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    Thanks Crankin. If the HRT makes a difference,...

    Thanks Crankin. If the HRT makes a difference, then at least I'll feel better about chalking it all up to menopause.
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    Thank you all! Oak, good point about the...

    Thank you all! Oak, good point about the allergies. I've never before been sensitive to anything, but it's a whole new ball game now! I've seen that list of the 35 symptoms before Helene and sadly...
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    More Menopause...

    Hello Ladies,

    I've read through many of the menopause threads here but I'd like to hear more from those of you who have reached this wonderful transition from perimenopause to menopause. What...
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    Looking for a new wheel set!

    Okay Ladies, after about 35,000 miles on my 2007 Mavic Ksyrium ES wheelset, I'm due for a replacement. I weigh in at 115 pounds. Most of my rides are 70-100 feet per mile of climbing. I'm...
  5. I took my 2008 Cannondale Synapse Fem 1 to a...

    I took my 2008 Cannondale Synapse Fem 1 to a local mechanic to get the shifter cables replaced and the bike came back with the shifter cables crossed underneath. Instead of the left cable running...
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    Do enough hills and they lose their power over...

    Do enough hills and they lose their power over you.
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    Linda, I agree completely. I don't get the...

    Linda,

    I agree completely. I don't get the "boobs to the tube" advice at all. If you watch good climbers, they sit up and back with shoulders down and relaxed, and hands light the handlebars,...
  8. Thread: Pedals

    by Ritamarie
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    Egg Beaters

    My husband and I are both fans of Crank Brothers Egg Beaters. We use them on our serious road bikes, our commuters, cross bikes and mountain bikes. I think they are the most foolproof and easiest...
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    I think one can easily overestimate how many...

    I think one can easily overestimate how many calories are needed and end up gaining, not losing.

    I always bring one more bar than I think I need on every ride. The worst thing that can happen...
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    Awww... Tokie, I'm so sorry to hear it. The...

    Awww... Tokie, I'm so sorry to hear it. The first 48 hours is a b**ch isn't it? But it gets better from there. :( Mend well.
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    Do helmets come in women specific fit, or just...

    Do helmets come in women specific fit, or just women's specific styling?

    I'm in the market too since I cracked mine a few weeks ago!
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    So, it seems people love these saddles with a...

    So, it seems people love these saddles with a passion. Do they come in Men's and women's models?
  13. Ah, but I didn't know I had a fracture. As a...

    Ah, but I didn't know I had a fracture. As a matter of fact, my husband said to me that day, "I know nothing but a broken bone would keep you from riding this race." Every other time I've had a...
  14. I understand completely. :)

    I understand completely. :)
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    Margo, Congratulations. Oh, please, let's see...

    Margo,

    Congratulations. Oh, please, let's see pictures!
  16. Progress! This morning, under my own power and...

    Progress! This morning, under my own power and without the aid of crutches, I walked the 300 feet to and from the barn to feed my horse and miniature donkey. http://www.windwardmarkfarm.com/ They...
  17. pll, For the record, I wouldn't recommend it! ...

    pll, For the record, I wouldn't recommend it! (My CYA fine print.)

    I'm definitely not a risk taker by nature, but I abhor quitting. To quote Lance Armstrong, "Pain is temporary... quitting lasts...
  18. Crankin, Oh absolutely. Steel grate bridges can...

    Crankin, Oh absolutely. Steel grate bridges can be treacherous, especially if they are not crossed with great care. But we have a lot of them around here, and I've crossed them hundreds of times...
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    I agree, I just act like a car, and get in...

    I agree, I just act like a car, and get in whatever lane is right for the direction I am traveling, behind the cars in that lane.

    There are several roads near me where there is an on-off ramp to...
  20. Ha ha, that cracked me up tangent! Thanks girls!...

    Ha ha, that cracked me up tangent! Thanks girls! I told my husband how I wish I could go back and change that instant, and he said "Yeah, but it makes a better story this way!" And really,...
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    ha ha Owlie, I've done that too! Unclip left,...

    ha ha Owlie,

    I've done that too! Unclip left, left foot down and waiting for a light, all of the sudden for no reason listing to the right! I can't say I've gone down this way, but a few times...
  22. "Experience" is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted....

    This phrase always helps me get though difficult times and in this situation, I learned something that I want to pass on to others so that maybe they don't learn the hard way as well.

    Three weeks...
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    Beth, I had a few, early on. Usually it was...

    Beth, I had a few, early on. Usually it was because I was unclipped for a stop and accidentally clipped back in. Or, I generally unclip the left, but learned that if I am making a sharp slow turn...
  24. Thread: cycling woes

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    MK... Are you using toe clips or clipless...

    MK...

    Are you using toe clips or clipless pedals? Toe clips are easier to get stuck in, in my experience, than clipless. Even seasoned riders can get get caught off guard and not un-clip in...
  25. Telebum, There's a big Synapse following here....

    Telebum,

    There's a big Synapse following here. You'll find multiple threads about it, but here's the latest: http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showthread.php?t=43719

    I ride fairly aggressively,...
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