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11-17-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I clip mine onto my vest using the carabiner clip...

I clip mine onto my vest using the carabiner clip that came with it. The unitís antenna should not be buried in a pocket
11-17-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I really like the text feature of the Garmin...

I really like the text feature of the Garmin InReach Mini, especially since I can use Bluetooth to pair it to my phone. This makes typing up a message much easier. My standard protocol with my...
11-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my...

Garmin InReach Mini is what I use so that my husband can find my body if I go missing on my hikes and bike rides. It is a satellite communicator and it sends a signal every 10 minutes. My husband can...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,325
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Bald Paul Another vote for using bike packing...

Bald Paul Another vote for using bike packing gear. I just did an 8 day tour as you described riding from hotel to hotel as I've never had any interest in camping but love being outdoors. I just want...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,245
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Apparently I'm not typical. I did a tour in...

Apparently I'm not typical. I did a tour in Wisconsin and Minnesota last month with 8 days of riding and 7 nights in motels. My bike plus gear (including the waistpack) came in at 56 pounds. I would...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,496
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Here are some links that Tourist in MSN shared...

Here are some links that Tourist in MSN shared with me earlier this summer:

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2022-tour-divide-rigs-part-1/
https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2022-tour-divide-rigs-part-2/...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,615
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

How much capacity do you need? I have a carbon...

How much capacity do you need? I have a carbon fork and used the Baryak Mules (https://www.baryak.com/new-products/baryak-mule-double-mule-with-install-kit) to attach Salsa Anything Cages...
Forum: Touring
02-06-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I got an Garmin InReach Mini a couple years ago....

I got an Garmin InReach Mini a couple years ago. I went with the freedom plan so just activate it when I have trips planned. My husband likes that he can see where I'm at via a webpage. I like that I...
Replies: 46
Views: 6,069
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Yes, I do carry plastic tire irons, a bead jack...

Yes, I do carry plastic tire irons, a bead jack (the rims on one of my bikes have made me swear a LOT prior to buying a bead jack), and multiple other tools. My pet peeve (well one of them) is my...
Replies: 89
Views: 13,905
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

For me the stressfulness associated with...

For me the stressfulness associated with attaining an R-12 was due to the fact that I live in northern Illinois. Winter weather can be fickle. The year that I did mine, I rode a 200K brevet (R-11)...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,593
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

The only difference that I'm seeing in my area...

The only difference that I'm seeing in my area (Illinois/Wisconsin) is more flexibility on the checkpoints. Instead of needing to get a card signed or get a receipt (necessitating interacting with...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,248
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Another vote for the Root River trail! It was...

Another vote for the Root River trail! It was part of a 300K brevet that I did 2 years ago. I hope to get back in that area to ride it again.
Replies: 11
Views: 2,884
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Marathons (both running and walking) vs 200Ks -...

Marathons (both running and walking) vs 200Ks - cycling is much less harsh on my body and recovery is quicker. Cycling is much more fun! Except in headwinds. I can hike long distances in headwinds...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Took advantage of a 3 day weekend to get my 100...

Took advantage of a 3 day weekend to get my 100 mile ride in for September. It was a beautiful day to ride! I started out by riding my first 100K perm for 2020 (#3740) which starts at a gas station...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

It has been a hot summer here in the Chicago...

It has been a hot summer here in the Chicago area. We are well above average in the number of days with highs in the 90's. I failed to make the 100 mile mark in July with my longest ride being ~94...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

A few friends of mine invited me to join them on...

A few friends of mine invited me to join them on a 125 mile (200K) bike ride yesterday. I haven't seen any of them last year so I decided to go. Social distancing wasn't a problem since I'm slower...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

What email? I own 4 perms. No email as of this...

What email? I own 4 perms. No email as of this morning.

ETA: I found it on the Google Groups Perms List just now
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

My first attempt at a century for May came up...

My first attempt at a century for May came up short by 6 miles. I was about 15 miles from home and just ran out of steam. I had no desire to ride another couple of loops in the neighborhood to get to...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K...

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K brevet in Tennessee last weekend (3/21). It was a brevet of one since everyone else backed out due to COVID-19 concerns. Honestly, I felt safer out in the...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,609
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I also enjoy listening to my surroundings....

I also enjoy listening to my surroundings. Perhaps wind noise isn't an issue for me since I'm a slow rider? I did notice a lot of wind noise a couple weekends ago when I had 6 miles straight into a...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Thanks to some record breaking temperatures...

Thanks to some record breaking temperatures yesterday, I was able to get February's century done. I rode from my house out past Hinckley, IL. The wind was from the west and kept getting stronger all...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,501
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

January's century was done down in Kentucky. I...

January's century was done down in Kentucky. I rode a shortened version of the 200K that I did last February that goes from Shelbyville to Georgetown. I turned around in Midway.

I had not ridden...
12-31-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

When you come to Illinois, consider the Z-Tour...

When you come to Illinois, consider the Z-Tour century in Princeton, IL (https://ztour.org/). It is in mid-July. I've done this ride 5 years in a row. Quiet roads through farm country and some...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,753
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Depends on the temperature. I like Clif bars but...

Depends on the temperature. I like Clif bars but they get too hard to chew below 50 degrees. The Clif blocks have a bit more temperature range but can be very chewy below freezing. I also like to...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Ortlieb Bike Bags & Panniers on sale

For those of you wanting some Ortlieb gear, REI has all their Ortlieb bike bags and panniers on sale for 25% off. You don't need to be a member. Sale runs from 11/15-11/25.

As for me, I just...
10-30-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,576
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

+1 on the silk liners! Just ordered another...

+1 on the silk liners!

Just ordered another pair as I've worn a hole through several of the fingertips on the pair I used all of last winter. I get a bit more use out of them by darning the holes...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,491,467
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

First overnight credit card tour

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've...

Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've got two pairs and love them. In addition to the drop seat feature, they come in three pad widths. The wide pad works great for me.
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Replies: 259
Views: 56,469
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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The water was over my bottom bracket and hubs....
Replies: 91
Views: 17,256
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Smoking fast!

And we have a Charly Miller finishing time! His riding partner's results haven't posted yet....
Replies: 259
Views: 56,469
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

The pictures that were posted this morning appear...

The pictures that were posted this morning appear to show that the power did come back on before the last of the 600K riders finished. 83cannondale needed this 600K to be able to ride PBP. I was...
06-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,155
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced...

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced safety : Steady, Zoom, Steady Pulse, Daylighting, Triple Flash, Random Flash

The only mode that lasts me longer than a 100K is the Triple Flash. I...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,899
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

@83cannodale - Todd!!! Good to see you posting...

@83cannodale - Todd!!! Good to see you posting here! See you out in Oregon on Saturday. Regina
12-24-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,031
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

57 here and, yes, I really don't give a damn...

57 here and, yes, I really don't give a damn about what other people think anymore. I march to the beat of a different drummer. Wish I could have realized earlier on that it is okay to be different...
02-15-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,220
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

My new ride! It bridges the gap between my old...

My new ride! It bridges the gap between my old Trek 700 Multitrack and my titanium Litespeed Vortex.

Meet Mr. Pink from All-City. Today was his inaugural ride. Despite posing him in the snow, we...
01-11-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,220
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Here's my preferred ride for winter. Thanks to...

Here's my preferred ride for winter. Thanks to the upgrade to studded snow tires, I've gotten in 40 miles so far this month which is a lifetime winter riding achievement for me. Normally when the...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,570
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I use the eTrek 20. I bought mine refurbished....

I use the eTrek 20. I bought mine refurbished. Uses 2 AA batteries. I load routes from RideWithGPS and just follow the line. If I somehow miss a turn, then I will zoom out a bit on my map and retrace...
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