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    Thanks, Snapdragen. I do like beer, and I've...

    Thanks, Snapdragen. I do like beer, and I've never been to The Public House before.

    I keep checking the Vegas weather on my iPhone. 90 degrees and flash floods today. Yikes. I read that this...
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    So, I've officially signed up for this thing. ...

    So, I've officially signed up for this thing. I'm going to do 60 miles and am hoping the weather is bearable. If not, I'm detouring to the Venetian and getting a spa treatment. :) If anyone has...
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    I second the suggestion on the cycling specific...

    I second the suggestion on the cycling specific shorts. When I first started riding, I was opposed to looking like a lycra sausage, so I just used regular workout shorts. I quickly gave in, and...
  4. Devil Dog Duathlon at Camp Pendleton

    Has anyone done this event? It has a 1K in the sand, then a 30K bike ride, then a 5K run on pavement. I'm a little worried about not keeping up with folks if the majority of participants are...
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    Viva Bike Vegas

    Has anyone ridden in Viva Bike Vegas? I'm pretty sure I'm riding it, but I can't decide between the 60 mile ride and the century. I've never ridden a century before, but I do ride quite a bit, and...
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    For most of my rides, I use a baggy short or...

    For most of my rides, I use a baggy short or capri over liner shorts. I feel more comfortable, since I tend to go on longer rides where we'll stop for lunch in between or right after the ride. If...
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    I have the Shebeest Breezer bike shorts and I...

    I have the Shebeest Breezer bike shorts and I love them. I don't mountain bike, but I don't always like to wear lycra shorts on my road bike. The Breezer shorts are my "go to" shorts for rides on...
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    Have you considered using an indoor trainer? I...

    Have you considered using an indoor trainer? I have a Kinetic and I love it! It's super easy to set up and get my bike in and out of quickly. http://www.kurtkinetic.com/

    Also, regarding the...
  9. FS: Pearl Izumi Quest Road Shoes NIB

    Pearl Izumi Quest Road Shoes size 40.0. New in box. They were too small for me, so I've never worn them. I didn't get around to returning them in time, so hopefully they'll work out for someone...
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    I am a total cheapskate when it comes to cycling...

    I am a total cheapskate when it comes to cycling gear and I don't think I've ever paid full price for anything in my closet. :) I don't generally buy a lot of cold weather gear because I'm in...
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    Redlands R.U.F.F. Ride

    Has anyone done the Redlands RUFF Ride before? I'm interested in doing the 62 mile ride, but I'm on the fence. There is no course map, so I can't tell what I'll be in for, in particular, the...
  12. OP have you already bought your hitch? Is there...

    OP have you already bought your hitch? Is there a reason you wouldn't want to get a rear mount bike rack? I, too, was determined to get a hitch until I realized 1) how much extra it would cost, and...
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    Pearl Izumi Superstar Knickers

    Does anyone own PI Superstar Knickers? If so, how do they feel on 40+ mile rides? I just ordered a pair but the store's return policy is that they can only be returned unworn, so I can't try them...
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    There are two models of steel Sevens that are...

    There are two models of steel Sevens that are $3,695 and $3,795 new, so if I am lucky enough to find a used one of those in my frame size, a Seven might fit into my budget. But yes, a new model by...
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    Does anyone have (or know someone who has) a...

    Does anyone have (or know someone who has) a Seven bike? I ordered their catalog and I am really liking this company's outlook on biking, business, and life in general. Their emphases on building a...
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    Well, I was hoping to stick to under $2,000 for...

    Well, I was hoping to stick to under $2,000 for the entire bike. But, I can talk myself into spending more if I feel like I have to. I rationalize it like this: if my husband can buy a TV for...
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    Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. ...

    Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions.

    Thanks for the list Trek420--that will be a good starting point for me.

    So, what's the deal with steel? Does it absorb shock better? I have been...
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    Any thoughts on steel vs. aluminum vs. carbon?

    Any thoughts on steel vs. aluminum vs. carbon?
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    USA-made road bike for under $2K?

    I have a flat-bar road bike and am looking to buy a "real" road bike. :)

    I'd like to support the US economy by buying from a company that still employs US laborers. So far, I've looked into...
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