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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,650
Posted By Pedal Wench

Boure makes nice long-sleeved SPF jerseys -...

Boure makes nice long-sleeved SPF jerseys - scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all the different styles: Sun Protection Cycling Clothing - Bouré Bicycle Clothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Pedal Wench

Speedplays: Ultra Light Cleats with Zero pedals?

I am heavily invested in Zero pedals - have about 5 pairs, and just rebuilt two titanium pairs. However, I am having difficulty clipping in - often. I weigh about 121-122 lbs. So, thinking about...
05-20-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By Pedal Wench

109 West - Colorado tour!!!

This looks like a fabulous ride - AMAZING route, that's for sure! Grand Junction, Cederedge, Ouray, Durango, Cortez, Telluride and finishing at Gateway Canyon. http://www.109west.com It sounds...
04-15-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By Pedal Wench

Nice sounding new Colorado tour!

http://www.109west.com/

Starts in Grand Junction and goes over Grand Mesa and down through Ouray to Durango, then up through Cortez and Telluride, ending in Gateway. Looks like a fabulous route. ...
Forum: Southeast
11-13-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,919
Posted By Pedal Wench

Once you get settled? Shoot - I'm still living...

Once you get settled? Shoot - I'm still living out of boxes. Too much time spent riding, I guess. :) Good luck with the rest of the move. You're gonna love it down south! If we head up your...
Forum: Southeast
11-12-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,919
Posted By Pedal Wench

Congrats, Ron!!! Moving to my new neck of the...

Congrats, Ron!!! Moving to my new neck of the woods, eh? Good luck with the move. We're doing the Bike Florida tour if you want a week of fun to see some of the riding - we did it last year up on...
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By Pedal Wench

I find it really, really nice to have a cycling...

I find it really, really nice to have a cycling cap with a brim under my helmet to keep the rain out of my eyes. The constant squinting as rain drips gets real old, real fast even with sunglasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,534
Posted By Pedal Wench

I hope they don't overlap next year - sounds like...

I hope they don't overlap next year - sounds like I need to do the HH too.

Ullrich did the 100 - here's his write-up - excuse the automatic translation:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,534
Posted By Pedal Wench

It looks like the end is just on the Jersey side...

It looks like the end is just on the Jersey side of the GW Bridge, less than a mile away from the start. Since the start is ON the bridge, it's kind of obvious that the finish has to be someplace...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,534
Posted By Pedal Wench

I have no affiliation with this ride, but I...

I have no affiliation with this ride, but I thought the ride was fabulous. The route had zero impact from the NASCAR race - I thought they did a fine job at creating a route that avoided that area. ...
Forum: Southeast
11-20-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,290
Posted By Pedal Wench

Hi Ron! Message sent! PW

Hi Ron! Message sent! PW
Forum: Southeast
03-09-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pedal Wench

Ron, there's a small division of the road team...

Ron, there's a small division of the road team that's the "endurance" team. We're the ones doing the brevets and 24-hour races. Crazy!
Forum: Southeast
03-08-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pedal Wench

Hi Ron! I lurk mostly in the Long Distance...

Hi Ron! I lurk mostly in the Long Distance forum, but check on things here too. Did I see you at REI a month or two ago? Thought I saw me some wolves...
Forum: Southeast
03-07-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pedal Wench

Donation sent! It's amazing how good the...

Donation sent!

It's amazing how good the trail is these days. The drainage in the tunnel is wonderful - even the day after a heavy rain, the tunnel is almost completely dry - just a bit at the...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By Pedal Wench

Gerry - if you were on that flat-bar road bike,...

Gerry - if you were on that flat-bar road bike, then I did spot ya! Looked great every time you passed us! I got sick later in the night so I had to stop - which sucked because I think I was well...
02-16-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Pedal Wench

Specialized Safire vs. Cannondale Lexi1

Trying to decide between two bikes, the Specialized Safire and the Cannondale Lexi 1 - I can get a comparable deal on both - great deals. I've had a Cannondale Jekyl that's a size too big, so finally...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By Pedal Wench

For me, I'm racing against myself, going for a...

For me, I'm racing against myself, going for a PB, so good weather helps me compete against, well, me!
02-05-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By Pedal Wench

Ride the Rockies 2011

Anyone have any hints of the route before the big announcement tonight?
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Pedal Wench

C.miller - you can park right on Midway Drive -...

C.miller - you can park right on Midway Drive - for the first 12-hours, you'll be going right by your trailer every 45 minutes or so. You can park the trailer right up along the road - but park it...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By Pedal Wench

Our (me and my boyfriend) goal pace is 16.5 - 17...

Our (me and my boyfriend) goal pace is 16.5 - 17 mph, so if we worked together, it could be easier for all of us. We're doing the 24-hour, non-RAAM qualifier.

In another thread, someone asked...
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Pedal Wench

All of the above, or none. You'll want a variety...

All of the above, or none. You'll want a variety of brands so that you're moving where the seams are each day. And, none if none of them fit YOU properly. Which tour are you doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Pedal Wench

Walter!!! It was the same ride! By the time I...

Walter!!! It was the same ride! By the time I caught up with you, I was down a few layers, but never really got so hot that I regretted the tights or shoe covers.

Here's hoping we'll have warmer...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Pedal Wench

What I wore... Thin liner socks chemical...

What I wore...

Thin liner socks
chemical toe warmers
mid-weight wool socks
shoes
shoe covers
padded tights
knee warmers
craft base layer
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Pedal Wench

I use the MB so I can run the backlight at the...

I use the MB so I can run the backlight at the lowest setting at night without worrying that it would run out.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Pedal Wench

That's the one! I've tried so many other devices...

That's the one! I've tried so many other devices - Duracell and Eveready products, but nothing's as foolproof and reliable as the MB. Plus, it doesn't cause my Garmin to reset when it's plugged in.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pedal Wench

Uh-oh. That's the fleche I'm doing. Was hoping...

Uh-oh. That's the fleche I'm doing. Was hoping for warm sunny weather - don't like hearing about SNOW!



Oh - and I know a few of those last folks. Hope to see them in Emerald Isle this year.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Pedal Wench

I've used mine quite successfully on a 24-hour...

I've used mine quite successfully on a 24-hour race and multiple brevets. I use a Minty Boost to keep it powered after 14 hours. I've had problems with other logging websites recognizing the ride...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pedal Wench

But can I have waflles? ...

But can I have waflles?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp9kNepzNu8
Replies: 82
Views: 4,473
Posted By Pedal Wench

I agree - Pringles seem to be the only solid food...

I agree - Pringles seem to be the only solid food I can stomach on long rides (24-hour or brevets) when I just need something in my stomach. Most of my nutrition comes from liquid (Infinit) but when...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pedal Wench

I'm doing my first fleche in a few weeks. Can I...

I'm doing my first fleche in a few weeks. Can I have waffles?
Forum: Southeast
03-04-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,290
Posted By Pedal Wench

The Comet is a great place to start getting used...

The Comet is a great place to start getting used to riding, but Brookhaven has some great riding. If you cross Peachtree at the Marta station, there's tons of great roads around the Capitol City...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Pedal Wench

Hey - how do you know that? Do I really sound...

Hey - how do you know that? Do I really sound that short? :) I actually have this one: http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMWEX and when I said wrapped around my seatpost, it's above...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Pedal Wench

30-degree shift during ride - what to wear?

I'm doing a ride on Saturday that's going to be 27 degrees when we start, up to 58-60 degrees during the day, and potentially back to the 30's/40's when I finish. It's a brevet, so no SAG or...
12-16-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Pedal Wench

Premixing Infinit?

Has anyone had any experience pre-mixing Infinit powder with water and letting it sit for a while - many hours?

I'm hoping I can premix enough for 24 hours without it getting skunky. Anyone who's...
Forum: Southeast
12-02-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Pedal Wench

Since we're sponsoring it... I'll be at the 12/6...

Since we're sponsoring it... I'll be at the 12/6 race! (Not racing, just volunteering)
11-16-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,410
Posted By Pedal Wench

that's the funniest thing I've read here in a...

that's the funniest thing I've read here in a long time.
11-16-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,996
Posted By Pedal Wench

I've tried. Had a hard time figuring out when I...

I've tried. Had a hard time figuring out when I could eat carbs before/during/after rides. I do long endurance riding, and it just is hard to fuel those.
11-10-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Pedal Wench

Plus, Scott's a great guy!

Plus, Scott's a great guy!
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By Pedal Wench

My "A" race is in February, so I train all winter...

My "A" race is in February, so I train all winter - over 40 degrees outside, under inside. :(
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Pedal Wench

Congrats!

Congrats!
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Pedal Wench

No, but it was the last time. :( They started...

No, but it was the last time. :( They started with something like 70 riders in 2005, and grew to over 350 this past year. Four checkpoints and the start/finish area with RFID card readers that...
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Pedal Wench

Good enough excuse. ;) I'm super-bummed it's no...

Good enough excuse. ;) I'm super-bummed it's no more. It was a blast, if not a bit insane, but a great mix of team insanity with the serious (well, slightly more serious) solo folks. Watching the...
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Pedal Wench

I just did the FM.24.09 - the Faster Mustache...

I just did the FM.24.09 - the Faster Mustache 24-hour Urban Rally http://24.fastermustache.org/

But alas, they're claiming this is the last year for the event. Long live the FM24.
09-23-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Pedal Wench

I've done a century the day before. It's not...

I've done a century the day before. It's not pleasant, but hydration is more of the problem, I think. So, get lots of protein and carbs and drink drink drink before sunset.
Forum: Southeast
09-23-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Pedal Wench

The I-85 option will be the easiest driving - the...

The I-85 option will be the easiest driving - the other roads are backroads until you get up to I-40 - but you'll get to relive the fun of going over Neel's Gap after you conquer it at 6-Gap.
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