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    Penny4 I sympathize! I have the same issue with...

    Penny4 I sympathize! I have the same issue with work. My two cents is that if I had to go to a gym I would never get there. I have a trainer (in the living room of my miniscule house, but hey, you...
  2. There are people much better with bike...

    There are people much better with bike recommendations than I am, but I just wanted to say welcome! Glad you're looking at a bike. 5k seems to me like a great commuting distance, since its not so far...
  3. I don't have anything to recommend on the bike...

    I don't have anything to recommend on the bike itself but WOW good job! my two cents is I think you will be successful, because you're looking at 'what can I do now, today' instead of 'when I lose...
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    I think 55 miles for a first week is really...

    I think 55 miles for a first week is really impressive! I personally like to have goals, for each ride and longer term. Its not like I sit down and overthink it, but for each ride I want to do x...
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    Do you often worry about things? I wonder from...

    Do you often worry about things? I wonder from the way you say it if you have a lot of anxiety, and I completely understand that! You might find once you do more (and everyone here has had wonderful...
  6. Welcome! Have you had a bike shop look at it to...

    Welcome! Have you had a bike shop look at it to determine what is the issue? It could be a simple fix. Either way i hope you enjoy whichever bike you choose
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    Nice! I hope you enjoy it. Are you considering...

    Nice! I hope you enjoy it. Are you considering any particular bikes? What kind of biking would you like to try?
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    I haven't used a bike shop in a long time, but i...

    I haven't used a bike shop in a long time, but i like doing my own repairs. If you want them to do any repairs at some point you'll have to pick one, but the mechanics forums here and youtube videos...
  9. I feel bad that your family is giving you grief,...

    I feel bad that your family is giving you grief, because mine is great, so i am lucky in that.

    However, the random public cracks me up! I ride for groceries and have extremely overweight (hey,...
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    I'm glad you're enjoying cycling so much. Having...

    I'm glad you're enjoying cycling so much. Having done both distance running and cycling i will say that for most people i know cycling is MUCH more forgiving of mileage increases. As others have...
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    The usual by me is women walking three abreast...

    The usual by me is women walking three abreast pushing strollers. Motorists are less trouble.
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    If lightning seems likely i ride a route that...

    If lightning seems likely i ride a route that would keep me fairly close to home.
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    Wow, i've never had that happen. Maybe because...

    Wow, i've never had that happen. Maybe because i'm not a guy, who knows.
  14. The bean by me discontinued their bikes and...

    The bean by me discontinued their bikes and maintenance recently. I don't know if they plan to do so at other stores, but i'd be concerned about that. In your case i'd probably go with a dedicated...
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    Great job! I hope you enjoy your bike! expensive...

    Great job! I hope you enjoy your bike! expensive bikes are overrated, imo. of course i do it for enjoyment, not a paycheck. i'm sure the pros would disagree ;)
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    i had never heard of the paratrooper. i just...

    i had never heard of the paratrooper. i just checked out their website and oh wow does it look neat! i'm kind of tempted..!
  17. i've scrolled up a lot too for the breadcrumb....

    i've scrolled up a lot too for the breadcrumb. thats a good idea.
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    um this almost just cost me a new work...

    um this almost just cost me a new work keyboard... just about did spit my coffee out laughing! haha!
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    a fresh meal does not have to take very much time...

    a fresh meal does not have to take very much time at all, or cost very much. for that matter a meal doesn't have to do anythig but provide enough nutrition for a while. i'm not sure how a...
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    oh good point! a break is sometimes a good thing...

    oh good point! a break is sometimes a good thing for people.
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    so true... i have seen a lot of people start with...

    so true... i have seen a lot of people start with motivation, go gung ho for a couple weeks, then return to their previous habits. And thats not to say they will fail, because of course many people...
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    i think fast or slow weight loss can be...

    i think fast or slow weight loss can be successful, because i've seen people who used both maintain for years.

    the key is to stop making excuses and take responsibility. That was the common...
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    all completely awesome :) congratulations on all...

    all completely awesome :) congratulations on all your hard work!
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    Thats so sad. regardless of who was right or...

    Thats so sad. regardless of who was right or wrong its a painful thing for the family i'm sure.
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    for me a mtn bike is the best all around choice,...

    for me a mtn bike is the best all around choice, although i end up hopping curbs more than logs lately ;) if you have the ability to upgrade in a year maybe consider eventually having both kinds. ...
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