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  1. I so miss living in Europe (the Netherlands) and...

    I so miss living in Europe (the Netherlands) and in Massachusetts.
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    Novara makes a sport panty with a light weight...

    Novara makes a sport panty with a light weight chamois which is comfortable to me for shorter rides. Or how about a riding skort or your regular bike shorts under a short skirt.

    Personally I...
  3. pithy typically Texas sentiment/sign from the road ride

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    "Education is important.
    Beers are importanter."

    hey at least the verbs match the nouns. sigh.....
  4. Since I have a custom painted bike I like a very...

    Since I have a custom painted bike I like a very well vented helmet which color coordinates with my bike- in this case red, black and white.



    As for happiness one that fits well and protects...
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    cold tea compresses also help on more sensitive...

    cold tea compresses also help on more sensitive areas where you don't want to put calamine or benedryl.
  6. have a nice ride" and then muttering " *******"...

    have a nice ride" and then muttering " *******" to people who pass me on the left without warning. I also happen to ride with a rear view mirror so can usually see them coming and will warn others...
  7. first of all........., Congratul;ations on your...

    first of all........., Congratul;ations on your successful ride. There's nothing quite like getting it all right and getting a good speed on top of that!

    You mentioned that you wore sunglasses...
  8. Thread: not exactly new

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    start with 1 mile in your local neighborhood...

    start with 1 mile in your local neighborhood where you know the traffic and the streets. Slowly lengthen the ride until you feel sure. It can be done.
  9. Thread: august rides

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    rain cooled air from last nights thunderstorms...

    rain cooled air from last nights thunderstorms must have inspired me this AM. 40 miles in 2:23 for an average of 16.63 mph which for me is astounding. Still leaving sweat rings all over the garage...
  10. you might also want to look at...

    you might also want to look at aerotechdesigns.com. their standard riding shorts are quite thin and their touring shorts are only a bit thicker= I have done 60 in the thinner and 100 + at a go with...
  11. Thread: august rides

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    good week

    50 miles yesterday at 14.9 mph and temps in the high 80's. 38 miles today at 95 = and a5.9. The heat is making me strong. or I am so miserable that I am riding faster just to get out of it! And...
  12. Thread: Thread Drift

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    re looking tan and being healthy- right unless...

    re looking tan and being healthy- right unless your doctor starts lecturing you about sun screen and skin cancer.

    Whenever the nurse takes my pulse and bp she always has to do it twice to "make...
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    the mantra my bike shop made me memorize and...

    the mantra my bike shop made me memorize and practise was " sit up, unclip, then apply the brakes." Even so I still sometimes topple over (usually at a stop with loads of people watching, or if I...
  14. Thread: august rides

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    todays' 50 miles started at 81 degrees and...

    todays' 50 miles started at 81 degrees and finished at 92 but the humidity feels like was 104. thank goodness for every little puff of wind and bit of occasional cloud cover.so much for the Texas...
  15. Thread: august rides

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    august rides

    Saturday, since Texas and or Houston were in the midst of a "cold spell" (at least that was what everybody was calling it) I did a brisk 40 mile ride out of Sealy, Texas in 75 degree, cloudy...
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    I wear a bondi band from the running store which...

    I wear a bondi band from the running store which essentially is the same as a narrow buff across my forehead just above the eyebrows and carry a bandanna around the bike stem so if I need to wipe off...
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    I would also like to add that the most important...

    I would also like to add that the most important thing about a bike is not which kind but if you use it consistently with intent and increase your time, distance and effort on a regular basis. No...
  18. Thread: July Rides

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    because I work out with a trainer 2x 2hr each...

    because I work out with a trainer 2x 2hr each week, I find it works better if I ride only three times a week. My normal training routes are between 40 and 50 miles and I ride with other people at...
  19. Thread: July Rides

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    not only are the seasonal salt/sweat circles on...

    not only are the seasonal salt/sweat circles on the garage floor back, but so are the triple digits. Finished the standard training ride of 40 miles at 10:00 AM and the temps was 93 with 100%...
  20. Thread: July Rides

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    Did the Katy Flatland Century, a supported...

    Did the Katy Flatland Century, a supported ride,this am. Now this is a ride you have to sign up for in advance, pay a registration form for etc. It''s a big ride = or - 3500 riders. Simce this is...
  21. Thread: July Rides

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    You can tell when you have been riding to many...

    You can tell when you have been riding to many days in a row when in the car, you find yourself taking your foot off of the gas pedal 100 feet from to stop light , hoping that the light will change...
  22. Thread: July Rides

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    another successful 36 miles at 14.9. Can't...

    another successful 36 miles at 14.9. Can't believe that I have done two days in a row at a speed which is almost light speed for me. Guess for once there hasn't been any head wind, or maybe the...
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    I think that after any type of exercise your...

    I think that after any type of exercise your blood chemistry is different and it does take a long time for your heart to re-establish a normal bp since it is busy recovering and flushing your body. ...
  24. Thread: July Rides

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    Woot! 15.2 mph for 36 miles today in 2:15 in the...

    Woot! 15.2 mph for 36 miles today in 2:15 in the 80/80% heat and humidity. This at a 7:30 am start. Guess leg pressing 220 lb x 40 per week is starting to pay off. Either that or it is so...
  25. Thread: July Rides

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    did a 36 mile on Friday the 4th. started out at...

    did a 36 mile on Friday the 4th. started out at 7:30 am in mid 70's with humidity about 70% finished at 10 with the temperature at 90 and the humidity at 100%. I need to start earlier or give up...
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