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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By formicalinoleum

Adidas road shoes--foam thingy???

Any own a pair of Adidas road shoe, or any other shoe that provides a foam thingy that's supposed to be placed in the cleatplate area? I just can't see how that stupid thing is supposed to get in...
02-09-05, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By formicalinoleum

Weight loss and training

Hi all!

I am currently training for my very first race season (road cycling). I'm currently around 146lbs (I'm female and 5'5") and would like to lose about 10 lbs.

Currently I am losing about...
Forum: Foo
11-22-04, 01:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,054
Posted By formicalinoleum

That's a fruitarian diet you are thinking of.

That's a fruitarian diet you are thinking of.
Forum: Foo
11-22-04, 12:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,054
Posted By formicalinoleum

I see this article (the one I was originally...

I see this article (the one I was originally responding to) cited all the time as evidence that a vegan diet actually leads to more animal deaths than does an average omnivorous diet. First, the...
Forum: Foo
11-21-04, 09:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,054
Posted By formicalinoleum

Yes, it's true that small animals die in grain...

Yes, it's true that small animals die in grain harvest. It's also true that a vegan diet actually requires less grain than does a meat-inclusive diet. That's because the livestock that become meat...
10-13-04, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By formicalinoleum

Uh, but what if it's an all-way stop and there...

Uh, but what if it's an all-way stop and there are vehicles at each stop sign? Then everyone is to someone's right, and who goes first??? I still go by the order of arrival, then vehicle on the...
09-08-04, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,680
Posted By formicalinoleum

Around here, there's no such thing as off-road...

Around here, there's no such thing as off-road trails that are for bikes only, so if I want to mountain bike, I have to deal with walkers/hikers/jogger. However, I can say that the situation I...
09-07-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,680
Posted By formicalinoleum

I usually ride at a recreational area that is a...

I usually ride at a recreational area that is a loop around a small lake. On the interior is a pedestrian lane, then outside of that is a bike lane, and outside of that is a car lane (part is one...
08-20-04, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By formicalinoleum

Both (men's and women's) road races and time...

Both (men's and women's) road races and time trials have been shown already. I'm not sure about track--is that currently going on? The mountain bike races are gonna be shown overnight next weekend.
08-20-04, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By formicalinoleum

Yeah, I watched both TT, but as a woman am...

Yeah, I watched both TT, but as a woman am obviously more prone to compare myself to the women. An average of 28.6 mph is just amazing to me. Compared to the level I'm at (I've been road cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-04, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By formicalinoleum

Could be Restless Leg Syndrome, but if you've...

Could be Restless Leg Syndrome, but if you've never experienced it up until now, maybe it's not.

http://www.rls.org/what_is_rls/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-04, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,468
Posted By formicalinoleum

I too am a mountain biker who just started road...

I too am a mountain biker who just started road cycling. On my mtn bike I use a rather large Camelbak, which also contains a spare tube, multitool, gels, pump, and keys.

On my road bike I just...
07-12-04, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By formicalinoleum

I just placed an order with them and had the...

I just placed an order with them and had the exact same problem. No confirmation e-mail. I'm sloppy about printing confirmation pages, because I'm so used to getting the e-mails. I usually try to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-04, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,876
Posted By formicalinoleum

I'm digging up an older thread, but I am having...

I'm digging up an older thread, but I am having saddle issues as well. I see a lot of the discussion here is about MTB saddles. I don't have any real problem with soreness on my MTB, perhaps...
07-01-04, 07:02 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 110,916
Posted By formicalinoleum

I have an '01 Ranier and really like it. If they...

I have an '01 Ranier and really like it. If they are willing to sell you one for about $500, I think that's a really great deal.
06-28-04, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By formicalinoleum

Stinky shoes!

My mountain biking shoes (which I also now use for road cycling) have become an environmental hazard. They stink up any area they're in for more than about 10 seconds. I believe it's from the many...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-04, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By formicalinoleum

OT, but Middi-zon, I have the same 2 bikes as...

OT, but Middi-zon, I have the same 2 bikes as you--an '02 Ranier and an '04 OCR 3.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-04, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By formicalinoleum

I just started riding, but I haven't ridden in...

I just started riding, but I haven't ridden in the drops much yet. I tend to spend most of my time on the flats on top or on the corner (just before the brake hoods as redfooj described). I see...
06-21-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By formicalinoleum

Is there any point wearing one of these if you...

Is there any point wearing one of these if you have long hair (and lots of it) so the skullcap/rag would not come into contact with your scalp at any point? I imagine wicking properties would be...
06-18-04, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,847
Posted By formicalinoleum

It sounds like it's more of an issue of how the...

It sounds like it's more of an issue of how the scooters are used than the scooters themselves. The other day when I was riding on a MUP around a lake (it has pedestrian area on the inside, bike...
06-17-04, 01:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,320
Posted By formicalinoleum

I do always wear a helmet when I'm on a bike. ...

I do always wear a helmet when I'm on a bike. For me it's because in my estimation, my risk of falling over, period, increases once I leave my feet and get onto a bike (unfortunately). The speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-04, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By formicalinoleum

I'm also going to try to get out and mountain...

I'm also going to try to get out and mountain bike 2x per week, which means just one day of no biking. I hope that's not too much. (I'm not quite sure how I'm fitting this all in, either! I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-04, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By formicalinoleum

Hey everyone, My girlfriend and I are new to...

Hey everyone,

My girlfriend and I are new to road cycling. We don't have any plans to race, but we would like to eventually join up with a club and take some long rides. We need to increase our...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-04, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By formicalinoleum

It is body fat that your body uses, along with...

It is body fat that your body uses, along with glycogen, for energy. So non-low-carbers will indeed burn body fat during exercise.

One thing to remember, though, is that we're talking proportion...
06-15-04, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By formicalinoleum

I agree -- most people I observe don't seem to...

I agree -- most people I observe don't seem to enjoy driving. Of course, around here, driving almost inevitably means dealing with heavy traffic, and perhaps that what's most unpleasant. I think...
06-15-04, 06:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By formicalinoleum

Hmmm, I don't know... it doesn't seem to me that...

Hmmm, I don't know... it doesn't seem to me that in the case of driving it's enthusiasts who are concerned about bad/inconsiderate drivers. Personally, I drive because I have to, and I look forward...
06-14-04, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,985
Posted By formicalinoleum

I so strongly agree with you, and not from the...

I so strongly agree with you, and not from the point of view of a cyclist (I haven't braved riding in traffic yet), but from that of a motorist. I have a decent length commute and the amount of...
06-10-04, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By formicalinoleum

I do always use my LBS for bikes, service, and...

I do always use my LBS for bikes, service, and the majority of parts (anything I'd have them install, which is basically anything beyond a tube or tire). I am certainly there enough that they know...
06-10-04, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By formicalinoleum

Performance Bike -- driving me crazy!

Anyone else regular online Performance Bike customers? I have used them for bike gear (clothing, tools, etc) for a few years and have generally been happy, but my recent experiences have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-04, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By formicalinoleum

Thanks, that's good to know. I haven't used the...

Thanks, that's good to know. I haven't used the brakes much at all (been riding away from traffic/stop signs/lights) so I'll give them more break-in time before thinking there's a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-04, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By formicalinoleum

Brakes on road bikes

I just started riding a road bike, and I find the brakes quite unresponsive. Now, I am coming from riding a mtn bike with disk brakes, so perhaps I'm just too used to those. Do brakes on a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-04, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,562
Posted By formicalinoleum

Don't know if it matters to you, but the main...

Don't know if it matters to you, but the main reason I made sure to test ride the OCR3 is that it has a carbon fork, which was otherwise unheard of in my price range (like you I was looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-04, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By formicalinoleum

I am a woman, and I don't wear underwear under my...

I am a woman, and I don't wear underwear under my bike shorts. I do find it much more comfortable that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-04, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,562
Posted By formicalinoleum

I just bought an OCR3, but this is my first road...

I just bought an OCR3, but this is my first road bike and I've ridden it only once so far, so I guess I can't contribute too much at this point!
Forum: Introductions
06-05-04, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By formicalinoleum

Well, it used to be "The city that reads" but the...

Well, it used to be "The city that reads" but the benches now display "The Greatest City in America"! No, seriously.

And yeah, the roads in the city are absolutely terrible. They'll defintely be...
Forum: Introductions
06-04-04, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By formicalinoleum

It's actually Baltimorean, I think. But...

It's actually Baltimorean, I think. But Baltimoron is often used by residents of Charm City to poke fun at ourselves. I prefer it. :p
Forum: Introductions
06-04-04, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By formicalinoleum

Baltimoron's introduction

Greetings, everyone!

I'm Liz, a 31 year old woman living in Baltimore, MD, USA. I've been mountain biking (XC, recreationally) for a few years, and just bought my first road bike last night. ...
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