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Old 10-25-19, 07:09 AM
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Old 10-25-19, 07:49 AM
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Apologies for the topic deviation, but where would one be able to purchase a velomobile? Or at least I think that's what we call them? One of those fully faired bicycles.
These guys have some. https://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11617955.html

I've dealt with them before. No problems.

There's also a forum devoted to recumbents which likely has discussions of velomobiles.
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73 lbs. Ouch.
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73 lbs. Ouch.
Weight weenies need not apply.
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Old 10-25-19, 08:03 AM
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Now that would be a cool Addiction acquisition.
I am thinking of asking the University to buy one. For educational purposes, of course.

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You mean there is no velomobilesdirect.com?!? I remember looking into these awhile ago but got scared away by the high cost.
I actually looked to see if that existed. I was left disappointed.

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These guys have some. https://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11617955.html

I've dealt with them before. No problems.

There's also a forum devoted to recumbents which likely has discussions of velomobiles.
Thanks for that link. The yellow one they sell seems like it might do the trick.

Apparently there is an electronic version. I wonder if the velomobile forums (surely that's a thing) are all going crazy over the prospect of the e-velomobiles (they really need a shorter word) taking over.
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Old 10-25-19, 08:12 AM
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Good news/bad news. Good news is weather for tomorrow looks good, and I am leading a 69 mile ride with my club-mates.

Bad news is Sunday looks super-wet. Washout. No ride.
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Bad news is Sunday looks super-wet. Washout. No ride.
Yeah. I am going to visit a friend who is shut in due to a recent knee replacement.

The Philly Bike Club has its fall weekend in Hanover. Looks like Sunday will be a washout.
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Yeah. I am going to visit a friend who is shut in due to a recent knee replacement.

The Philly Bike Club has its fall weekend in Hanover. Looks like Sunday will be a washout.
Tell them to compress it into one day FTW.
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Apologies for the topic deviation, but where would one be able to purchase a velomobile? Or at least I think that's what we call them? One of those fully faired bicycles.
They come up in the classifieds at Bentrider occasionally. Be sure to warm your wallet up first.
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Hopefully it won't be my wallet being opened, but we'll see.
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That's a good point. I'm not that great at "maths" in general...but I believe the prerequisite is just that the mode is whatever number is repeated the most. So if you had 22 and 22...then both would be the mode (22). I definitely could be wrong though.
That would be correct, but if the two values are different then you don't have a mode, then you have to rely on the mean.
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Old 10-25-19, 09:55 AM
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Nah, it doesn’t take much. Just complete indifference to what your hands are telling you. But kudos. Great use of language. How often do you hear that...in the Deep South.
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Hey I need a reality check, at least from those who are employed.

I just saw a patient who I have known for over 15 years. He said he was probably going to see a different doctor in the future. His reason? His wife (a nurse) interviewed for a job with my organization (different office) and was given an offer but told that health benefits have a 60 day "wait," and he thought that was unfair and mean.

I asked my office manager and she seems to think this is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 21st century.

Any thoughts or feedback?

I told the patient I am sorry about the situation and respect his decision if he wants to get his care elsewhere. He was pretty firm about how he felt.
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Hey I need a reality check, at least from those who are employed.

I just saw a patient who I have known for over 15 years. He said he was probably going to see a different doctor in the future. His reason? His wife (a nurse) interviewed for a job with my organization (different office) and was given an offer but told that health benefits have a 60 day "wait," and he thought that was unfair and mean.

I asked my office manager and she seems to think this is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 21st century.

Any thoughts or feedback?

I told the patient I am sorry about the situation and respect his decision if he wants to get his care elsewhere. He was pretty firm about how he felt.
No idea what's customary in the real world, but what's 60 days of COBRA, assuming she was insured before?
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There won't be a ton, but but hopefully enough to make it worthwhile to train for them.

Speaking of, valygrl went from crit state champ, to stopping mass start, due to concussions. It took a couple, but she is now a TT state champ.
Wow. That's great. I remember when she was off the bike. Good to hear she's back at it and crushing it.
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No idea what's customary in the real world, but what's 60 days of COBRA, assuming she was insured before?
Exactly, but in this case they felt that was unfair. I honestly don't know current market conditions to know what's typical.
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I had my own shock this week when I got an $800 bill for my share of a $25,000 scan billed to my Medicare advantage plan. No idea what insurance paid.

As always when I saw my share of the charges, I thought, "What do poor people do?"
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I had my own shock this week when I got a $800 bill for my share of a $25,000 scan billed to my Medicare advantage plan. No idea what insurance paid.

As always when I saw my share of the charges, I thought, "What do poor people do?"
Qualify for Medicaid, get "unreimubursed" care, or go without. It's the uninsured/underinsured folks above the Medicaid cutoff who get the most thorough screwing, as a class.
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And a spare of each. Just in case.
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I had my own shock this week when I got an $800 bill for my share of a $25,000 scan billed to my Medicare advantage plan. No idea what insurance paid.

As always when I saw my share of the charges, I thought, "What do poor people do?"
The "charges" in our current healthcare system are often inflated by a factor of 10 or more. It's stupid and dysfunctional. Sad!
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I asked my office manager and she seems to think this is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 21st century.
Not at the railroad. You are in from Day 1. Same with the pension plan and 401(K). (I believe the union 401(K) plan has a 60-day waiting period.) But I have been here since 2001, so I don't know what things are like elsewhere.
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Apologies for the topic deviation, but where would one be able to purchase a velomobile? Or at least I think that's what we call them? One of those fully faired bicycles.
For different flavours of velomobile try velomobiel.ro . They have a US dealer in Texas. An Alpha7 weighs about 21-22kg. And will lighten your wallet significantly.
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