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attn womenquinroo
Oct 2, 2001 4:12 AM
hi! i'm a newcomer to the sport, and i've been reading this forum for a few months now. i've noticed that there seems to be quite a few women on it, and i was wondering, how many of us are there? and how long have you been riding? just curious-- oh, and anyone know any good sites for inexpensive women's cycling clothes? i can always seem to find good deals on men's...
try and
Oct 2, 2001 4:51 AM
they have good sales sometimes. Also check out Not women-specific stuff but good deals on close-outs.

I started riding in college (1988). Moved down south in '92 and switched to mtb exclusively for about 4 years. Had about a 4 year hiatus (still rode the mtb some - with a kid seat on the back) then started road cycling (or as some folks here call it - "off dirt" riding) seriously again this year.

Good to have you here. We need more gurls!
re: attn womenAPG
Oct 2, 2001 5:15 AM

I got into cycling last July when I started training for triathlons. Triathlon is still my focus, but the bike leg has become my favorite portion! She-Beest makes some excellent ladies clothing. Try for bike wear at reduced prices. Also go to your local bike store and shop the sales racks or off-season.

Good luck!

Oct 2, 2001 7:09 AM
... to the world of cycling.

I'm 37, and have been riding seriously almost exactly 10 years. I ride with a bike club that's about 40 percent women with most riders between about 30 and 45. Riding with a club is a great supportive way to improve one's knowledge and abilities!

As for women's clothing, I think that some of the women's only companies simply have outrageous prices (Title IX) but cute stuff. So, I tend to wind up getting women's Pearl Izumi stuff from regular retailers (Performance, Nashbar, local bike shop, whatever) when its on sale.

Good luck!!!
...and another...Kristin
Oct 2, 2001 8:38 AM
Hey Quinroo! I'm new this year too. I've been riding a road bike since May. But if you read here, then you know my whole life story already. :-)))

I'm not sure about where to buy cheap womens clothing. I mostly just get mens stuff. It all fits the same. Actually, I have a pair of mens and womens Volers and I must confess, I like the padding in the mens shorts better.
rough roughWoof the dog
Oct 2, 2001 9:10 AM
how for about a year I don't recall knowing any women on this forum....well, maybe that Tomassini girl, but then they started flying in like flies into a jar with honey. Damn.

Woof the dog.
You disappointed to see us here woofy?Kristin
Oct 2, 2001 9:18 AM
Are we threatening your masculinity in some way?
of course notWoof the dog
Oct 5, 2001 5:17 AM
you are not a threat to a super canine like myself, unless you are a pro woman racer ;-)

Sincerely barking

Another girly site...Roxy
Oct 2, 2001 9:25 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of cycling!
Been into it a couple years, but seriously just this season. Trained for a couple centuries this month and had a blast!
Another site I check is :
It used to be really active, but has cooled off a bit recently - maybe we can get more gals in there.
Have fun!
No, don't go there....Starliner
Oct 2, 2001 12:20 PM
it's good for this site to have female voices, so to all the women who have suddenly begun to contribute here recently ...... please don't drop us for another site....
It's a good site. But I wouldn't leave this one.Spinchick
Oct 2, 2001 12:26 PM
Gotta have the guys around to pick on now and then.
re: attn womencp123
Oct 2, 2001 7:02 PM
Hi - I've been riding off and on for approximately 15 years. But I became somewhat more serious about 4 years ago. My club is Females in Training -

In the last few years I've improved the bike, the hours and the kilometres. Not an addict - but i start to get twitchy if i can't do it for a few days.
re: attn womenGail
Oct 2, 2001 10:15 PM
Hi quinroo. I'm new here too. 39 with a 14 year old daughter. Got back into riding last year because I wanted to have time with my daughter where we were doing something together and enjoying ourselves. I cycled a lot through college and am enjoying it again.
re: attn womenharlett
Oct 3, 2001 3:13 AM
hello quinroo. i'm lauren .29 real close to 30... i've only been coming here for a few months too. until 2 years ago i was principally a marathoner using cycling as a way to cross train.(i've been cycling since I was in high school though) i now do just one marathon a year and have moved most of my training time to cycling with the emphasis on doing long distances. i've found that most shorts that "last" and provide sustained comfort on long rides are worth the's too bad that in the review section of this site the only womens shorts that i saw were terrys... the ones i like are assos lady h short. shebeest... louis garneau womans pro shorts and for fun and outrageousness there is primal wear.

here are some web sites..

there are some on sale at performance right now

primal wear. my fave.*S*..

the fall line of jerseys' at zoic

a friend of mine loves these aussie ones
re: attn womensweetbuns
Oct 4, 2001 6:35 AM
I like for clothing. I've bought shorts and jerseys for $20 and less on that site. If you are a size xs, you will be able to choose amongst most of the clothes....those are generally the sizes that are left. Have fun shopping!