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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown) • Go With The Flow • Thyroid Support Group
Team HTFU NCTR Driver
I've decided to embrace cross training - like I have a choice so Chenille is temporarily Pool_Runner until I can leave the pool - hopefully in 4 weeks. I'm going to be looking for a road bike in a couple of weeks - don't mind purchasing on line - but have no clue as to type. I'm not interested in racing - but am interested in distance. I would like to keep expenses to the $300 range. Is this doable? I've seen quite a few on EBay - don't know if that's a good idea or not. I'm still going to run - but think it's best to be - gulp - this is really , really hard for me to say "conservative about milage" for the next year.
If you're gonna cycle, you need to look good.
It's a rule of the game. You get points for having the most up to date and expensive gear.
How important are shoes - is there a pin or something on the pedal to keep your foot from slipping? Not sure of the lingo. Hybrid sounds like what I'm looking for. Have a couple of brands that I could start looking at? Not as sure about a used bike as I wouldn't know what to check for to see if it was worth the price. Thanks - I know I'll have more questions later - I'm going to give up the great price on the garmin in favor of a bike.
Needs more cowbell!
the clip-in pedals allow you to pull up on the pedals as well as push down, but you have to practice to make sure you can get in and out of them quickly. Inevitably, you'll fall down at least once, in a very public place most likely.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Hmmm...I don't know anyone who has done this. Nope...
- I probably shouldn't use any kind of clip or strap anyways until my leg is fully healed.
zz - got the bike girl skirt on order