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09-10-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,410
Posted By quatrecats

That stop sign law--I think it engenders bad...

That stop sign law--I think it engenders bad cycling habits--I already see so many cyclists who flaunt the rules of the road, causing enmity among auto drivers--and this just seems like another way...
09-09-06, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,410
Posted By quatrecats

Please enlighten me, too--I know not of the laws...

Please enlighten me, too--I know not of the laws you speak---is anyone else out there deterred even the least little bit by all of this smoke? Idaho is burning......
09-08-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,410
Posted By quatrecats

hmmmm--is that a jab for living in the lovely...

hmmmm--is that a jab for living in the lovely boonies? Are you talking ID or WA law--they are soooo different.
09-06-06, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,410
Posted By quatrecats

Eastern Washington

Pullman/Moscow here--live in Pullman, commute to the great state of Idaho, where I am employed...
09-06-06, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By quatrecats

Idaho

Not all of Idaho is in the Mt. time zone--a good swath of it is still in the Pacific Time Zone--but still, a mountain state, or maybe there should be a category for the Inland Northwest that...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By quatrecats

I have been yelling 'bike' when I go past cars...

I have been yelling 'bike' when I go past cars with doors that could potentially open on me--anyone have any experience? Am I just yelling in the wind and making a fool of myself--or is it worth it?
Forum: Commuting
09-15-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By quatrecats

What Is Wrong With You??

What Is Wrong With You??
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-05, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,115
Posted By quatrecats

I rode for almost 2000 miles last season on a...

I rode for almost 2000 miles last season on a bike that had a top tube that was tooooo long--many women do have different needs in a road bike, a shorter top tube often being one of them. I now ride...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-05, 11:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,435
Posted By quatrecats

yikes, I am stupified by all of this--I work with...

yikes, I am stupified by all of this--I work with mostly men (I am an engineer), and would be horrified if one called me a hottie--no matter how close we are--why can't we drop all of the sexual...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-05, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By quatrecats

Scary--I live in E. Washington, but ride lots in...

Scary--I live in E. Washington, but ride lots in Seattle--always gets my adrenaline pumping--looking for the open door, whatever--this rider will be in my thoughts for sure.....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By quatrecats

I ordered a carbon fiber pilot from my lbs--six...

I ordered a carbon fiber pilot from my lbs--six months later, it was still not made for me--but I still think Trek makes a good bike for the money, especially in the mid-range price. I am now quite...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-05, 10:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,734
Posted By quatrecats

This is getting RIDICULOUS--when will you guys...

This is getting RIDICULOUS--when will you guys get that women ride for the same reasons you do--how would you like to always be looking back, wondering? Would that not RUIN things for you, too? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,868
Posted By quatrecats

How creepy and frightening--next thing you know,...

How creepy and frightening--next thing you know, bikes will be banned from streets. Hmm, Texas, big oil???? So sorry you have to deal with that! I ride in Seattle often, the actual city, not the...
09-12-05, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By quatrecats

Well, nice recovery!! I fell 7 times last...

Well, nice recovery!! I fell 7 times last season-wrong cleats for my clipless--and it was up this bada$$ hill for most of the falls--as well as the obligatory right in town the world saw me I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-05, 10:42 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 29,698
Posted By quatrecats

This girl gets my vote--like a fine filly--a bit...

This girl gets my vote--like a fine filly--a bit hyper, but so super responsive--once you know how to handle her-you can get her to do anything!!
09-11-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,622
Posted By quatrecats

I used to feel the same way--but I started...

I used to feel the same way--but I started commuting on my sweet road bike, 10 miles each way, and is it ever worth it!!
I still love my 25-40 milers, when I can fit them in, but heck, a ride to...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,734
Posted By quatrecats

what the heck is wrong with just introducing...

what the heck is wrong with just introducing yourself, and talking for a while during the commute--I am a woman :D and I have had some nice friendly chats with men who have come up from behind, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-05, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By quatrecats

I tend to agree with the 'ride your lightest...

I tend to agree with the 'ride your lightest bike' group. So, I am going to get a new cheapo frame, and build a bike that will be a dependable commuter. I have great components, great wheels, etc,...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By quatrecats

I am a lone rider (woman) who is out in the wilds...

I am a lone rider (woman) who is out in the wilds of eastern WA state for 50+ milers routinely. I ride prepared--extra tube, tire, tools, cell phone (tho most often am out of range), and since I...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By quatrecats

I LOVE cycling sooo much--the road to work...

I LOVE cycling sooo much--the road to work parallels a local bike path, and I am filled with envy whenever I have to drive--so I commute for:

1. Love of exercise
2. Stress reduction, stress...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By quatrecats

Okay, so here is what I have decided after...

Okay, so here is what I have decided after today--I rode my sweet queen Ti bike in to work today, and enjoyed each and every pedal stroke, even with the pack on my back! I am going to buy a cross...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By quatrecats

I have been attacked by redwing...

I have been attacked by redwing blackbirds--figure they are nesting, and just sing back to them! And have a good laugh, after all, I have a helmet protecting my noggin!
Forum: Commuting
09-08-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,435
Posted By quatrecats

Hotties?? That is so adolescent--have you tried...

Hotties?? That is so adolescent--have you tried babes, wenches, or whatever?? On your left, studmuffin!!!
Forum: Commuting
09-06-05, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By quatrecats

First commute woes....

So, I commuted to work today (not really for the first time, but for the first time on my European step-through style bike), and what a slog...the bike felt sooo heavy, I could not even enjoy the...
09-06-05, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By quatrecats

I, too, like my Salsa seatpost--almost infinite...

I, too, like my Salsa seatpost--almost infinite seat positioning--do be aware, though, that for the first few hundred miles, you need to check the nuts and tighten them--they seem to want to wiggle...
09-03-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By quatrecats

Hey whatever works-- I have been known to do...

Hey whatever works-- I have been known to do both, but you get more torque and a more efficient clip if you clip in during the pedal stroke--I love clipless, and won't go back to regular--you are...
09-02-05, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By quatrecats

Enjoy--enjoy!! It is too smokey here --I think...

Enjoy--enjoy!! It is too smokey here --I think the Hell's Canyon wildfire smoke has made it up the valley--bad air quality for riding--so somebody ride for me!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By quatrecats

leg muscle differences??

I had about 30% of my left meniscus removed last December, but am having no lasting negative effects from the surgery as far as I can tell......but, after my ride on Sunday, I was checking out my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By quatrecats

seems counterintuitive, but you are pushing less...

seems counterintuitive, but you are pushing less resistance, so not tiring as quickly. It is elegant, also--haven't you seen cyclists lumbering along in a gear that is too high, and felt sorry for...
08-27-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By quatrecats

Thanks for the apology! ;) Tomorrow is my...

Thanks for the apology! ;) Tomorrow is my birthday, so I will ride my age--which I will be happy to do at any speed!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By quatrecats

I LOVE my speedplay frogs--yes frogs-I use them...

I LOVE my speedplay frogs--yes frogs-I use them for my road bike--they are free floating, easy to get in and out of, and very low maintenance--so user friendly I wonder what I did before I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By quatrecats

Trek! I have been burned--I ordered a full...

Trek! I have been burned--I ordered a full carbon WSD from my LBS in January, the factory promised delivery in March, April, finally settled on June 15--it arrived at LBS last week in June. ...
08-26-05, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By quatrecats

Hey! I take issue with the "unlike knitting, it...

Hey! I take issue with the "unlike knitting, it will contribute to your health'...statement. I am a cyclist--pushing up on 50, who averages 16 mph on my road bike, rolling hills of the Palouse in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,466
Posted By quatrecats

TG is thank god--I have lived all over the world,...

TG is thank god--I have lived all over the world, from the midwest to the east coast, arizona to mississippi, germany and the netherlands. I love the pace of life here in the Northwest, and contrary...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 04:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,466
Posted By quatrecats

PNW is short for Pacific Northwest--I live in the...

PNW is short for Pacific Northwest--I live in the Inland Northwest, in eastern Washington on the Idaho border. I believe that Moscow, Idaho was one of the places noted in the Outside mag...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,920
Posted By quatrecats

Ah--torn meniscus. I took a weird fall last...

Ah--torn meniscus. I took a weird fall last August, rode 40 miles immediatley after the fall, and noticed that my knee still hurt. Hiked up to the highest point in the Wallowa range 10 days later,...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By quatrecats

Hello! I am a 46 year old former runner,...

Hello! I am a 46 year old former runner, too--had to stop due to extreme pain when running. I have fallen back in love with cycling! I have a great road bike and wonderful places to ride--love the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,466
Posted By quatrecats

PNW is nice, not crowded--completely different...

PNW is nice, not crowded--completely different lifestyle than east coast (TG). I live within 2 hours of amazing hiking, kayaking, rafting, skiing, mountain biking, etc. and within 4-5 hours...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By quatrecats

Greetings from the Lentil Capital of the World

Hello All,
I am a newish cyclist, hungry for information, who stumbled across this forum page following a Google search. I am in the midst of my second road bike season here in Eastern Washington...
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