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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,990
Posted By iowarose

I use a Camelbak for rides longer than 50-60...

I use a Camelbak for rides longer than 50-60 miles. Like a lot of other people have said, it's very convenient if you ride in rural areas where convenience stores are scarce. It can make your back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,889
Posted By iowarose

For long, hot rides out in the country, a...

For long, hot rides out in the country, a Camelbak is a lifesaver. There aren't too many convenience stores on the routes I take, and besides, I'd rather not spend the money. I also would rather not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-06, 08:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,659
Posted By iowarose

R900, thanks for the report. This was my first...

R900, thanks for the report. This was my first time riding RAIN, and I'm heartened that so many of you found this year to be difficult. I finished in 10:43, and to my surprise was the 19th woman to...
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By iowarose

First time RAIN

Any comments about this ride? I'll be doing it in a couple of weeks, and it will be my first ride longer than 110 miles (the ride is 160 miles or so, from the west border of Indiana to the east).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By iowarose

I've got allergies too, and was diagnosed this...

I've got allergies too, and was diagnosed this year with allergy-induced asthma. Claritin just does not work well enough during the spring allergy season for me. I'm on Flonase, Singulair, Allegra,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-29-06, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,760
Posted By iowarose

Well, I'm a DF rider, but while I did see some DF...

Well, I'm a DF rider, but while I did see some DF bias in the article, on the whole I thought it was a very positive portrayal of recumbent riders. There was a lot of emphasis on how much 'bent...
09-28-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,479
Posted By iowarose

To Zee - I haven't been to New Yasmeen Bakery in...

To Zee - I haven't been to New Yasmeen Bakery in years...thanks for reminding me of it. I'll have to go there the next time I'm in Ann Arbor.
08-11-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By iowarose

From what I remember, Propel only has sodium, no...

From what I remember, Propel only has sodium, no other electrolyte. Personally, I'd rather take electrolyte supplements or (second best) dilute the gatorade. I only drink this sort of thing on longer...
07-01-05, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By iowarose

Do you eat fruit?

Do you eat fruit?
06-28-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,909
Posted By iowarose

Another vote for the Larabar. The Cocoa Mole...

Another vote for the Larabar. The Cocoa Mole tasted just like a brownie to me. But this was 60 miles into an 85 mile ride, so who knows what it would taste like otherwise? The link for cheaper bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By iowarose

I keep getting attacked by red-winged blackbirds...

I keep getting attacked by red-winged blackbirds on one stretch of a route I do. It is an excellent reason to wear a helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-05, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By iowarose

Yes, do. It looks great. Also, please buy...

Yes, do. It looks great.

Also, please buy me a lottery ticket on your way in so I could afford one in the next 5 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,736
Posted By iowarose

I had an ex-boyfriend who did this all the time....

I had an ex-boyfriend who did this all the time. Emphasis on EX-boyfriend. It still makes me shudder.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By iowarose

I also use the Rogue. Not too much storage space,...

I also use the Rogue. Not too much storage space, but enough to carry your wallet, multi-tool, and a couple of other things. I also use a small under-seat pack with a spare tube and tire changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By iowarose

Do you use the nut on the valve stem? If so, get...

Do you use the nut on the valve stem? If so, get rid of it. You might also need to modify the way you attach/remove the pump to the valve stem, as in hold on to the stem. I had big probs with this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By iowarose

What about your pump? Some don't work well with...

What about your pump? Some don't work well with certain brands of tubes. As I know from experience, and others have had it too. I have a Trek Wrench Force pump. All the same, I've been using a Conti...
06-18-05, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By iowarose

You can also buy kits with brushes. They're not...

You can also buy kits with brushes. They're not cheap, but worth getting. Maybe someone else has a tip about cleaning out the tube without one of these kits?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,917
Posted By iowarose

I grew up in Georgia and Alabama, and my folks...

I grew up in Georgia and Alabama, and my folks are from the south from WAY back. I am always told that I have little if no accent. My mother said that I lost it when I was 5. My best friend was from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-05, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,371
Posted By iowarose

I use a Third Eye glasses-mounted mirror. I can...

I use a Third Eye glasses-mounted mirror. I can only use it with my sunglasses, as it makes my regular glasses skew to the left when I use it. When it's adjusted right, it's great, but I find it too...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By iowarose

Why don't you want to use the CamelBak? I think...

Why don't you want to use the CamelBak? I think they're great for long distance events, and keep the fluid relatively cold. I'd definitely use one if the stops are 40 miles apart, especially on a hot...
06-15-05, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By iowarose

I did TOMRV over the weekend (Day 1 was 108 mi.,...

I did TOMRV over the weekend (Day 1 was 108 mi., day 2 88 mi.), and they had good food at the stops. Lots of fresh fruit, including strawberries, kiwi, peaches, nectarines, apples, oranges and (of...
06-10-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By iowarose

I think you've definitely lost weight, though I...

I think you've definitely lost weight, though I had to study the pictures to tell for sure - the comments about wearing loose, dark clothing are apt.

Do you use a tape measure? That's also a good...
06-09-05, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By iowarose

There's Smartwater, but it doesn't list amounts...

There's Smartwater, but it doesn't list amounts of electrolytes, and of these it does not add sodium chloride. It does have calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium bicarbonate.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-05, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,990
Posted By iowarose

cycleprincess, why not go? It is a little rude of...

cycleprincess, why not go? It is a little rude of your friend to dump you like that, but it sounds like he just gets caught up in the ride. I'm not saying that wouldn't be annoying (it would get old...
06-08-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By iowarose

bald ex-husband always just used sunscreen. He...

bald ex-husband always just used sunscreen. He liked bullfrog brand cuz it stayed on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By iowarose

Maybe you should post this in the Bike Mechanics...

Maybe you should post this in the Bike Mechanics area?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By iowarose

If you'll be working near the airport then you'll...

If you'll be working near the airport then you'll be relatively near Little Creek. There are definitely nice neighborhoods around there. Unless you pick your neighborhood very wisely, getting a place...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-05, 07:00 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,026
Posted By iowarose

This woman's name wouldn't happen to be...

This woman's name wouldn't happen to be Bridezilla, would it?

Man, it's so much easier being single!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By iowarose

Join TBA - Tidewater Bicycling Association. They...

Join TBA - Tidewater Bicycling Association. They had group rides most weeknights as well as on the weekend - the usual sort of thing.

I lived in Va. Beach 1992-1998, so unless everywhere I used to...
06-01-05, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By iowarose

lowfat yogurt berries seltzer water -...

lowfat yogurt
berries
seltzer water - flavored or with a slice of lemon or lime
smartpop microwave popcorn (in the little snack bags)
lentils
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,159
Posted By iowarose

828 for me, including commuting miles (25/week).

828 for me, including commuting miles (25/week).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By iowarose

I like the Sigma Sport BC1600, but each one I've...

I like the Sigma Sport BC1600, but each one I've had (currently have 2) has been somewhat flaky. The first just fritzed out and was replaced under warranty. This was after 2 months of use. The other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By iowarose

Do one-legged drills. You'll find out soon enough...

Do one-legged drills. You'll find out soon enough how smooth your spin really is! That's what happened to me, at least.
05-27-05, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By iowarose

cheebahmunkey, does the dry milk powder make the...

cheebahmunkey, does the dry milk powder make the above recipe non-Kosher for consumption with meat?

One technique you could use that might offset the gluten if you choose not to use it is...
05-27-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By iowarose

You might be interested in getting a book like...

You might be interested in getting a book like "Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book" - all whole grain recipes.

The difficulty with 100% whole wheat breads is that they can easily be very very dense....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,210
Posted By iowarose

Here are a few old ones: Smile when it...

Here are a few old ones:

Smile when it really gets hard (seems stupid, but it works)
Shift to one harder gear if you stand up
Like others said, shift up to one harder gear when you're near the...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By iowarose

Ooo I'm jealous - I had such a great time in...

Ooo I'm jealous - I had such a great time in Germany, especially Köln. I got there from Mainz via riverboat (several friends recommended this to me), and I noticed the paved paths you mention. I saw...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By iowarose

Go German grannies! She's my new role model. ;) ...

Go German grannies! She's my new role model. ;)

I was in Germany last summer and will confirm jaggtass' remarks. I remember walking in Cologne over the Rhine - this was a major highway, and cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By iowarose

Rain

This is the Ride Across INdiana - a 158 mile ride on July 16 this year (http://www.bloomington.in.us/~bbc/tours/rain/rain.html#top

Have any of you done this ride? If so, any comments?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-05, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,299
Posted By iowarose

Regarding Will Ferrell and fitness: I've also...

Regarding Will Ferrell and fitness: I've also read he did a lot of long distance running and was either in training for or had run a marathon.
05-22-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By iowarose

I'm also working on improving my cadence, and...

I'm also working on improving my cadence, and have increased my average to 90 or so (was used to riding at ca. 80rpm).

Here's what has helped me:
1. Lower gears in general
2. One-leg drills...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By iowarose

There's a guy in Iowa City who rides a fixed gear...

There's a guy in Iowa City who rides a fixed gear with the drivetrain on the left. Maybe he's English.

Oh yeah, if all you cycling guys want to know how hot bikers do their hair, you should go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-05, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By iowarose

I'm just getting this setup (will pick up bike...

I'm just getting this setup (will pick up bike today) done at my LBS. The ring (50T 130BCD) is by Sugino and I paid a little over $30 for it via LBS.

The 53 tooth ring was worn out and I'm now...
05-17-05, 04:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,720
Posted By iowarose

I agree that 4WD seems to mean SUV. There is...

I agree that 4WD seems to mean SUV.

There is actually a similar movement in the US, but the people involved want to have better SUV driver visibility to the rear, as with remote cameras. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,177
Posted By iowarose

I have the Vetta 100A and like it generally. You...

I have the Vetta 100A and like it generally. You do have to calibrate it before every ride, but that's no guarantee it will stay accurate during the ride, depending on the ride length and weather....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By iowarose

Here's what they wrote, from Thursday's...

Here's what they wrote, from Thursday's newsletter. I'm not entirely sure whether you can see it on the website or not. Their tone didn't really strike me as gloating, but clearly YMMV.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By iowarose

If it looked like this it would be a hyacinth...

If it looked like this it would be a hyacinth macaw. Still really cool tho'.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By iowarose

Raising average speed

This might seem like a no-brainer to a lot of you, but I just figured it out (only second summer riding in hilly country).

When descending, spin spin spin (100 rpms or so - I'm usually at 85-90)...
05-13-05, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By iowarose

I just had a derailleur cable replaced (it broke...

I just had a derailleur cable replaced (it broke on a ride earlier this week), and have the same reaction after the LBS repair. I can do an adequate job of adjustment, but I'm no pro. The mechanic...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,028
Posted By iowarose

Classes are over and I have a lot of exams to...

Classes are over and I have a lot of exams to grade - I must have a break from them. No guilt here!

As for you, I think it's what psychologists call "projection."
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