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Forum: Recumbent
03-26-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,890
Posted By ldarlee

Catrike Speed 2005

Love my Speed! Sometimes I wish the engine lived up to the name, but I also enjoy smelling the flowers along the way. :love:
Forum: Recumbent
01-11-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,556
Posted By ldarlee

I guess that I should have clarified my...

I guess that I should have clarified my statement. In my area double-digit grades are the norm. I can climb them on my trike while clocking even less than 5 mph and not fall over. Couldn't spin fast...
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,556
Posted By ldarlee

Might I suggest a tadpole or delta trike? More...

Might I suggest a tadpole or delta trike? More expensive than a regular recumbent, so definitely buy used. When I moved to a very hilly area of the PacNW I switched to a trike from a Bachetta Giro...
01-09-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By ldarlee

Whenever I've traveled with my bike, I use Ride...

Whenever I've traveled with my bike, I use Ride With GPS to see the most popular routes that local riders have uploaded. Perhaps that can help you plan parts of your route?
Forum: Great Lakes
05-15-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By ldarlee

Udder Invitational 2017

Less than 3 weeks away! The 35th Annual Udder Century Ride will be held on Sunday, June 4th.

Register at http://mchenrybicycleclub.org/index.php/udder-century...
09-22-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By ldarlee

Thank you to all that replied. Yesterday had a...

Thank you to all that replied. Yesterday had a bike fit with a physical therapist who is a cyclist and also married to a pro cyclist. We adjusted cleat fore/aft position and will be shimming the...
09-03-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By ldarlee

Thank you

Difference is in both the tibia and fibula, so looks like my best solution will be a combination of all the above. Next visit to the PT I'll ask her to recommend a PT bike fitter since I ride both...
09-01-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By ldarlee

1" (3 cm) Leg Length Discrepancy

A physical therapist recently confirmed that I have a leg length discrepancy of 1" (3 cm). I've always suspected this issue by the way that I feel when riding but never realized it was to this...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By ldarlee

Thanks for the heads up. I'll soon be putting one...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll soon be putting one of my 'bents on the market for the first time.
07-13-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By ldarlee

Organic smoothie full of antioxidants and...

Organic smoothie full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories (beets, cocoa, ginger, turmeric, mixed greens, blueberries, 30-40 grams of protein (chocolate powder form)). Soak in warm bath with Epsom...
05-30-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By ldarlee

Udder Century Invitational

Only 1 week left before the 34th Annual Udder Century Invitational. The cue sheets & maps are ready for download, the food's been ordered, and the weather forecast looks like a great day for a bike...
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By ldarlee

Never tried it myself, but have seen plans at...

Never tried it myself, but have seen plans at these sites:

Atomic Zombie
(http://www.atomiczombie.com/)
Recycled Recumbents (https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/home)
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,926
Posted By ldarlee

I always use a safety flag to which I've attached...

I always use a safety flag to which I've attached 3-foot streamers of orange-glo tulle. The tulle adds visibility without weight and makes no flapping noise. I use the same flag on both my Bacchetta...
10-06-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By ldarlee

Looks like we'll soon be on our way to...

Looks like we'll soon be on our way to Washington. Taking an avalanche course is great advice. Never had to worry about that in the flatlands around here. Looking forward to my first visit to Seattle...
09-22-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By ldarlee

Great link, busygizmo...thank you! Already have...

Great link, busygizmo...thank you! Already have the fenders on my "winter" bike but I'll need to add them to my others for year-round use. Not afraid of the rain; I figure that it's just liquid snow....
09-19-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By ldarlee

Thank you, to all who responded. I originally...

Thank you, to all who responded. I originally thought of posting under Fifty-Plus but thought that I'd start here first. I did check out the Cascade and Redmond Club websites. Both look promising in...
09-17-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By ldarlee

Help me find a 50+ bike club near Seattle

My husband and I might be moving from northern Illinois to the Seattle area in a few months for his job. I'm retired and am now very involved in a bike club comprising folks averaging my age (61)....
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By ldarlee

Lantiseptic???

At a recent meeting my bike club had a guest speaker who's an ultra-distance rider. Among others, he's ridden several 24-hour and 300+ mile events. One of his recommendations was a product called...
04-18-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By ldarlee

The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the...

The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the Midwest - Horribly Hilly Hundreds - Blue Mounds, WI (http://www.horriblyhilly.com/)

Looks closed for 2014, unless you can find someone who'll transfer...
04-18-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By ldarlee

I'd start here: Midwest Bicycle Rides for 2014...

I'd start here: Midwest Bicycle Rides for 2014 (http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/mwrides.htm)

My club sponsors the Udder Century on June 1, but Union, IL, might be a tad far for you to go. If not,...
03-12-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,884
Posted By ldarlee

Going through a woman's "change of life" has...

Going through a woman's "change of life" has blessed/cursed me with hot flashes. While I dread the summer, winter brings welcome relief. I'm up in the northern reaches of Illinois and am outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,518
Posted By ldarlee

Liquid Tide in cool water wash, delicate cycle....

Liquid Tide in cool water wash, delicate cycle. Double rinse, never ever any fabric softener, hang dry. If shorts or jerseys start to develop odors, which all synthetics are prone to do, dampen the...
02-18-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By ldarlee

I got chocolates, earrings, a dozen roses, and...

I got chocolates, earrings, a dozen roses, and ... oh yes ... a new Cervelo S2. :love:

True, it was a 2012 closeout, but hubby decided it was time to upgrade my Fuji starter bike.

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02-07-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,829
Posted By ldarlee

Forums member TuckamoreDew developed the ultimate...

Forums member TuckamoreDew developed the ultimate balaclava for winter cycling. He first posted it here:...
01-29-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By ldarlee

Up here in Illinois we're close to breaking...

Up here in Illinois we're close to breaking records for snow and low temps. We've received close to 50" of snow with more on the way. Biggest riding challenge out here in the country is the shrinking...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By ldarlee

I thank you all for the information. The...

I thank you all for the information. The Wikipedia article is exactly what I was looking for. Can't believe that I didn't think to check there as I also am a fan.

Sounds like my first step is to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By ldarlee

Any bent/upright switch hitters out there?

Started cycling a few years ago, and since seeing my first recumbents have become increasingly intrigued. I'm in the very baby stages of educating myself and am hoping for a little help with a few...
01-15-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By ldarlee

Both my husband and I like the videos from the...

Both my husband and I like the videos from the Sufferfest website. He's a casual rider and I'm more serious, but they work for both of us because they use a scale of "perceived effort". The music is...
01-11-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,728
Posted By ldarlee

I think that my low so far was the Tour de Frost,...

I think that my low so far was the Tour de Frost, a ride for charity. Rode 28 miles. Temp at the start was 10'F, rising to 14'F at the finish. Rode my MTB and wore what I use for snowshoeing.
01-10-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By ldarlee

Snowshoed for about 3 miles then came home and...

Snowshoed for about 3 miles then came home and cleared snow for a couple of hours. Shoveling the white stuff, when done properly (lift with the legs, never the back), is a great full body exercise....
Replies: 37
Views: 2,433
Posted By ldarlee

Agreed. "Life is not a journey to the grave...

Agreed.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,433
Posted By ldarlee

Your take on "marathon type exercise is bad for you"?

I read this thread this morning and wondered how running a marathon compares to riding long distance. I love riding centuries and would hate to think that I'm killing myself in the process. I'm not a...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-06-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 98,448
Posted By ldarlee

Richmond, IL, here. Very far northwest suburbs --...

Richmond, IL, here. Very far northwest suburbs -- walking distance from the Wisconsin border. I ride roads and trails year-round with a local bike club of retirees throughout northeast...
12-06-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By ldarlee

Rode with ski goggles for the first time last...

Rode with ski goggles for the first time last week. Temps in the 20s, wind 10-25 mph. Definitely helped.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-15-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By ldarlee

I think that I figured it out: Accelerade. Had...

I think that I figured it out: Accelerade. Had tested it a few times before the Harmon with no ill effects, but then tried it again during a moderate club ride yesterday. Same thing happened as the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-09-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By ldarlee

Humbled by the Harmon

Rode the Harmon 100 yesterday and came off the bike feeling pretty beat up, so I'm trying to analyze what the heck happened. I'm not a newbie. Rode it and four other centuries last summer, and it was...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-31-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By ldarlee

Several of us from the McHenry County Bike Club...

Several of us from the McHenry County Bike Club are planning to ride. We'll be wearing our signature yellow jerseys with the Udder cow on the front.
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By ldarlee

Hey "old" man! Never ever underestimate yourself....

Hey "old" man! Never ever underestimate yourself. I'm also a Labor Day baby, turning 60 just one day before you. Started cycling late 2011, and now ride with a club of mostly retirees. Got several...
08-28-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By ldarlee

:thumb: This past winter, used Sufferfest...

:thumb: This past winter, used Sufferfest videos for the first time to do intervals and high cadence training. The improvement in the spring was notable compared to previous years. There are...
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By ldarlee

Take a look at Mike Bentley's page:...

Take a look at Mike Bentley's page: http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/mwrides.htm

Maybe too soon for you (Aug. 17), but Roun'da Manure in Sharon, WI, is fun and different. Could be a good training...
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By ldarlee

Most accurate way to determine the shortness is...

Most accurate way to determine the shortness is with x-rays, but since most riders don't have a machine at home, you can try this very elementary method:

Sit on a hard-back chair with your spine...
07-05-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By ldarlee

For me, personally, 6 weeks of excruciating...

For me, personally, 6 weeks of excruciating physical therapy clearly demonstrated my own need to keep all muscles in balance.

Last summer I dramatically increased my weekly mileage and number of...
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By ldarlee

Good place to start is Mike Bentley's website: ...

Good place to start is Mike Bentley's website: http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/mwrides.htm
03-14-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By ldarlee

I'm a member of the bike club from McHenry, with...

I'm a member of the bike club from McHenry, with whom I also hike and snowshoe. But THANK YOU for your suggestion to check the regional forum. I never noticed it. :thumb:
03-14-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By ldarlee

Thanks, all. Just wasn't sure what to expect,...

Thanks, all. Just wasn't sure what to expect, conditioning-wise, between a trainer and the real thing. I do have Friel's "Cycling Past 50," which I understood to be a subset of his Training Bible,...
03-12-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By ldarlee

How to Transition from Indoor to Outdoor Riding

Last summer was my first season of cycling and got hooked (150 miles/week by the end of the season), so this winter I've been riding a trainer on a regular basis (at least an hour, 4-5 times a week)....
01-31-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,649
Posted By ldarlee

My trainer is in the basement so I pull up...

My trainer is in the basement so I pull up Netflix on a laptop and watch foreign movies with subtitles. Adding the element of reading engages the brain a little more fully so that I pay less...
12-07-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,018
Posted By ldarlee

When I can't get out on my road or trail bikes, I...

When I can't get out on my road or trail bikes, I alternate between a roller trainer and a recumbent exercise bike with programming for hills. Last year I watched mystery DVDs (the TV in front of my...
10-23-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By ldarlee

If you want a protein-based equivalent to meat...

If you want a protein-based equivalent to meat jerky, I suggest seitan jerky. You can make it (Google "seitan jerky" for recipes) or buy it from Primal Spirit Foods. I make my own seitan but haven't...
08-22-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,021
Posted By ldarlee

1. Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt as a side to my...

1. Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt as a side to my oatmeal each morning, topped with some kind of nuts for healthy-type fats.
2. Just after riding, a smoothie of orange juice blended with protein powder....
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