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    Favorite safety accessory of 2019

    Last December we had a "santa claus" ride and a friend of mine stuck a plastic headband with reindeer horns (green felt ones, so not exactly true to life, but who's counting ;)) and .... it was a...
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    I remember learning the pinch test for...

    I remember learning the pinch test for dehydration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSo0Cwhsm-A
    ... won ton soup was a favorite for my mother..
  3. Thread: HAPPY new year!

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    Well, yesterday I rode because it wasn't windy...

    Well, yesterday I rode because it wasn't windy yet in the a.m. and... it abated t0 17 mph (and tailwind, rah :)) by 5:00.

    It was the weather being kind to me, tho', because it picked right up...
  4. Thread: HAPPY new year!

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    HAPPY new year!

    an unofficial resolution of mine is to be more active in cycling communities.... I'm back on our club's board as of next week's annual partie.
    Mostly my 13 mile commute as far as riding goes but...
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    FALL got here yesterday after weeks in the...

    FALL got here yesterday after weeks in the 80's... it feels so good even if it's just commuting and running errands. 51 now so time for a quick ride!
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    I had red winged blackbirds dive bomb me ... 'til...

    I had red winged blackbirds dive bomb me ... 'til I clipped the straps on the camera that was mounted on my helmet. Seems they thought they were wings and I was invading the territory... today the...
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    Animals! Animals!

    The school year's starting again .... and geese are everywhere... but I am finding this week that if I MAAAAAa! at them in the most obnoxious loud way I can, it helps clear my sinuses and they go...
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    I've ridden every day this month :) ...

    I've ridden every day this month :)

    Yesterday I even got my Xtracycle out and successfully diagnosed why it was dragggggging... I thought it must be the disk brakes 'cause I couldn't see...
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    ... and ... just get on the bike and ride a...

    ... and ... just get on the bike and ride a little. Don't count :) Don't compare except to *not riding.* Riding is always better than not riding :)
  10. Thnk I'm going to do this... Calvin's Challenge...

    It's been years since I've really been in shape in shape -- but I think I'm going to sign up for Calvin's Challenge 12-hour ride. So far it's mostly people more local signing up for it -- and if my...
  11. Thread: Rain

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    I am about to sign up for a ride and .... I've...

    I am about to sign up for a ride and .... I've ridden in the rain b/c it might be raining day of the ride, after all. My poor bicycle ;(
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    We're having same kind of switches in midwest. ...

    We're having same kind of switches in midwest. Yesterday I rode to church in 33 degrees w/ a little bit of snow... but came out of church to 22 degrees. Fortunately there was enough salt and dirt...
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    Glare ice ... pretty impossible! Glad they were...

    Glare ice ... pretty impossible! Glad they were soft landings!! I rolled my eyes at our radio guy saying we might have a "few, light flurries." Sorry, dude, they're *sticking* -- that's at least...
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    Well, today . it's a good thing to have spare...

    Well, today . it's a good thing to have spare sweatpants in the office cabinet, fortunately *two* sweatpants because it was 28 degrees on the ride home.
    Tomorrow should get to 48 :-) Might...
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    I'm impressed w/ 45 on the trainer! I *found*...

    I'm impressed w/ 45 on the trainer!

    I *found* the trainer last night (well, my friend did... it was propped between a door and furniture so "lost in plain sight.")

    50 degrees this a.m. and...
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    That's such an awesome idea ;) Do you really go...

    That's such an awesome idea ;) Do you really go off-road? How long does it take you? My11 km commute takes me 40 (very fun) minutes...
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    I *did* get out 1/1 because the busses don't run...

    I *did* get out 1/1 because the busses don't run and ... I wanted provisions. So about 2 miles for the grocery run.

    Then commuted the next Wednesday because it was 15 degrees in the morning and...
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    My commute should get me to my 6000 miles for the...

    My commute should get me to my 6000 miles for the year today :) :)
  19. Thread: Brompton Recall

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    Arright folks, my "n" for which "n+1" is the...

    Arright folks, my "n" for which "n+1" is the right amount of bicycles is a bit low .... i had a folder which had too many winter rides and too many small parts that got rusty... I'm thinking if I...
  20. Thread: October rides...

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    Muggy in the Midwest, too. Okay, today it was...

    Muggy in the Midwest, too. Okay, today it was actually raining :) No, those expensive LL Bean rain pants don't actually keep one dry above the knees, but I have them over my "quick dry" favorite...
  21. Thread: Commuting Again!

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    Yea, verily :) I realized at some point that...

    Yea, verily :)

    I realized at some point that being a cycling commuter sort of legitimized my normal-to-me lack of fashion sense. People just assume I dress as I do because, you know... I ride a...
  22. Thread: October rides...

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    We're having ups and downs w/ temps, too. ...

    We're having ups and downs w/ temps, too. Saturday was NIPPY (about 49 in the barely-dawn a.m. when I started) ... today was back in the sixties.

    Today's commute was slow and complicated --...
  23. Thread: September riding

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    I got out yesterday for 79 miles!! It was a...

    I got out yesterday for 79 miles!! It was a fundraiser ride for the Kickapoo Rail Trail... that started 12 miles from home so I rode there... did the 44 miles... and a lady who rides with us had...
  24. Thread: will be dumped

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    How are things going? I'm catching up on a...

    How are things going?

    I'm catching up on a few thinsg here and saw this... and also the thread about websites that spans a few years... it made me think of the wait! wait! DOn't Tell Me "bluff...
  25. Thread: June Riding

    by Geonz
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    Wednesday night I led our "level 1" ride ... one...

    Wednesday night I led our "level 1" ride ... one of those days where nothing's where it should be. I didn't know where my keys were and thought I'd left them at work so ... I head out and get to...
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