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    VeganBikeChick, Just having my thyroid levels...

    VeganBikeChick,

    Just having my thyroid levels back to normal has changed how I think and do things. I'm no longer on depression medication. My body doesn't "hurt" in this weird way that I can't...
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    It's been over a month or so and I can't tell you...

    It's been over a month or so and I can't tell you how much better I feel. It's like a whole new world has opened up both mentally and physically. The amount of energy I have is unbelievable.

    I...
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    Cycling With Thyroid Issues?

    After a couple of years of complaining to a regular doc and getting nothing about lack of energy, breathing problems, exhaustion and other issues I finally have a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. I knew...
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    Actually I was thinking an e-bike would be...

    Actually I was thinking an e-bike would be perfect for me after doing reading. I'd want the pedal assist where you pedal and the motor kicks in when needed. A full electric bike almost defeats the...
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    Some wave, some don't. I rarely see people on...

    Some wave, some don't. I rarely see people on the trail out here so when I do, I greet them. When riding on the rural roads I wave at the trucks to acknowledge their presence and so they know I'm...
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    Giant Tempt and WSD bikes?

    Was in my LBS looking for a basic mountain bike. I tried the 27.5 wheel Tempt and really liked it but they only come into a size medium. He also had the top of the line model at 1700..which was...
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    Loving My Ruby Saddle

    LBS let me exchange out the Lithia for a Ruby last week. He only had the larger size in, but said to try it out. Love the way it feels but needed the 155 size. Picked it up yesterday and love it...
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    Went back to the LBS in Lincoln and we swapped...

    Went back to the LBS in Lincoln and we swapped out for a Ruby. I asked about a fit and hope to get one set up soon. As he was putting the saddle on he said my seat post wasn't high enough and had...
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    I plan on going back to the LBS to check out some...

    I plan on going back to the LBS to check out some saddles when I get the chance. Shorts are Pearl Izumi but a men's size that I bought in 2011..that's what the tag says and wondering if I've just...
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    Sigh. Now I have pain in the back of my thighs...

    Sigh. Now I have pain in the back of my thighs where I sit on the saddle and numbs the back of my legs. Any fixes? And where the chamois seams are located rubs against my inner thigh. Not sure if...
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    I would go to your doc as it sounds like...

    I would go to your doc as it sounds like shingles. There's not much you can do, but at least he can verify it. Shingles are NOT fun as I've had it and I was in my early 30's so it can hit at any...
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    Mountain biking is TONS of fun and totally...

    Mountain biking is TONS of fun and totally different from the road. You are right, there are a lot of choices out there and even WSD (women's specific design) ones. You sit upright on a mountain...
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    16938 You can get studded tires for your bike....

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    You can get studded tires for your bike. Not sure what are the best ones, but they are out there. I wouldn't invest in a fat bike like the Pugsley unless you truly want that style of bike....
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    I was in another store today and tried on some...

    I was in another store today and tried on some other women's clothing. Meh. Nothing at really worked. He had cheaper shorts at 50 dollars instead of 80 like the other store so I ended up buying a...
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    Store I bought the Selle Italia Diva said I could...

    Store I bought the Selle Italia Diva said I could try it out. It's too small. If it was wider I think it might work. Looks like it only comes in a 153 via Selle's website. It's a gorgeous saddle...
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    Took the Lithia saddle out on the back roads. ...

    Took the Lithia saddle out on the back roads. MUCH better even going over gravel. Emailed the store to see if the owner would let me try out the Selle Italia Diva as it showed up today. Wow..talk...
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    Women's Cycling Clothing Fit?

    I know..you can't get rid of me. While at the LBS they had some women's cycling shorts. I tried on a couple that had more of a yoga style waist instead of an elastic. The largest he had was...
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    Lithia is MUCH nicer but still have chaffing on...

    Lithia is MUCH nicer but still have chaffing on the inside thighs. Nothing terrible, just minor. You can tell where your sit bones should be which is nice. So is chaffing a clothing issue or do I...
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    Sit bones are fine, it's more toward the vaginal...

    Sit bones are fine, it's more toward the vaginal opening that is really sore. The stock saddle has never been terrible so I hadn't bothered to change it out but I wasn't putting tons of miles every...
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    Woot! Called up a LBS and asked if they had time...

    Woot! Called up a LBS and asked if they had time to do a saddle fitting and they said yes. Drove up to Lincoln and he measured me out. I fit a 155 Specialized saddle and came home with a Lithia...
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    Thanks for the links to all the saddle threads. ...

    Thanks for the links to all the saddle threads. Have read them again. I believe I have a men's 4ZA Stratus on my bike. It's their lowest end saddle. My next question is, how do you tell what...
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    This is probably TMI but I'm so bruised and...

    This is probably TMI but I'm so bruised and swollen down there. Is this a saddle problem or a fit issue?

    I'll check into another professional fitting. The LBS that gave the best went under a...
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    I know which test you are referring to so I'll...

    I know which test you are referring to so I'll have to take another look.
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    Is it the saddle or me?

    You learn a lot about fit while sitting on a trainer especially for a longer period of time. Hoping that the weather will let up for some outside riding, but no chance. Turns out my hips were...
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