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Old 03-18-20, 07:42 PM
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So long as they don't get rowdy.
Cinelli and questionable social distancing.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
wut
A bunch of snow maybe. Three hours of leaves and the sbxx crew is ready.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
On my short ride today I saw this on about every play ground, soccer field and basketball court. I too, donít understand the point of closing the schools if this is how it is going to continue. My parents are 75 and they are continuing like nothing is happening. My wife and I have told our families due to the nature of my job we will not be seeing anyone until this is over. I spent 6 days in and out of the charlotte airport, I imagine some sick people were still traveling.

I admit I wasnít taking this to seriously, Being at work and being detached from what is actually happening can have that affect. That being said, now that I have been home, and can actually see that this is more than just toilet paper, not to mention my job is on the line, the faster we can contain this the better it is for everybody.
Bringing the WHOLE family to wait in line at the supermarket.... 1 person goes, leave the rest at home. Growing up, we weren't allowed to use such words as stupid, dumb, or even shut-up. Maybe because I was going to save them up for these times.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Not apropos of anything really, but after that absolutely sad attempt (edited cause the censor might explode if I didn't) at a final season of GOT I really wanted to watch something good. Everyone online was talking about Breaking Bad and its awesome and satisfying finale. So I gave it a shot, having never watched a single episode of the show before. Oh my, THAT is how a show is supposed to be developed, written, and ended. And El Camino was almost just as good.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-18-20, 09:08 PM
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I might feel differently if I were retired. But I spend 8-10 hrs a week just on my commute (not now, though, in the days of COVID19) so I donít enjoy those rides that waste a lot of time. Letís chitchat while weíre riding. If weíre going to be out for 4 hours letís ride for 4ish hours. Of course Iíll stop for food, water, restrooms, regroups. But multiple 20 min stops are just not of interest to me.

Im not a very good mtb-er from a skills perspective and Iím very risk averse. I strongly prefer single track over fireroad. But I tend to be more fit than other people who are not very good mtb-ers so I want long intermediate single track MTB rides. So I donít fit in too well with anyone in the mtb world either. Those rides seem to always be either 10 miles long with lots of fireroad and they take 3 hr. Or theyíre 25 miles including lots of challenging single track that is above my pay grade. And I donít push limits on the mtb much because on a professional level itís pretty much a disaster if I break a bone.

But honestly I like GGR enough that if it wasnít for the fact that most ride starts are an hours drive for me, Iíd suck it up and ride with them anyway. Frequently Iím even jazzed about the ride and wanting to do it, but when the weekend comes Iíve got too much stuff to do and canít really make time for a ride that ends at 1pm, Iíd get home from at 2pm, and not be showered and fed until 3pm. Thatís a lot of time devoted to a bike ride. Wish it were different, but thatís life.
When I was working I spent 8+ hours in the car. When I lived in Pine Mountain after the 94 quake it was about 20 hours. It sucks. I worked for 50 years.

If you get a chance to go to Golden Eagle trail with them, you might enjoy it. The climb is fireroad but the descent is amazing singletrack. Another place is Quartz Hill/Palmdale. Smooth, flowing singletrack all day, no fireroads, nothing technical. I don't know if GGR does that one,but you could get there quick. I think they do Golden Eagle.
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Cinelli and questionable social distancing.


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When I was working I spent 8+ hours in the car. When I lived in Pine Mountain after the 94 quake it was about 20 hours. It sucks. I worked for 50 years.

If you get a chance to go to Golden Eagle trail with them, you might enjoy it. The climb is fireroad but the descent is amazing singletrack. Another place is Quartz Hill/Palmdale. Smooth, flowing singletrack all day, no fireroads, nothing technical. I don't know if GGR does that one,but you could get there quick. I think they do Golden Eagle.
Iíve ridden Golden Eagle a number of times, itís a favorite.

Ive gone both up the single track and up the fireroad.

But I havenít ridden it with GGR. Just with friends from town.
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Old 03-19-20, 04:01 AM
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Day 4 and feeling okay.
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Closing the Canadian border. Sad.
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Why is that sad?
he cant get back home if he needs to.
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I identify as Canadian.
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Day 4 and feeling okay.
You've turned yellow...
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So 2 days ago, locally, the co. Had 1 infected employee. Today it 8 , 2 are contractors working on a construction project. Steps are being taken. I hope they are enough.

My brother had been I'll with a severe upper respiratory infection for 2 weeks.
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I noticed a very interesting trend in office visits comparing my office and a sister office a few towns over.

My office is in a college town/county seat, and most patients are college educated/white collar. The sister office is in a post-industrial town (the steel mills are all shut down) and more blue-collar.

Our patients are generally NOT wanting to come in for regular visits, more than half are cancelled. And the patients who are sick don't want to come in and want us to diagnose/treat over the phone. We are seeing VERY few patients in the office.

The sister practice is still quite busy, patients are coming in for physicals/routine office visits and sick visits too. I am guessing that it's a demographic issue. It's good for the sister office economically, but maybe not so good for their population as a whole.

I am trying to convince the majority of my patients to do telehealth visits whenever possible. If in-person necessary (like say a physical) I am willing to see those patients now but also fine to postpone routine annual physicals a few months. I am leaving that decision up to the patients (for now).
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Day 4 and feeling okay.
Looks like CDC guidelines are evolving and you may only have to self-quarantine for 7 days. See what your people tell you.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire View Post
Not apropos of anything really, but after that absolutely sad attempt (edited cause the censor might explode if I didn't) at a final season of GOT I really wanted to watch something good. Everyone online was talking about Breaking Bad and its awesome and satisfying finale. So I gave it a shot, having never watched a single episode of the show before. Oh my, THAT is how a show is supposed to be developed, written, and ended. And El Camino was almost just as good.
I have to check it out.
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The Wire.
Never seen an episode, today may be the day.

One of my favorites was the first season of "True Detective" with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Totally freaked me out.

Edit: Just looked up "The Wire" on IMDB and it has a rating of 9.3/10. That has to be worth something.
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You've turned yellow...
This ship is flying "Quebec."
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Looks like CDC guidelines are evolving and you may only have to self-quarantine for 7 days. See what your people tell you.
No kidding? I'll have a look. Haven't heard about any local policy changes. My clinical "skills" may be more of a danger to the consult patients than any diseases I am carrying.
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So 2 days ago, locally, the co. Had 1 infected employee. Today it 8 , 2 are contractors working on a construction project. Steps are being taken. I hope they are enough.

My brother had been I'll with a severe upper respiratory infection for 2 weeks.
Whoa, wish him luck.
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No kidding? I'll have a look. Haven't heard about any local policy changes. My clinical "skills" may be more of a danger to the consult patients than any diseases I am carrying.
I know that CDC says that suspected or confirmed COVID19 patients are allowed to lift self-quarantine/isolation if it's been over 7 days since they got symptoms and have been afebrile for 72 hours without antipyretics.

Your case is different so check with your people.
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I noticed a very interesting trend in office visits comparing my office and a sister office a few towns over.

My office is in a college town/county seat, and most patients are college educated/white collar. The sister office is in a post-industrial town (the steel mills are all shut down) and more blue-collar.

Our patients are generally NOT wanting to come in for regular visits, more than half are cancelled. And the patients who are sick don't want to come in and want us to diagnose/treat over the phone. We are seeing VERY few patients in the office.

The sister practice is still quite busy, patients are coming in for physicals/routine office visits and sick visits too. I am guessing that it's a demographic issue. It's good for the sister office economically, but maybe not so good for their population as a whole.

I am trying to convince the majority of my patients to do telehealth visits whenever possible. If in-person necessary (like say a physical) I am willing to see those patients now but also fine to postpone routine annual physicals a few months. I am leaving that decision up to the patients (for now).
White collars are just more panic prone. In general. Blue collars, in general, know how to do for themselves, and rely on that.
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I know that CDC says that suspected or confirmed COVID19 patients are allowed to lift self-quarantine/isolation if it's been over 7 days since they got symptoms and have been afebrile for 72 hours without antipyretics.

Your case is different so check with your people.
Ah, that's quite a different matter.
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I noticed a very interesting trend in office visits comparing my office and a sister office a few towns over.

My office is in a college town/county seat, and most patients are college educated/white collar. The sister office is in a post-industrial town (the steel mills are all shut down) and more blue-collar.

Our patients are generally NOT wanting to come in for regular visits, more than half are cancelled. And the patients who are sick don't want to come in and want us to diagnose/treat over the phone. We are seeing VERY few patients in the office.

The sister practice is still quite busy, patients are coming in for physicals/routine office visits and sick visits too. I am guessing that it's a demographic issue. It's good for the sister office economically, but maybe not so good for their population as a whole.

I am trying to convince the majority of my patients to do telehealth visits whenever possible. If in-person necessary (like say a physical) I am willing to see those patients now but also fine to postpone routine annual physicals a few months. I am leaving that decision up to the patients (for now).
Very interesting. Gives new meaning to the phrase ďA mind is a terrible thing to waste ď.
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Heavy thunderstorms all day so my self-distancing options are to install a a new (different) drive line on my gravel bike, start watching the wire, or veg out on the computer replaying Dishonored 1. Also, Doom Eternal was released today. That ought to keep me occupied for a few hours till my eyes start bugging out.
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