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07-18-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Penny4

You did not pop the tire because of your weight! ...

You did not pop the tire because of your weight! Like the others said, it was probably not installed correctly, or faulty.
I am 230, and i ride a road bike, no problem. However, i started on a...
07-11-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,881
Posted By Penny4

I learned that not only do I need to hydrate, but...

I learned that not only do I need to hydrate, but i need to physically cool myself down by pouring some ice cold water on my neck and/or head periodically. I also try to stop in the shade a bit more...
05-31-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By Penny4

I mentioned Depression in your other thread, post...

I mentioned Depression in your other thread, post #45 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=45) .

To OP - I'm not sure which came first, the weight or the depression,...
05-14-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,665
Posted By Penny4

No Hard Feelings...

I did not know PJ personally, but his courage was evident in this post. Made me think about this wonderful song by the Avett Brothers, to live life with no hate and no regrets....
04-27-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Penny4

Yay! Glad you are finding some options! ...

Yay! Glad you are finding some options! Hopefully you've found something, but if not, just keep test riding and searching. Your bike is out there :)
04-24-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Penny4

Hi Tamazon. I'm 5'11 female, o so i feel your...

Hi Tamazon. I'm 5'11 female, o so i feel your pain. I checked the Trek website, and they make the FX Stagger in a Large, which should should accommodate your height. But i worry if it might put...
02-17-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By Penny4

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2 and like it very much. It...

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2 and like it very much. It is lightweight, but still solid.
01-30-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,229
Posted By Penny4

Yeah, a little of that too.... :(

Yeah, a little of that too.... :(
01-29-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,229
Posted By Penny4

Depression. Using food to self medicate. Trying...

Depression. Using food to self medicate. Trying to fill an endless emotional hole with the wrong "medication".
08-09-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Penny4

"I shook my head at the impossibility of it...

"I shook my head at the impossibility of it all..."

Yeah, me too Taffy. I've experienced so many highs and lows (mentally and on the scale) in my own weight (mis)management over the years,...
07-23-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Penny4

Are you experiencing a heatwave in your area? I...

Are you experiencing a heatwave in your area? I have been riding all summer and feeling great on the bike. Went for a ride this morning at 7am, in excessive humidity and high temps and felt like I...
07-09-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Penny4

A 2017 lexa 2 (I think this would be eqaual to...

A 2017 lexa 2 (I think this would be eqaual to the S) is shown on line for $769. It seems like you could get a brand new bike for not much more than what you offered on the used bike. By the time...
04-28-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,451
Posted By Penny4

For me, the humidity in the SE is the challenge. ...

For me, the humidity in the SE is the challenge. The forecast can say 85, but if the humidity is high, it feels like a swamp, and you can't stop sweating in order to cool down. As Ron said, head...
04-17-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,137
Posted By Penny4

Water bottle cage(s) and water bottles - always...

Water bottle cage(s) and water bottles - always take at least one bottle of water with you
Helmet
Floor Pump
Under Saddle bag with spare tube, mini pump and/or CO2 cartridges
Knowledge to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,106
Posted By Penny4

I just purchased the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. It is a...

I just purchased the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. It is a hitch mounted tray style rack. I like that it is lightweight (approx 30 lbs), sturdy and fairly compact to store off the car. You can tip it fully...
12-18-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Penny4

Not sure if you are still looking.... I use...

Not sure if you are still looking....

I use a Specialized Lithia saddle and love it. I was previously using a Terry Butterfly, but found it to be too narrow. The Lithia goes up to 168, and has...
07-18-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,046
Posted By Penny4

I'm surprised at the responses to OP. She is...

I'm surprised at the responses to OP. She is saying that it was helpful to her to have folks call out on your left but many are telling her why she shouldn't expect this.
I'm an experienced rider,...
07-05-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Penny4

I don't stretch pre-ride. If I am going on a...

I don't stretch pre-ride. If I am going on a longer ride, i try to stop once or twice to stretch my back, hamstrings and shoulders.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Penny4

If you put it in the back of the car, will you...

If you put it in the back of the car, will you have enough room for all of your other luggage, etc? i would assume on a cross country trip, you'd have a lot packed in the car?
07-31-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,187
Posted By Penny4

I just carry one or two extra bottles in a cheap...

I just carry one or two extra bottles in a cheap nylon sling pack. They are lighter weight than a backpack and really don't bother me while riding at all. I usually freeze the extra bottles, so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Penny4

TLC for Bikes, Sat's, 8am. 45-60 miles (off i540...

TLC for Bikes, Sat's, 8am. 45-60 miles (off i540 at Falls of Neuse)
06-14-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Penny4

It seems like insoles would take up more room,...

It seems like insoles would take up more room, making swelling worse? Or would they help prevent it from starting in the first place?
06-14-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Penny4

Swollen Feet

Any tips for dealing with swollen feet during the hot humid summer months?

I have noticed on very hot and humid days my feet start hurting after about 25 miles. The pain is all over my foot, not...
09-10-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,096
Posted By Penny4

I do think he meant it as a compliment, but it's...

I do think he meant it as a compliment, but it's too bad he didn't just say "You are a strong rider!" and leave it at that!
09-10-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Penny4

Team Estrogen on line. They have a plus size...

Team Estrogen on line. They have a plus size section for bike specific clothes. They are very helpful over the phone if you have any questions on their products.
08-20-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,957
Posted By Penny4

If anyone is judging you, it is because they are...

If anyone is judging you, it is because they are insecure with themselves! Happy riding!
08-20-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Penny4

In addition to all of the good advice...

In addition to all of the good advice posted....know that the energy from the other riders, volunteers and crowd helps a lot too. Usually at charity rides, there are lots of volunteers along the way...
06-24-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,633
Posted By Penny4

Bikes should go on sale soon! I think 2015...

Bikes should go on sale soon! I think 2015 models start coming out around August, so shops will put bikes on sale. With a 2k budget, you can get a very nice bike! You could can get a great entry...
06-15-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Penny4

Does she have any interest in cycling? If not,...

Does she have any interest in cycling? If not, it might be a waste of a bike. My parents bought me golf clubs one year, and they were used maybe twice! Any idea of what is causing the weight gain?...
05-30-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,487
Posted By Penny4

I have not lost weight cycling for 2 reasons: i...

I have not lost weight cycling for 2 reasons: i think i overdo rhe sports drinks, gels and bars especially on short rides, and I reward myself with food after long rides ("I just rode SIXTY miles-I...
05-29-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,916
Posted By Penny4

What is your budget WestMich? You can get a...

What is your budget WestMich?

You can get a decent bike from DicksSportingGoods for under $300. I started on a Diamondback comfort bike and it was a decent quality bike, IMO.
Good luck in your...
05-19-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Penny4

Could she wear men's clothing?

Could she wear men's clothing?
04-29-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,553
Posted By Penny4

Hi Lauzie, I think the starter kit is fine, but...

Hi Lauzie, I think the starter kit is fine, but not anything special in terms of getting a deal. You'd probably spend about the same amt on buying those items separately. I'm not sure about the...
03-19-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,553
Posted By Penny4

When i bought my road bike, the sales person also...

When i bought my road bike, the sales person also said, no triple! My first bike was a nice hybrid with a triple, so i was convinced I needed one on the road bike. I went with the double anyway. I...
01-05-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By Penny4

The 7.3 or Escape are great choices for your...

The 7.3 or Escape are great choices for your budget and goals. I think many of us mention higher priced riad bikes because we started with hybrids and quickly upgraded to road bikes. I dont regret...
01-04-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By Penny4

I'll chime in on Trek since that's where I...

I'll chime in on Trek since that's where I started :)

You could probably get a road bike from them starting around $800, though it is base model (Trek 1.1). Their FX hybrid line is also where a...
10-31-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,835
Posted By Penny4

Wait, 4 bikes?? What came after the Trek FX, or...

Wait, 4 bikes?? What came after the Trek FX, or did i miss it in your posts?
10-20-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Penny4

If you decide you do want a new bike instead of...

If you decide you do want a new bike instead of having your current one serviced...

I was afraid to walk into an LBS too. I assumed they were only for "real" riders...not me. I finally went into...
08-25-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Penny4

Congrats on your ride! I call this "Bike...

Congrats on your ride!

I call this "Bike Coma". After I finish a ride where i have pushed myself to a new milestone, (first time I rode 25 miles, first time I rode 32, etc) all I want to do is...
08-20-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By Penny4

Tell her this ^ but in the nicest way possible. ...

Tell her this ^ but in the nicest way possible. Those are your words, and exactly what you want her to know. So just say it.

You live in her house, so have to respect her, but she needs to...
08-06-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By Penny4

Once in the morning, once before I go to bed. I...

Once in the morning, once before I go to bed. I know, a bit obsessive.
08-05-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Penny4

Target.com usually has lots of plus sized...

Target.com usually has lots of plus sized activewear. Here are some capris:

http://www.target.com/p/merona-women-s-plus-size-crop-pants-sacred-blue/-/A-14554336#prodSlot=medium_1_5
07-20-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By Penny4

Do you have a Performance Bike near you? ...

Do you have a Performance Bike near you?

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1130848_-1_400001__400001

Also, check your local bike shops. 2013's may start going on sale...
07-20-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 38,103
Posted By Penny4

Bring plenty of water/gatorade tomorrow!! And...

Bring plenty of water/gatorade tomorrow!! And remember to use those gears...shift down to make it easier when your legs are hurting!

WW is very "real world". The program allows you to work in...
07-20-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 38,103
Posted By Penny4

Doh! I'm busted! Not only have I not been...

Doh! I'm busted! Not only have I not been riding in the rain, i haven't been riding in the sun either :(
Watching those TdF guys ride in the rain the other day was inspiring though!

As...
07-18-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By Penny4

+1 I feel very zen after reading this :)

+1
I feel very zen after reading this :)
07-16-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By Penny4

That 's the spirit :) How do you feel...

That 's the spirit :)

How do you feel with shifting? Maybe try a lower gear?

Also, is your seat too low?
07-16-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By Penny4

Welcome and congrats on your bike! Was your...

Welcome and congrats on your bike!

Was your ride flat? Hilly? paved?

Are you using your gears correctly? i only ask this because when i bought my first hybrid, a big old heavy comfort bike,...
07-05-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 38,103
Posted By Penny4

Thanks karen. Yes, I know what you mean about...

Thanks karen. Yes, I know what you mean about sleeping better, and just feeling better in general after a ride. 6:30 am is waaaaay too early for me, they would not like to have me in that class,...
07-04-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 38,103
Posted By Penny4

Well, I FINALLY went for a ride today :) ...

Well, I FINALLY went for a ride today :)

I was sitting around folding laundry this morning, feeling lazy/stressed/sorry for myself and was watching TdF and thought, Girl, get off your arse and...
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