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  • Reply to: Get Your Roadskater.net 2009 Inline Skating and Cycling Jersey or Grab a Classic Tangerine or Iris Version Now   9 years 15 weeks ago
    [No worries if those who have jerseys already don't want to share measurements, but could any of you who have the previous jerseys share chest measurements and the size you get, how you like things to fit (tight or loose), and how the tangerine/pyrocantha or other jersey fit relative to that? Again no worries if you aren't up to it!] The measurements show that last year's sleeveLESS ran a little larger...about a half inch to maybe an inch in the XL size compared with the Iris and Sunlit Leaves. It's tough to measure stretchy fabric but it seems the Sky edition in 2005 was about the same size as the Tangerine. The SHORTsleeve ran a little larger by about an inch by my measurements than the Iris or Sunlit Leaves, but again about the same as the Sky edition. That's why I say if you're on the border between sizes, go DOWN a size this year to account for the difference. I'll put up a size chart when I can check on it with the manufacturer but at this point the above is what I know. One point to say is that these are CLUB FIT (RELAXED) NOT PRO FIT. In Pro fit I'd be XXX or some such. These have always run about like sizes you'd find for Starter or Champion or Nike "active this or that" jerseys you'd find in Wall of China Mart and elsewhere, but NOT the ones that mimic Under Armour. More on this as SOON as possible, including maybe some measurements if I can humble myself...chest only and you can imagine the rest...now where's that tape measure?
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  • Reply to: Get Your Roadskater.net 2009 Inline Skating and Cycling Jersey or Grab a Classic Tangerine or Iris Version Now   9 years 15 weeks ago
    Marianne...after looking at some of last year's A2A FNS & Saturday photos, I think you look like you'd be a size smaller than me. I have typically ordered the large jersey each year but last year's ran a little larger, due to the change in style (raglan). So my orange sleeveless that I wear now is a medium. I am going to go with a medium again this year, but I think I'm bigger than you (broader shoulders & hips, and longer torso).
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  • Reply to: Get Your Roadskater.net 2009 Inline Skating and Cycling Jersey or Grab a Classic Tangerine or Iris Version Now   9 years 15 weeks ago
    Hi eebee, I never had the honor to own a roadskater.net shirt but would love to order one this year, I think we are about the same size, please let me know what I should order. Thanks
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  • Reply to: Max speed (GPS or cyclist verified), and max speed stories   9 years 15 weeks ago
    Now way, that is around 85 km/h eebee is right you guys are crazy. The most I ever did was around 65 km/h on 80mm wheels. How long was the ride in total that day? I checked out the hill part on Google Earth, looks delicious. I think, I would like to ride it a couple of times before doing it in a tuck…and then… probably chicken out. LOL
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  • Reply to: Ragbrai 2009, skate across Iowa   9 years 15 weeks ago
    It sounds like a marvelous time, except… for the tent in the half a foot of water… did you bring more then one pair of skates, or did they dry out over night. I remember 24 Montreal 2008 hating to slip back into dose damp skates even with dry socks.  Wow 10’000 Riders! How come you where the only skater? I have never heard of Ragbrai before your post. I am sure they don’t have a problem with filling in the open spots.
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  • Reply to: Ragbrai 2009, skate across Iowa   9 years 15 weeks ago

    Based on the way he looked at mile 50, the runner probably finished that day with no problem.

    My body will take as long to recover as it needs.  I won't push it but hope to have an okay showing for A2A 38-mile.

    Based on past data:

    All out running marathon took 2.5 months.

    12-hour skate took 3 wks.

    24-hour skate took 2 months.

    I was worthless on Tuesday skate after returning from Ragbrai.

    I quit the 10-mile Saturday run at mile 8. 

    I'd guess 3 wk recovery time for Ragbrai.

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  • Reply to: Good places to buy lycra shorts? (Inline Skating and Cycling)   9 years 15 weeks ago
    After I placed my order, I received a 5% off coupon code. It said it can be used by me or a friend, so here it is in case anyone else wants to order... Coupon code: 162121 - SM -
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  • Reply to: Good places to buy lycra shorts? (Inline Skating and Cycling)   9 years 15 weeks ago
    After a bit of searching, I found some that seem like they might work. At $25/pair, it may be worth trying. I'm going to order a couple pairs to see how they are compared to the shorts from sweatitout.com... http://www.americanwave.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=78998 The above link said they were out of stock for size large. Here's another site that claims to have them in stock: http://www.opentip.com/Sporting-Goods/American-Wave-International-Lycra-... I'll post my impressions of the shorts once they arrive and I can try them out. - SM -
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  • Reply to: Good places to buy lycra shorts? (Inline Skating and Cycling)   9 years 15 weeks ago
    I just dug through my email, and the last time I ordered these shorts (5/5/05) they were $34.95. I probably kept them a year longer than I really should have. But I guess even 3 years isn't bad as far as wear goes. I also ordered the super-duper shorts last time for $55.95/pair. Those are now $62.95. So I guess they're a slightly better buy in that the price increased by a smaller percentage (13% vs 23%). Still, $63 for a pair of shorts is *really* steep. Here's the link: http://www.sweatitout.com/store/product_details.php?category_id=0&item_i... - SM -
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  • Reply to: Ragbrai 2009, skate across Iowa   9 years 15 weeks ago
    So envious! I love doing bike tours on skates. Somewhere in the archives here should be me report from doing the Hilly Hundred in Indiana a few years ago.
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