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    Cycling paramedics

    It's a terrific idea, but wouldn't it be faster if they were riding motorcycles? Plus, I think you can carry more stuff with a motorbike than you can on a regular bike, unless it's equipped with special saddle bags or something. Perhaps they use little trailers to help haul the load, I don't...
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    Bike without pedals

    Ugh! This bike looks so uncomfortable and it also looks unstable... look at him swerving all over the place even where there are no obstacles in his way. It looks like painful back strain could be in his future, and the whole mess just seems so restrictive. Why not have a frame that you sit...
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    Wooden bike race

    Did you see those 'tires'? What a bumpy ride that has to be, with all that lumpy bark left on. I think I would take that off for a smoother ride... unless the bark acts as treads, creating better stability. Still, the bikes look like a lot of fun, just as long as you don't have to drag them back...
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    Worlds smallest bike.

    I hope that one whole second counts because that's all I could manage. Thanks for a good laugh this morning, I definitely needed it. :D Imagine if we all could have a "backup" bike, like a spare tire for a car... packed into an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack... just for emergencies...
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    Am i pushing myself too hard?

    It definitely sounds like you might be over training. When the resting heart rate goes up by THAT much, that's a good sign that you are either getting sick, or you have pushed yourself too hard for too long and need to cut back a bit. Pushing yourself to the breaking point and beyond can lead to...
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    In it for the long haul...

    I like the idea of starting out by just touring my own state. There are towns and back roads that I haven't seen yet and that would be pretty cool to be able to trace out a map of all the places I've been to on my bike. I think it would be cool to go out in the country and knock on doors, asking...
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    In it for the long haul...

    Yes, I too think that going in a group is the best way... kind of like staying with a tour group if you travel overseas. Perhaps you wouldn't have complete freedom to plan your own itinerary, but you would have more peace of mind and safety in numbers. Saving up money is a thing as well. This is...
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    In it for the long haul...

    I believe I heard from one person whose wife had ridden clear across the country once. Has anyone ever thought of attempting that long of a bike trip? Would you camp out in a tent along the way if you did, or stay in a hotel/motel? I've seen cyclists who have storage units attached to little...
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    Considering a trike?

    That would definitely be something I'd be interested in. They would be spectacular for a family to rent while touring the landscape, and who knows... perhaps they do rent them in some places. It's been a while since I visited a place where they use a lot of bicycles rather than cars. Mackinac...
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    Considering a trike?

    Yeah, they are so awesome looking too. They are quite expensive but I would love to have one if I had a money tree in my backyard or something. ;) I tried to post a link to some pictures, but the link was 5 miles long and I doubt it works in here, so just google 4 wheel bikes. That's what I did...
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    Considering a trike?

    I haven't tried the trikes yet, but I would love to. They look so comfortable and fun and there are a great deal of different styles to choose from. I even like the looks of the "car-style" bikes out there with four wheels. Some of them have double pedals in a side-by-side position, which is...
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    A child's innocence

    **** can deeply influence teenagers because their hormones are in overdrive during those years anyway, so any sexual influence (including mild ones like soft **** in rated R movies) can be taken in and processed as something that's okay to try out. It's important that we raise our kids to make...
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    Cycling to work and hairstyles

    My hair is so fly-away that everyday life makes it do weird things, let alone wearing a helmet or hat. People would often ask me in public why I never took off my hat if I wore one. The flattened look is why, because if I did the world would get a real laugh... or perhaps that is what they were...
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    Worst cycling accident?

    When I was a little kid I was riding down a steep hill on a gravel road. The bike shifted with loose sand and down I went, over the handlebars and sliding down the hill on my right arm and my face. I don't know how far down that hill I slid but it felt like I used up the entire hill with my poor...
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    Ever have one on those days ?

    Your nonchalant attitude about eating the bug was impressive. I would have been gagging, snorting and coughing... definitely not continuing to ride. I remember eating a few bugs when I was younger... and not worrying about them too much, but these days I've become more of a wuss about stuff like...