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Old 07-30-19, 07:38 AM
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Great group ride this a.m. I managed to stay with the guy with the leaky aortic valve.
That extra 4mph really helps, dunnit?
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That extra 4mph really helps, dunnit?
I wish it were 4, but it's certainly non-zero.
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Old 07-30-19, 09:26 AM
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I haven’t heard that mentioned since medical school and I’ve certainly never seen it.
Last weekend I saw a TV ad about it. It may have been one for that men's health web site called Roman.
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I just met a patient who works for a wholesale bicycle parts distributor.

I half-jokingly asked if she could get me a good price on an Ultegra groupset, and she said she would be happy to.

#tempatation
Is that one of those work ethics dilemmas HR is always hammering away at?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Last weekend I saw a TV ad about it. It may have been one for that men's health web site called Roman.
I see the occasional ad and my urologist has posters on the walls.
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Is that one of those work ethics dilemmas HR is always hammering away at?
'Fraid so.
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So there is a relatively new drug called xiaflex, it's a collagenase, which can soften/dissolve scar tissue. It's used for Peyronie's and also for something called Dupuytren's which is a scar formation in the hand. It's delivered by injection/needle and VERY expensive.

Hence, the direct-to-consumer marketing so the drug company can recoup its investment.
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Old 07-30-19, 10:58 AM
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The only quarter inch drive ratchet handle I own is made from two pieces of heavy guage sheet metal riveted together, with the wheel sandwiched in between. It has a toggle on each side of the wheel to adjust direction of pull. How old is it? I would guess at least 60 and likely more. It works perfectly. Why would I buy a new one?

And in the same vein, sort of, my Chromebook, this morning, for the second time in as many months, failed to recognize the password I use several times daily, to wake it in the morning and from sleep throughout the day. I set a new one and, in order to not wipe out all the local data, I had to put in the last password I remembered. The one I used yesterday. Nope. No good.

Every single time I attempt to sign in to Amazon.com, I need to change my password. This has been going on for months. They don't have a solution.

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Old 07-30-19, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
So there is a relatively new drug called xiaflex, it's a collagenase, which can soften/dissolve scar tissue. It's used for Peyronie's and also for something called Dupuytren's which is a scar formation in the hand. It's delivered by injection/needle and VERY expensive.

Hence, the direct-to-consumer marketing so the drug company can recoup its investment.
My farmer/mechanic/logger/sawmill operator hands would be a good place to test it.
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Old 07-30-19, 11:05 AM
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The only quarter inch drive ratchet handle I own is made from two pieces of heavy guage sheet metal riveted together, with the wheel sandwiched in between. It has a toggle on each side of the wheel to adjust direction of pull. How old is it? I would guess at least 60 and likely more. It works perfectly. Why would I buy a new one?

And in the same vein, sort of, my Chromebook, this morning, for the second time in as many months, failed to recognize the password I use several times daily, to wake it in the morning and from sleep throughout the day. I set a new one and, in order to not wipe out all the local data, I had to put in the last password I remembered. The one I used yesterday. Nope. No good.
How about a picture of that ratchet?

When my wife got her doctorate from MIT, someone connected with the Sloane family or GE gave all graduates a few years subscription to a slim and elegant quarterly called Invention and Technology or something, curated by the Smithsonian and funded by GE. Anyway, it had fantastic articles on the history of technologies and always had a feature on some working factory, mill, or shop, with machinery from the 19th century or something. We paid for it after the freeby expired, but it disappeared. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a magazine more.
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Old 07-30-19, 11:07 AM
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Looks like it has Peyronie’s. Sad.
When I was at Penn I lived in a dorm with Paola Peroni. Yes. That Peroni. IIRC, her grandfather was running the company at the time.
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Old 07-30-19, 12:08 PM
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When my wife got her doctorate from MIT, someone connected with the Sloane family or GE gave all graduates a few years subscription to a slim and elegant quarterly called Invention and Technology or something, curated by the Smithsonian and funded by GE. Anyway, it had fantastic articles on the history of technologies and always had a feature on some working factory, mill, or shop, with machinery from the 19th century or something. We paid for it after the freeby expired, but it disappeared. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a magazine more.
Sounds like something that I would have liked.
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Old 07-30-19, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
When I was at Penn I lived in a dorm with Paola Peroni. Yes. That Peroni. IIRC, her grandfather was running the company at the time.
Too bad it wasn't Paola Pezzo.
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Old 07-30-19, 12:35 PM
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Too bad it wasn't Paola Pezzo.
Born in '69. She would have been a freshman in the equivalent of high school, NTTAWWT.

How about Pia Zadora?
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Old 07-30-19, 03:08 PM
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I need to do more riding.
Me too.
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Old 07-30-19, 03:11 PM
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I haven't ridden a bike since June 29th.
Me neither.
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I haven't ridden a bike since June 29th.
I haven't ridden our tandem since June 25th but I've been informed that I'll be riding it tonight.
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I haven't ridden our tandem since June 25th but I've been informed that I'll be riding it tonight.
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I haven't ridden our tandem since June 25th but I've been informed that I'll be riding it tonight.
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Sweet C&V ratchet. How much did you torque your gourd?
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I Got The Power!!

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That’s amazing. Never seen anything like that and cool you’re still using it.

Sorry about the empty quote. iPad doesn’t like this site.
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I haven't ridden our tandem since June 25th but I've been informed that I'll be riding it tonight.
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No Tuesday Night TT tonight. Wind, heavy rain, thunder storms.
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