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    vent . . . men bike riders with man boobs

    Blech... I recently saw a girl riding on the back of a motorcycle on the interstate wearing cutoffs and a bikini top. I didn't judge - but it gave me a minor anxiety attack to think about what would...
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    fancy shoes and missing toenails

    I have been in this exact situation, years ago when I first started running and for some reason was getting a lot of bruised/lost toenails. Take a small piece of white first aid tape, cut it in the...
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    FS: Kurt Kinetic Fluid Trainer

    I don't have a special tire that was designed for trainer use, but when I put one of the niches on the trainer for the winter, I switch out the regular rear tire with a tire from one of a few sets we...
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    FS: Kurt Kinetic Fluid Trainer

    Just wanted to put in a plug for this trainer... I have one and I'm a big fan. Super solid, stable and smooth.
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    How to improve my run times?

    I think this is generally an unpopular response, but as a new runner, increasing training volume (I.e., mpw) will have a far greater impact, for the first year, than speed work, plyos, etc. As you...
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    UA Frosty Compression Tights or ?

    I second or third Sugoi Midzero/Subzero for those temps. I have only used UA Heatgear so can't compare Coldgear to Sugoi, but I have a lot of Sugoi pieces and would say that in general it is higher...
  7. Sorry, I made a mistake in the title - they are a...

    Sorry, I made a mistake in the title - they are a size XS. My calves measure 13.75", and XS is supposed to fit calves measuring 13"-14". They seem to fit well/true to size.
  8. FS: 2XU Compression Calf Sleeves, Black, Size XS/S

    I have started running again and have been blessed with a case of nagging Achilles tendonitis, not severe enough to keep me from running, but not going away either. I have been experimenting with...
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    If you are running fairly low mileage currently...

    If you are running fairly low mileage currently (and I think this generally applies for most people who are running slower than about 9:30 miles also) you will get faster, and often surprisingly so,...
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    Different strokes for different folks. Try...

    Different strokes for different folks.

    Try riding a short-to-moderate distance (20-30 miles?) in unpadded shorts and see how you feel. If you feel good, try increasing the distance - and see if...
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    I think white would look classy. (The word...

    I think white would look classy. (The word classy unfortunately reminds me of Donald Trump, who generally uses it to describe things that are the epitome of tackiness, but I honestly do think white...
  12. Thanks, Smilingcat, I was hoping you would reply....

    Thanks, Smilingcat, I was hoping you would reply.

    To be clear, our wireless network is currently at least superficially secure - wireless network is set up with WPA2 security with 18 character...
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    That dress is so pretty and very flattering on...

    That dress is so pretty and very flattering on you. I actually think it would look MORE formal if it were shorter, slightly above knee length... that length is kind of "tea length" and could really...
  14. I really haven't. Strangely, the rational,...

    I really haven't. Strangely, the rational, analytical part of my brain is telling me it should be fine (because they are trustworthy and the likelihood of issues of any kind is very small), and I...
  15. They're do-gooders (and I mean that in a...

    They're do-gooders (and I mean that in a completely good, non-snarky way). Kind of crunchy, outdoorsy, both social workers, drive a Prius, have a toddler, participate in touchy-feely community...
  16. I'm not too worried about bandwidth/speed. I...

    I'm not too worried about bandwidth/speed. I don't think they are heavy internet users. I also feel that if they were streaming movies or doing something else that brought the network to a...
  17. Would you share your wireless network with neighbors?

    The duplex I live in was recently sold. The new owners (my new landlords, who will be living in the upstairs unit) noticed that they get our wireless network signal and asked if we would be willing...
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    FWIW, Banana Republic offers either free hems or...

    FWIW, Banana Republic offers either free hems or $10 hems (it's been a while since I've done it so I can't remember if it was free or had a nominal cost, but it was convenient and well done - someone...
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    Best hand cream ever... L'Occitane Shea Hand...

    Best hand cream ever... L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream. Very moisturizing, and not greasy. My boyfriend gets dry skin on his thumbs so badly in the winter that, without this hand cream, he ends up...
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    uh oh, turns out I'm Thomas...

    uh oh, turns out I'm Thomas...
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    A small thought... if your sister or her...

    A small thought... if your sister or her daughters have iPhones, with iOS5, Apple has introduced iMessage, which is a free text/media messaging service between iphone users (text rates don't apply). ...
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    Oh, I forgot, and the fact the Rick Perry forgot...

    Oh, I forgot, and the fact the Rick Perry forgot the third federal agency he wanted to axe was somehow a larger news story than the fact that he proposes getting rid of the Department of Education. ...
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    That seems pretty risky. OWS has occupied our...

    That seems pretty risky.

    OWS has occupied our city park here in Burlington VT, and marches down the pedestrian shopping arcade at noon every Sunday. There have actually been quite a lot of people...
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    I am a long-time contact lens wearer and have had...

    I am a long-time contact lens wearer and have had dry-eye issues for probably 5-6 years as well (I'm 31). On the advice of my eye doctor, I recently switched to daily lenses (Acuvue Trueye) and...
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    Castelli girl here. Their various chamois levels...

    Castelli girl here. Their various chamois levels are different, but they all seem just right for me. Thin, flexible, good balance of padding for me (most shorts have too much in the rear, where I...
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