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    I did my first actually snowy commute this...

    I did my first actually snowy commute this morning, second on the winter bike with studded tires. It took me a couple blocks to figure out where it was best to ride - either the plowed lane or in the...
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    The baselayer top was too short and the fit of...

    The baselayer top was too short and the fit of the shell made them ride up.

    I rode in today with no problems with anything riding up. I think I found some winners!
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    I ended up going with Land's End for both a base...

    I ended up going with Land's End for both a base layer and soft shell. Of course, it has warmed up considerably, so I haven't needed them. While I'm anxious to give them a try, I happy with weather...
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    Plus Size Cold Weather Communiting

    For the past two years I've lived two blocks from work and have had the luxury to walk to work everyday. But I've moved on to greener rental pastures and now have a 2.5 mile commute. Today was my...
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    Another tip for beginners is to make sure you...

    Another tip for beginners is to make sure you have enough air in your tires. Flat tires make for really hard riding. Believe me, I learned the hard way.
  6. We have an excellent bike share program here in...

    We have an excellent bike share program here in Minneapolis/St. Paul. There is a very large geographical area covered and last year a total of 217,530 trips were made. We are behind DC, but just...
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    Pretty much the only thing I buy online is...

    Pretty much the only thing I buy online is clothes. I'd prefer not to, but there are no plus sized bike clothes in any bike shop that I know of. Now, someone needs to start catering to me and my many...
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    There is a woman's sized Flying Pigeon too, so...

    There is a woman's sized Flying Pigeon too, so maybe she got that one? It is 48cm frame, and that would fit many women.
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    For this year, my goal was to hit 1000 miles. I...

    For this year, my goal was to hit 1000 miles. I hit it in September and put on a couple hundred since then. I also had a goal of losing weight, which I totally failed at.

    Next year my goal is 2000...
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    So cool. I hadn't seen that. The best time for...

    So cool. I hadn't seen that. The best time for riding the greenway is winter. In the summer it is a superhighway of bikes with hundreds of people on it, but in the winter it is fairly quiet,...
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    I've been biking this winter and so far so good....

    I've been biking this winter and so far so good. I have an old mountain bike, converted to a single speed, with a studded tire in front and a regular mountain bike tire in back. I've been biking from...
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    I was very afraid of getting them and just made...

    I was very afraid of getting them and just made the jump two weeks ago to SPDs. Everything was fine and I was doing a great job of getting in and out of them. Until Saturday. Going up a big hill, I...
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    If you are coming to Minneapolis, check out The...

    If you are coming to Minneapolis, check out The Hub on Minnehaha. I've heard a couple times that it is a good place for shorter women to get bikes because they actually employ a short woman there....
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    Of course, me on the other hand. I'd like to...

    Of course, me on the other hand. I'd like to think I'm 235 pounds of muscle, but my belly tells me otherwise...

    But I'm down about 10 pounds this summer, but my waist and arms are considerably...
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    A friend of mine was training for an Ironman...

    A friend of mine was training for an Ironman Triathlon and was in awesome shape. She went into the doctor and was weighed. Her weight was well above what it should be, because she was all muscle....
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    I put notices out on Facebook and Twitter and...

    I put notices out on Facebook and Twitter and promised homemade food stuffs for anyone who donated over $20. I also, for a limited time, matched any gifts I got, that inspired a lot of people to...
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    When I say I rode 20 miles in jeans, that was...

    When I say I rode 20 miles in jeans, that was without stopping, I had met a friend and he wanted to do a ride.

    And the shorts aren't too big, if anything too small. I'm a plus size girl and my...
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    Jeans vs Chamois, why are jeans winning?

    I ride my bike for two reasons. The first is to train for the 300 mile event I'm doing later this summer. The other is to go places and do things. Training, I wear bike shorts with a chamois and use...
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    I see lots of people sticking locks down the back...

    I see lots of people sticking locks down the back of their pants/underwear. So, there is always that...
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    We have a very active bus company here in...

    We have a very active bus company here in Minneapolis, so they bring the bike racks to events all the time, along with a bike, so people can try them out and have help. They are always at the State...
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    I'm pretty overweight, like 85 pounds overweight,...

    I'm pretty overweight, like 85 pounds overweight, and I've been where you are. The main thing I'd say is SLOW DOWN. You probably rode those 2.5 miles at your old pace. You can't ride at your old pace...
  22. Thread: I did it!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone! I...

    Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone!

    I made it home, mostly downhill, and was exhausted. But, on the way home I counted other bicyclists. 247! Amazing.

    I only work in the office 3 days a...
  23. Thread: I did it!

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    I did it!

    Last July, I was getting lots of advice from you all on what was to be my first full bike commute (I had been commuting half way by bike and half way by bus.) I was all set to go and excited.

    The...
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    Northstar, I've never had a Minneapolis bus...

    Northstar, I've never had a Minneapolis bus driver help me load my bike on a rack.

    But, we have two racks on every bus and VERY often they are full. Especially on the buses that run between...
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    That's why I don't call the police or bother...

    That's why I don't call the police or bother them. It could be a legit bike. But since most of the neighborhood are on bikes from Kmart and Target, when a little girl is riding at $1000 bike, it...
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