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    I'm not in Florida or Texas, so does the fact...

    I'm not in Florida or Texas, so does the fact that I'm in Southern California make it okay to rub it in? ;) I ride year round and can't imagine having to ride in the conditions many in the world do...
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    Sweet! It always feels good to get that first...

    Sweet! It always feels good to get that first ride in when you've been off for a while. Well, it does if it didn't kill you, which it didn't, so YAY!!! :D
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    Wow. I so feel for you. Everyone deals with...

    Wow. I so feel for you.

    Everyone deals with grief in different ways and at different lengths of time. The fact that this happened while you were on a bike tour makes the bike a major trigger.
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    Way to go!!! :D You'll be way more than ready...

    Way to go!!! :D

    You'll be way more than ready by May. You could do it now, but will do it pretty easily with a few more months of riding. It's so awesome to pass milestones. All the big and even...
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    I done did 50 miles today

    I did my first "come back" 50 miler today. I rode with a group. The ride was 44, which is the very distance I did a couple of weeks ago, and I thought, you know what? I want a full 50! So I done rode...
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    I have a Soehnle. I bought it in 2001 and still...

    I have a Soehnle. I bought it in 2001 and still works great. I don't know the actual model number, but it looks just like this one at Amazon and was a similar price when I bought it. (Not cheap). I...
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    Sweet! Congrats. :D

    Sweet! Congrats. :D
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    I can RIDE again!!! I'm all the way BACK!!!

    I've posted updates every now and then of my progress back to health as it relates to my riding. Well, my latest update is that I feel as good, if not better, than before I had my adrenal crash...
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    Just go to Strava.com and check it out. I'm sure...

    Just go to Strava.com and check it out. I'm sure there are specifics somewhere that tell you what you need. I have a Garmin Edge 500. I'm sure you need something with GPS as Strava uploads your...
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    It's possible that nutrition is to blame....

    It's possible that nutrition is to blame. However, you could also have other things going on in your body that are affecting you. I'm 43 and two years ago, when I was training my hardest and riding...
  11. Congrats AZfiddle!!! I've been wanting to do that...

    Congrats AZfiddle!!! I've been wanting to do that event for three or four years now. The first year it was the day after my daughter's birthday, then ON her birthday the next year. We live in So Cal,...
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    Did 20 today with 1150 of climbing, more than I...

    Did 20 today with 1150 of climbing, more than I typically have been doing (since I've been seeking out every flat route I can find for a year and a half). I'm slowing adding distance, harder exertion...
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    Just snagged five QOM's on the Pacific Electric...

    Just snagged five QOM's on the Pacific Electric Trail. SWEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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    So glad you found TE and, more importantly, the...

    So glad you found TE and, more importantly, the joy of cycling. :D

    Thanks for serving your country and happy Veteran's Day!
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    I'm so hooked on STRAVA!!! :D

    I suspect there are other threads relating to Strava somewhere around here, but I haven't been around a lot lately. In fact, since I'm just now starting to do rides that make me feel like a "real...
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    AWESOME!!! I can relate to the joy of "getting...

    AWESOME!!!

    I can relate to the joy of "getting back on the bike" after some time off. So happy for you. :D
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    :mad:THAT TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!!! :mad: I feel...

    :mad:THAT TOTALLY SUCKS!!!!!!! :mad:

    I feel your pain. The only thing I can say that might possibly ease the pain a teensy bit is knowing that there are SO many rides for you in the future. This...
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    I did the club ride, Saturday with my "former"...

    I did the club ride, Saturday with my "former" cycling partner, Dawn. Life changes have kept us from riding together much. Me with health issues and her with a full time job. We've done a handful of...
  19. Seeing some improvement in health . . . finally ;)

    I haven't been around here in a while again. As many of you know I've had some health issues that derailed me from the kind of riding I was doing a year and a half ago. Adrenal fatigue,...
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    Wow, that's pretty crazy! You must feel good that...

    Wow, that's pretty crazy! You must feel good that you were able to get him to the help he needed. You just never know in those situations. I've been involved with two incidents of people getting a...
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    I relate to your pain! I'm 5'9" and a very full...

    I relate to your pain! I'm 5'9" and a very full 34D, (almost a DD, but not quite, which causes all sort of bra shopping challenges as well!) . . . so with my height, I have length issues as well as...
  22. Thread: Going Commando

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    Well, since racers are known to pee while on the...

    Well, since racers are known to pee while on the bike, a lot more pee than you might leak, I wouldn't worry too much about it! I can't believe I'm sharing this, but my husband had his first...
  23. My bike fit guy is a coach as well, which I think...

    My bike fit guy is a coach as well, which I think is one of the reasons why he does such a good job and might do "extra" stuff that others may not. I really have no idea what others do. If they're...
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    I'd also like to mention to make sure your brakes...

    I'd also like to mention to make sure your brakes are not rubbing on your tires and that your tires are fully inflated. You should be pumping your tires every time you ride.

    I did a century once...
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    I haven't read the rest of the replies, so I may...

    I haven't read the rest of the replies, so I may repeat some of what has been said.

    I live in a windy area and have dealt with this often.

    Getting down in the drops can help a lot. Anything...
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