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    Another beautiful ride RUINED by )(&*&%$ CLIPLESS PEDALS!!!

    Can't blame you there. I can't say I'd mess with something that's worked well for as long as 53 years myself.
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    Another beautiful ride RUINED by )(&*&%$ CLIPLESS PEDALS!!!

    Possibly one of the more lame clipless pedal threads but here it is. I decided I need to go for a long, fast ride one night last week to blow off some serious steam (my 15 yr old daughter has me pulling my hair out lately. The girl is an over achiever in being a teenager and has been handing in...
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    Female Bike 'Cross USA

    I think it's safer for any cyclist to ride with a buddy than it is to go solo. Cyclists are more visible in numbers in traffic. Having a buddy also would give you someone to talk to. I actually never thought about it being safer for a male cyclist than a female cyclist. As long as you have on...
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    Female Bike 'Cross USA

    Not that have read this so far I guess. It sounds like an awful lot of fun if you are on your own and have the freedom to do as you please. I would definetly go for it. Once you have children you will be lucky to get an hr or two at a stretch. You never would regret it I feel. Just get a buddy...
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    Make-up & cycling

    By "fussy" do you bean you break out easily? I do also if it is. Someone on the forum suggested NEUTROGENA Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 no irritating chemical sunscreens to me last spring when I was looking for a sunscreen. It works very well for me also my 16 yr old who breaks out even...
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    Help us pick a Woman's first road bike

    If she were to get used to the cleats and clipless pedals she would feel far more comfortable in them than she does in the straps as she can snap her foot out of it so much faster if the need arises, and it will, to come to a quick stop. I would suggest shoes with a bit of a rubber heel and toe...
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    Is >21lb too heavy for all women?

    I had the same problem. I went in the store only the female sales person showed me heavy bike after bike even after said first thing I wanted a racing bike. It wasn't until I went over and asked to look at a specific racing bike that a male sales person took over and showed me some bikes. He was...
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    Help us pick a Woman's first road bike

    Bikes are really specific to the riders build for comfort. I have short legs, a long torso, and short fingers but don't appear out of proportion. I am very comfortable with my GIANT OCR3. I did change the saddle though. You basically have to try a couple bikes out until you find one comfortable...
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    bought bike shoes, got numb feet...

    I also have specialized shoes. I have been reading about numb toes since last year to see if there was a solution but nothing I read was helpfull. One day last spring while cycling I realized I tended to crunch my toes up while riding. When I relaxed my toes I had no numbness. It took some...
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    Sounds like you've had an awesome athletic career all your life! I also was overweight when I began cycling two years ago, very overweight in fact. I lost somewhere between 80 and 100 lbs (I sort of lost track) in less than 9 months cycling and watching my diet so you're on the right track...
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    They are boring but better than getting out of shape and you'll need it with the winds there. Have fun with it.:cool:
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    I had an old knee injury also from skiing. I finally was able to quit using the brace at the end of the summer. I ended up hurting the same leg only pulled (or perhaps tore) my hamstring. I'll lean toward torn since I did it in July and it still hurts some. It also is feeling better than before...
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    My guess is you probably will have a lot of excess stamina when you go back east unless the humidity bothers you then you might be flattened. It could be whatever you are used to. They may train for the big tournaments in Albequerque because they aren't used to the thin air and want to condition...
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    Enjoy it! I'll have to update my friend on the date. He has a terrible time with dates. He's an artist and always very preoccupied. Enjoy those mountains! I hear if you can ride there you can pretty much handle anything with the air being so thin and all. I heard you did have some terrible rain...
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    Hi Lucy, I have a friend in Albequerque who tells me its where all the cyclists go for heavy duty training. It sounds like an awesome place to cycle! I hear the balloon festival started today. Enjoy it!:)
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    Do it yourself Hair Removal

    :confused:THIS IS NOT MY POST! I SWEAR IT! ONE OF MY EVIL PRANKSTER FRIENDS POSTED IT WITH MY NAME ATTATCHED! I THINK I KNOW WHO THAT SOMEONE IS AND I PLAN TO RING HIS NECK THE SECOND I KNOW HE'S BACK FROM FLORIDA. SMILE ALL YOU LIKE, REVENGE IS MINE! SOMEONE ORIGINALLY POSTED THIS A YEAR AGO...
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    Another Sensitive Woman Issue

    wel, I do have hips. 5 children (BIG BABIES) and twins in the mix will do that to you. I WOULD recommend a saddle with a cut out. Many companies make them and they aren't cheap but the difference is like going from some sort of torture device to a lounge chair - no kidding on that! Feel good!
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    Another Sensitive Woman Issue

    Sometimes the the nose of the saddle may be too far down which also can be painful. Best is to begin with the saddle completely level and if that isn't comfortable move the nose up or down until you find it very comfortable. As Equus writes, just a couple millimeters either way till your comfy.:)
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    Make-up & cycling

    Will do! Thanks Lisa! Neutrogena agrees with me generally. I'll go grab some today. I need itAloe vera's good but the damage already is done by then.
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    Make-up & cycling

    What's the name of your sunblock? I break out like mad from the stuff also, It clogs the pores so I have to use an Elizabeth Arden one but I can only get that up to spf 15. I like Blistex silk & shine for the lips. But that only is spf 15 as well so I use a sport one when I'm riding or swimming...