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    Oh BC pills can really screw up a body. I took...

    Oh BC pills can really screw up a body. I took them briefly decades ago and was heavy(ish) and my cholesterol spiked. I went off them and I lost the weight quickly and my cholesterol decreased (it is...
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    I will differ. If you will be touring with a...

    I will differ. If you will be touring with a loaded bike, a triple will definitely be your friend. I have bikes with compacts, bikes with triples and bikes with doubles. If I'm doing any touring with...
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    I can't comment on Indiana but I tour often and...

    I can't comment on Indiana but I tour often and can recommend for future trips the Natchez Trace, Vermont, hill country of Texas (especially in early spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom) and the...
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    I went to a nutritionist a few years ago, not...

    I went to a nutritionist a few years ago, not because of weight, but because I have borderline high cholesterol. I was pretty disappointed that the nutritionist recommended an extreme low-fat, high...
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    I have not been active on TE because the...

    I have not been active on TE because the discussions don't interest me anymore. While I appreciate that certain people report on their own things, I just don't want want to read about such personal...
  6. Thread: Hip pain?

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    Pilates really helps with my hip issues. In fact,...

    Pilates really helps with my hip issues. In fact, I haven't had any hip issues since it made Pilates an almost-everyday thing. I recommend you find a classical Pilates teacher who understands...
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    I feel your pain! Or rather, I have felt it....

    I feel your pain! Or rather, I have felt it. Chiro worked wonders, but what really did/does it is Classical Pilates. A lifetime (I was 38 at the time) of poor posture, office work and a flabby...
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    Pll, Richmond is quite a foodie city so there are...

    Pll, Richmond is quite a foodie city so there are many excellent restaurants and craft breweries. Hotels will likely begin to fill up fast since there are not enough hotel rooms for all the visitors...
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    Yesterday I had the pleasure to watch the...

    Yesterday I had the pleasure to watch the National Championships Criterium races in person--amateurs (several categories) and the women's and men's pro races. It was so exciting and do much fun. If...
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    I don't know the Allegra, but the Coda is steel...

    I don't know the Allegra, but the Coda is steel and has a really smooth ride. If you are considering them, test ride each; the difference between aluminum and steel is startling to me. The Coda is a...
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    I know the street and I think bump outs are a...

    I know the street and I think bump outs are a good idea but they don't really work for pedestrians mid-block without a stop sign. So if the city is arguing the pedestrian safety angle, it's not...
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    I put my chain back on with my foot. Takes some...

    I put my chain back on with my foot. Takes some practice but it's quite practical.
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    That is neat. Mobility Lab did a series of...

    That is neat. Mobility Lab did a series of BikeShare articles last summer in several European cities from the perspective of a visitor/tourist. You can find them at MobilityLab.org and search for...
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    I've been watching the Tour de France since 1986,...

    I've been watching the Tour de France since 1986, when ABC Sports had one hour of coverage on Saturday. I really enjoy it. YMMV.
  15. I have met Blueberry in person and I can attest...

    I have met Blueberry in person and I can attest that she is beautiful inside and out. Crankin and Veronica, I hope you get to have the same honor to meet her as I have. (BTW, Blueberry, next time I'm...
  16. Thread: La Course

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    I'm giddy about it. I feel like Sarah Palin. "I...

    I'm giddy about it. I feel like Sarah Palin. "I can see the UCI World Championship course from my house!"
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    Pll, the UCI World championships--Men and...

    Pll, the UCI World championships--Men and Women--will be in the US next year. I hope that many TEers, particularly those on the east coast, will make the trip to see the races and support the racers...
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    Vasectomy. Why should we have to take all the...

    Vasectomy. Why should we have to take all the risks? If that is not acceptable, then a good old fashioned diaphragm. Combined with a condom, it's pretty darn effective. I've never taken the Pill...
  19. I bought a bike very similar to that one, but...

    I bought a bike very similar to that one, but it's a Schwinn. And it's blue. And I paid $25. It's hanging in the garage, too heavy to get down! Hmmmmm....maybe I should think about selling it for...
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    The artist is from my city and is very good. He...

    The artist is from my city and is very good. He gives daily updates to the cycling club via Facebook. Or at least he did before the kickstarter kicked in. Anyways, I really like his paintings.
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    Congratulations! Whoever rode that bike before...

    Congratulations! Whoever rode that bike before you was evidently too small for the frame judging from that stem angle and how far the seat is moved forward. Glad it will have someone who is...
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    I stayed with friends and in a gte. I don't...

    I stayed with friends and in a gte. I don't remember the name of the gte. My DH at the time did not bicycle, and I remember wishing I had a bike there. Being August and France, there might be some...
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    I've been there and it's beautiful. It was an...

    I've been there and it's beautiful. It was an important site in the French Resistance. I did not cycle there, but I did walk. Those are not small hills. Also be aware that the roads are very curvy...
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    I worked with a coach in college in the 1980s who...

    I worked with a coach in college in the 1980s who said we should ride fixed gear bikes all the time for everything. That was way before commuting and fixies were A Thing. He was a former Olympic...
  25. +1 on seeing a doctor to rule out anything...

    +1 on seeing a doctor to rule out anything serious. Pilates might be a good alternative to Crossfit. Pilates strengthens and works on flexibility. My backside is much stronger (visibly so) since I...
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