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    Haha...I can definitely relate to being...

    Haha...I can definitely relate to being "hangry"--that has to be one of the biggest causes of the CTT!
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    I was actually in Montana for vacation when this...

    I was actually in Montana for vacation when this happened (just got home today) and heard about it…the latest I have heard is that the cyclist probably actually collided with the bear which of course...
  3. Thread: Swim suit care?

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    Yes, the butt-crack area is a common place for...

    Yes, the butt-crack area is a common place for suits to wear out…a good reason to look for ones that have lining in the back! I lifeguarded for quite a few years, and had several times where I had...
  4. Thread: Swim suit care?

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    I have always just rinsed them out after...

    I have always just rinsed them out after swimming…if you are at a pool you can shower with it on after you get out. Putting it in the washing machine once in a while in cold water is OK, but not in...
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    That is awesome! How far into Maine are they...

    That is awesome! How far into Maine are they going? They will probably come through my town.
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    I don't think I could live in a prairie-type area...

    I don't think I could live in a prairie-type area either…no privacy when there aren't any trees! My grandparents, who are from Montana, have always said they feel claustrophobic from all the trees...
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    I can definitely see how being half of a couple...

    I can definitely see how being half of a couple could complicate matters, depending on the couple! I have seen couples where the partners have pretty much opposite preferences of what kind of place...
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    We moved a few times growing up (dad's work) and...

    We moved a few times growing up (dad's work) and I have no desire to do that now as an adult OR to put my kids through that when I have them…changing schools was not always a great experience. Even...
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    I would definitely try speaking with her in...

    I would definitely try speaking with her in private first about your concerns…she may have no idea how she is coming across and it is always more constructive to address these kinds of issues...
  10. I do have a pretty good front light…I just will...

    I do have a pretty good front light…I just will have to make sure to keep it charged! Also, I think for evening-shift weeks I will have to take the handlebar bag off b/c it gets in the way of the...
  11. This is a timely thread for me as I am about to...

    This is a timely thread for me as I am about to close on a house that is 5 miles from where I now work…looking forward to being able to commute by bike instead of dealing with an unpleasant 25-minute...
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    Interesting article, and makes a lot of sense. ...

    Interesting article, and makes a lot of sense. As someone who will likely be having kids in the next few years, it is nice to see that there is something parents can do to help avoid having their...
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    That's a good point, especially for the return...

    That's a good point, especially for the return trip from an evening shift (I do have a good light and am not opposed to riding in the dark, but I am also not a night owl and as such just want to get...
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    I think now we are getting into the speed/time...

    I think now we are getting into the speed/time issue…you ride faster than I do and so a 15-mile ride may only take you an hour. I would be looking at closer to an hour and 15 minutes for that...
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    I'd say not likely…the hospital I was transferred...

    I'd say not likely…the hospital I was transferred to is big enough and serves a large enough area that I really can't see it going anywhere.
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    Trader Joe's tea tree shampoo (and...

    Trader Joe's tea tree shampoo (and conditioner)…the ingredient list looks pretty decent and the price is reasonable.
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    Opinions…reasonable commute distance?

    My job was recently moved due to a hospital merger, and I now have a 15-mile commute each way to work and it is on a road with a lot of traffic. (Previously I had a 10-minute walk, so you can...
  18. Thread: paris

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    So sorry to hear this…how awful.

    So sorry to hear this…how awful.
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    Maybe a 42 cm LHT would fit her if your 46 is a...

    Maybe a 42 cm LHT would fit her if your 46 is a little big.
  20. Thread: October Rides

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    Yes, "brutal" pretty much covers it! I've...

    Yes, "brutal" pretty much covers it! I've decided I am not a fan of rides with time cutoffs either (after this ride and D2R2 this past summer)…maybe if I were faster I would feel differently, but...
  21. Thread: October Rides

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    I did the Dempsey Challenge (charity ride in...

    I did the Dempsey Challenge (charity ride in central Maine) yesterday…had signed up for the 100-mile ride but only did the 70 b/c I was not going to make the time cutoff and got rerouted at the point...
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    Ugh…this stuff all scares me when I think about...

    Ugh…this stuff all scares me when I think about potentially having kids!! I would like to let my kids do things like play outside and walk/bike to school (provided we live where this is feasible)...
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    Pretty much sums it up…I sure am ready! And...

    Pretty much sums it up…I sure am ready! And don't forget apple picking!
  24. Thread: Sockgate, anyone?

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    Ugh…not cool at all!

    Ugh…not cool at all!
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    Just mix some chocolate syrup into regular...

    Just mix some chocolate syrup into regular milk…yum!
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