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  • Crankin's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 PM
    You'll do it, NWG. We did a 36 mile group ride (that we were not leading) where I felt like I was behind the whole time. No one came for the 50...
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    Couldn't agree on the saddle part of the equation. I switched to the wide old lady comfort style saddles for my snow biking, this last winter,...
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    Good for you, Emily. We gals can do, you with your riding in the heat and me with my riding in the cold. :) Less than week to go, now, for my...
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  • emily_in_nc's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    Thanks for the support, gals! I am feeling so much better. I am just very glad that I actually did get sick, because my mental attitude was really...
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Glad you are feeling better, Emily. I get this warning of illness in the same way! Like, I was ready to throw my bike down 2 Sundays ago, even though...
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    Oh, Emily, so sorry to hear about all this. Just rest up and let it run its course. I've made the mistake of riding when I've been sick and it only...
    64 replies | 1625 view(s)
  • emily_in_nc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 AM
    After a demoralizing ride on Tuesday with seemingly every body part hurting (including even my teeth since I'd had an aggressive orthodontic...
    64 replies | 1625 view(s)
  • north woods gal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    I think that's part of every marriage. I support my husband when it comes to the groups he's joined and their activities, though I sometimes still...
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:43 AM
    I rode to the gym this morning. It was a little warmer than yesterday, about 58. No long fingered gloves, just my bolero and vest over my shirt. So...
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:09 AM
    Crankin replied to a thread recurring UTIs in Health Issues
    I would also consider the saddle/shorts combo. You have to get both right. I had constant pressure, an increase in UTIs, and an actual lesion in the...
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  • antimony's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 05:50 PM
    antimony replied to a thread recurring UTIs in Health Issues
    I like tri-shorts for rides 200k and under, but eventually I think I want a little padding. I'll have to try a 300k that isn't an important one in...
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 03:57 AM
    I am somewhat risk averse, NWG, although I sure do a lot more than 10 years ago. Your plan sounds very sane to me, and you will still be riding....
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 05:04 PM
    We've actually had some great weather for July, this week, with highs right around 80 and low humidity. Great for walking and being outdoors. ...
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 09:31 AM
    I did a little 13 mile ride today, usually one I do at 5 AM. I still kind of feel like vegging out from my 3 days of hard riding, then the gym on...
    64 replies | 1625 view(s)
  • jennyrc's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 11:36 AM
    Thanks for the input, all this info is helpful! I'm still undecided, but I think I am leaning more towards disc brakes now, as I know my hubby isn't...
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 08:55 AM
    UTIs have been an issue for me, once the weather warmed up in the spring and through the summer, prior to my accident. Still an issue, now and then,...
    48 replies | 30656 view(s)
  • rebeccaC's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 08:34 AM
    rebeccaC replied to a thread recurring UTIs in Health Issues
    Id talk to a gynecologist or urologist about it!! I use cranberry juice and especially the lactobacillus in probiotics with its good bacteria in my...
    48 replies | 30656 view(s)
  • rebeccaC's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 08:31 AM
    thanks but thinking that's kind of an overstatement :)......you know if you click on one of my photos you'll go to the flickr page i use for just all...
    64 replies | 1625 view(s)
  • antimony's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 05:55 AM
    antimony replied to a thread recurring UTIs in Health Issues
    The weird part was that I was having symptoms after like 60 miles, when other times I'd been OK for 250. Changing shorts isn't impossible although I...
    48 replies | 30656 view(s)
  • emily_in_nc's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 03:58 AM
    I couldn't agree more!
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 02:36 AM
    Crankin replied to a thread recurring UTIs in Health Issues
    Maybe change your shorts after a certain distance on these long brevets? Bring wipes made for female anatomy? I know I have shorts that are lighter...
    48 replies | 30656 view(s)
  • antimony's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 04:33 PM
    antimony replied to a thread recurring UTIs in Health Issues
    More thread resurrection -- anyone who's dealt with this intermittently rather than all the time, what does/doesn't make a ride cause UTIs for you? ...
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 01:45 PM
    Seriously, rebecca, I don't think I've seen better pics than yours from any professional. Those are top tier. No, I'm not going to get on the...
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  • rebeccaC's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 01:07 PM
    ok..:)....and Luv for my France in winning the world cup!!!!!!!!
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  • Crankin's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 12:56 PM
    NWG, do not get on your bike! Please :). It was cloudy and extremely humid when we woke up in Great Barrington today. Some sprinkles and rain...
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  • ny biker's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 12:38 PM
    I've never had a bike with disc brakes and am generally content with rim brakes. I also ride for fun, not commuting. What is the terrain like where...
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  • north woods gal's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 08:23 AM
    40 miles with 2700 ft of climbing is impressive. Congrats. Well done. I've been cheating a bit with the neck brace, taking it off for short...
    64 replies | 1625 view(s)
  • Crankin's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 06:41 PM
    Well, I made it through the big ride of our trip. There were 2 other AMC riders with us, one who I have met, and one who lives around here. The one I...
    64 replies | 1625 view(s)
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