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    That's great! Congratulations.

    That's great! Congratulations.
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    Trunk won't close with bike rack

    This has happened with 2 vehicles, 2 different brands of bike rack. They are both standard sedan style cars and the bike racks are both the typical kind, a foot/feet/ bar that goes across the top of...
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    I don't have to have a double. I just wanted one...

    I don't have to have a double. I just wanted one for the bike that would have been my road bike.

    I don't think I'm going to get a road bike. I don't want more speed out of my current bike. It's...
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    I rode it some more today and kept adjusting the...

    I rode it some more today and kept adjusting the seat and adjusting the seat and finally got it barely comfortable. I decided not to get it. I think I would be fighting its size all the time with...
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    An important decision

    If you know me (I've been quiet lately, sorry), you know I'm a die-hard all-weather commuter and a bicycle tourist now too.

    By the way, I finished my 1400 mile, 6 week, 40 Missouri State Parks...
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    Wrap around skirt

    I'd like a skirt that I can put on when we stop at a gas station and such on our bike tour. I thought I'd heard of a wrap around skirt just for this, but not finding it so easily. Any suggestions?...
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    I have had similar experiences and Nuun or...

    I have had similar experiences and Nuun or Endurolyte tablets made all the difference in the world. I don't like artificial sweeteners, which unfortunately they have, but they work so well that I...
  8. There was some Eeyore thing going around facebook...

    There was some Eeyore thing going around facebook that was something along the lines of, even though Eeyore is clinically depressed, his friends don't try to cheer him up or change him, they include...
  9. I shared this article around. My husband wanted...

    I shared this article around. My husband wanted to add one more item: Don't assume that the new bicyclist will share your passion.
    That's good advice for any hobby that someone is new to.
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    Thank you, I feel validated. And I don't feel...

    Thank you, I feel validated. And I don't feel like an anti-feminist for having these thoughts and feelings. :)

    A commuter bicycle train is a group of people who bike to work together.
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    National Bike Summit: Women's Forum

    I fear I'm going to sound anti-feminist. I've been to several women's panels, women's forums, gender summits, etc for women in science, women in the postdoctorate, women in research, etc. I tried but...
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    It's painful. There's no way around that. Coping...

    It's painful. There's no way around that. Coping strategies help keep you from going crazy while you're getting through the pain. They don't take the pain away.

    After my daughter's wreck I went...
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    It's nice to be able to get out without having to...

    It's nice to be able to get out without having to layer up so ridiculously. It's still cold but fewer layers required.

    Because of my trip, I have been biking a lot, but because I work from home...
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    That is so cool to have an actual science type...

    That is so cool to have an actual science type explanation and a formula of what I have known for a long time. Thank you.

    I have more than once gotten myself in trouble because I was going into a...
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    2014 Bike Summit

    I'm going to the National Bike Summit!!

    I have wanted to go since 2008. But I've always had a conflict. And even if my schedule allowed, I didn't have the money. This year, I have the money and...
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    That only works if you have disc brakes. I...

    That only works if you have disc brakes.

    I have studded tires but this winter I finally decided they weren't worth it. Even in this unusually (for this decade) snowy winter, there are far more...
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    Holy cow. I'm glad sore muscles are the worst of...

    Holy cow. I'm glad sore muscles are the worst of your problems right now. Best wishes for healing.
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    Missouri last year passed a new law that provides for a 3rd plate specifically for this situation. The "plate" is actually just a piece of paper you tape in the window. But some people got stopped...
  19. I drive a 7.2FX WSD too. :)

    I drive a 7.2FX WSD too. :)
  20. Thread: Fear & age?

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    You have weird friends. :D

    You have weird friends. :D
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    That's what I like about 2nd-person. Because deep...

    That's what I like about 2nd-person. Because deep down, I have a bit of a mean streak. But You understand. :D
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    These are great responses, thanks! Good...

    These are great responses, thanks!



    Good point. My daughter's wreck in 2010, and my cousin's little girl's death a few years before that, were strong blows to my confidence. I didn't make the...
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    Fear & age?

    When people ask about being scared to descend hills too fast, I say, "Take it slow, you'll get used to it." In the meantime you might go through your brake pads faster, but that's ok.

    When people...
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    I had already decided that grammar will treat...

    I had already decided that grammar will treat "You" as second person: You do not have a helmet. I hadn't thought of that. That would be too cute, if I could find something.
    I hadn't thought about...
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    I know it! I went to school in Springfield and my...

    I know it! I went to school in Springfield and my husband is from that area. His family is from Lebanon; his mom moves around a lot. My daughter is in school at Rolla.

    Do you have connections in...
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