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Posted By Bassmanbob

Yes. Plantar fasciitis is usually painful in the...

Yes. Plantar fasciitis is usually painful in the heel and plantar plate tears are in the forefoot, just behind the toes. The second toe (next to the big toe) is the most common. Too bad you are...
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Posted By Bassmanbob

I've never had one, but I'm familiar with it. It...

I've never had one, but I'm familiar with it. It will often lead to surgery (plantar plate repair) if it does not calm down. The surgery is usually successful.
06-07-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I agree that each of us need to be happy with...

I agree that each of us need to be happy with ourselves before being happy in a marriage. I can't make her happy and she can't make me happy. I believe in providing the atmosphere to allow one's...
06-04-19, 06:12 AM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

I agree. It may provide some reality, but in my...

I agree. It may provide some reality, but in my experience with my wife, this tactic has been counter productive. When I'have done this kind of thing, the tit for tat method of marriage maintenance...
06-03-19, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

In an attempt to be honest, I've always said that...

In an attempt to be honest, I've always said that there are three sides to every argument or issue in a marriage: His, Hers and the Truth that sits somewhere in between. Perspective is everything.
06-03-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

Yes. I agree that this is worse for my wife than...

Yes. I agree that this is worse for my wife than it is for me. She was very close to her mother and still is with our daughters. We have had other difficult times in the past, and at least one of...
06-03-19, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

Literally, I laughed out loud. Thanks.

Literally, I laughed out loud. Thanks.
06-03-19, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

Admittedly. I'm trying to be as objective as...

Admittedly. I'm trying to be as objective as possible, but it is only my side of the story. I did spend a lot of time answering many of the previous post. So I'm trying to be honest.
06-03-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By Bassmanbob

My wife has her first solo therapy session this...

My wife has her first solo therapy session this Wednesday. We do vacation alone as a couple twice a year. We mutually enjoy hiking in national or state parks, and we've been doing that for the...
06-02-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

Again, I agree with you. I am trying to take the...

Again, I agree with you. I am trying to take the first step to this impasse. It has benefitted our relationship when I've done that in the past.
06-02-19, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

That's pretty funny. Thanks for the comic relief.

That's pretty funny. Thanks for the comic relief.
06-02-19, 04:39 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I like the idea of date nights. We used to do...

I like the idea of date nights. We used to do this; I need to start this again. We do excursions on the weekends to local gardens, hiking or other attractions. Date night during the week would be...
06-02-19, 04:36 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I appreciate your reply, but I think this would...

I appreciate your reply, but I think this would be antagonistically counter productive.
06-02-19, 04:34 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

LOL. Yeah, I get confused people with that. ...

LOL. Yeah, I get confused people with that. I've played bass guitar in bands that play rock, classic pop, current pop, disco, Motown from the 1950's to the current day.
06-02-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

I totally agree.

I totally agree.
06-02-19, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

Thank you for this. I think it's one of the most...

Thank you for this. I think it's one of the most helpful things said so far.
06-02-19, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

We've talked about tandems, but cycling in...

We've talked about tandems, but cycling in general has become a difficult subject. I may have talked about getting a tandem for us too much, and she has become turned off by the idea. So I don't...
06-02-19, 04:19 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

Agreed. I'm just trying to find ways to be more...

Agreed. I'm just trying to find ways to be more efficient and get the training in I'd like to. I will decrease my cycling time.
06-02-19, 04:17 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

We have a fantastic dog. He does help the...

We have a fantastic dog. He does help the situation.
06-02-19, 04:16 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

Bicycle commuting twice a week was one of the...

Bicycle commuting twice a week was one of the ways I've always tried to be more efficient with my cycling. I get about two 50 minute workouts in 25 minutes each. I would have to spend 25 minutes...
06-02-19, 04:19 AM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I appreciate all the contributions, but it's...

I appreciate all the contributions, but it's time to get ready for the day-- to spend with my wife. I will reply to the rest later today or tomorrow. Thanks, all.
06-02-19, 04:16 AM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I agree that the wife comes first, and I'm...

I agree that the wife comes first, and I'm attempting to make changes. But I'd like to have my wife come first without loosing my own identity.
06-02-19, 04:14 AM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm also a part-time musician, hence my name. ...

I'm also a part-time musician, hence my name. This became an issue for my wife too. I left the last band I was in because we were gigging 3-5 times a month and rehearsing once a week. That's 8-10...
06-02-19, 04:01 AM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

I have attempted to get her interested in...

I have attempted to get her interested in cycling. She doesn't do well on two wheels, as she has a fear of falling. I brought her on a newly formed family oriented group gravel ride once, and she...
06-02-19, 03:56 AM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

There are obviously other issues going on. I...

There are obviously other issues going on. I didn't ride or do other cycling related activity much at all December- February, and things didn't get better. I've also encouraged my wife to find a...
06-01-19, 02:21 PM
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Views: 9,732
Posted By Bassmanbob

Balancing Cycling and Marriage

I'm 54 years old, married to the same woman for 29 years, I've been cycling for the last 5 years and we've been empty nesters for the last 4 years. Things have been getting rough with our marriage,...
05-23-19, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Bassmanbob

If your symptoms are in your arm as well as your...

If your symptoms are in your arm as well as your hand, it may be cubital tunnel syndrome. If it is, the ulnar nerve gets pinched as it enters the cubital tunnel, just distal to the elbow. It is...
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Posted By Bassmanbob

Did you also have numbness going down your arm,...

Did you also have numbness going down your arm, from the elbow to your pinky and ring finger? If so, you probably had Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. I had this for about a week when I was training for my...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm always concerned about heat, wind and sun...

I'm always concerned about heat, wind and sun exposure to a dog. Please discuss this with your vet before taking the dog.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,738
Posted By Bassmanbob

I love the fact that "I'm my own engine." In...

I love the fact that "I'm my own engine." In fact, I have that written on the bottom line of my Road ID bracelet.

About a year ago I posted on Facebook what I thought were the benefits of cycle...
04-14-19, 06:35 PM
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Views: 706
Posted By Bassmanbob

Nice! Where else will you be riding? Don't...

Nice! Where else will you be riding?

Don't mind me. I just saw the other threads.
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 137,172
Posted By Bassmanbob

I know of a 2018 or 2019 Trek 520 for sale with...

I know of a 2018 or 2019 Trek 520 for sale with about 20 miles on it at my LBS on consignment. Pretty much, it's brand new. The woman who bought it thought it was too heavy to lift on to her bike...
04-07-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've found much of what you've said to be true. ...

I've found much of what you've said to be true. I can't out ride a poor diet, but the exercise helps put me in the right frame of mind to eat right-- especially when I have a goal of a particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bassmanbob

I first learned about this magnesium frame on...

I first learned about this magnesium frame on Facebook the other day. But the first thing I thought of was my AP Chemistry teacher in Garden City HS showing us this experiment.
...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yeah. The Seven Mile Bridge. I did this last...

Yeah. The Seven Mile Bridge. I did this last February as part of a Key Largo to Key West Century ride I organized for a few friends and me. This was a butt clenching part of the ride, and I was...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,683
Posted By Bassmanbob

As a result of reading this thread, other sources...

As a result of reading this thread, other sources and my desire for something reliable and easy, I'm going to purchase the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe Stove. It's more expensive than many other stoves,...
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bassmanbob

I can understand your concerns, but I really hope...

I can understand your concerns, but I really hope you do it. I'd love to do it, but it must wait until I'm retired.
Forum: Touring
03-26-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,280
Posted By Bassmanbob

Well, I guess we should be thankful that at least...

Well, I guess we should be thankful that at least these are now extinct.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOdAT6H94s
03-26-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bassmanbob

OK. Let's do this. I did lose 6 pounds last...

OK. Let's do this. I did lose 6 pounds last week, so I'm now at 220. It's a good start, but I need to keep going. Please share your progress here too!
03-26-19, 06:05 PM
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Views: 1,541
Posted By Bassmanbob

Thanks. Seriously, thanks.

Thanks. Seriously, thanks.
03-26-19, 06:03 PM
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Views: 1,541
Posted By Bassmanbob

I am a member of my local cycling club and have...

I am a member of my local cycling club and have been riding with them for two years now. I got up to the B+ group, but now I'm between the C and B groups. I want to solidly get back to the B+ group...
03-26-19, 05:59 PM
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Views: 1,541
Posted By Bassmanbob

True.

True.
Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,183
Posted By Bassmanbob

I grew up a couple of blocks from a line on the...

I grew up a couple of blocks from a line on the Long Island Railroad, so I'm OK with that. But then again, I've lived in Florida for 26 years...
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,183
Posted By Bassmanbob

Well I'm hooked! That's a beautiful ride. Now I...

Well I'm hooked! That's a beautiful ride. Now I just need to convince my wife to do it with me. Are there campgrounds scattered along the trail? I noticed they mentioned one or two towards the...
03-20-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bassmanbob

How Did I Get Here?

Perhaps I should have titled this thread, How Did I Get Back Here?

I'm back to my greatest weight I've ever been: 226 pounds. That may not seem devastating to some of you, but I am also just...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bassmanbob

So something has come up that will certainly be a...

So something has come up that will certainly be a financial burden the next couple of years, but it's OK. As a result, I will concentrate on rides that I can get to by car. I'm really considering...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bassmanbob

Any other favorite century rides by anyone? ...

Any other favorite century rides by anyone?

I'm starting a spread sheet with the rides, elevation, distance from my home and when the ride is.
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bassmanbob

Here we are at the campsite. I’m planning to...

Here we are at the campsite. I’m planning to repeat this again in a few months....
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bassmanbob

It was only a two day, there and back but I guess...

It was only a two day, there and back but I guess it was a tour....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bassmanbob

Interesting you mentioned the Cheeha Challenge. ...

Interesting you mentioned the Cheeha Challenge. My wife and I did some hiking in northern Alabama two years ago and loved it. And some of the folks from my local cycling club are doing the Cheeha...
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