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    Too bad I walked and didn't bike today

    ... but my route doesn't take me past this point anyway. The lucky bike commuters who rode in from outside the toll booth ring today were rewarded, not only with the sight of all the cars paying...
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    One day in "Berzerkeley", CA, I was crossing a...

    One day in "Berzerkeley", CA, I was crossing a street, with the green man signal in my favor, when a cyclist comes racing out of "nowhere" on my right, yells "WHOA WHOA WHOA!" at me so I jumped back,...
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    But then there's the ricochet factor, not to...

    But then there's the ricochet factor, not to mention what would happen if the crazy driver of the car you hit suddenly spun out of control - car-wise or mentally. I once tossed a (loose!) snowball at...
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    Yep. Me too. The first detachment scared me! I...

    Yep. Me too. The first detachment scared me! I was lifting wet laundry out of the machine when I felt a pop and suddenly there's this smoke-like dark plume in the middle of my field of vision on one...
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    As a sociologist of medicine, this is one thing I...

    As a sociologist of medicine, this is one thing I can say with professional authority ;) One of patterns patients follow before going to a physician, and one that gives "cred" and helps move your...
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    "Blurry" can be many things. You say it clears up...

    "Blurry" can be many things. You say it clears up after a couple of hours ...? Could it be migraine aura without the pain? Most of my migraines are aura-only and blurriness is the first impression...
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    I think some of my migraines have been triggered...

    I think some of my migraines have been triggered by neck/shoulder tension, but only when it's gotten rock hard and painful in that area, so you would probably have noticed that before this one hit....
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    Tour de Norvège! Whoo hoo! :D

    Tour de Norvège! Whoo hoo! :D
  9. Nope. That is the Pacific Slope Flycatcher. I...

    Nope. That is the Pacific Slope Flycatcher. I think the order of attachments relative to text just got a bit scrambled when I sent the email to Trek all of 10 feet across the room (of course, the...
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    Backscatter v. pat down v. no fly v. ...

    I'm a frequent flyer. So far the past 12 months: at least a dozen round trips, many of them involving multiple flights each way, often with separate security checks (many airports don't have a way to...
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    Bird stop!!

    From yesterday's 35-miler, which was also an experiment in bike-n-birding. I rode with my SLR in a frontpack, small hydration pack on my back (was recovering from one of my Crohn's cramp days, so...
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    Alameda Creek Trail ++

    Lovely day for it. Sunny, not too hot, bit of a breeze. Trek and I rode from home (her place) south to the Alameda Creek Trail, then up the trail to Mission Blvd and up Mission to Mission Peak...
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    'Tis the season for "birdp0rn"

    Lately I've been walking/jogging more than biking, carrying my camera kit (makes for several pounds of extra excercize weight, totes my water bottle, and gives me an excuse to stop and catch my...
  14. Autographed copy of Lance Armstrong book

    My generous sister, Trek420, has donated one autographed copy of Comeback 2.0 by Lance Armstrong -of course it's autographed by Lance, not Trek420 - to some randomly selected supporter of my half...
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    You go girl!!!! You're going to have such an...

    You go girl!!!! You're going to have such an exciting week on that ride :D Gorgeous scenery, exhilerating (did I spell that right? doesn't look quite right) climbs and downhills, the compelling...
  16. Uh oh. Here we go again. Been off TE for a long...

    Uh oh. Here we go again. Been off TE for a long time because I haven't been able to train and somehow felt un-entitled. Now I'm finally getting back in gear. Signed up for a half marathon. We had our...
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    Don't know about shock waves, no. When I had...

    Don't know about shock waves, no. When I had tendonitis in the achilles, my p.t. advised me to invest in a pair of very high heels (of all things). Teetered around on those for a couple of weeks...
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    Am camping in my sister(Trek420)'s spare room...

    Am camping in my sister(Trek420)'s spare room while on sabbatical in CA. Just a few more days of this visit, then back to Norway for 2 weeks. Today we biked to BART. I borrowed SIL's lovely rescued...
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    H€ll and Back

    I'm happy to report having had an idea "stolen". Remember when I proposed a bike ride "To H€ll and Back", or maybe it was "H€ll on Wheels"? Well, I mentioned the idea to a neighbor (the guy who...
  20. Double socks! Snug sock in lightweight wool or...

    Double socks! Snug sock in lightweight wool or other wicking fiber innermost, cushiony sock over that. The socks rub against each other, not against your foot. Also make sure the shoe grips your heel...
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    I'm in touch with the British contingent as well,...

    I'm in touch with the British contingent as well, via my daughter, UK-Elephant, who lives in Wales. I'll be visiting her on my way back from California i April. And I'm sure we'll see them either in...
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    Did I miss the party? Belated Happy Birthday from...

    Did I miss the party? Belated Happy Birthday from me too, Snap!
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    Hmmm. June. I get to Copenhagen a few times a...

    Hmmm. June. I get to Copenhagen a few times a year, but this June my only travel plan so far is Uppsala, then home via Oslo. I'll be in California in April and again in September-October. You're...
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    Kitty cuteness alert

    A fur hat that won't get you in trouble with the animal rights crowd:

    http://www.sol.no/klipps/video/dette_skjer_hver_eneste_kveld
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    Yeah, but even wealthy women can lose so much...

    Yeah, but even wealthy women can lose so much self-esteem that they can't see the way out. F'rinstance, a news item in Norway lately is an investment banker appealing his conviction for repeated...
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