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Forum: Touring
01-09-03, 05:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,617
Posted By oceanrider

Glad to see you followed up with your plans...

Glad to see you followed up with your plans despite that others (yes, me included) wimped out. Actually it wasn't a wimp thing but the result was the same.

Loved your trip report. I still lurk...
Forum: Touring
10-26-02, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,617
Posted By oceanrider

Same boat as Mike. In addition to my studies,...

Same boat as Mike. In addition to my studies, just took a part time mall job for the holiday season. Then in January I'm taking 15 credits so until summer when it's too hot to tour, I'm out.

The...
09-20-02, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By oceanrider

This is so simple it reeks. It's pretty low...

This is so simple it reeks. It's pretty low tech. Just get a mini boom box that weighs about a pound (Awia makes one that's a radio/cassette combination) and strap it on to your rack with some...
09-19-02, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By oceanrider

Sometimes a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta...

Sometimes a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do. I know what I'd do if I didn't want to wait till November.:rolleyes: Think of ways to cover your financial tracks if you want to avoid an...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-02, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By oceanrider

Oh and let's not forget those miserable...

Oh and let's not forget those miserable construction areas with debris and patches of sand littering the road. I took a sideways slide past a construction zone last week where I must have caught...
09-19-02, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By oceanrider

You can either get your money back or take...

You can either get your money back or take delivery of the bike next week. Those are your choices. What would you have done in his shoes? See... he still wins. He sold two bikes instead of one...
09-18-02, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By oceanrider

Lessons learned: the world is not a nice place...

Lessons learned: the world is not a nice place to live and adults are selfish pigs.

-or, in the case of a replaced bike-

in a world where bad things happen, good still exists. There is hope. ...
Forum: Touring
09-18-02, 12:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,617
Posted By oceanrider

If anyone sees a blue Fuji Royale with a fit guy...

If anyone sees a blue Fuji Royale with a fit guy lumbering up and down the roads of Florida, it's probably RWTD. He reminds me of Forest Gump the way he keeps on going. A century and a half in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-02, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By oceanrider

No small accomplishment. I know how hard you...

No small accomplishment. I know how hard you worked for this. Congrats.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-02, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,223
Posted By oceanrider

That's a beautiful system. I opted for one of...

That's a beautiful system. I opted for one of those plastic milk crates bunjied on the rack every way possible for stability. I throw my standard backpack in there and save my back a whole lot of...
09-16-02, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By oceanrider

Yeah. Ditto OldRoadie. I get happy just...

Yeah. Ditto OldRoadie. I get happy just thinking about it. I'm sure there's a way to track down this truck and the driver.
09-12-02, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By oceanrider

It's pretty gross stuff to drink but gives great...

It's pretty gross stuff to drink but gives great energy. My niece swears it gives her a nice high. I like it mixed with a bit of carrot just to offset the nasty taste. Champion juicers are great...
09-12-02, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,305
Posted By oceanrider

Yick on those puffsters. Check out those veins...

Yick on those puffsters. Check out those veins coursing. Nasty's right.

C'mon guys, I wanna see more legs. Show me those legs.
09-11-02, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,847
Posted By oceanrider

In the name of humanity, please... respect for...

In the name of humanity, please... respect for the dead, the suffering and those who must go on. It is our lot to remember the events, the people, the pain of this tragedy still fresh and raw with...
09-11-02, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By oceanrider

Glad nothing seriously injured Redhed. I almost...

Glad nothing seriously injured Redhed. I almost joined you when I had an unplanned drift biking moment. Wasn't paying attention and I rode over a thin layer of black mud. Thought for sure I was...
09-08-02, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By oceanrider

Standing is soooo hard on my knees. Not a good...

Standing is soooo hard on my knees. Not a good idea for bad knees I guess. But hey, I had to try. Three or 4 rotations is all I can handle.
09-08-02, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,847
Posted By oceanrider

I'm reminded of John Lennon's Imagine lyrics. ...

I'm reminded of John Lennon's Imagine lyrics. There was a lot of wisdom there. What if there were no countries, no borders to defend and protect. No reglions to purify. Just what if...

Just...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-02, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,267
Posted By oceanrider

Friday I re-enrolled in college at the young...

Friday I re-enrolled in college at the young spritely age of 47. Now that's not particularly remarkable but you generally don't see 47 yo women in my area using a bike to commute 50 miles round...
09-07-02, 11:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,847
Posted By oceanrider

Nearly a year's gone by

Does a tear or outright sob still come through when you look at newsclips from 9/11? I don't think the pain will ever go away. I didn't know anyone in New York much less the WTC but it doesn't seem...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-02, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By oceanrider

Fresh corn, ah yes. Crisp and kissed by the sun....

Fresh corn, ah yes. Crisp and kissed by the sun. I can smell it hot on a plate with melted butter or plain.

Was this about panniers???
09-07-02, 11:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,085
Posted By oceanrider

Robin Williams. I might not get very far but I'd...

Robin Williams. I might not get very far but I'd get fit laughing my ass off. On the other hand, he's known to be more than a fairly obsessed rider. What a good combo.
09-05-02, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By oceanrider

Continental has some 1" clinchers that are...

Continental has some 1" clinchers that are supposed to fit a 26" wheel mtb wheel. They're a bit pricey. I settled on 1.25 Michelin Inverts that take 90psi. They made a big difference in the ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-02, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By oceanrider

Usually I hit a wall not because my legs or...

Usually I hit a wall not because my legs or cardio are tuckered, it's because my butt hurts or my hands or any combination of the two. Balance seems to be the key for me. The harder I pedal, the...
09-04-02, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By oceanrider

Oh now I'm really confused. Truing wheels isn't...

Oh now I'm really confused. Truing wheels isn't my thing. I'll ride it, adjust the brakes, lube and clean it. It's all too much!!:crash:
09-04-02, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By oceanrider

Hey, who stole my cheese when I wasn't...

Hey, who stole my cheese when I wasn't looking???:sleep:
09-04-02, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By oceanrider

catty-whompas is the way I feel a lot of days. ...

catty-whompas is the way I feel a lot of days. Actually it sounds more like a thwing-thwing. I have no idea how to tighten spokes to true a wheel nor do I have anything but a set of parktools with...
09-04-02, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By oceanrider

I recently did a conversion of my Trek Navigator....

I recently did a conversion of my Trek Navigator.

Replaced 26" comfort tires and tubes with 1.25" Michelin inverts at 90lb psi
Replaced comfort saddle with a sleeker saddle
Replaced pedals with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-02, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By oceanrider

I wear the stiff soled cross training shoe of the...

I wear the stiff soled cross training shoe of the day. They're black Sketchers and at least 4 years old. Guess it's time for a new pair of shoes but these are soooo broken in.

I use clips and...
09-03-02, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By oceanrider

Peanut butter with fresh fruit wrapped in a whole...

Peanut butter with fresh fruit wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with a nice glass of skim milk. Mmmmm.
Forum: Introductions
09-03-02, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By oceanrider

Chip, I can relate to "bridge hills". I'm in...

Chip, I can relate to "bridge hills". I'm in Boca just up the road a piece from you. Those bridges can be a bit frightening and taxing on someone used to riding flats. There's no shame in walking...
09-03-02, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By oceanrider

Aloe gel preparations are good natural relief...

Aloe gel preparations are good natural relief remedies for the sunburn. Take it from this Floridian who's had experience with the UV rays.
09-03-02, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By oceanrider

catty-whompas? Oh that does NOT sound like a...

catty-whompas? Oh that does NOT sound like a good thing :eek:

I've been busy tuning up my commuter. Now it's time to turn my attention to the catty-whompas wheel problem on the road bike. It...
09-02-02, 10:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,740
Posted By oceanrider

foxes, dolphins, sting rays, manta rays, senior...

foxes, dolphins, sting rays, manta rays, senior citizens and wild parrots. Both the senior citizens and the parrots sqawk and make an awful noise. Not all seniors sound like this. Just Boca...
09-02-02, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By oceanrider

Yes, there are things you can do. Swimming as...

Yes, there are things you can do. Swimming as mentioned above is excellent. It was recommended me by my doc when I was building my lungs back up from damage done by smoking. Also, breathing from...
09-02-02, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By oceanrider

I want a new body. Can I trade this one in? ...

I want a new body. Can I trade this one in? This one is very stubborn and holds on to fat like the great potato famine is coming again. I train, I diet, I think positive thoughts about it. I push...
09-02-02, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By oceanrider

Hey Scubagirl. Oceanrider here. We must be...

Hey Scubagirl. Oceanrider here. We must be related with those names, right? Proud to call you a sista. Brag away, brag all day. You've just completed the cyclist's equivalent of a marathon. ...
09-02-02, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By oceanrider

front wheel ticking

There's a ticking/pinging sound coming from the front wheel. Just started today. It's a steel 27" wheel if that makes a difference. Is this something I need to be concerned about?
Forum: Introductions
09-02-02, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By oceanrider

Hello Yusuf from the States. Welcome to our...

Hello Yusuf from the States. Welcome to our forums.
09-02-02, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By oceanrider

Feta, crumbled in a HUGE salad with balsamic or...

Feta, crumbled in a HUGE salad with balsamic or cranberry vinagrette dressing. Just a one ounce serving of course. Low fat, low cal for cheese that is.
08-30-02, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By oceanrider

No. Sorry. It's brutal out there. Wish I had...

No. Sorry. It's brutal out there. Wish I had better news except that you have the advantage being male in a statistically predominant single female population. How about joining a cycling club...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-02, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,223
Posted By oceanrider

On the subject of commuting to and from school...

On the subject of commuting to and from school loaded down with all those books, what is most helpful... panniers or messenger bag. I have a Blackburn Backtrails rack that should be plenty sturdy...
Forum: Touring
08-30-02, 02:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,617
Posted By oceanrider

Hey RWTD, where u b? Thanks for the thumbs up on...

Hey RWTD, where u b? Thanks for the thumbs up on the ride. I think the guys are kind of leary of an old hippy lady on two wheels??? and wanted you to be the guinea pig so to speak:rolleyes: Hey...
08-29-02, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By oceanrider

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
08-28-02, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By oceanrider

Mine looks like that too. No crash here.:crash:

Mine looks like that too. No crash here.:crash:
08-28-02, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,007
Posted By oceanrider

If you had trouble with your back on a drop bar...

If you had trouble with your back on a drop bar roadie, you'll probably have similar difficulties with a flat bar hybrid. The geometry isn't all that different as you're still shifting your weight...
08-28-02, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,139
Posted By oceanrider

Ummm... I live on Ocean Drive, ride on Ocean...

Ummm... I live on Ocean Drive, ride on Ocean Drive/A1A. Swimming and the ocean and all its beauty teeming with life is part of my soul. Has been my entire life as a south florida native. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-02, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By oceanrider

Funny how things come round and hit you in the...

Funny how things come round and hit you in the face. After my response to your post this morning, I got on the bike and got a mile away from home and just didn't have it in me to do the 20 miles I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-02, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By oceanrider

I can't help in the motivation department but it...

I can't help in the motivation department but it could be you're overdoing/overtraining as the last poster suggested. It's still really hot. A lot of cyclists really thrive in the heat. The...
08-27-02, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By oceanrider

Well done Marty and a well done to your wife. ...

Well done Marty and a well done to your wife. Thanks for the report. Our heat index gets to around 105 down here and on days like that I don't ask more than around 20 or so miles of myself. How...
08-27-02, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By oceanrider

Goodness you've had a nasty spill. My favorite...

Goodness you've had a nasty spill. My favorite road rash remedy is hershey's chocolate or a bag of salty chips (the fat free variety of course) :angel: and a good chick flick. I recommend Sam I am...
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