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  1. Thread: Sit bone pain

    by gbunker
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    Sit bone pain

    Thanks for your thoughts, Blueberry!

    I ride the mixte to work because it lets me sit upright on a different part of my sit bones, and, since my commute is short, I can ride a brooks, and I'm not...
  2. Thread: Sit bone pain

    by gbunker
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    Sit bone pain

    Ouch! I am having a lot of trouble with bruising right under my sit bones on longer rides. I ride 35-50 mile group rides most weekends, and have been through a whole series of saddles. I'm currently...
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    Fit issues for long legs/short torsos

    Thanks so much for the helpful advice! I've been reading lots of geometry charts, and it finally just clicked for me how the seat and head tube angles, top tube length, and stack height all work...
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    Fit issues for long legs/short torsos

    Oh thanks! I'll add them to the list.
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    Fit issues for long legs/short torsos

    I'm sure this is a common problem, so I'm interested in what solutions have worked for others. I am a little over 5'5" with an 81 cm inseam and long femurs. Short torso, short arms, narrow shoulders....
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    I have Google Lattitude on my phone. When I'm...

    I have Google Lattitude on my phone. When I'm riding, my partner keeps an eye on my dot on the map. It's not perfect, but it helps her to feel better when she can see that my dot is still moving....
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    Thanks for the feedback! I'm usually about a 52,...

    Thanks for the feedback! I'm usually about a 52, depending on frame geometry. I need a top tube that is in the neighborhood of 52.5-53 cm. I'll be looking at closeouts in addition to secondhand,...
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    Question about buying used vs. new

    What's the general consensus on the wisdom of buying a bike that's a few years old versus buying a new bike? As my skill has increased, I have started thinking of getting a zippy road bike for long...
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    Popping right knee

    I'm wondering if any of you have any advice about a knee issue I've just started experiencing. I commute by bike most days, about 5 miles in and 5 miles back home. There are some mild hills and I...
  10. Thread: Back pain

    by gbunker
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    Thanks, Jess. I think it's weight on my hands...

    Thanks, Jess. I think it's weight on my hands that's causing the problem. I noticec today on my morning commute that I tend to lock elbows and hunch my shoulders, which puts more weight on my...
  11. Thread: Back pain

    by gbunker
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    Back pain

    Hello,
    I'm looking for advice on whether it's normal for my back to feel tired and stiff on longer rides?

    I commute 4-5 miles each way every day on a Surly Cross Check with no problems. I am...
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    What a sweet picture of you and your daughter! ...

    What a sweet picture of you and your daughter! We got my son a Strider right before his 2nd birthday, thinking that it would be a year or more before he learned to ride it. Three months later, he...
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    Pretty! ;)

    Pretty! ;)
  14. Aw, thanks guys! It's really not that hard. :) ...

    Aw, thanks guys! It's really not that hard. :)

    My older son's school is only a few blocks from our house, so it's not hard to ride over with him first and drop him off on the way. He rides his...
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    I use a U-lock for my bike and add a cable if I...

    I use a U-lock for my bike and add a cable if I am towing the Burley. I loop one end of the cable around the Burley frame, snake it through my back wheel and frame, then lock up the free end by...
  16. Best options for commuting with small children?

    Hi all!

    My family is starting to bike commute together, which means dropping my second grader off at school, riding downtown with our two year old and dropping him off at daycare, then each of us...
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    My whole family commuted by bike together for the...

    My whole family commuted by bike together for the first time today! We dropped our older son (age 7) off at camp first, and he rode his own bike and parked it at the rack. He was really proud of...
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    Have any of you tried mindfulness meditation for...

    Have any of you tried mindfulness meditation for stress? Here's a link to the wikipedia page:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness_(psychology)

    It's been shown to be clinically effective at...
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    I am so glad to learn that I am not the only one...

    I am so glad to learn that I am not the only one who has done this! :D
    Gillian
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    A friend of mine takes a low dose of...

    A friend of mine takes a low dose of amytriptaline for IBS. It's an old-school tricyclic antidepressant, and is taken in a miniscule amount for this purpose. She says it works very well.

    She...
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    We got the argyle. I uploaded a photo, so you...

    We got the argyle. I uploaded a photo, so you should be able to see it whenever the system decides to display it. :)
    Gillian
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    Oh, that's a great idea! We're headed out to do...

    Oh, that's a great idea! We're headed out to do some maintenance now, so i'll give it a try. I may also take the decals off the Surly. One came pre-scuffed, so at least that one needs to go. The rest...
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    We rode the Portland Bridge Pedal today. It was...

    We rode the Portland Bridge Pedal today. It was only a 13 mile loop, but it was a 20 mile ride door to door. Since it was so crowded, I opted to ride my Amsterdam, which is easier for lots of stops...
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    I rode the Surly to work on Thursday, and it was...

    I rode the Surly to work on Thursday, and it was intimidating! I felt pretty vulnerable and like I was waaay out over the front wheel. By Friday, I was wondering if it was too much bike for me.
    ...
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    That's pretty good, actually! LOL!

    That's pretty good, actually! LOL!
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