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  1. Thread: Which doctor?

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    I'm right there with you. I've been having...

    I'm right there with you. I've been having trouble swallowing (feels like something is stuck) every so often for a few years, but recently it's bad enough that I can't continue to eat and swallow,...
  2. Thread: September rides

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    [QUOTE=ny biker;714437]To be honest, I am tired...

    [QUOTE=ny biker;714437]To be honest, I am tired of slowly struggling up the steep hills and wish there was a flatter alternative that is safe after dark. So I thought about that while I rode, and I...
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    I have a friend who definitely prefers to be...

    I have a friend who definitely prefers to be outside whenever possible and hates winter too. His wife bought him a small light box for his office a few years ago. It seems to be set up like...
  4. Thread: Hiking

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    Yeah, 3 feet is more like scrambling. These...

    Yeah, 3 feet is more like scrambling. These aren't trails. You'll find yourself suddenly on a ledge and you need to get down (which is always better than finding yourself on a ledge too high to get...
  5. Thread: Hiking

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    I think I know what you mean by vertical step...

    I think I know what you mean by vertical step downs -- where I'm standing on a rock or something and I need to step or jump down 3 feet or so. I can't do those, and I'll admit, I often sit on my...
  6. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Crossing fingers for you NY. Hopefully neither...

    Crossing fingers for you NY. Hopefully neither you, nor any coworkers who don't drive you nuts have to move on!
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    A few years ago I was looking for Tai Chi classes...

    A few years ago I was looking for Tai Chi classes in Indy (a work colleague of mine had practiced it on Okinawa and raved about it and would do the classes with me) but found so few options. For...
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    No solution for you NY Biker, just wanted to say...

    No solution for you NY Biker, just wanted to say "that sucks." I'm sometimes have itchy issues in my underarm area (and will spread all over if I don't get it under control) when I'm super stressed....
  9. Thread: September rides

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    I own a spot that I use when hiking/hanging out...

    I own a spot that I use when hiking/hanging out around Moab, and I will take it on long bike rides in Southern Indiana where cell phone reception might be spotty. I've owned mine for 4 years now, and...
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    I had a specialized Oura 168 that I bought in...

    I had a specialized Oura 168 that I bought in part because of the saddle that I got during a fitting (it seemed extra wide) and it did fine, except on extra long rides I'd get chafing where you are. ...
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    I don't know if the law in Michigan states this...

    I don't know if the law in Michigan states this or not -- but keep in mind every state has different laws. Indiana's laws say nothing about riding as far to the right as possible. The only thing...
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    I'm sorry. It sucks that your issues are really...

    I'm sorry. It sucks that your issues are really taking away things that bring you joy.

    I have a skydiving friend that has had multiple shoulder reconstructions and more hardware than you can...
  13. Thread: August Rides

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    [QUOTE=Crankin;714007] I *can* ride as fast as we...

    [QUOTE=Crankin;714007] I *can* ride as fast as we were going on Sunday, but left to my own devices, I don't. QUOTE]

    This is me. One of our infamous stories at work involves a group bike ride....
  14. Thread: Dear So and So

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    As a new lawyer about fifteen years ago, my very...

    As a new lawyer about fifteen years ago, my very first deposition was of an older real estate agent who insisted on calling me "honey." In fact, he did it 216 times during a three hour deposition. ...
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    I'm mechanically inclined enough to change my own...

    I'm mechanically inclined enough to change my own chain, tires, etc. but that's about it. When I bought it, the owner said it had 1150 miles on it (which is amazing for a 2013 bike -- when I went to...
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    I'd love to hear what they tell you about the...

    I'd love to hear what they tell you about the clicking. I'd always heard the nicer the tire, the louder the clicking. I had my bike stolen early last month, and bought a slight upgrade on Craigslist...
  17. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Oh my gosh! What a sweet sweet face! ...

    Oh my gosh! What a sweet sweet face! Congratulations to you! (and your son and daughter in law)
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    My goal was to reach 5000 this year -- and I'm on...

    My goal was to reach 5000 this year -- and I'm on track to do it -- but wow it's hard. I work full time, have two teenage boys in sports (but they can't yet drive themselves) and have an hour car...
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    That's the next bike I want, and I'm in the same...

    That's the next bike I want, and I'm in the same place you are. I'm 5'9". I ride a 56 cm Trek Domane. I know the 56cm Roubaix fits me (it doesn't come in a 57), and I know the 58 Roubaix is too...
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    I see more people than not riding with their...

    I see more people than not riding with their phones. I also average seeing about one phone pop off of a bike on each big group ride. I'm shocked it hasn't caused a wreck since the person who loses...
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    Sorry, no advice here, but I'm watching this...

    Sorry, no advice here, but I'm watching this thread with fascination because I think we could be twins (knee issues, only use my big chain ring on downhills for that reason, and asthma issues). Most...
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    Pax: I don't have anything to share (I'm old and...

    Pax: I don't have anything to share (I'm old and creaky but happy to be where I am), but I did want to comment on your post.

    I'm sorry you're having to deal with knee issues/surgeries/replacements...
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    I'm there with you. I'm riding in temps I'm not...

    I'm there with you. I'm riding in temps I'm not acclimated to (we had such a cool rainy spring) and I don't really want to ride in some of these temps -- but I feel I'm missing an opportunity if I...
  24. Thread: Thread Drift

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    I'm sorry Blueberry. That's a lot to deal with...

    I'm sorry Blueberry. That's a lot to deal with all at once, especially when you know you need to save up energy to start new classes.
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    We must have lots of camels in Indiana! I see at...

    We must have lots of camels in Indiana! I see at least one on SR 46 between Nashville and Bloomington! I'm seeing a lot more llamas on my bike routes too, but I've only seen a camel in the one...
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