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06-11-03, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By lin_kieu

300 mile Charity ride

I need help getting a training program together for a 300 mile charity ride to take place over 3 days. Also right now, all I have is a hardtail Trek 4500 with slicks and clips to do it on. Has anyone...
03-12-03, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By lin_kieu

First charity ride

I'm going to be doing my first charity ride in July - a 3 day, 300 mile tour. I have a 2 year old Trek 4500 that I've used to tool around some local paths and commuting over Michigan streets (some of...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-02, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By lin_kieu

Have either of you or anyone else reading this...

Have either of you or anyone else reading this post used the "lobster" styled 3 finger gloves? I'm assuming they're warm, but I'm wondering if they're too warm. When I bike in, it's about 45 degrees...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-02, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By lin_kieu

I need a shopping list!

Well after a long hiatus due to a bronchial infection, I'm ready to get back on 2 wheels to get to work. My problem is this - the last time I commuted it was still 70+ degrees out, a far cry from the...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-02, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By lin_kieu

Got a cold

I came down with the flu a week ago and lost almost the whole week riding! It's been downgraded to a remenant head cold, now but I still feel worn out and drained. :sleep:
So what's your advice on...
09-08-02, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By lin_kieu

Cigarrettes

The Cell Phone thread got me thinking about something I see all too often around here. People either riding with a cigarette hanging from their lips, or with one hand holding the *** (brit slang) ...
09-08-02, 11:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,180
Posted By lin_kieu

I almost always take my CP with me when I ride....

I almost always take my CP with me when I ride. Especially on my commute. If I get a flat, I need to call work and let them know I'll be late.
Other than that, if I get a call while riding, I always...
09-06-02, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,085
Posted By lin_kieu

My wife is the only person I've ridden with,...

My wife is the only person I've ridden with, though to stay with her, I have to slow down to what feels like a crawl for me. So most of the time I ride by myself.
Having said that, there is a...
09-06-02, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By lin_kieu

I had to wear Px eyeglasses for 2 months because...

I had to wear Px eyeglasses for 2 months because of corneal ulcers. I don't like wearing them when I ride because unless I got those huge bug-eyed lenses, I didn't have the periferal vision I had...
08-23-02, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By lin_kieu

Bjess, as a former personal trainer, I can tell...

Bjess, as a former personal trainer, I can tell you that more than likely, you will not reach your personal goals through a book. The advice given here so far is sound advice. The problem with books...
08-23-02, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By lin_kieu

SingleSpeeds?

With the cold weather coming soon (you know it'll be here before we know it;) ), and after watching the Sundance film "Pedal", I've been thinking about getting a singlespeed to start commuting on....
08-23-02, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By lin_kieu

Hey guys, I live in Royal Oak. Do you know of any...

Hey guys, I live in Royal Oak. Do you know of any shops in A2 that sell cyclocross bikes?
Forum: Commuting
08-21-02, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By lin_kieu

Sorry. I know in the cold weather that in order...

Sorry. I know in the cold weather that in order to keep your legs from crampping up, you have to keep them warm. What I want to know is if spinning at a high cadence or mashing the big gears will...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-02, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By lin_kieu

Brrrrrr!!

Rode home at 11 PM tonight and it was cold enough for me to see my breath! Luckily I checked the weather before I left, so I had a wind vest and arm warmers with me. :thumbup:
I do have a question...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-02, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By lin_kieu

Leave my bike in the rain?

I want to know how bad it is for my bike if I leave it parked outside in the rain. Should I cover it with something or will it be ok on its own? Also, what if any maintenence should I be doing when I...
08-07-02, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By lin_kieu

Vetta V100HR

Well after some looking around and pricing, I think this combo unit would be exactly what I'm looking for. I looked at some of Polars combo units, but I figured that the cyclocomputer functions would...
08-06-02, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By lin_kieu

Nike Heart Rate Monitors

Does anyone use a Nike heart rate monitor? How do they perform? How are they compared to Polar? I was looking to buy a HRM this weekend, and was about to settle on a Polar, and then saw the Nike ones...
08-01-02, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,784
Posted By lin_kieu

I have a hard Selle Italia Flite saddle, so...

I have a hard Selle Italia Flite saddle, so cycling shorts are a must on all but the shortest rides. Padded saddles, like the one that came with my bike, were uncomfortable to me. Then again, I have...
08-01-02, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By lin_kieu

Very true. It is a popular myth that abs can be...

Very true. It is a popular myth that abs can be worked every day. I generally allow 2 days in between my ab workouts for a complete recovery. When I work out on my abs, I go all out and do my abs...
07-30-02, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By lin_kieu

I haven't used them, but I've actually been...

I haven't used them, but I've actually been looking for them. I'd like to give them a go. Where did you find them?
07-30-02, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By lin_kieu

Do you workout off your bike?

I used to go to the gym for about 3 years, before taking up cycling. In those 3 years I became a certified personal trainer, though I wasn't very successful at it. I was a skinny 5'9 trainer in a gym...
07-30-02, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,784
Posted By lin_kieu

Yeah, I have to agree that a woman in armour, a...

Yeah, I have to agree that a woman in armour, a few scrapes and maybe a tear in her shorts - WOW. Haven't seen one yet, but I can dream!
:p
07-29-02, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,784
Posted By lin_kieu

Cycling outfits sexy?

Who else out there thinks that the opposite ( or same ;) ) sex looks great in cycling gear? I for one think that toned women spinning down the road in lycra couldn't look better.
I only wish I...
07-29-02, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,843
Posted By lin_kieu

Thanks for the advice guys.

Thanks for the advice guys.
07-28-02, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By lin_kieu

HRM or Computer?

I'm getting most of my miles nowadays by commuting to work. I'd like to start getting a little more structre in my training, though, instead of just pumping along. Cash is a little tight right now,...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-02, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,909
Posted By lin_kieu

Auto's you drive

What kind of cars do you have /drive when you can't use your bike?

When I go somewwhere with my wife and /or kids I drive a '95 Neon and a '95 Saturn coupe.
07-25-02, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,579
Posted By lin_kieu

ikareru - I live in Royal Oak, about 20 miles...

ikareru - I live in Royal Oak, about 20 miles north of Detroit, and I know what you mean. I've been to a lot of places, and Detroit has the [B]worst[B] public transportation system. I think it's a...
07-24-02, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,843
Posted By lin_kieu

Suicide levers

I finally found a used bike shop by my home. :D I've been looking a good used bike to use on my commutes to work. However, the majority of what I see have the old school "suicide levers" on them....
07-22-02, 06:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

The cop who pulled me over was an overweight one...

The cop who pulled me over was an overweight one too. He looked as though he was in shape at some point in his life ( probably an ex-marine, musclehead ). I've always thought that cops should be in...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-02, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By lin_kieu

Cologne / Perfume

How many of you wear a cologne or perfume when you get to your destination, and what kind do you use? If you don't, what do you use as an alternative?

Right now I use baby wipes and baby powder...
07-17-02, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By lin_kieu

My aunt's boyfriend and I got into a heated...

My aunt's boyfriend and I got into a heated debate about cyclists right to the road, a few months ago. Of course he thought that we should all be using the sidewalk. I told him about the new bike...
07-17-02, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By lin_kieu

I didn't watch the show, just the clip Joe...

I didn't watch the show, just the clip Joe Gardner posted. Did anyone see if his legs were shaved? I've always been curious as to whether or not he does.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-02, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By lin_kieu

Yeah, I'm sure my commute will grow with time. I...

Yeah, I'm sure my commute will grow with time. I was talking to my mom on the phone the other night and told her about commuting. She asked how long it was. It's about 5 mi. Nothing really. She...
07-15-02, 03:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

I admit that 95% of my experience with cops have...

I admit that 95% of my experience with cops have been, if not nice, at least polite and courteous. However that other 5% is what can marr the image of police in many people's mind, including mine. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-02, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By lin_kieu

I wasn't to bothered by the hecklers. It was...

I wasn't to bothered by the hecklers. It was Saturday night, so I passed it off to weekend courage i.e. alcohol. I'm sure it won't be that way every night. My goal right now is to make it to work in...
07-15-02, 12:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

I was watching an interview with Jude Law...

I was watching an interview with Jude Law recently, and he was talking about those in England. I guess if you look hard enough there's a license plate cover that you can buy that will fuzz out the...
07-15-02, 12:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

I'm not/wasn't pissed. Annoyed yeah. Like I said,...

I'm not/wasn't pissed. Annoyed yeah. Like I said, had he been good natured about it I probably wouldn't have given it a second thought. The weighing factor was the fact that he tried to tell me that...
07-14-02, 11:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

Scary, but they already are doing that in...

Scary, but they already are doing that in England. I lived there for 3 years with my fiance. There are cameras everywhere at intersections, stop/yield signs, and pedestrian xings. If you commit an...
07-14-02, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

I agree that he was doing his job. But, common...

I agree that he was doing his job. But, common sense, which is sometimes lacking in the law, should have told him that I am/was hardly what could be described as a threat to public safety. If he...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-02, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By lin_kieu

First Time!!

Well, I finally took the plunge and did my first ride in to work yesterday. I took a zig-zaggy way because the most direct route is along a main road, on which 4 cyclist have been hit this summer...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-02, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By lin_kieu

Functional messenger bags always have a lateral...

Functional messenger bags always have a lateral strap to anchor it to your body so it won't swing around. The ones without them are made with the aesthetic quality put first and are intended for...
07-14-02, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

Believe me, if I was on a regular road I would...

Believe me, if I was on a regular road I would have. However, I was on a country lane, completely devoid, except for the hidden state trooper, of traffic, which makes the fact I got stopped even more...
07-13-02, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By lin_kieu

Police

I asked this question on another thread but decided to start a new one. How many of you have had a run in with the law while on your bike. My only one (so far;) ) was getting pulled over on a lonely...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-02, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By lin_kieu

Really? A rack trunk? I've looked at those too...

Really? A rack trunk? I've looked at those too but they seem too small. I've gotta cart in a shirt, pants, an apron, and NiteLight system (helmet mounted) for the ride home at midnight. What did you...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-02, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By lin_kieu

I heard a tip from someone that makes sense to...

I heard a tip from someone that makes sense to me. I just photocopied my Drivers License, insurance card, and social security card folded it up and stuck it in a ziplock baggie, along with a few...
07-10-02, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By lin_kieu

I have a hard tail MTB, love it and ride it...

I have a hard tail MTB, love it and ride it everywhere. That's my problem though, I have to ride it everywhere. I love riding on the road, and even though I've fitted my bike with semi-slick tires,...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-02, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By lin_kieu

It's always the little stuff that bites you in...

It's always the little stuff that bites you in the end doesn't it?
06-29-02, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By lin_kieu

Is anyone here from the southeast Michigan area?...

Is anyone here from the southeast Michigan area? I'd love to get in touch with you.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-02, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By lin_kieu

Thanks guys. Where would I find the Carradice...

Thanks guys. Where would I find the Carradice saddlebags at?
06-27-02, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By lin_kieu

Eyeglasses

Recently I was diagnosed with eye ulcers, (sounds worse than it is) and have been forbidden by my optometrist from wearing my contacts for a month. So I'm riding with eyeglasses now and find them...
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