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    I have had this on rides over 25 miles since the...

    I have had this on rides over 25 miles since the beginning. I have tried every kind/shape of saddle and bike short to no avail. My chafing is just under the butt cheek in a fairly small area, so I...
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    In my area we have a meetup group called the...

    In my area we have a meetup group called the Raleigh Weekday Outdoor Activity Group for people just like you. They do hiking, kayaking, and cycling. You might check to see if there is a similar...
  3. Thread: New Rider Here!

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    That is awesome! Great job on building up your...

    That is awesome! Great job on building up your mileage and the weight loss. It's great to find some kind of exercise that you love doing, and comfortable bike shorts will help you stay in the saddle...
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    I always ride with a helmet, but if I had been in...

    I always ride with a helmet, but if I had been in the same situation as the OP, I probably would have done the same thing - take a short greenway ride and hope for the best!
  5. Thread: Donating Blood

    by Grits
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    I'm wiped out after giving blood too. It takes...

    I'm wiped out after giving blood too. It takes forever for me to make a complete donation. I don't know if it is because I have low blood pressure or what. I have to drink tons of water the day...
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    I get the 32 oz cartons of plain greek yogurt...

    I get the 32 oz cartons of plain greek yogurt (Fage 2%) and add Smuckers or Polaner's Speadable Fruit/All Fruit to taste. There are lots of different fruit flavors to change it up.
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    Bike shorts are not optional for me for anything...

    Bike shorts are not optional for me for anything more than a few miles. You can wear whatever your usual brand is under baggy shorts or a skirt if you must, but I would put comfort above other...
  8. I second the Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition book....

    I second the Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition book. It is excellent and will provide you with some good guidelines.
  9. If you are riding with an existing boil/sore, try...

    If you are riding with an existing boil/sore, try covering it with a blister bandaid. Obviously, this won't work on soft tissue areas, but on the pantyline area it is ok. If the skin is dry and oil...
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    Sugoi shorts for sale, size medium

    I have 1 "almost new" pr of women's size M, Sugoi cycling shorts. 8 panel, RC pro insert. Worn 4 times exactly. $20.00 + shipping.
    I also have a brand new pair of the same, still in plastic and...
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    I rode 32 miles yesterday with a few friends. We...

    I rode 32 miles yesterday with a few friends. We had an unusually cold and icy winter for NC, and I feel like I am starting over fitness wise. It was a great day for a ride, though! We call this...
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    + a million on what salsa bike said. Try to find...

    + a million on what salsa bike said. Try to find someone to give you a ride -or take a cab. If you live really far from the doctor's office, then find a hotel close by. Another idea, ask the doctor's...
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    Have you had blood work that included checking...

    Have you had blood work that included checking thyroid lately? When I was undiagnosed hypothyroid, my weight increased and it was much harder to get back to my normal weight.
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    Best of luck and all good thoughts and prayers...

    Best of luck and all good thoughts and prayers for you.

    Like many of us, I've been there and luckily was fine. I was just thinking this morning how I wish there was a way to get back all the...
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    Today the high in central NC is supposed to hit...

    Today the high in central NC is supposed to hit high 50s, and then tomorrow back to below freezing with a chance of ice/snow. There have been so many huge swings of temperature in a short amount of...
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    I know! And I'm still old school. I prefer to...

    I know! And I'm still old school. I prefer to READ articles etc. instead of watching a video. I hate it when I click on a link to something and realize that it is a video - unless I purposely did it...
  17. Welcome! We are glad you found us too! We are...

    Welcome! We are glad you found us too! We are all ages here and know that no one is ever too old to cycle. You will LOVE your new Trek, and we love pictures, so post some if you can when you get it....
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    I can't remember the whole name of it, but the...

    I can't remember the whole name of it, but the Walter Mitty movie with Ben Stiller is an excellent movie suitable for the family.
  19. Thread: Fear & age?

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    I prefer to think I am more cautious, not...

    I prefer to think I am more cautious, not fearful! With me, it comes directly from having done this long enough to see what can happen when cyclists are careless, and also what can happen through...
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    Great BOGO deals on TE

    I haven't tried Sugoi shorts before, but I think I'll give them a try. TE is having a BOGO sale now. You can get two pair of Sugoi Evolution Shorts for $89 with free shipping. Sounds good to me!
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    I started a plain, black cohosh only supplement...

    I started a plain, black cohosh only supplement that I get at Target a couple of months ago, and I have noticed an improvement in reduction of hot flashes. The improvement started very soon after I...
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    I don't set an annual goal for miles, but I do...

    I don't set an annual goal for miles, but I do try to schedule a long ride every year that I need to train for. I don't care how many miles I ride during the year, just that I am able to comfortably...
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    I used to get them fairly frequently, including...

    I used to get them fairly frequently, including at the beginning of my first pregnancy when my so helpful OB made the comment: "It will probably go away by the end of the first trimester, but if not...
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    The Selle Italia Lady Diva Gel has a nice wide...

    The Selle Italia Lady Diva Gel has a nice wide cut out. It worked well for me when the Terry saddles did not. You can get it from Performance which has an excellent return policy....
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    Since the spots are NOT on soft tissue, you can...

    Since the spots are NOT on soft tissue, you can use an actual physical barrier rather than an ointment or cream. I use liquid bandaid. It should last for a 60 mile ride, but take the cream/ointment...
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