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  1. #2566
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    Real name: Sam
    Where do you live: San Jose, CA
    Explanation of handle: my dog's name
    Explanation of avatar: n/a
    Age: 33
    Occupation: Supply Chain Planning
    Favorite bike: I only have one bike- a Jamis Coda Sport Femme in red that I got two weeks ago
    Fastest speed: um, not very fast, just started out

    I am a big girl (Athena) who just started out. I picked up my bike 2 weeks ago and have put just 60 miles on her. My longest ride so far is 16 miles...so I have a lot of room for improvement. Most of you seem pretty experienced so I am hoping I can learn from and be inspired by you.

    Are there any other new Bay Area riders out there?

  2. #2567
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    Forgot my bike pic. Hope I uploaded it right....

  3. #2568
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    Real name: Deb
    Where do you live? Central California
    Explanation of your handle: I have my pilot's license and I was born in 1958
    Explanation of your avatar: n/a
    Age (general or specific): 54
    Occupation: Teacher and Grad Student
    Favorite bike: Rans Enduro (It's a recumbent!) but I just got a Bacchetta Corsa (also a recumbent) so that may change shortly
    What's in your stable? Rans Enduro, Rans V-Rex, Bacchetta Corsa
    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 40 mph downhill, two years ago, central coast of Cali.
    Another picture of yourself or your ride: ?
    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: ?
    Most memorable moment on my bike: Touring from Seattle, WA to our home in Cali last summer with my husband. 1,254 miles in 24 days.
    Most fun ever had on a bike? Go 40 mph downhill, no wait, passing my husband on a sprint, no wait, touring the coast, no wait....do I have to pick just one???

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    (My new bike the Bacchetta Corsa - I've only put 35 miles on it)
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  4. #2569
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    Real name: Jessica
    Where do you live? Kenmore, WA (state)
    Explanation of your handle: It is a play on "moogle" from the Final Fantasy video games
    Explanation of your avatar: n/a
    Age 34
    Occupation: Corporate refugee/ Pastry school student
    Favorite bike: Hmm, I don't know yet
    What's in your stable? Giant Escape
    Fastest speed on a road bike? A whopping 24mph downhill, with a tailwind
    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: That I totally knew what a derailur was
    Most memorable moment on my bike: Getting the stink eye when passing a guy on a fancy carbon bike with team kit
    Most fun ever had on a bike? Hmm, every time!

    I just got my first adult bike in May, and have been riding the heck out of it, still too much of a weenie for clipless or group rides, but I am having a great time on the Burke Gillman

  5. #2570
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    Aug 2013
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    Real name: Judith (Jude)
    Where do you live? Lausanne, Switzerland (although plan to move soon to Neuchatel, CH)
    Explanation of your handle: My name, obviously, and the 39 is my jersey number for my primary sport, ice hockey.
    Explanation of your avatar: I haven't got one yet - I need some pics of me and my bike!
    Age: 32
    Occupation: R&D Scientist
    Favorite bike: I'm riding a Scott Team Issue from 2003, and it's what got me into road cycling so I'd have to say that one!
    What's in your stable? As above, a 2003 Scott Team Issue road bike, and a Decathlon Rockrider 8.3 hardtail MTB. I'm currently drooling over catalogues trying to decide on my new road bike for next season!
    Fastest speed on a road bike? 68.9km/h coming down the Pas de Peyrol during a trip to France summer 2013
    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: When signing up for a 3 day club outing this year - "Yeah, I'm an experienced rider" - I'd done a grand total of 80km on a road bike!
    Most memorable moment on my bike: Finishing the above mentioned group ride without needing assistance
    Most fun ever had on a bike? First proper descent in the alps, average speed above 55km/h for 22km! Scary, but exhilarating!

  6. #2571
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    Aug 2013
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    Real name: Marie
    Where do you live? Seattle, WA

    Explanation of your handle: My name obviously
    Explanation of your avatar: Me riding in Poulsbo, WA
    Age: 45
    Occupation: Community College Chemistry Instructor

    Favorite bike: My Colnago CLD

    What's in your stable? 1991 Giant ATX 760, 2008 Bianchi Volpe, 2011 Bianchi Vigorelli, 2012 Wilier Izoard XP, 2013 Colnago CLD
    (But I need to sell the Wilier and Volpe.)

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when?
    36 mph on Gamble Bay Rd NE on the Kitsap Peninsula on July 4, 2013

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? At Blaine during the Tour de Whatcom 2013 105-mile ride


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: “You’re right. I totally agree with you.”

    Most memorable moment on my bike: The first time I test rode my Vigorelli—a bike that actually fits me—was a revelation. I had been riding a Kona bike that was too big for me, and I was always anxious riding it. When I test rode the Vigorelli around the Lake Washington Loop, I could climb more easily, descend confidently, and just had a ball riding. I had a huge grin on my face the entire time. I finally understood everything my husband was saying about having fun riding.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Doing rollers, especially on the Kitsap Peninsula but really anywhere that has long stretches of open road. I hate climbing, but I love descending. I love any route with rollers where I can pick up enough speed descending that I don’t have to climb very much to crest the next hill.
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  7. #2572
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    Here it is ladies! Got this off another bike forum and had great fun! Just copy and paste then change to fit you!



    Real name: Sherrie

    Where do you live? S.E. Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains

    Explanation of your handle:Mix of first and last name.

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar??....don't have one yet but I will. Just got here.

    Age (general or specific) 59 on Oct 14.

    Occupation: Retired Team Leader from Proctor & Gamble/Duracell facility. Retired July 2013. Ready to have some fun.

    Favorite bike: current bike; Trek 7.3 Hybrid

    What's in your stable? Trek 7.3 and Trek MTB

    Fastest speed on a road bike? Still scared of speed, especially coming down these hills. LOL Mountain bike didn't go as fast as the hybrid.

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    I've been lurking and posting some in a male dominated forum and just happened to hear them mention this one. I'm like a fish out of water over there so I thought I would try this. I've been riding my entire life but not on quality bikes. My employer gave me my first Trek MTB for 30 years of service. They gave me the Trek hybrid for my retirement of 36 years of service. I'm still trying to figure it out since it's more of a road bike than anything. The speed scares me some but it does better on all these killer hills around here. Anytime I do anything I want to know as much about it as I can. I'm in good condition considering that I'm probably considered older than dirt in this sport but I'm active. I live on a farm back in the hills so I do farm work. I have five dogs that I care for. I rescued three of them. One of them weighs 150 pounds so I get a workout there. I work out at the gym, hike, and ride a bike. My daughter is 40 and I can keep up with her on a bike. I am also starting to run some. I might occasionally ask stupid questions so just humor me. I'm trying to learn. I didn't realize that riding a bike had become so complicated. LOL

  8. #2573
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    Real name: tim

    Where do you live? new york

    Explanation of your handle: lack of creativity

    Explanation of your avatar: I need one of those...

    Age (general or specific) 22 male

    Occupation: student

    Favorite bike: my Bianchi

    What's in your stable? Bianchi Giro in the most beautiful blue ever, LeMond Alpe d'huez, Trek 7200

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? mid 30's in Austin, downhill, of course

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? they are all goofy looking!

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Riding in the Ride for the Roses thinking I'm never going to make it because the wind is killing everyone and seeing cancer survivors young and old riding along, just glad to be there

    Most fun I've ever had on my bike: any day with no wind!
    Nine Eagles Heli Parts

  9. #2574
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    Oct 2013
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    Real name: annerie

    Where do you live? Johannesburg south africa

    Explanation of your handle: my cat

    Explanation of your avatar: Tba

    Age (general or specific) 44

    Occupation: banking

    Favorite bike: my new specialised amira

    What's in your stable? Specialised amira ( princess zebra ' ellsworth truth mtb and merida hard tail mtb

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 34 south of johannesburg, flat and now wind tucking in behind hubby

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? .......

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Joberg2c in 2010

  10. #2575
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    Jan 2014
    Location
    Cornwall, UK
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    Real name: Sue
    Where do you live? Just outside Camborne in beautiful Cornwall, UK

    Explanation of your handle: Kernow is the word for Cornwall, in the Cornish language. (Which is very similar to Welsh and Breton)

    Explanation of your avatar: That's my Dad, winning a race in the late 40's or early 50's, somewhere in Warwickshire. He encouraged me to cycle and I miss him loads.

    Age 60

    Occupation: freelance illustrator

    Favourite bike: Am loving my Trek 7.2 WSD, but I haven't tried any very expensive bikes.

    What's in your stable? Just my Trek and my old Raleigh Pioneer 2 (which will be sold soon)

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? No idea, I don't have a speedo on it but some of the hills round here are pretty 'banzai'!

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Sorry, I can't get the picture the right way up. It's ok on my computer and from my phone but here it seems to want to lie down! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2&l=bf675d3bde

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Every time I come over the top of the hill above our place and see St Ives Bay and the coastline spread out in the distance. I think how lucky I am to live in such an area. :-)

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Windless warm summer days, with the birds singing and no traffic about.
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  11. #2576
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    Mar 2014
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    Real name: Ingeborg Sophie
    Where do you live? Oslo, Norway
    Explanation of your handle: Sophie spelled backwards and add an i.
    Explanation of your avatar: Haven't got one (yet)...
    Age (general or specific): 27
    Occupation: Linguist (research assistant)
    Favorite bike: My road bike, Treck Lexa (2011 model)
    What's in your stable? Trek lexa 2011, "home made" commuter bike (Norco frame, but don't ask me about the rest, my husband built it).
    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? I don't remember numbers, but I was freakishly fast down hill last summer.
    Another picture of yourself or your ride? No pictures...
    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I once lied about my mom not being dead, it was quite difficult to keep up...
    Most memorable moment on my bike: I participated in a bike race last summer, without any training at all. The race was 130 km, and I thought I'd do it in about 7 hours (as I hadn't been training for it), the weather was dreadful, it was cold, rainy and windy, but I finished in 6 hours and 15 minutes!
    Most fun ever had on a bike? When I realized that a road bike was not as scary as I had thought

  12. #2577
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    Apr 2014
    Location
    Vienna, Austria
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    Real name: Finn Porter

    Where do you live? Vienna, Austria

    Explanation of your handle: I was very uncreative and went with my real name. I use it on twitter too, so I don't really mind.

    Explanation of your avatar: That's my trusty bike. Took the picture yesterday when I went to a flea market nearby.

    Age (general or specific): 30

    Occupation: After years in advertising, I've returned to Uni this March and am a graduate student now.

    Favorite bike: My favourite bike was, of course, the fire engine red one, that I had as a kid.

    What's in your stable? Nishiki Backroads (1994ish?)

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? I don't remember ever using a road bike

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Only the one in my avatar...so far.

    Most memorable moment on my bike: When both brake cables snapped while going downhill through the woods.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Every time I sneak past cars in rush hour traffic jams.

  13. #2578
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    Sep 2006
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    Heihei, Ingeborg! *waves*

    And welcome to all the other newcomers :-)
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

    1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/Selle Italia SLR Lady Gel Flow
    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
    2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Specialized Jett

  14. #2579
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    Apr 2014
    Location
    Central PA
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    Real name: Kristin

    Where do you live? Central PA

    Explanation of your handle: First & middle names... not too creative with handles!

    Explanation of your avatar: Cropped picture of myself from a group picture of the women on our cycling team.

    Age (general or specific): 34

    Occupation: Stay-at-home mom to a 10-year-old girl, 6-year-old girl, and 2-year-old boy!

    Favorite bike: My Giant Avail Advanced SL 1 - black, pearl white, and lime green!

    What's in your stable? Giant Avail Advanced SL 1 and a Giant Via 2W in light blue (my town bike).

    Fastest speed on a road bike? Something like 41.

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    Most memorable moment on my bike: Watching my husband's chain break while going about 28 mph and seeing him swerve and then flip multiple times.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Nothing specific, but most times on my bike are quite fun!

  15. #2580
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    Jun 2014
    Location
    Seattle, WA
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    Real name: Karena

    Where do you live? Seattle, WA

    Explanation of your handle: My pre-marriage initials--still used as a nickname by some old friends.

    Explanation of your avatar: What I do in my "day" job (=afternoons, evenings, weekends, other odd hours job...)

    Age (general or specific): 34

    Occupation: Ballet and modern dance teacher and performer

    Favorite bike: My old Colnago

    What's in your stable? 1980-something Colnago, 2010 Jamis Quest, 2013 Wabi Classic

    Fastest speed on a road bike? Around 40mph?

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    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Erm...

    Most memorable moment on my bike: It's hard to pick a most memorable... There are too many great memories! One of the ones I'm most proud of is doing a 300K brevet last summer--my first brevet--that went up to Artist Point on Mount Baker. It was a really hard climb in a hard ride, and I was really nervous I wouldn't be able to handle it, but I ended up having a great time!

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Either a ride that showcases the beauty of the Pacific NW, or commuting past people stuck in cars on a beautiful day...

 

 

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