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    Just jumping into this now, but....I am 5'5" and...

    Just jumping into this now, but....I am 5'5" and tend to have short legs (and arms--my father's side of the family Irish body type...), and I have a 50cm Rambouillet; yes, they have 26" wheels, and I...
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    Prayer for the bicycle

    I want to donate an old mountain bike, and was looking up the number of our local "bike library"--you can deposit $20 for a bike for a year, and, if you promise to ride it, you can eventually keep...
  3. Thread: Yosemite trip

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    Oh, Bike Momma, I also feel that way about...

    Oh, Bike Momma, I also feel that way about Yosemite. Two of my friends got married in the Meadows; wedding wear was specified as "fleece and hiking boots." I live relatively close to Lassen, which...
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    Oh, that's too bad. I am (was!) all too familiar...

    Oh, that's too bad. I am (was!) all too familiar with that kind of short sighted attitude; it's almost impossible it seems to have our whole selves honored in too many of our workplaces.
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    It may be a long shot, but worth a try: what...

    It may be a long shot, but worth a try: what about applying for a sabbatical? There may not be a formal program, but it might be something to explore. You never know. You could save up some $ and...
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    For the Rivendell Riders

    We rode this morning with Rich from Rivendell, the guru of wheels. He rode the first leg of the ride and took a picture of us with our Rivendells; he had to return to rehearse for a gig locally that...
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    It is wonderful to hear this question as well as...

    It is wonderful to hear this question as well as the responses. I have not been around much because I had a change in my job status. I work at a university, and it appears that my (sole) office...
  8. Welcome to the club!!

    Congratulations on the new Riv! I have the same bike, and she never lets me down, and she is gorgeous. I had to laugh--I keep mine in the living room! You'll have many years of great rides
  9. Thread: Santa Fe

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    Ummm, go to the 10,000 Waves Hotsprings spa...

    Ummm, go to the 10,000 Waves Hotsprings spa afterwards :D
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    good time for a redwood coast vacation!!

    Seriously, if any other nor californians are thinking about it, now would be the time. We're in the 60s and 70s up here, fog in the am, clearing by 11. I was on a retreat a little south last...
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    Ha, it's all relative; we think 64 is WARM! ...

    Ha, it's all relative; we think 64 is WARM!
    Our usual range is 40-65.
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    My Rivendell is 52cm, and has actually 559 wheels...

    My Rivendell is 52cm, and has actually 559 wheels (like mtb 26"s). Part of the iconoclastic charm of a Grant Peterson bike--he says you have to have those size wheels to avoid toe overlap and also...
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    A feast for the senses!!

    We are also, finally, having some sun here. I'm not really complaining, it is beautiful and I'd rather have coolness than heat. It was windy yesterday after work, but blessedly sunny. I have a...
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    Hmm, not to be picky, by #9, "....gin joint" was...

    Hmm, not to be picky, by #9, "....gin joint" was Ingrid Bergman, not Becall. (what can I say, product of a misspent youth...)
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    We had a similiar thing happen here, similiar...

    We had a similiar thing happen here, similiar dynamics, and those selected for arrest were young, fairly small, women involved in a combination antiwar/CM ride. This happened another time afterward...
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    No, I'm not going to St. Louis for this, but,...

    No, I'm not going to St. Louis for this, but, many (many) years ago, when I attended law school there, I remember riding this. I remember that it was such a blast, staying up late into the night and...
  17. Thread: Headaches

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    I also get these headaches, had one yesterday...

    I also get these headaches, had one yesterday that was evil. Sometimes I get nausea and vomit with mine. In my case, after a number of years, I concluded that there is a way that I move my head...
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    Yummm, Lemondrop martinis. My secret weapon for...

    Yummm, Lemondrop martinis. My secret weapon for conquering hills next day:D
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    Big yellow thing up in sky....which is itself a...

    Big yellow thing up in sky....which is itself a strange shade of ...blue....happy I rode bike to work today, might venture out into this strange world. I think I can even get away with shorts!
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    What a great journal! Thanks for the tip! ...

    What a great journal! Thanks for the tip!

    (For the sake of the taxpayers of Kaleefornia, I must only look at it at home...much too addictive to look at while at work)
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    Denise, glad to see you mentioned the crazy guy...

    Denise, glad to see you mentioned the crazy guy journal. I have to admit to getting totally addicted to the Airwick, et al, saga! I recently added a fox terrier to our pack and am considering a...
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    Hee, hee; my friends who ride a tandem call it...

    Hee, hee; my friends who ride a tandem call it their "marriage accelerator."
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    I was going to paddle today, but just don't have...

    I was going to paddle today, but just don't have all of the gear together yet, and I am also a pretty fair weather paddler, and the water is still pretty high and cold.
    t actually dawned pretty...
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    Has anyone else noticed that Brooks makes leather...

    Has anyone else noticed that Brooks makes leather handlebar tape to match the saddles? Expensive, but what a nice look!
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    I have looked at this (well, at least the metric)...

    I have looked at this (well, at least the metric) a couple of times, and it is closer for us; we're doing the Lake Almador ride at the end of June, which is not nearly as hilly, as maybe see how it...
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