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    I can completely relate! I did my first du in...

    I can completely relate! I did my first du in June, a 5K run-12M bike-5K run, and my times were terrible, but I had a great time!

    And yes, I'll do it again! But I'm going to work on my running....
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    I love early morning sunrises and the...

    I love early morning sunrises and the conversations with my girlfriends, who are also stay-at-home moms.

    I love riding around the lake when the mist is rising off the water.

    I love telling my...
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    Go for it!

    How long is the race? I just did my first duathlon sprint in June, and a few weeks before, I did brick workouts at the gym. Cycle class, and then jump on the treadmill for a couple of miles. As a...
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    Bananas--gross! Anything banana flavored, too,...

    Bananas--gross! Anything banana flavored, too, and I hate bananas in things. They ruin smoothies, bread, cereal, candy, EVERYTHING. However, my family likes them so I buy them and I try to choke...
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    I had the same experience last summer, except I...

    I had the same experience last summer, except I fell into some blackberry bushes and my SIL had to pull me out and unclip my shoes for me! Now, every time I have to ride that hill, I have...
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    We have the trailer from Costco, and it's...

    We have the trailer from Costco, and it's awesome! It carries two kids, has space in the back for a diaper bag or lunch and converts to a stroller. It's easy to tow around, even with my 1 and 3...
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    Ditto to "That's a garage?" Tamara

    Ditto to "That's a garage?"

    Tamara
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    We have very tight garage space, as well, with 2...

    We have very tight garage space, as well, with 2 cars and a boat to store in our 3 car garage. We hung our road bikes upside down from the ceiling with big yellow hooks from Home Depot, right...
  9. I was in the same boat last summer--new to...

    I was in the same boat last summer--new to cycling and a little overweight. Just order a pair from Performance that don't cost too much, so you can be comfortable without feeling like you invested a...
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    I just signed up and posted my sad 313 miles. ...

    I just signed up and posted my sad 313 miles. But, hey, I have 3 small children!
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    When I went to buy my bike, the LBS had a dark green one on sale. EWWW! I don't care how good the price is, if you hate the color, it won't matter. I ended up with a red one.
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    My ride was...

    horrible! At least the weather was good, because you can handle anything in 70 degrees with the sun shining!

    I set out with two girlfriends and my brother-in-law for a short 15-20 mile ride. 5...
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    Gateway Bicycles

    I had really good luck with Keith at Gateway. He and Jonathan are both really good. I didn't buy my bike there, but Keith took the time to ask me lots of questions about how I ride, how much I...
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    Reply to Bikechick B...

    I have an '05 Roubaix, and I love it. However, in looking at the Fuji website, I have noticed that the components on the '06 model seem to have been downgraded a bit. Ask the LBS about this. I...
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    Correct Hand Signals

    I have had the same arguments with my SIL and her husband, and they cycle too! Bicycling Magazine's book, 1000 All-Time Best Tips states, "For right turns, hold out your right arm with finger...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=limmtones] we decided to make a few more...

    [QUOTE=limmtones] we decided to make a few more people of color using tools we had at home. [QUOTE=limmtones]

    Okay, limmtones, that made me laugh! And welcome to the board! So many great women,...
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    I second that! I have never wanted to exercise...

    I second that! I have never wanted to exercise in my life until I rode a bike. Now it's an endless quest for being in better shape to conquer more hills! Cycling has changed my life, too.
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    My daughters, 4 and 2, are fascinated. They just...

    My daughters, 4 and 2, are fascinated. They just saw the eggs, and loved it!
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    For the first time, I am looking forward to it....

    For the first time, I am looking forward to it. :) I bought my HRM at the suggestion of the spinning instructor at the gym, who is a triathlete. And now, I feel like I can't do anything without it. ...
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    What color is your Townie? I see them advertised...

    What color is your Townie? I see them advertised in Bicycling all the time, and think they are just darling! I don't know what health issues you have, of course, but I think you could do the LRRH. ...
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    Racc

    I'm doing the 34-mile option with my husband, and even at that, it comes around by our house, so he figures he can bail out early if need be.;) If you can comfortably do 65 miles, you'll be fine. ...
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    Sorry to hear about your "stupid" injury. ...

    Sorry to hear about your "stupid" injury. Bunkbeds are dangerous for all sorts of reasons, I guess!
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    I think there's just something so WRONG about...

    I think there's just something so WRONG about gels. YUCK!
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    Okay, doc and Venus, I've been reading your...

    Okay, doc and Venus, I've been reading your replies and wondering when I would ever get to the point where I could run and not be anaerobic, and then, this morning, it happened! I did my usual 3...
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    Definitely get your bike fit! Knee pain can also...

    Definitely get your bike fit! Knee pain can also be a problem with the fore and aft position of your saddle. It's worth the $75 or so.
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