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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

A few friends of mine invited me to join them on...

A few friends of mine invited me to join them on a 125 mile (200K) bike ride yesterday. I haven't seen any of them last year so I decided to go. Social distancing wasn't a problem since I'm slower...
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

What email? I own 4 perms. No email as of this...

What email? I own 4 perms. No email as of this morning.

ETA: I found it on the Google Groups Perms List just now
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

My first attempt at a century for May came up...

My first attempt at a century for May came up short by 6 miles. I was about 15 miles from home and just ran out of steam. I had no desire to ride another couple of loops in the neighborhood to get to...
05-18-20, 09:00 AM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I won't say never, but it is going to be a really...

I won't say never, but it is going to be a really long time before I feel comfortable flying. I've hated flying for a long time since I always feel so cramped (5'11") in the seats. I'd much rather...
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K...

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K brevet in Tennessee last weekend (3/21). It was a brevet of one since everyone else backed out due to COVID-19 concerns. Honestly, I felt safer out in the...
03-21-20, 06:33 PM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Since I originally posted, I've throw in the...

Since I originally posted, I've throw in the towel on any plans that I had after this week's spring break adventure. It seems like a new bombshell was dropped every single day I've been away on the...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,575
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I also enjoy listening to my surroundings....

I also enjoy listening to my surroundings. Perhaps wind noise isn't an issue for me since I'm a slow rider? I did notice a lot of wind noise a couple weekends ago when I had 6 miles straight into a...
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Thanks to some record breaking temperatures...

Thanks to some record breaking temperatures yesterday, I was able to get February's century done. I rode from my house out past Hinckley, IL. The wind was from the west and kept getting stronger all...
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

January's century was done down in Kentucky. I...

January's century was done down in Kentucky. I rode a shortened version of the 200K that I did last February that goes from Shelbyville to Georgetown. I turned around in Midway.

I had not ridden...
12-31-19, 06:42 AM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

When you come to Illinois, consider the Z-Tour...

When you come to Illinois, consider the Z-Tour century in Princeton, IL (https://ztour.org/). It is in mid-July. I've done this ride 5 years in a row. Quiet roads through farm country and some...
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Depends on the temperature. I like Clif bars but...

Depends on the temperature. I like Clif bars but they get too hard to chew below 50 degrees. The Clif blocks have a bit more temperature range but can be very chewy below freezing. I also like to...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 05:50 AM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Ortlieb Bike Bags & Panniers on sale

For those of you wanting some Ortlieb gear, REI has all their Ortlieb bike bags and panniers on sale for 25% off. You don't need to be a member. Sale runs from 11/15-11/25.

As for me, I just...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,760
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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These were my choices for activity level on a medical questionnaire that I had...
10-30-19, 02:01 PM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

+1 on the silk liners! Just ordered another...

+1 on the silk liners!

Just ordered another pair as I've worn a hole through several of the fingertips on the pair I used all of last winter. I get a bit more use out of them by darning the holes...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 05:11 PM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

First overnight credit card tour

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:55 AM
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Views: 885
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've...

Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've got two pairs and love them. In addition to the drop seat feature, they come in three pad widths. The wide pad works great for me.
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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The water was over my bottom bracket and hubs....
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Smoking fast!

And we have a Charly Miller finishing time! His riding partner's results haven't posted yet....
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

The pictures that were posted this morning appear...

The pictures that were posted this morning appear to show that the power did come back on before the last of the 600K riders finished. 83cannondale needed this 600K to be able to ride PBP. I was...
06-04-19, 02:53 PM
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Views: 6,278
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced...

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced safety : Steady, Zoom, Steady Pulse, Daylighting, Triple Flash, Random Flash

The only mode that lasts me longer than a 100K is the Triple Flash. I...
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Views: 3,384
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

@83cannodale - Todd!!! Good to see you posting...

@83cannodale - Todd!!! Good to see you posting here! See you out in Oregon on Saturday. Regina
12-24-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,082
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

57 here and, yes, I really don't give a damn...

57 here and, yes, I really don't give a damn about what other people think anymore. I march to the beat of a different drummer. Wish I could have realized earlier on that it is okay to be different...
01-11-18, 02:24 PM
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Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Here's my preferred ride for winter. Thanks to...

Here's my preferred ride for winter. Thanks to the upgrade to studded snow tires, I've gotten in 40 miles so far this month which is a lifetime winter riding achievement for me. Normally when the...
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Views: 3,297
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I use the eTrek 20. I bought mine refurbished....

I use the eTrek 20. I bought mine refurbished. Uses 2 AA batteries. I load routes from RideWithGPS and just follow the line. If I somehow miss a turn, then I will zoom out a bit on my map and retrace...
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