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WELCOME TO THE WOMENS FORUM

Welcome –verb (used with object) 1. To greet the arrival of (a person, guests, etc.) with pleasure or kindly courtesy. 2. To receive or accept with pleasure; regard as pleasant or good; to welcome a change.

This forum was set up for women to discuss topics related to the sport of triathlon. Everyone, men included, is welcome to post a related topic or respond to any topic, however, posts that are not welcoming or supportive will be removed by forum moderators and you may be banned from posting in the future. Respectful debate and discussion to increase knowledge is the key to a great conversation.

Supportive—adjective 1. Giving support. 2. Providing sympathy or encouragement 3. Providing additional help, information, etc. 4. Medical. Helping to maintain a normal physiological balance.

Please note: When topics and/or posts become offensive we will post a verbal warning or the thread will be LOCKED if people cannot respectfully discuss the topic. Under special circumstances (and after discussion amongst the moderators) posts and/or threads may be deleted.

Political topics belong in the Lavendar room, the moderators do not wish to moderate political discussions.

WHY WOMEN WANT THEIR OWN FORUM: there will be no justifications on this topic now or in the future. The purpose of this forum is not to argue about or to defend women's issues and participants will not be required to defend themselves or their right to a place to discuss topics related to women.

IS IT OK TO FLIRT WITH FABULOUS WOMEN POSTING ON THIS FORUM? If you like women, then we like you too. If you are a misogynist, then you will get banned. In other words, it's fine to flirt but don't try getting aggressive or rude. This isn't a singles bar and we aren't drunk.

The sport of triathlon attracts many athletic, intelligent, charming, and successful women. Welcome to the party. We're here to celebrate.

clm
Nashville, TN
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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WOMENS

i should have some rights on this forum or the name at least..... this is a trade mark of mine!!!! why nobody consulted me about that!!!!!

Jonathan Caron

Jonnyo Coaching
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [jonnyo] [ In reply to ]
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Its the ultimate homage to you :)

The Womens love jonnyo.

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LLLLLLLLOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


THANK YOU!!!! I M HAPPY NOW!

Jonathan Caron

Jonnyo Coaching
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [jonnyo] [ In reply to ]
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The best jonnyo is a happy jonnyo.

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Awww, Katy's not all THAT evil. Only slightly evil. In a good way. - JasoninHalifax

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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks. What a good idea!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [jonnyo] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, THE WOMENS love jonnyo! And we would like to invite you to our weekend.

clm

PS--The forum name was acutally slowman's idea!

clm
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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It should be Women's forum, with an apostrophe "s." Women is already the plural of woman. You want the plural possessive form.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [iron3fit] [ In reply to ]
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No! We don't want that! We want Womens!!!!!!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [austin79] [ In reply to ]
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Apparently it isn't "professional" enough for him (see main forum thread, hahaha).

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Awww, Katy's not all THAT evil. Only slightly evil. In a good way. - JasoninHalifax

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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [iron3fit] [ In reply to ]
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>>You want the plural possessive form. <<

Thanks for letting us know what we want. But we don't (want it). We'll keep it like it is.

clm

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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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            Hi ladies I'll put my two cents worth in and say that the womens forum is a great idea.Just as I would much rather hang out at the tri girls table for any post ride coffee, I figure I will spend more time here.I look forward to tuning in more often.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you ironclm.

I am rushing now , but I wanted to say hello and thanks for creating this forum. Will be back soon to reply on roll call.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [Ultra-tri-guy] [ In reply to ]
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Welcome Aussie Nick!

clm

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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Cathy:
AWESOME! this is great to have "our" own forum.
thank you.

jana



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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Just a quick question, maybe it's been covered before and if so I apologize.

Why not make it a women's ONLY forum? My soon to be wife is a regular on an all-women's running forum and it seems to work great. They're a great community and really nice to each other and they don't have to deal with skanky guys flirting with them and giving them shit.

I would think the women around here might benefit from not having to deal with the guys all the time and would have a more productive, information-sharing experience.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [Triocd] [ In reply to ]
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<<Why not make it a women's ONLY forum?>>

Because some (most?) of us definitely do not want that. We would then miss out on the fantastic resources of people like Holden Cain.

clm

clm
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Dear Cathy,

I'm a little bit saddened by this new forum (womens forum). I hope it will not take away from all the great interactions between all slowtwitchers (whatever their race or sex or nationality) that takes place in the main forum. As a general rule, I think too many places to go to makes it harder to keep pace.

Furthermore, how am I going to justify going on a womens forum ? No later than this week, there was a fantastic discussion on Slowtwitch about running while pregnant, which I very quickly forwarded to two friends who are pregnant at this very moment and I knew would be very interested in this (they didn't know the existence of Slowtwitch, and I think still don't know what it really is). Nevertheless, one of them quickly replied to me, saying thank you, and by the way how come you go lurking on websites that talk about women running while pregnant ? I could gently explain to her that it was a general triathlon-related website and that I happened to see this thread and thought of sharing it with them. NOW WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY :-)
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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hey Cathy, this sounds like a good idea:-) I hope the boys dont cause too much trouble, I could just start to imagine some scenarios!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [Diabolo] [ In reply to ]
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NOW WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY :-)

You can just tell that that you're our resident stud.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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 Taking care of ourselves, as women, is a full-time responsibility; one that doesn't end with us individually, but that extends to our sisters, friends, children and beyond. How we behave, treat ourselves and allow others to treat us can be a powerful teacher.

The topic of violence against women and what we can do to help stop it often gets brushed over and buried by more crowd pleasing topics. I've often thought of it as an epidemic trying to scream, but unfortunately silenced and ignored by too many due to its ugliness. I believe it's time to yell louder.

http://www.cure-yeast-infectionz.com/...-yeast-infection.php
http://www.genital-warts.org
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This isn't a singles bar and we aren't drunk.

The sport of triathlon attracts many athletic, intelligent, charming, and successful women. Welcome to the party. We're here to celebrate.
nice


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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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What a fantastic idea! I am new to this site and forum and I love it already!!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [runfree] [ In reply to ]
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What a fantastic idea! I am new to this site and forum and I love it already!!

Glad to have you here!

clm

clm
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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I'm new to Slowtwitch and have been checking out the pages. I love this forum page - Thanks!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [jnealiet] [ In reply to ]
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This Forum is great! I'm looking forward to learning more about triathlons!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [hhoffman13] [ In reply to ]
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I am new here too - just wanted to say Hi and to stop lurking!
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [IMtrying] [ In reply to ]
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no political discussions in this forum...sign me up.



TEAM GREEN
SWIM - CYCLE - RUN - VEGAN

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Ted Trendy wrote:
no political discussions in this forum...sign me up.

haha.. me too then?
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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Hi! I've been lurking on ST for a couple of years now for the most part-- posting very rarely & only when I feel brave enough to do so. I would like to start posting more and being that I'm a woman, the Womens forum appears to be safe enough. Nice to meet y'all!
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shellabree wrote:
Hi! I've been lurking on ST for a couple of years now for the most part-- posting very rarely & only when I feel brave enough to do so. I would like to start posting more and being that I'm a woman, the Womens forum appears to be safe enough. Nice to meet y'all!

Welcome!

clm
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thanx~~~
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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Hey everyone, I've been lurking around for months now to find answers to all my nagging triathlon questions and I figure it's about time I make some contributions! I've been into triathlon for a couple years now and have raced all distances.

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michelles wrote:
Hey everyone, I've been lurking around for months now to find answers to all my nagging triathlon questions and I figure it's about time I make some contributions! I've been into triathlon for a couple years now and have raced all distances.

Welcome!! Feel free to ask away.

clm
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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happy to join this forum.hope to make more friends.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [lusily] [ In reply to ]
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lusily wrote:
happy to join this forum.hope to make more friends.

Welcome!!

Where do you live and what races are you doing this season?

clm
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Thank you! and I am a newer, can I reply to the posts?
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uidyn wrote:
Thank you! and I am a newer, can I reply to the posts?

Yes, no problem.

clm
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Welcome! Ask away....

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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [lusily] [ In reply to ]
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Happy to join this forum. Glad to see a girls section. Hoping to learn from all of you.
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TheRaceRadio wrote:
Happy to join this forum. Glad to see a girls section. Hoping to learn from all of you.

Welcome!

clm
Nashville, TN
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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Glad to see the new Women’s Forum. There are so many new women coming into the sport and this will give them a great place to come and ask questions. I own a bike/triathlon store in Spokane WA and women are always asking me questions that I am happy to answer, however sometimes they need to get a second opinion from someone other than myself and this will give them a great place to come. I will pass the word to all the women I know.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [FitFanatic] [ In reply to ]
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Welcome! This is a great community and I look forward to your, and your customers', contributions.

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Jen - @ultragrrl

"In order to keep a true perspective on one's importance, everyone should have a dog that worships him and a cat that will ignore him." - Dereke Bruce
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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how do i get wife into cycling?
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [bluejireh] [ In reply to ]
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Let her try MANY bike saddles by taking advantage of saddle rental programs. The Adamo brand is statistically favored here and a good place to start.

DFL > DNF > DNS
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There are quite a few good threads on this with people asking the same question. Generally the recurring advice is to let her drive this. Let her make the decisions and be supportive, not putting your agenda first. Don't buy her the $3000 road bike unless she specifically asks for it. Don't run out and buy her tons of cycling gear, let her pick it out. Let her determine pace of any rides you do together.

Nobody likes to be told what to do :-)

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"In order to keep a true perspective on one's importance, everyone should have a dog that worships him and a cat that will ignore him." - Dereke Bruce
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I just found this group, yesterday and was so excited!! I just started into the world of triathlon, a little later in life than many but finally doing it. I had always biked over the years and did a few group rides but never really a race. Started running about 5 years ago when I realized that I really wanted to go after that dream of doing an Ironman. Relearned to swim last year and did 2 tri's this year, at 52. I live in an area that is not very active but then I get the trail to myself, often, in the colder months! But it would be nice to interact with other tri gals, even if it's only virtually. Though the tri camp you guys do sounds awesome! Maybe one day.....
I look forward to getting to know everyone!!!

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Welcome!! What a great goal to have. Which IM are you targeting?

clm
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IM CDA. However, it depends where I am living. I am currently in SE Pa. I'm hoping to be relocating to Colorado in the next 6 months. I lived there previously, and would love to return there. Have missed it ever since I left. I'm single, don't even have a cat!! :) But time will tell.

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CDA is a great Ironman event. Water is a little cool for people who travel from warmer climate. Weather on race day is usually very pleasant. It has great spectators to cheer you on and the course is very scenic. Hope you can come do CDA Ironman.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [FitFanatic] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks! I haven't had a chance to get back on. With working and the holidays and I am moving from PA to CO, Friday! :) so, I've been a little crazy with life. So, I will be in CO when I prepare for CDA. But after talking to my coach, it will be a few years. She wants me to get comfortable this coming season with Oly's. That works for me. I'm enjoying being a triathlete! Happy New Year. :)

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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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Hi ladies! Another lurker (just for a few months!) and occasional poster. Somewhere between newbie and old-timer status, looking forward to helping and being helped. :)
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kbird wrote:
Hi ladies! Another lurker (just for a few months!) and occasional poster. Somewhere between newbie and old-timer status, looking forward to helping and being helped. :)

Welcome! What races do you have planned for this season?

clm
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [trackie clm] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks!


This year started off with HITS Napa Valley Olympic, followed up by Wildflower Long (Saturday!), Donner Lake Half, Hood to Coast, and Ironman Lake Tahoe. Only flying for Hood to Coast - otherwise staying local. I live in Oakland, CA.
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That's a solid schedule! Good luck this weekend at WF!

clm
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new here.. just signed up for IMWI... don't kill me because I've only done one tri, I'm a strong athlete and I know I can do it! Here to get some tips, share training, and learn. Can't wait to start officially training.... as soon as I'm done with the Chicago marathon :)
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [retz] [ In reply to ]
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Welcome!

Feel free to chime in on threads, ask questions, etc.

And good luck in Chicago!!

clm
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Welcome to the club!

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Just discovered this great forum! Happy to join.
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Hi there! We aren't high volume posters here but feel free to start threads as you have questions.

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Jen - @ultragrrl

"In order to keep a true perspective on one's importance, everyone should have a dog that worships him and a cat that will ignore him." - Dereke Bruce
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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This is a good idea.

rakz
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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I am new to this site and forum and I love it already.

Devon Anderson
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devon.anderson wrote:
I am new to this site and forum and I love it already.

Welcome!

clm
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guys seem to love this site after discovering here is a Womens Forum! =)
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [jnealiet] [ In reply to ]
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thank a lot
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [Triocd] [ In reply to ]
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I run a women's only facebook group for cyclists in my area. Recently a few members got really upset because I let a man into the group to post about some female foreign exchange students that would be arriving soon, and he was looking to introduce them to women to ride with. I don't get it because I'm used to being around guys all the time, but these ladies were seriously upset that there was a man in the group, even though he was there at the service of some girls! I was like, seriously??
The majority agreed that as long as they were respectful, they didn't mind if there were men in the group, but these couple of ladies put up such a fuss, I decided to go ahead and boot the guy. Then some other ladies got upset about the group being so exclusive!
You can't make everyone happy.
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks a lot!
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I'd post this as a new thread if you want more than one answer.

In my experience, you have already answered your own question. Just make sure that you have access to sufficient water via bike bottles on course to adequately "shower yourself" and dilute the urine.

DFL > DNF > DNS
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Re: Welcome To The Womens Forum [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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Hey, I just noticed a couple of things, and I am not sure where to report them. JeanneJackson only post links to sell stuff, and JamesGregory is a man who ONLY posts on the Women's forum (creepy).
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