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    I'm waiting another day or two to see how the...

    I'm waiting another day or two to see how the weather forecast shapes up before planning anything this weekend. Specifically I'm hoping they are able to forecast the timing of thunderstorms with...
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    Around here traffic would also be an issue -- it...

    Around here traffic would also be an issue -- it can be hard to get to things after work on weekdays. It used to be that I would walk from my home to condo association meetings, but since my job...
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    Over these past few weeks I've been able to ride...

    Over these past few weeks I've been able to ride in the heat thanks to some hard lessons that I've learned in the past about avoiding dehydration, getting enough salt, taking breaks to cool down. But...
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    Well thanks! I have a mountain bike but there are...

    Well thanks! I have a mountain bike but there are some fit issues with it (handlebars and pedals) that I haven't had a chance to address. And also I'm having a flare up of the chronic hives so a day...
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    I was talking to someone the other day about the...

    I was talking to someone the other day about the cross-country solo bike tour that he did years ago. He had wanted to do it in college but couldn't afford it. So after he'd been working for a few...
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    "That cheeseburger was a bad idea." Ah yes, I...

    "That cheeseburger was a bad idea."

    Ah yes, I remember that one. Though it's been a while since I had that thought -- I stopped eating cheeseburgers (or any heavy food) before and during rides....
  7. Thread: Ragbrai - ho!

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    Sounds good so far. Hills can be rough but at...

    Sounds good so far. Hills can be rough but at least you get a chance to coast on the way down. I hope the heat is not too bad, or you at least have some shady areas.
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    I'm trying to learn a new programming language...

    I'm trying to learn a new programming language for work, and am experiencing something similar. It seems to take more effort to learn complex things than it did years ago. Although I guess motivation...
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    Oh yes, when things pile on and on it can be...

    Oh yes, when things pile on and on it can be frustrating. Can you find someplace with air conditioning so you can at least get out of the house -- like an out-of-the-way corner of a public library or...
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    It's super hot here today so I'm wearing a...

    It's super hot here today so I'm wearing a summery skirt -- white with a blue beachy-palm tree pattern.

    Several hours after arriving at work I notice I still have grease on the backs of my legs...
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    I've rented condos twice and there are definitely...

    I've rented condos twice and there are definitely aspects of it that I prefer to regular rental apartments. But yes there is always the risk that the owner will want you gone so they can sell. I got...
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    Financially, buying a condo was not a good...

    Financially, buying a condo was not a good decision for me. I didn't realize it when I bought 12 years ago but it was a terrible time for me to buy a place. It was such a seller's market, I ended up...
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    I remember the Norman Rockwell museum from a...

    I remember the Norman Rockwell museum from a visit many years ago.

    I did my weekly hill ride on Wednesday after work. It was hot but the least hot day in a string of 90+ days with hotter more...
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    What will you be using the fabric for?

    I would have been worried about the bag handles cutting into the front of my shoulders and arms, unless the bag was really big, which I guess it was.
  15. Thread: Sore sitbones

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    I think there are some saddles that cause sit...

    I think there are some saddles that cause sit bone pain for a while until you get used to them. Someone wrote about one fairly recently, I think. So it would help to know which saddle Awsmile is...
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    Hello! Have you had a chance to test ride any of...

    Hello! Have you had a chance to test ride any of them? A good (comfortable ) fit is very important.

    Also what type of cycling are you interested in? For example, paved trails or long road...
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    Congratulations!!! Wishing you both much...

    Congratulations!!! Wishing you both much happiness.
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    Catching up, part 2 -- yesterday's ride was one...

    Catching up, part 2 -- yesterday's ride was one that I won't forget.

    A friend had planned a long birthday ride on Saturday, but I decided not to go because it would have involved riding all...
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    Catching up -- I've gotten in some good rides...

    Catching up -- I've gotten in some good rides over the past few weeks. Summer has finally heated up. Last weekend (the 9th or 10th, don't remember which) I rode 55 miles with some friends in a shady,...
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    Please do post your progress. Good luck!!

    Please do post your progress. Good luck!!
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    I've stopped watching the news. Has anyone...

    I've stopped watching the news.

    Has anyone heard from Rebecca? She was in France for the TdF, also visiting family I think.
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    +1 on the hydration pack -- water bottles on the...

    +1 on the hydration pack -- water bottles on the bike frame tend to get dirty.

    In the "just in case" category, you should always have ID and your health insurance information. And a cell phone...
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    Holy cow! I wonder which ingredient in the...

    Holy cow! I wonder which ingredient in the Benadryl was causing the problem. I hope the allergist is able to help.

    Best wishes also to Oak, I hope you're feeling better.
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    I would like to read a book about meditating, but...

    I would like to read a book about meditating, but I am unable to purchase it.

    The third person I spoke to at Barnes and Noble yesterday said there was clearly a problem with their system and they...
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    Can I just share some irony here. I decided to...

    Can I just share some irony here. I decided to buy the book Full Catastrophe Living. Because stress. And I ended up spending more than an hour and three phone calls to customer service trying to fix...
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