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  1. Novelangel

    In it for the long haul...

    I believe I heard from one person whose wife had ridden clear across the country once. Has anyone ever thought of attempting that long of a bike trip? Would you camp out in a tent along the way if you did, or stay in a hotel/motel? I've seen cyclists who have storage units attached to little...
  2. Novelangel

    Skid, crash, wipeout

    I just watched a video that was supposed to be a car crash compilation but it included a clip of two bicyclists who drove directly into each other at full speed. Smash! They locked front tires, the back ends of the bikes went up, the bikers went head over heels at each other. One guy lifted his...
  3. Novelangel

    Hard to fit biker

    Too tall, or too short... those seem to be problems with bicycling. I know that when I bought my last bike, the store was filled with giant-sized bikes and I had to search around to find one small enough, since I'm not even five feet tall. The sales clerk had to haul out the kiddy bikes that...
  4. Novelangel

    Singles biking

    Do any of you belong to a singles biking group? My husband used to belong to one but they booted him when we got married. We did not meet during a ride, so I'm wondering if that sort of thing ever happens? Can you meet your significant other while riding down the bike trail, road, street, etc...
  5. Novelangel

    Older women on bikes

    This is something I rarely see in my neck of the woods... older or elderly women riding bikes for fun or exercise. I'm in my 40's myself but while I often see older men riding, where are all the ladies? In fact, come to think of it, I seldom see women riders at all where I'm at here in Southeast...
  6. Novelangel

    Best way to remove rust?

    My husband recently purchased a used bike from a neighbor, but he didn't look it over well enough at that time and when we got it home we discovered rust in various places on the bike. What is the best way to remove the rust without damaging any of the delicate equipment? I was thinking of...
  7. Novelangel

    What is the longest ride you've ever done?

    I'm pretty much a casual rider, not really interested in long drawn out affairs, but I have done 6 to 10 mile rides, usually along a stretch of former railroad track converted to a walking/riding trail. Sometimes I ride gravel roads, which can be fun, with all that soft sand and hard bumps. I...