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  1. Thread: Knee surgery

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    Why am I getting a mental image of those tests...

    Why am I getting a mental image of those tests that they did where they gave spiders different drugs and photographed their webs? :cool:
  2. Thread: hornet stings.

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    Yikes. Delayed allergic reactions aren't that...

    Yikes.

    Delayed allergic reactions aren't that unusual - when I get my allergy testing done, the nurse always re-checks the wheals 24 hours later. For me, also, circulation in my hands and feet...
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    Where I usually break down and take the car, is...

    Where I usually break down and take the car, is leafy greens. I always make sure I have a plastic bag big enough to cover them completely (or use two), but if it's more than a bag of baby lettuces,...
  4. Yeah, I'd look at it more like a bigger dealer is...

    Yeah, I'd look at it more like a bigger dealer is more likely to be able to sell the takeoff AND more likely to be able to absorb the loss if they can't sell it. Unlike some other components that I'd...
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    I wouldn't be surprised, 170s kill my knees. Hope...

    I wouldn't be surprised, 170s kill my knees. Hope yours feel better soon.

    I brought both my road shoes and trail shoes to run after the farmers market yesterday - with the other errands I needed...
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    I'd try cushioning the bottom, first. Whenever I...

    I'd try cushioning the bottom, first. Whenever I buy something that comes in potentially handy packaging material, I save it. What I keep on the bottom of my motorcycle tail pack is a slab of that...
  7. Thread: Knee surgery

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    Glad to hear it! Hope you have a place to sit...

    Glad to hear it! Hope you have a place to sit outside and enjoy this beautiful weather.
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    I've never broken an egg, but then my ride to the...

    I've never broken an egg, but then my ride to the farmers market is only about 4.5 miles with only a few really jarring bumps.

    My panniers are fairly square on the bottoms, bungied at the bottoms...
  9. Right, but I think when the OP said the bike...

    Right, but I think when the OP said the bike shops were all trying to sell her "comfort bikes," she meant the kind I was describing. That's all!
  10. Thread: Knee surgery

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    Thinking of you. Hope everything went excellently!

    Thinking of you. Hope everything went excellently!
  11. Just FTR, "comfort bike" is a specific...

    Just FTR, "comfort bike" is a specific configuration, pretty much the same as a hybrid - hardtail, sprung forks and seatpost without damping, buckhorn to flattish bars, hybrid frame geometry, rack...
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    Nothing wrong with stretching, but the first...

    Nothing wrong with stretching, but the first money I'd spend would be on a good bike fit. Ask around for a fitter in your area who's experienced with women riders and with the type of riding you like...
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    Nice work, yellow! Congrats! I will now stop...

    Nice work, yellow! Congrats!

    I will now stop whining about the hill I ran yesterday, that climbs 120 feet in 1/10 mile. Maybe I need to start using it for hill repeats. ;)
  14. Thread: Knee surgery

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    Hope everything goes spectacularly well!

    Hope everything goes spectacularly well!
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    "We don't say 'plane accident' ..."

    The use of fault-displacing language is not an accident. Some history I never knew.

    http://www.vox.com/2015/7/20/8995151/crash-not-accident
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    I know, I know ... geez, you guys. Yes, I'm well...

    I know, I know ... geez, you guys. Yes, I'm well aware that humidity in the northeastern US for the past three summers is worse than what it normally is in Florida. I'm living it too, and I not only...
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    Yeah, I know. There's sweat and there's sweat...

    Yeah, I know. There's sweat and there's sweat (you should've seen the puddles I inadvertently left, while stretching in front of my computer, after my run the other day :eek: )

    But I know you know...
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    Yellow, hope your race went well!!

    Yellow, hope your race went well!!
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    Bikeyface: Fear of Sweat

    http://bikeyface.com/2015/07/16/fear-of-sweat/


    Although, personally I'd put ice cream (or any dairy on a hot day!) well into the "definitely shower" zone ... :p
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    I would second that. I think it's much more a...

    I would second that. I think it's much more a concern with running than cycling, but there's plenty of evidence that a lot of capillaries get broken during the repetitive micro-trauma of endurance...
  21. I think you all are being much too generous. ...

    I think you all are being much too generous.

    My opinion, some people are just bullies. Being in a car amplifies that - for the same reason that a lot of people feel comfortable picking their noses...
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    Nice work, congrats!

    Nice work, congrats!
  23. Thread: Exercises

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    I do yoga. It's been a huge help to me in...

    I do yoga. It's been a huge help to me in understanding alignment, which is critical to avoiding injuries and being most efficient in any sport. Mat yoga doesn't work the upper back all that much,...
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    I know technology has evolved a WHOLE lot since...

    I know technology has evolved a WHOLE lot since the last time I rode an aero wheel - but 30 years ago, they were talking about aerodynamics but the real benefit was in stiffness. Going from my...
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    The lace goes through the "extra" hole on the...

    The lace goes through the "extra" hole on the SAME side as its last "regular" hole. That creates a loop on each side. Then you pass the laces through the loops on the opposite side, so it's like a...
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