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Forum: Commuting
12-06-04, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By Shannon-UT

Year round average temp? High yearly avg = 59 ...

Year round average temp?
High yearly avg = 59
Low yearly avg = 37

Winter = 20s (though it's been in the single digits due to the inversion)
Summer = 80s +
Forum: Commuting
12-06-04, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By Shannon-UT

I prefer to put layers on OVER my work clothes. ...

I prefer to put layers on OVER my work clothes. Then I can peel everything off without having to go to the restrooms for privacy.

It's been in the single digits where I am. I put on a pair of...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-04, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,472
Posted By Shannon-UT

Damn cold! 6 degrees this morning. Yes, six...

Damn cold! 6 degrees this morning. Yes, six degrees Fahrenheit!

Reminder to self: wear two pairs of socks!

I feel proud of myself.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Shannon-UT

It was down in the low 20s not too long ago here....

It was down in the low 20s not too long ago here.

I wore my regular work clothes, but added one layer; a wind stopper jacket and Bell weather pants (they zip by the ankles). I'd rather just take...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-04, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By Shannon-UT

Charley, I plan on getting the gel drops this...

Charley, I plan on getting the gel drops this weekend. I'll report next week.

NOw you're talking Chrisproject, $8.50 is up my alley.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Shannon-UT

I love Copenhagen. I have a friend living...

I love Copenhagen.

I have a friend living there. From what I gather from his letters to me it's wet and chilly in those months. But he does bike all year round.

They got the free yellow bike...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By Shannon-UT

Well, I just called a local optometrist and got...

Well, I just called a local optometrist and got to speak directly with the doctor.

He said they are not freezing, 20s is not cold enough. But they are probably drying out like crazy and he...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By Shannon-UT

Yeah, I bet everyone's eyes water in cold temps;...

Yeah, I bet everyone's eyes water in cold temps; but I'm talking BURNING PAIN from the cold. Like my eye balls are freezing in my eye sockets. Going on 6 hours since my commute and no relief yet. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By Shannon-UT

I wonder if I should talk with an eye doctor. ...

I wonder if I should talk with an eye doctor.

It's been 2 hours since my commute and my eyes still hurt.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By Shannon-UT

How do ski goggles work with wearing a helmet...

How do ski goggles work with wearing a helmet (and Rx glasses)?
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Shannon-UT

I use a pair of Bell weather cycling pants. I...

I use a pair of Bell weather cycling pants. I wear them over my regular clothes when it's cold out or raining. They are not water proof, but I washed them and some other items in water resistant...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By Shannon-UT

Are anyone's eyes bothered by the cold wind?

It's getting in the mid 20s where I live now days. I wear Rx glasses. Even my Rx wrap around sunglasses don't help much better. However, the cold air blowing on my eyes when biking makes them...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,744
Posted By Shannon-UT

Bike = 15 minutes Car = <10 mintues Bus = 20...

Bike = 15 minutes
Car = <10 mintues
Bus = 20 mintues on bus, then another 10 minutes walking (but the bus is free)
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,004
Posted By Shannon-UT

I use REI panniers for commuting. Not these...

I use REI panniers for commuting. Not these exactly, but an older model. Luckily, they were a birthday gift from a very generous friend.
Best present ever.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,759
Posted By Shannon-UT

I've noticed when guys pass me on bikes, they are...

I've noticed when guys pass me on bikes, they are peddaling so fast I swear their wives must be in labor or something.

They're actually people in my work and they are still dressed in work...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,759
Posted By Shannon-UT

Or get some slicks for your MTB. I rode...

Or get some slicks for your MTB.

I rode passed a cop that was sitting with a radar gun clocking people.

I don't have a bike computer, so I yelled out to him, "How fast am and I going?" and he...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Shannon-UT

I wear glasses and I don't have contacts. I...

I wear glasses and I don't have contacts. I found that the visor on my helmet and helmet pulled down lower did a pretty good job of keeping most of the water off. I could still see fine, but it...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Shannon-UT

Well, I finally did it (rode in the rain)!

I know alot of you already ride in the rain, no big deal but I just wanted to tell someone. Day #2 in the rain. I was not looking forward to it actually, but I just Gortexed up and made myself go. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-04, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,190
Posted By Shannon-UT

I don't like getting passed, but it happens. ...

I don't like getting passed, but it happens. Some times I just let it go, sometimes I feel the need to catch up to them. Usually it's guys spinning their legs off to make a point in passing me, or...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-04, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,008
Posted By Shannon-UT

For summer, I wear whatever I wear to work. It's...

For summer, I wear whatever I wear to work. It's cool enough in the AM and I don't sweat too much.

For fall, I wear whatever I wear to work, plus a wind stopper jacket, gortex gloves, a fleece...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-04, 08:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,950
Posted By Shannon-UT

5 miles round trip. However, my work is at the...

5 miles round trip. However, my work is at the mouth of a canyon and those morning winds rushing out of the canyon can make it nasty. ;)
Forum: Commuting
09-16-04, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By Shannon-UT

Is it wrong to go back and forth, from vehicle to...

Is it wrong to go back and forth, from vehicle to "pedestrian?" In certain situations, I'm not going to be a vehicle on my bike for safety reasons.

Example: when I need to cross a 4 lane...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-04, 10:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,653
Posted By Shannon-UT

It doesn't rain too much where I live. And if we...

It doesn't rain too much where I live. And if we get a summer rain shower, it's usually short lived, or the rain never actually touches the ground. So in the summer I will ride when it's...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-04, 01:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,817
Posted By Shannon-UT

I think I've seen almost a 50/50 split with...

I think I've seen almost a 50/50 split with male/female commuters in northern Utah.

I have been a fair weather commuter, meaning if it's nice/not too rainy out I'll commute. However, from here...
05-19-04, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Shannon-UT

My wrists hurt

They really ache right now and seem a little stiff. Plus I can't make a strong fist either.

I've noticed that they hurt a tiny bit after my commute. I work at at computer all day, and I have the...
04-26-04, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By Shannon-UT

You mentioned you looked at a 2004 Stumpjumper. ...

You mentioned you looked at a 2004 Stumpjumper.
I'm selling a 2002 Specialized Stumpjumper M4 for $600.

M4 Manipulated Alloy Frame, 17 (medium)
Brand new Shimano Deore rapid fire shifters ...
04-26-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Shannon-UT

Good luck to you! I'm trying my first XC race...

Good luck to you! I'm trying my first XC race also May 1st! I'm getting nervous.
04-23-04, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By Shannon-UT

Do a search for my No-Bake Homemade Energy Bars. ...

Do a search for my No-Bake Homemade Energy Bars.

They are cheap, easy to make and don't melt. Just remember to mix it very well so they hold together.
04-23-04, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,485
Posted By Shannon-UT

You are taking ibuprofen to "loosen up a bit,"...

You are taking ibuprofen to "loosen up a bit," but not for actual pain? Couldn't you just stretch before and after for 15 mintues?
04-23-04, 01:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shannon-UT

well that's the same thing that happened to me! ...

well that's the same thing that happened to me! i didn't ride as much on my old bike because it honestly gave me neck, shoulder and hand pains. Got a new better mtn. bike and rode over 1,000 miles...
04-23-04, 11:15 AM
04-23-04, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By Shannon-UT

I wait for sales at my local outdoor store, too. ...

I wait for sales at my local outdoor store, too.

I haven't tried online yet, I'm just picky about the way baggies should fit.
04-23-04, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shannon-UT

Hey thanks, ronyex! I was pleasantly surprised...

Hey thanks, ronyex! I was pleasantly surprised when we got the pictures back. Pa-POW!
I actually lost ~20 pounds that year from biking, thanks to my new bike (old bike was worn out).
04-23-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shannon-UT

You don't look like you need to loose 22 pounds.

You don't look like you need to loose 22 pounds.
04-23-04, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shannon-UT

[QUOTE=dirtbikedude]Hey Shannon-UT, I am going to...

[QUOTE=dirtbikedude]Hey Shannon-UT, I am going to be up in Ogden in June. Do you know of any good riding there?

I haven't actually ridden in the Ogden area, though we had 2 planned trips that were...
04-21-04, 02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shannon-UT

Stevensville, MT - I spent a month there one...

Stevensville, MT - I spent a month there one night!

It it really beautiful there.
04-19-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shannon-UT

Here's one of me biking a local trail last fall. ...

Here's one of me biking a local trail last fall.

Not the clearest picture, I need a digital camera...
04-16-04, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Shannon-UT

It's chock full of chemicals. Maybe one a day...

It's chock full of chemicals. Maybe one a day isn't BAD for you, but what GOOD is it doing for your body?
04-15-04, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,114
Posted By Shannon-UT

3 liters of gatorade is ALOT, burning pee or not,...

3 liters of gatorade is ALOT, burning pee or not, you don't need that much.

And I ride in the Utah sun! Sometimes I'll drink 1/2 L of gatorade (powdered mix) before a ride and 1/2 after a ride if...
04-12-04, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,290
Posted By Shannon-UT

I have a dog now but we need to wait until she's...

I have a dog now but we need to wait until she's over 1 year to get her into mtbiking. But I'll tell you about 2 dogs I know and ride with. One dog is a lab. She is very hyper, she runs back and...
04-06-04, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By Shannon-UT

My mountain bike has 3x9. My old mountain...

My mountain bike has 3x9.

My old mountain bike, which is now my commuter bike, is 3x7. I recently switched the grip shifter to rapid fire shifters. I got a set of rapid fire shifters from my...
04-05-04, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Shannon-UT

One day my friend and I were leaving from our...

One day my friend and I were leaving from our house to go ride some trails. Luckily the mouth of the canyon is only 3 miles from my house. So we take residential roads to the mouth of the canyon. ...
04-04-04, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Shannon-UT

XC riding here. My bike is ~26 pounds.

XC riding here.

My bike is ~26 pounds.
03-26-04, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,039
Posted By Shannon-UT

I found this interesting website: ...

I found this interesting website:

http://www.cptips.com/sixrides.htm

It has suggestions for 6 common types of rides:
Commute or Social Ride - mild to moderate effort, 15 to 20 miles
Basic...
03-24-04, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By Shannon-UT

This is a bump for jcm44 and leadbutt. ...

This is a bump for jcm44 and leadbutt.

Unsalted, roasted peanuts work just fine.
03-16-04, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Shannon-UT

I don't use it, but I probably should. It looks...

I don't use it, but I probably should. It looks like good stuff!

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/62/71499.htm?lastselectedguid={5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348**

I think you use the...
03-16-04, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Shannon-UT

Successful, long term weight loss doesn't come in...

Successful, long term weight loss doesn't come in a pill. Stay away from it, or your health will pay.
03-16-04, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Shannon-UT

OK, I'm not traing for a century, nor am I a road...

OK, I'm not traing for a century, nor am I a road rider. But in the heat of mountain biking seaon, I eat ALOT. Almost every 3 hours. I still lost 20 pounds last year eating almost 2700 calories a...
03-16-04, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,147
Posted By Shannon-UT

Our Walmart has Powdered Fruit Punch Gatorade -...

Our Walmart has Powdered Fruit Punch Gatorade - Makes 20 qts. for under $8
But I only use Gatorade during summer months, when I sweat alot.

Here's another recipe. I have not tried it yet.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-04, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,633
Posted By Shannon-UT

Some women just prefer a specifically desinged...

Some women just prefer a specifically desinged saddle for their anatomy. Mine has a slight depression in the extra sensitive genital area. If I use a "regular" seat, I am in such pain I can't even...
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