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    10x on out of the saddle...one of my fav Luna pro...

    10x on out of the saddle...one of my fav Luna pro clinic lessons included Suzie Snyder's admonition that no matter how tired you are keep your butt off the seat.. even if it is only an inch.......
  2. Thread: First crash

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    Hope you heal quickly! Sometimes crashes just...

    Hope you heal quickly! Sometimes crashes just happen....... I have had more than my share...sometimes I can pinpoint what caused and twice I have been left with...hmmm... how did that happen...? ......
  3. Crankin, you are wise to pursue what you are...

    Crankin, you are wise to pursue what you are comfortable with, after all, having fun with our exercise is the ultimate goal! ...Your last sentence is telling. Caution (or rather hesitation) is the...
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    So sorry- we have had several fatalities as well...

    So sorry- we have had several fatalities as well as life changing injuries to cyclists here in RVA..... ):
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    How fun! Most of my epic bike rides have been...

    How fun! Most of my epic bike rides have been spur of the moment when I really "didn't have time" ...like "better than cleaning the apartment" the fact that you "should" be do something else makes...
  6. Yay! Good to hear! Sounds like a good excuse for...

    Yay! Good to hear! Sounds like a good excuse for twice as much riding (:
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    good to hear- I was hoping it was not a "followed...

    good to hear- I was hoping it was not a "followed us for a mile, almost ate our legs" story! I am trying to become more confident with dogs but I have had some scary close calls....
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    10x on that sentiment! Bring on the rocks and...

    10x on that sentiment! Bring on the rocks and roots! Plus, it is something CONTROLLABLE! If I wreck, my bad, if I clean the skinny- yay...kept my focus...... very rejuvenating (; Though there are...
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    YAY! Biking is the best exercise ever...because...

    YAY! Biking is the best exercise ever...because it is FUN!
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    I was going to offer a carefree "congrats!" till...

    I was going to offer a carefree "congrats!" till you got to the "chased by a dog!"....my nemesis! So I have to ask! What breed? how long did it chase? how did you get away!?.........Trying to rebuild...
  11. so sorry....hope they are quickly recovered...

    so sorry....hope they are quickly recovered...
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    Hello! Welcome to biking! I am also a former...

    Hello!

    Welcome to biking! I am also a former runner- though I still get a fix by helping with my daughters xc team (:......The main thing that helped me be completely happy with other sports is to...
  13. It is not just multi-use trails that are abused...

    It is not just multi-use trails that are abused by ignorant ______..... Our fav IMBA built trails are in a park that boasts multi-use trails and BIKE ONLY (freeride features); both clearly marked by...
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    Thank you! I may be overdue to replace...

    Thank you! I may be overdue to replace...
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    Do regular spd's have this marker? (and if so,...

    Do regular spd's have this marker? (and if so, what to look for?...)Thanks!
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    on the "strong enough" comment- the facility...

    on the "strong enough" comment- the facility director at our Y made a huge deal about "no, we can't put the trx cables there".... (were we wanted them) because there was no supporting...
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    Thank you for stopping (: wish everyone was like...

    Thank you for stopping (: wish everyone was like you.......
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    Congratulations! Super feeling! and you will be...

    Congratulations! Super feeling! and you will be able to keep doing it now that you have (:
  19. My wrist and finger demolition incident was...

    My wrist and finger demolition incident was August 2008, so yes....now that you have refreshed my memory...it did take a while to heal....I mentioned the PT because even now I do the wrist strength...
  20. so sorry to hear about this....): thinking about...

    so sorry to hear about this....): thinking about his family and your entire biking community...
  21. Zoomzoom- you may have answered/ heard this...

    Zoomzoom- you may have answered/ heard this before....but have you done any physical therapy for your wrist? Mine is arthritic but I have regained most strength and range of motion with PT (though my...
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    Sorry to hear about the injured rider- hope they...

    Sorry to hear about the injured rider- hope they make full recovery. I did the Cap to Cap century here in May and was horrified by some of the blatant rude riding, blowing through stop signs and...
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    ACG there is no photo of you so I don't know if...

    ACG there is no photo of you so I don't know if this is relevant- but I always weigh 5 to 8 lbs more at peak fitness. When I am doing a lot of rowing/ lifting and mountain biking I am at my heaviest,...
  24. Add intensity if you don't have time for length!...

    Add intensity if you don't have time for length! I had a blast on the Cap to Cap Century (flat) with so little time to "train" it was borderline crazy. In the 2 months before I did follow Chris...
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    Ditto the advice above - I often ride in the rain...

    Ditto the advice above - I often ride in the rain on the road out of respect for the hard work that has been put in to our awesome trail system. Since we seem to have an abundance of distracted...
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