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Forum: Commuting
07-28-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By sydney_b

Serious cyclists .... have all types of bikes. ...

Serious cyclists .... have all types of bikes.

What's most important is that you find a bike that's comfortable for *you.* If you put the miles on it, then *you're* a serious cyclist. If I...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By sydney_b

+1

+1
05-23-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By sydney_b

My bikes nag me all the time. "Clean me," "get me...

My bikes nag me all the time. "Clean me," "get me new tires," "upgrade my rims," "tend this chain," "I want a new storage rack," and so on. But I love them, so I put up with it. In return, they...
05-23-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By sydney_b

Maybe you meant "and single?" I think there are...

Maybe you meant "and single?" I think there are more of us than you think and the number is growing, at least where I live. Key things I think keep most post-college women off bikes include...
Forum: Touring
05-16-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,282
Posted By sydney_b

You rock, Richard! I'm so amp'd to go touring...

You rock, Richard! I'm so amp'd to go touring and my dear hubby is finally catching the fever. Woo hoo!
Forum: Commuting
05-16-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By sydney_b

+1 on the master link approach. These types of...

+1 on the master link approach. These types of chains make it *much* easier to clean up the drivetrain. I replaced all the chains on my family's bikes for better maintenence.

/s
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,121
Posted By sydney_b

lol. I'm with u all the way.

lol. I'm with u all the way.
05-01-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By sydney_b

I thought so too, until I was caught with a flat...

I thought so too, until I was caught with a flat and no levers. Turns out it can be done and you don't need herculean strength to do it.

/s
Forum: Touring
04-26-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By sydney_b

:eek: c'est moi. /s

:eek: c'est moi.

/s
Forum: Touring
04-26-06, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By sydney_b

You're ambitious. I take the route of having my...

You're ambitious. I take the route of having my LBS build it up and me learning to do common repairs. I'd rather be riding than wrenching. Good luck to you tho. Your local community college...
Forum: Touring
04-26-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,282
Posted By sydney_b

Anyone really get into cycling and touring after 30?

Anyone really get into cycling and touring after 30? My DH was wondering how many others might have taken up this habit later in life.

/s
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By sydney_b

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
03-27-06, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,011
Posted By sydney_b

Link to Slvoid's chart

Think it's here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=83913

4th one down.

Really tho, it's just a guide. You have to keep track of what you wear and how you feel in relation to the...
03-17-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By sydney_b

hey, thnx for posting, momtothreeboys! (btw, I...

hey, thnx for posting, momtothreeboys! (btw, I too have 3 boys and they do keep a person busy)
03-13-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 45,015
Posted By sydney_b

The biggest issue in my recent decision to...

The biggest issue in my recent decision to purchase my foster son a used, but excellent condition Redline MBX, was his ability to take care of it. When he came to live with us, he had this huge,...
Forum: Touring
03-07-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,982
Posted By sydney_b

Indeed. :p

Indeed.

:p
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,492
Posted By sydney_b

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By sydney_b

This is a problem I have also contemplated many a...

This is a problem I have also contemplated many a time. Come on weatherwonks, why does the wind shift before cgchambers and I get off work?

/s
Forum: Commuting
03-07-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,669
Posted By sydney_b

oh jeez ... what a headwind. should i really...

oh jeez ... what a headwind.
should i really take the long route into the wind?
oh, maybe i shouldn't have taken the long route.
god, this hill is taxing my good attitude with this damn wind.
I'm...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-06, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By sydney_b

This is my experience too. :) Most...

This is my experience too.

:)

Most drivers are a-ok around here, at least to a bike
Forum: Commuting
03-01-06, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By sydney_b

Funny. Pannier fan myself. I'm not clear...

Funny. Pannier fan myself.

I'm not clear on the benefits of messenger bags as compared to backpacks if one wants extra weight and sweat on the back.

/s
Forum: Commuting
02-28-06, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By sydney_b

What if I want to get my hubby riding a bike? ...

What if I want to get my hubby riding a bike? Does the same advice still hold?


/s
02-27-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By sydney_b

Well, I love my SPDs (shimano clipless) and...

Well, I love my SPDs (shimano clipless) and consider them much safer than toe clips or even without any sort of 'keep the feet on the pedal' device.

For example, last week put ice on the bike...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 874
Posted By sydney_b

me too. Use the trip to and from work to do as...

me too. Use the trip to and from work to do as serious cardio as I can make time for (vary route length), then when I get home, do free weights for arms and upper body, then do lots of different...
Forum: Touring
02-21-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By sydney_b

Yes. lovely idea, but get her a rose or somesuch...

Yes. lovely idea, but get her a rose or somesuch then take her to the shop so she can ride and choose on her own. If you pick, you might put her in the position of being 'polite' and not telling you...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-06, 09:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,503
Posted By sydney_b

Here! Here!

Here! Here!
Forum: Commuting
02-13-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,526
Posted By sydney_b

++ My commute is only ~6.5 one way, but I...

++

My commute is only ~6.5 one way, but I often have an opportunity to take a long ride home. Having the bike specific clothing makes that comfortable. Plus, it dries really fast so I never have...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-06, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By sydney_b

Usually try to get out for a ride because it...

Usually try to get out for a ride because it reminds me how much fun my bike is w/o the heavy commuter load.

:)

/s
Forum: Touring
02-05-06, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,879
Posted By sydney_b

I'm having Waterford build me a rohloff equipped...

I'm having Waterford build me a rohloff equipped tourer. Using Rohloff drop-outs and a Phil Wood eccentric for tensioning. For the surly, you would probably use the torque arm and an eccentric bb.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,715
Posted By sydney_b

Methinks this is the key point. Esp. that fun...

Methinks this is the key point. Esp. that fun part. I can't do without it.

:)
Forum: Commuting
02-03-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By sydney_b

Glad you got it figured out. What an alarming...

Glad you got it figured out. What an alarming thing to happen.

/s
Forum: Commuting
02-02-06, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,899
Posted By sydney_b

Clipless here. Love 'em and wish I'd adopted...

Clipless here. Love 'em and wish I'd adopted them sooner. Because I sit in front of a computer most of the day, I just where my SPD equipped mountain style shimanos unless I have to dress up for...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-06, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,834
Posted By sydney_b

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Touring
01-25-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By sydney_b

I think you have to find some way to include them...

I think you have to find some way to include them in the adventure that they like if they're not cool with just staying home. For example, perhaps you could start a journal on crazyguyonabike.com,...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-06, 03:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,082
Posted By sydney_b

mmmm.mmm. I can't wait. I ordered a rohloff for...

mmmm.mmm. I can't wait. I ordered a rohloff for my new bike.

/s
Forum: Commuting
01-03-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By sydney_b

Eww. So sorry about the dog crap. I feel...

Eww. So sorry about the dog crap. I feel compelled to write a letter to my local paper and thank the many Lincoln dog owners who are very good about picking up after their pets. Here, it's rare...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-05, 02:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,035
Posted By sydney_b

takes the edge off. /s

takes the edge off.

/s
Forum: Commuting
12-28-05, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By sydney_b

When the weather is tolerable for my 5th grader I...

When the weather is tolerable for my 5th grader I ride with him to school, then ride the rest of the way to work. He seems to count it as a very special time with mom as he often verifies that we're...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-05, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,392
Posted By sydney_b

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Commuting
12-22-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By sydney_b

I have a very safe commute compared to a lot of...

I have a very safe commute compared to a lot of you. Mostly ped-free MUP most of the way and designated bike route streets the rest of the way, so have ridden all days except one sick day and the...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By sydney_b

My youngest boys ride with me the most and will...

My youngest boys ride with me the most and will do grocery runs and whatnot. Oldest son rides to rent movies and to volunteer on Fridays. Hubby will ride with me so long as the pace is leisurely...
12-18-05, 01:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By sydney_b

One more point of view, having 3 boys, sometimes...

One more point of view, having 3 boys, sometimes I'm grateful for adult-only environment for a change and when someone unexpectedly brings a kid that triggers "parent-mode," which dims the mini...
12-12-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,427
Posted By sydney_b

I do a thin wool with a thicker wool sweater over...

I do a thin wool with a thicker wool sweater over the top. Today was pushing 30 coming in so just a poly longsleve under med wool. Wasn't too hot, wasn't too cold. My hands got a little too warm...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By sydney_b

I think this is the key sentence from that page: ...

I think this is the key sentence from that page:
"The B90/3 is a larger, oversized saddle with heavy-duty springs designed for heavier riders."

Who knows, maybe they won't sit there so long.
12-08-05, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By sydney_b

Lots of folks swear by the lobster gloves, but I...

Lots of folks swear by the lobster gloves, but I just bought a pair of these windproof convertible mittens from campmore and I'm very happy with them. They're not terribly waterproof tho, and I did...
12-08-05, 05:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,594
Posted By sydney_b

I'm not sure. This last week it's been -18/-22...

I'm not sure. This last week it's been -18/-22 C, and it's been ok so long as I've good layering. My commute isn't that long though -- only about 6.5 miles. However, with all the snow we've had...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-05, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 842
Posted By sydney_b

This morning (-18 C / -2 F) I wore one of those...

This morning (-18 C / -2 F) I wore one of those dust-masks instead of a balaclava. Liked it much better and with goggles, there was very little exposed skin. My commute isn't that long tho - 13 m...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,457
Posted By sydney_b

Awesome get-up burley girly! Yeah, that's a nice...

Awesome get-up burley girly! Yeah, that's a nice benefit of cold weather -- clear trails and no harassment.

:D
Forum: Commuting
12-03-05, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By sydney_b

i am finding the ear muffs that wrap around the...

i am finding the ear muffs that wrap around the back of the head work wonderfully with my helmet. If you go this route, you still might want to get a helmet cover to help keep some heat in.
...
Forum: Touring
12-02-05, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By sydney_b

Probably doesn't have short little arms. The...

Probably doesn't have short little arms. The long-legged tend to be long-limbed, which may be why she was told her sizing wasn't that far off because the length of her arms makes up for the shorter...
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