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05-31-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,764
Posted By NOS88

I've not had the heart to check back in much...

I've not had the heart to check back in much since Tom Stormcrowe passed. And now I am truly saddened by the passing of Billydonn. I know we're all headed to the same fate eventually, but this...
04-15-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By NOS88

Thanks for the suggestion. This is one of the...

Thanks for the suggestion. This is one of the models that have been damaged. There is no "water proof" hearing aid. There are those that are more resistant to moisture, but not water proof. I'm...
04-15-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By NOS88

It's one of the reasons I wear a helmet mirror. ...

It's one of the reasons I wear a helmet mirror. I'm guessing folks who are deaf have also figured out how to keep safe. It would be quite sad if that were not the case.
04-13-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By NOS88

Because of damage from sweat I've had hearing...

Because of damage from sweat I've had hearing aids replaced six times. Two different companies will no longer replace them. I've tried numerous ways to protect them, but haven't found anything...
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03-23-15, 04:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 72,224
Posted By NOS88

Some day we will all lose the battle. I just...

Some day we will all lose the battle. I just hope to do so with even half the courage and dignity. Tom, may you rest in peace. Tom's family, may you savor the memories of a good man as you grapple...
03-23-15, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By NOS88

A terrible loss. May his soul and his family...

A terrible loss. May his soul and his family find peace.
03-21-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By NOS88

Very cool. Go get it!

Very cool. Go get it!
03-21-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By NOS88

Good on her. But she has her work cut out for...

Good on her. But she has her work cut out for her. Getting her peers to fill the rest of those neat, but empty, bike racks is the next challenge.
03-21-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By NOS88

A badge of honor. For you,sir, can proudly claim...

A badge of honor. For you,sir, can proudly claim to be a cyclist.
03-21-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By NOS88

Great! What a wonderful way to start spring,...

Great! What a wonderful way to start spring, Grandpa.
03-19-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,361
Posted By NOS88

I'd be curious to hear your thoughts after using...

I'd be curious to hear your thoughts after using it for a bit.
03-19-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By NOS88

:lol: +1

:lol: +1
03-19-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By NOS88

Yes, we know that initial injury was an...

Yes, we know that initial injury was an overstretching of the ITB during a misstep and knee twisting event. It was misdiagnosed & the physical therapy actually made it worse. However, that did lead...
03-18-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By NOS88

1st Day Back...

I've been absent from these forums for about half a year now. I met my first (I'm sure it won't be my last) physical challenge that kept me off the bike for much longer than I want. I was finally...
02-17-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,450
Posted By NOS88

I've six sets of Mavic Open Pros 32 spoke on...

I've six sets of Mavic Open Pros 32 spoke on Ultegra hubs - three of the sets I built myself. I've never had a problem with any of them. They are my go to wheel set. Both sons have at least one...
01-22-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,025
Posted By NOS88

Chafing can be the result of many different...

Chafing can be the result of many different things. I find, however, that the fewer seams in the garment the better (including cycling specific shorts). On my commute to and from work, I wear...
01-15-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,835
Posted By NOS88

Yeah, life can be hard.

Yeah, life can be hard.
01-12-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,849
Posted By NOS88

For the summer season, I dream of the finger...

For the summer season, I dream of the finger lakes region of NY. Haven't thought much about winter fishing.
01-07-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,711
Posted By NOS88

As Garrison Keillor would say, 'It's a shallow...

As Garrison Keillor would say, 'It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.'
01-07-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By NOS88

Nice job. Hope you enjoy each and every ride...

Nice job. Hope you enjoy each and every ride with it.
01-05-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,800
Posted By NOS88

It's a great feeling, isn't it? Nice build. ...

It's a great feeling, isn't it? Nice build. Enjoy your labors.
12-28-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By NOS88

Update. I did send a letter to PT indicating...

Update.

I did send a letter to PT indicating what I thought was taking place & how the current treatment was causing more damage. He called yesterday & apologized say he understood my perspective...
12-23-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By NOS88

My tolerance for pain is quite high. Dentistry...

My tolerance for pain is quite high. Dentistry work without an anesthetic and receiving sutures without anesthetic are routine for me. We're talking about debilitating pain that makes climbing...
12-23-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By NOS88

I've been back to the primary care physician...

I've been back to the primary care physician twice before we reached this point. I'm generally not someone who doesn't take responsibility for myself of is fearful of advocacy when needed.
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12-23-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By NOS88

Clashing with the PT's methods & feeling stuck

In early September I injured my left leg going down a set of steps, landing my foot incorrectly and twisting my knee. Jump ahead 1 month - Primary care physician orders an x-ray and find arthritis...
12-21-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,756
Posted By NOS88

An alternative view of the topic: These...

An alternative view of the topic:

These kinds of studies are based on a premise that I believe is somewhat faulty and ageist in nature. There is a difference between functional ability, perceived...
12-11-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,825
Posted By NOS88

I've got both, but don't use either. I "mess...

I've got both, but don't use either. I "mess with the weather." I've found both to be mind numbingly boring. ;)
12-11-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,874
Posted By NOS88

I purchased the Spin Doctor G3 Work Stand at...

I purchased the Spin Doctor G3 Work Stand at Performance Bicycle and like it a bit better than the Park stand. With three legs instead of two stabilizing it, I can swing the bike around at different...
12-10-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,506
Posted By NOS88

Miss Kenton, how fortunate you are to have spent...

Miss Kenton, how fortunate you are to have spent some face-to-face time with some of those you've met on this forum. I find that such meetings are always interesting, if for nothing else than to...
12-10-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By NOS88

Photos after your arrive would be welcome...

Photos after your arrive would be welcome...
12-10-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By NOS88

I'm hopeful that my lifetime mileage isn't close...

I'm hopeful that my lifetime mileage isn't close to being known just yet. :)
12-10-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,119
Posted By NOS88

:thumb: Very cool. As Three Dog Night might...

:thumb: Very cool. As Three Dog Night might say, "Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music..."
12-10-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By NOS88

As we age comfort, fitness, and performance seem...

As we age comfort, fitness, and performance seem to be moving targets. I hope you can find a spot with all three that brings you satisfaction.
12-10-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,573
Posted By NOS88

So sorry. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

So sorry. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
12-06-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By NOS88

Hope the family emergencies are working...

Hope the family emergencies are working themselves out, Denver. Glad you got your steed back and are pleased with the results.
12-05-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,433
Posted By NOS88

That I did, Bill. And he keeps sending photos...

That I did, Bill. And he keeps sending photos of it - at the many places he's been riding it. Says he loves it. I'm happy.
12-03-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By NOS88

Some surprises are nicer than others, and...

Some surprises are nicer than others, and exceeding expectations in terms of miles fits. Way to go, Bill. :thumb:
11-23-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,306
Posted By NOS88

Riding in heat, rain, wind, cold, or snow are ALL...

Riding in heat, rain, wind, cold, or snow are ALL more fun that not riding. When I come in from an especially challenging ride made so by the weather, I tend to feel that it's a victory of sorts...
11-23-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By NOS88

I've used TRP CX9 brakes on my various commuters...

I've used TRP CX9 brakes on my various commuters the last five years. I love them. I lost on of the small adjustment screws and TRP and my LBS didn't have one that would fit. They contacted TRP...
11-22-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,501
Posted By NOS88

There are a range of things you could be dealing...

There are a range of things you could be dealing with: bursitis, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, patellofemoral syndrome, etc. I'd get it checked out to reduce the possibility of doing some real damage...
11-21-14, 06:52 PM
11-21-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By NOS88

I currently own road bikes exclusively. I...

I currently own road bikes exclusively. I commute to work and do some errands on the touring/commuter. I ride 10 to 60 mile (depending on time available) recreational rides several times a week on...
11-19-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By NOS88

When did you first recognize that cycling was a combination of joy and work?

I was looking at old family photos and suddenly remembered when I first had the realization that cycling was joy and work. I was 12 years old and my father had just turned over a new single speed,...
11-19-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,250
Posted By NOS88

Happy birthday! I hope you find joy in the...

Happy birthday! I hope you find joy in the coming year, Bill. I'm sure it's a gift you've given others, because of who you are.
11-16-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By NOS88

Comfort certainly has its benefits. Nice job.

Comfort certainly has its benefits. Nice job.
11-12-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,089
Posted By NOS88

Perhaps your saddle should NOT be aligned along...

Perhaps your saddle should NOT be aligned along the long axis of the bike. None of mine are. My anatomy is not symmetrical, and my body feels best when the saddle nose is slightly off center to the...
11-12-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By NOS88

OP, maybe the bike was just telling you it was...

OP, maybe the bike was just telling you it was time for a bit of maintenance. Smart bikes will do that. ;)
11-11-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,985
Posted By NOS88

Interesting. If I yelled, "You idiot!" My wife...

Interesting. If I yelled, "You idiot!" My wife would likely turn and say, "Are you talking to yourself again?" ;)
11-10-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By NOS88

Impressive riding. I think the skills clinic is...

Impressive riding. I think the skills clinic is a good idea. Not sure disc brakes qualify as the title "old school" suggests, but that's just being nit-picky on my part. Enjoy the rides.
11-10-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By NOS88

Two times I never ride: fever and sore throat. ...

Two times I never ride: fever and sore throat. In terms of prevention, when the temp drops below 40, I ride with my mouth covered by a scarf (when commuting) or a balaclava on recreational rides (I...
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