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Forum: Foo
08-04-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By surgtech1956

Kayaks - Perception Acadia 11.5 or Wilderness Systems Pungo 120?

I'm looking for a new kayak, I think I've narrowed it down to either a Perception Acadia 11.5 or Wilderness Systems Pungo 120. I want it to go on lakes and rivers and don't want to go longer than 12...
Forum: Foo
06-03-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By surgtech1956

Canon PowerShot SX40 Camera

Im looking to upgrade my Canon P&S and the Canon PowerShot SX40 looks pretty nice, alot of DSLR type features. I think a DSLR is too much, too bulky for me. I want something I can grab and go and...
04-24-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By surgtech1956

Garmin Edge 200 or 500?

I've finally decided to take the plunge and buy a Garmin Edge, probably the 200. The 500 seems to be more popular than the 200, but I don't think I need more than the basic features of the 200. Can...
04-09-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By surgtech1956

Whats for Lunch?

Any brown bagers out there? I bring my lunch to work and have been in a rut. I don't do alot of sandwiches - for some reason I try to stay away from breads. I'll bring leftovers, eat alot of...
04-09-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,271
Posted By surgtech1956

Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback and...

Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback and advice. I have been on Weight Watchers for 1 1/2 yrs and have dropped 50# and want to lose another 20#(I had a little set back Dec 2010 when I broke...
04-08-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,271
Posted By surgtech1956

Thanks for all the great advice. I usually ride...

Thanks for all the great advice. I usually ride between 45-60 minutes. I don't have any hills, but an overpass. I'm going to do some longer rides - 2 hours. I will try some short rides, faster...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,558
Posted By surgtech1956

Where can I buy a AirZound?

Where can I buy a AirZound?
04-08-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,271
Posted By surgtech1956

Getting Faster

I'll be 56 the end of the month, about 20# overweight female. Last year I bought a new bike (Specialized Secteur Elite Comp) and averaging about 12 mph. I ride about 5-6 days a week. I guess I...
12-18-11, 07:24 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 69,858
Posted By surgtech1956

i"m thinking about a 29er, I'm 55(female, 5'5"...

i"m thinking about a 29er, I'm 55(female, 5'5" tall/30 inseam - a mens bike fits me better for some reason) and have been a roadie(Specialized Secteur Elite Comp). I will be riding flat trails -...
12-03-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By surgtech1956

Garmin 200 Edge

I see theres a new Garmin, 200 Edge. Is anyone using one of these and are you happy with your purchase?
11-26-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By surgtech1956

What things do I need to buy for mountain biking?

In some of your pics I see some wearing knee and elbow pads, some full helmets, etc.... What are some items that I should buy? Hydration pack - how big? Baggie shorts, full finger gloves, frame...
11-25-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,508
Posted By surgtech1956

Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er or Rockhopper 29

I've been thinking about getting a 29er, either a Specialized Rockhopper 29, Hardrock Sport Disc 29 or Hardrock Disc 29. I'm basically a road biker, but would like to expand to the trails, some...
Forum: Foo
11-06-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By surgtech1956

I was up early today - 6:15am and the commercials...

I was up early today - 6:15am and the commercials were either the Humane Society or the ones showing all the kids with 'cleft' palates. We have 2 dogs/6 cats.
Forum: Foo
11-02-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By surgtech1956

I'm going to check out the MacBooks at Best Buy...

I'm going to check out the MacBooks at Best Buy this weekend. The model I'm thinking about is the 13.3" with CD/DVD drive, I think I'd be sorry if I got the 11"/without a drive.
Forum: Foo
10-23-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By surgtech1956

I've been thinking about an Ipad, I have an...

I've been thinking about an Ipad, I have an Iphone, but like the idea of a tablet, quicker, etc..... I'm thinking about just a wifi version, just because I don't want to spend anymore $$$ on data...
10-10-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By surgtech1956

Thanks Carbonfiberboy, I found some rollers at...

Thanks Carbonfiberboy, I found some rollers at BikeNashbar.Com, looking for a 'free shipping sale', have to double check if they have resistance. I do cross country ski - didn't last year cause I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By surgtech1956

+++1 for Secteur Elite Compact. I rode an entry...

+++1 for Secteur Elite Compact. I rode an entry level Roubiax, it was nice, but I didn't want to spend the extra $$$$. I love my Secteur
10-09-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By surgtech1956

Winter Training Plans

I'm a fairly new cyclist new to cold weather riding. My plans are to ride as long as possible into the winter months - but I'm in Michigan. Would doing a type of interval training be better than...
10-04-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 139,647
Posted By surgtech1956

My knees were 'achey' later in the day when I...

My knees were 'achey' later in the day when I rode the day it was low 40's(F) - don't know if I should be wearing knee warmers or its just my age(55). :)
10-01-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 139,647
Posted By surgtech1956

Thanks for the link, I didn't read your post...

Thanks for the link, I didn't read your post right, I thought you wore cycling shorts over knickers. :)
10-01-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 139,647
Posted By surgtech1956

Barrettscv, why wear cycling shorts over bibs? ...

Barrettscv, why wear cycling shorts over bibs? Sorry, I'm a newbie here when it comes to riding in the cool/cold weather. What type of wicking base layer?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

What kind of cold weather bibs are those? Two...

What kind of cold weather bibs are those?
Two NiteRider Sol lights, helmet mount, two batteries off Ebay $20 - just need to buy a handlebar mount, I really wanted it for a helmet mount like.
10-01-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 139,647
Posted By surgtech1956

Today it was 40 degrees(C), 10-20mph winds,...

Today it was 40 degrees(C), 10-20mph winds, cloudy. I wore, UA type compression shirt(long sleeve), microfleece 1/4 zip shirt, windvest, Asics Thermopolis(semi-fitted) run pants, UA type helmet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

Sugoi Zap Helmet Cover(Neon), Sugoi Firewall Z...

Sugoi Zap Helmet Cover(Neon), Sugoi Firewall Z Lobster Mits, Louis Garneau Neo Protect Shoe Covers
09-07-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,958
Posted By surgtech1956

Which Magicshine should I buy? Or ?

I've been thinking about buying a light for awhile now. I like the brightness and price of Magicshine. Which one do you recommend? I'd like to keep the price around $100-$120. I've also seen that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By surgtech1956

What to wear - cooler temps

What do you wear when the temperatures drop?

Lower 60 degrees(F)? 55-60 Degrees(F)? 50-55 Degrees(F) 45-50 Degrees(F)?
40-45 Degrees(F)?

I froze tonight? It was 62 degrees, sunny...
09-01-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By surgtech1956

Shoe Covers

What are the best shoe covers for cold weather riding? I would prefer to not change my pedals out. This is my first year of riding with clipless pedals and riding into the winter months. Thank you
08-21-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By surgtech1956

Wished I liked tuna. You are correct about the...

Wished I liked tuna. You are correct about the 'trigger' effect - so true.
08-21-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By surgtech1956

Thanks, I appreciate the advice and suggestions. ...

Thanks, I appreciate the advice and suggestions. I've been eating too many of 'granola or peanut' bars(Snack Wells, Planter's Big Nut Bar, Power Bar Pure & Simple, LaraBars), thinking that I needed...
08-21-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By surgtech1956

Eating before riding?

I usually ride during the week after I get home from work around 6pm, I'm only riding about 9-10 miles(riding as fast as I can). I do need to lose another 20#(I've hit a plateau with my weight loss,...
08-14-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By surgtech1956

Shoe Covers or ? for Cold Weather

I've been looking at some Sidi Winter Shoe Covers for the cold temps. What do you wear on your feet for the cold temps? I really don't want to buy winter shoes unless I have too. This will be my...
07-31-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,959
Posted By surgtech1956

Cygolite or Niterider

I'm looking at the following headlights - Cygolite Expillion 180, 250 Cygolite Mity Cross 300 LED LiIon, Niterider MiNewt Mini 300 USB, Niterider MiNewt 350 Cordless. Any recommendation from these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By surgtech1956

Thank you for the advice. I'm going to order...

Thank you for the advice. I'm going to order some.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By surgtech1956

Tires

I'm thinking about replacing my current tires(Specialized All Condition 700x25c) with Sefas Seca RS 700x23x tires. I want some pink tires and the only ones I can find are Hutchinson Atom Comp,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

211754211753pink handlebar tape, pink cateye, new...

211754211753pink handlebar tape, pink cateye, new pedals - Shimano PD-R520
07-20-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By surgtech1956

Yes, motivation. I forgot about bands. I do have...

Yes, motivation. I forgot about bands. I do have some 10# barbells. I'll have to go into a sporting goods store and see whats available. Thanks for the info. I'll check out George Foreman's...
07-20-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By surgtech1956

Home Gym Recommendations

I want to use weights, etc... during the winter months to help build up muscle/strength, upper body strength. I'm 55. Nothing to expensive, just some basic equipment. I was thinking some sort of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

208719 New bike - Specialized Secteur Elite...

208719
New bike - Specialized Secteur Elite Compact, pink cages and compluter
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

2011 Specialized Secteur Elite Compact

2011 Specialized Secteur Elite Compact
06-04-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By surgtech1956

Thanks for the info. I live in Michigan and its...

Thanks for the info. I live in Michigan and its basically flat terrain, definitely not hilly. I think I will go with a triple.
06-03-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By surgtech1956

Went looking for a new bike today

I stopped at the local Specialized dealer for a new bike. The salesman was very knowledgeable, plus one of the owners. The three bikes he suggested were the Dolce, Allez and Secteur. I don't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

Garmin Cadence Sensor & Bike Mount(for my Garmin...

Garmin Cadence Sensor & Bike Mount(for my Garmin Forerunner 305) - birthday gift.
Forum: Foo
04-20-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By surgtech1956

Smoothie Recipes & Protein Shakes

I just picked up a magic bullet type blender and looking for some smoothie and protein shake recipes. What is the best protein powder? I want something that is healthy and on the low calorie...
04-20-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By surgtech1956

Your Favoriet Smoothie & Enegery Shake Recipes

I just bought a magic bullet type blender and now I need some smoothie and engery shake recipes. What are your favorites? One of my co-workers buys Lean Shakes from GNC.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,349,760
Posted By surgtech1956

Pearl Izumi Full Finger Gel Gloves, 2 short...

Pearl Izumi Full Finger Gel Gloves, 2 short sleeve jerseys(neon hi viz and bright blue), lycra shorts, from Performance Bike.
03-29-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By surgtech1956

NiteRider Sol, NiteRider MiNewt 250, Light & Motion Vis 360, or Cygolite Expillion?

I'm looking at getting one of the following lights - NiteRider Sol, NiteRider MiNewt 250 Cordless, Light & Motion Vis 360 or Cygolite Expillion 180. I don't plan to do much night riding, just...
Forum: Foo
03-22-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,229
Posted By surgtech1956

I'm going to look seriuosly at the Kia Sportage,...

I'm going to look seriuosly at the Kia Sportage, Kia Sedona. I really like the looks of the Honda Fit, but from reviews people either love it or hate it. But I guess thats true with any vehicle. I...
Forum: Foo
03-02-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,229
Posted By surgtech1956

I've been looking at some cars/crossovers/suvs. ...

I've been looking at some cars/crossovers/suvs. I like the looks and features of the Kia Sportage - I guess its a small crossover. I've got 4 vehicles on my list, Kia Sportage, Jeep Liberty, Toyota...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,422
Posted By surgtech1956

I just got a Showers Pass Touring Jacket, can't...

I just got a Showers Pass Touring Jacket, can't comment on the jacket yet, but it seems like a high quality jacket. This Showers Pass jacket I got off of Ebay for $61.00 - new with tags, couldn't...
02-26-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By surgtech1956

Magicshine MJ-836

I've been seeing alot of these on Ebay selling for around $50. Does anyone use one of these Magicshine MJ-836 - PZ - 2 mode 900 lumen led light? I dont ride at night, but sometimes around dusk and...
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