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08-07-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By NomarsGirl

Good for you! I really need to try that. I know,...

Good for you! I really need to try that. I know, in theory, how to change a tire, but I have never actually needed to do it. Probably better to figure it out in my garage than on the side of the...
08-01-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,308
Posted By NomarsGirl

The biggest charity ride in my area has several...

The biggest charity ride in my area has several different ways to participate. The 2-day ride across the state has a minimum fundraising amount of $5000. They fill all the available slots every year....
07-29-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By NomarsGirl

yes. The problem comes when he gets off the bike....

yes. The problem comes when he gets off the bike. He's left it on the roof of the car twice while getting gas and in a coffee shop after a rest stop.
07-29-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By NomarsGirl

Finished a while ago. Ordered the t-shirt in my...

Finished a while ago. Ordered the t-shirt in my husband's size since he rides a Trek and I don't. Besides, he refuses to wear the cycling jersey I bought him because he thinks it makes him "look...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 914,378
Posted By NomarsGirl

Glad everyone is safe after the extreme heat. I...

Glad everyone is safe after the extreme heat. I went out Friday morning to get in a spin on the local roads knowing that I had a cookout/pool party on Saturday and would not even attempt to ride in...
07-19-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By NomarsGirl

Getting hot here too! Had some business travel...

Getting hot here too! Had some business travel that cut into my available ride days. I've been trying to get out early in the morning before it gets too steamy.

4 July 33.13 gravel ride on 91...
07-18-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,756
Posted By NomarsGirl

I will have to see if there is a way to do that!...

I will have to see if there is a way to do that! I loaded a metronome app, but it might put me to sleep if I ride with it. Music would make much more sense. Or I could just spring for a cadence...
07-16-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,263
Posted By NomarsGirl

The biggest charity ride (by far) around here is...

The biggest charity ride (by far) around here is the Pan Mass Challenge. The entry fees cover the cost of putting on the event so 100% of the money raised in donations goes to the Dana Farber Cancer...
07-16-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,756
Posted By NomarsGirl

I'm a spinner and the hubby is more of a grinder....

I'm a spinner and the hubby is more of a grinder. We recognize that we could never ride a tandem together or we would kill each other. As long as we have our own bikes, we can ride happily together.
07-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,097
Posted By NomarsGirl

??? The Challenge was for June. They will close...

??? The Challenge was for June. They will close the books on this year's challenge on July 26th. They will open registration for next year around March.
07-15-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By NomarsGirl

I figure the noise is just a reminder to stop...

I figure the noise is just a reminder to stop being lazy and start pedaling.
07-15-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By NomarsGirl

I would lose the notebook I wrote it down on.

I would lose the notebook I wrote it down on.
07-15-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By NomarsGirl

Thanks! I had already added my bike which has...

Thanks! I had already added my bike which has about 700 miles on it. And so do all the components. I didn't know I could track the components too. I will have to look at that more closely. Found it!...
07-15-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,263
Posted By NomarsGirl

I have done exactly one event - because it was a...

I have done exactly one event - because it was a route I would never attempt otherwise -- right through downtown Boston. Didn't like riding with that many people. Probably won't do another.
07-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By NomarsGirl

My bike is new, so I haven't had to replace...

My bike is new, so I haven't had to replace anything yet. Strava is keeping track of my mileage and all miles are on the new bike. I would like to find a way to keep track of new components once I...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,256
Posted By NomarsGirl

Planned a CCRT ride today, but we got a late...

Planned a CCRT ride today, but we got a late start and did the Shining Sea instead. It's closer.
07-14-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By NomarsGirl

Congratulations! Nothing like a good bike to...

Congratulations! Nothing like a good bike to motivate you to ride even more. I'm sure you will have many happy adventures together!
07-08-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,894
Posted By NomarsGirl

I leave mine on all the time from March/April to...

I leave mine on all the time from March/April to about November. It went on early this year because I bought my new bike in March and I had to go pick it up from the LBS. My car is so low to the...
07-06-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By NomarsGirl

July Goal - 250ish. Likely to have more business...

July Goal - 250ish. Likely to have more business travel this month which cuts into my cycling time.

4 Jul 33.1 miles (All gravel. Should count at least 1.5x)

July to date 33.1 miles
07-02-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
07-02-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,894
Posted By NomarsGirl

I have one on a convertible Volkswagen. I can...

I have one on a convertible Volkswagen. I can understand it. If that's the car you want to take on weekend adventures, you want a rack that won't mark it up. I love my hitch mounted rack because it...
07-02-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,698
Posted By NomarsGirl

It's very difficult to read Shakespeare if you...

It's very difficult to read Shakespeare if you haven't had a good foundation in classics - especially Greek Mythology. Or perhaps we should just leave out Shakespeare as well since only math and...
07-02-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,698
Posted By NomarsGirl

Well, I may have come out of a public school...

Well, I may have come out of a public school system in a working class town, but I got a damn fine education and was well prepared for university. And I didn't have to Google that. Miss Ward made...
07-02-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,225
Posted By NomarsGirl

Should be a piece of cake to get the t-shirt....

Should be a piece of cake to get the t-shirt. Will Trek mind that I ride a Specialized? Finished June with 332. (I should probably update the June miles thread).
07-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,886
Posted By NomarsGirl

If it fits, consider the women's specific design....

If it fits, consider the women's specific design. Usually a more interesting color palette.
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06-29-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,536
Posted By NomarsGirl

Wow! He must have had someone nearby with a...

Wow! He must have had someone nearby with a truck. I don't imagine he could ride very far shouldering another bike.

I stopped at a convenience store yesterday and there was nowhere to lock up my...
06-25-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
06-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,992
Posted By NomarsGirl

I can try again this year. I just don't often...

I can try again this year. I just don't often have an entire Saturday free to do whatever I want. Never going to happen on my actual birthday unless I move.
06-23-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,992
Posted By NomarsGirl

Didn't happen. I had selected a route I found on...

Didn't happen. I had selected a route I found on RidewithGPS. What it didn't tell me was that the main road in and out was under construction and really wasn't safe to ride. There was no shoulder at...
06-21-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,992
Posted By NomarsGirl

Yes, same person. And I don't think I want to be...

Yes, same person. And I don't think I want to be 37 again. I'm in better shape now.
06-21-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,150
Posted By NomarsGirl

Well I certainly wouldn't mess with your bike...

Well I certainly wouldn't mess with your bike with him guarding it! Of course, you could lean it against a tree unlocked and without the dog and I wouldn't mess with it either.
06-20-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By NomarsGirl

It will cause drag. Your bike will be fine.

It will cause drag. Your bike will be fine.
06-20-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,992
Posted By NomarsGirl

Reviving my zombie thread. So I joked about...

Reviving my zombie thread. So I joked about moving my birthday to June and here we are. So I think Saturday will be it. Longest I have ever ridden so far is 37 miles. Think I can do 52?
06-19-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
06-18-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

une Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

une Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
06-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
06-15-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,150
Posted By NomarsGirl

I never developed a taste for the stuff. When I...

I never developed a taste for the stuff. When I got my first job after college, they used to tease me and ask to see my diploma because they figured no one could go through 4 years at UMass and not...
06-14-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
06-14-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By NomarsGirl

Heading out to get in a (hopefully) long ride...

Heading out to get in a (hopefully) long ride today. Got roped into taking my 92 year old mom to a graduation party tomorrow on what is supposed to be a beautiful day. I guess I can ride in the...
06-13-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,279
Posted By NomarsGirl

It is irresponsible to buy a bike you can't...

It is irresponsible to buy a bike you can't afford. I have a nice bike, but wouldn't have need for a $10k bike. That said, there are plenty of people who can have a very nice house, car, bike, golf...
06-13-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,279
Posted By NomarsGirl

I'll throw in a rabbit! Sort of housebroken.

I'll throw in a rabbit! Sort of housebroken.
06-13-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
06-12-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,217
Posted By NomarsGirl

Lights if the light is low. Always wear a helmet...

Lights if the light is low. Always wear a helmet and I recently got a helmet-mounted mirror. No headphones. I wear bright colors most of the time.

I live in a fairly rural part of suburbia so I'm...
06-12-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,097
Posted By NomarsGirl

Today is "Kick Cancer's Butt" Day. All donations...

Today is "Kick Cancer's Butt" Day. All donations today will be matched. I have ridden 152 of my 300 mile goal and can't wait to hit the road later today.
...
06-11-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,154
Posted By NomarsGirl

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle...

June Goal: 300 miles (I'm doing the Great Cycle Challenge)
1 June - 37.2 miles
3 June - 12.7 miles
4 June - 17.4 miles
6 June - 21 miles8 June - 23.7 (very difficult miles of hills and gravel in...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 914,378
Posted By NomarsGirl

The gifs show fine for me. There is one missing...

The gifs show fine for me. There is one missing picture (Speaking of serenity ....) is followed by a blank space.
06-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,150
Posted By NomarsGirl

I need something like that for when it's on my...

I need something like that for when it's on my car. I have an Ottolock for just quick stops with the bike never really out of my site. I know it isn't much better than string, but it is light. Took...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 914,378
Posted By NomarsGirl

In all fairness, I'm a little skittish on sand...

In all fairness, I'm a little skittish on sand after my wipeout last month. But on that fall, I just skinned my knee and elbow and cracked my helmet. A fall along that causeway could put you right on...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 914,378
Posted By NomarsGirl

It shouldn't be open in this condition....

It shouldn't be open in this condition. Dangerous. The ferry was fun though.
06-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,117
Posted By NomarsGirl

Your little buddy? Are you married to Gilligan? ...

Your little buddy? Are you married to Gilligan?

It's great that she wants to ride with you. I don't think I would want my husband to call me his little buddy though
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