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    Is this true? Do most people just want it to be...

    Is this true? Do most people just want it to be f***ing over?

    I was raised catholic, but religion has had no meaning for me for decades. I still enjoy Christmas. I like looking for gifts to give...
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    I thought I'd gained a pound or so again, but it...

    I thought I'd gained a pound or so again, but it appears now that it was just a temporary water gain after a weekend with a party, a dinner out and two bike rides.

    Next week will be the real...
  3. Thread: Winter Gloves

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    When I stopped and changed from the PI Cyclone...

    When I stopped and changed from the PI Cyclone gloves to the wool liners+windproof gloves combo, the pain in my fingers went away instantly. It was actually pretty amazing.
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    I just bought the PI Cyclone gloves, tried them...

    I just bought the PI Cyclone gloves, tried them for two rides with temps in the low-mid 40s, and my fingers were so cold they hurt. There's no extra room inside them for a glove liner, and in fact...
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    Mid-Atlantic Cycling Events for 2015

    It's never too soon to start planning!!

    April 25: Ride to End Hunger in Calvert County, Huntingtown, MD
    http://endhungercalvert.org/bike/index.html

    June 6: SMECO 75, Hughesville, MD...
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    I was going to go for a ride last night after...

    I was going to go for a ride last night after work. It was sunny and in the 50s during the day, and in the mid-40s in the evening. It would have been my last post-work ride of the year. I had...
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    Third time's the charm! I hope the changes get...

    Third time's the charm! I hope the changes get you up those hills more easily.
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    Well yesterday's weather was not as nice as...

    Well yesterday's weather was not as nice as expected -- they forecast sunshine but it was cloudy all day. Temps were a bit warmer than the day before so it was still okay, just not what we had hoped....
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    Today's ride was great. Nine people joined me for...

    Today's ride was great. Nine people joined me for the ride. So it was 10-11-12-13-14-15-16 -- 10 cyclists at 11 am on 12/13/14 riding 15 miles to the rest stop and 16 miles back to the park.

    It...
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    Rudolph. Frosty has to hang out in freezers...

    Rudolph.

    Frosty has to hang out in freezers and I can't handle the cold.
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    I think I'm down about a pound. Just got...

    I think I'm down about a pound.

    Just got confirmation from my doctor that the random bouts of water retention that add 3 or more pounds for 1-3 weeks are most likely caused by wacked-out...
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    Maybe start by just putting your foot flat on the...

    Maybe start by just putting your foot flat on the floor while you're sitting down?

    I know the process seems slow, but hang in there, you are making progress. I hope it heals well.
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    I was going to suggest this would be a good time...

    I was going to suggest this would be a good time for any sedentary projects you might have been putting off. Like going through boxes of old photos and putting them into albums, or organizing those...
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    There are several reasons why I don't do any bike...

    There are several reasons why I don't do any bike touring, and food is one of the big ones. I've found that any stomach problems I might have during long rides are caused by eating the wrong foods...
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    I find that setting the treadmill incline at...

    I find that setting the treadmill incline at 8-10% can give me a good workout, walking at a somewhat-fast pace (3.5 mph or so).
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    Ha! That could be an interesting assignment for...

    Ha! That could be an interesting assignment for art students.
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    So, when I made my rule that I would get up and...

    So, when I made my rule that I would get up and take a walk every time something annoys me at work, I did not plan for the scenario that something else would annoy me as soon as I got back to my desk...
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    I am actually wondering if pre-menopause hormone...

    I am actually wondering if pre-menopause hormone swings cause random water weight gain. I've had various episodes of water retention that have lasted several weeks, with no changes in diet, sleep,...
  19. Blueberry beat me to it! DC Rainmaker is very...

    Blueberry beat me to it! DC Rainmaker is very helpful with Garmin products.
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    Another cold ride for me today, a club ride which...

    Another cold ride for me today, a club ride which I led. Yesterday it rained all day, and I had to work, so I basically did not leave my living room all day (worked remotely from home). Today it was...
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    Small details can make such a big difference. ...

    Small details can make such a big difference.

    A couple of years ago, I was in a grocery store on Long Island, NY on Christmas Eve. I noticed they were selling wall calendars with photos of various...
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    Good luck!!! Have fun!!!

    Good luck!!! Have fun!!!
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    Okay thanks! I was Luburox Blue. (I didn't...

    Okay thanks! I was Luburox Blue.

    (I didn't realize the maintenance announcement was in more than one thread.)
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    AZ, please enjoy your beautiful warm weather for...

    AZ, please enjoy your beautiful warm weather for all of us who are cold.

    I did get out and ride tonight. I realized it was the first time I've ever done a post-work ride in December. It turns out...
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    Thanks Jeff. There used to be a link at the...

    Thanks Jeff.

    There used to be a link at the top to see all new posts since the last time you'd checked the forum -- that seems to be gone. It was a very useful (actually pretty necessary) way to...
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