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Where is she?shirt
Nov 29, 2003 9:29 PM
You know who I'm talking about...
Who is she - we (I) don't know who you're talking about (nm)Kerry Irons
Nov 30, 2003 6:36 PM
If you're talking about LFR, I'm sure some of the posters know..MR_GRUMPY
Nov 30, 2003 7:12 PM
about what's going on with her. On the other hand, maybe it's private. When she feels like posting again, she will.
Yeah, I miss her too... I hope (really hope) she comes back. nmAsiago
Nov 30, 2003 7:55 PM
Heres The SkinnyBigLeadOutGuy
Dec 1, 2003 6:30 AM
While on vacation she was out noodling around on her bike where she had run into soem other cyclists...riding rather quickly she decided to hop onto a wheel and catch some draft....little did she know that they were the T-mobile ladies team incognito. Needless to say a light training ride turned into a hammerfest where she ended up ripping the legs off the t-mobile girls...in a mad dash for the county line sprint she dropped them all. At the end of the ride she was approached by one of the riders who happend to be the team director who was out for an eval with the team. The director showed some interest in her racing for the team and they flew her out to an early season training camp in arizona where the coaches were very impressed. When all is said and done they inked her up a contract and shes now a t-mobile girl. Shes been pretty busy lately and thats why she hasnt been posting too much, but look for her new column they are going to have on bike.com...they are going to give her an online diary, hell if that putz mike creed has one LFRs NEEDS to have one...her diary will kick the crap out of mikes! (sorry mike!haha)
Im sure she will spill the beans soon enough, till then keep it on the Downlow...I dont wanna ruin the surprise!
ok ok enough of this bull....my whole story is a lie..im just kidding...shes just been hella busy lately. =)
shell post soon...no worries =)
Ok, that was just mean! :) nmAsiago
Dec 1, 2003 8:09 AM
oh, that was just funny!lonefrontranger
Dec 3, 2003 11:37 AM
Arrant fantasy, but funny nonetheless. Those ladies are going to seriously trounce on us this year. I hear Gagg's wife has joined them, too.

I LIKE Mike Creed's diaries. Dude has the minerals to speak his mind in public. He's got my vote.

Thanks BLOG, check's in the mail ;)
lurkinglonefrontranger
Dec 1, 2003 12:34 PM
Haven't been riding a lot lately. Just unmotivated, I guess. The Sherpa's been pretty adamant that I take it easy as I developed a mild case of "winter-star" syndrome last season despite our best efforts. So no taking it seriously until later on.

Plus, I'm in love, and the new boy doesn't ride. At all. Which is a good thing IMO.
Awesome!!!shirt
Dec 1, 2003 1:03 PM
LFR's in love! That is just great. That's also great he's not a cyclist, but let's hope he's not a bowler, either. He at least skis or something, right?

Glad to hear your heart's still beating, and that it's even aflutter.
oh, he's worse than a bowler, he's a nerd.lonefrontranger
Dec 1, 2003 8:51 PM
He's a certified, dyed-in-the wool propellerhead. One of those computer guys who thinks in code, so much so that he telecommutes for a Fortune 50 company that doesn't DO telecommuting (usually). Dude plays a mean game of Scrabble, is a worse single-malt Scotch snob than I am, is versed in full-throttle power slides and doesn't want kids about as rabidly as I don't. He's taking me to Maui for 10 days over Xmas. I'm in heaven.

Yeah, he's athletic. He's probably fitter than I am. He plays freestyle footbag, basically hacky sack on steroids, very Boulder. Never seen a skinny lanky person move that fast. I think I outweigh this dude and he's 6' tall. It's good cross-training, anyway.
No, a bowler's still far worse.shirt
Dec 1, 2003 10:54 PM
Propellerhead: Good.
Scrabble: Good.
Power slides: Better.

Footbag: Maybe bowling would be better.
Cross training: Are you referring to the footbag or uhm, uh...

Good on ya, girl.
"cross training" that's a new one ;-) nmDougSloan
Dec 2, 2003 7:24 AM
Yeah, I'll run that one by my wife tonight and see if she buys.shirt
Dec 2, 2003 1:14 PM
"Don't you want to support my cycling?" nm :)Asiago
Dec 2, 2003 1:49 PM
Update: It doesn't work. (nm)shirt
Dec 3, 2003 7:26 AM
re: power slideslonefrontranger
Dec 3, 2003 11:33 AM
He's a huge WRC fan, as am I, but he has a computer science degree, thus he's had the wherewithal to indulge his driving jones a bit more; went to pro driving school and all that. He's got a brand new S-2000, zoom-zoom :)

He actually does ride a little bit, though only as a casual commuter / recreational deal. I caught him out in the garage yesterday weighing the Morgul and giving his perfectly functional Trek 8500 commuter rig the fishy eye. And he got utterly engrossed in my 2001 Paris-Roubaix DVD on Sunday - I was on the trainer due to crappy weather and popped it in to alleviate the boredom factor. The DVD is well worth the extra bank because you can easily skip to the good bits. Before I knew it, my boy had pulled up a lawn chair (garage) and was quizzing me about all the mad muddy mayhem on the set. I may have inadvertently infected this guy, and judging from the rest of the Nerdling Brand (tm) specialty toys he's got infesting his place, he has the potential to become a serious equipment whore if he comes down with a full-blown case of Bike Disease. Which would utterly suck for me, because he's built like Vaughters and can already outclimb me on his 30-lb commuter.

re: cross-training yes, I was referring to the footbag, although... But seriously, footbag is pretty damn rough. If I keep at it, I'm going to have some unreal abs. It's endless leg lifts, plus it requires quite a bit of agility, quickness and coordination. Footbag may be a nerdy sport, but it's also a serious workout. It's a lot more fun than getting terrorised into 50,000,000 box jumps by the Ski Conditioning Nazis at the gym, anyway.
Great, if anyone deserves to be happy, it's you! nmAsiago
Dec 2, 2003 9:07 AM
good to hear from you nmDougSloan
Dec 1, 2003 2:04 PM
As a lurker for the most part...Triphop
Dec 1, 2003 2:39 PM
I have always enjoyed reading about LFRs training/racing, looking forward to reading more. And actually saw LFR race at a crit in Denver at the end of the season...recognized her from pics that have been posted here. Glad to hear she is still around!
thanks, dudelonefrontranger
Dec 3, 2003 11:41 AM
Was it Bannock? Did you introduce yourself?

I'll probably post a little more regularly as the season wears on. Right now I'm barely riding and hell busy at work, and kind of living between 2 addresses, so it's not as easy to sit and ramble on the chat boards as it used to be.

If any of youall ever see me at a race, please feel free to step up. I'm always eager to meet other RBR'ers.
thanks, dudeTriphop
Dec 4, 2003 8:23 AM
Could have been Bannock, don't know for sure, but no, I did not introduce myself. The race was a couple blocks west of Lincoln between maybe 14th and 10th...something like that. My friend was racing Cat4 and I had to see him race, atleast once. After his race, my wife wanted to go back down and check out the women (she rides too) before we watched the pro/1/2 men, I recognized you & your Colnago from pics on here.

It was actually the first road race/crit I had ever seen...the sights of all the colors flying by, speed and sounds involved made me want to try racing road. So, I am hanging up XC racing and gonna give a shot at the road! Can't wait.

I am sure I will see you at races come spring/summer...shoot maybe I'll see you on the roads this winter. I am in Lafayette, generally ride out toward Niwot, Gunbarrel, Longmont. I am on a white Ciocc.
I live in Erielonefrontranger
Dec 4, 2003 1:04 PM
Well, that is when I'm not hanging out in North Boulder...

I used to live right over by Waneka Lake in Lafayette, but now live out in Erie Village, that's right, I'm in with all those candy-colored whacked-out pseudo-Victorian trophy homes. I work in Niwot down by IBM. So I ride those same roads all the time.

I'll probably not be on the 'nag now that it's winter. I've been riding my winter beater recently: teal/lavender linear fade Morgul-Bismark Aero with Chorus 10. Other than that, I could just as easily be on my black-and-white (AD4) Colnago cyclocross bike (also with C-10), or my old dark grey 1980's Trek steel fixie with Super Record bits. On anything but the Trek, you can always ID my rigs by their miniscule sizes (48/49 cm), Campag 10 / ITM cockpits and black Cosmos wheels. I've got 3 sets of Cosmos and they're darned near bulletproof.

I'm seriously thinking about doing the Research Park 'cross race on Sunday, so if you want to see me sucking cheese and suffering badly off the back, show up and cheer. The Research park course is the one they do the short-track MTB series on. It's at the intersection of Foothills and Colorado. Heck, pull the bar-ends off your MTB (if you even have them on) and come try a 'cross race on for size yourself.
Right down the way...Triphop
Dec 4, 2003 1:36 PM
I know the neighborhood. I am just down the way in a townhome in Indian Peaks, northwest corner of 95th & Baseline. I'll keep an eye out for you, that is if I can recall the slew of bikes you could possibly be riding! ;) Guess I'll look for the Cosmos wheels.

As for the CX race on Sunday, I would come down to check it out, but my wife's sister and husband are leaving town (moving to Italy, talk about jealousy, especially since they don't ride) on Sunday, so we are hosting a going away thing for people to say their last goodbyes.

I'd get worked in a cyclocross race...not to mention my mtn bike is set up as a singlespeed right now. Good luck in the race!
if you find an extra single guySadlebred
Dec 4, 2003 8:49 AM
LFR--if you find an extra single guy, can you please Fed-Ex him to Atlanta for me? The guy situation here is DRY!
there's a ton of 'em in Boulder and most of 'em bikelonefrontranger
Dec 4, 2003 1:15 PM
The catch is, none of 'em want to leave. To quote Pack Meat, who's right on the money with this one: you can't swing a hippie by his/her dreadlocks in Boulder without hitting a single guy who rides.

I for one am glad to have one who isn't a serious cyclist. The Sherpa, wise beyond his years as usual, told me a rather pithy maxim when my ex left (tho I wasn't in the frame of mind to appreciate it at the time): there's only so much ego room in a relationship...
Congrats, glad you're doing so well. nmLen J
Dec 4, 2003 9:04 AM
You're an inspirationRoyGBiv
Dec 10, 2003 12:39 PM
Now on many levels - riding and romance.