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10-23-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Nola_Gal

July 11 215.5 July 20 ...

July 11 215.5
July 20 211.5
July 27 211.0
Aug 3 208.0
Aug 10 206.0
Aug 17 204.0
Aug 23 ...
10-03-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Nola_Gal

I finished!!! Looking back on it, I must have...

I finished!!! Looking back on it, I must have had an angel on my shoulder. I am not used to riding hills but this route took us from Hammond, LA north to McComb, MS and it just got hillier and...
09-30-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Nola_Gal

That's great!! Be sure to come back and let us...

That's great!! Be sure to come back and let us know how it goes!
09-30-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Nola_Gal

Louisiana MS Tour, Oct 2-3rd

Well, this will be my first MS Tour and I'm only planning on doing the first day. The heat really got to me this summer and cut into my training. I was thinking of bailing completely but the...
09-28-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Nola_Gal

July 11 215.5 July 20 ...

July 11 215.5
July 20 211.5
July 27 211.0
Aug 3 208.0
Aug 10 206.0
Aug 17 204.0
Aug 23 ...
09-20-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Nola_Gal

July 11 215.5 July 20 ...

July 11 215.5
July 20 211.5
July 27 211.0
Aug 3 208.0
Aug 10 206.0
Aug 17 204.0
Aug 23 ...
09-14-10, 08:11 PM
09-14-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By Nola_Gal

July 11 215.5 July 20 ...

July 11 215.5
July 20 211.5
July 27 211.0
Aug 3 208.0
Aug 10 206.0
Aug 17 204.0
Aug 23 ...
09-06-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Nola_Gal

July 11 215.5 July 20 ...

July 11 215.5
July 20 211.5
July 27 211.0
Aug 3 208.0
Aug 10 206.0
Aug 17 204.0
Aug 23 ...
08-30-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By Nola_Gal

I finally got started in July.... July 11 ...

I finally got started in July....

July 11 215.5
July 20 211.5
July 27 211.0
Aug 3 208.0
Aug 10 206.0
Aug 17 204.0
Aug 23 205.5
Aug 30...
08-29-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Nola_Gal

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
08-28-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Nola_Gal

I've been AWOL from this thread for most of the...

I've been AWOL from this thread for most of the year. At the end of June, an old high school friend came to town. Last time I saw her several years ago, she was struggling with her weight too. ...
08-15-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Nola_Gal

Thanks everybody! I think I must have been...

Thanks everybody! I think I must have been smiling from ear to ear the whole ride! I felt like a little kid. It was great!
08-14-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By Nola_Gal

Congratulations!!:thumb:

Congratulations!!:thumb:
08-14-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Nola_Gal

There's nothing more motivating (well, almost) ...

There's nothing more motivating (well, almost) like a drop in clothing size! Kudos!:beer:
08-14-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Nola_Gal

Speed Racer!!

Okay, so it's been hot as hades around here lately so my long rides have suffered. Today I decided to go out at 6pm and see how many miles I could get in before it was dark. Well, less than 2 hours...
08-10-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Nola_Gal

I had to go up a size and add 3/4 arch supports. ...

I had to go up a size and add 3/4 arch supports. That seemed to fix it for me though I still need to wear pretty thin socks. I had read that the arch supports help to prevent the arch from...
08-09-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Nola_Gal

Another winner! :thumb: How long is that...

Another winner! :thumb:

How long is that bike path?
08-08-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,607
Posted By Nola_Gal

I got a new B17 from ebay last year for $78...

I got a new B17 from ebay last year for $78 shipped. My experience is that it's not so much about a break-in period as it is about going through the process of riding and finding the right position...
08-08-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Nola_Gal

All of the above, though CaliforniaJed's...

All of the above, though CaliforniaJed's experience seems closest to mine. I could feel myself getting stronger but the weight wasn't moving. An old friend came to town and she had dropped a lot of...
08-08-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Nola_Gal

How about the Specialized Sirrus...

How about the Specialized Sirrus (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22264&menuItemId=0)?
08-07-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Nola_Gal

No, I do check the videos. I loved the music you...

No, I do check the videos. I loved the music you used for that one. Watching it, I kept thinking that a 60 minute version might work well as a motivator for my weekday spinning! hint,...
08-07-10, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Nola_Gal

I bought my Look Keo's not long after buying my...

I bought my Look Keo's not long after buying my Cannondale and it wasn't long until I gave up on it before I got hurt! I spent almost a year riding on and off with platform pedals until I was really...
08-05-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Nola_Gal

It's good to see your video, pictures and ride...

It's good to see your video, pictures and ride report again!! I always enjoy them, even though I'm so jealous of the landscape!
08-02-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Nola_Gal

I agree with MRT2 on the rack. I'd keep it. As...

I agree with MRT2 on the rack. I'd keep it. As for the rest, I'd ride it a while before deciding anything. Other than functioning mechanically, I think the most important things are the contact...
07-31-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Nola_Gal

I have a pair of Shimano RT-80's...

I have a pair of Shimano RT-80's...
07-24-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Nola_Gal

Spin Bike: Does This Count as N+1?

Well, I haven't been on the road much lately...things came up, I got sick and it's been raining quite a bit. I'm hoping tomorrow will be the day.

While I was home bound, I began thinking about a...
06-20-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Nola_Gal

When I went out to buy my first 'real' bike, I...

When I went out to buy my first 'real' bike, I ended up with a Cannondale CAAD9 5. It's quite a bike for an overweight 47 year old female just getting back into cycling. For a while, I thought I...
06-20-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,103
Posted By Nola_Gal

Down here if my limit were 80 degrees F, I...

Down here if my limit were 80 degrees F, I couldn't ride all summer! I did a 107k populaire (a long ride for me) a couple of weeks ago and the temps probably started out at about 83 and climbed to...
06-09-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By Nola_Gal

I'm another one who's jealous! Have a great time!

I'm another one who's jealous! Have a great time!
06-09-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Nola_Gal

Way to go!!! That is something to brag about!

Way to go!!! That is something to brag about!
06-07-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Nola_Gal

No, I wasn't worried about dieting on the ride. ...

No, I wasn't worried about dieting on the ride. In fact, I had noticed that since doing the South Beach style eating (lean proteins, veggies, beans, salads etc.) I had been slowing down some, so,...
06-06-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Nola_Gal

Thanks everyone. We did 'pass'. We finished...

Thanks everyone. We did 'pass'. We finished with 10 minutes to spare! I think it will be real food with gels and bars for back-up next time. Historian, I don't know that I'm that tough, but I...
06-06-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Nola_Gal

Nearly Bonked

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So, yesterday was my first ride with the local randoneurring group. It was a beginner friendly populaire with a ride distance of 107km. I had done 61.5 miles last weekend at 14mph and...
06-02-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Nola_Gal

I've definitely heard about it. The doctors who...

I've definitely heard about it. The doctors who wrote it are from the New Orleans area. From what I understand, it predates but is very similar to South Beach. I've heard a lot of good things...
05-31-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Nola_Gal

Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
05-30-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Nola_Gal

Thanks everyone! Yes, 14mph is about twice as...

Thanks everyone! Yes, 14mph is about twice as fast as I could have managed on an 8 mile ride a year ago! I know taking the weight off will help a lot but that sure is tough. I figure I'll just...
05-29-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Nola_Gal

I was pretty pleased with myself!:innocent: ...

I was pretty pleased with myself!:innocent:

I've been trying to get my speed up some to make it easier to ride with the local group. I'm thinking 16mph would allow me to hang but that's probably...
05-29-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Nola_Gal

Not sure exactly. I had gone over to the long...

Not sure exactly. I had gone over to the long distance forum for some advice that I've been using...it's helped a good bit but I have to say, I felt it today at points. When i did, I focused on...
05-29-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Nola_Gal

My First Metric Century at a Blistering 14.0MPH Average!

:D I finally did it! I had come close one other time but ran out of daylight. Today, when I set out, I didn't know how far I wanted to go but I did know that I had a good five hours of daylight!
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Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

Okay, I did a couple of rides with the credit...

Okay, I did a couple of rides with the credit card fix. The first was with different insoles and while it was better, my feet still felt pressured. Today, I found the thinnest socks I had and put...
05-22-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Nola_Gal

Here is one. It looks beautiful. A 64cm Fuji. ...

Here is one. It looks beautiful. A 64cm Fuji.

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/1754202174.html
Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

Okay, tomorrow I try riding with the touring...

Okay, tomorrow I try riding with the touring shoes but with Rowan's credit card trick and insoles added. We'll see. (Carbon shoes aren't off the list but because of the expense, they'll have to be...
Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

Well we got some bad weather so I was only able...

Well we got some bad weather so I was only able to get out for one ride and did 40 miles on platform pedals and cross country running shoes. It was good enough until about mile 25. I stopped a...
05-16-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,745
Posted By Nola_Gal

Hi Jodi and welcome! You seem to be getting a...

Hi Jodi and welcome! You seem to be getting a lot of really good advice. I'm an Athena too (my highest weight was in the 220's). When I started, I looked at the Townie's as well. It had been 25...
Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

Thanks everyone. We'll see what this weekend...

Thanks everyone. We'll see what this weekend brings. I'm planning on doing a long ride tomorrow...will post a follow-up.
Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

I think I'll experiment with the Keo's and the...

I think I'll experiment with the Keo's and the spd's with the touring shoes. These touring shoes are stiff like a road shoe but with a rubber sole.150780150781

I'll also do a little reading on...
05-13-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By Nola_Gal

Congratulations on the marvelous transformation!!...

Congratulations on the marvelous transformation!! :thumb:
Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

Thanks everyone. I had put the cleats as far...

Thanks everyone. I had put the cleats as far back as they would go...seemed to help but didn't solve it. Yes, the better and larger shoes have helped a great deal. The old shoes were a 41 and...
Replies: 42
Views: 13,025
Posted By Nola_Gal

Pedals for Hot Foot Problems?

I'm new to long distance riding but am really enjoying myself so far. Up until now, my longest ride has been 57 miles and the only problem I had was incredible pain in the balls of my feet. For...
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