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  1. I love my bike store and the wrenches there!

    My lbs is just great. For 7 years they have been helpful, prompt and informative. Plus they keep track of my epic rides and always want to see some pictures and hear some stories. They all know me...
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    after all he probably knows more about bikes than...

    after all he probably knows more about bikes than most wrenches. Good for him for using his skills and getting on with life.
  3. Thread: April Rides

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    is it possible that your compression tights were...

    is it possible that your compression tights were part of the problem. like anything else, they probably take getting used to. Plus with the winter you all have had your are still building your...
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    Thank you for calling the cops and reporting the...

    Thank you for calling the cops and reporting the incident. Believe me the paper trail is important.

    re the cop in the school zone. Around here we have Independent School District cops who are...
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    in seventh grade they are 13-14 and only...

    in seventh grade they are 13-14 and only operating on a single brain cell (boys especially) it's amazing a pelvis is all they lose!
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    trying out new bikes

    Personally, if I were planing to keep the bike 8-10 years I would invest the money in a new bike. For one thing, most bike shops will give you some sort of warranty on a new bike and sometimes a...
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    hard boiled eggs peeled and salted, bagels with...

    hard boiled eggs peeled and salted, bagels with something,if you stop somewhere store like fresh fruit and or cucumbers are great for heat and thirst . What ever you find, start making a point of...
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    yay for a sweet new bike. Congrats.!

    yay for a sweet new bike. Congrats.!
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    welcome to the group. I managed to save most of...

    welcome to the group. I managed to save most of the money for a recent new "dream" bike by adding up all of the money I "saved" by using store coupons and buying discounted items and then adding up...
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    year ago when a car smashed my knee I was advised...

    year ago when a car smashed my knee I was advised to alternate " very warm and very cold treatments, like soaking the leg 15 minutes in one and then the other, two or three times and then apply...
  11. Thread: Chemo Round Two

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    bald is beautiful and so are you with your...

    bald is beautiful and so are you with your strength and spirit. It shows in your smile.
  12. Thread: Help! Hills!

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    chain coming off isn't necessarily lack of lube. ...

    chain coming off isn't necessarily lack of lube. You could have shifted wrong or under pressure. Just sayin.
  13. Thread: out like a lamb?

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    out like a lamb?

    I always thought that it was :in like a lion and out like a lamb." for March and April. So far the lion is still ranging. Today I did a short ride and ended up getting blown off the road, not by...
  14. Thread: Help! Hills!

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    another couple of thoughts on hills. 1. don not...

    another couple of thoughts on hills.
    1. don not grip your bike in a death grip or lean over the handlebars too much. Instead sit up as straight as possible and breathe deeply. Think "floaty" feet...
  15. Thread: Dogs........

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    I ride out in open ranch roads and some times...

    I ride out in open ranch roads and some times find the dogs now and then. I have developed a fierce deep voice and yell no loudly and frequently. I do not speed up or slow down so I don't incite a...
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    pithy pc wrong sign

    "don't die a virgin, terrorists are up there waiting for you."
  17. Thread: wild flower ride

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    wild flower ride

    had a 50 mile ride out of Columbus Texas ( an hour and a half west of Houston along I-10) with five other riding peeps. It was very windy (20 mph) and the route had a lot of rollers and hills. ...
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    well its all over and I came out clear so I am...

    well its all over and I came out clear so I am good for another five years. An indication of how low my brain content was after 5 days of bland low fiber food and then three days of a liquid fast is...
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    when I was in grad school I lived below a semi...

    when I was in grad school I lived below a semi professional flemenco dancer and her roommate a theater major. Someone was either wailing out gypsy songs, pounding feet or declaiming whenever I was...
  20. Thread: Guard Cats

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    and so rewarding when they come trotting in to...

    and so rewarding when they come trotting in to greet you when you return from a long ride or training day. They also guard me at night, Miss Ike by sleeping curved around my head, although I am...
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    well as you say the prep is the worst. the event...

    well as you say the prep is the worst. the event itself went fine, no polyps (that is why every 5 years).

    I agree with the loss of ability to think. I have been trying to warp up my small...
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    routine colonoscopy prep.

    On the third day of clear and and semisolid liquid diet I rediscover the joy of jello.

    I definitely prefer chicken broth to beef.

    Now the long night of bowel prep begins. I have my computer,...
  23. the tea bag treatment also helps for poison ivy...

    the tea bag treatment also helps for poison ivy around the mouth or eyes or anywhere you can't put the calamine stuff. Also good for sunburn and blisters.
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    dragonfly, I live in SW Texas so I can tell...

    dragonfly,

    I live in SW Texas so I can tell you that by mid May or the beginning of May I will start riding earlier and earlier in the morning to get used to the heat. The stinky hot humid begins...
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    todays' charity ride "Education Expedition" was...

    todays' charity ride "Education Expedition" was foggy, warm, humid but with very little wind. Rode 50.25 miles in 3 hours of riding time giving me an average moving speed of 16 mp[h which for me is...
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