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  1. Salsa dancing, Running and real work too!

    Actually doing the work I've needed to do for my business since last Spring--
    Total re-design of web site, developing mailing lists and a whole new marketing strategy.

    I have been running on the...
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    My goal for 2008 is to spend more time on the...

    My goal for 2008 is to spend more time on the bike with my family, and to get faster and better at climbing. I went from new biker to a 111 mile charity ride, last year, but I really missed a whole...
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    I agree - also about Elizabeth George (those are...

    I agree - also about Elizabeth George (those are my dessert books) - I assume you have read PD James mysteries? Henning Mankel (Swedish) is also great.

    Blood and Thunder sounds right up my alley,...
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    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

    I forgot to mention what may be the best book ever - Middlesex. Just an amazingly constructed and often funny tale, completely unpredicatbale, and uplifing in an odd way. There are some tough war...
  5. My plantar fasciatis symptoms were exactly like...

    My plantar fasciatis symptoms were exactly like what you described -- and were completely cured by custom orthotics (which I wear in the bike shoes) and stretching the calf many time a day.

    On the...
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    Absolutely - get the kids a very cool BMX bike -...

    Absolutely - get the kids a very cool BMX bike - you look the coolest if the bike is too small. If you want to get a more roadie bike, we got my older son a kid size Specialized bike when he was nine...
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    I think you girls and your Mom are just awesome -...

    I think you girls and your Mom are just awesome - sending you good vibes, and I am sure all will be well soon.
  8. Thread: Saul Raisin

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    I was sorry to hear this - I had been reading...

    I was sorry to hear this - I had been reading about him in a bike magazine recently.

    He sounds like a smart positive guy, and I bet he will find a way to do something great, that will make him...
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    I am a newer and less experienced cyclist, and I...

    I am a newer and less experienced cyclist, and I too have been strugling with hills.

    The gearing described here has helped me - but don't drop down so far that you don't generate enough power. I...
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    You will get your arms back before you know it! ...

    You will get your arms back before you know it!

    I do find that the weight stuff comes back fairly quickly if you don't go nuts in the beginning. I totally overdid it on my first day back at...
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    I was definitely a bit dizzy and chilled the day...

    I was definitely a bit dizzy and chilled the day after my shot - DH too. That said, I never got sick last winter with more than a nasal cold. it's worth it and it doesn't even hurt that much!
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    I realize that with 2 boys and one husband, I'm...

    I realize that with 2 boys and one husband, I'm only alone during the day when I'm supposed to be working, or riding the bike.

    I would love an evening alone -- and I would buy a big stack of...
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    Great book - amazing journalism - his other books...

    Great book - amazing journalism - his other books are good as well. I would also add The Heart of the Sea - about the true story that Moby **** is based on -- great sailing story.
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    Thanks. I loved the Devil in the White City! I...

    Thanks. I loved the Devil in the White City! I will look for the George Washington Book.

    Another one in this vein that is great is The Island at the Center of the World - you couldn't make up a...
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    Mysteries and History

    I have read everything my Henning Mankell that is translated into English. I love the Kurt Wallander series and also return of the Dancing Master. If you like Mankell you should check out Maj Sjowall...
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    Very itch sensitive - will wool be OK?

    Thanks - so much helpful info here! It sounds like I am overdressing for sure.

    Wool sounds great, but it does make me itchy - I can't tolerate a cashmere sweater next to my skin - will the...
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    Winter sweat - what's a girl to do?

    What do you wear under your biking jacket or Jersey to absorb the sweat? My torso becomes a sweaty mess, then I freeze on the way home which is downhill from the park loop.

    So I got the bottom...
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    Made my day - we had a Beagle named Schroeder and...

    Made my day - we had a Beagle named Schroeder and he looked exactly like that when he was a puppy! Used to sleep at my feet under the covers - great memory! Bestest dog ever.

    Used a similar look...
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    These exercises are so helpful - thank from me...

    These exercises are so helpful - thank from me too.

    As the weather gets colder, I am and whimps like me ride less, does it make sense to focus on weights more in the off season? Is there a down...
  20. Thread: coaching

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    I think you can get many excellent things from...

    I think you can get many excellent things from book plans and on line coaching - but they aren't going to be able to tell you if you are mashing the pedals, or pedaling in too low a gear.

    I have...
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    Anyone try Forever New?

    I wash my bras in this organic stuff called "Forever New". It gets them very clean and washes everything out. I occasionally use it on bike shorts and expensive jerseys - they do seem to last much...
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    Great job Rachel! That hill in a big gear is not...

    Great job Rachel! That hill in a big gear is not easy:).
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    Thanks! What kind of tights did you end up...

    Thanks!

    What kind of tights did you end up with Koala? - - that's just what I want, fleeced, pad and short. My hips measure for the large, but Mediums usually fit better - depends on the shorts.
    ...
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    I have been eyeing those LGs - that's my favorite...

    I have been eyeing those LGs - that's my favorite chamois too - they are pretty expensive ($170:eek: ), but may really be my best choice. Any idea about how warm they are?

    I really want just one...
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    Customer service and great staff attitude

    So great - congrats, and I wish you were closer to NYC! How exciting!

    You got so many great suggestions. Here's one that could apply to a lot of businesses:

    I think customer service and staff...
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