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Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,210
Posted By missjean

What a wonderful trip! I love the foggy street...

What a wonderful trip! I love the foggy street photo.
06-21-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24,616
Views: 2,318,747
Posted By missjean

sure! My husband & I did a nice after dinner...

sure!

My husband & I did a nice after dinner ride. There was lots of animal action - we saw a number of deer & turkeys hanging out in the fields; a big turkey vulture flew back and forth in front...
06-15-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24,616
Views: 2,318,747
Posted By missjean

I met a friend at 8 this morning and we had a...

I met a friend at 8 this morning and we had a wonderful ride, just 19 miles, but the weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. We pedaled down into Dunstable MA, up some small hills, where...
05-31-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,509
Posted By missjean

Shoot. I won't be able to make it. :-( Despite...

Shoot. I won't be able to make it. :-( Despite the gridlocked traffic that made me 3 hours late and the rain, I really enjoyed the ride last year and was looking forward to this year's ride! I will...
05-23-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,453
Posted By missjean

Another vote here for the Honda Element. ...

Another vote here for the Honda Element.
There's tons of room, the gas milage is ok, they handle well (except when it's really windy), they look big, but they fit into small spaces.
On short...
05-21-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,793
Posted By missjean

Tuesday night women's ride. 381959

Tuesday night women's ride.
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05-17-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By missjean

Happy Birthday! I hope it is a good one! :-)

Happy Birthday! I hope it is a good one! :-)
03-05-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By missjean

I did the 30 Days of Biking last year and it was...

I did the 30 Days of Biking last year and it was fun. Some days my ride was just a couple of turns around the yard, or a test ride of a newly built bike in the back parking lot of the bike shop. I...
02-24-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By missjean

Criminy! I can't get away from "duckgate" even on...

Criminy! I can't get away from "duckgate" even on Bike Forums! It's been on the front page of the local paper for months now - not a lot happens here - so the poor ducks have not been forgotten. ...
01-23-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By missjean

I forgot to add - one of the couples in our group...

I forgot to add - one of the couples in our group had done the ride the year before and had a great idea, don't start at the official starting area. Instead, we found a bagel shop about 4 blocks up,...
01-21-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By missjean

Keep at it, and get some dirt on the bike! - a...

Keep at it, and get some dirt on the bike! - a proper mtb bike should have some dirt on it.
01-21-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By missjean

My husband & I and three other couples did the...

My husband & I and three other couples did the Tour 5 years ago, and even though it was overcast when we started and a steady rain by the time we finished, I loved it. There were a couple of...
01-17-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,793
Posted By missjean

Amazing photo!

Amazing photo!
01-17-14, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By missjean

Agreed! I've been very happy with my...

Agreed!

I've been very happy with my Nokians. This past weekend though, I did try to ride on a pond that had glass like ice that was so hard & slick after all that arctic cold that at the...
01-17-14, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By missjean

Now that's some great balance! Happy B-day.

Now that's some great balance! Happy B-day.
01-11-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,793
Posted By missjean

Enough with the sun, warmth and greenery, more...

Enough with the sun, warmth and greenery, more ice and freezing temps!
Having some fun on the ice with my friend's son up in Maine.

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01-11-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,075
Posted By missjean

Touring can be intimidating, so going with a tour...

Touring can be intimidating, so going with a tour is a good way to get started. Going on a short 1 or 2 night local tour is another good way. Once you get the tour bug though, watch out! :-)
01-05-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,793
Posted By missjean

Riding in a 4x4 tire rut on New Year's Day. ...

Riding in a 4x4 tire rut on New Year's Day.
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12-24-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By missjean

Oy, this is all depressing to read. The last...

Oy, this is all depressing to read. The last time I was on a bike was a Turkey Burner mtb ride the day after Thanksgiving - only 12 miles, at a slow pace, crawling up hills, because the last ride...
12-04-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By missjean

I didn't know Maine was called the Pine Tree...

I didn't know Maine was called the Pine Tree State. :o

Howdy neighbor.
12-04-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,078
Posted By missjean

If the conditions are right - frozen ground, ice,...

If the conditions are right - frozen ground, ice, or packed snow - I'll put the studded tires on and mountain bike. I don't road ride if it's too cold (wind chill & ice on the roads) or if there is...
11-29-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 419,793
Posted By missjean

Lovely photos - the Fort Worth Christmas Tree &...

Lovely photos - the Fort Worth Christmas Tree & Santa Monica Bay get extra credit.
11-29-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24,616
Views: 2,318,747
Posted By missjean

Turkey Burner mountain bike ride. 12 miles, 24...

Turkey Burner mountain bike ride. 12 miles, 24 degrees, 4 layers of clothes.
Last time I rode my bike? 5 weeks ago.
Condition of legs right now? Tired, very tired.
11-26-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,672
Posted By missjean

Sleep. For the first time, we had a sag wagon...

Sleep. For the first time, we had a sag wagon this year when we did a tour of Niagara Falls & Canada. We did a combo of B&B's and camping, and because we had the sag, I could bring a nice thick...
11-17-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,394
Posted By missjean

Happens to me too. It's not a ride if I'm not...

Happens to me too. It's not a ride if I'm not watering a bush this time of year. I pretty much only do mountain biking when it gets cold, so finding a private place in the woods is not hard. The...
11-07-13, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By missjean

No. Too many odd looks when I let my facial hair...

No. Too many odd looks when I let my facial hair grow.
11-07-13, 05:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,324
Posted By missjean

Lobster claw gloves. See avatar. ...

Lobster claw gloves. See avatar.



Mine do! I usually buy Toasty Toes at Home Depot and wear them whenever it gets below 40*. I have leather winter shoes one size too big. I put on Smart...
10-09-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,493
Posted By missjean

Unless, of course, they take up riding bikes at...

Unless, of course, they take up riding bikes at some point (perhaps at age 38) and then they too will have oak-tree thighs.

There are a few over 50 things that I could do without, wearing glasses...
10-01-13, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By missjean

For the most part, my tires don't leave the...

For the most part, my tires don't leave the ground, so I've only been on the blue trails at Burke Mt & Killington Downhill parks but, boy, were they fun! I would love to be able to ride the black...
09-17-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,886
Posted By missjean

Well, you can't see it from that angle,but that...

Well, you can't see it from that angle,but that piece of pie is only about an inch high and it had kind of a pastey texture.
Compare it to this piece of pie:341252
Now, that's a piece of pie! ...
09-17-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,886
Posted By missjean

I got in some training last Saturday! Blueberry...

I got in some training last Saturday! Blueberry from the diner next door. It was just ok pie, so I might have to go back to plan A and make my own.

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09-09-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By missjean

That chill has been in the air the last couple of...

That chill has been in the air the last couple of mornings, hasn't it, but I like that chill! I know many don't like the cold, but to me, it is invigorating. The heat & humidity of summer take a...
Forum: Touring
09-01-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,214
Posted By missjean

I really like the trailer kickstand. The couple...

I really like the trailer kickstand. The couple of times I've used a Bob trailer, it was a bit of a production to position the bike & trailer just right so nothing tipped over.
08-29-13, 04:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,982
Posted By missjean

Listen to your friends! Stop watching tv news,...

Listen to your friends! Stop watching tv news, especially local tv news. According to local tv news *everything* is out to kill you.

+1 to what Jon C. said.


c&p from...
08-28-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By missjean

Last night's women's mtb ride ended in the dark -...

Last night's women's mtb ride ended in the dark - and I didn't have lights! I didn't think the ride would be as long as it was, so when it got too dark, I put my little emergency flash light on the...
08-24-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24,616
Views: 2,318,747
Posted By missjean

15 miles in, 15 miles back commute.

15 miles in, 15 miles back commute.
Forum: Touring
08-24-13, 04:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,610
Posted By missjean

I was never one for drinking in the outdoors...

I was never one for drinking in the outdoors while camping and such. But, when I rode part of the Great Divide, we would meet up every couple of days with some friends who were shadowing us in their...
08-24-13, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,886
Posted By missjean

If the weather is good, I usually ride my bike to...

If the weather is good, I usually ride my bike to work on Saturdays. Conveniently, for Pie Ride purposes, it is 15 miles one way, so the mileage requirement is taken care of. But, there is no...
08-22-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,518
Posted By missjean

Such a horrible crash! It made me cringe reading...

Such a horrible crash! It made me cringe reading about it. I am so glad to see that your injuries are not permanent and you are getting better.


I can sympathize with your gf. When my husband...
08-22-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24,616
Views: 2,318,747
Posted By missjean

Today's ride was to a farm stand in the next town...

Today's ride was to a farm stand in the next town over for tomatoes and corn, maybe 12 miles round trip, then a dip in my husband's big kiddie pool to cool off, bike clothes and all. A good way to...
07-30-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,098
Posted By missjean

Oh yeah, but thankfully more good than bad. ...

Oh yeah, but thankfully more good than bad.
Today was in between - I had to talk myself into going and only had time for an hour ride. I grumbled for the first 20 minutes, but was having a good...
07-28-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

(Ok, I'm doing this on my phone so I hope they...

(Ok, I'm doing this on my phone so I hope they are in the right order!)

1. Jim
2. The Kenton's
3. Me & John Harvard
4. A damp Boston
5. A beautiful rainbow a the end of the ride.
...
07-28-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

It was so nice to meet Jim, Diane and her...

It was so nice to meet Jim, Diane and her husband! A big thank you to you Jim for organizing, being tour guide and your generous hospitality.
The traffic getting into Boston Friday afternoon was...
Forum: Touring
07-25-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,895
Posted By missjean

Wanna hear something funny Burton? I work in a...

Wanna hear something funny Burton? I work in a bike shop and Friday morning I tell your story about the guy riding on flat tires, we all get a chuckle. Friday afternoon a lady comes in pushing her...
07-25-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

Traffic into Boston can be iffy (to say the...

Traffic into Boston can be iffy (to say the least) on a Friday, so rather than wait in NH, I think will drive down to Boston for 3 and keep myself entertained and then you can call to let me know...
07-25-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

All my ducks in a row and I will definitely be...

All my ducks in a row and I will definitely be there for the Friday ride. :-)
So, we'll meet in Kenmore Square - had a firm time been decided upon? If not, I'll keep checking back.
07-22-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

I'm just over the border in Nashua. A ride...

I'm just over the border in Nashua.
A ride along the Charles would be quite nice on Friday afternoon or Sunday. I also have to work on Friday, but can get out early.
07-20-13, 04:41 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

The idea of a ride along the Charles River sounds...

The idea of a ride along the Charles River sounds nice, but I'll defer on the what-to-do to the folks coming in from out of town. If you have never been to Boston before and want to see the sights,...
07-17-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,145
Posted By missjean

Still want to, so I'll keep checking in to see if...

Still want to, so I'll keep checking in to see if there are plans.
07-17-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,798
Posted By missjean

52, 5'8" and even my husband doesn't know my...

52, 5'8" and even my husband doesn't know my weight :-)
average speed? Road - Well, I accidentally reset the computer to a different wheel size and never bothered to figure out how to reset it, so...
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