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Forum: Triathlon
11-15-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By roadie gal

Cheap polypro liners work well. They wick...

Cheap polypro liners work well. They wick moisture so you don't get wet and clammy when you start to warm up. You can get "no brand" liners at almost any sporting goods store.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By roadie gal

I always have something red. Both bikes have a...

I always have something red. Both bikes have a bit of red electrical tape wrapped around the seat post.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By roadie gal

Hitch racks: Thule or Saris?

Let me start by saying that I did a search. It wasn't helpful. There was about a 5:1 garbage to mildly useful ratio on the threads that came up.

I'm looking for a hitch rack (2" receiver) for 2...
08-08-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By roadie gal

2+ on Spinervals. Also check out Endurance Films...

2+ on Spinervals. Also check out Endurance Films Rides series. It's a virtual reality ride series. You get to pick coached or some very good indie rock.
Forum: Triathlon
06-27-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By roadie gal

Make sure, whatever you do, that you get a...

Make sure, whatever you do, that you get a TRIATHLON wetsuit, not a scuba suit. The tri wetsuits are made for the motions you use in swimming. Scuba suits are not. You'll be chafed and miserable,...
Forum: Triathlon
05-31-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By roadie gal

Old disco. The beat is perfect for me.

Old disco. The beat is perfect for me.
05-27-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By roadie gal

I can't comment specifically on your questions,...

I can't comment specifically on your questions, but here's a suggestion for long sleeves in the summer:
http://www.desotosport.com/products/product.asp?Category=mtops&ProdID=AC9

They're...
05-21-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By roadie gal

1+ on Aerotech Designs. Good stuff at about half...

1+ on Aerotech Designs. Good stuff at about half the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By roadie gal

Also check out Jamis. They also go to down a...

Also check out Jamis. They also go to down a 48-49 if she's short.
04-16-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By roadie gal

There's an @80 mile ride with about 8000 feet (I...

There's an @80 mile ride with about 8000 feet (I believe) of climbing:

Incline Village (North end of Lake Tahoe) up and over Mt. Rose.
Down to Reno, across rt 395 and up Geiger Grade to Virginia...
04-03-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By roadie gal

2+ to what everyone else has said. Remember...

2+ to what everyone else has said.

Remember to enjoy it. Look at the scenery. Stop at the rest stops. Take your time. The best thing about centuries is that they're rides, not races. Enjoy.
Forum: Triathlon
04-03-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By roadie gal

Saddles are one of the hardest things to...

Saddles are one of the hardest things to recommend since everyone fits them differently. I always tell people to find a place that will exchange saddles and just keep trying. If your LBS will swap...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By roadie gal

I think the old pasty zinc oxide that we used to...

I think the old pasty zinc oxide that we used to use MANY years ago could potentially block sweating, but the new sunscreens don't. I agree that you just didn't drink enough.
Forum: Triathlon
04-02-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By roadie gal

I think the saddle is designed for men. But...

I think the saddle is designed for men. But women can have soft tissue problems caused by pressure as well... therefore saddles with cutouts for women.
Forum: Foo
04-01-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,039
Posted By roadie gal

1+ Only it's still d@mn expensive to live...

1+
Only it's still d@mn expensive to live here. And then you have to deal with the SF Bay area tourists all winter... Otherwise, I wouldn't live anywhere else.
04-01-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By roadie gal

Two places that will let you return saddles,...

Two places that will let you return saddles, besides Terry (which has a decent 30 day return policy)

www.performancebike.com - I don't know if they have any set time limit


www.koobi.com -...
Forum: Triathlon
04-01-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By roadie gal

I had one for a while. I really liked the width...

I had one for a while. I really liked the width of the nose and the cut out. The back was a bit narrow when sitting upright. This saddle is made for riding in the aero position. If you can be...
Forum: Triathlon
03-17-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By roadie gal

I keep a "glasses keeper" like Chums or some...

I keep a "glasses keeper" like Chums or some other strap on my glasses so they don't fall off. The glasses stay in my bike helmet while I swim.

Can you get some goggles with corrective lenses for...
03-08-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By roadie gal

I would go with fluid over mag if it's not too...

I would go with fluid over mag if it's not too expensive. I've had both and like the feel of the fluid much better. The mag one that I had seem to decrease resistance with increased cadence. Most...
03-01-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,612
Posted By roadie gal

I agree. You have to give them something long...

I agree. You have to give them something long enough to register and then have enough time to move. I usually start a bit back with "Bike coming" and then yell "passing on your left" when I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By roadie gal

Um, why not just stop and talk, especially if...

Um, why not just stop and talk, especially if it's a one time deal?
02-13-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By roadie gal

Balance bars. They're the only ones I can eat...

Balance bars. They're the only ones I can eat and still push myself. They don't form rocks in my stomach. Cliffs are too chewy and Powerbars are too sticky/chewy/gummy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,825
Posted By roadie gal

ABout 80 miles, with 8500 feet of climbing. It...

ABout 80 miles, with 8500 feet of climbing. It was a long HOT day. It took about 6 hours.
10-19-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,067
Posted By roadie gal

Camelbak with water. I water bottle with Infinit...

Camelbak with water. I water bottle with Infinit mixed for the number of hours I'll be out: 1 hr-regular mix, 1 hr-double strength mix, etc
Forum: Triathlon
09-24-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By roadie gal

You're absolutely right about having to think of...

You're absolutely right about having to think of it as one big event. That's part of the challenge. You have to be able to save enough energy on the swim to do the bike, and then you have to save...
09-24-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By roadie gal

If nothing else then you're burning a few extra...

If nothing else then you're burning a few extra calories and not burning oil.
09-24-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By roadie gal

The shame of this is that junk food is cheaper to...

The shame of this is that junk food is cheaper to buy than "real" food. This is especially true in poor/bad neighborhoods where there are plenty of fast food places but few grocery stores.
09-24-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,927
Posted By roadie gal

I had the same problem. I put some green...

I had the same problem. I put some green Superfeet insoles in my cycling shoes and the pain went away.
Forum: Triathlon
08-22-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By roadie gal

OWS and pool swimming are 2 completely different...

OWS and pool swimming are 2 completely different sports, sort of like road and mountain biking. If you stop expecting to swim in a lake like you do in a pool that will help to relieve some of the...
Forum: Triathlon
08-22-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By roadie gal

The first one is for experience... Congrats on...

The first one is for experience... Congrats on getting there.

I'm totally paranoid about forgetting something for the race. What I do is print out a raceday checklist. You can find them on most...
08-19-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By roadie gal

I'm impressed with you making up from the Reno...

I'm impressed with you making up from the Reno side. That is one long haul.

I've gone down it once and wasn't too happy with the lack of shoulder for the bikes. I'll stick to the Tahoe side,...
Forum: Triathlon
08-19-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By roadie gal

The Profile Designs system has a piece that you...

The Profile Designs system has a piece that you can order that will accomodate more widely spaced aerobars. Here's the link from their site:...
08-19-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By roadie gal

I think it's a little shorter than that. From...

I think it's a little shorter than that. From Cisco Grove to the east end of Donner Lake it's about 13-14 miles. Donner Lake to Hwy 89 is about 3 miles. 89 to "the Y" at Tahoe City is 12 miles. =...
08-18-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By roadie gal

Seats are so personal. It can take many tries to...

Seats are so personal. It can take many tries to get just the right one for you. I think I tried 6 different saddles before I found one that was comfortable for me in both the upright and the aero...
Forum: Triathlon
08-18-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By roadie gal

Congrats! They are addictive.

Congrats! They are addictive.
08-18-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By roadie gal

Does rinsing it remove that bitter taste? I...

Does rinsing it remove that bitter taste? I tried Quinoa and just couldn't take that bitterness.
08-18-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By roadie gal

The Mt. Rose climb from the Lake Tahoe side is a...

The Mt. Rose climb from the Lake Tahoe side is a great ride. It's not steep but you go from 6200 ft to 8000+. There's a very wide, nice bike lane. The ride up Mt. Rose from the Reno side takes you...
Forum: Triathlon
08-09-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By roadie gal

I've done the Tri for Real #1, in June, a couple...

I've done the Tri for Real #1, in June, a couple of times. I've been very happy with the way TBF runs their races. The routes are well marked and there are a lot of helpful volunteers. The run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,983
Posted By roadie gal

My main goal in biking shorts is finding a...

My main goal in biking shorts is finding a comfortable pair - both the fit of the short and the chamois. If I want them to be shorter, I just roll them up.
07-08-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By roadie gal

Any clue why they dropped the time bonuses?

I've been trying to find out why they decided to drop the time bonuses. Anyone out there have an idea?
Forum: Triathlon
07-01-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By roadie gal

There are some great websites for people who want...

There are some great websites for people who want to start doing triathlons. Www.beginnertriathlete.com is an excellent one. Www.trifuel.com is also a good site for beginners. Both have articles...
Forum: Triathlon
06-23-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By roadie gal

You've got to save something for the run. If you...

You've got to save something for the run. If you blow it all on the ride you'll pitch over face first when you try to run.

You also have to practice those bricks, like fsr402 said.
05-10-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,389
Posted By roadie gal

I'm up in the Lake Tahoe area. I LOVE it up...

I'm up in the Lake Tahoe area. I LOVE it up here. I bought my home in '93. I couldn't afford to buy here now, but the prices are coming down.... somewhat. I've lived in L.A., NYC, Florida. I...
05-01-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By roadie gal

Do you have a DVD player near your trainer? ...

Do you have a DVD player near your trainer? Check out some of the Spinervals. They're good intervals and make the time go quickly. There are different ones to mimic hills, sprints, aerobic...
05-01-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,591
Posted By roadie gal

If you've actually broken a few ribs then it...

If you've actually broken a few ribs then it takes about 2 weeks for the ends of the bone to start to stick together. Any time after that is OK to start EASY exercise. I would stick to the trainer...
05-01-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,151
Posted By roadie gal

Try www.trueprotein.com. You can make your own...

Try www.trueprotein.com. You can make your own designer protein/carb/whatever powder with or without flavors. If you go to their forums you can get a code # to get 5% off of the order. If you...
04-17-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By roadie gal

I had the same problem. I tried to get some...

I had the same problem. I tried to get some answers from the company and they never returned any emails or calls. I ended up calling Performance, where I'd bought it. They said there had been lots...
03-26-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,931
Posted By roadie gal

I get mine at Trader Joe's for $13/box. Are they...

I get mine at Trader Joe's for $13/box. Are they only out west or are they on the east coast now?
Forum: Triathlon
03-20-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By roadie gal

I wouldn't buy a new bike if she's just getting...

I wouldn't buy a new bike if she's just getting started in tris and doesn't know whether or not she'll like it. For the first time out, put some slick tires on whatever bike she has now and use that...
Forum: Foo
03-12-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By roadie gal

Sounds like a scam to me. Instead, see if you...

Sounds like a scam to me. Instead, see if you can volunteer at a local hospital.
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