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Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,381
Posted By spindog

Joe, ALOT will depend on the weather. I am not a...

Joe, ALOT will depend on the weather. I am not a fan of getting hypothermic during the climbing up to Peru. It seems to sleet every time I am in those hills!! I actually like East River Road ... I...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,381
Posted By spindog

FWIW, COVAC is a great first full century. I have...

FWIW, COVAC is a great first full century. I have literally ridden hundreds of centuries and my fastest ride time was at COVAC. Easy to get to the start -right off the highway, rest stops for...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By spindog

Hey Joe, I have actually just confirmed some...

Hey Joe,

I have actually just confirmed some new ride dates for the ones that I could not find info for ... just need to make the time to get onto my site, reorganize it and update new links, ride...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By spindog

I post a cycling events calendar on the web that...

I post a cycling events calendar on the web that covers some of the area you are interested in ....

http://lifestylebydesign.org/eventscalendar.html
07-12-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By spindog

Hello Cam, There are so many avenues that...

Hello Cam,

There are so many avenues that you can take for fitness gains. Be patient and stay consistent with your training as nothing will happen overnight.

If you haven’t already, I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By spindog

Perfect! There is an extra instant 20-30 hours a...

Perfect! There is an extra instant 20-30 hours a week of studying while on the trainer or riding a Spin Bike in addition to your outdoor training plan. You could maximize your effort with intervals...
06-17-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,453
Posted By spindog

I have easily gotten my 56 CDale into my 02 Volks...

I have easily gotten my 56 CDale into my 02 Volks Golf, 06 2dr Civic coupe (new body style), 04 Honda Accord (4dr sedan), and my friend uses his Acura RSX hatchback with no problems.

When I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By spindog

I am a woman, but ride men's bikes and couldn't...

I am a woman, but ride men's bikes and couldn't be happier. The only changes I made to my Cannondale and Trek were shorter stems and saddle. I swapped out the bars on my Colnago for something with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,420
Posted By spindog

I have 4300 miles on my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0's...

I have 4300 miles on my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0's and have not had any issues with them whatsoever. The road surfaces in CT are breaking apart from the crappy winters, so the wheels get a pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,718
Posted By spindog

+1 I absolutely agree (well, the congrats...

+1

I absolutely agree (well, the congrats and get out and ride part - she can worry about her own saddle :)).

I have always received positive comments and compliments from both genders when out...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,125
Posted By spindog

The Great River Ride is offered in the fall and...

The Great River Ride is offered in the fall and the century route has some unbelievable climbing along with beautiful views. I cannot attest to the shorter routes because I never rode them, but I am...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By spindog

This is a great first century. I clocked my...

This is a great first century. I clocked my fastest century time ever on this ride a few years back (thus, the very flat route).

Have a great time and remember to post a ride report!
Forum: Northeast
08-22-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By spindog

Yes it is. Keep in mind that there is no...

Yes it is.

Keep in mind that there is no "day-of" registration. On-line registration closes on August 26th or sooner if they reach their 1,600 rider limit. The $30 fee covers both days and you...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By spindog

The route begins by leaving the Hampton Beach...

The route begins by leaving the Hampton Beach parking lot and heads South on NH-1A, makes a brief initial loop into MA (so that it can be the "TRI" state ride) and then returns North on 1A past the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,624
Posted By spindog

Colnago. But, I am biased because I own one ;)

Colnago. But, I am biased because I own one ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,619
Posted By spindog

Exam. Then don't sue her.

Exam. Then don't sue her.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By spindog

Ithink you need to check for proper bike fit. If...

Ithink you need to check for proper bike fit. If your seat is too high and/or the saddle is positioned too far back - that can cause pain behind your knees.

Stretching is great, but don't forget...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By spindog

Try Zane's Cycles in Branford: ...

Try Zane's Cycles in Branford:

http://zanes.com/page.cfm?pageID=149

and you can search for local routes here:

http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/index.php

On August 18th there is a century ride...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By spindog

I haven't done GRR for I think two years now. It...

I haven't done GRR for I think two years now. It seems that they change the route slightly every year. I tend to have issues with cycling with temps in the 30's and remember climbing up those hills...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By spindog

Bad climbs? No. The difficulty is what makes them...

Bad climbs? No. The difficulty is what makes them Good Climbs :)

I wasn't zig-zagging up any of the climbs, but Yes, there were people using that method, walking, or just stopping and I remember...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By spindog

Excellent! Then we can turn the 77 mile route...

Excellent! Then we can turn the 77 mile route into 110 :D
Forum: Northeast
07-26-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By spindog

Yes, I have done it before. I have only done the...

Yes, I have done it before. I have only done the 77.4 mile route and not the fifty, so I can not comment on the 50 miler.

The ride has been around for a while - used to be called The Tour de...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By spindog

Also, make sure that you are riding with your...

Also, make sure that you are riding with your legs tracking straight ahead - not with your knees pointing out like wings on a duck during take-off.

With your knees pointed slightly out - you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,551
Posted By spindog

I have the Terry Butterfly (original) and love...

I have the Terry Butterfly (original) and love it.

I bought the Terry Butterfly Carbon (white) recently for my new bike and hate it. The cut-out is different and the saddle is very uncomfortable....
Forum: Northeast
07-26-07, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By spindog

Check with Bicycles East and Pig Iron Sports,...

Check with Bicycles East and Pig Iron Sports, both located in Glastonbury. Pig Iron does not have much of a website but they are really into cycling and racing. They might at least be able to...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By spindog

I will be there. I do believe that KevinF is...

I will be there.

I do believe that KevinF is planning on making the drive and Guitar Wizard also recently registered.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,782
Posted By spindog

GW, At least if you are hurtin', maybe I...

GW,

At least if you are hurtin', maybe I will be able to keep up with you on the climbs this time :)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,782
Posted By spindog

..... and Rhode Island, and MA, and in New...

..... and Rhode Island, and MA, and in New Hamphire, and .... :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,782
Posted By spindog

How about making a weekend of it? UCONN ride on...

How about making a weekend of it? UCONN ride on Saturday (could always do some warm-up miles and/or some cooldown miles to extend the distance) and then explore lovely Connecticut for the afternoon...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By spindog

If we are blessed with perfect weather as we have...

If we are blessed with perfect weather as we have been the last several weekends - I will make the drive out there for the century.
07-23-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By spindog

Most are best taken with a meal. Vitamins A,D,E...

Most are best taken with a meal. Vitamins A,D,E & K are fat-soluble and are absorbed best when there is some sort of fat content in your stomach (whether it be from ingesting a meal that contains a...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By spindog

And for the biggest WTF moment of the ride ... ...

And for the biggest WTF moment of the ride ...

Are we really riding through the middle of a car show and swap meet? :eek:
Forum: Northeast
07-23-07, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By spindog

Oh yeah? When I got home I did do another 30-40...

Oh yeah? When I got home I did do another 30-40 :D
Forum: Northeast
07-22-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By spindog

It was very nice meeting/riding with you, botto...

It was very nice meeting/riding with you, botto and SteveCT and of course it is always fun riding with KevinF as well :)

Thank goodness those killer climbs were at the beginning and middle of the...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-07, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By spindog

I don't know where you live or how far you will...

I don't know where you live or how far you will drive for a century, but if you go to the link in my sig, I have a ride calendar web page with links to many centuries. I am planning to cycle the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,690
Posted By spindog

+10 Sorry BDG, I have to agree with Kevin :)...

+10

Sorry BDG, I have to agree with Kevin :) .

Next ride, you come out this way and you will go home agreeing that there are no hills on the NH/ME seacoast. Lots of wind though!

Sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By spindog

Usually require you to wear your cycling shoes,...

Usually require you to wear your cycling shoes, comfortable riding clothes, bring a sweat towel, and a bottle of water.

I recommend picking up the telephone and calling your bike fitter to ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By spindog

+1 There is a Performance Store with REI...

+1

There is a Performance Store with REI located across the street and they both have some reasonably priced cycling clothes.

Helen's Cycles is just awesome. I bought a bike from there...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By spindog

Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Northeast
07-06-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By spindog

Could you please post a link to the 2007 event...

Could you please post a link to the 2007 event that has location and details please?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,690
Posted By spindog

This too, is an excellent idea.

This too, is an excellent idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,690
Posted By spindog

I'm looking at Sunday, July 29th. Tri-State...

I'm looking at Sunday, July 29th. Tri-State Seacoast Century route. Starts at Hampton Beach, NH. Skip the first boring loop that goes South into MA and start by heading north along the NH coast...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-07, 03:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,690
Posted By spindog

I just cycled the MS Society GMG Tour (Great Mass...

I just cycled the MS Society GMG Tour (Great Mass Getaway) this past weekend and it is indeed, an awesome ride.

During GMG, they nicely close off an entire lane so that the 1500 cyclists can...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,042
Posted By spindog

I have ridden the route before. The last time, I...

I have ridden the route before. The last time, I went with another Bike Forum member and we were going to ride to the start from where we were staying (my cousin has a place Jefferson). We were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,115
Posted By spindog

Heat rules!

Heat rules!
Forum: Northeast
06-26-07, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,042
Posted By spindog

There, fixed that for you :D I'm out...

There, fixed that for you :D



I'm out turning at least 100-200 miles every weekend, organized ride or not - I'm sure that we can meet up/ride somewhere along the line before the evil cold...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,042
Posted By spindog

Hey Joe, I'm glad you like my road cycling...

Hey Joe,

I'm glad you like my road cycling calendar web page. I do add rides and update links often, so check back.

I have not done the Highlander tour - it is quite the drive. I will...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,042
Posted By spindog

I do the Tour of the Litchfied Hills pretty much...

I do the Tour of the Litchfied Hills pretty much every year. It used to be called "The Tour de Torrington"

I really like this ride. There is usually a fairly large turnout with live entertainment...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By spindog

I rode the route last year "unofficially" and can...

I rode the route last year "unofficially" and can say that the century route is quite beautiful. I don't remember it being very hilly, just scenic and having very low traffic. I do know that I...
Forum: Northeast
06-16-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,042
Posted By spindog

Hey , I was that woman :eek: :p :D No I...

Hey , I was that woman :eek: :p :D

No I wasn't!

Sounds like you had an eventful ride. Be careful of those mailboxes jumping out at you - they tend to be more aggressive this time of year. ...
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