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  1. well in my case the 3 d scan caught my breast...

    well in my case the 3 d scan caught my breast cancer just as it was becoming invasive when a regular mammo hadn't caught it at all so.....
  2. Thread: Roctober Rides

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    today was a wet and windy 45 miles with the...

    today was a wet and windy 45 miles with the infamous Cochate road outside of Sealy- 17 hills or rollers that you neeed to peddle up in 5.8 miles and just to prove we could do it we did it in both...
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    only in Texas pithy sign

    seen yesterday on a Houston billboard along the freeway.

    "Talk to Jesus every day. Text him while driving and meet him in person!"
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    only in Texas pithybsign

    seen yesterday on a Houston billboard along the freeway.

    "Talk to Jesus every day. Text him while driving and meet him in person!"
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    new personal best- a bit of a brag

    Many years ago when I was in college I was hit by a car while crossing the street. The accident wrecked both knees badly but the right was worse. I lost one of my anterior crucate ligaments and...
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    use the old dancers trick and slap a band aid...

    use the old dancers trick and slap a band aid over each nipple.
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    I envy you all in your cooler temperatures. Did...

    I envy you all in your cooler temperatures. Did a 40 mile ride 9/2 and then the same ride again yesterday. Both days were 85-92 during the ride with very high humidity. Makes one very grateful...
  8. just when you think it can't get any more.......only in Texas subthread

    Once in a while the brain of swiss cheese sparks an appropriate response to a comment.

    At the gym today a woman on the elliptical next to me commented, to me, out of the blue, that my chest area...
  9. I so miss living in Europe (the Netherlands) and...

    I so miss living in Europe (the Netherlands) and in Massachusetts.
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    Novara makes a sport panty with a light weight...

    Novara makes a sport panty with a light weight chamois which is comfortable to me for shorter rides. Or how about a riding skort or your regular bike shorts under a short skirt.

    Personally I...
  11. pithy typically Texas sentiment/sign from the road ride

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    "Education is important.
    Beers are importanter."

    hey at least the verbs match the nouns. sigh.....
  12. Since I have a custom painted bike I like a very...

    Since I have a custom painted bike I like a very well vented helmet which color coordinates with my bike- in this case red, black and white.



    As for happiness one that fits well and protects...
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    cold tea compresses also help on more sensitive...

    cold tea compresses also help on more sensitive areas where you don't want to put calamine or benedryl.
  14. have a nice ride" and then muttering " *******"...

    have a nice ride" and then muttering " *******" to people who pass me on the left without warning. I also happen to ride with a rear view mirror so can usually see them coming and will warn others...
  15. first of all........., Congratul;ations on your...

    first of all........., Congratul;ations on your successful ride. There's nothing quite like getting it all right and getting a good speed on top of that!

    You mentioned that you wore sunglasses...
  16. Thread: not exactly new

    by marni
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    start with 1 mile in your local neighborhood...

    start with 1 mile in your local neighborhood where you know the traffic and the streets. Slowly lengthen the ride until you feel sure. It can be done.
  17. Thread: august rides

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    rain cooled air from last nights thunderstorms...

    rain cooled air from last nights thunderstorms must have inspired me this AM. 40 miles in 2:23 for an average of 16.63 mph which for me is astounding. Still leaving sweat rings all over the garage...
  18. you might also want to look at...

    you might also want to look at aerotechdesigns.com. their standard riding shorts are quite thin and their touring shorts are only a bit thicker= I have done 60 in the thinner and 100 + at a go with...
  19. Thread: august rides

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    good week

    50 miles yesterday at 14.9 mph and temps in the high 80's. 38 miles today at 95 = and a5.9. The heat is making me strong. or I am so miserable that I am riding faster just to get out of it! And...
  20. Thread: Thread Drift

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    re looking tan and being healthy- right unless...

    re looking tan and being healthy- right unless your doctor starts lecturing you about sun screen and skin cancer.

    Whenever the nurse takes my pulse and bp she always has to do it twice to "make...
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    the mantra my bike shop made me memorize and...

    the mantra my bike shop made me memorize and practise was " sit up, unclip, then apply the brakes." Even so I still sometimes topple over (usually at a stop with loads of people watching, or if I...
  22. Thread: august rides

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    todays' 50 miles started at 81 degrees and...

    todays' 50 miles started at 81 degrees and finished at 92 but the humidity feels like was 104. thank goodness for every little puff of wind and bit of occasional cloud cover.so much for the Texas...
  23. Thread: august rides

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    august rides

    Saturday, since Texas and or Houston were in the midst of a "cold spell" (at least that was what everybody was calling it) I did a brisk 40 mile ride out of Sealy, Texas in 75 degree, cloudy...
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    I wear a bondi band from the running store which...

    I wear a bondi band from the running store which essentially is the same as a narrow buff across my forehead just above the eyebrows and carry a bandanna around the bike stem so if I need to wipe off...
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    I would also like to add that the most important...

    I would also like to add that the most important thing about a bike is not which kind but if you use it consistently with intent and increase your time, distance and effort on a regular basis. No...
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