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03-28-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By rhiannonstone

All the options presented sound pretty daunting!...

All the options presented sound pretty daunting! I was under the impression that it was fairly common to cycle from the Bay Area to HMB, but I've been hearing much more caution than encouragement,...
03-28-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By rhiannonstone

So are bikes allowed in the new bypass tunnels,...

So are bikes allowed in the new bypass tunnels, then? I keep seeing that the old highway stretch will eventually be open for bikes, but haven't seen anything about bikes in the tunnels.
03-22-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By rhiannonstone

Best Route from SF/Peninsula to Half-Moon Bay?

I'm planning an overnight trip to Half-Moon Bay. I usually prefer leaving directly from my doorstep, but since I can't really get there from Berkeley, I'll start from one of the BART stations south...
10-29-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rhiannonstone

Love it! As soon as it stops being 70 freaking...

Love it! As soon as it stops being 70 freaking degrees here I'll be getting one. :)
10-27-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rhiannonstone

Oh, and hey--I finally got a picture of me in my...

Oh, and hey--I finally got a picture of me in my Hilversum, at Levi's GranFondo last month: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/rhiannonstone/8126946374. Please ignore the derpface, I was quite tired. :)
Forum: Touring
10-08-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By rhiannonstone

I recently did my first mini-tour to SP Taylor as...

I recently did my first mini-tour to SP Taylor as well! It is lovely, isn't it? I'll definitely be doing more local overnight trips, and I'm definitely interested in meeting other women to ride with....
10-08-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rhiannonstone

That is awesome, thank you! I've been getting so...

That is awesome, thank you! I've been getting so many compliments on my Hilversum. And while I rarely wear long sleeved jerseys, this one is gorgeous, especially in black, so I'm tempted. And I'll...
Forum: Touring
07-24-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By rhiannonstone

I'd also love to know more about that knife! I...

I'd also love to know more about that knife! I like the shape and the cover.
Forum: Touring
07-24-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By rhiannonstone

Bike Security While Camping

I'll be doing my first S24O this coming weekend, riding up to Samuel P. Taylor State Park from SF, camping overnight, then riding back. I'm really excited, but I'm also a little worried about what do...
07-23-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rhiannonstone

So I got my Hilversum men's XXL (in orange!) from...

So I got my Hilversum men's XXL (in orange!) from Road Holland and wore it for the first time yesterday. It fits! I do wish it were more of a women's cut--since it just kind of hangs down from my...
07-09-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rhiannonstone

Hey RoadHolland, thanks for the reply! I've taken...

Hey RoadHolland, thanks for the reply! I've taken a look and your jerseys look great, I like the colors and simple, classic styling a lot.

From the sizing guide, your largest women's size (XL)...
Forum: Southeast
07-02-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By rhiannonstone

Rob_E, thanks! That's all great, helpful info....

Rob_E, thanks! That's all great, helpful info. Kitty Hawk Cycles has been recommended by someone else as well, so I'll definitely give them a call. Routewise I was already planning to take the beach...
07-01-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By rhiannonstone

Athena-Sized Wool Jerseys

I've been hearing a lot of great things about wool cycling clothes and I'd like to score some for myself, especially since I'm starting to plan overnight trips to places that get damp and chilly with...
07-01-12, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By rhiannonstone

That's really helpful, thanks. Of course, I...

That's really helpful, thanks.

Of course, I can always do both trips! Just have to figure out which to do first.
07-01-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By rhiannonstone

Thanks for the great responses so far! I've been...

Thanks for the great responses so far! I've been researching and plotting all night and had just about decided on HMB--mostly for the opportunity to ride the awesome-sounding Planet of the Apes route...
06-30-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By rhiannonstone

Overnight Trip from Berkeley: Half-Moon Bay or Samuel P. Taylor State Park?

I'm dipping my toes into touring and looking to start with a local overnight trip, likely the last weekend in July. The plan is to camp overnight and return the next day. Right now I'm looking at...
06-30-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By rhiannonstone

I don't know about prepping for the ride, but...

I don't know about prepping for the ride, but from my experience last year I can tell you that you will really want to get to the area a day in advance so you can pick up your registration packet...
Forum: Southeast
06-30-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By rhiannonstone

Outer Banks Bike Rental?

I'm going to be visiting family on the Outer Banks in mid-August, and am planning to take a few extra days to ride the length of the coast like I'd always dreamed of doing when I was a kid growing up...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,245
Posted By rhiannonstone

My blue Swift folder (which is covered in...

My blue Swift folder (which is covered in reflective star stickers) is named Sexy, after the TARDIS, on account of the blue and the relative dimensions in space. (If you don't know why Sexy = the...
11-27-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By rhiannonstone

Whoops, I meant B17. Silly fingers. This is...

Whoops, I meant B17. Silly fingers.

This is certainly a more appealing and practical option than removing the seatpost entirely and carrying it around with me. I'm still kinda curious about other...
11-26-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By rhiannonstone

Bay Area Bike Ride Route Descriptions

Where can I find good ride suggestions? I know about the Google Maps bike mapper and SFBikeMapper (http://www.sfbike.org/mapper/), which are great for figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B,...
11-26-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By rhiannonstone

Mithrandir, that's a valid question. But the...

Mithrandir, that's a valid question. But the Swift doesn't fold up as tiny and compact as a Bike Friday or a Dahon, so it's not quite as go-anywhere as they are. I'll fold it up and bring it into the...
11-26-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,829
Posted By rhiannonstone

Wanted to come back and update: after much...

Wanted to come back and update: after much research and test-riding, I finally settled on a Xootr Swift (http://www.xootr.com/folding-bicycle.html) and I've been riding it ~6 miles a day, 3 days a...
11-26-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By rhiannonstone

And what about for the women? I don't usually...

And what about for the women? I don't usually have a problem finding decent cycling gear in size 2X, but I've been really struggling to find a warmish jacket to wear on my morning commute and weekend...
11-26-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By rhiannonstone

Alternate Saddle for Brooks-Loving Athena?

As I've been riding it a bit more, I'm realizing that it's time to replace the saddle that came on my Swift folder, which is too narrow (doesn't support me well enough) and has a long, weirdly sharp...
07-24-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By rhiannonstone

Better grips for grip shifters?

I just started riding in February (my bike: a used late 80s/early 90s purple Biachi Strada with raised bars, seen in my avatar), and as I've been riding a lot more over the past couple months I've...
Forum: Introductions
06-28-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By rhiannonstone

Berkeley Bike Goddess

Hello! I'm a relatively new cyclist--I hadn't ridden a bike in 15 years until I got my beloved little purple road bike in February. I still don't know what the heck I'm doing, but I'm riding longer...
06-28-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,829
Posted By rhiannonstone

Folding Bike Weight Limits?

So just as I'm starting to get comfortable enough with my bike to start riding it on my commute, I find myself in need of a folding bike, because part of my commute involves a regional train (BART)...
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