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Posted By gonefishing4eve

Trip Report: Cloudy w/showers, 60degrees and an...

Trip Report:
Cloudy w/showers, 60degrees and an East wind @ 5kts. My plan was to leave at 0530, but it was pitch black and even with a headlamp, I was not comfortable because of all the debris on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Chief Ladiga-Silver Comet both ways, one day..

I am going to be riding most of, if not the entire length of Chief Ladiga-Silver Comet Trail from Anniston, AL-Gilmore, GA and back in one day. It's around 183 miles. I am currently planning to do it...
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Views: 817
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Chief Ladiga-Silver Comet

I am looking to do most of, if not the entire length of Chief Ladiga-Silver Comet Trail from Anniston, AL-Gilmore, GA and back in one day. It's around 183 miles and will cut it short if I have to. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,069
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Riding without I.D. is just plain stupid. If the...

Riding without I.D. is just plain stupid. If the law is so that you have to carry an I.D., then not carrying one is breaking the law and that makes you criminal. Riding two abreast @20mph in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,700
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Does anyone know why I can't see some of the...

Does anyone know why I can't see some of the pictures here???
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Steel Maintenance

Just bought a 07 Jamis Eclipse. It's steel/carbon. I have never owned either, and was wondering if anyone had advice on maintenance/care? I hear there is a rust preventative that I can apply?.......
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,680
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Wait till summer....The only time I visited:...

Wait till summer....The only time I visited: 108/104/107 on consecutive days with an inversion layer which trapped the smog. I thought I was going to die on my bike. Surely that was an anomoly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,054
Posted By gonefishing4eve

In 2002 I bought a Giant OCR3 with Sora...

In 2002 I bought a Giant OCR3 with Sora components. I paid $445, 5000 miles later I still have the OCR3 with the same components, no problems. I still have the same Bell helmet and the same 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-08, 11:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,873
Posted By gonefishing4eve

70degrees and Sunny here in P'cola. 50 miles,...

70degrees and Sunny here in P'cola. 50 miles, averaged 21.5 on the first half and @15 on the second. Had a 13kt head wind all the way back. Good ride and the Giants won: Good day!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,500
Posted By gonefishing4eve

54- downhill on Mount Cheaha last year. I ride...

54- downhill on Mount Cheaha last year. I ride alone mostly and I think the fastest on a flat is @27 for about a half mile.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-05, 10:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,272
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Got up on time, got to the start line in plenty...

Got up on time, got to the start line in plenty of time and the weather was perfect, contrary to the forecast. This was my first STP and I did it in one day. It took me 11 hrs 55 mins on the bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By gonefishing4eve

The muscles around you diaphram are likely sore....

The muscles around you diaphram are likely sore. I experienced this recently after a marathon and occasionally on harder rides where I gave my lungs a real workout. The pain I experienced was spotty...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,165
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I paid $66.00 for my bottom of the line Polar HR...

I paid $66.00 for my bottom of the line Polar HR monitor, I bet you can find it cheaper. I just recently started paying attention my Lactate Threshold and I am telling you it makes a diff for me. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Sustained 26.1-26.4 today on a 3 mile flat with...

Sustained 26.1-26.4 today on a 3 mile flat with no wind to speak of. Good for me cause I got dropped here a few weeks ago by a group going 26.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-05, 12:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,184
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Monday: 15 miles easy Tuesday: Gym ...

Monday: 15 miles easy
Tuesday: Gym
Wednesday:40 miles, hilly and hard
Thursday: 15-20 miles easy, recovery
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 75 miles comfortable pace
Sunday: 30 miles comfortable pace

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-05, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I read recently that taking anti-inflammatory...

I read recently that taking anti-inflammatory medication during excercise can have a negative affect on the kidney's ability to remove the bad stuff from your blood like lactic acid and other by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-05, 12:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,641
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Actually if you read the whole thread, there are...

Actually if you read the whole thread, there are 2 maybe 3 A$$holes replying over and over about how they hate cyclists. For the most part everyone there was defending cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I had the same problem, sort of. I had a horrible...

I had the same problem, sort of. I had a horrible popping sound on my Giant OCR 3, another entry level bike. I was thinking the worst.....cracked crank arm, broken bracket, bent frame, etc. I took it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-05, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I want to die healthy.

I want to die healthy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-05, 10:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,884
Posted By gonefishing4eve

And only 55 miles to the North as the crow flies,...

And only 55 miles to the North as the crow flies, we are high and dry here on Whidbey Island, WA!!!! It rains here 1 out of 4 times it is forecast to rain thanks to the Olympic Mountains. Average...
06-08-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,747
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Killer B- I will protect myself and my family...

Killer B- I will protect myself and my family when it becomes neccesary. When on my bike in the woods, I use my brain as my personal protection. I would not ride where it is suggested that you...
06-08-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,747
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Most bears are already in close proximity to...

Most bears are already in close proximity to humans. I guess we kill them all now. A wildlife corridor is a route that wildlife generally use for travel from one geographic location to another. There...
06-08-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,747
Posted By gonefishing4eve

A bear is as fast as a horse, you might get one...

A bear is as fast as a horse, you might get one shot. After being startled by a charging bear I doubt that if you did get that one shot off, you would even hit the bear. You would get just one chance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,710
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Come ride with me. I am not an A$$ and understand...

Come ride with me. I am not an A$$ and understand what a small ring is there for. Put it where you need it and ride happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,468
Posted By gonefishing4eve

On Thursday I rode with the guys and gals from...

On Thursday I rode with the guys and gals from the local LBS. A guy that was riding with us won the 24 hr race in Spokane, WA the week before. He was driving the pace, we finished a 42 mile ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-05, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I told my wife: "Anything you love that is good...

I told my wife: "Anything you love that is good for you, is worth investing in(I saw that in a magazine and adopted it)...." She comes back with: "Don't you love your family and aren't we good for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I am assuming that most of the wives and...

I am assuming that most of the wives and girlfriends here are grown women, have a brain and can make decisions on their own. Why do you feel like a jerk if she loves the sport? She should be thanking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-05, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I am not in a club, I don't do club rides. I have...

I am not in a club, I don't do club rides. I have however put 1000+ miles on my "Road" bike this year. At least I think it's a road bike. Is a Giant OCR2, that's a road bike still, isn't it? Can I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-05, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Will Ferrell has run 2 marathons in under 4 hrs...

Will Ferrell has run 2 marathons in under 4 hrs very recently. You don't have to "look like your in shape" to actually be in shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-05, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Nature in action: I was riding with a friend...

Nature in action: I was riding with a friend yesterday when suddenly I heard this awful screech, I turned to look and I see a Bald Eagle chasing a Blue Heron. As the birds passed in front of me and...
05-22-05, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Giro vs. TdF

I seems to me that the Giro is nearly as long and it appears there is much more climbing, Harder and more technical climbing. Why does the Tour de France get more press? I would like to see Lance...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-05, 12:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,584
Posted By gonefishing4eve

You are still posting on this thread? I thought...

You are still posting on this thread? I thought you said "I DECLARE THIS THREAD DEAD!" Just can't let it go at 3 am in the morning? Is it bothering you that bad that some don't agree with you, when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-05, 04:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,584
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Yes, I can read. I just read it again to see if I...

Yes, I can read. I just read it again to see if I missed anything, I did. Were the homeless guys fighting also black? And maybe we can get together some day and you can give me that remedial course...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,584
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I am saying that not all police officers are...

I am saying that not all police officers are racist and just because they asked the guy if it was his bike doesn't mean that this officer is racist. Yes, If someone uses a racial slur, it would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-05, 01:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,435
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Today, just as an example. I got off early, lucky...

Today, just as an example. I got off early, lucky me, and left about 1pm with a friend for a long training ride. STP in July. Our plan was to ride 60 miles in just under 4 and 1/2 hrs to be back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-05, 12:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,584
Posted By gonefishing4eve

How do you know the officer was being racially...

How do you know the officer was being racially biased? He asked you a question. Police officers do that. Lots of people have been asked lots of questions. It doesn't make the officer asking it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,277
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Its the Tour de Whidbey. It is held every year...

Its the Tour de Whidbey. It is held every year about Sept. It is very diffucult (super hilly) and beautiful. If you ride up the island and don't leave 525 and HWY20, you are making a mistake. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,373
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Not only are they more comfortable, don't clack...

Not only are they more comfortable, don't clack and you can walk more easily. If you have the same pedals on your road bike as you have on your road bike, you only need one pair of shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-05, 01:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,277
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Here is a ride I did here on Whidbey Island, WA...

Here is a ride I did here on Whidbey Island, WA the last 2 years. 105 miles and 7328ft of elevation gain, that's on an island where the highest elevation is 523 ft!! Brutal and Beautiful!!
04-26-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,631
Posted By gonefishing4eve

If you burned 20 calories a mile on a 37 mile...

If you burned 20 calories a mile on a 37 mile ride then you would burn 740. Now, even if you worked 3 times as hard and burned 60 calories a mile on a 7 mile ride, you would still fall short (420...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,421
Posted By gonefishing4eve

No doubt that running is harder on your joints,...

No doubt that running is harder on your joints, then nobody is saying you have to run miles and miles a day to get any benefit from it. Running in moderation is a great way to cross train on very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,583
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Middle jersey pocket or in the camelback on...

Middle jersey pocket or in the camelback on longer rides. It is ridiculous to think that someone who owns a cell phone would leave it at home on a ride, especially alone. So many things can happen....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By gonefishing4eve

I got the OCR3, the only complaint I have is the...

I got the OCR3, the only complaint I have is the Sora components. They need to be tuned a bit more often than more expensive components. I bought a book on bicycle maintenance that has solved that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-05, 10:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,631
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Tour de Whidbey Island, 104 miles, 7300 ft...

Tour de Whidbey Island, 104 miles, 7300 ft elevation gain on (32) 200-300 ft, 7-13% grade hills. Last year I did in 7 hrs 42 mins. I would like to do it in 7hrs. 15 mph average.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,574
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Legs before Lungs. Keep riding hard up those...

Legs before Lungs. Keep riding hard up those hills (one gear higher than what you are comfortable with). I have been riding for a year now and my aerobic capacity still far exceeds my anaerobic...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Giant OCR2

Giant OCR2
Forum: Introductions
04-20-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Howdy!! Road Biking, Mountain biking, skiing and...

Howdy!! Road Biking, Mountain biking, skiing and fly fishing....in Maine no less!! Lucky you. I spent 7 yrs in Maine at NAS Brunswick and in Portland. Loved it and I miss it to say the least. Keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-05, 11:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,445
Posted By gonefishing4eve

51 degrees partly cloudy and calm at the...

51 degrees partly cloudy and calm at the beginning of a 40 mile ride.......40 degrees and 15-20 mph winds at the halfway point....30 degrees and snowing an inch per hr before you can get home. This...
Forum: Introductions
04-13-05, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By gonefishing4eve

Hi!! from Whidbey Island, WA

I started riding in July of 2004. My love for the sport began with the Race the Rock Triathlon in Langley, WA. I bought a Giant OCR for the race and really fell in love with the challenge of it. Thus...
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