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12/18/12 7:48 P

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I'd like a bike light so I can get some riding in on the short winter days...and some studded knobby tires for the snow. emoticon

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12/4/12 8:33 P

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I need to add bike shorts to my holiday list. I only have 2 pairs - one a VERY cheap pair from the clearance and my triathlon shorts.

Holly/Texas. Time Zone: CST; Don't do anything today you can't maintain for the rest of your life; Studies show a mere 11 minutes of weight training 3 times a week is enough to reduce your body fat and raise your metabolism.


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12/3/12 9:46 A

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Here's a few suggestions for holiday gifts:

-Cycling jerseys: I thought these were sort of an affectation until I got one. They are great for riding, and I love the back pockets!

-Hydration pack such as a CamelBak: I drink much more water when I carry my CamelBak.

-Panniers or cycle bags: If you are bike commuting, these are the handiest things in the world for carrying your gear

-Lights: If you don't have bike lights, this is probably a really high priority, because even if you only intend to ride during the day, you can sometimes get caught in twilight.

-A multitool: I've tightened many a screw over the last few months

-A pump that can be attached to the bike.

-Patch kits and tire levers for changing tires

Anyone have other suggestions?

Miss G


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11/27/12 1:29 P

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Holly, I agree that the light ropes are very festive!

I forgot about Buffs. I will have to add that to my list.

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11/27/12 11:43 A

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I've thought about the bike rope, also. I think it would be fun and very useful. MISSG pointed out (on a different thread) that it would still be necessary to have a front & back light, since the light rope would be not as visible if someone were not looking at you from the side.

On a side note, my Buff arrived yesterday and the weather was cooperative enough for me to try it out. It was 32F, mild breeze (7mph), and the Buff kept my face very comfy and cozy. I was able to huff & puff through it without it getting all soggy and making my face chapped. The only problem I had was when I wasn't moving as quickly, I had to adjust it a bit lower under my nose so my glasses didn't fog. When I was going faster, the rushing air kept my glasses from steaming up. VERY comfortable, though, and I'm extremely happy with that purchase!

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11/27/12 6:58 A

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I haven't taken the step in getting cycling shoes. I don't think am ready yet but think it would be fun to get the light rope that goes wraps around the bike. I may not be taken seriously but it would be fun!!

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11/25/12 6:32 P

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I bought myself a Buff (which should arrive any day from Amazon), but am putting a second one on my list so I don't have to wash it as often -- and so my mom can give me something I'll enjoy this year.

I am also going to put pedal clips on my wish list. However, I don't want the kind that require special shoes with clips -- I want the kind my feet can sort of slip into, like cages, only with open sides. I think they're called strapless toe clips. Does anyone have those, and are they good to use?

Also thinking of lobster claw gloves. I have a pair of fleece gloves I'm using now, and they're working OK, but if someone else is buying, I want gloves designed specifically for biking.

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11/25/12 6:31 P

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For Christmas, I'm thinking I really need some new clothes, since most of mine are getting so baggy.

I was going to ask for a Fitbit, but now that the new version is out, I found a really good deal on the Fitbit Ultra, so decided I better just get it myself while it is still available. I really like it and think it will keep me motivated to walk during the months that I cannot bike.

Some people are using their fitbit for biking by strapping it to their ankles. Others just manually enter their biking mileage into their fitbit account. By the time I can get back on my bike, I guess I will have a plan for that.

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11/25/12 6:31 P

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And on that virtual note, I'd like someone to clean my house! All year :)



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11/25/12 6:02 P

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I would be more than happy to receive a new road bike, but don't know anyone with that sort of money (and even if I did, I can think of better uses for it.) My real gift list has a bike speedometer/odometer on it, as well as Pickl-it crocks, dangly earrings, and a book of Shetland lace knitting patterns. And fountain pen ink, and a Buff.

The bike is really on my virtual list. The virtual list also includes an indoor cycle/trainer/rollers, all-wood desk, dining room table with leaves for expanding beyond 4 people, and a refinished kitchen. A wood cookstove would be nice, too. And maybe a gardening fairy that could put in several raised beds and a fence to keep the bunnies out.

Oh, and free college for my two kids, starting college this fall and two falls later.



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11/25/12 5:41 P

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It's that holiday time of year, and everyone wants to know what people want for Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa/Yule. This is a perfect time to ask for those little luxuries you might not buy for yourself. So what's on your list for this year?

My number one item is a gym membership. I'm not much of a winter rider, so I want to have a nice, indoor space to get lots of exercise. Also, there's a hot tub. I was thinking about asking for a Fitbit, but I read that they are useless for biking, so I'm not so sure I want it now. And if there really was a Santa, a Raleigh carbon fiber road bike, but that's not going to happen.

What's on your lists, ladies?

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