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03-19-08, 06:35 AM
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Posted By Birdo

It's the cold, yes, but also the winter road...

It's the cold, yes, but also the winter road conditions - snow, ice, slush, a thick coat of grit, topped off by tall snowbanks on both sides that take up the shoulders, and obscure the sight lines at...
03-14-08, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Birdo

Coastal Oregon weather

I like that approach. Works for snowy days in Maine, too. Beverage of choice is mulled cider with a shot of rum.

Thanks, everyone.
03-13-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,221
Posted By Birdo

Ubetcha. Remember Coppertone?

Ubetcha. Remember Coppertone?
03-13-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,221
Posted By Birdo

Is it time to start talking about Sun Screen?

Up here in Maine the sun hasn't come over the horizon yet. :p

I use an SPF 30 if I'm going to be in bright summer sun for more than half an hour. And I'm definitely not a typical candidate for...
03-13-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Birdo

Thanks. That's helpful. Anybody else care to...

Thanks. That's helpful.

Anybody else care to respond? Seem to be lots of folks reading but not many answering.
03-13-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Birdo

Coastal Oregon weather

Greetings from Maine. We're considering relocating, partly because of the long winters here, and Astoria is one of the areas we're considering. My husband grew up in Corvallis, and he keeps warning...
03-13-08, 07:26 AM
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Views: 202,834
Posted By Birdo

Can I see your Miyata?

Triple Cross with road tires and Blackburn rack. Early 90s - don't remember the exact year.

http://tinyurl.com/2bh9b5

The tinyurl is clean, I made it my own self.
03-12-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By Birdo

Woman's saddles

:rolleyes: As one similarly blessed, I can't imagine doing those long rides without my "padding!"

I have a Terry Liberator on my road bike and a Serfas Rx on my hybrid. I personally find the...
Forum: Introductions
03-08-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Birdo

I haven't been on a bike since I was 17...

Sounds like you've been provided plenty of woids o' wisdom about hill climbing. I'll chime in with a more general tip about getting back into shape.

Over the decades I've gone through several...
03-07-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By Birdo

New to forum...turned 50 last fall

My mother lives in one of those "senior living" apartment complexes (my husband and I call it the Henhouse, because the residents are almost all women). Every once in a while she updates me on the...
03-07-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,020
Posted By Birdo

Listing of 50+ Bikes!

1995-ish Miyata Triple Cross
2002-ish Ted Wojcik road bike
2005 Dahon Piccolo D3

Now there are two "Teds" on the list.
Forum: Northeast
03-05-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Birdo

You might want to try this question on the...

You might want to try this question on the Folding Bikes forum.
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=221

-Birdo
03-05-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By Birdo

Thanks, everybody. I am getting a bit excited as...

Thanks, everybody. I am getting a bit excited as spring (er, mud season) draws closer in Maine.

As for the "one bike" part - it's already too late for that. :o

We seem to have a serious issue...
03-05-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By Birdo

New to forum...turned 50 last fall

Sheesh. This is all so new and strange. The mailings from AARP...eligibility to take continuing education courses for "seniors"...that feeling that if I haven't grown up by now, I might as well give...
03-05-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,071
Posted By Birdo

It's truly a sickness. We're now at 28...

It's truly a sickness. We're now at 28 motorcycles...my husband and I haven't bought a motorcycle for a couple of months now and we're both getting the shakes.

-Birdo
Forum: Introductions
03-05-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Birdo

I've posted some photos of my bikes to...

I've posted some photos of my bikes to photobucket:

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z190/ricobirdo/Bicycles/

Due to the weather today - freezing rain, ick - they were taken in our basement...
Forum: Introductions
03-04-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Birdo

Well, yeah. I love 'em, too. My Wojcik does not...

Well, yeah. I love 'em, too. My Wojcik does not have lugs, an omission I found rather startling at first. But it's still a beaut. I'll try to get a photo up soon.

Oh, and it's not a "classic" by...
Forum: Introductions
03-04-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Birdo

Thanks. I'll post photos in the next couple...

Thanks.

I'll post photos in the next couple of days. Maybe the Miyata ranks as "Classic" these days.

Ted Wojcik is a framebuilder in New Hampshire - interesting guy - does great work. Web...
Forum: Introductions
03-04-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Birdo

Greetings from central Maine

New member here, lapsed cyclist looking to get on the road again. In the 1980s I lived near Boston and had a stable of several rides, including two cobbled-together fixed gears, a touring Raleigh...
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