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  1. Thread: Open Water Swim

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    this scares the beejezus out of me. i'm a strong...

    this scares the beejezus out of me. i'm a strong cyclist and runner and am definitely not much of a swimmer. right now i'm just trying to get up the aerobic/endurance capacity to swim more than...
  2. Sticky: any recommendations for transitioning from...

    any recommendations for transitioning from pool/lap swimming to open water? i.e. how often or when should i incorporate open water swim into my training? if i have a late-july triathlon planned,...
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    my experience with Helen's in SM wasn't too...

    my experience with Helen's in SM wasn't too great, either ... had a hard time getting a sales person's attention (from all appearances it seemed the three on the floor were chatting up a group of...
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    oh boy do i feel your pain. i always feel like...

    oh boy do i feel your pain. i always feel like i'm drowning and can't get enough air. and this is AFTER a 4-month long swim class (where i went from, er, doggy-paddle to knowing 3 strokes) and...
  5. does anyone commute down *into* LA South Bay?

    i live in hermosa beach and work about 60% of my time in torrance but am (strongly) considering a move up to the santa monica area. when i'm not working in torrance, i work in areas scattered mostly...
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    if i don't bike, i drive a 2001 saturn SL manual...

    if i don't bike, i drive a 2001 saturn SL manual transmission with two hubcaps and more than a few dents. still gets pretty good gas mileage.

    my s.o. and i are looking into getting a scooter...
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    yeah every once in a while the HBPD gets some...

    yeah every once in a while the HBPD gets some wild hair up their arse and starts ticketing cyclists en masse. the 'didn't put one foot down at stop sign to indicate a complete stop' is one of their...
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    it took me a second; i was all "what's frozen?" ...

    it took me a second; i was all "what's frozen?" and then i noticed the location of his hand in the penultimate panel and the lack of a glove in the final one. heehee :lol:
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    good one today. rode in with the sun coming up...

    good one today. rode in with the sun coming up (5:45am in SoCal) and rode home with it setting (4:45pm) and great weather for biking.

    i haven't biked to work in over a month for various reasons. ...
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    haha seriously. i moved out of michigan after...

    haha seriously. i moved out of michigan after the first 29 years of my life -- to southern california. i can bike any day of the year and i love love LOVE it. i'm in philly for a conference/small...
  11. Thread: Stress & biking

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    biking is a huge stress relief for me ... and...

    biking is a huge stress relief for me ... and normally i bike my 16 mile round trip commute at least 3-4 times a week. however, this last month has me working about 90+hrs/week and, as a result, my...
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    i ride from hermosa beach to east torrance. :) ...

    i ride from hermosa beach to east torrance. :) i'm lucky in that probably 85% of my commute has a dedicated bike lane.
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    that's the benefit of having the entire story -...

    that's the benefit of having the entire story - it's required for a good clinical eval and treatment. you obviously got good care. :)


    yeah, sadly that happens often.


    well, actually,...
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    you can't "set" collarbones. you can somewhat...

    you can't "set" collarbones. you can somewhat realign it non-operatively, but there is differential muscle pull on each of the fracture segments, and, even if you were to get it "set," there is no...
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    stacia - that looks like it's healing great! ...

    stacia - that looks like it's healing great! man, those figure-of-eight braces suck, don't they? everyone HATES wearing them.
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    sam, that's all good info in one study, and i...

    sam, that's all good info in one study, and i know you know that you are not a physician. every person with a broken bone should be evaluated and followed by a physician face-to-face. putting an...
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    today it was slow. i was tired. on my way home,...

    today it was slow. i was tired. on my way home, i had a headache. and was nearly right-hooked by a bus. (even though i was riding very legally in my city-designated bike lane.)

    boo.
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    that was a very nice thing you did

    that was a very nice thing you did
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    i wish it rained here a little more often. it's...

    i wish it rained here a little more often. it's one thing i miss since moving to southern california last year. and here i had rain last night and (down in the south bay) didn't even notice. alas.
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    i'm an orthopaedic surgery resident physician at...

    i'm an orthopaedic surgery resident physician at a county hospital.
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    oh yeah, and i'd be remiss not to caution against...

    oh yeah, and i'd be remiss not to caution against adding too much too soon. i'm sure you know this already, but injury can take you out from both the biking and the running. :) build up your base...
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    i've trained for a half marathon while commuting...

    i've trained for a half marathon while commuting ... but i take my bike commute pretty easy; i don't crank it too hard so i still have energy (and muscle strength) to do my runs while training. i...
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    i'm lucky - i bike very early in the morning in a...

    i'm lucky - i bike very early in the morning in a great climate (not too hot, not too cold) so i don't usually get too sweaty and i wear scrubs at work (never have to worry about what to wear.) :)
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    yep, i clean it regularly with hot water, vinegar...

    yep, i clean it regularly with hot water, vinegar and some q-tips (in addition to daily washing with hot water) to no ill effects yet. :)
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    i cannot say enough good things about this mug...

    i cannot say enough good things about this mug for coffee commuting:
    http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Good-Grips-LiquiSeal-Travel/dp/B0001YH1LG

    i have two. it fits in my water bottle cage or i can...
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