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  1. Thread: helmet

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    havoc

    I'm on my second Giro--my current one is a Havoc. I got it mainly because the other one was pretty beat up, and the Havoc was fit me beautifully, has a built-in visor, is a nice green color, and was...
  2. Thread: medical questions

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    gloves

    You might want also to check out Specialized Body Geometry gloves. They have lots of gel where you need it, less or none where you don't need it. Specific women's sizing, too.

    I used to try to...
  3. Thread: Riding gloves

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    Body Geometry

    If the PIs don't work out, try Specialized Body Geometry gloves. They solved most of my numbness/tingling issues. Not cheap, but lots of padding right where you need it (where most of the nerves of...
  4. Thread: other sports

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    Paddling

    Hey, any paddlers out there?

    I got a used kayak at the beginning of the summer and it's been a hoot! I'm still a beginner, of course, and I'm talking flat water and bay kayaking vs. whitewater....
  5. Thread: Dog Attacks

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    Thanks for the advice, Dogmama--I'm sure we can...

    Thanks for the advice, Dogmama--I'm sure we can all use it at one time or another.

    I, too, own dogs, and they are happy, friendly, rambunctious sorts who would probably chase a person on a bike...
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    Re: Nutrition

    Just say you're a mountain biker and they'll think the seeds are bugs--much cooler than fig seeds! :D

    -J**
  7. Thread: Biking in Juneau?

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    Wow, thanks Blondie--that was more of a response...

    Wow, thanks Blondie--that was more of a response than I ever hoped to get!

    I'll definitely check out the club and the shop you mentioned.

    I'll be visiting my brother in Juneau. He rides a...
  8. Thread: wired or wireless?

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    To second DoubleLori's comment, there are several...

    To second DoubleLori's comment, there are several computers that I know of that allow the user to just enter wheel size to calibrate the computer, but these manufacturers also caution that this is a...
  9. Thread: Biking in Juneau?

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    Biking in Juneau?

    I know the roads don't go very far out of Juneau, but does anyone know whether there's any good road biking in the area? My husband and I will be visiting for about 2 weeks in June, and while he can...
  10. Thread: What To Wear?

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    Welcome aboard! If you give yourself half a...

    Welcome aboard! If you give yourself half a chance, you will love cycling. It's a great way for someone who's overweight to get back into shape because it's not as hard on the joints as running and a...
  11. Thread: wired or wireless?

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    I forgot to mention that one problem if you...

    I forgot to mention that one problem if you decide to go with the Specialized is that they may be hard to find. I finally had to order one directly from their website, which meant I had to pay for...
  12. Thread: wired or wireless?

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    WW- I've used a Specialized wireless computer...

    WW-
    I've used a Specialized wireless computer for about four years now and I'm very happy with it. You say you want a basic model, and mine isn't the most basic there is, but it tells me all the...
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    Bike Nashbar online used to sell Bellwether baggy...

    Bike Nashbar online used to sell Bellwether baggy shorts that I liked before I started wearing traditional bike shorts. They run a little large, so if you're in between sizes, you might want to order...
  14. Thread: Unusual adventure

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    things falling off motor vehicles

    I read last year an account of a cyclist being passed by a pickup truck when a dog bounced out of the back when the truck hit a bump. The flying dog only narrowly missed the cyclist. Yikes!
  15. Thread: century

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    I haven't ridden a lot of centuries, but the ones...

    I haven't ridden a lot of centuries, but the ones I've done weren't in any way organized as races. Sure, there were groups of riders competing with each other, and lots of riders working on improving...
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    Florida Panhandle Riders?

    Anybody out there riding in the Florida panhandle area? I'm in Santa Rosa county and willing to travel a little for a ride with a partner now and then. Also, there are some pretty cool places to ride...
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    On spinning and cadence, roger that, Miyata912!...

    On spinning and cadence, roger that, Miyata912! Also, I find it's easier to focus on a steady cadence in spinning classes because you don't have to worry about obstacles in the road, lights/stop...
  18. Thread: New Bike & Seat

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    Trixiee--I'm not a duathlete or a triathlete, but...

    Trixiee--I'm not a duathlete or a triathlete, but since no one else has responded to your questions, I've got some suggestions.

    First, educate yourself--which I realize is what you were trying to...
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    Take a look at this article before buying gel...

    Take a look at this article before buying gel shorts.
    http://www.bicyclenow.com/article1011.html

    This rider wasn't nearly as lucky as you've been, Sammy! ;)
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    Wow, that's the worst saddle story I ever heard!...

    Wow, that's the worst saddle story I ever heard! Sammy, I think you got the Anti-Saddle!
  21. Thread: C&O Canal

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    I'll post a full trip report when I return. :D

    I'll post a full trip report when I return. :D
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    It depends on the retailer whether you'll be able...

    It depends on the retailer whether you'll be able to exchange a saddle after using it. Most bike shops in my area let you do this, but it's best to ask that particular store what their policy is...
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    Assassin__X--Many LBSs and some internet mail...

    Assassin__X--Many LBSs and some internet mail order companies will let you try out a saddle for a while then exchange it for another until you find the one that works for you. Terry Precision Cycling...
  24. Thread: What is a century

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    Well, Dana, my dear, you have signed yourself up...

    Well, Dana, my dear, you have signed yourself up to ride 100 miles in one day. That's what a century means in bicycling terms. There are also half-centuries (50 miles) and metric centuries (approx....
  25. Thread: C&O Canal

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    I realize your post is a few months old, but wow!...

    I realize your post is a few months old, but wow! What a trip! I'm planning a week-long on the Katy Trail in Missouri this summer--I can hardly wait. I hope it's as much fun as your tour sounds.
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