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    My mother and brother might be considered...

    My mother and brother might be considered "survivalists" (they prefer the term "prepared") so bicycles have always been the backup plan for any emergency travel situation.
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    My road bike is "Oscar", my mountain was "Irene"...

    My road bike is "Oscar", my mountain was "Irene" and I'm also waiting for my hybrid to tell me his name. I feel it may want to be sports related....like "Rondo" or "Carmelo"....
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    Love your story! And I agree, cycling is my happy...

    Love your story! And I agree, cycling is my happy place. I can start out stressed, but just rolling along calms me immensely and also helps me sort out any stressors.
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    Oh yay! I'm nervous about starting my commuting...

    Oh yay! I'm nervous about starting my commuting and am glad it was a good one for you. I'm going to do a test ride on Saturday to make sure I'm comfortable with my route and hope to start riding next...
  5. It might just be a Texas thing...when I just...

    It might just be a Texas thing...when I just started getting into cycling (in Corpus Christi in '06) I got reemed out good by a cyclist for not saying "On your left". I learned my lesson quick and it...
  6. Thread: CSA questions

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    My CSA is a partnership with 4 organic farms, 2...

    My CSA is a partnership with 4 organic farms, 2 are within an hours drive (all of my greens come from Gunderman Farms, the strawberries and some fruit comes from Froberg Farm), 1 is in south Texas...
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    I just got back from picking up my CSA half-share...

    I just got back from picking up my CSA half-share order ($45 for me, all organic, 85% local), so I took a pic of it for you to see, hoping this gives you an idea:
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    I blend kale up in berry smoothies, it hides the...

    I blend kale up in berry smoothies, it hides the taste. And I also like to make kale chips.

    LOL, I have an odd love of beets, so those are never an issue for me :-)
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    B: Overnight oats with almond milk, almonds and...

    B: Overnight oats with almond milk, almonds and chia seeds
    L: Homemade bean soup
    S: 2 Dove chocolates
    D: Open faced pastrami sandwich with mustard and a jalapeno pickle relish and Baked Doritos
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    Yep, my favorite spring item is now broccoli...

    Yep, my favorite spring item is now broccoli flower, which basically is a flower that is super tasty in salads. I never would have realized that if it weren't for my CSA.
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    I'm a member of a CSA...

    I'm a member of a CSA charges $45 for a 'half-share' or $90 for a full share each week. They don't require a pay in advance, which is helpful for me because I only order every 2-3 weeks because a...
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    Ok, my week of hybrid trials has come to...

    Ok, my week of hybrid trials has come to completion :-)

    I've tried a Specialized Aerial (both with the lock-down option and the one without) the Trek 7.3, Cannondale Quick 5 and Adventure 3, and...
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    Just wanted to chime in that it does have the...

    Just wanted to chime in that it does have the eyelets :-) I checked that when I test rode one last night. I am only 8 miles from work, so I might be commuting as well. Even though I think I'm leaning...
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    Heads up, I think I might love the Cannondale...

    Heads up, I think I might love the Cannondale Adventure with thinner tires....I'm going back today to visit it with the smaller tires.:)
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    Houston's is May 20 :-)

    Houston's is May 20 :-)
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    Thanks for y'all's help and advice. I swung by a...

    Thanks for y'all's help and advice. I swung by a couple of shops today. One shop, I just didn't feel like the guy was listening to me and they had very little in stock. After talking with second shop...
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    City Bike Recommendations?

    Ok, I already own a Giant OCR 1 that I've had for years and I love, but now I"m looking for something that I can use more for in-town/neighborhood errands type bike. Mind you, my neighborhood is near...
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