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  1. GinaNY

    I have a coach!

    I just interviewed with a Level 1 USA cycling coach. She sounds great. What do you think??
  2. GinaNY

    Good X-mas present!

    I had casually mentioned to a family member that I was looking at fluid trainers and they got me the CycleOps for X-mas. I had only really looked at the other. Didn't mean to be confusing but it does come pretty naturally to me.;)
  3. GinaNY

    Good X-mas present!

    I have a fluid trainer!! Yea - so who cares about the 12 inches of snow out there - I'm warm (sweating like mad actually) in the comfort of my own home! Here is my question - I had been looking at a Kurt Kinetic, but received a Cycl-ops. Is there a big enough difference that I should return...
  4. GinaNY

    Help me smash through this plateau!

    I'm there with you. I have lost 122 pounds so far, just off a two month plateau. And it is true - you have to count, write down and get crazy about your food. Here is what my trainer has put out for me - you'll have to adjust it for you, but I've lost 4 pounds this month with this system and...
  5. GinaNY

    Don't Drink Yourself To Death!!

    This is more important for those long rides or runs and also those in the heat. The easy thing is to do sports drinks rather than plain water while you're out there. Obviously, if you have symptoms, you just need to pee and drinking is BAD. But those sports drinks have sodium in them for...
  6. GinaNY

    a little overwhelmed

    I'm new too - try using the search feature - that helps a lot. there is a lot to filter through, but there is a lot of info already on the board. I went out and got the Freil book to help me out. It is also intense, but if you're doing triathlon - you are intense! Good luck!
  7. GinaNY

    Beware them that carry tools but don't use them

    The first one is what I got as we have two hybrids, a mountain bike and a road bike in the house - it seemed more broad based. The Zinn is the one I wanted for me though - but it will have to wait. Should arrive any day now - it seems like its been a while... I ordered some other books to, so...
  8. GinaNY

    Beware them that carry tools but don't use them

    This is exactly why it happened to me then.:rolleyes: I could have fixed a flat!!
  9. GinaNY

    Beware them that carry tools but don't use them

    I might pay for a private lesson at my LBS in addition to the book I just ordered. (Thanks Xsmoker!) I really don't want to walk 20 miles next time this happens - I was lucky I could ride at all! And to think - I just wanted to learn to go fast. Now I have to learn how to fix the dern...
  10. GinaNY

    Beware them that carry tools but don't use them

    Good way to pick up cycling chicks! If someone had been able to fix my chain I would have been SOOOOO thankful!
  11. GinaNY

    Beware them that carry tools but don't use them

    Went on a nice 60 mile ride throught the Berkshire Mountains of CT and MASS yesterday (well, it was suppose to be) with a group from the local bike club. Had a great first 25 miles, averaging about 17-18 mph, then at the top of a nice 2.5 miles descent I shifted onto the top ring, but lost the...
  12. GinaNY

    Fat loss - HR, & Pwr zones

    Well - I guess it was rubbish, but it took 120 pounds off my butt, so whatever you want to call it, it seems to work for some people. And got me ready to bike pretty intensely. I've been reading the Cyclists Training Bible - Friel - I'm sure you have that. Anyway, not very far into it, but...
  13. GinaNY

    Women's Specific Fit bikes?

    I have the Jamis Quest women's specific and it fits beautifully. I'm almost 5' 3" and I do have longer legs, proportionally. The handlebars are closer together and that is about the biggest thing. When I tried out a road bike, it was not fit to me as well as this one and I really felt the...
  14. GinaNY

    Riding with Aunt Flo

    Thank you so much for your reply. I was sort of intimidated by the whole thing, but everything "worked out fine" thanks to your advice. I knew I didn't want to wear anything under those shorts!
  15. GinaNY

    Fat loss - HR, & Pwr zones

    imho - the "fat burning zone" can be useful, but obviously, you aren't staying there all the time. Basically, you need oxygen to burn fat, so if you can carry on a conversation, you're right on. If you're huffing and puffing, you're too far. So try it out on a treadmill or something. Get up...
  16. GinaNY

    HELP! Why am I putting myself through this pain?

    Never lose hope! I started out 20.5 stone and I'm only 5' 3"! I've lost over 8.5 already and cycling is going to help me get rid of the last 2 or so (I'm trying to get under 10 stone - that is if a stone is equal to 14 pounds, if it isn't, this is going to be a strange read) First off, when...
  17. GinaNY

    Riding with Aunt Flo

    Hey ladies, I am so new to my road bike, that today became the first day I had to deal with Aunt Flo and ride. (Never bothered me on my hybrid, but that seat so huge, doesnt' much matter) I do have a cut out seat, so that was helpful, and I wasn't uncomfortable. But I wondered if there are...
  18. GinaNY

    Great first ride on my new road bike!

    Thanks!! ummm...what is MS150??
  19. GinaNY

    Great first ride on my new road bike!

    What I've been doing for the past two years is hitting the gym every single day possible (if neither of the kids are sick, the snow isn't too deep to drive etc.) to lose 120 pounds. I have 30 more to go and I hope cycling will take it off. I've done cardio and resistance training till I've...
  20. GinaNY

    Great first ride on my new road bike!

    Yea - that's her. It was a very comfortable ride. I'm going out on a 30+ this Saturday. I just can't get enough. I even thought of calling in sick to work so I could go ride! Those Charity rides are really great. Such a feel good event. There was a group of guys that was just so...