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    Hey Deb, Soon as I read this, I could hear the...

    Hey Deb,

    Soon as I read this, I could hear the jingle:

    Open the door
    For your
    Mystery date!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo
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    Sorry to be so slow reporting back! Getting...

    Sorry to be so slow reporting back! Getting ready for a month long trip in one week was a whirlwind, of course, and then when we got back from the trip... I forgot all about this thread. Sorry!
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    We started using the google online calendar a...

    We started using the google online calendar a couple months ago... and it's been great. We have 3 calendars (his, mine, ours) & they show up on the same virtual calendar in different colors.
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    Australia - Next Week!

    We just booked a last minute trip to Australia. My husband had the time off, we had enough miles, flights were available, and we booked it! I'm so excited! But the time for planning is so short!
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    A big part of the problem is that people in these...

    A big part of the problem is that people in these financial companies were paid astronomical bonuses for raking in huge profits in the near term. The pay structures seem to reward short-term...
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    But think how much fun it is to get a package! :)

    But think how much fun it is to get a package! :)
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    Yep!

    Yep!
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    Don't know if this will help you with the ginger...

    Don't know if this will help you with the ginger snaps, but your post reminded me of an article I'd read about a quest to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Warning: reading this will make you...
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    Isn't it interesting how sometimes we can struggle on part of a ride that we thought would be easy, and fly where we thought we'd struggle? And then sometimes, the hardest steepest part really is...
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    Here's an interview with Warren Buffett on the...

    Here's an interview with Warren Buffett on the matter:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/26867866/site/14081545/

    I trust him.

    Also, in his testimony yesterday, Paulson said he welcomed oversight & that...
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    I watched the senate hearings today & realized...

    I watched the senate hearings today & realized that I had misunderstood the bail out plan. I now get (I think) that the plan is aimed at unsticking the market for mortgage related assets to free up...
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    Yowsa! What a huge accomplishment!

    Yowsa! What a huge accomplishment!
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    It does shake you up, doesn't it? One moment...

    It does shake you up, doesn't it? One moment you're out on a great ride, the next moment someone's life can be changed. It's good to hear that it sounds like everyone is ok.

    It's such a reminder...
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    And capitalism, as a system, cannot work if we...

    And capitalism, as a system, cannot work if we let people keep the profits from risky investments, while the taxpayers cover the losses when those deals go wrong.

    I've called my senators. I want...
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    Thanks for the encouragement on this, Irulan. ...

    Thanks for the encouragement on this, Irulan.

    Yesterday, I did my very first tiny adjustment on my own bike-- I adjusted the pedals to release my cleats more easily on my new-to-me cross bike. It...
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    Oh, I do have clipless pedals. I just lost my...

    Oh, I do have clipless pedals. I just lost my cleated shoes & hadn't replaced them yet, because I was still hoping they'd turn up. I am more comfortable doing the dismounts when clipped in, because...
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    One more question-- I've got a bruise in the...

    One more question-- I've got a bruise in the small of my back, from where the pedal was banging in to me while I was running with the bike on my shoulder. Any advice?
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    Thanks for the encouragement, SK. I feel better...

    Thanks for the encouragement, SK. I feel better hearing that everyone falls some.

    It was so much fun trying out the mounts & dismounts while rolling across a bumpy field. I've put in a lot of...
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    Not meaning to go all doom & gloom on everyone. ...

    Not meaning to go all doom & gloom on everyone. Just feeling concerned about the state of the nation & planet that we are leaving for our young people...
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    I agree, Zen, that a large number of people have...

    I agree, Zen, that a large number of people have no knowledge of basic economics.

    I wanted to put the size of this bail-out in perspective for myself--- how much is $700,000,000,000? The answer...
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    The Sky is Falling! Or is it?

    So, I've been struck my how these huge catastrophic financial events are unfolding right now in the US, and how, around my neck of the woods, noone's talking about it. Are people talking about this...
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    Can we talk about crashing?

    OK, I'm new to cyclocross & have a question... How much crashing should I expect?

    I went to 2 short clinics last week, and in a total of 3 hours, I fell 3 times. I'm not used to crashing. It...
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    Bike Gallery has a good selection of Specialized...

    Bike Gallery has a good selection of Specialized shoes. They didn't have my size in stock at the location that I went to, but they had a couple pair sent over from another location for me to try on....
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    I'd definitely go back for adjustments. Just...

    I'd definitely go back for adjustments. Just talk to the fitter & say "The knees & hips are better, but now I'm having trouble with my hands & neck." When I had my bike fit, I was told that a...
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    I stop to move large debris (branches, big rocks,...

    I stop to move large debris (branches, big rocks, hub caps...) out of the bike lane when I come across it. Just one simple way to make the lanes safer for myself & other riders out there. We can...
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