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Forum: Introductions
05-27-12, 10:51 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

Sounds like you overcame the challenges very...

Sounds like you overcame the challenges very nicely! Hope your knee is better soon.
04-18-12, 08:30 AM
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Views: 1,690
Posted By GoGranny

Reminds me of the time we arrived after dark at...

Reminds me of the time we arrived after dark at Sea Rim State Park near Port Arthur, TX. After we put up the tent, we went back and read the sign at the entrance, the one that said "Do Not Feed or...
04-17-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By GoGranny

Very unsettling to get news like that! Hope this...

Very unsettling to get news like that! Hope this is your last trip into being "normal" for a while. Get out on that bike and be way beyond normal for a little while!
04-17-12, 07:22 AM
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Views: 853
Posted By GoGranny

You, your mother, and your family will be in my...

You, your mother, and your family will be in my thoughts.
04-17-12, 07:19 AM
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Views: 1,690
Posted By GoGranny

Yesterday: 1. A well-snacked-on deer's head,...

Yesterday: 1. A well-snacked-on deer's head, poised in the middle of the lane with sightless eyes staring at the sky. Luckily for anyone who reads this, I didn't get pictures. 2. A huge hen turkey...
02-07-12, 09:26 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

I remember those mad dashes to my middle school....

I remember those mad dashes to my middle school. In the middle of winter, I thought that last hill up to the school would kill me! But after school, I coasted down the hill and all over our little...
02-03-12, 12:08 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

Got Grampa out for his first ride since rotator...

Got Grampa out for his first ride since rotator cuff surgery in October. I really felt the ride I did yesterday, and we didn't go quite as far. It's supposed to be fun.
02-03-12, 12:05 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

Sounds like a wonderful fun trip down memory lane.

Sounds like a wonderful fun trip down memory lane.
02-02-12, 04:05 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

That's why I'm doing the C&O version of the 25...

That's why I'm doing the C&O version of the 25 mile ride. I don't think our hills are that nasty (at least compared to a little west of here) but the C&O is FLAT! I figure 2 miles on the C&O = 1 mile...
Forum: Introductions
02-02-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By GoGranny

Hi, Steve, Welcome to the forums! ...

Hi, Steve,

Welcome to the forums!

I've done a lot of overnight trips on the C&O Canal. Last summer, after several years away from cycling, I did a weekend trip on the GAP at Connellsville....
02-02-12, 03:33 PM
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Views: 463
Posted By GoGranny

CASA River Century--May 19, 2012

I've just signed up for the 25 mile off road ride in the 2012 Casa River Century. I'm a new cyclist, so I'm starting small. I'd be interested in finding other riders to ride with.

CASA of the...
02-02-12, 03:15 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

First ride since fall--3 mile round trip, heading...

First ride since fall--3 mile round trip, heading directly into the wind both directions. How the heck does that happen?! If I didn't remember how fast I got in shape last summer, I'd be discouraged...
12-01-11, 11:58 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

First ride in almost 2 months. Didn't ride while...

First ride in almost 2 months. Didn't ride while Grampa was homebound from rotator cuff surgery. We walked every day, but he couldn't ride, and he didn't like being left behind. He's finally driving,...
09-12-11, 01:50 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

Now if you could outfit that thing with pedals...

Now if you could outfit that thing with pedals for that lazy mutt!
09-11-11, 10:58 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Rode 9 miles around my neighborhood. First ride...

Rode 9 miles around my neighborhood. First ride in a week because it's been pouring rain ever since last Sunday. I got an early start and avoided the church crowd on our narrow little road, turned...
09-10-11, 01:56 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

Well, at least you can see it as an opportunity...

Well, at least you can see it as an opportunity to "make lemonade."
09-10-11, 04:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By GoGranny

Great pics...wish I could spend today there!

Great pics...wish I could spend today there!
09-09-11, 02:58 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

No, we're enduring the fifth day of rain.

No, we're enduring the fifth day of rain.
09-05-11, 11:42 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Wishing her a successful ride! When is the ride,...

Wishing her a successful ride! When is the ride, and what is the charity?
09-05-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 150,116
Posted By GoGranny

Welcome, Hank! I had to smile because your story...

Welcome, Hank! I had to smile because your story sounds a lot like mine.

If you search for the thread "Wrong Bike?" you'll find the saga of my transition from a hybrid to a MTB. I've been enjoying...
09-04-11, 10:35 PM
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Views: 2,332,979
Posted By GoGranny

7 hot, humid miles on some local roads I hadn't...

7 hot, humid miles on some local roads I hadn't tried. Thanks to the cute little church on the hill, I had an ungodly amount of traffic, so instead of going to the bridge as I'd planned, I turned...
09-04-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By GoGranny

Statistics bore me, but I love ride threads that...

Statistics bore me, but I love ride threads that convey what the experience was like. For a couple of minutes I'm out there on the bike with the poster, not at home on the treadmill of...
08-27-11, 09:00 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

1 mile in the hills = 2 miles on a flat surface...

1 mile in the hills = 2 miles on a flat surface according to my calculations;)
08-25-11, 06:52 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Hi, actaylor, enjoy your ride today!

Hi, actaylor, enjoy your ride today!
08-23-11, 05:40 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

At least you didn't make a long detour for ice...

At least you didn't make a long detour for ice cream. Bet those last few miles home were l-o-o-o-ong:eek:
08-20-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,684
Posted By GoGranny

Nothing like San Francisco in my immediate area,...

Nothing like San Francisco in my immediate area, thank goodness. I'd be walking up those hills.
08-19-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,684
Posted By GoGranny

As a newbie rider, I sometimes feel...

As a newbie rider, I sometimes feel self-conscious about my little 5-to-7 daily rides. Now that I've seen pictures of your after-work ride, I feel better.

Though my longer rides are mostly in...
08-18-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,247
Posted By GoGranny

Is there any truth to the idea that helmets...

Is there any truth to the idea that helmets degrade with exposure to UV/air/etc. and should be replaced every 2/3/5 years? I've heard various versions of this from salespeople in different bike shops.
08-18-11, 10:44 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

About 6-7 miles with Grampa this morning. The...

About 6-7 miles with Grampa this morning. The humidity was demotivating to say the least. We took some roads we don't usually use, and the change of scene was nice. The road follows a clifftop above...
08-18-11, 10:36 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Great little story! Made me smile.

Great little story! Made me smile.
08-18-11, 10:35 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Some people just need somebody to hate. Sad.

Some people just need somebody to hate. Sad.
08-16-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,684
Posted By GoGranny

Great photos! Now there are even more places I...

Great photos! Now there are even more places I have to visit......
Forum: Touring
08-14-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By GoGranny

Thank you SO much for this wonderful lijk!

Thank you SO much for this wonderful lijk!
08-11-11, 11:39 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

8 beautiful sunny miles on the rolling hills of...

8 beautiful sunny miles on the rolling hills of our back roads this morning. I encouraged Grampa to go because I think he's spending too much time in front of the TV. He left me in the dust:o
08-10-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By GoGranny

Thanks for the chuckle! Think I'll keep my...

Thanks for the chuckle! Think I'll keep my Take-a-Look.
08-10-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By GoGranny

Interesting tidbit of useful info, especially...

Interesting tidbit of useful info, especially because I feel less secure on the bike while my head is turned to look behind me, and that seems to be the moment many motorists choose to pass--way too...
08-09-11, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By GoGranny

Got to try my new Take-A-Look yesterday, and I...

Got to try my new Take-A-Look yesterday, and I like it just fine. Just gotta remember to remove it from my glasses before going to work. I already have enough of a reputation for being strange;)
...
08-09-11, 07:02 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Beautiful ride on the C&O towpath yesterday after...

Beautiful ride on the C&O towpath yesterday after picking up my bike from the shop. Round trip 14 miles from Williamsport to Dam 5. Today is pouring rain, so I'll have to do my indoor exercises this...
08-08-11, 11:34 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

Must be a very big or very nasty cage...what kind...

Must be a very big or very nasty cage...what kind of pet?
08-06-11, 05:07 PM
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Posted By GoGranny

Took a wonderful overnight trip on the Allegheny...

Took a wonderful overnight trip on the Allegheny Passage last weekend with Grampa. We rode the 20 mile section along the Yough River from Connellsville, PA to Cedar Creek Park.

Connellsville is a...
08-03-11, 11:01 AM
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Posted By GoGranny

You've got some nice country for hiking! Amazing...

You've got some nice country for hiking! Amazing you can stop and get on the bike.

In my opinion a better fit will make your ride A LOT better. When I first posted, I couldn't get comfortable on...
08-03-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By GoGranny

Just like I check the lower right corner of the...

Just like I check the lower right corner of the world when I want to see what time it is. Don't tell me I spend too much time on the computer.

Seems like choice of mirror is very much a personal...
07-29-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By GoGranny

Wogster, I really enjoyed this description of...

Wogster, I really enjoyed this description of your ride. I felt like I was bouncing along beside you on the gravel, watching for speeding farm trucks, admiring the lily pads and the vulture,...
07-28-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By GoGranny

I loved The Great Santini. Though it was more...

I loved The Great Santini. Though it was more about military family life, I enjoyed the local flavor. I haven't visited South Carolina, so I have no idea how true to life it was.

If you'll be...
07-28-11, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By GoGranny

Grampa bought a mirror that straps onto the...

Grampa bought a mirror that straps onto the handlebar with velcro. It works fine on smooth road, but bumps knock it out of alignment. I'll see if a little duct tape fixes that. Does the messenger...
07-27-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By GoGranny

Question Mirror

Now that I'm riding on the road, I'm wondering if I should use a mirror. I can hear cars coming up behind me, but a mirror might help me see how fast they're approaching. Have others found them...
07-27-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By GoGranny

Just the quick 6 mile round trip from my house to...

Just the quick 6 mile round trip from my house to the crossroads. Turns out lots of the locals use this narrow, hilly country road as a MUP. I've met other cyclists, joggers and walkers. I wouldn't...
Forum: Touring
07-27-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By GoGranny

Wherever they are now, I wish them well. Maybe...

Wherever they are now, I wish them well. Maybe another forum member will see them.
07-25-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24,671
Views: 2,332,979
Posted By GoGranny

Those 6 mile rides are the best! Just the thing...

Those 6 mile rides are the best! Just the thing to give you something good to think about as you go about the day. Though the fly bites are another story. Black flies?
Forum: Touring
07-23-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,389
Posted By GoGranny

What, camping without mosquitoes? How would you...

What, camping without mosquitoes? How would you know you're having fun in the great outdoors? ;)
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