ritcheys, but...

My experience is limited to IFs and Ritcheys, but I, too, sing the praises of IF to anyone who'll listen. this is actually my second CJ. I got hit whilst riding the O.G., and it's now a twisted pile...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-05, 08:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,535
Posted By christie133

Longhorn: Happy birthday! And thanks for the...

Longhorn: Happy birthday! And thanks for the pics of your bike--very cool.

Fatguyracer: I also ride a Crown Jewel--do you commute on yours? You may have said so earlier and I missed it. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,535
Posted By christie133

Hey, it sounds like almost everyone's having a...

Hey, it sounds like almost everyone's having a great week (save for Mars and his flats--so sorry 'bout that!). Welcome to all the new people.

French.ace- I also go to bed around 9 or 9:30 to get...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,535
Posted By christie133

Mars, congrats on the upcoming birthday! I love...

Mars, congrats on the upcoming birthday! I love your common-sense thinking and flexibility regarding cycling in the future. I think my vision of myself cycling in the future is similar to...
08-09-05, 08:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Girl meets guy who bikes. Girl falls in love,...

Girl meets guy who bikes. Girl falls in love, starts biking to be "cool girlfriend," ends up loving biking and becomes huge cyclist. Though she didn't go into major details, I extrapolate that...
08-09-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Did anyone read the very latest issue of Dirt...

Did anyone read the very latest issue of Dirt Rag? There's an article on the last page by a girl who got into biking through her boyfriend. It's a heartwarming tale, for sure.
08-09-05, 07:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Chris L has got a good point. And if I'd never...

Chris L has got a good point. And if I'd never taken up cycling, I'm sure it'd be some other hobby (stamp collecting, Egyptology, the obsessive pursuit of Dave Grohl...) that would no doubt alienate...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,621
Posted By christie133

tibike: excellent work! I bet you can also feel...

tibike: excellent work! I bet you can also feel those great improvements.

Longhorn: I can relate to not riding in/home when you're slugging student work w/ you! I've been thinking about...
Forum: Foo
08-08-05, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By christie133

That's so true--I'd never call a submarine a...

That's so true--I'd never call a submarine a ship. Why is this?
08-08-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Wow, reich17. That kind of reminds of that GnR...

Wow, reich17. That kind of reminds of that GnR song, "I used to love her." Only I think Axel buried her six feet under instead of putting her in panniers. In both cases though, everyone seemed...
Forum: Foo
08-08-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By christie133

Arrrr matey. Boats are small vessels, while ships...

Arrrr matey. Boats are small vessels, while ships are large ones. At least according to my dictionary.
08-08-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Snowy, it's good to read your posts! Many of my...

Snowy, it's good to read your posts! Many of my friends/family think I'm crazy for being so reluctant to marry. Of course, they also think I'm crazy for being so into biking. After a while, it's...
08-08-05, 08:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Good point. But that overwhelming fear of being...

Good point. But that overwhelming fear of being alone... Oy vey! I have this image of myself as an elderly woman, alone in a basement apartment that reeks of Gold Bond Powder, watching Wheel of...
08-08-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

We do have other things in common (sense of...

We do have other things in common (sense of humor, background, perspective, we both hate trampolines, etc.). In many ways we compliment each other very well--it's not all bad! If it were, I...
08-06-05, 05:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,118
Posted By christie133

Yeah, we have cycling-related problems that have...

Yeah, we have cycling-related problems that have contributed to my relunctance to marry him. He's more of a rock-n-roll-playin', whiskey-drinkin' sort, and I think he struggles w/ the fact that I...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,171
Posted By christie133

My old commute went under a buzzing electrical...

My old commute went under a buzzing electrical mess, too! I found it disconcerting. Instead of naming it, I just kept my gaze steady and forward and rode quickly under it. But JavaMan, I love...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,171
Posted By christie133

Thanks Longhorn. The new route was nice. Much...

Thanks Longhorn. The new route was nice. Much safer than the previous one I tried, and about the same length. As an added bonus, I get to cross the Secret Bridge (very very narrow!), ride through...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,171
Posted By christie133

Monument man: Cool view! Thanks for sharing it. ...

Monument man: Cool view! Thanks for sharing it.
Javaman: Funny thing about the sunglasses. I've done that a few times. Or wandered around the house for 5 minutes looking for them before I...
Forum: Foo
07-29-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By christie133

I'm worried about that first guy dislocating his...

I'm worried about that first guy dislocating his shoulder.

For some reason they kind of remind me of Weeble-Wobbles, these weird little toys that I had when I was a kid. Except...even dorkier...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,505
Posted By christie133

Well, I just finished a reconnaissance mission...

Well, I just finished a reconnaissance mission for my new commute. I didn't realize how spoiled I was w/ my old commute. There's one really long, hairy fast-paced stretch with lots of semis, road...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,209
Posted By christie133

Ouchie! I'm so sorry. I also had a bad...

Ouchie! I'm so sorry. I also had a bad experience w/ having road rash vigorously scrubbed out in the ER, then being told there wasn't enough skin left to sew everything up. If they hadn't scrubbed...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-05, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,505
Posted By christie133

Hi guys! Glad to see everyone seems safe and is...

Hi guys! Glad to see everyone seems safe and is still riding. I've been so busy this summer that between school/internship and riding, I haven't had time to check in here.

I rode to my summer...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-05, 11:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,870
Posted By christie133

I am soooo with you on this one! The normal air...

I am soooo with you on this one! The normal air temp doesn't bother me--the hotter the better--but the air conditioning makes me feel like I'm in the Ice Core. I figured I just have a busted...
Forum: Foo
06-10-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By christie133

Chin up, young Phantomcow--three places isn't...

Chin up, young Phantomcow--three places isn't that many! On my recent job search, I applied to 11 places when all was said and done. Keep plugging along, you'll definately find something.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,870
Posted By christie133

Ohhhh now, come on Pound'em, what's so wrong w/...

Ohhhh now, come on Pound'em, what's so wrong w/ backpacks?:) I loooove my backpack! The boyfriend always teases me about it, though, because I lug tons of weird stuff around in it. Only problem I...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,870
Posted By christie133

My new commute was great. Like my last commute,...

My new commute was great. Like my last commute, it's almost entirely on a bike path, but a different path that goes in the opposite direction. It goes through a really weird industrial part of town...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,870
Posted By christie133

Tomorrow will be my first day riding to my summer...

Tomorrow will be my first day riding to my summer practicum! I haven't done the usual pre-commute recon ride, but after looking at a map, I feel pretty certain that I won't get too horribly lost and...
Forum: Foo
06-07-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,083
Posted By christie133

:D haaaa haaa! I've made kids leave the...

:D haaaa haaa!

I've made kids leave the class before because they've been so gassy. Always especially bad on pizza day. Ugh.
Forum: Foo
06-07-05, 02:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,371
Posted By christie133

I always grouped chocolate in the C group, along...

I always grouped chocolate in the C group, along with cookies, cake, and caramel. This is my other favorite food group. I'm thinking of reconstructing the nutrition pyramid to combine it with my...
Forum: Foo
06-07-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,371
Posted By christie133

:D I swear, "get married" wasn't a code for...

:D I swear, "get married" wasn't a code for "have sex!" I've just always been suspicious of marriage (read: fear of commitment).

However, now that my appetite is coming back, I'm planning on...
Forum: Foo
06-07-05, 09:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,371
Posted By christie133

Finally choked down some cereal! Yay, food! ...

Finally choked down some cereal! Yay, food! (thanks for the condolences--you're right, it's a different thread entirely--the "he wants to get married,I don't want to just yet" thread)
Forum: Foo
06-06-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,371
Posted By christie133

Can't eat. Stomach's all in knots. Boyfriend...

Can't eat. Stomach's all in knots. Boyfriend might be dumping me.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By christie133

Ooh, ooh--you could get a beater, and then PAINT...

Ooh, ooh--you could get a beater, and then PAINT IT very artfully and/or smother it in hip stickers. I did that many moons ago when I was couriering and didn't want my fancy bike stolen. I spent a...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-05, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By christie133

Dermalogica Eye Cream.

Dermalogica Eye Cream.
06-02-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 3,941,090
Posted By christie133

My favorite trio of reflection and melancholy: ...

My favorite trio of reflection and melancholy: LZ 3, Abbey Road, and Sticky Fingers. (it's a certain mood...)
Forum: Commuting
06-01-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By christie133

Yikes! Hope you didn't actually get stung. Last...

Yikes! Hope you didn't actually get stung. Last spring, on my ride home from work one day, a bee flew down my shirt and stung my stomach! I was by the side of the road, flapping my shirt up and...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-05, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,283
Posted By christie133

:) I'm actually a native east coaster...

:) I'm actually a native east coaster (baltimore), and I remember all too well some of the miserable weather. Maine IS beautiful--just as gorgeous as Colorado, but I really don't know how you do...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-05, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,283
Posted By christie133

Yes! EMBRACE the rain! I try to take this...

Yes! EMBRACE the rain! I try to take this attitude during difficult rides (embrace the wind, the hail, the sand, the hills, whatever).

Or, you could move to Colorado, like I did, where every...
Forum: Foo
05-26-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By christie133

I agree! Learning how to suck it up, power...

I agree! Learning how to suck it up, power through, and do things you don't want to do is a great skill that carries over into all sorts of aspects of life. Plus that's such an interesting time in...
Forum: Foo
05-26-05, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By christie133

good luck!!! I bet the change will be great. ...

good luck!!! I bet the change will be great.

I just met the AP and some of the teachers at the school where I'll be teaching next year. There's such a great feel to the school, and everyone...
Forum: Foo
05-25-05, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By christie133

I agree w/ whoever said the guy was probably on...

I agree w/ whoever said the guy was probably on meth. And in that case, you probably couldn't have taken him. I bet he even had his van stocked w/ guns, as meth addicts are wont to do.

The...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,266
Posted By christie133

Hellooo everybody! Sorry to hear about all the...

Hellooo everybody! Sorry to hear about all the rain for so many of you. I've been riding for pleasure (on the road and on trails) just about everyday and have started running and doing yoga again,...
Forum: Foo
05-22-05, 05:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,143
Posted By christie133

I don't have one, and I don't want one, either. ...

I don't have one, and I don't want one, either. I don't want to be too available--I like to be shrouded in mystery. :)

I would love a monocle, though. I think it would add to that enigmatic...
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