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Forum: Touring
09-25-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,311
Posted By valygrl

I did it yesterday. Amazing weather, lots of...

I did it yesterday. Amazing weather, lots of whales. road is in good condition apart from a short construction zone.

You can't see the slide from the barriers at Gorda, and there's a...
08-22-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

See you soon!

See you soon!
08-21-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

93% eclipse here in Boulder. It was pretty cool....

93% eclipse here in Boulder. It was pretty cool.

Ebbetts Pass Century was great, beautiful scenery, and a bunch of riding with my sister and her friends. We did get some severe afternoon...
08-15-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

Yeah sarals I knew it wouldn't be on you to-do...

Yeah sarals I knew it wouldn't be on you to-do list. :)
08-14-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

:) thought i would ask.

:) thought i would ask.
08-13-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

Anyone doing the Ebbets Pass Century next...

Anyone doing the Ebbets Pass Century next weekend? (@RacerEx, Heathpack, anyone else for NorCal)?
08-09-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By valygrl

Hmm, that is long enough to acclimate. I wonder...

Hmm, that is long enough to acclimate. I wonder if you are just not used to riding hills. I agree smaller gears, higher cadence, and expect that hills are hard.

Slumgullion is the pass on the...
08-08-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By valygrl

Slumgullion repeats? Have you been there long...

Slumgullion repeats? Have you been there long enough to acclimate? Do you ride hills in Florida? Intervals?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,905
Posted By valygrl

that was a snarky reference to a troll post that...

that was a snarky reference to a troll post that was happening for a while. You should NOT look into those wheels unless you just want to spend money for the sake of spending it.

secondarily, i...
08-07-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

I would do that every month too, Heathpack......

I would do that every month too, Heathpack... unless i had Cleave's drive. We have a mid-week TT series on the south side of Denver. I would have to leave work at about 1pm, drive 1:15ish, race 25...
08-07-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

Nice, Heathpack! That is cool that you have the...

Nice, Heathpack! That is cool that you have the opportunity to do the same race/course repeatedly. That really adds something to the TT experience- you can really dial in the learning.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,731
Posted By valygrl

I bought the P1s because installation is...

I bought the P1s because installation is extremely frequent for me - they are my travel power meter for rental and borrowed bikes. I hate how heavy they are and how hard they are to get out of and...
08-01-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

Glad you are on the road to mending, revchuck!

Glad you are on the road to mending, revchuck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By valygrl

Arundel makes a plastic version of that cage if...

Arundel makes a plastic version of that cage if you don't want to spend that much on the carbon one.
...
Forum: Touring
07-28-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By valygrl

I've done both, doesn't matter. Northern part is...

I've done both, doesn't matter. Northern part is more spectacularly glacier-y, south is more tree-cover. Wind was not an issue for me either way.
07-27-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,755
Posted By valygrl

Zwift and a smart trainer.

Zwift and a smart trainer.
07-26-17, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

OK for the folks who have that Giro Aerohead TT...

OK for the folks who have that Giro Aerohead TT helmet - or any non-ventilated/full eye-sheild helmet - what do you do to keep sweat from dripping in your eyes? Favorite sweat band? Has to be super...
07-25-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 34,717
Posted By valygrl

Wait, you have a part of your race day that is...

Wait, you have a part of your race day that is non-stressed? I'm doing something wrong. ;-)
07-24-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 34,717
Posted By valygrl

epic

epic
07-23-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

I haven't found any flowy easy mtb trails in...

I haven't found any flowy easy mtb trails in Colorado. I see pictures, but then when I ask about it, it always seems like it's mostly gnarly rock garden and the beautiful easy meadows full of...
Forum: Touring
07-23-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By valygrl

Probably too late, timing wise, but my sister did...

Probably too late, timing wise, but my sister did this, and loved it.
Glacier Banff Jasper Icefields Parkway Cycling Tour | Cycling Escapes...
07-23-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

that looks so sweet!

that looks so sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,125
Posted By valygrl

What is your goal? Lose weight? Improve...

What is your goal? Lose weight? Improve functionality? Aesthetics? Start with that question and you may be able to figure out what you want.

Bike vacation might be a fun way to spend the $ too.
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,311
Posted By valygrl

Is that your bike?

Is that your bike?
07-17-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

Oh, i did. ;D

Oh, i did. ;D
07-17-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

Oh interesting - maybe you have to be logged in...

Oh interesting - maybe you have to be logged in to see it at $330...
07-17-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

PSA: The aero helmet people (@heathpack) were...

PSA: The aero helmet people (@heathpack) were drooling over is on serious sale:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/giro-aerohead-ultimate-mips
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By valygrl

THat is an epic deal, I wish i needed that kind...

THat is an epic deal, I wish i needed that kind of wheelset right now I would totally get those.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-17, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By valygrl

I have a Zipp 303/404 combo that I've ridden as...

I have a Zipp 303/404 combo that I've ridden as my race wheels for the last 5 years - I leave them on all summer and train on them too. They seem to be fine - although as a light person I don't...
07-09-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

Kill it!!!

Kill it!!!
07-08-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By valygrl

Yes, definitely take Bow Valley Parkway. Getting...

Yes, definitely take Bow Valley Parkway. Getting out of Banff to get there, there is a bike path that gets you all of the way to Bow Valley Parkway, you don't have to take the TransCan. I can't...
07-02-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 395,371
Posted By valygrl

oh man, sorry to see this chuck! Hope you have a...

oh man, sorry to see this chuck! Hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
06-28-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

WTF? Timing error? Protest? How does that...

WTF? Timing error? Protest? How does that happen? That sucks!
06-20-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,959
Posted By valygrl

LOL, timing.

LOL, timing.
06-20-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,959
Posted By valygrl

Woman racer here. I don't think there should...

Woman racer here.

I don't think there should be some cultural difference in women's racing. I think some people, especially women, don't understand the nuances of racing strategy, and maybe also...
06-18-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

Bummer about your aero testing snafu's,...

Bummer about your aero testing snafu's, Heathpack. Hopefully the "practice" session sets you up for a sucessfull second go-round.
06-18-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

(tl;dr: I should have trained, duh) ...

(tl;dr: I should have trained, duh)

Heathpack, thank you for taking your personal time to look closesly at my TT results / competition / strava.

You are really good at Strava analysis, I had...
06-18-17, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

Thanks echappist! By the way - I realize...

Thanks echappist!

By the way - I realize there are folks here who are not waiting for a magic wand, but actually doing the work to make their TTs better - so I regret phasing my comment that...
06-17-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

Sigh. I raced a 40K tt and averaged 22.9mph....

Sigh. I raced a 40K tt and averaged 22.9mph. dead flat, some wind. Crappy result. I'm waiting for someone to wave that magic TT wand in my direction.
06-15-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 371,676
Posted By valygrl

This is so completely the opposite of me. :)

This is so completely the opposite of me. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By valygrl

I've used a Kurt Kinetic trainer and a Kickr...

I've used a Kurt Kinetic trainer and a Kickr Snap, both with a powertap wheel.

If you don't have a smart trainer, it doesn't vary the resistance, so you don't feel the hills. You would shift into...
06-11-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

I wasn't clear - the fast old chicks may race SW3...

I wasn't clear - the fast old chicks may race SW3 or P123 rather than the 50+ - meaning, some people compete in category, others in masters, it's not consistent. Anyway, I'm looking for the "right"...
06-10-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

Well, thank you, then, just thank you. This race...

Well, thank you, then, just thank you. This race the 3s were in their 30's I think, but we have some really fast old chicks in the area too. I actually would also have been 4th in the 3s (only 4...
06-10-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

Hi - remember me? I've been busy with work, work...

Hi - remember me? I've been busy with work, work trips, and riding. Racing has been sparse. And posting on BF also sparse, but I still read this forum semi-regularly.

I raced a couple of TT's...
05-31-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

Dude, your priorities. Maybe this is why you...

Dude, your priorities. Maybe this is why you don't mass-start race.

1. Winning
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By valygrl

Hi - I weigh 107 (adult female). I race...

Hi - I weigh 107 (adult female).

I race 303/404 Firecrest Clinchers, from about 2012, I think the profile hasn't changed since then, but not 100% sure. The 404 in back is fine in all...
Forum: Touring
05-26-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,884
Posted By valygrl

LOL beat me to it.

LOL beat me to it.
05-25-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By valygrl

The Icefields Parkway is absolutely spectacular. ...

The Icefields Parkway is absolutely spectacular. If you can figure out the lodging, choose that one. There are some hostels on the parkway.

Don't worry about the bears, they are out there, but...
05-24-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,234
Posted By valygrl

paging jamawani

paging jamawani
05-20-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,448
Views: 229,414
Posted By valygrl

Awesome race, Heathpack!! Can't wait to see you...

Awesome race, Heathpack!! Can't wait to see you in your state champ jersey!
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