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07-31-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,317
Posted By Beachgrad05

I am at 477.2 for month as of yesterday. Tonight...

I am at 477.2 for month as of yesterday. Tonight will knock out the last 24+ to hit 500 for Trek Challenge. The silver stem cap will look better on my Domane than the bronze one.
07-12-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 721,087
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have had ups and downs over the past 9 years....

I have had ups and downs over the past 9 years. Job changes, long commute, motorcycle accident then hip replacement and shoulder surgery a year apart. After the last surgery in late 2018 I was back...
07-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,006
Posted By Beachgrad05

I don't typically ride in middle of road. I...

I don't typically ride in middle of road. I appreciate your concern. I was likely trying in this instance to not ride in the steeper inner section as I was rather tired on my first ride up GMR to the...
07-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,006
Posted By Beachgrad05

Well...glad my non-quality rider self didn't go....

Well...glad my non-quality rider self didn't go. :innocent: I opted out due to concerns about heat and fact none of my friends wanted to join me. My best time to shack is almost 1:30. I've only...
06-29-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By Beachgrad05

I have that route on my ridewithgps and some...

I have that route on my ridewithgps and some friends did it last week.
06-11-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By Beachgrad05

I did my personal AIDS/LIFECYCLE from home last...

I did my personal AIDS/LIFECYCLE from home last week since I was out on vacation anyway. I rode 545 miles over 7 days 5/31 thru 6/6. I made a slideshow of my photos from the week.
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02-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Beachgrad05

cisbrane Great job! I use Zwift and my KICKR...

cisbrane Great job! I use Zwift and my KICKR currently for training. When not feasible to ride outside (time constraints....or whatever) I am using TrainingPeaks and custom workouts I created by...
02-19-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Beachgrad05

I agree with tunavic that the long beach Tour de...

I agree with tunavic that the long beach Tour de Cure was not worth it. There was only one perk and that was getting to ride over the Gerald Desmond bridge and take photos. They had awful pit stops...
02-18-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By Beachgrad05

The entire reason I have power meters (Stages...

The entire reason I have power meters (Stages left crank) on both my carbon bikes is this. My HR is super low and is NOT a good measure of how hard I might be working on a given ride. I didn't put...
02-18-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,609
Posted By Beachgrad05

ZOMBIE thread. Oops...I missed that part. LOL ...

ZOMBIE thread. Oops...I missed that part. LOL :innocent:
02-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

I'm down about 25 lbs since last March 2019...and...

I'm down about 25 lbs since last March 2019...and almost 14 since Jan 1st. From last weekend in new AIDS/Lifecycle kit

...
02-11-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,457
Posted By Beachgrad05

I think this thread needs an update from me. ...

I think this thread needs an update from me. Well....lots have happened since my last post in April 2015.

My weight ballooned to about 10 lbs less than my worst known weight. :( My last post...
02-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,464
Posted By Beachgrad05

He lasted a bit this time around. He claims to...

He lasted a bit this time around. He claims to despise BF yet can't stay away. :innocent:
02-03-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Beachgrad05

Between Zwift and outdoors I nearly hit 500 miles...

Between Zwift and outdoors I nearly hit 500 miles in January. Lost about 10 lbs too. Training for the AIDS/Lifecycle this year seriously. I plan to be at my best weight and fitness by time ride...
11-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By Beachgrad05

Here is photo of that forum jersey **miss PJ :( ...

Here is photo of that forum jersey **miss PJ :(
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/image1_3b1915d31308c422589d3b970b357ebf8862b92e.jpg...
11-21-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,161
Posted By Beachgrad05

Let's not forget the other portion of this forum...

Let's not forget the other portion of this forum "Athena". I prefer not to be referred to as a Clydesdale myself. I do like the term Athena tho. We did do forum jersey's a few years ago and they...
10-14-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,042
Posted By Beachgrad05

with friends but not on organized ride is awesome

with friends but not on organized ride is awesome
10-07-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,573
Posted By Beachgrad05

Now I'm kicking myself for not reaching 500 miles...

Now I'm kicking myself for not reaching 500 miles GRRR. I was close but missed it. and DANG getting 1000 in a month! WOW I have not yet hit that many miles in one month. Dang work getting in...
09-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,149
Posted By Beachgrad05

I graduated on Friday. I missed 2 stars on...

I graduated on Friday. I missed 2 stars on workout because of HR issue (put my HR strap on wrong part of arm so was dropping out. Tried to fix..and stopped and lost ERG mode. Took a bit to reset)....
09-24-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,149
Posted By Beachgrad05

Once you do ramp test that FTP number should now...

Once you do ramp test that FTP number should now be entered in settings as your FTP. You can adjust it if you feel too high or low I guess. I would suggest you see how things go based on what the...
09-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,301
Posted By Beachgrad05

I was at the tail end of a 65 mile training ride...

I was at the tail end of a 65 mile training ride when some young men in a new Mustang were saying stuff directed at me. Not cat calling more fat shaming. I ignored their antics as best I could. I...
09-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,457
Posted By Beachgrad05

I got 2nd tv for my Zwift room. My iMac is too...

I got 2nd tv for my Zwift room. My iMac is too old and so is IPad for Zwift. Got Apple TV so I could have my phone available for Zwift Companion. I wanted to be able to watch football or other...
08-08-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 55,149
Posted By Beachgrad05

I plan on it but just hadn't had time before the...

I plan on it but just hadn't had time before the first two workouts that fit my schedule. ZA started on Monday. I have an issue with the Bianchi tho. It has twice stopped shifting chain onto big...
07-28-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 57,745
Posted By Beachgrad05

Yesterday I rode solo from Orange Metrolink...

Yesterday I rode solo from Orange Metrolink Station to Oceanside with route thru Santiago Canyon before heading to coast. It was very warm - average 90 F

I used my Camelbak Lobo hydration pack...
07-22-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,861
Posted By Beachgrad05

Electra Townie’s are awesome cruisers.

Electra Townie’s are awesome cruisers.
07-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,764
Posted By Beachgrad05

AIDS/Lifecycle 2020 Rider 1107

I lost my brother Scott to HIV/AIDS May 6, 2006. He was 43. I have ridden AIDS Lifecycle three times now in his memory and to prevent others from experiencing loss of loved one. 2020 will be my...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15,406
Views: 11,399,828
Posted By Beachgrad05

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/06a70cdb_0caa_4e19_89f3_0478c2bf10d6_7e078e5adf7ffa5294cac52d02c6b449a8c9d91e.jpeg

Bianchi Vigorelli- has better cubicle than I do...
07-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 57,745
Posted By Beachgrad05

Rode a metric on Monday for a shake ...

Rode a metric on Monday for a shake
https://strava.app.link/vTEqkfeMqY
...
07-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By Beachgrad05

When I started out it took a while to find a...

When I started out it took a while to find a group to ride with. Being a woman and unfit at time plus on hybrid that meant most groups were not going to work. Found a women’s group on meetup. They...
07-06-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,573
Posted By Beachgrad05

I signed up. Am at 99.6 as of today. Going to...

I signed up. Am at 99.6 as of today. Going to reach for 500
06-18-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,997
Posted By Beachgrad05

No, the Obama administration did not start the...

No, the Obama administration did not start the free phone thing. Much like the Affordable Care Act is NOT actually ObamaCare. Sigh.

http://www.snopes.com/fact-check/phone-home/


"The...
05-28-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,570
Posted By Beachgrad05

That is AWESOME. I have hope then...that my...

That is AWESOME. I have hope then...that my HUSBAND will someday decide riding a bike looks fun.
05-25-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,485
Posted By Beachgrad05

Looks like you got the advice you sought already...

Looks like you got the advice you sought already but as one of the few active female forum members I wanted to bid you a huge WELCOME!
03-05-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,262
Posted By Beachgrad05

New bike - Steel Bianchi Vigorelli

I got myself a spare bike to give me alternatives plus a dedicated trainer bike.

Here she is after Lisa put the speedplays on it for me:...
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