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    There can be lots of things that cause itchiness...

    There can be lots of things that cause itchiness that lurk around and pounce on you when your resistance is a bit low. Three that come to mind are dry skin dermatitis, thrush and herpes virus. All...
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    Been There...

    Hi. Also been a while since I posted but I have certainly been and done this one! My DD wanted to come on a cycle tour with us a few years ago when she was just 10. She had grown out of her...
  3. Thread: Road shoes

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    Yes - I'm the same. Wear an 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 in US...

    Yes - I'm the same. Wear an 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 in US sizing for shoes and wear a 41 in Sidis (and also 41 in Shimano). Could get away with the 41.5 too I think but might find the 42 a bit too big.

    I...
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    Spend spend spend spend spend.....

    Hi CC and Red (and all)

    Well DD and I are happy as clams in New York and I think we are single-handedly spending enough to end any claims of recession, GFC etc.

    We spent the first few days in...
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    The only one I know of CC. But then I have one...

    The only one I know of CC. But then I have one and have been so happy with it I haven't exactly been looking around to see what everything else has!:)

    The only caution with having maps of the...
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    Oh - you are SO right! And you've only seen the...

    Oh - you are SO right! And you've only seen the exercise part of it! I have also bought a Kindle (dang but the Aussie Dollar is good right now:D) and a new camera in the last month.:o

    ...
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    Sorry - it's sort of an "it depends" thing.:) ...

    Sorry - it's sort of an "it depends" thing.:)

    If you are approaching the climb after barrelling down a nice big hill you might be in 3-8. If you are approaching the hill from a long flat you...
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    A couple more things to think about... The...

    A couple more things to think about...

    The skills coach I did a few sessions with used to remind us all the time that you need to have your butt perched right on the nose of the seat to have your...
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    *Snork* Love it!:D I was out running last week...

    *Snork* Love it!:D

    I was out running last week (actually only went out for a walk but had a sudden urge to run) and realised that if I had some of that "Garmin Goodness" that I enjoy on my bike...
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    My mind has gone there already CC!:o Well...

    My mind has gone there already CC!:o

    Well there would be duties, but I would be able to use my duty free threshold (and DD's) which you only get access to for goods carried through customs (not...
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    Oh - I am in so much trouble!:eek: I just...

    Oh - I am in so much trouble!:eek:

    I just started looking a the websites for all these lovely bike shops you've told me about. And the bargains to be had (compared to prices out here) are...
  12. Thread: New to MTB

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    I understand what you mean. But another one of...

    I understand what you mean. But another one of the skills coach's fine sayings was to look "through" the rock garden not "at" the rock garden. Oh - and pair it with "loosey goosey" as...
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    And thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts. ...

    And thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts. It was pretty crappy, but we are doing pretty well all things considered and we are looking forward to our trip. And yes - spending all those nice...
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    Oooh goody - thank you lots PamNY!:) I had seen...

    Oooh goody - thank you lots PamNY!:) I had seen Paragon in the guidebook but they didn't mention cycling in the many sports they catered for, so was unsure whether they carried any bike stuff. This...
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    Manhattan Bike Shops?

    Hi. I've been a bit quiet on TE lately, mainly because my DH got a brain tumour and I quit doing pretty much everything but nurse him for the past few months. I had enough energy to come and read...
  16. Thread: New to MTB

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    I started MTB at 44years old (a couple of years...

    I started MTB at 44years old (a couple of years ago) so I understand what you mean about learning these new skills.

    Firstly, it helps if you know somebody who can drag you around and give you a...
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    HTFU? HTFU = Harden The F**k Up - often...

    HTFU? HTFU = Harden The F**k Up

    - often preceded by "take a cup of concrete and..."
    - and the polite company alternate is TUP = Toughen Up Princess:p

    I have a bunch of HTFU temporary tattoos...
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    Catrin, I think the Ay-Up system is bright enough...

    Catrin, I think the Ay-Up system is bright enough for anything! And it sure is pretty!

    I am of course, both biased and lucky, because I have had a set since shortly after they started...
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    Here's the thing... It is true that riding...

    Here's the thing...

    It is true that riding with your seat lower than the optimal height can do a few things. It overworks your quads and glutes. It can give your knees a bit of trouble. It is...
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    And so Zelda - do you notice any difference in...

    And so Zelda - do you notice any difference in comfort between your two different widths of Ariel seats? I also have the 143 (came on my Era) and absolutely love it but am unsure whether it is...
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    I used the yoga mat method. Put a yoga mat on...

    I used the yoga mat method. Put a yoga mat on the bottom or second bottom step of some (preferably wooden) stairs. Sit on it. After a few minutes your sit bones will leave an imprint in the mat. ...
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    My DD would disown me if we wore matching jerseys...

    My DD would disown me if we wore matching jerseys on the tandem. We only have one jersey and a jacket in common and I think she nearly died of embarrassment the day we both wore the same.:p

    DH...
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    Nothing witty to say at all but I managed to be...

    Nothing witty to say at all but I managed to be computer literate enough to be able to update my signature!:)
  24. Thread: tire size

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    I recently got a new bike and had four flats in...

    I recently got a new bike and had four flats in my first five rides. And I nearly never get flats, so I was NOT happy!:mad:

    But perhaps you need to look at the type of tyre you are using? The...
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    I carry the Topeak Micro Rocket on my roadie -...

    I carry the Topeak Micro Rocket on my roadie - mostly for cosmetic reasons - I just loved the carbon fibre look and actually I have found it a great little pump as long as you don't want to use it a...
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