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    I just want to thank you all for this thread. ...

    I just want to thank you all for this thread. Very timely for me. I haven't been to the doctor yet, but just passed the 1-year point last week. The hot flashes are killing me. I've always hated...
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    We're getting into that in-between season when...

    We're getting into that in-between season when the skiing would be fantastic if a person didn't have to go to work in the morning. By the time I could ski yesterday, it was pretty soft & painfully...
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    I haven't weighed in here in a long time -...

    I haven't weighed in here in a long time - currently spending too much time skiing (when not at work, of course). Our snow was late this year - my first ski day was December 2nd, and that was on...
  4. Thread: Hiking

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    Thanks Catrin! I am so ready. My pack is all...

    Thanks Catrin! I am so ready. My pack is all loaded and just sitting there. It's to the point that I'd better go soon, because I keep sneaking little odds & ends into it (the "what if" stuff)....
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    Wow - that's tough! :(. I have no valuable...

    Wow - that's tough! :(. I have no valuable advice, other than to try to enjoy your hiking that much more, and embrace nature as much as possible.

    And I find I'm much better off if I keep the...
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    That's a good suggestion, but probably not on...

    That's a good suggestion, but probably not on Isle Royale (very rocky, very tough footing in places) with a 40+ lb pack. I did wear trail runners there one time, on a shorter trip with about 30 lb,...
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    Rainy today, so it was a rest day, but spent most...

    Rainy today, so it was a rest day, but spent most of it getting gear and food ready for our backpacking trip to Isle Royale in a week. Can't wait! My knee is much better, and I think with my poles...
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    Thank you Catrin. It sounds to me like you're...

    Thank you Catrin. It sounds to me like you're getting out there regularly, and working on it. Do you find biking helps? I know it really helped me recover from sprains (one of the things I did...
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    I can't really call what I've been doing...

    I can't really call what I've been doing "hiking", exactly, but the last few days I've started testing my knee. A 2-1/2 mile walk on gravel roads and 2-tracks on Friday, then more activity and the...
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    Wow Helene! That sounds just brutal! It's a...

    Wow Helene! That sounds just brutal! It's a good thing you had Hubby with you. Glad you're okay!
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    I'm such a weenie on steep stuff (especially...

    I'm such a weenie on steep stuff (especially coming back down, so I get myself into trouble - try to be tough about it and push myself through my fear going up, and then find myself paralyzed with...
  12. Shebeest makes some without the silicone. I have...

    Shebeest makes some without the silicone. I have a couple pair of the Pro Splice model, which I like a lot. They may have others - their website has a lot of shorts I haven't looked at.

    I just...
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    And I am the opposite: 5'-6", all torso, no...

    And I am the opposite: 5'-6", all torso, no legs. So I need a small frame (so I can stand over it) with longer reach. I once had a Trek rep look at me and say "that (50 cm) bike is way too small...
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    Less than 2 weeks ago I tried on both the Brooks...

    Less than 2 weeks ago I tried on both the Brooks Cascadia and the Altra Lone Peak 2.5, among others.

    I have a wide forefoot & narrow heel. I also have bunionettes on my right foot. The Cascadia...
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    Sounds to me like you really want to move north,...

    Sounds to me like you really want to move north, but just don't realize it yet. I highly recommend the U.P., if you want skiing (both kinds) & snowshoeing, plus mountain biking, road biking, trail...
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    I'm surprised a roadie told you that - maybe that...

    I'm surprised a roadie told you that - maybe that particular person didn't like it. I don't remember a time when standing on hills was frowned on, that I was aware of. And I know I've seen in done...
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    Our blackflies like everything, especially ears...

    Our blackflies like everything, especially ears and hairline and faces.... They love to crawl right up in your hair and get your scalp. They release something that numbs the spot and keeps the blood...
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    Husband just returned from his run complaining...

    Husband just returned from his run complaining about deer flies. Said he "may have gotten a little annoyed with them". We tend to have blackflies when it is cooler, deer flies when it's warmer. ...
  19. Sweet! I love seeing bears when I ride!

    Sweet! I love seeing bears when I ride!
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    Agreed on the summer heat and humidity! Biking...

    Agreed on the summer heat and humidity! Biking is so much easier than running when it's like that. We've hardly had any hot weather here yet. Lots of 50s & 60s, a few 70s, and maybe 2 or 3 days...
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    Hi guys - I'm back after several years away from...

    Hi guys - I'm back after several years away from this forum. I started running this spring, after ski season ended. First time in maybe 10 years that I was able to run enough to get to the point...
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    Sticky: Thanks Pax! I was Skierchickie. Just added the...

    Thanks Pax! I was Skierchickie. Just added the 2 on the end - figured that would be least confusing :)
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    Sticky: Real name: Jan Where do you live: Calumet,...

    Real name: Jan
    Where do you live: Calumet, Michigan

    Explanation of your handle: I've been a cross-country skier since I was 9. My first love. The "2" is because I had to create a new account. ...
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