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  1. [I] am too much of a control freak to ever use a...

    [I] am too much of a control freak to ever use a driverless car. IAs far as navigation goes, I much prefer visual confirmation on a map so if I am going someplace unfamiliar I look it up on a map,...
  2. notorious all over the place and a reverse compliment

    I have some squamous cell cancer on my forehead on top of scar tissue from a previous car instigated and another from a squirrel wheel encounter face plants from my bike. For the last 6 weeks I...
  3. Thread: Jerseys

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    my criteria for jerseys is 3/4 or full zipper,...

    my criteria for jerseys is 3/4 or full zipper, three pockets and long or short sleeves. I like bright colors, tend to stay away from black because of the heat absorption, a variety of designs but I...
  4. Thread: sweat

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    sweat

    so my trainer put me through a very very challenging 2 hour workout today and by the end my towel was damp enough to wring out and my clothes were literally dripping all over the floor. I remarked...
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    boy are they optimists or what? In Houston green...

    boy are they optimists or what? In Houston green is the other color of traffic light you can run along with red and yellow. Green bike lanes just seem like serving the bikers up on a platter like a...
  6. Thread: Got helmet hair?

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    I admire the ingenuity, but my solution is just...

    I admire the ingenuity, but my solution is just to keep my hair in a short buzz. Obviously someone hass a sense of humor.
  7. and I'm sure that you thoroughly enjoyed...

    and I'm sure that you thoroughly enjoyed Californias brief 10 day spring green period which can be so clearly seen in all of your beautiful photos. Amazing, a car free ride. If only.
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    yesterdays ride was much better. A comfortable...

    yesterdays ride was much better. A comfortable mid 70's with full sun. Saw Bluebonnets in respectably large patches and Indian paintbrush. Even had our usual 15 mph. headwind.

    We rode the...
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    "nekkid" ride first day of spring

    Happy Spring Solstice/ First Day of Spring.

    Todays' ride was the first time this year I managed to ride in a not wool undergarment, a short sleeved jersey in summer weight, shorts instead of...
  10. every now and then a list comes by about the...

    every now and then a list comes by about the first x number of things people do after a ride. The first one is always " check your stats."

    My list goes
    1. run into the house and use the...
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    you can also add a drop or two of bleach and ...

    you can also add a drop or two of bleach and fill the water bottle. let it stand a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. I usually alternate the efferdent and the bleach on a weekly basis or...
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    just another thought since I didn't see it...

    just another thought since I didn't see it mentioned in your recent summary. Have you considered using some chamois butter, smeared liberally on your lady bits, not on the shorts. I seldom ride...
  13. Thread: road angel

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    road angel

    yesterday was the first day in about 10 days when the temperature started at 40 and went up instead of starting cold and finally reaching 40, plus we had sun!!!! just when everyone was starting to...
  14. Thread: Thumb arthritis

    by marni
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    yes the pain does wake me a bit at night but its...

    yes the pain does wake me a bit at night but its mostly on waking up and trying to move and then depending on what I am doing on and off during the day which is why I wear them both sleeping and...
  15. Thread: Thumb arthritis

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    not necessarily a cure but definitely a...

    not necessarily a cure but definitely a palliative approach which may help some with the discomfort. Even if it is only when you are in bed, find and wear wool fingerless gloves. Mine are knitted...
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    welcome back in every sense of the word. As for...

    welcome back in every sense of the word. As for spinnervals, I have no advice but I can suggest a couple of podcasts. Cadence Revolution is specifically geared to riding, while pod runner and...
  17. Thread: Breast Cancer.

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    I too was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma and...

    I too was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma and decided after several needle biopsies and a lumpectomy that when it showed up again, to have a mastectomy. To me the most anguishing effect was the...
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    while my favorite shows graphic of a gear , a...

    while my favorite shows graphic of a gear , a tire and a crank and says "geared, tired and cranky."
  19. Thread: December rides

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    we are experiencing a spell of relatively mild...

    we are experiencing a spell of relatively mild (ie seasonally normal) weather here in Houston, for once. Today's ride was 27 miles in 3:21 for an average of 14.2. Would have been faster but 13...
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    this is so all the Sunday hammerhead road...

    this is so all the Sunday hammerhead road warriors can fulfill their delusions of adequacy. Sheesh!
  21. Thread: November Rides

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    40 very windy miles in 3:00 hours. The brief...

    40 very windy miles in 3:00 hours. The brief tailwind we had allowed me to coast down off the freeway overpass and the 1/4 mile to the stop sign without pedaling. On the other hand it was peaking...
  22. Thread: Hot Buttered Rum

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    my winter favorite, called around here...

    my winter favorite, called around here alternately "bunn warmer" and or "butt warmer" which is hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps and topped with whipped cream. Yumm.
  23. Thread: November Rides

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    woops pardon my dislexic fingers. Obvously it...

    woops pardon my dislexic fingers. Obvously it was 45 not 450! Even 45 in 2 1/2 hours is pretty stypendous for me, I must have had a lot of tail wind or a total lack of wind 'cause I know I wasn't...
  24. Thread: November Rides

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    did my normal Wednesday ride yesterday and it was...

    did my normal Wednesday ride yesterday and it was much better than last week. Yes the winds were really blowing last week as the same 42 miles only took 2:30 instead of 4:30 and the average mph was...
  25. Thread: November Rides

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    another cold ride. Started out at 38 degrees and...

    another cold ride. Started out at 38 degrees and finished 3 hours later at 43 degrees. At least the wind was much lighter, especially when compared to two days ago.

    today's stats 42 miles in...
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