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    Well, the overall trend this week was a bit...

    Well, the overall trend this week was a bit higher, but I have managed to be at 107.8 this morning, after a week of 2 parties. The above ride was cancelled, and while there is a club ride I could do...
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    I am glad I am not the only one who just waits...

    I am glad I am not the only one who just waits for the frenzy to be over. For awhile, I got swept up into it, mostly because of work colleagues. I have not done much at the synagogue in the past 5-8...
  3. Thread: Winter Gloves

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    NY, I still find my combo of wool liners and...

    NY, I still find my combo of wool liners and light weight full fingered gloves are the best solution for me in terms of warmth and dexterity. I add a chemical hand warmer when it's really cold. I...
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    Yes, it is difficult in those situations, but you...

    Yes, it is difficult in those situations, but you know what will happen if you don't!
    I went to bootcamp this morning. We did a lot of stuff where we were getting up and down (think burpees), which...
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    I am not sure. I will have to discuss this with...

    I am not sure. I will have to discuss this with my fitter, the mechanic, and my DH. I definitely will not start messing with changing anything until I've ridden it for a good 2 months in the spring....
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    I have that set up on my custom Guru. It works...

    I have that set up on my custom Guru. It works really well.
    However, since I got that bike in 2011, they came out with an Ultegra rear cassette with an 11-32 that I have on my new Trek. The spacing...
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    I justified it because I had a chicken salad for...

    I justified it because I had a chicken salad for dinner and did pretty well at the party today. Thursday is usually my rest day, but I am thinking some exercise may be in order.
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    Ha, ha. I am now having some of the 20 year old...

    Ha, ha. I am now having some of the 20 year old port we just graduated to. Maybe it will help my hip and back feel better. I've already attacked myself with the foam roller and done all of my...
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    So, it rained until about 8 AM today, but the...

    So, it rained until about 8 AM today, but the ride portion of my club's Chanukah party was cancelled, probably, a bit too hastily, due to wet roads, etc. It's 48-50 out! There was also a scheduled...
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    Wow, this thread has evolved to bike selling. I...

    Wow, this thread has evolved to bike selling.
    I felt a little sad to see Kuota go, but she's in a good home. DH was actually encouraging me to not sell her, but I don't need 3 road bikes.
    Hoping...
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    Glad you got this sorted out!

    Glad you got this sorted out!
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    Boot camp yesterday. Thought I would ride to work...

    Boot camp yesterday. Thought I would ride to work today, but it's not quite as warm as I thought and they were saying there could be black ice this morning. I did a half hour of yoga this morning at...
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    Well, I knew the tree stuff had a religious...

    Well, I knew the tree stuff had a religious basis, somewhere, but I have heard other explanations.
    Murienn, what you get in New England depends totally on what town you are in. The place I spoke of...
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    My issue is that most people in the US say, "Oh,...

    My issue is that most people in the US say, "Oh, but Frosty and Rudolph aren't religious, they're secular." Yes, Frosty and Rudolph are obviously not in the Bible, but the stories are about...
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    You will, Catrin. Maybe through people you know...

    You will, Catrin. Maybe through people you know at the gym or your mountain biking connections?
    I didn't have to do any work for this one. We went to a leader's party on Tuesday and DH just...
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    I'm sorry if I sounded flip in my above post....

    I'm sorry if I sounded flip in my above post. But, this time of year gives me a good dose of feeling like "the other."
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    My Kuota is sold! It's going to a good home, to...

    My Kuota is sold!
    It's going to a good home, to someone who is very active, an AMC bike and hiking leader. She went out and rode it about 6 miles, including up and down my street and Strawberry...
  18. Thread: December rides

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    Had an awesome ride today. And I think everything...

    Had an awesome ride today. And I think everything is dialed in on my new bike. Saddle height/tilt and tilting the bars so they are not like for an 85 year old. I think the position of the bars was...
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    Well, I didn't get quite to 20 miles, as I needed...

    Well, I didn't get quite to 20 miles, as I needed to be back to meet the person coming to look at my old bike.. but a glorious ride in good temperatures. About an hour and 15 minutes of ride time,...
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    If I can get to the end of the weekend without...

    If I can get to the end of the weekend without going over 108 at this time of year, it's ok. I wish I could fluctuate less, too. But, still not as bad as years past.
    I have a retirement party to go...
  21. Thread: December rides

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    Did a teeny 8.5 mile ride in the sunny cold of 38...

    Did a teeny 8.5 mile ride in the sunny cold of 38 degrees, plus some riding around my driveway, trying to dial in saddle height on my Silque. It ended up going back up a teensy bit, after being...
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    Shooting Star, I am thinking of you. My dad was...

    Shooting Star, I am thinking of you. My dad was in palliative care at the VA Hospital in La Jolla, CA from July to Sept. 5 when he died. The people who work there are really special. While I didn't...
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    I stuck to my word and took a very short ride...

    I stuck to my word and took a very short ride today. It was 38 degrees, mostly sunny, with a bit of a wind, not too much. This ride includes a downhill to start,then a mile climb, some flat/rolling,...
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    Glad you found it, Owlie. My old commute was a...

    Glad you found it, Owlie. My old commute was a bit over 13 miles and I found doing it twice a week added a ton of fitness!
    Geez, Marana. Hadn't thought about that town in a long, long time.
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    Be careful, Catrin. I am kind of like you, so I...

    Be careful, Catrin. I am kind of like you, so I get it. I remember back in 2007 when my rheumatologist told me to "just ride 5 miles." No, that will not do. There's always modifications to be made,...
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