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Forum: Foo
04-07-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 997
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Not quite 24 hours yet from my second shot of...

Not quite 24 hours yet from my second shot of Pfizer. As was the case with the first shot, I didn't notice any arm discomfort until later in the afternoon. This time I did feel a little queasy in the...
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Check out Brown County State Park if you like to...

Check out Brown County State Park if you like to do mountain biking: https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm
Forum: Foo
03-16-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,349
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Just got my first dose of Pfizer this morning....

Just got my first dose of Pfizer this morning. Super efficient setup at the fitness center associated with the hospital.
Forum: Foo
03-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,832
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Got my first dose of Pfizer this morning. Super...

Got my first dose of Pfizer this morning. Super efficient setup at the fitness center that is associated with the hospital system that my doctors are in. They took over the whole kids side.

But no...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,349
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Hondo Gravel I am always telling the student...

Hondo Gravel I am always telling the student athletes I teach that the BMI chart is probably okay for your typical couch potato, but for anyone who is regularly active, it falls short. But if it...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,349
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

FINALLY! I have an appointment for Tuesday...

FINALLY! I have an appointment for Tuesday morning through my healthcare system for the first dose. It will either be Pfizer or Moderna. It also looks likely that the university I work for will also...
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

It was in the 20s yesterday morning with light...

It was in the 20s yesterday morning with light winds in the Chicago suburbs. Great morning for a 20 mile bike ride around the subdivisions! My face was only cold for the first mile. I haven't been on...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,535
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Another vote for the Root River trail! It was...

Another vote for the Root River trail! It was part of a 300K brevet that I did 2 years ago. I hope to get back in that area to ride it again.
Forum: Foo
02-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,681
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I remember those years since I am a lifelong...

I remember those years since I am a lifelong native of Chicago suburbs. I learned to drive those years. Put my car into the ditch driving home from work one night. I think some Good Samaritans got me...
Forum: Foo
02-13-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,171
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

On behalf of the Chicago area (lifelong...

On behalf of the Chicago area (lifelong resident), I apologize for winter getting lost and heading so far south. It is so weird to see all of you posting weather forecasts that are pretty normal for...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Marathons (both running and walking) vs 200Ks -...

Marathons (both running and walking) vs 200Ks - cycling is much less harsh on my body and recovery is quicker. Cycling is much more fun! Except in headwinds. I can hike long distances in headwinds...
01-01-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I miss interacting with my students in person....

I miss interacting with my students in person. I'm so sick of Zoom. If I never had to use it again, that would be great. Unfortunately, I don't see much changing before the summer semester at the...
09-29-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Yep. All of the major universities here in...

Yep. All of the major universities here in Illinois that decided to do in person classes are finding the same thing. Their models all assumed that the students would follow the public health...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Took advantage of a 3 day weekend to get my 100...

Took advantage of a 3 day weekend to get my 100 mile ride in for September. It was a beautiful day to ride! I started out by riding my first 100K perm for 2020 (#3740) which starts at a gas station...
08-18-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,653
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Next state over from me, but a Catholic...

Next state over from me, but a Catholic institution, just much larger, than the one I work for:

University of Norte Dame
...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

It has been a hot summer here in the Chicago...

It has been a hot summer here in the Chicago area. We are well above average in the number of days with highs in the 90's. I failed to make the 100 mile mark in July with my longest ride being ~94...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

A few friends of mine invited me to join them on...

A few friends of mine invited me to join them on a 125 mile (200K) bike ride yesterday. I haven't seen any of them last year so I decided to go. Social distancing wasn't a problem since I'm slower...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

What email? I own 4 perms. No email as of this...

What email? I own 4 perms. No email as of this morning.

ETA: I found it on the Google Groups Perms List just now
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

My first attempt at a century for May came up...

My first attempt at a century for May came up short by 6 miles. I was about 15 miles from home and just ran out of steam. I had no desire to ride another couple of loops in the neighborhood to get to...
05-18-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,174
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I won't say never, but it is going to be a really...

I won't say never, but it is going to be a really long time before I feel comfortable flying. I've hated flying for a long time since I always feel so cramped (5'11") in the seats. I'd much rather...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K...

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K brevet in Tennessee last weekend (3/21). It was a brevet of one since everyone else backed out due to COVID-19 concerns. Honestly, I felt safer out in the...
03-21-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,097
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Since I originally posted, I've throw in the...

Since I originally posted, I've throw in the towel on any plans that I had after this week's spring break adventure. It seems like a new bombshell was dropped every single day I've been away on the...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,361
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I also enjoy listening to my surroundings....

I also enjoy listening to my surroundings. Perhaps wind noise isn't an issue for me since I'm a slow rider? I did notice a lot of wind noise a couple weekends ago when I had 6 miles straight into a...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Thanks to some record breaking temperatures...

Thanks to some record breaking temperatures yesterday, I was able to get February's century done. I rode from my house out past Hinckley, IL. The wind was from the west and kept getting stronger all...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

January's century was done down in Kentucky. I...

January's century was done down in Kentucky. I rode a shortened version of the 200K that I did last February that goes from Shelbyville to Georgetown. I turned around in Midway.

I had not ridden...
12-31-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

When you come to Illinois, consider the Z-Tour...

When you come to Illinois, consider the Z-Tour century in Princeton, IL (https://ztour.org/). It is in mid-July. I've done this ride 5 years in a row. Quiet roads through farm country and some...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,796
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Depends on the temperature. I like Clif bars but...

Depends on the temperature. I like Clif bars but they get too hard to chew below 50 degrees. The Clif blocks have a bit more temperature range but can be very chewy below freezing. I also like to...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Ortlieb Bike Bags & Panniers on sale

For those of you wanting some Ortlieb gear, REI has all their Ortlieb bike bags and panniers on sale for 25% off. You don't need to be a member. Sale runs from 11/15-11/25.

As for me, I just...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,474
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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These were my choices for activity level on a medical questionnaire that I had...
10-30-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,138
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

+1 on the silk liners! Just ordered another...

+1 on the silk liners!

Just ordered another pair as I've worn a hole through several of the fingertips on the pair I used all of last winter. I get a bit more use out of them by darning the holes...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 2,276,348
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

First overnight credit card tour

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've...

Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've got two pairs and love them. In addition to the drop seat feature, they come in three pad widths. The wide pad works great for me.
...
Replies: 259
Views: 49,812
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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The water was over my bottom bracket and hubs....
Replies: 91
Views: 14,321
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Smoking fast!

And we have a Charly Miller finishing time! His riding partner's results haven't posted yet....
Replies: 259
Views: 49,812
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

The pictures that were posted this morning appear...

The pictures that were posted this morning appear to show that the power did come back on before the last of the 600K riders finished. 83cannondale needed this 600K to be able to ride PBP. I was...
06-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,045
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced...

6 exclusive night and day modes provide enhanced safety : Steady, Zoom, Steady Pulse, Daylighting, Triple Flash, Random Flash

The only mode that lasts me longer than a 100K is the Triple Flash. I...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,550
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

@83cannodale - Todd!!! Good to see you posting...

@83cannodale - Todd!!! Good to see you posting here! See you out in Oregon on Saturday. Regina
12-24-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,598
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

57 here and, yes, I really don't give a damn...

57 here and, yes, I really don't give a damn about what other people think anymore. I march to the beat of a different drummer. Wish I could have realized earlier on that it is okay to be different...
01-11-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 681,499
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Here's my preferred ride for winter. Thanks to...

Here's my preferred ride for winter. Thanks to the upgrade to studded snow tires, I've gotten in 40 miles so far this month which is a lifetime winter riding achievement for me. Normally when the...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,781
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I use the eTrek 20. I bought mine refurbished....

I use the eTrek 20. I bought mine refurbished. Uses 2 AA batteries. I load routes from RideWithGPS and just follow the line. If I somehow miss a turn, then I will zoom out a bit on my map and retrace...
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