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    Wear my on the the bike and off. I have severe...

    Wear my on the the bike and off. I have severe allergies to a couple of common drugs and my doc advised me to wear a medic alert bracelet. But the Road I.D. does the same thing and is much cheaper...
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    423731Everybody knows my story .... lung cancer...

    423731Everybody knows my story .... lung cancer survivor (1990) - got back on my bike two years ago. Combined with cross training in the gym and diet, lost 70 lbs and 14.5 inches off my waist. Did...
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    Bad a$$ mf. You rock.

    Bad a$$ mf. You rock.
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    Not at all. I love it.

    Not at all. I love it.
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    Thank you everyone. It's still so hard to believe...

    Thank you everyone. It's still so hard to believe and part of the reason I share my story is to remind me how far I've come. Sometimes in my desire to do more and get better, I forget that I've...
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    My success story

    Was featured this holiday week on Livestrong's blog. Many of you know my story, but since cycling was a big part of it, I'm posting the whole thing here. Or the link to it anyway.

    How Elizabeth...
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    My favorite pieces of riding clothing that I own...

    My favorite pieces of riding clothing that I own by far are the marino base layers I got from Rapha. I have two sleeveless and one long sleeve. They are comfortable and seem to work in all kinds of...
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    I took a bit of advice from almost most of these...

    I took a bit of advice from almost most of these posts. To clarify: it's not that I'm necessarily mashing more, it's that I'm able to spin in harder gears. I used to be in my small ring most of the...
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    Knee soreness.

    I know, this comes up a lot here but indulge me. I feel fine. I work out 2 to 4 times a week, two days with a trainer. I ride as often as I can, different routes hills and flats and my average while...
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    I paid $134 for it. Regularly $234. My Giro was...

    I paid $134 for it. Regularly $234. My Giro was about the same price (as what I paid on sale for this one). I like it. A lot. Wayyyy lighter than my Giro, which I bought about a year ago and is nice...
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    So, I received the helmet today. Just tried it on...

    So, I received the helmet today. Just tried it on and adjusted it and based on that, it's the most comfortable and lightest helmet I've ever worn. I didn't bother looking in the mirror though. :-D...
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    competitive cyclist. I posted about it in the...

    competitive cyclist. I posted about it in the Deals thread. :-) I think the green and red ones are both on sale still for $134

    Catlike Whisper Helmet - Road Helmets | Competitive Cyclist
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    Well I'm just up a ways in Northern California...

    Well I'm just up a ways in Northern California Wine Country. You and your Ironman girl. Welcome to come up and ride the roads We'll find a nice place for you to stay and feed you well.
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    Am I going to regret buying this?

    Not the helmet, the color. It arrives tomorrow. I didn't think for a second about the color. I just figured neon green would be more visible. But now I'm having visions of looking like there's an...
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    You actually in the Boston area? I'm asking...

    You actually in the Boston area? I'm asking because I'll be on the Cape next summer and I'm really thinking we need to ride.
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    What you recovered from is amazing....

    What you recovered from is amazing. Inspirational.

    All you guys rock. I haven't done a serious, serious hill yet. These are most of the big climbs in my area SRCC Elevation Profiles

    Ive done...
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    Proof in the pictures. :-) obviously, the...

    Proof in the pictures. :-) obviously, the 'before' is on the second image. Taken June 2013. The one of left was taken last month.


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    Thanks everybody. I posted this in part because I...

    Thanks everybody. I posted this in part because I remember how hard it used to be for me to do stuff I now take for granted like drinking from my water bottle while moving and even pedaling. I have...
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    A word to newbies

    Don't give up.

    When you start this thing and it feels like you'll never be able to climb a decent hill or make it five feet with clipless pedals or learn how to ride when it's almost too cold or...
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    Was on a 35-mile tour ride in my town. It's an annual fundraiser and I rode it because I was just getting back on my bike after surgery put me on the shelf a couple months. The ride is managed badly...
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    Sticky: Catlike Whisper helmets on sale at Competitive...

    Catlike Whisper helmets on sale at Competitive Cyclist. I got one for $135. I've wanted one since I tried it on at a bike shop when they came out but didn't want to fork over $240 for one, especially...
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    Sticky: 37.2 miles, 1550 of climbing, with a hangover. ...

    37.2 miles, 1550 of climbing, with a hangover. I'm glad I got out today but I'm getting too old for the morning-after ride. Good thing my imbibing is limited to very few days a year.
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    I don't know where I am with my O2, CO2...

    I don't know where I am with my O2, CO2 processing. I think I might get it checked out though. I did 37 miles today. My legs weren't there but my lung felt great. Don't think I went over 155 bpm HR...
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    sorry I missed this. I have just the one lung...

    sorry I missed this. I have just the one lung now. But when I first had the surgery, I was in my late 20s and the remaining lung (left) expanded as I got back into shape and pushed my heart toward...
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    This is me a couple weeks ago, six months into my...

    This is me a couple weeks ago, six months into my 50th year, showing off my new kit and my new "guns". :) I've come a long way from being an out-of-shape couch potato.

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