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    Well, I don't ride my mountain bikes much and I...

    Well, I don't ride my mountain bikes much and I have hard tail and a soft tail, so maybe the way to go is to get some studded tires for one of them. Our DPW is not good about clearing roads so the...
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    Riding in the snow

    I've been trying to get out when temps are warmer, but we have a lot of snow and ice. I've been out with my cross bike and it seems to do the job in snowy conditions. I am reluctant to take it out...
  3. I couldn't agree with this more. You may get the...

    I couldn't agree with this more. You may get the aerobic fitness needed to ride a century, but if you don't spend LOTS of time in your own saddle, your bottom will not be able to endure the time in...
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    I think you are all right. I need to get the...

    I think you are all right. I need to get the phone number and make a call. Thank you, all. Crankin, I guess I'm old-school, too, and appreciate some level of propriety even in this modern age. ...
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    Yes, great ideas both. I don't have the mother's...

    Yes, great ideas both. I don't have the mother's phone number, so haven't called but my daughter talked to her friend at school and also chatted online with her through the school portal. According...
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    Extra Ticket - what to do

    I've googled it and still don't know the answer to this question. I thought the kind ladies here would have a nugget of wisdom about what to do... and it is WAAAAY off topic of cycling.

    We have...
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    Yeah, those that experience them share the grief....

    Yeah, those that experience them share the grief. I had a new test last year... was tested for seventy-something allergens...all came back positive but three. I wonder how I even function sometimes...
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    Unfortunately, I have a true allergy to wool, per...

    Unfortunately, I have a true allergy to wool, per a skin prick test. This isn't "it's itchy", like a sensitivity, but a real allergy (hives, swelling). It's the lanolin the wool. For those that...
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    I think the key, as others have said, is to have...

    I think the key, as others have said, is to have a variety that you can mix and match for different conditions.

    Top half of the body:
    - Pretty inexpensive, I like the non-wool base layer that...
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    I think setting goals is a great way to see what...

    I think setting goals is a great way to see what you are capable of doing. I set goals for many things that help me through life. I set them for work because they help the community I serve. I set...
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    1. What kind of bicycle(s) do you ride? I ride...

    1. What kind of bicycle(s) do you ride?
    I ride 99% on the road. I do a little cross and mountain, but I don't even keep track of those rides or just general "getting around town" rides.

    2. Do...
  12. Thread: 2013 Riding Goals

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    I'm happy with 2013 so far. It's not over by any...

    I'm happy with 2013 so far. It's not over by any means, but I've met my goals and exceeded them. Learned a lot and broadened my horizons. Met some goals I didn't even think I was capable of. :) ...
  13. “Cycle Chic and their content inspired me to give...

    “Cycle Chic and their content inspired me to give up aspirations to spend loads of money I didn’t have on cycling gear, and remember what I used to ride in as a child: my regular clothes.”

    I think...
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    I've been reading about this and just have to say...

    I've been reading about this and just have to say that it make my heart ache for the cyclists and their families. So unnecessary and senseless. It makes me angry at the lawmakers, too.
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    This is a really curious question to me. I...

    This is a really curious question to me. I started cycling seriously in the very early '90s and raced for years. For a number of years, I had ridden a bike for transportation up 'til then, many of...
  16. Thread: When to carb up?

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    I didn't mean to offend, Karen. I apologize. I...

    I didn't mean to offend, Karen. I apologize. I either didn't convey what I meant to say or it was taken not as it was intended. I just wanted to say how important hydration is on the bike for a...
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    You can't be shy about what is bothering you. ...

    You can't be shy about what is bothering you. Spell it out for them... my labia get sore from the friction, my butt is sore from the pressure, etc. They are all adults and they should be able to...
  18. Thread: When to carb up?

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    I think this is important to talk about. I am an...

    I think this is important to talk about. I am an "on the bike" eater. Anything over about 35 miles or two hours and I do want to eat something. This is not the case for everyone. If I'm going to...
  19. Thread: When to carb up?

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    When I did the 160 mile RAIN ride, I ate more...

    When I did the 160 mile RAIN ride, I ate more carbs than usual the whole week before to up my glycogen stores, as Rebecca said above. The night before, I ate a light meal to not feel bloated and...
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    I use the MUP only to get to the road I ride out....

    I use the MUP only to get to the road I ride out. It's about 2 miles of path that I use and it's ridiculous, the things I see on the trail. The trail goes through a subdivision, it's literally in...
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    I just have to say that this weekend was the most...

    I just have to say that this weekend was the most excellent riding weather ever. No wind to speak of, great temps, and I managed a personal best on Saturday. Got in 96 miles this weekend over two...
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    Irulan nailed it. Every shop is different. ...

    Irulan nailed it. Every shop is different.

    Also keep in mind that different shops sell different brands. Don't think that there is only Trek, Cannondale, Specialized, and Giant. I'd encourage...
  23. Thread: she's here!

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    Incredible! The bike and the story behind it. ...

    Incredible! The bike and the story behind it. Happy birthday to you, indeed!
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    I guess I'm of the opinion that as long as it's...

    I guess I'm of the opinion that as long as it's not illegal, everyone has a right to be comfortable. In our sedentary society, if they are trying to do something to make themselves healthy, let them...
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    Catrin - that's great that you are getting out on...

    Catrin - that's great that you are getting out on your bike whenever you can and feel good about it. This summer is almost "the one that wasn't" for the midwest, and I for one am grateful. I hate...
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