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    Summer heat discourages cycling

    I ride year round. Last year we had a lot of really hot days so what I did was wet my shirt before riding so that it would feel a good 15 degrees cooler than it actually was. I think that's the easiest way to deal with extreme heat when you have to be outside. You can only safely sweat so much...
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    What keeps you motivated to do your cycling on a regular basis?

    Necessity. I have to cycle to get around in a reasonable amount of time, and I have to stay in shape so that if I need to go somewhere farther away and carry a heavy load, I can do it without too much trouble.
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    Does The Benefit Of Cycling Outweigh The Harmful Effects Of Pollution?

    That would depend almost entirely on where you live. Some large cities are so severely polluted that spending extra time outdoors is not healthy and may increase the risks of asthma and other respiratory issues. If the air quality where you live is reasonably good, it definitely outweighs it...
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    Does cycling affect well-being at work?

    Exercise of any kind is very beneficial. Your body will be fit and strong and that makes a big difference throughout the work day. In jobs that require some physical activity, you can always tell the difference between the athletes and those who don't workout at all. Those who exercise have...
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    Is this homemade protein bar recipe good?

    Best way to up your protein intake is to eat healthy whole foods like eggs, chicken, beef. Make sure you are getting meat that are high quality and not fed a bunch of antibiotics and hormones and garbage, but it's really not going to cost you much more to eat meat than to eat fancy protein bars...
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    Redbull Vs. Pepsi ?

    Both of them are terribly unhealthy. I can't even stand a sip of soda made my any company. It just tastes sickeningly sweet and chemically. I have never tried Red Bull, but the ingredients scare me and the smell is terrible. I think one should just drink water primarily and organic coffees...
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    Red bull rampage

    I can't even watch extreme sports like that, I get too tense and sometimes have difficulty getting me neck and shoulders to relax afterwards. I would never advocate doing something like that. The thrill just does not seem to be worth the risk of a life altering injury. The other thing that...
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    On using the most visible part of a commuter for safety - his/her backpack!

    That looks amazing, but what is the price going to be? A lot of people are cyclists because they are poor and can't afford expensive things, especially considering that no matter how well a backpack is made, it won't last THAT long as normal backpack use is pretty rough with getting repeatedly...
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    Decent women's road bikes under $500

    Might want to try looking at Craigslist for a used one that hasn't had much use. It could be a way to get a pretty good bike for a low price. Check for local bike swaps or sales at bike shops as well. I wouldn't recommend buying online if you haven't tried out that bike somewhere, you can't...
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    Fabletics?

    I looked at it once and could not believe how much the clothes were! I am sorry, but I am not interested in spending more than a few dollars per item on clothing I am just going to sweat in. I am not your typical woman though, I am perfectly content to bike in any old clothes that are...
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    Cycling buddies

    Do you have cycling buddies? If so, how did you meet them? I currently do not have any, but am starting to use cycling specifically for exercise more often than I used to. There are many places I feel perfectly comfortable riding alone, when there are a fair amount of people around and I'm...
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    What kind of shoes are best?

    I have had a number of pairs of sketchers and LOVED them for biking as well as work. The brand has declined in quality though, so I stopped buying them a few years ago. I typically buy fairly inexpensive shoes that are always for both the commute and work. In my experience, the softer type...
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    Brittle bones of aging women

    Bones do become weaker with age, but there is actually a lot you can do to slow that down and even reverse bone loss in some cases. There is some misunderstanding about calcium supplements out there. It turns out that taking calcium supplements or even eating extra dairy will not cause your...
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    What is the cheapest price for a good new bike?

    It really depends on what you need it for. I would not go to Walmart, as I have heard their low cost bikes tend to be heavier than similar styles sold by actual bike shops. I would keep an eye out for a big sale. You might be able to go under $400 and get a pretty good bike IF you find...
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    Bike swap

    My town has an annual bike swap. I haven't personally gone, but I know its pretty popular in the cycling world. Have you ever been to a bike swap? Found any good scores? Would you recommend someone who isn't an expert in bike mechanics and such go to a bike swap, or would it be better to...