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10-15-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By rica rica

construction supply places would definitely have...

construction supply places would definitely have something that would work for you. Try searching 'ansi' vest, that's a construction specification. We get ones for guys where I work often. Some are...
06-26-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 38,096
Posted By rica rica

Penny4 I sympathize! I have the same issue with...

Penny4 I sympathize! I have the same issue with work. My two cents is that if I had to go to a gym I would never get there. I have a trainer (in the living room of my miniscule house, but hey, you...
06-26-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By rica rica

There are people much better with bike...

There are people much better with bike recommendations than I am, but I just wanted to say welcome! Glad you're looking at a bike. 5k seems to me like a great commuting distance, since its not so far...
06-26-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By rica rica

I don't have anything to recommend on the bike...

I don't have anything to recommend on the bike itself but WOW good job! my two cents is I think you will be successful, because you're looking at 'what can I do now, today' instead of 'when I lose...
06-26-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By rica rica

I think 55 miles for a first week is really...

I think 55 miles for a first week is really impressive! I personally like to have goals, for each ride and longer term. Its not like I sit down and overthink it, but for each ride I want to do x...
06-26-13, 05:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,129
Posted By rica rica

Do you often worry about things? I wonder from...

Do you often worry about things? I wonder from the way you say it if you have a lot of anxiety, and I completely understand that! You might find once you do more (and everyone here has had wonderful...
05-26-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By rica rica

Welcome! Have you had a bike shop look at it to...

Welcome! Have you had a bike shop look at it to determine what is the issue? It could be a simple fix. Either way i hope you enjoy whichever bike you choose
Forum: Introductions
05-26-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By rica rica

Nice! I hope you enjoy it. Are you considering...

Nice! I hope you enjoy it. Are you considering any particular bikes? What kind of biking would you like to try?
05-26-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By rica rica

I haven't used a bike shop in a long time, but i...

I haven't used a bike shop in a long time, but i like doing my own repairs. If you want them to do any repairs at some point you'll have to pick one, but the mechanics forums here and youtube videos...
05-26-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,043
Posted By rica rica

I feel bad that your family is giving you grief,...

I feel bad that your family is giving you grief, because mine is great, so i am lucky in that.

However, the random public cracks me up! I ride for groceries and have extremely overweight (hey,...
05-26-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,575
Posted By rica rica

I'm glad you're enjoying cycling so much. Having...

I'm glad you're enjoying cycling so much. Having done both distance running and cycling i will say that for most people i know cycling is MUCH more forgiving of mileage increases. As others have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By rica rica

The usual by me is women walking three abreast...

The usual by me is women walking three abreast pushing strollers. Motorists are less trouble.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,211
Posted By rica rica

If lightning seems likely i ride a route that...

If lightning seems likely i ride a route that would keep me fairly close to home.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
Posted By rica rica

Wow, i've never had that happen. Maybe because...

Wow, i've never had that happen. Maybe because i'm not a guy, who knows.
05-26-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By rica rica

The bean by me discontinued their bikes and...

The bean by me discontinued their bikes and maintenance recently. I don't know if they plan to do so at other stores, but i'd be concerned about that. In your case i'd probably go with a dedicated...
Forum: Introductions
05-24-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By rica rica

Great job! I hope you enjoy your bike! expensive...

Great job! I hope you enjoy your bike! expensive bikes are overrated, imo. of course i do it for enjoyment, not a paycheck. i'm sure the pros would disagree ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,113
Posted By rica rica

i had never heard of the paratrooper. i just...

i had never heard of the paratrooper. i just checked out their website and oh wow does it look neat! i'm kind of tempted..!
05-24-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By rica rica

i've scrolled up a lot too for the breadcrumb....

i've scrolled up a lot too for the breadcrumb. thats a good idea.
Forum: Touring
05-24-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,352
Posted By rica rica

um this almost just cost me a new work...

um this almost just cost me a new work keyboard... just about did spit my coffee out laughing! haha!
05-24-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,306
Posted By rica rica

a fresh meal does not have to take very much time...

a fresh meal does not have to take very much time at all, or cost very much. for that matter a meal doesn't have to do anythig but provide enough nutrition for a while. i'm not sure how a...
05-24-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,306
Posted By rica rica

oh good point! a break is sometimes a good thing...

oh good point! a break is sometimes a good thing for people.
05-24-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,306
Posted By rica rica

so true... i have seen a lot of people start with...

so true... i have seen a lot of people start with motivation, go gung ho for a couple weeks, then return to their previous habits. And thats not to say they will fail, because of course many people...
05-24-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,306
Posted By rica rica

i think fast or slow weight loss can be...

i think fast or slow weight loss can be successful, because i've seen people who used both maintain for years.

the key is to stop making excuses and take responsibility. That was the common...
05-24-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,737
Posted By rica rica

all completely awesome :) congratulations on all...

all completely awesome :) congratulations on all your hard work!
05-24-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By rica rica

Thats so sad. regardless of who was right or...

Thats so sad. regardless of who was right or wrong its a painful thing for the family i'm sure.
05-24-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By rica rica

for me a mtn bike is the best all around choice,...

for me a mtn bike is the best all around choice, although i end up hopping curbs more than logs lately ;) if you have the ability to upgrade in a year maybe consider eventually having both kinds. ...
05-24-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By rica rica

hey congratulations on quitting smoking too!...

hey congratulations on quitting smoking too! that's something few people accomplish.
05-24-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,306
Posted By rica rica

I had the same experience, at 1200 calories of...

I had the same experience, at 1200 calories of processed food a day i gain weight. at equal or even significantly more of fruits, vegetables, and beans or nuts, i do not. a calorie is not created...
05-24-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By rica rica

as others said above, my first step would be to...

as others said above, my first step would be to move the saddle back. that was my problem and solved it quickly.
05-23-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,395
Posted By rica rica

bikers get harassed here a lot like that too. And...

bikers get harassed here a lot like that too. And at least to my knowledge we aren't allowed to ride on the sidewalk anyway.

If this is a traffic ticket of some kind is there a court date? The...
05-23-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,739
Posted By rica rica

a guy i know was killed recently in a motorcycle...

a guy i know was killed recently in a motorcycle accident and he was wearing a helmet, which all the news stories pointed out. I'm not sure but maybe the reporter thinks everyone reading will ask...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By rica rica

i think a blinkie on a helmet in addition to the...

i think a blinkie on a helmet in addition to the bike would provide for greater visibility. Assuming the battery or light could be replaced i think it would be a great idea. even as a biker i find...
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By rica rica

i knew someone a foot taller than me who had the...

i knew someone a foot taller than me who had the same size torso, his height was all in his legs. So a frame may fit that height on average, but it might not work for you.
05-23-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,274
Posted By rica rica

haha! cow hit by a boat... thats awesome

haha! cow hit by a boat... thats awesome
05-23-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,306
Posted By rica rica

this is SO true. maybe very young people can to...

this is SO true. maybe very young people can to an extent, but as soon as i was an adult no amount of exercise made up for eating poorly. i was riding 30 (hard) mile days and still gaining weight...
Forum: Introductions
05-23-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By rica rica

hello! I hope your recovery from surgery is going...

hello! I hope your recovery from surgery is going well. That sort of thing is tiring for a long time, so i'm sure you will build up to the miles you want as you continue to recover. I like the 50+...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,413
Posted By rica rica

I shopped for years with a crate on the back and...

I shopped for years with a crate on the back and a backpack on myself. I'm sure that's a higher center of gravity than some people like, but it was comfortable for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,749
Posted By rica rica

exactly. if its a good enough sale i just buy a...

exactly. if its a good enough sale i just buy a few extra.
05-23-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,443
Posted By rica rica

i didn't either. I recently found out a coworker...

i didn't either. I recently found out a coworker whose kids bus stops in her apartment parking lot still drives the kid to school. With gas prices especially i can;t imagine making two extra trips a...
05-23-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By rica rica

wow, if i was your age and had your talent, YES!...

wow, if i was your age and had your talent, YES! absolutely. Sounds like you have decided to do it so have a great time!

ps my mom and dad still go to most of my running races and i am an AWFUL...
05-23-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By rica rica

i have an old gregory brand pack that i don't...

i have an old gregory brand pack that i don't think is for sale anymore, but i like having a place to slide my helmet in. mine has an expandable mesh outer pocket for that. mine also has small...
05-23-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By rica rica

I don't know but if you do that billet I'd love...

I don't know but if you do that billet I'd love to see it. That sounds really interesting.
05-23-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By rica rica

Marie I'm glad you have decided to take up...

Marie I'm glad you have decided to take up cycling! IF something does break, don't be disheartened. I have fixed plenty of broken things on skinny peoples bikes. Having been a larger woman myself I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,497
Posted By rica rica

i want the same color for my black mountain bike

i want the same color for my black mountain bike
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,472
Posted By rica rica

good question, i've wondered the same thing.

good question, i've wondered the same thing.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By rica rica

wow, very impressive. In general the buses near...

wow, very impressive. In general the buses near me are courteous and safe. I'm glad they reviewed the videotape, my initial assumption was that they would blow off any complaint from a cyclist. I'm...
Forum: Introductions
05-23-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By rica rica

hello! and if it makes you feel better when i...

hello! and if it makes you feel better when i started riding as an adult i fell off a trainer. a stationary one. ;) so a little balancing adjustment sounds like you're starting off pretty well.
Forum: Introductions
05-23-13, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By rica rica

Commuting sounds really nice and I hope not too...

Commuting sounds really nice and I hope not too hot in tx. Welcome and good luck on your bike projects
05-22-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,894
Posted By rica rica

for the record, i didn't say dump her because...

for the record, i didn't say dump her because she's scared in traffic, i say dump her because she was mad about a biker on the road. ;)
05-22-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By rica rica

wow nice job!

wow nice job!
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