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    A Couple of "AHA" moments this morning...

    This morning during my commute I finally figured out why my beard is dripping with water (I thought it was sweat) when I get to work... It's the moisture from my breath... AHA!

    Also, after I got to work, and took a shower, I realized bicycle commuting REALLY REALLY helps me with my social anxiety. Yesterday I didn't ride to work, I felt like crap, super anxious, just being generally uncomfortable around people like I usually am. Today I feel sooo much better, funny it took me almost 700 commuting miles to realize this. AHA!

    So good morning to you all, hope your commute went well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keisatsu View Post
    ...Also, after I got to work, and took a shower, I realized bicycle commuting REALLY REALLY helps me with my social anxiety. Yesterday I didn't ride to work, I felt like crap, super anxious, just being generally uncomfortable around people like I usually am. Today I feel sooo much better, funny it took me almost 700 commuting miles to realize this. AHA!...
    Morning!

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    And here I was thinking this was going to be a story about entering some sketch-drawing mirror world...
    Hey! Get your mouse off my text!

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    ^ lol, that's actually my favorite music video ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keisatsu View Post
    This morning during my commute I finally figured out why my beard is dripping with water (I thought it was sweat) when I get to work... It's the moisture from my breath... AHA!
    It's even more pronounced with beard+balaclava. And it's *really* fun when the temp's in the teens, and the balaclava collects the moisture and freezes solid.

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    I have to make sure to keep my beard long enough that the moisture doesn't freeze next to my skin in winter.

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    i definitely get that mellow feeling when i arrive at work and i feel energized

    i am thinking about shaving the beard off for the warm weather...i am still using the balaclava in the morning but my beard is getting pretty shaggy...going to miss the dripping feature

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    Quote Originally Posted by keisatsu View Post
    Also, after I got to work, and took a shower, I realized bicycle commuting REALLY REALLY helps me with my social anxiety. Yesterday I didn't ride to work, I felt like crap, super anxious, just being generally uncomfortable around people like I usually am. Today I feel sooo much better, funny it took me almost 700 commuting miles to realize this. AHA!
    Works really well for Attention Deficit Disorder too (I have ADHD plus anxiety that flares once in a while. I can deal with the ADD, the anxiety really sucks though!). I have read that a few minutes of moderate exercise works as well or better than 5mg of Ativan!

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    I find walking from the shower to the office naked really helps get over the anxiety as well.



    .....just kidding!

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