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  1. How much does tire pressure really matter?

    Just saw this summary of an article from Bicycle Quarterly from a couple of years ago.

    Unfortunately the test protocol isn't online (even for purchase). I'd like to know more about it before...
  2. Thread: Breast Cancer.

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    Take good care, Raindrop.

    Take good care, Raindrop.
  3. Yikes. Be safe, all.

    Yikes. Be safe, all.
  4. I would agree, I also don't have links handy, but...

    I would agree, I also don't have links handy, but I'm pretty sure it's well established that the immune system is closely tied to stress hormones. I've had more asthma attacks in response to...
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    Yayyyy! So happy for you!

    Yayyyy! So happy for you!
  6. Thread: Thread Drift

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    I'd expect that's true, but I think the more...

    I'd expect that's true, but I think the more important part is that correlation is not causation, and obviously this isn't something you can do a randomized double-blinded prospective study on. I...
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    For swimming, I use the silicone ones - to keep...

    For swimming, I use the silicone ones - to keep water out of my ears not to reduce noise. You can mold them into any shape and size you like, and only a small amount goes into the ear canal. I do get...
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    Those are available in most drugstores I've seen....

    Those are available in most drugstores I've seen. Are they really any different from the Hearos beige Ultimate Softness Series (same brand, same shape, same size, same NRR)? I was able to wear the...
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    Unfortunately I think nutrition is one of those...

    Unfortunately I think nutrition is one of those things you have to figure out for yourself - everyone's different, sometimes very different. I can handle pretty much anything on the bicycle (my tag...
  10. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Yes and yes! And yes, RnRgirl, I definitely need...

    Yes and yes! And yes, RnRgirl, I definitely need to be able to retreat. Going out for a run helps a lot, but being able to close a door is super important to me too.


    I got out on the club ride...
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    Haha. My mom's boy toy (they married in August...

    Haha. My mom's boy toy (they married in August and "step-dad" just doesn't cut it for me :p ) is just seven years older than me and two years older than DH.
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    Fast healing! FWIW, I don't know if you're a...

    Fast healing! FWIW, I don't know if you're a yogini, but my yoga teacher who's also an RN says you shouldn't do yoga until you get your stitches out.

    Also FWIW, I had three layers and what it is,...
  13. Nice! Congrats!

    Nice! Congrats!
  14. Thread: Thread Drift

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    Lots here. Hugs to everyone. NbyNW, that's tough....

    Lots here. Hugs to everyone. NbyNW, that's tough. Best wishes on the transition. Catrin, hugs to you too. Shootingstar, glad you're taking the time you need to mend.

    Emily, you nailed it with me....
  15. Thread: Breast Cancer.

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    wow, that was fast. Quick and complete healing to...

    wow, that was fast. Quick and complete healing to you.
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    Here's to complete success, a minimum of pain and...

    Here's to complete success, a minimum of pain and quick healing. That procedure does sound promising.
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    I'm so sorry. He sounds like an amazing person.

    I'm so sorry. He sounds like an amazing person.
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    Good luck!

    Good luck!
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    I can get pain in the first MCP joint for two...

    I can get pain in the first MCP joint for two reasons.

    One is autoimmune inflammatory arthritis for four to six months after a flu shot (stopped getting them several years ago for that reason) -...
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    My mom had them both done at the same time also,...

    My mom had them both done at the same time also, and they started rehab the day of the surgery. At that hospital, they did all the TKAs the same morning each week (or maybe every other week, not...
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    As long as you're doing foot/hip work ... hope...

    As long as you're doing foot/hip work ... hope you don't mind my once again HIGHLY recommending this 60 minute routine: https://www.yogaglo.com/class/3866

    It's a subscription site ($18/month) but...
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    Ugh. Still, everyone I know who's had TKA and...

    Ugh.

    Still, everyone I know who's had TKA and followed through with their PT has had no regrets whatsoever about the surgery. Same as everyone else keeps telling you. :p Hugs and pain-free vibes...
  23. Thread: New Years Run

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    I'm just not a morning runner either. I might not...

    I'm just not a morning runner either. I might not even have got started running had I not had the luxury to run in the middle of the day! I don't mind waking up early, but my body is just creaky...
  24. Thread: Vision Issues

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    I don't have any experience or advice, just...

    I don't have any experience or advice, just wishing you the best.
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    You might do better with earmuff style hearing...

    You might do better with earmuff style hearing protection for when you're working with tools and running equipment? Fit is less of an issue, plus it's easy to just slip it off one ear when you need...
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