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08-01-18, 10:50 PM
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Posted By SunDog70

Hello back from Iowa! And welcome to all the...

Hello back from Iowa! And welcome to all the others who have posted recently, good to read your stories!
08-01-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By SunDog70

Congrats to you both for hitting some milestones!...

Congrats to you both for hitting some milestones! I don't normally recommend mountain bikes, but agree with the above that for the purpose you describe that could work well for you. Or a hybrid,...
08-01-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By SunDog70

This was awesome to read, congrats! And nice...

This was awesome to read, congrats! And nice Trek!
08-01-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By SunDog70

Hello folks. Just wanted to report on my day's...

Hello folks. Just wanted to report on my day's ride last Friday. We had absolutely beautiful weather, mid-upper 70's (which was the case most of the week), low humidity. I.e NOT typical Iowa July...
07-20-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By SunDog70

220 pound woman, currently riding a Trek Domane...

220 pound woman, currently riding a Trek Domane AL3 (women's specific) road bike with no problems, original tires/wheels/everything right now. When I was 235 I started on my Trek DS 8.3 hybrid, also...
07-20-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By SunDog70

Anyone Clydes/Athenas Doing RAGBRAI This Year?

Starts this weekend! I'll be doing parts on Friday and Saturday. Wave as you pass the really slow woman putzing along on the far right edge of the road.

https://ragbrai.com/
07-20-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By SunDog70

Congrats on the progress, that is awesome! It...

Congrats on the progress, that is awesome! It truly is incredible how quickly people can make distance gains on bikes, when a few miles seem like a read toward death to suddenly doing 15, then 25,...
07-20-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By SunDog70

Welcome Elli! You've already been given a lot of...

Welcome Elli! You've already been given a lot of great advice as well as reassurance that it wasn't you popped the tire. Most bikes, particularly a mountain bike, can carry 300 lbs. or even more...
06-27-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By SunDog70

Huge congrats! I want to check that off my list...

Huge congrats! I want to check that off my list someday, so appreciate reading about what went well/didn't.
06-27-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By SunDog70

Welcome back to your bike! You make me want to...

Welcome back to your bike! You make me want to get cracking with fixing up my '92 Schwinn Hurricane.

As a fellow Athena, we are about the exact same height. I'm at 220 but have been heavier, but...
06-05-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By SunDog70

If you are in Wisconsin, I suspect you received...

If you are in Wisconsin, I suspect you received the same wind that had just passed through Iowa and kicked my rear! Although I'm also convinced that the wind always shifts so that it is a headwind,...
06-03-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By SunDog70

That's interesting, I was wondering about that,...

That's interesting, I was wondering about that, at least for headwinds. I was just looking at this site, though, https://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/aerodynamics1.html and entered in 6 mph bike...
06-03-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By SunDog70

Large Bicyclists vs. the Wind

OK, I know high wind sucks for everyone, but being a fat Athena, today takes the cake (or blew the cake away). Went out for a ride, knowing it was windy but did not look at just how windy. Was...
05-31-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By SunDog70

Hey thanks, I wasn't aware of either of those.

Hey thanks, I wasn't aware of either of those.
05-31-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,371,957
Posted By SunDog70

Gluck! And since you are from Minnesota, have...

Gluck! And since you are from Minnesota, have you looked at that Paul Bunyan ride out of Brainerd in August? I want that jersey!
05-31-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 679,284
Posted By SunDog70

But you still have kept it off after all those...

But you still have kept it off after all those years, that's awesome to see! And looks like you biked off the 'stache too?!
05-24-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

Ha I know exactly where that shot was taken! And...

Ha I know exactly where that shot was taken! And nice bike.
05-20-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By SunDog70

Pigtails, Bacoon, and Other Midwest Rides Friendly to the Out of Shape

Hey everyone, I'm happy to say I successfully completed the Pigtails II ride in Ankeny yesterday. 48 miles roundtrip on the High Trestle Trail, a beautiful day except for the massive thunderstorm...
05-20-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

Thanks Brad_AZ that's helpful to hear. I'm still...

Thanks Brad_AZ that's helpful to hear. I'm still a little apprehensive primarily about the heat as I expect that to be my biggest obstacle - I grew up in the heat and humidity here but still wilt...
05-15-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/trek_ds_a857571d635b0e8ebd3f4d86304738684efc5706.jpg

And my Trek DS 8.3, which is now my gravel/trail bike.
05-15-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2638_60571493817b66f31dcc1e6f4792ae86acad8653.jpg

Here's the new Trek Domane AL 3. It is my first women's specific bicycle, and...
05-15-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By SunDog70

But which color did you choose?!?!

But which color did you choose?!?!
05-15-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 679,284
Posted By SunDog70

Major congrats!

Major congrats!
05-15-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,340
Posted By SunDog70

Fantastic, congratulations! Seeing this helps me...

Fantastic, congratulations! Seeing this helps me keep my butt on track. And nice Trek in that before pic!
05-15-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By SunDog70

Wow everyone thanks for sharing. It is amazing...

Wow everyone thanks for sharing. It is amazing to see what people deal with and still ride. My issues are trivial and more nuisance than anything else, though I'm astounded to find another...
05-10-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

Hello to another Iowan! Well, I'd LIKE to go to...

Hello to another Iowan! Well, I'd LIKE to go to Woodward and back, and then a couple more miles beyond that, to see if I could hit a metric century, which I've never done before. If I was in better...
05-10-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By SunDog70

Cycling with Medical Conditions?

I'm always curious to know if others ride with/despite various medical conditions, and if you feel it interferes in any way with your riding. Plus I need to reach 10 posts so I can post pics of my...
05-10-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

Ah, looks like I need to have 10 posts to add a...

Ah, looks like I need to have 10 posts to add a photo. Sorry to do this, but *post*
05-10-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By SunDog70

I'm sorry to hear of the diagnosis but huge...

I'm sorry to hear of the diagnosis but huge congratulations with your successful changes and for sharing what worked!
05-10-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

I wish! Just did a nice little 12 mile ride...

I wish! Just did a nice little 12 mile ride tonight and there's this stupid hill I always have to quit and walk up or burst my aorta. It is about 8-9% and just goes too long so that I can only get...
05-08-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,246
Posted By SunDog70

In my early 40ís I bought a department store bike...

In my early 40ís I bought a department store bike to ride with my son. Yeah I knew it was horrible but thatís what fit my budget. That damn thing was terrible, plus I was fat and out of shape (still...
05-08-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By SunDog70

Howdy from Iowa

Hey everyone, long time reader but first posts today. Iím an Athena from Iowa, started riding again two years ago after about a 17 year break. My bike stable includes my hybrid Trek DS 8.3 I...
05-08-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By SunDog70

Hey Bookgirl, I am also an Athena, mom, and huge...

Hey Bookgirl, I am also an Athena, mom, and huge fan of Trek bikes. I think this may also be my first post!

I recommend checking out a Trek FX Stagger, or an 820 womenís design. Both are step...
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