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    Vegan people are a tiny minority. No surprise...

    Vegan people are a tiny minority. No surprise that the same is true among athletes. I don't think they have an advantage. I think a disadvantage is speculative. And athletic performance is one small...
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    In the first grade we had nap time after lunch....

    In the first grade we had nap time after lunch. We all laid on blankets on the floor. I think it was 1/2 hour. The teacher pulled down the blinds and managed to get everybody quiet in a few minutes....
  3. I typically lean my bike against one of the trees...

    I typically lean my bike against one of the trees my hammock is strung between. Nobody is going to steal it without waking me up. If it rains I've got a big rain fly that covers my hammock, the...
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    The uncomposted feces per square foot is much...

    The uncomposted feces per square foot is much smaller on a farm than inside the city of New York in the 19th century.
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    Thanks. Yes. Goats have been on my mind. I might...

    Thanks. Yes. Goats have been on my mind. I might do that for a while. No offense to goat lovers out there but I've owned goats in the past. They're loud and nasty. Especially males.
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    Thank you. I'm glad we have people making posts...

    Thank you. I'm glad we have people making posts like yours.

    On your point about not underestimating your aggressor, he might in fact be a very skillful and experienced and ruthless and perhaps...
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    I've been riding SPD both-sides. I've considered...

    I've been riding SPD both-sides. I've considered some platform pedals. Do your feet ever get confused, like forgetting to clip-out of the SPD side? Do you kind of clip-out of the platform side even...
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    Congratulations! I'm 5'6" 150. I topped out at...

    Congratulations! I'm 5'6" 150. I topped out at 190. Those 40 pounds feel so good, absent. I feel so much more agile and strong. I love to eat and won't be hungry to be healthy. Bicycling is what...
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    Looking only at how overweight people are dodges...

    Looking only at how overweight people are dodges some of the real issues. There's overall health factors to consider. You can't say "pass the donuts" just because you're not fat. It takes being the...
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    My main reason is that after following doctor's...

    My main reason is that after following doctor's orders and not driving a car for six months, I decided to make it lifetime instead because I enjoy it and it's personally rewarding to me.

    Best...
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    Look around at the real old people in your life....

    Look around at the real old people in your life. Are they fat? I doubt it.
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    I update my wordpress blog. But don't be a slave...

    I update my wordpress blog. But don't be a slave to it and feel like you must update it every day. I've made that mistake before. I take pictures. Then I update the blog every few days or so,...
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    I take only one pair if the weather is warm and...

    I take only one pair if the weather is warm and wash them every couple days or so while camping. In the morning if they're not completely dry, they're still dryer than my sweat will typically get...
  14. Thanks. I don't own any. Now I'll avoid doing so.

    Thanks. I don't own any. Now I'll avoid doing so.
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    They are easier to ignore. They aren't cluttering...

    They are easier to ignore. They aren't cluttering a web page with distracting slogans or images while I'm trying to concentrate on what I'm reading.
  16. I find it easier to carry a load uphill in my...

    I find it easier to carry a load uphill in my front panniers than in the rear. I feel like I'm pushing the load up. Whereas in the rear I feel like it's pulling me down and I'm fighting.
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    I don't really know how it all works. I just find...

    I don't really know how it all works. I just find irony sometimes in how the ads I see are not only not interesting, they're quite the opposite. In other words I'm not neutral, I'm repulsed, and...
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    i haven't really figured it out. Right now it's...

    i haven't really figured it out. Right now it's more about getting rid of the cudzoo that what will replace it. I worked on this place about 15 years ago for most of a season and then had to stop...
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    Still car free - no longer tractor free

    I'm moving about a mile to some six acres of property in Decatur that I bought as an investment in 2001. It's about 1/2 pasture and right now a lot of cudzoo on it. I have a little kubota tractor and...
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    With a bit more sophistication, Google might...

    With a bit more sophistication, Google might figure out that what I really want is not cars, rather it is not cars. And where they get off thinking I'm going to avoid bananas!
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    I just pretend to be deaf. To the driver, I'm...

    I just pretend to be deaf. To the driver, I'm that deaf guy that obviously does not even hear me! At end of the day I feel a little safer. If I'm in somebody's way I move aside if I can without...
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    Make the best guess you can but when you get out...

    Make the best guess you can but when you get out there and find your planned highway is a real busy four lane with no trees and no shoulder just take the next turn (or turn around). Then glance at a...
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    In the present day, we don't need to chose...

    In the present day, we don't need to chose between disease from unsanitary conditions, or smog and noise and a paved landscape and air pollution. We have more choices than staying where we are or...
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    Free entertainment huh?

    Free entertainment huh?
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    So true Roody and Gerv. This struck a coord when...

    So true Roody and Gerv. This struck a coord when I read it. I've noticed that since I quit driving I no longer get in a rush. I used to overwhelm myself and try to do too much and drive fast and...
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