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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Not sure what size short or pad you need but...

Not sure what size short or pad you need but Amazon has 1 pair left:

https://www.amazon.com/Endura-Womens-Short-medium-pad-Small/dp/B072TR8F7P/

I'd also email Endura to see when they plan to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
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.
...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Upgrading my cassette also necessitated a long...

Upgrading my cassette also necessitated a long cage RD. Might be the same one you have. I know it is SRAM.
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

what is your gearing? I canít tell from your...

what is your gearing? I canít tell from your picture. I just upgraded to a 11-40 rear cassette. I have a 34/50 in the front.
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Pre-flight test a success!

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Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

So the barometer is the original weather app? ...

So the barometer is the original weather app?

This is a great list! I'm trying to imagine the size bags needed to stash all of this stuff.
10-08-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

JerrySTL - thank you so much for this...

JerrySTL - thank you so much for this information. It is very helpful! The Madison County Trails (asphalt ones) are our Plan B if it ended up being rainy as neither of us wants to deal with the mess...
10-04-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Greetings Missouri folks! Do any of you have...

Greetings Missouri folks!

Do any of you have firsthand knowledge of the Katy Trail conditions, specifically the section between St. Charles to Portland? A dear friend is celebrating his 79th...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

abshipp - those photos are Frank’s! I never took...

abshipp - those photos are Frank’s! I never took any either due to the wet conditions.
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

These are the shells that I use over my gloves: ...

These are the shells that I use over my gloves:

https://www.aerostich.com/clothing/gloves/rain-glove-covers/aerostich-triple-digit-covers.html

Very compact, keeps my hands dry in the rain...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Glad to hear you achieved another milestone! You...

Glad to hear you achieved another milestone! You have had a great year. One of the other riders was asking if I knew who was on the fixed-gear but I was all focused on checking out front bags and...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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The water was over my bottom bracket and hubs....
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

The bike I will be using for my touring is my...

The bike I will be using for my touring is my All-City Mr. Pink with SRAM brifters so there aren't any cables to get in the way of the bag. I would have this issue with my other bike Litespeed...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Those Arkel bags are intriguing! I like their...

Those Arkel bags are intriguing! I like their quick release mounting system.

I do think that my first step is to work with what I have (and am still awaiting - Dill Pickle handlebar bag) and...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Tourist in MSN has seen what I carry for just...

Tourist in MSN has seen what I carry for just 200K/300K brevets! I really only need to add a few more things over and above what I've carried for rides that have spanned wide temperature ranges,...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I took a look at your bag. I've been using a...

I took a look at your bag. I've been using a Timbuk2 Sonoma bag which is rated at 11-25 liters. It has worked out really well for me especially on spring rides where it starts off really cold and...
Forum: Touring
09-15-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Well, even though the OP hasn't come back, I...

Well, even though the OP hasn't come back, I found this discussion very helpful as I'm plotting out doing some credit card touring with my road bike in 2020 and 2021. It was good to get some feedback...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

kingston - glad you finished in time in spite of...

kingston - glad you finished in time in spite of all the bonus miles. I made that mistake when the RBA and I pre-DROVE the Oregon-Monroe Lollipop and I use my eTrek to navigate. I couldn't figure out...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Psychedelic Eagle 200K

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An Emu in the Wisconsin countryside. Apparently it is a thing up in this area...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

^^^This! My friends would be horrified to...

^^^This!

My friends would be horrified to see what I eat on 200K bike rides. They all have this impression of someone who eats healthy because I take the time to cook in bulk on weekends to have...
Replies: 36
Views: 5,737
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

A friend of mine who completed PBP in just over...

A friend of mine who completed PBP in just over 89 hours slept less than 1 hour. She burned all her matches and the boxes they came in. I still don't know how she managed not to fall asleep on the...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

And best of all, look how happy and relaxed she...

And best of all, look how happy and relaxed she is! She is just out for a pleasant jaunt through the countryside. She is my hero!
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I don't consider you an average century rider...

I don't consider you an average century rider either. But what I'm not seeing from your training plan is doing back-to-back long rides. 3 days, 375 miles means 125 miles per day. No big deal to knock...
Replies: 56
Views: 6,204
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

unterhausen - so sorry to read about your dnf due...

unterhausen - so sorry to read about your dnf due to your knees. Hope that you heal up quickly. Had you been having issues with them on longer riders before PBP?
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I third the Root River trail! It was the middle...

I third the Root River trail! It was the middle 50+ miles of a 300K that I did back in May. Such a beautiful area! Trail was in great condition.
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

atwl77 - thanks for sharing that video! You did a...

atwl77 - thanks for sharing that video! You did a really nice job on it and nice choice of background music. So sorry you weren't able to complete the whole ride. Wishing you all the best for PBP...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

clasher - well done & congratulations on a...

clasher - well done & congratulations on a successful completion! Was this your first PBP?
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I'm following him on Instagram. He is back at the...

I'm following him on Instagram. He is back at the start now:

To all my Instagram friends: After struggling through 135 miles of PBP yesterday, and facing the prospect of no sleep in Loudeac if I...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

It is a good thing kingston is better at...

It is a good thing kingston is better at interpreting the status updates than I am!

And I'm just in awe of what it takes to get through a course like this within the time limits set. I'm keeping...
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Smoking fast!

And we have a Charly Miller finishing time! His riding partner's results haven't posted yet....
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

atwl77 - so sorry to hear your journey ended...

atwl77 - so sorry to hear your journey ended early. I do hope that you will be able to enjoy some sightseeing before you fly back home.
Replies: 91
Views: 8,132
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I see our Charly Miller guys are in Brest already!

I see our Charly Miller guys are in Brest already!
Replies: 31
Views: 2,726
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

My previous carpal tunnel issues were caused by...

My previous carpal tunnel issues were caused by way too much keyboard work for my job. I had to wear splints that I bought from an medical supply store on my wrists for months. My symptoms eventually...
Replies: 26
Views: 4,987
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

As for progression up a climb, I use a Garmin...

As for progression up a climb, I use a Garmin eTrek 20x so I see the contour lines on my map and can tell where I am on long climbs. The closer those contour lines are together, the steeper the climb...
Replies: 26
Views: 4,987
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

When I listen to some of my rider friends talk...

When I listen to some of my rider friends talk about RWGPS elevation gains and then claim that RWGPS must be underestimating, I feel like I'm listening to fishermen talk about their catches.

I...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
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...
Replies: 256
Views: 23,077
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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Psychedelic Turtle 300K gets its name from the Turtle Creek Bridge built in...
Replies: 36
Views: 5,515
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

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A dear friend of mine has done many 1000K...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,820
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Mine too. I went through a bunch of cardiac...

Mine too. I went through a bunch of cardiac testing, some invasive, when I had what appeared to be a run of ventricular tachycardia during a VO2max test in our lab back in 2013. I had developed a...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,820
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I find that in the hot weather that I need to try...

I find that in the hot weather that I need to try to take a drink about every mile (my Garmin watch buzzes every mile so that is helpful). When I used to run, I couldn't figure out why I would feel...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,820
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Cardiac output = HR x Stroke Volume. If your...

Cardiac output = HR x Stroke Volume.

If your left ventricle outputs less blood per beat than another person, then your heart rate will be higher (this assumes you have the same demand for oxygen...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,854
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Million Meters 2: The Dark Chocolate Cow (1000) July 12-15, 2019

Considering a 1000K this summer? The Great Lakes Randonneurs is offering the Million Meters 2: The Dark Chocolate Cow out of Green Bay Wisconsin, July 12-15.

Registration closes July 1st, so sign...
06-16-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,901
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Million Meters 2: The Dark Chocolate Cow (1000) July 12-15, 2019

Considering a 1000K this summer? The Great Lakes Randonneurs is offering the Million Meters 2: The Dark Chocolate Cow out of Green Bay Wisconsin, July 12-15.

Registration closes July 1st, so sign...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,970
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Ed Boltz RIP

Not sure if any of you people on the east coast knew him, but Ed Boltz died from a massive heart attack during the pre-ride of a 1000K. Follows is the message Hamid posted on the Perms List. I met...
06-07-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,781
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

On more than one occasion when I didn't feel...

On more than one occasion when I didn't feel comfortable leaving my bike outside a grocery store, I simply walked it along with me as I did my shopping. I probably got stranger looks from walking in...
06-07-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,781
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I use the snack bags that are tall and skinny....

I use the snack bags that are tall and skinny. The top opening fits easily into my water bottle so that I don't make a mess when transferring the powder:
...
06-04-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,546
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

If I recall correctly, you can only reduce the...

If I recall correctly, you can only reduce the brightness on the steady mode. But I do 95% of my riding alone and feel that the flashing mode attracts more attention both day and night. When I was...
06-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,546
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...
06-04-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,546
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I have the Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150. Of the 6...

I have the Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150. Of the 6 modes, there is only one that will last longer than 6 hours. In that one mode, I got through a 300K without any issues.

The other light that I like...
Replies: 23
Views: 4,433
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

I finally accomplished a 1000k month in May by...

I finally accomplished a 1000k month in May by riding 3 @ 200k brevets, a 300k, and a 112k permanent. I don’t see that being repeated again in 2019 as it involved 2 out of state trips.

Kudos to...
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