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    I hear you

    Let me second that - I was thinking the exact same thing today - beautiful morning, then dark in the evenings can be dodgy - particularly if there is black ice around.

    Living in dread of stopping...
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    It's been a while...

    I have not posted in a while, I have just been doing my commute quietly every day. Then I received a birthday email from Team Estrogen and felt all warm and fuzzy! Thanks, TE!

    My commute last week...
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    What a great commute today - beautiful weather,...

    What a great commute today - beautiful weather, no wind, and close to my work, they are re-paving the bike path! It was so nice to ride on the return. I have riden that bike path so much that I know...
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    In my mind, this is what clues me to a person who...

    In my mind, this is what clues me to a person who is either 'new' or may not be exactly new, but not that serious about riding:
    -does not wear a helmet
    -wears a helmet but does not fasten it...
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    I was a complete tri-newb until May this year. My...

    I was a complete tri-newb until May this year. My cycling is my strongest part, next running (I don't do long distance because of my bunions, but a 5k is good for me), and I discovered that I was far...
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    My travelling involves supervising the set-up of...

    My travelling involves supervising the set-up of a 3000 sq ft trade show booth, so I get a ridiculous amount of walking and standing during that time. My hotel is right across the road - it is nice,...
  7. I will sound an info-mercial myself, but what...

    I will sound an info-mercial myself, but what worked for me was Tony Horton's 10 minute workout Abs workout. Very efficient workout, not hard, not long, I stick with it, I do it twice or three times...
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    On those beautiful summer days, the path fills up...

    On those beautiful summer days, the path fills up with casual riders pretty fast. Some are the riders who are rarely out there and have little sense of bike path etiquette or rules, like not hogging...
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    Wow, I can only imagine how you feel (actually I...

    Wow, I can only imagine how you feel (actually I have been through a separation with my own husband years ago, but we ended up reconciling.) What is important is to take care of yourself. Do get on...
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    You stick it directly to the crotch of your...

    You stick it directly to the crotch of your pants! (Now if it was skirt....)
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    My two cents

    I am very happy to say that I rarely drive my car and I have cancelled my work parking monthly fees. This is what I have gathered from my time commuting:
    1. I have panniers, but I took them off to...
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    Last commute for a while

    Yesterday was my last commute before vacation and then we are off to Newfoundland! Stretched it at the office so late yesterday making sure things were done that I almost had to ride home in the...
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    So happy!

    Just bought a pair of Keen sandals for my commute. After Wednesday's downpour my soul pair of bike shoes were soaking wet for two days - did not realize how dependent I was on them until I had to...
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    My commute was great the past couple of days...

    My commute was great the past couple of days since I rode in a monsoon. My shoes finally dried out. Today was my easiest, best average speed day yet, with the wind at my back. It's Friday!

    Ended...
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    Anyone ride a fixed gear?

    I am getting more and more interested in a fixed gear bike as I read more about them, particularly as my commute is on a relatively flat path so I rarely need to change gears, and I hear that fixed...
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    I did that a couple of weeks ago - hate it too!...

    I did that a couple of weeks ago - hate it too! Actually, my one saviour that day was having extra panty liners in my bag, so I stuck that directly onto my pants. Commando-lite...
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    Singin' ... and cyclin' ... in the rain

    No sooner had I left than we had a downpour of rain that lasted my entire commute. And me without my rain gear! I found out how waterproof everything is! My bike got a nice wash. So did I for that...
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    Okay, you've got my number! I did feel like a bit...

    Okay, you've got my number! I did feel like a bit of a perv, staring at a guy's butt for so long...
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    Beautiful commute this morning, the air was...

    Beautiful commute this morning, the air was fresh, breezed by the kayakers on the canal, not too many people on the path. I will be going on vacation next week, and I will miss my commute. Going to...
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    I have gotten my energy back by eating more and...

    I have gotten my energy back by eating more and better. I have not really gained weight, I keep my activity up, but I do make sure I get my recovery days, which I sometimes did not give myself...
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    On my Kona, I have Mr. Tuffy liners, have not had...

    On my Kona, I have Mr. Tuffy liners, have not had a flat yet. My LBS never seems to recommend tire liners, they seem to frown on them - please someone tell me why - they move around, etc. - I don't...
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    Cyclocross Newb Question

    Last year, I did the Le Petit Train du Nord bike path, which runs 100 km north/south in the Laurentians in Quebec. Half is paved, half is not. I did it on my hybrid, but this year would love to do it...
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    Before my own experience, I had no idea how bad...

    Before my own experience, I had no idea how bad it could get! Thanks for sharing. The ice and allergy cream seem to be doing its trick slowly, but I still have a large spread of redness around the...
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    Some bugs are worse than others

    It is enough that I cannot open my mouth on my commute in some places, but I ended up with a couple of nasty bites on the inner part of my arm on Monday. Thought nothing of it. However, it had not...
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    Ds was on a playdate from 9am so dh and I took...

    Ds was on a playdate from 9am so dh and I took off for one of our rare rides together - took the Estacade (a car-free ice breaker bridge that leads to an 11 km car-free cycling route) which I had...
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