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07-04-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,947
Posted By turtlewoman

Ok, I'm an idiot. The saddle I got from Neil was...

Ok, I'm an idiot. The saddle I got from Neil was a B67. I didn't bother to look at the saddle. So, with a red face, I think I better just HTFU.
07-04-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,947
Posted By turtlewoman

Neil, it's the saddle that I got from you that I...

Neil, it's the saddle that I got from you that I think is too narrow. I'm just wondering if wider would be better?
07-04-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,947
Posted By turtlewoman

Tell me what's wrong with a too wide saddle.

I'm thinking that I need a wider saddle for my bike so I'm thinking of getting the Brooks B67s which has the added benefit of springs, too. It's wider than the saddle I have now. I had a friend, a...
07-04-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By turtlewoman

I have been afraid to ride. Mostly because of...

I have been afraid to ride. Mostly because of not wanting to ride in heavy traffic. Whenever I read something on the Advocacy and Safety subforum I get the crap scared out of me and I have to...
07-02-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By turtlewoman

Welcome back, troutbreath. You sound like you...

Welcome back, troutbreath. You sound like you have some good ideas. Keep it up.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By turtlewoman

In my never ending pursuit to become a bike commuter. . . . .

So, last week in the continuing saga, I broke my shifter and couldn't complete my commute. Finally, I ordered a double cable stop (for 20 bucks!!!!!) and got a stem shifter from the bike collective...
06-28-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By turtlewoman

What kind of nurse are you? Med-surg, icu, peds,...

What kind of nurse are you? Med-surg, icu, peds, ortho? What's the story?
06-28-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By turtlewoman

Golly, that's some gnarly road rash. Glad you're...

Golly, that's some gnarly road rash. Glad you're ok, relatively speaking. You could wear shorts to the hospital and then change into your uniform. That's what I plan to do when I get my bike fixed.
06-26-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,757
Posted By turtlewoman

Wow! That's a terrible story. So glad you...

Wow! That's a terrible story. So glad you didn't have to get in a fight with the idiot. It's stories like that that sometimes make me afraid to ride on the road.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By turtlewoman

freefallkev, hope your ride goes great. ...

freefallkev, hope your ride goes great. Congratulations on getting back out there which is probably hard for you. I'll be thinking about you and sending good vibes.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By turtlewoman

Would this be a good, reliable bike for commuting?

I saw this bike on the Bikes Direct web page and wondered if it would be alright for commuting. Does anybody have any experience with BD? I'm not afraid of getting it put together or anything--I...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By turtlewoman

Is your hair long enough that you can just pull...

Is your hair long enough that you can just pull it back and not worry? I have really short hair so I agree with gmt13 about hair length.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,307
Posted By turtlewoman

I know from your other thread that you already...

I know from your other thread that you already have the bike, so that's great. I just wanted to add my two cents worth on the weight issue. Unless you're going to be carrying the bike on your...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By turtlewoman

troypolamalu, That's a great bike....

troypolamalu,
That's a great bike. congratulations on the score but--------your mother said to make your bed!!
Forum: Commuting
06-24-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,382
Posted By turtlewoman

Maybe Toddles will toddle on to another place. ...

Maybe Toddles will toddle on to another place. Just sayin. . . .
I love these pet pictures. I'll try to get pics of mine put up.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

Well, I meant for today-my first day back at...

Well, I meant for today-my first day back at work-to be my first day of really and truly commuting. Got 0.8mi from home and my shift lever broke off.:eek: It had been 0.8mi of all up hill so all I...
06-22-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By turtlewoman

That's great. Good on you!!

That's great. Good on you!!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By turtlewoman

You suck. You didn't run over anybody and you're...

You suck. You didn't run over anybody and you're a boob!!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By turtlewoman

If you're asking about the Go set and you know...

If you're asking about the Go set and you know how to play, I say buy it. Everybody should be extravagant sometime.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 06:37 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-21-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

commutenow, I know who you are, you little...

commutenow, I know who you are, you little mess!!!!! Howdy, how's it going? Loved the pictures of your vacation. Looks like you had a lot of fun.
06-21-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By turtlewoman

That is a sweet looking ride!! I'm jealous as...

That is a sweet looking ride!! I'm jealous as heck. Enjoy!!
06-21-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,058
Posted By turtlewoman

Holiday said earlier that this was a "dumb"...

Holiday said earlier that this was a "dumb" thread. I don't think so. It really got me thinking about what's important in a lot of areas not just bikes. And I discovered that I'm pretty lucky but...
06-21-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By turtlewoman

BHOFM, I like the Cool Whip lid!:lol: Wish I...

BHOFM, I like the Cool Whip lid!:lol: Wish I liked Cool Whip so I could have one too.:rolleyes:
06-21-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By turtlewoman

Briareos, As someone who has applied for lots of...

Briareos, As someone who has applied for lots of jobs (read that as "much older and more experienced") call them for a follow-up about your interview/application. If you want the job, keep your name...
06-21-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By turtlewoman

You're lucky too because you apparently weren't...

You're lucky too because you apparently weren't injured. Dumb van driver!!! Glad you're ok. Sorry about the brifter.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

I only work three days a week----three 12 hour...

I only work three days a week----three 12 hour shifts. So I think I will be able to commute for my whole work week. Maybe not on the 3rd day because I'm pretty tired after three days. We'll see. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

I felt great!! The HILL that I was worried about...

I felt great!! The HILL that I was worried about was a little daunting but I just geared down (or up, which ever it is) and slugged my way to the top. The coast down was superb! I did have to go...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

I am getting really excited about trying the...

I am getting really excited about trying the commute tomorrow morning! You all have really pumped me up.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

:hug::hug:You all are all so awesome! I knew...

:hug::hug:You all are all so awesome! I knew that I would get some good support here. Tomorrow is my day off so I am going to try the commute route just to check it out. You have all inspired me....
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,749
Posted By turtlewoman

This is so stupid. . . . ..

I'm afraid to try to start commuting because I'm afraid I won't be able to make it the whole way. :( I'm an athena, so maybe I belong on the other forum but I thought you guys might be able to...
06-18-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,909
Posted By turtlewoman

I help people who can't help themselves. Usually...

I help people who can't help themselves. Usually called a nurse.
Most of you guys seem to be "computer geeks"!!!!
06-18-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By turtlewoman

RandoneeRider, what kind of bike is that? I...

RandoneeRider, what kind of bike is that? I like.
I'll post my picture when I don't have little piggy eyes and a huge double chin!!!
anyway, that's my picture over there.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By turtlewoman

Thanks tirelever, I'm thinking of finding out...

Thanks tirelever, I'm thinking of finding out where the garage sale was, going back there and seeing if they still have the rack!
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By turtlewoman

Eclipse panniers-----help!

My step daughter just bought some Eclipse panniers at a garage sale for 20 bucks. They are great-------except---------there's no way to attach them to the rack. Does anybody have these and can...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,883
Posted By turtlewoman

I love the term "cycling artisan". I don't...

I love the term "cycling artisan". I don't really know what it means but I love it!!
06-16-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,712
Posted By turtlewoman

This summer I am wearing my regular Keen sandals....

This summer I am wearing my regular Keen sandals. They're not bike sandals but they seem rigid enougn. In the winter I wear my Shimano mountain bike shoes.
06-16-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By turtlewoman

What a satisfying day. . . .

I helped my step-daughter change out the munched jockey wheels on an old Simplex rear derailler on an old Peugeot UO-18. It was great. We found left over parts at the local bike collective and did...
06-14-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,975
Posted By turtlewoman

Possums usually just fall over and play dead. ...

Possums usually just fall over and play dead. Hence, "playing possum".
That's what I've heard anyway.
06-14-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By turtlewoman

Well, I don't care if it's aesthetically...

Well, I don't care if it's aesthetically challenged. When you ride the bike I ride you learn to swallow your pride. But I love my ratty old bike!!
06-14-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,369
Posted By turtlewoman

Dredges, I have an extra bottle cage--nothing...

Dredges, I have an extra bottle cage--nothing special and a nice lock and cable. If you PM me your address I'll get them out to you Friday.

Edit: oh, I just noticed this is a month old thread. ...
06-14-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,367
Posted By turtlewoman

I love beer but only after the ride. Otherwise,...

I love beer but only after the ride. Otherwise, there's no ride!!
Forum: Commuting
06-14-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,699
Posted By turtlewoman

Just got some stuff for my step daughter who is...

Just got some stuff for my step daughter who is going to be commuting to the community college. . . .a set of Schwalbe Marathons, thorn resistant tubes and a frame pump-I forget which one I got. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 126,710
Posted By turtlewoman

BHOFM, Do you have to ride up the "very steep...

BHOFM, Do you have to ride up the "very steep hill"? Just wondered. What's it like?
06-14-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By turtlewoman

Hey, have you seen this on You Tube?

I saw a youtube where they used old inner tubes for bar wrap. I wanted to put black bar wrap on my bike but being short on the do-re-mi I was waiting. Then I saw this video. So I did it. I put...
06-13-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,427
Posted By turtlewoman

Erwin8r, great points. As a nurse I have seen...

Erwin8r, great points. As a nurse I have seen some gnarly infections that started as "just a little pimple". Many of these infections require hospitalization and surgical procedures to treat. It's...
06-13-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By turtlewoman

Hello Jim, Yes, we have conversed in the past. ...

Hello Jim, Yes, we have conversed in the past. Nice to hear from you.
I took a job in Taos--65 miles away and I have been commuting for longer than I like to think.:twitchy: But I got my old job...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,699
Posted By turtlewoman

Steely Dan, Have you gone on your trip yet? Let...

Steely Dan, Have you gone on your trip yet? Let us know how it went. And, oh, pictures please!!
06-12-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,427
Posted By turtlewoman

Use warm, not hot, compresses on the area and DO...

Use warm, not hot, compresses on the area and DO NOT squeeze or try to pop it. If you do you are more prone to get a serious infection.
06-10-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By turtlewoman

Happy Birthday and hello to the great wife!! You...

Happy Birthday and hello to the great wife!! You don't look too bad in that jersey from my perspective.
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