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    Beth, your friend is brave for having both knees...

    Beth, your friend is brave for having both knees done at the same time. I would have waited at least 3 months between knees just so I have at least one that I could put more weight bearing on it. I...
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    I like the freedom of platforms. You can shift...

    I like the freedom of platforms. You can shift your foot on the pedal and do so with any shoe of your choice. And should you have a mechanical, it's much easier to walk with regular shoes than the...
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    It's been 5+ months since my surgery and I'm now...

    It's been 5+ months since my surgery and I'm now experiencing fewer days of fatigue and I'm riding my base mileage at least once a week. Although I don't have joint pain, I do have mild muscle pain...
  4. I switched from chamois butter to using plain ol'...

    I switched from chamois butter to using plain ol' Vaseline petroleum jelly because of the burning I would experience sometimes. I use a teenie dab on the sit bones and it stays much better and...
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    Julie, hope your saddle is now squeak free. I...

    Julie, hope your saddle is now squeak free.

    I remember one summer when I was riding on a gravel road happily pedaling along but my Brooks sprung saddle creaked with each pedal stroke. I was...
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    I have a frame pump on my Fargo as one source of...

    I have a frame pump on my Fargo as one source of air for when my tire goes pllllllll. I've found that I am less likely to damage the presta valve with a CO2 cartridge than with a mini pump. If you...
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    If you are an adventurer you might like these...

    If you are an adventurer you might like these frame bags made by Revelate designs. It's tailored made for your bike, has waterproof zippers, it's lightweight, durable, and best of all, made in the...
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    Susan, do you have a product called QuikClot...

    Susan, do you have a product called QuikClot? It acts as a chemical tourniquet and will stop bleeding from punctures, tears and slices. It's good stuff and it's used by the military out in the field....
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    Ergon's biomechanically designed platforms

    Platform lovers, rejoice! Ergon has created a new platform pedal, the PC2, that uses a 6 degree angled platform that aligns the foot, hip and knee--all on a 3M non-skid surface. The pedal has a...
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    Just being with her will bring her comfort. :)...

    Just being with her will bring her comfort. :) You both are in unchartered waters and there's no how-to guide for dealing with cancer. Comfort becomes a priority and she will need you as she comes to...
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    I use it full strength on most everything that...

    I use it full strength on most everything that has calcium crud. I even use it to clean the vaporizer heating element. I've not found anything that it has damaged yet but I also don't have colored...
  12. This sounds like just what he needs--and you too!...

    This sounds like just what he needs--and you too! :)
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    This new house sounds so much more inviting than...

    This new house sounds so much more inviting than the other one. And the fact that your kitties are much more relaxed speaks volumes. They can pick up on things that you can't even imagine.

    Before...
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    Beth, staying ahead of the pain will help greatly...

    Beth, staying ahead of the pain will help greatly and if you are sensitive to the narcotics, there are other alternatives like Tramadol. What helped me greatly in managing my pain was icing and...
  15. Thread: Heat??

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    Heat combined with high humidity is brutal and...

    Heat combined with high humidity is brutal and despite any efforts to remain hydrated, it can still take you down. It does help to gradually increase your effort in hot weather to improve your...
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of gravel...

    Welcome to the wonderful world of gravel grinding. ;) Dirt road riding is becoming more popular with the mountain bike crowd and as a result a new bike category has been created--the SUB. Salsa has...
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    Speaking of going barefoot, has anyone watched...

    Speaking of going barefoot, has anyone watched Dual Survivor on the Discovery Channel? Cody walks barefooted everywhere, whether it's in the Amazon jungle, a Louisiana marsh filled with snakes, or on...
  18. What a fabulous way to celebrate a new year! May...

    What a fabulous way to celebrate a new year! May you have as many accomplishments in 2011. Happy birthday, Shannon. :)
  19. Thread: Bee's!

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    Last year I rode by 2 bee farms and I felt like I...

    Last year I rode by 2 bee farms and I felt like I entered a bee crosswalk. Yikes! I rode by a bee farm last weekend but I guess they weren't active.
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    Oh dear, call your ortho's office and have them...

    Oh dear, call your ortho's office and have them order Zofran (now available as a generic) to help with your nausea. The drug is often used by chemo patients to combat the side effects. Hopefully your...
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    Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and...

    Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you come to terms with the diagnosis.

    I know of one individual who was cured of his pancreatic cancer. :) He often shares his...
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    Thanks Surgtech, Indie, and Jess! My cycling...

    Thanks Surgtech, Indie, and Jess!

    My cycling partner mentioned this program on our ride and I will look it up. The only training I have is what my high school coach pushed us to do during track...
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    Those pocket size air horns will make them...

    Those pocket size air horns will make them scatter. :eek: Our local O'Reilly auto parts store carries it.
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    Kali walked up to the whistle as I was blowing it...

    Kali walked up to the whistle as I was blowing it while Niki cocked her head to one side and Logan ran out of the room. So there ya go. ;)
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    It's pretty shrill. Let me see what Kali thinks....

    It's pretty shrill. Let me see what Kali thinks. Hold on.
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