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    I was reading this thread and I will second Eden...

    I was reading this thread and I will second Eden that you came across as patronizing. There are many women in this forum who ride many thousands of miles per year and race, have various custom bikes...
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    I have used chemical warmers for CX races and...

    I have used chemical warmers for CX races and carry some in my pockets for very cold days. I bought winter riding boots (Gaerne Akira for the road; Northwave Extreme Winter GTX for gravel on my CX...
  3. Thread: Nuts and seeds

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    Curiously enough... you will be getting one!...

    Curiously enough... you will be getting one! Don't worry about that. The one time I had the procedure in the afternoon, I had a terrible headache and spent those hours laying on my bed. It was not a...
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    I've had this done 3 times, although always with...

    I've had this done 3 times, although always with a gallon of the nasty stuff (which, to me, tastes like bad Gatorade with baking soda). Keep your intake clear the day of the prep -- I would not take...
  5. I'd say, jump in. It's a lot of fun. When in...

    I'd say, jump in. It's a lot of fun. When in doubt, dismount and run it. The skills come gradually. Practicing on your own never pushes you as hard as a race and there is something about knowing a...
  6. Thread: My house stinks

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    I think the company that installed the cabinet...

    I think the company that installed the cabinet should come back and do a good job. Having that gap does not make any sense.
  7. Thread: My house stinks

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    That is terrible. Perhaps running a couple of air...

    That is terrible. Perhaps running a couple of air purifiers might work? I don't like the smell of food (any food) after I am done cooking and eating, so I run one in my kitchen while I am cooking and...
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    Soft cheeses are particularly treacherous! On...

    Soft cheeses are particularly treacherous! On another century ride, on a day that was nippy, they had hot potato soup at the midpoint rest stop.
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    As with any chamois, everyone has different views...

    As with any chamois, everyone has different views on their relative comfort. A couple of years ago I tried some Gore Bike Wear knickers (not bibs) and the chamois was terrible for me, which I...
  10. I've never ridden the Mt Vernon trail, but I've...

    I've never ridden the Mt Vernon trail, but I've seen this bike rental business deliver bikes around town: http://www.bikestoborrow.com/

    I live in Kalorama... PM if you'd like to get together for a...
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    Some of the best treats I've had in rest stops in...

    Some of the best treats I've had in rest stops in long rides:

    Roasted potatos with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt (at Rebecca's Private Idaho)
    Plain rice, either with salt or soy sauce (at...
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    I will be watching the women's elite and men's...

    I will be watching the women's elite and men's elite road races. I will also do the Colonial Fondo on Saturday morning.
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    Any users of Shimano XTR M9020 Trail SPD pedals?

    Does anyone use Shimano XTR M9020 Trail SPD pedals? If so, does the pedal have more contact with your shoes than just the pedal engagement area? I bought some and the "contact plate" doesn't come in...
  14. Here, she wrote about it: ...

    Here, she wrote about it:

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/06/rider-journal/carmen-small-journal-three-questions-about-racing-with-the-men_375650
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    Bike shops usually have a scale that allows them...

    Bike shops usually have a scale that allows them to hang the bike by the saddle and you get the weight right away. I doubt that it would be double the weight, not even close.
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    Congrats again! How much does your current...

    Congrats again! How much does your current wheelset weigh? That makes a big difference...

    Since it is the "pimped" bike, look at this bell:
    http://www.spurcycle.com

    I'll take some credit for...
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    Just for a refreshing contrast: ...

    Just for a refreshing contrast:

    http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/step-aside-boys.html
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    So pretty!

    So pretty!
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    One thing to consider: cross wheelsets are...

    One thing to consider: cross wheelsets are typically the same type of rims that you get on road bikes (save for the disk brakes in your case, but disk brakes are starting to appear in road bikes,...
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    It's a beautiful frame. You'll love it and have a...

    It's a beautiful frame. You'll love it and have a lot of fun with that cross bike.
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    I'd go with the lighter pink. Nice shower curtain!

    I'd go with the lighter pink. Nice shower curtain!
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    Something that might be unique to the glossy...

    Something that might be unique to the glossy tape: fellow cyclists tend to "pet" my handlebars when the bike is leaned against a counter in a bike shop or against a wall in front of a coffee shop....
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    Really a personal choice, like every contact...

    Really a personal choice, like every contact point in the bike. I tried Lizard Skins tape and lasted about 2-3 weeks on it. I did not like the feeling of it on my fingers. I use Fizik superlight...
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    Always happy to aid and abet spending on...

    Always happy to aid and abet spending on cycling-related stuff.
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    Tons of choices to make regarding wheels: for...

    Tons of choices to make regarding wheels: for longer rides, if you will be doing a lot of climbing, you want lighter wheels. If you will be doing crits and racing in general, you may want something...
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