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    Being Teased/bullied?

    Unfortunately, some people can be cruel despite all of us being imperfect. Yes, all of us have imperfections whether we admit it or not. These bullies who did this to you, they're imperfect as well. Maybe not with their appearances but with their attitude and behaviour. The best thing you can do...
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    Does cycling affect well-being at work?

    Sadly, I'm not training for any competitive event right now. But I know some of my friends are training for an event, I'll try and direct them to the survey. Anyway, I do think cycling has a positive effect on my work. Whenever I ride my bike or even exercise, I feel more energised for the day...
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    Inner arm tattoos

    I'm not a fan of tattoos for myself as well. You cannot completely erase it even with laser. I know some people see it as a form of expression of themselves and I'm fine with that. It's just with myself that I cannot see having a tattoo. Many companies here base acceptance through your physical...
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    Did you have to overcome anxiety when you first started?

    I don't really had any anxiety when it came to buying my bike or riding it for the first time as an adult. The worst that I got are stares from some men. But there has been no laughing or bullying because they see a woman riding a bike. And for me, that's a great thing since I do believe that we...
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    Cycling while on period

    Honestly, I try to avoid riding my bike whenever I'm on my period. But if there are times that it's inevitable, I'd use an overnight pad just so I can feel secured. Yes, it can be thick and uncomfortable but I'd rather have that than have any leaks. As far as clothing goes, I just wear thicker...
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    Sunscreen

    I use the Aveeno Sunscreen for sensitive skin whenever I'm biking. My son also uses this whenever we go swimming. It's a very lightweight sunscreen and my skin doesn't get oily at all while using it. It gets absorbed very easily as well and it doesn't have as much whitest in pictures. The...
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    Riding with lascivious men

    Hmmm... To each their own, I guess. But I live in a third world country and everyday, women are harassed and raped. So to have at least some kind of protection is necessary. I always have a pepper spray and pocket knife with me. Just in case I would need to defend myself. I also enrolled in a...
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    Belles of belvoir

    I'm not from the UK so I cannot join this event. But I've read about it online and it seems like a particularly nice cycling event. It's not competitive or anything... Just some women riding their bikes and having fun. You're welcome to time your ride though, if you want. You mentioned that...
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    Female weekend riders

    Hmmm... Their rules do seem a bit strict. It's up to you whether you will join them. For me though, I'd rather not join a group like that. I enjoy riding alone or with my friends. But to have to pay a certain fee to join a group? I think that can be a bit too much for me. Here are some...
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    Cycling to work and hairstyles

    Well, back when I have longer hair, I'd just put my hair in a low bun and remove it once I arrive at my destination. The result would be wavy and bouncy curls at the ends of my hair. It's actually cute especially when your hair is a little bit wet when you put it in a bun. Don't use a ponytail...
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    Riding with lascivious men

    Thankfully, I've never experienced anything like this. I feel pity for your friend though. I imagine that she felt scared and helpless at that time. If I were in her place, I would have pedalled faster and got away from that group. I can understand her silence though. I've been harassed in...
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    Road rage! driver pulls a knife on cyclist.

    Aw, this is very sad and disappointing. Can we have psychological tests for drivers as well? We don't have that here, as far as I know. I think drivers need to have stable emotions and stable mental conditions before being given licenses. They're not only responsible for their own lives, they're...
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    cycling causing digestive problems?

    Aw, that's too bad. Have you tried getting a second opinion though? Maybe another doctor can provide an alternative treatment instead of lifetime medicines. But here's a few tips that I can give you: Eat at least three hours before cycling. You need to let the food digest first before cycling...
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    Period and cycling

    I have ridden my bike despite having my period numerous times already. I guess being active helps in relieving the symptoms of dysmenorrhea that I have, it's pretty mild though. But if it's during the second day of my period, I try to avoid riding just because it's the heaviest day for me...
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    Cycling buddies

    Unfortunately, I don't have a cycling buddy. I do bike with my girl friends but I think it would be cool to actually meet someone because of biking. Sadly, that hasn't happened to me. You see, I'm a little too old for the "teenage" bikers around here. I'm already in my late 20's and basically...