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  1. Haven't been on any ride beyond a noodle to...

    Haven't been on any ride beyond a noodle to downtown (4 miles) going into 3 rd week now. Glad I have a gym membership to at least get crossfit in
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    Chiming in on the Surly Straggler. They are...

    Chiming in on the Surly Straggler. They are changing color again so the cool sparkle purple is going away :( Also a Surly Disc Trucker is amazing for what you are mentioning
  3. Or take a headlamp that you can put around your...

    Or take a headlamp that you can put around your helmet but also use in camp, etc. We finally put the trail on our calendar for the end of September. We are taking the touring bikes - Gilles Bertoud...
  4. Thread: Knee surgery

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    mine was scope. I already had railroad track...

    mine was scope. I already had railroad track scars from my first surgery in 75. The Lateral Release was in 98. Happy to say the Patella has stayed in place. Now I have other issues - such is life...
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    Had a very quick S24O last weekend. Seems funny...

    Had a very quick S24O last weekend. Seems funny to escape the heat by going to the high desert but that's exactly what we did. Was hazy on Sunday due to some fires east of where we were. No smoke...
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    just a quick note, consider calling the shops...

    just a quick note, consider calling the shops before you go. Surly and Salsa are launching the 2016 line so some 2015 sizes are out of stock. I know we have a couple "holes" in our inventory at the...
  7. Thread: Knee surgery

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    Catrin, Once the swelling goes down I will be...

    Catrin,
    Once the swelling goes down I will be interested to hear if you ended up with a "dimple" I have a pretty prominent one from my lateral release. Of course people say they don't notice...
  8. Thread: Staying calm

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    A great "spot" from Dr. Abraham Low, the founder...

    A great "spot" from Dr. Abraham Low, the founder of Recovery International. "people do things that annoy you, not to annoy you" When I find myself getting worked up I try to stop and remember that,...
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    Thanks Crankin, I did put some on the minute we...

    Thanks Crankin, I did put some on the minute we got home, I do think it helped
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    Decided I better check in and let you know we...

    Decided I better check in and let you know we survived - there were certainly moments... Day 1 did not start off as planned, one of the last minute riders was an hour late for departure. The bike...
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    Forecast for the weekend 100 to 108 degrees and...

    Forecast for the weekend 100 to 108 degrees and we depart at 7 am tomorrow for our dirt road ride from Boise to Ketchum/Sun Valley. 155 miles in 3 days, self supported. A bit nervous about the...
  12. Thread: Bend Oregon

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    Send SadieKate a private message - she'll know

    Send SadieKate a private message - she'll know
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    Yes, we can't control the behavior of adults :p ...

    Yes, we can't control the behavior of adults :p We were discussing this on our ride yesterday and agreed That is someone tells you they will wait for the next group and you can go ahead you...
  14. Thread: Hiking

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    Crankin and Catrin, 4 1/2 months out from my...

    Crankin and Catrin,

    4 1/2 months out from my neuroma surgery I hear you. I am so much better but of course still quite a bit of numbness. I do have a couple different orthotics that I like -...
  15. Thread: 20 miles!

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    Could have been a wind factor too. Whenever I am...

    Could have been a wind factor too. Whenever I am just cruising along enjoying myself I try to remember to do a wind check (look for flags or simply turn around and ride a couple hundred yards) ...
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    I was proud of myself yesterday. Did a very hard...

    I was proud of myself yesterday. Did a very hard crossfit class in the am and then a good climbing ride at the end of the day. Was debating on the ride but did fine and felt like I'd earned my gin...
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    Scary just curious, do they have to sign a...

    Scary just curious, do they have to sign a waiver to do these rides. that could have ended quite badly. Hope he is okay. We have a group that I do the announcing of the ride calendar for but we...
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    A good friend of mine had both replaced at once...

    A good friend of mine had both replaced at once in December and she said the same thing. She's had to work really hard with the PT to walk correctly. Very happy for you, opens a new world
  19. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Good for you!

    Good for you!
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    We did a ride on Sunday that I haven't done in 15...

    We did a ride on Sunday that I haven't done in 15 years. We rode in the Boise Foothills on a Sunday - what were we thinking... Many, many bike riders, Way to many Weekend Warriors who need to...
  21. Me too

    Me too
  22. My life has been insane so apologize for coming...

    My life has been insane so apologize for coming to this conversation late.
    I have a Rivet Independence on my touring, go everywhere bike. I have a Rivet Pearl on my Surly ECR. Both work very well...
  23. Go with your heart - and do the 15 mile ride. ...

    Go with your heart - and do the 15 mile ride. Remember it is supposed to be fun and certainly a good chunk of the group will be experienced. Boise has a very active Bike Week with several events...
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    We always laugh about "getting in shape" to tour...

    We always laugh about "getting in shape" to tour - to me, with that amount of riding - you are in great shape ;) Have some friends who just left for a two year tour and they said they'd be spending...
  25. Thread: Jerseys

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    Yes, have arm sleeves as well but for some reason...

    Yes, have arm sleeves as well but for some reason it is just easier for me to do the sun shirt. My photo on this response shows me in my all time favorite one It is from a company called Stillwater...
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