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06-16-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By nuttygrandma

No there is nothing wrong with the tires on the...

No there is nothing wrong with the tires on the Sedona for most of what I do. I think it's the condition of the trail and my fear factor. Why buy the second bike? The trail I want to go to, they are...
06-16-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By nuttygrandma

when I say cracks and uneven surfaces, I'm...

when I say cracks and uneven surfaces, I'm talking about a fairly popular bike trail in town here, that is along a river. It's really a nice trail and a nice ride, as long as I have someone else with...
06-16-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By nuttygrandma

BMX was the dang brand name of the bike. And, it...

BMX was the dang brand name of the bike. And, it was a piece of **&&. As far as anything else about that bike, I couldn't tell you. The minute I pulled a muscle, I was off of it and said absolutely...
06-16-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By nuttygrandma

Thanks, guys. I took a drive to Dick's Sporting...

Thanks, guys. I took a drive to Dick's Sporting Goods and came home with a Nishiki Pueblo. There are some major differences between the Nishiki and the Giant. That Giant Sedona should not have given...
06-16-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By nuttygrandma

Thanks for all the responses. I went and was...

Thanks for all the responses. I went and was fitted for a new bike. The one I got was a Nishiki Pueblo. I tested the Diamondback and still was very cautious. We had determined the issue with the...
06-16-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By nuttygrandma

Mountain Hybrid?

I love my Giant Sedona, comfort bike. Don't get me wrong but it doesn't handle rough paved trails well. This bike was suppose to get me thru just about anything, including packed dirt but if it won't...
06-16-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By nuttygrandma

OK, I think I figured out where to go and what...

OK, I think I figured out where to go and what questions to ask. Gonna go take a drive and checkout some Diamondback hybrids.
06-16-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By nuttygrandma

It's now 6 days after your accident. I do hope...

It's now 6 days after your accident. I do hope you are getting better. I had that happen to me once, about a year after the Intrepid came out and that's what I was driving. A guy wasn't paying...
06-16-13, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By nuttygrandma

Looking for advice

I haven't been able to do much riding this year, not even around the neighborhood. Life has just gotten in the way. I had my vacation all planned. My sister and I were taking our bikes to the...
10-07-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By nuttygrandma

My computer only tracks my time, speed and...

My computer only tracks my time, speed and distance. The LBS didn't think I needed much more and if the computer tracks more than that, I don't know about it. It's just a simple Sigma bike computer....
10-07-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By nuttygrandma

Question about trainers

Memorial Weekend, I bought my 1st bike and went riding with my granddaugher. After a mile, I was just about crawling back to the car. My legs didn't want to support my body. After a week, I was able...
06-18-12, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By nuttygrandma

I had my granddaughter down for a long weekend....

I had my granddaughter down for a long weekend. We completed the Tar River Trail yesterday. To date, it's the longest trail for both of us. Well, do to grandma's miss reading the trail markings and...
06-16-12, 05:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,590
Posted By nuttygrandma

OMG, Rite Aid has a big sign outside their...

OMG, Rite Aid has a big sign outside their building that they have the vaccine and can administer it, just like when they offer flu vaccine clinics. It's drive-thru medical care around here. Don't...
06-16-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By nuttygrandma

Wonderful and they both look like they are...

Wonderful and they both look like they are enjoying your generous work!!!
06-16-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By nuttygrandma

I'm gonna try this link for the pics from...

I'm gonna try this link for the pics from yesterday. Hope it works.
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06-16-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By nuttygrandma

I'm dealing with a 10 year old who takes after...

I'm dealing with a 10 year old who takes after her dad. It wasn't exactly pie. Neither one of them are big fans of sweets (but I bet if I could have found a chocolate pie, she would have been...
06-15-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By nuttygrandma

Weekend adventure has started

My granddaughter chatted with me on Skype, on Tuesday evening. She got her new bike and was so excited. Yesterday evening, my son arrived by train from DE. Last night, I bought N+1 so he had a bike....
06-13-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,705
Posted By nuttygrandma

Just remember, everybody is different and may...

Just remember, everybody is different and may display different symptoms. For me, it starts with my breathing. I begin to feel I'm suffocating and it will progess to my heart rate picking up to an...
06-13-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,705
Posted By nuttygrandma

That maynot be a bad thing. Social workers can...

That maynot be a bad thing. Social workers can specialize in counseling and then they branch out. It was social worker friend who actually pulled me out of my last panic attack when I wasn't sure I...
06-13-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By nuttygrandma

Congratulations to both of you!!! You found your...

Congratulations to both of you!!! You found your rhythm for life together. Maybe it can be inspiratonal to generations to follow.
06-13-12, 04:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By nuttygrandma

I'm not so sure they would have sold one to me,...

I'm not so sure they would have sold one to me, after I was done asking my questions about ingredients. Just not a fan of processed meats and that is about the worse one in my thinking. So, why am I...
06-13-12, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,225
Posted By nuttygrandma

Oh, we probably don't want to know.

Oh, we probably don't want to know.
06-13-12, 04:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,705
Posted By nuttygrandma

I'm gonna agree, 100% but from personal...

I'm gonna agree, 100% but from personal experience, along with healthcare knowledge.

Another lifetime ago, I had an accident & rolled a car up a mountain. Bad things happened at least bad to my...
06-13-12, 03:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

My brain isn't foggy this morning. This is pretty...

My brain isn't foggy this morning. This is pretty much what he LBS said and I've heard him say it twice now. If you hear the clicking, you are on the edge of the rail, either twist the left side up...
06-12-12, 04:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

I agree. I'll get more pics this weekend and will...

I agree. I'll get more pics this weekend and will show the one I got my granddaughter. Our bikes aren't matching due to colors. And then, I've gotta figure out what I'm gonna do about my son and a...
06-11-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

Thanks for all the responses. It's Monday night...

Thanks for all the responses. It's Monday night and my brain is fried. But, that's pretty normal for me on Mondays & Tuesdays. It's just work related and deadlines. By Wednesday evenings, I'm pretty...
06-10-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By nuttygrandma

Update on my weekend progress. #2 is completed....

Update on my weekend progress.
#2 is completed. I went back to the LBS yesterday, returned the bike carrier and bought a new one for 3 bikes. He fitted it to my car. Also remembered bungy cords for...
06-10-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

This so far has been the explanation I can relate...

This so far has been the explanation I can relate to. I'm still shifting in the wrong direction. I have never shifted out of 2 on the front. I'll try some different things when I go out again but it...
06-10-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

I can wrap my head around this concept, too. Now,...

I can wrap my head around this concept, too. Now, which one for uphill, which one for flats (think I have that one figured out) and which one for downhills?
06-10-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

OK, that I can wrap my head around. I've been...

OK, that I can wrap my head around. I've been doing it backwards!!!! I'm shifting the wrong direction!!!

Now, maybe I'll try another ride this evening. My street is pretty quiet with not much...
06-10-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

I found my cadence last week and I was shifting...

I found my cadence last week and I was shifting to maintain and it was nice. I'm not really worried about speed but I'm not finding my direction to shift on even the slightest decline. That's what's...
06-10-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

OK, I can wrap my head around that concept. And,...

OK, I can wrap my head around that concept. And, basically, I do ride where I'm comfortable. Speed is not my thing or issue.

I know if I go to lower numbers, the pedaling is easier. If I go to...
06-10-12, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By nuttygrandma

Need more instructions in basics - shifting gears

When I left my LBS last week, I thought it clicked in my head, the gears and when to shift, etc, so I won't break my cadance on inclines. Well, it worked, last week. I really understood and was doing...
06-10-12, 04:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,412
Posted By nuttygrandma

OMG, I hit 18 mph the other night and thought it...

OMG, I hit 18 mph the other night and thought it was way too fast (note to self, there probably will be a day that that speed won't scare me) but that was only because I was going down a slight...
06-09-12, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By nuttygrandma

What to do this weekend?

This is my birthday weekend and no, I'm NOT riding my age so don't even suggest it.:roflmao2: Maybe I'll be up to it next year since it will be another landmark birthday, like a rite of passage or...
06-08-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By nuttygrandma

OMG, I thought I was bad with one bike in the...

OMG, I thought I was bad with one bike in the living room and the extra in the spare bedroom. Now that my long lost son is coming home for at least a month, I have to unpack the spare bedroom and...
06-08-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By nuttygrandma

Take a carb solution with you, just in case. I...

Take a carb solution with you, just in case. I remember doing low carb/hi protein. I was on an exercise program that tracked my progress from workout to workout. In ketosis, my muscle just didn't...
06-08-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,262
Posted By nuttygrandma

Most of my life, I've lived somewhere up north...

Most of my life, I've lived somewhere up north with most of it in Michigan. There weather there is cooler but the humidity is higher. My body had to go thru some adjustments with my move to NC. I...
06-08-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,608
Posted By nuttygrandma

Be careful what you wish for. For several...

Be careful what you wish for.

For several years, I didn't think we were ever experience the "empty nest". When 1 would leave, they did seem to find their way back. We ended up developing the...
06-06-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By nuttygrandma

Yes, I'm taking the wally-world special I bought...

Yes, I'm taking the wally-world special I bought Memorial weekend, to my sister and yes, she lives in Williamsburg. I thougth I moved from MI to NC, to be closer to my son but he moved to DE about 6...
06-06-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,479
Posted By nuttygrandma

I have a mirror mounted on the handle grip of my...

I have a mirror mounted on the handle grip of my bike. I have very limited peripheral vision on my left side due to blindness in left eye. The mirror has helped me fill in that gap and I feel much...
06-06-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By nuttygrandma

22 years of living in Central Michigan, I never...

22 years of living in Central Michigan, I never found any mountains either but was always told there was Iron Mountain. Just never got that far up in the UP to see it. What the rest of the state has...
06-06-12, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By nuttygrandma

I just went thru that with my almost 11 year old...

I just went thru that with my almost 11 year old granddaughter. Go to your LBS and start talking. Give them a list of what you think she wants. I have the Sedona by Giant and really like my bike so I...
06-06-12, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By nuttygrandma

Glad to hear you are on the mend and I was able...

Glad to hear you are on the mend and I was able to give some ideas on how to maintain some semblance of normalcy. Also glad to hear you had a wound care nurse who could bag the drainage and the...
06-05-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By nuttygrandma

My LBS suggested bringing the bike back in for...

My LBS suggested bringing the bike back in for tune-up within 30-90 days. Their suggestion was to make it closer to 90 days. It is free with the purchase of the bike.
06-05-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By nuttygrandma

Oh, sometimes, I'm just a bag of contradictions....

Oh, sometimes, I'm just a bag of contradictions. I never claimed to have the patiences of a saint but most people tell me I have too much patiences. Truth of the matter is, I try to chose my battles...
06-05-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By nuttygrandma

Oh, oh, oh!!! I know the answer, in simply way....

Oh, oh, oh!!! I know the answer, in simply way. That's what the bike shop owner spent so much time explaining and having me practice. LOL!!! The way he simplified it, it just suddenly clicked in my...
06-05-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,879
Posted By nuttygrandma

I never would have thought of transporting bikes...

I never would have thought of transporting bikes was gonna effect my mpg until it was mentioned here. Right at the moment, I seem to be making a weekly 132 one way trip to VA. So, I paid more...
06-05-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By nuttygrandma

OMG, I'm my own family's motivator?

I did it again!!!! More people around me are joining the biking bug.....

I just got back home from my quick trip to Chesapeake, VA. The concert was really good. Of course, I thought I was getting...
06-05-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By nuttygrandma

Good job!!!! It's surprising what little effort...

Good job!!!! It's surprising what little effort it takes to motivate someone else and even more surprising it what seems ridiculous to one, is actually the motivator to another.
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