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    The sky & my animals (usually taken in...

    The sky & my animals (usually taken in combination) are my soul menders and they kindly send my mostly wordless prayers on to the Maker. Cycling does me a world of good via the magic medicine of...
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    There is a VERY common weed called English...

    There is a VERY common weed called English Plantain. Here in Pennsylvania, it grows any place the natural soil habitat has been disturbed - driveways, lawns, etc. I bet you have it in Massachusetts,...
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    Trusting your gut is always #1, but 'round here...

    Trusting your gut is always #1, but 'round here in tiny Applebachsville - where there are so many characters it's like Northern Exposure in Pennsylvania - a guy hanging around while I fixed something...
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    Thanks for all the great links and suggestions! I...

    Thanks for all the great links and suggestions! I am getting SO excited. No, Tulip, I don't speak French but have a couple CD's to learn the basic courtesies. Unfortunately, the Spanish-speaking part...
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    Latelate in Brittany

    We're one week away from departing for a month's art residency in Rochefort-en-Terre, France. Thanks to all who suggested various means of riding over there. Shipping our bikes or renting road bikes...
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    I remember one rainy Sunday morning, my ancient...

    I remember one rainy Sunday morning, my ancient Chevy Nova died in the middle of a busy intersection. I was coming home from my overnight shift as a houseparent for severely physically and mentally...
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    Have you lost weight/gotten leaner recently? I...

    Have you lost weight/gotten leaner recently? I had a similar pain problem (on both my road and spin bikes) cured when I went to the next-size-down shorts. I had slimmed somewhat but thought my shorts...
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    As TE taught me - "The BEST bike - is the one you...

    As TE taught me - "The BEST bike - is the one you have." :D

    I have a soft soft in my heart for all cyclists who are willing to start out w/ rough bikes, cobbled-together gear, and a lot of heart....
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    YIPPEE!!!!! I'm starting my work day with a big...

    YIPPEE!!!!! I'm starting my work day with a big dose of happiness for you and Zorro! give him a hug for me!
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    I'm envisioning your sweet catfriend safe in your...

    I'm envisioning your sweet catfriend safe in your arms again. My childhood kitty, Tabitha, disappeared during a stretch of wintry weather and when she didn't come home, we assumed she, in her old...
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    Renee and I thank you all, and from the look on...

    Renee and I thank you all, and from the look on her face I can tell that knowing she is supported by all this prayer is already giving her strength and peace - and healing to come. And thanks for the...
  12. Oh crap. Looks like the tumor is back and we'll...

    Oh crap. Looks like the tumor is back and we'll soon be nursing a 3-leggity boy back to health. I'm still glad we tried the herbs and diet change, I think we all gathered our strength for the next...
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    prayers requested

    Hello all prayerful and healer-type sisters (and brothers) out there-

    My wonderful (and reason I took the job and have lasted so long) supervisor at the brain injury rehab has just been diagnosed...
  14. Report on Dayhunter :) DH is making an...

    Report on Dayhunter :)

    DH is making an excellent recovery from the surgery to remove the tumor from his hind leg, and though we had 2 vets (one holistic) recommend immediate amputation, we decided...
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    Wow, thanks for your enthusiasm and your input!...

    Wow, thanks for your enthusiasm and your input! I'm not sure what we can afford to do - I asked BikeRentals for a quote - they look like an excellent service but I think they're going to be way over...
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    finding my ride in France?

    Fortune smiles upon us! My husband has been awarded an art residency - 4 weeks of pure creative time in Brittany this summer, in the town of Rochefort-en-Terre. The residency provides housing w/...
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    Everything's spoken for. Ride on!:)

    Everything's spoken for. Ride on!:)
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    Congrats, Miranda. I'm sure you did well and will...

    Congrats, Miranda. I'm sure you did well and will only get better. Reading the "audience" is so hard (I do various author presentations and workshops.) I've discovered that the facial expressions for...
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    Terry XXL shorts/knickers

    2 pairs ea shorts and knickers, various states of wear but serviceable! All are Terry, XXL, airflex chamois - quite comfy, but thanks to bike miracles, I've downsized! :D:D:D:
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    Our dear cat Dayhunter just had a tumor removed from his right hind leg. It's vaccine-caused fibrosarcoma, VERY upsetting - we had never known of such a thing. The surgeon says she got it all - had...
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    It's always a happy day when "Mr. & Mrs....

    It's always a happy day when "Mr. & Mrs. Chatterjee*" return from their summer place to raise a new family in our barn. Swallows in flight just make my heart SING.

    (an Indian surname, but it...
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    Calico, you definitely CAN. I started at 300-ish...

    Calico, you definitely CAN. I started at 300-ish lbs and a very wobbly 3 miles, and thanks to my bike and spin classes, am 200-ish and training to do the Womantours cross-USA ride in 2010. One of my...
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    Hey, MD - just wanted to give you the heads up...

    Hey, MD - just wanted to give you the heads up that your hill climb issues may not show up in standard indoor asthma testing. Even though my fitness is quite high when spinning indoors - and the tech...
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    Hi, CT - I'm 49 and peri-menopausal. In...

    Hi, CT -

    I'm 49 and peri-menopausal. In the last 5 years I've gone from an almost 300lb, somewhat outdoorsy but never really fit body to a low 200's, VERY fit and still changing body. What...
  25. I bought a used OCR3 about 3 years ago for $200....

    I bought a used OCR3 about 3 years ago for $200. It serves me VERY well!
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