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    Saturday's ride is 25 miles. It is a women's...

    Saturday's ride is 25 miles. It is a women's ride until October, then it becomes co-ed. Sunday's rides are 28-45 miles, we break up into several groups depending on speed, we all shoot for about 2...
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    Congrats on your first PMC! Plan to come to...

    Congrats on your first PMC!

    Plan to come to Kennebunkport, ME some weekend! I lead a women's ride on Saturdays from Cape Able Bike Shop, 8 am and we have co-ed rides on Sundays (we break out...
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    Pmc 2006

    I've posted an earlier note re John Kerry riding the PMC and the other special guests on the ride this year.

    I was so thankful the weather broke in time for the ride. It was sunny and warm but...
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    PMC /John Kerry

    Hi - Jean & I did hook up in Bourne on Saturday. Fortunately the weather broke on Friday and we had a beautiful weekend - both weather-wise and PMC-wise.

    My husband & I saw John arrive in...
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    Hi all - thanks for all your comments back. The...

    Hi all - thanks for all your comments back. The hormone treatment has been very effective and my last CT scan in May showed all the cancer gone from my lungs and my bloodwork looks good (except for...
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    Initial cancer 8 years ago, surgery, chemo,...

    Initial cancer 8 years ago, surgery, chemo, radiation, tamoxifen 5 years. Lymph node biopsy in October confirmed cancer was growing again in my lungs. Have been on hormone treatment since October.
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    Menopause & physical abilities

    Hi - this is an old posting but I looked at the other ones related to menopause and this one seemed the most likely one to start with. If any of the other threads already cover this topic, please...
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    I also go to WW and asked my leader about this. ...

    I also go to WW and asked my leader about this. I do a 2 day 192-mi ride in August and every year the week after the ride I'm up. She's explained it to me that my body is in kind of "shock" from...
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    chemo

    I had chemo 8 years ago (AC). I continued to walk through it, though the first week after a treatment was at a pretty slow pace. Towards the end of treatment (4 rounds, every three weeks), walking...
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    What I've done

    Having been in a similar situation, when I was going 4 mph, and almost fell over because I couldn't get my feet unclipped fast enough, I walked until I could get back on my bike and finish the climb....
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    Sat ride 2/11

    Ok you can call me "crazymainerider" because I rode this morning. 2 friends called to cancel at 8 am because it was only 5. I called my other friend and he was still willing to ride. I don't know...
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    Saturday 2/11

    Have plans to ride with friends tomorrow, one more road bike ride before the snow, then possibly back to the mountain/cross bikes if we get a decent storm Sunday and the snow hangs around.
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    Feb 10th ride

    With the thermometer hovering around 20 degrees this morning and with winds coming out of the NW at 10-20 mph it was really really really hard to get motivated to get dressed and get out on my bike. ...
  14. cold after a ride

    I have this problem too. I haven't thought too much about what I eat and drink after a ride, usually whatever is on hand, will give the hot stuff a try.
  15. Great Weather

    I got out both Friday and Saturday for rides and walks with the dog. I just couldn't stay indoors. Friday I rode by myself around my area. The roads were mostly clear though a few patches of ice...
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    Pmc 2006

    Jean - let's make plans to meet in Sturbridge either Friday pm for dinner/opening ceremony and/or Sat am. How far is West Stockbridge to Sturbridge?
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    Pmc 2006

    Registration opened today for alumni riders for the 2006 Pan Massachusetts Challenge (Aug 5-6). Additional routes have been added, minimum fundraising for the 2-day Sturbridge/Provincetown route is...
  18. Brrrr...

    Thanks Helga for the image of you flying downhill screaming brrrr....
  19. Riding in the cold

    Hi - I'm from the other Portland (Maine) and I ride all winter (at least once or twice a week if at all possible). I don't ride when it is below 10 degrees or if the roads haven't been plowed. I do...
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    Pmc

    I'm at $5,500 for the PMC. Most of my checks are in but I do expect a few more.
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    Ride on Saturday

    Unfortunately the weather doesn't look great for Saturday. Hopefully it will be better than last weekend (over 5 inches of rain on Saturday and I don't know how much more on Sunday). If it isn't...
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    Group Rides

    Hi BikeMomma - I haven't had time to be on-line much lately. I am psyched to see others from Maine replying to your requests.

    We have group rides Saturday and Sunday leaving at 8 am from Cape...
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    best advice

    Before my first and daunting long charity ride, my friend passed on this advice: don't eat or drink stuff you aren't used to; keep your shoulders relaxed; use easier gears to spin when your legs are...
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    Knee pain

    One of my new group riders is having knee pain when he rides over 25 miles. Thanks for the link. I had previously suggested a couple of the points but the link will give him alot more detail.
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    Maine Century Saturday 9/10/05

    Our bike club has its annual century on Saturday, 9/10/05. We leave from Cape Able Bike Shop in Kennebunkport, ME at 7 am. There is no sign up, no fees. We will have people sign in so we can keep...
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