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04-30-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,214
Posted By KittiPaws

I use a left-side mirror first, then double check...

I use a left-side mirror first, then double check with my eyes and ears. I don't much care for pain, so I utilize all my resources.
04-15-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,133
Posted By KittiPaws

Congrats! Keep up the great work!

Congrats! Keep up the great work!
03-08-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 114,413
Posted By KittiPaws

I'm hoping to get to my LBS to try a Townie this...

I'm hoping to get to my LBS to try a Townie this year. I started cycling again last year after several decades away from it. I currently have a Schwinn cruiser which I love except for one thing - I...
07-07-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,748
Posted By KittiPaws

My bike is a Schwinn Legacy cruiser that I bought...

My bike is a Schwinn Legacy cruiser that I bought from Target several months ago. I was able to look up the weight capacity online before I bought it - it's 300 lbs. My weight is 260, plus I use my...
07-07-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By KittiPaws

Congrats on both the ride and the weight loss. ...

Congrats on both the ride and the weight loss. Great work!
07-06-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By KittiPaws

I agree with eating as many whole foods as...

I agree with eating as many whole foods as possible. I also try to avoid refined "white" foods - ie, white bread, white rice, white pasta, anything made with white flour or sugar. I've switched...
07-06-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By KittiPaws

Dressed out with pink skull bell, rearview...

Dressed out with pink skull bell, rearview mirror, Peterboro basket - and a passenger. :lol:
07-06-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By KittiPaws

I've been "broken in"! And an update.

Well, it's happened. I've been riding a bike for several months now after decades away from it, and finally had an encounter with a rude motorist. I was coming back from the store on a fairly busy...
07-03-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By KittiPaws

It would never have occurred to me to come to a...

It would never have occurred to me to come to a full stop in order to be an example for some little kid. In fact, the sight of them (kids, that is) makes me blow through stop signs even faster for...
06-23-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By KittiPaws

I looked up my town's bicycle ordinances a few...

I looked up my town's bicycle ordinances a few weeks ago, to make sure I'm doing all the right things. The only things that really stood out for me are:

1) Riding on the sidewalk is legal, as...
06-16-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By KittiPaws

Welcome! You've been given lots of good advice...

Welcome! You've been given lots of good advice so far. The best thing I can add is not to give up, no matter what your starting point. A couple of months ago I got onto a bicycle again for the...
06-09-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By KittiPaws

Excellent!

Excellent!
06-08-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 422,201
Posted By KittiPaws

I posted a pic of my Schwinn cruiser at the...

I posted a pic of my Schwinn cruiser at the beginning of the thread, but that was before she was decked out with a basket, rearview mirror, cyclocomputer, and of course, pink skull bell!
06-08-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,271
Posted By KittiPaws

My only bike is a Schwinn cruiser. I don't...

My only bike is a Schwinn cruiser. I don't commute on it yet, but I plan to do so once my fitness level improves. (I just this year started riding a bike again after several decades). My commute...
Forum: Introductions
06-08-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By KittiPaws

Welcome from your neighbor to the north!

Welcome from your neighbor to the north!
06-06-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,067
Posted By KittiPaws

Happy Birthday, and congrats on the sweet new...

Happy Birthday, and congrats on the sweet new ride! I'm envious that you were able to ride 2 miles your first time out. It took me a few weeks to work up to 2 miles. Looking forward to hearing...
06-04-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By KittiPaws

Good work! There's nothing tastier and healthier...

Good work! There's nothing tastier and healthier than home grown veggies. I especially love fresh tomatoes and brussels sprouts. Unfortunately, these days I'm limited to a container garden on my...
06-03-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,067
Posted By KittiPaws

Welcome, and congrats on your weight loss! ...

Welcome, and congrats on your weight loss! That's an awesome accomplishment.



Whoever said that is a liar! :lol: I started out a couple of months ago in the same position you're in -...
06-02-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,628
Posted By KittiPaws

Such beautiful kitties in this thread! :love: ...

Such beautiful kitties in this thread! :love:

Here are my two. The black cat is Cinica, a 2-yr-old I adopted from the local animal shelter last year several months after a beloved elderly cat...
06-02-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By KittiPaws

Congrats! Very inspiring. I hope to be posting...

Congrats! Very inspiring. I hope to be posting my own "before" and "after" pics someday. Great work!!!
06-02-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By KittiPaws

Congrats on your accomplishments. Very sorry...

Congrats on your accomplishments. Very sorry about the accident, though. Hope you heal and are back on your bike quickly.
06-01-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,235
Posted By KittiPaws

Last week I took my cruiser to the grocery store....

Last week I took my cruiser to the grocery store. I bought a few too many groceries to fit comfortably in the basket, and I hadn't brought my backpack with me. So I loaded up the basket as well as...
06-01-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,024
Posted By KittiPaws

I agree. As someone who is new to cycling, I can...

I agree. As someone who is new to cycling, I can tell you that in my pedestrian days, if someone had come up behind me calling out, "On your left!", I would look around (or stop in my tracks),...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,951
Posted By KittiPaws

Well, now I know what to do with my used kitty...

Well, now I know what to do with my used kitty litter containers, other than use them for mop buckets!
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By KittiPaws

I don't have a subscription (yet - I plan to...

I don't have a subscription (yet - I plan to order one), but I picked up a copy for the first time a little over a month ago. I, too, like it a lot better than Bicycling Magazine. Bicycle Times...
05-07-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 422,201
Posted By KittiPaws

My Schwinn Legacy. Since I'm just getting into...

My Schwinn Legacy. Since I'm just getting into cycling after not having been on a bike in years, I figured a simple, inexpensive cruiser would be a great beginner bike. Plus, I'm in love with the...
05-07-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By KittiPaws

Thank you all for the wisdom and encouragement! ...

Thank you all for the wisdom and encouragement! Lots of great advice here that I am taking to heart.

I had a feeling my saddle was on the low side, but I'll revisit that once I feel more...
05-05-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By KittiPaws

First week riding: exhiliarated, yet somewhat discouraged

A week ago today, I took my bike out into the parking lot of my apartment complex and made my first attempts to ride in many, many years. I'm 53 and was 260 lbs that day. (Today I'm down to 255 -...
05-01-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,602
Posted By KittiPaws

For what it's worth, since I'm brand new to...

For what it's worth, since I'm brand new to cycling: I prefer the bell. Having been mostly in the place of the pedestrian, if a cyclist were to approach me from behind - whether on a MUP or any...
04-28-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,406
Posted By KittiPaws

Music is a pretty awesome way to go, though! ...

Music is a pretty awesome way to go, though! :thumb:
04-28-13, 02:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,406
Posted By KittiPaws

Playing the drums was my life when I was in high...

Playing the drums was my life when I was in high school. My enthusiasm surpassed my talent, but I was in marching band, pep band, concert band, and every other band that would have me. I haven't...
04-21-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By KittiPaws

At this point, I'm in it for exercise/weight loss...

At this point, I'm in it for exercise/weight loss (can't afford a gym, and walking is boring and hurts my feet), enjoyment, and hopefully saving some gas money by using a bicycle instead of the...
04-17-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By KittiPaws

I haven't joined in any conversations yet, but...

I haven't joined in any conversations yet, but I've spent quite a bit of time here soaking up information since joining. The forums where I spend the most time, other than this one, are:

Advocacy...
Forum: Introductions
03-16-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By KittiPaws

Thanks! That's good to know.

Thanks! That's good to know.
Forum: Introductions
03-16-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By KittiPaws

Hello from Kenosha, Wisconsin

I'm a 50+ former fitness instructor (currently an Athena) who is hoping to regain my former fitness level by trying an activity that is new to me: bicycling. I'd also like to cut down use of my car...
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