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    I took my first ride since coming home from...

    I took my first ride since coming home from France. I went out at 5:15 AM or so, and I was actually passed by another woman rider, as soon as I got out of my neighborhood. Very strange at that time...
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    I hope this thread doesn't replace the monthly...

    I hope this thread doesn't replace the monthly ride thread. I like describing my rides to you all, but I do not usually take pictures.
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    I had the most amazing visit with my best friend...

    I had the most amazing visit with my best friend from my teen years, who was in town. We met for breakfast Saturday morning, then she came to my house to meet DH. On Sunday, we went to a celebration...
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    Helene, there is no part of Vermont that is flat....

    Helene, there is no part of Vermont that is flat. I mostly x country ski there, but I've done 2 cycling trips there, and even without doing the gaps, it's hilly.
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    My toe is better; not perfect, but definitely...

    My toe is better; not perfect, but definitely better. I will be going to the LRS to replace the shoes I wear for the small bit of running I do at boot camp (Mizuno Wave somethings ). Any suggestions...
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    Here is a link to a compilation of some pictures...

    Here is a link to a compilation of some pictures from my trip to France. A few are from our time in Paris, the rest from cycling in the Mt. Ventoux area.
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    I definitely had this problem with a seatbag I...

    I definitely had this problem with a seatbag I used to have; it was hard to find another one that fit the small geometry of my bike(s). It took years for me to solve this.
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    ShootingStar, we *did* see awesome scenery, and...

    ShootingStar, we *did* see awesome scenery, and passed many castles, farms, chateaus, etc. I was very conscious of noticing this stuff, as I rode, because sometimes, I get too wrapped up in the...
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    No No, I are you in Branford, CT, like your...

    No No, I are you in Branford, CT, like your signature says? I've driven through there...
    Cute house! Good luck and congrats.
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    Yay! Congrats to all who worked hard for this....

    Yay! Congrats to all who worked hard for this. And just a little bit proud to be from Massachusetts.
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    That is great, ShootingStar. The no wine after 4...

    That is great, ShootingStar. The no wine after 4 PM would be hard for me!
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    We made it home, on time... so nice to feel the...

    We made it home, on time... so nice to feel the 60 degree temperature! I slept an hour on the train and several on the plane, so despite trying, I did nothing more than doze all night. Got out of bed...
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    So, our last day of riding went quite well, but I...

    So, our last day of riding went quite well, but I had to do a lot of mental self talk to get me through. My body is starting to rebel from the riding, the heat, and all of the eating and drinking. We...
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    The scenery looks like just what you see on TV,...

    The scenery looks like just what you see on TV, watching the Tour. It's hot and sort of a desert climate, but with trees. Grapevines, lavender, and lots of produce. Little farm roads, and narrow...
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    So, the 7 non-Ventoux riders headed out today, to...

    So, the 7 non-Ventoux riders headed out today, to a cafe, about 12 miles away. Other than the GPS file from Trek pointing us up a dirt/scarred pavement road with a 10% grade, it was non-eventful....
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    Wow, so many horror stories. I've bought 5 houses...

    Wow, so many horror stories. I've bought 5 houses in 2 states, and everything went perfectly. The last sale, DH went to the registry of deeds to do both the sale and purchase, with my notarized...
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    AZ, I generally only post a few pics on FB. This...

    AZ, I generally only post a few pics on FB. This is a little more secure, and besides, you guys appreciate it more
    Today was hard. We have only been back for about a half hour, because we got lost...
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    So, the train trip to A if on was flawless and we...

    So, the train trip to A if on was flawless and we noted several other riders on the train. After eating in the station, we spied the van and our guides. There were actually 2 trips leaving, the other...
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    Our dinner last night was really fun. I felt bad for their 10 yr. old son, who came. He speaks no English, but he was well behaved. Today we did not eat the hotel breakfast and went to a cafe...
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    So, yesterday, we walked all through the Tulieres...

    So, yesterday, we walked all through the Tulieres Gardens, saw the Arc du Triomphe, and looked in lots of shops. Went out to a great restaurant. Managed to have copious amounts of wine at both lunch...
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    This made me laugh pretty hard. Wow, that person...

    This made me laugh pretty hard. Wow, that person wouldn't like it much in Boston. Heck, even out where I live there's tons of flags and other rainbow stuff for pride month.
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    We have arrived in Paris. Actually slept some on...

    We have arrived in Paris. Actually slept some on the plane.
    Good sign is the flight attendants all tried to speak to me in French, so I guess I don't look like a "dumb American."
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    Merci!

    Merci!
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    My French Adventure

    I am going to start a new thread to write about my trip to Provence. It's now about 5:40 PM, we are going out to get a quick dinner, before the limo comes at 8 PM. Our flight doesn't leave until 11,...
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    Thanks for doing the research for me! So, it is...

    Thanks for doing the research for me! So, it is something different, but related. I think I will ask to get this done in the fall. My HDL/LDL ration is in the excellent category, despite my high...
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