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    52 here; this is my second year back in the...

    52 here; this is my second year back in the saddle. in june i did the ms tour and the ride to conquer cancer. i don't think i've felt this good in decades... i wish the same for you!
  2. my worst ever bike accident involved my (then) 7...

    my worst ever bike accident involved my (then) 7 yo daughter's bike that i was riding home after she'd ridden it to school. i don't even remember touching the brakes, but i did a spectacular endo in...
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    52 here...

    52 here...
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    congratulations! your tattoo sounds well thought...

    congratulations! your tattoo sounds well thought out and the sentiment is lovely. i got mine when i was 45.. an intensely personal and meaningful tattoo, and i haven't regretted it for a split...
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    i use a 3:1 ratio, water to steel cut oats. i...

    i use a 3:1 ratio, water to steel cut oats. i heat some butter in a heavy pot, and then kind of brown the oats. after a few minutes i add the water, then simmer for 25 minutes. we totally love...
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    honestly... i think everyone needs one. i'll bet...

    honestly... i think everyone needs one. i'll bet BF will look fabulous!
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    if you are a knitter and you use ravelry

    i think this is the funniest helmet cover i've ever seen.

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MizToolLady/dwarven-battle-bonnet-2

    (edited to add my ravelry id: spinknit)
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    sorry! i didn't realize there had been a...

    sorry! i didn't realize there had been a response. there is a website, it's http://www.conquercancer.ca/index.html

    i believe there were some US rides last year, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Today I...
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    i thought i was going crazy.. since i started...

    i thought i was going crazy.. since i started commuting i feel like when i do drive, i'm going really fast, when in reality i'm going too slow.
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    maybe i should stop worrying about the pants and...

    maybe i should stop worrying about the pants and just start singing the song... :D
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    oh man.. i'm in calgary, and i just couldn't...

    oh man.. i'm in calgary, and i just couldn't ride last week. couldn't. my commute is 15km, and i figured i'd be dead before i made it. tho.. sure as heck i saw 3 people on the path who did their...
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    regarding taking care of your merino... if you...

    regarding taking care of your merino... if you can find it (try a yarn store or a place that sells spinning fiber), buy a wool wash product called euculan. it restores the lanolin in the garment to...
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    i was just going to say that... i think i'll...

    i was just going to say that...

    i think i'll try the thrift store, because the situation is dire. ;)
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    yer big thigh pants

    any suggestions? my thighs have gotten so big that they are pulling my pants down. i'm walking around hauling them up, continuously.

    i admit to being a sucky shopper, but so far i can't find a...
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    Ride to Conquer Cancer, Alberta

    This my first big ride, and I'm so excited. It's going to be my olympics... i've been commuting 30 kms, 3 or 4 times a week, so I hope that all this riding has helped with my training somewhat. ...
  16. 3 for 5 this week... i'm loving the night ride...

    3 for 5 this week... i'm loving the night ride home. having trouble keeping warm.
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    your post summarizes exactly why i love commuting...

    your post summarizes exactly why i love commuting so much.. i feel like all the car people are missing out on so many special things.
  18. I've had the flu for more than 3 weeks.....

    I've had the flu for more than 3 weeks.. yesterday I thought I was feeling 'normal' (i can barely recall what that is at this point) so I got on the bike. I ride 15kms each way, and it was just too...
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    This thread has been so helpful! It's pitch dark...

    This thread has been so helpful! It's pitch dark when I ride home, and three times during the ride the bike path takes me through completely unlit parks. The first time I rode it I was terrified. ...
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    My auntie is 80 & hikes, fishes, camps.. She is...

    My auntie is 80 & hikes, fishes, camps.. She is so alive and active! I hope to be like her. Every time I see a peer or older on the bike path I feel more convinced that I have a good chance at...
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    Congrats! I know exactly how powerful you felt!

    Congrats! I know exactly how powerful you felt!
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    i love the sound of the leaves crunching under my...

    i love the sound of the leaves crunching under my tires.. and the smell of fall..
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    i am just dealing with night riding for the first...

    i am just dealing with night riding for the first time, and my lighting was insufficient.. back to the drawing board.
  24. overall, everything is ok. the front entry needs...

    overall, everything is ok. the front entry needs quite a bit of work. we're getting a new roof. the basement is flooded, and the insurance company took everything away to dry/repack while they...
  25. how to increase your speed in one easy telephone call.

    it goes like this:

    the firemen have just broken your front door down, and they are putting out the fire on your roof.

    15 kms.. home in 32 minutes.

    (they put the fire out, but neighbor guy's...
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