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Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:21 pm
by lakurumau
I'm not aligned with any particular "type"; each style offers something different and I'm attempting to draw from all. I guess you could call me a "flitterer"!
I'm studying at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne. A two year Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching. I chose this particular path because I didn't want to focus on just one style, and the course broadly covers many different aspects of yoga and various asana styles, with a national qualification at the end. Friends of mine have apprenticed with particular schools in the city and that's another way to do it (lots of schools offering teacher training now) if one particular method of asana/yoga really calls to you.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:13 pm
by lakurumau
And to update on my bike purchase, I now have an Electra Amsterdam Sport. Nice red colour. Lovely to ride, although the gears are a bit jumpy since I took it apart in a bike workshop the other week. It ain't fast, but it's comfy.

Now I'm looking for a trailer to cart my daughter to childcare in. Meanwhile we "cycle" together (her on her babytrike) to Grandma's house down the road.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:40 pm
by blossy84
Hi Ladies

Location?
Perth

Road, Mountain, Track... what's your style?
I have a new road bike

Current bike/s?
Orbea Aqua
Diamondback MTB

Riding since?
always loved riding (on and off), but starting to ride regulary in the past 3 weeks :)

Riding because?
I enjoy it, even when it rained on me this morning

Favorite ride?
Along the beach - haven't riden enough to have a 'favourite ride'

Occupation?
Account Manager at an Insurance Broker

Goals?
to get fitter, get slimmer and enjoy it while I do it

Most embarrassing moment on the bike?
I have had 4 clipstacks to date, most embarrassing one was probably yesterday when I was riding with my boss for "ride to work day". I stacked it when we were still - in front of my boss and in front of many other cyclists who were at Dome in Subiaco for their ride to work breakfasts. I got up pretty fast so I'm still hoping not many saw it :oops:

Best moment on the bike?
Going down a hill after climbing it

Which section have you spent most of your time in on the forums? Or where do you suspect you'll spend most your time?
So far General Discussion, but I'm not sure...

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:50 pm
by blossy84
aliciaedwards wrote:Best moment on the bike?
Sounds pathetic but going down a decent hill without panicking or riding the brake - don't have a lot of confidence in myself yet :wink:


That doesn't sound pathetic at all. I do that too. I still hit the brakes when I feel like I'm turning a corner or going around a roundabout too fast :oops:

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:08 pm
by Apple
welcome :D

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:29 pm
by blossy84
Apple wrote:welcome :D


thank you :D

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:57 pm
by marinmomma
Welcome Erin, nice to have you join us...don't be shy and disappear on us :wink:

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:56 pm
by blossy84
marinmomma wrote:Welcome Erin, nice to have you join us...don't be shy and disappear on us :wink:


Thanks very much :) I will try not to

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:57 am
by patriciacycling4fun
HI Erin
Welcome the the forum!

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:03 pm
by Camee
Location?
Canberra

Road, Mountain, Track... what's your style?
I've mostly been doing weekend rides, like to the farmers' markets and into civic for lunch. That said, this week I just started commuting by bike and I do like a bit of mountain biking.

Current bike/s?
Trek belleville mixte 2011
Avanti ridge rider


Riding since?

Early 2010, when we moved to Canberra and had the opportunity to do it more.

Riding because?
I started to share a hobby with my partner. I keep doing it because it's fun, it's a good way to keep fit, and it's cheaper than petrol! What's not to love?

Favorite ride?
I don't have one just yet, but I'm working on it!

Occupation?
Statistical Analyst

Goals?
To lose weight, get fitter and to be able to ride 100kms


Most embarrassing moment on the bike?

Yesterday, actually. Trying out a new seat on the ridge rider, I braked too hard, slid off the front of the seat and... impacted... in a delicate place. Luckily only one person saw me!

Best moment on the bike?
Surviving the trip to Belconnen (yes, I'm currently fairly unfit)



Which section have you spent most of your time in on the forums? Or where do you suspect you'll spend most your time?

Not sure yet, still in the early stages of exploring the forums!

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:19 pm
by Schmenz
Location?

Sydney

Road, Mountain, Track... what's your style?
Road

Current bike/s?

Giant TCR Advanced W


Riding since?


Late July

Riding because?

I wanted to get back into cycling which i loved as a kid, and i cant ski all year round! And then I signed up for the sea 2 summit, and my riding got a LOT more intense!

Favorite ride?

The royal national park.

Occupation?
Chiropractor

Goals?

to complete the Sea 2 summit.


Most embarrassing moment on the bike?


My aforementioned clipstack into the otto bins on heathcote rd infront of many a peleton. (see the best clipstack award thread).

Best moment on the bike?

Descending into the RNP from waterfall.. i LOVE those corners! And when I was first starting... finally making it to the top of "hell hill" - my first nemesis.



Which section have you spent most of your time in on the forums? Or where do you suspect you'll spend most your time?


Not sure yet - but im sure its listed in my profile.. i just go where the interesting threads are.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:50 pm
by mikesbytes
Welcome

Is "hell hill" the hill coming from the bottom of waterfall heading towards gary beach turnoff (Audley out)

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:54 pm
by Schmenz
mikesbytes wrote:Welcome

Is "hell hill" the hill coming from the bottom of waterfall heading towards gary beach turnoff (Audley out)


no :oops: it was a little hill :( It was the big hill on the way to west head. I was more scared of not being able to keep pedalling and clipstacking than not actually being able to get up it.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:31 pm
by mikesbytes
Yeh its a real ankle snapper that one

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:18 am
by RideToConquerCancer
Location?
Brisbane

Road, Mountain, Track... what's your style?
Road

Current bike/s?
Madone

Riding since?
Early 2010

Riding because?
My job!

Favorite ride?
Brisbane Ride to Conquer Cancer - I work there!

Occupation?
Manager

Goals?
More daily riding

Most embarrassing moment on the bike?
Grabbing the bar and not steering, fell and crashed.

Best moment on the bike?
Riding on the beach

Which section have you spent most of your time in on the forums? Or where do you suspect you'll spend most your time?
Brand new to this forum.

Just press quote to make it easier to follow the questions if your interested in answering them.

Evan (female)

Introducing the Women

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:44 pm
by Max
Welcome to the forums, Evan :)

Max

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:57 pm
by wallaby
Location?
Pt Cook, Melbourne

Road, Mountain, Track... what's your style?
Road

Current bike/s?
Giant Avail 1

Riding since?
3 months ago

Riding because?
Fitness and to escape my family noise

Favorite ride?
None yet, still working on that

Occupation?
Tax Accountant (fun huh! 8)

Goals?
Ride 2 mornings a week plus 1 weekend long ride - as a constant routine

Most embarrassing moment on the bike?
Clip stacking even though my left foot was out of the clip - I leant the wrong way. :oops: I won't do that again!!!

Best moment on the bike?
Doing 30km/h on a nice flat bit of bike path and realising how easy it was!

Which section have you spent most of your time in on the forums? Or where do you suspect you'll spend most your time?
Victoria rides/Womens cycling/general discussion

Kym (female)

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:06 pm
by Apple
Hi Kym and welcome,
:D all the women here are nice.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:04 pm
by CommuRider
wallaby wrote:Occupation?
Tax Accountant (fun huh! 8)


Ok Ms. Tax Accountant, do you have a standard c/km in the logbook if I use my bike to go from one workplace to another work-related activity? ;-)

(welcome by the way, am sure some of the members here will use your expertise)

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:35 pm
by Apple
Sorry I missed out on Evan, welcome to you as well :D

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:19 pm
by marinmomma
Welcome Evan and Kym, lovely to have you join us.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:23 pm
by wallaby
CommuRider wrote:
wallaby wrote:Occupation?
Tax Accountant (fun huh! 8)


Ok Ms. Tax Accountant, do you have a standard c/km in the logbook if I use my bike to go from one workplace to another work-related activity? ;-)

(welcome by the way, am sure some of the members here will use your expertise)


Well, a bicycle is not considered to be a "car" (smart decision huh!) So there is no cents per km standard rate for a bicycle (am I boring you yet? :roll: .........)

Thanks for the welcome!!! I have committed to my first group ride on Saturday - should be fun!!!

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:30 pm
by CommuRider
Nah....we had a discussion awhile back about whether we could claim ANY aspect of our bike commuting as a tax deduction. I can claim bus tickets from one workplace to another, just wondering why this isn't extended to bike as form of transport.

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:14 pm
by wallaby
My guess would be that only motorised transport is covered, and they probably guess that the cost of riding a bicycle is cheap ( :? ) so no need for tax deductions in that area - little do they know!!!

Re: Introducing the Women

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:09 pm
by newie
Hi there, lurking for ages. Thought I would finally get around to contributing.

Location?
Newcastle

Road, Mountain, Track... what's your style?
Road.

Current bike/s?
2010 Avanti Giro - my baby - I love it.
Sub lime 1.0. My former love. Now referred to as "the truck" and only reserved for commuting on rainy days when I don't want my baby to get dirty.

Riding since?
Off and on for years.
On the roadie since April 2010.

Riding because?
Signed up for a cycling tour to follow the Tour de France in 2010. Had to get serious and caught the bug big time. Now, I just love it.

Favorite ride?
Hmmm tricky.. Fernleigh track. My longer morning commute past the beaches and harbour - what a way to start the day.

Occupation?
University lecturer.

Goals?
First major goal - make it up Alpe d'Heuz - tick.
Second major goal - Round the Bay in a day - tick.
Third major goal - 200 km Alpine Classic ..... watch this space.

Most embarrassing moment on the bike?
Can't really think of any. Being passed by old men on mountain bikes is pretty bad. Doesn't happen so often these days.

Best moment on the bike?
So many...
French Alps, the Wildon Radmarathon in Austria. Random days when it all comes together and feels wonderful.

Which section have you spent most of your time in on the forums? Or where do you suspect you'll spend most your time?
Everywhere.

Vicki