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    What a beautiful Corgi! We had a Corgi for 12...

    What a beautiful Corgi! We had a Corgi for 12 years before she passed about a year ago, probably the best dog we've ever had. Great personality, good behavior, just a ton of fun. Thanks for...
  2. Thread: Labiaplasty

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    My personal opinion: proceed cautiously! My next...

    My personal opinion: proceed cautiously! My next door neighbor's friend was in good shape, but unhappy with the little bulge around her belly button. She went in for liposuction, and that night a...
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    During our Phoenix summers, many mornings begin...

    During our Phoenix summers, many mornings begin at 30 degrees C and quickly climb from there. We hydrate all day long. I pack a 100 oz. Camelbak as full as possible with ice and then add water. I...
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    Bikeless, I admire your getting out and riding...

    Bikeless,
    I admire your getting out and riding despite the ilieostomy, which I'm sure presents issues, especially on longer outings. My husband has a high colostomy which has caused innumerable...
  5. Thread: pea gravel

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    We have lots of gravel here in Phoenix, much is...

    We have lots of gravel here in Phoenix, much is pea sized but not smooth, so I don't know if we're on the same type of terrain. Sometimes it's a few inches deep, sometimes probably a good foot,...
  6. Thread: Math Problem

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    I like the new math!

    I like the new math!
  7. Thread: It's a Boy!

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    About 4 years ago when I was mountain bike...

    About 4 years ago when I was mountain bike shopping, I had narrowed my choices down to the Hoo Koo and a TREK 6700. Their geometries and components were nearly identical. I ended up with the TREK...
  8. Thread: Slime

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    Here in Phoenix, we say YES to slime, at least...

    Here in Phoenix, we say YES to slime, at least for off-road riding. I've found that if I park the bike with the valves at the bottom that they don't plug up with the stuff. It is hard to find slime...
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    Veronica, When I taught LD resource, I always...

    Veronica,
    When I taught LD resource, I always felt like I was spinning my wheels, that the kids were not really progressing. Then I'd do my end of the year assessments and found out that they...
  10. Thread: Seat Bag

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    I never had a problem with the various seat bags...

    I never had a problem with the various seat bags on my mountain bike. However, I found out the hard way that my inner thigh rubbed on the seat bag when road biking: wore a hole in my shorts! :mad: ...
  11. Thread: MTB vs. Road

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    When I get on the mountain bike after a couple...

    When I get on the mountain bike after a couple weeks off, I find myself a little less confident. I am more tentative on the loose turns and drop-offs. It takes me a good two hour ride to feel back...
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    My house is at about 1240 feet above sea level. ...

    My house is at about 1240 feet above sea level. My favorite mountain bike ride starts at 1800 ft. and climbs to 2700+ ft, with an awesome twisty-turny mogul type downhill rollercoaster ride that...
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    I use White Lightning on my mountain bike, and...

    I use White Lightning on my mountain bike, and it's the best I've found for the dry, dusty conditions in the desert. The other oily types seem to collect dirt, while the WL really does shed it. My...
  14. Thread: long or short?

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    I agree with Dianyla: long enough for a pony tail...

    I agree with Dianyla: long enough for a pony tail or really short. I've tried the mid-range, and it was alot of work to keep it looking decent with working out every day. When I was younger, I kept...
  15. Thread: It's gone....

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    Sorry to hear of your struggles. Yes, I can...

    Sorry to hear of your struggles. Yes, I can identify with your frustration. I used to run half-marathons at a decent pace, until cancer treatment nuked my lungs. For several years I worked hard...
  16. Thread: Ode to My 30X27

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    Great poem! You should make it into a poster,...

    Great poem! You should make it into a poster, and frame it!
  17. Wow! That was quite an adventure! It is scary...

    Wow! That was quite an adventure! It is scary when you get lost and you're by yourself, and the ride always ends up being longer. I've only done one organized ride, and the race directions were a...
  18. Thread: Biking to Work

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    My friend's husband is a cop, and he said they've...

    My friend's husband is a cop, and he said they've noticed alot more bikes on the road. I hope that drivers will be more courteous because of it, but I'm a little afraid the reverse may happen. If...
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    It finally happened

    Two flats in one ride! :mad: First the front, then about 20 miles later, the back. Fortunately, I had two spare tubes and plenty of CO2 with me. And fortunately, I didn't get another flat,...
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    I don't know much about brake pads, but one thing...

    I don't know much about brake pads, but one thing I learned early on in my mountain biking life is to keep the rims clean and occasionally rough up the pads with a bit of sandpaper. When it feels...
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    Great pix! And you guys were smiling on the...

    Great pix! And you guys were smiling on the uphills! Thanks for sharing.
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    Road: looking up: mountains, sky, lots of...

    Road: looking up: mountains, sky, lots of friendly bikers; down: glass, gravel.
    Mountain: cholla balls, rocks, quail, kangaroo rats, cottontail and jack rabbits, turkey vultures, and rarely other...
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    I don't race, and won't ever. I used to run...

    I don't race, and won't ever. I used to run half-marathons, but can no longer run competitive times. That's why I began biking, first mountain biking, then the road. My personal goals are now...
  24. Thread: Poll: Best advice

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    Mountain Biking: When faced with a difficult...

    Mountain Biking: When faced with a difficult part of a trail: Do, or Do Not. In other words, make a decision to ride it fully committed, or get off and walk it. It's when I am hesitant that I am...
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    The heavy duty thorn-resistant tubes are heavy...

    The heavy duty thorn-resistant tubes are heavy and bulky. I tried them once, but they really didn't help much with the deadly desert cholla here in Phoenix. The thorns still get through the tube,...
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