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Old 10-28-19, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Speaking of pills and ills....Woke up with another bout of what I think is BPV.
Blood pressure variability?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Blood pressure variability?
Benign Positional Vertigo more likely.

Means SMH----> dizziness
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Speaking of pills and ills....Woke up with another bout of what I think is BPV.
Ugh. Hope it gets better soon. You know the exercises?
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Old 10-28-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Wut?.....

My frame started life as an o.s.bb. That wAs factory converted to bb30. I am under the impression I need to remove the bearings, and press in a bb86 dub. I'm not sure though. There isn't a lot of info out there and some is contradictory.
On the brighter side, I just learned I have to replace my free hub with some sort of proprietary sram free hub , xdr, thing,another hunerd bux. I have no idea if the even make one for the Chinese wheel I was going to buy.
I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in Sram, sure seems like they went out of their way to make this as difficult as they could.
Yeah, you need to remove the old BB bearings. I'm pretty sure the BB30 Dub bottom bracket is the one you want for the Tarmac.

If you're getting a new wheelset, you should be able to order it with the XDR driver.
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Hope it gets better soon. You know the exercises?
Made it to work, but I took the bus. Didn't want to risk riding.

No. What are the exercises?
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Old 10-28-19, 07:44 AM
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I am coming to believe this.
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Possibly.

But they taste SO GOOD!
Just recently I have seen the positive results of abandoning a bagel craze that had enveloped me last winter. By the time softball season had arrived my belly was looking gross. I hated looking at it, but those bagels were soooo good (NYC quality). I ditched them starting in July or so and now it appears I've lost at least 2 inches off that gross belly fat.

Bread is the freaking worst of the carbs.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Made it to work, but I took the bus. Didn't want to risk riding.

No. What are the exercises?
Yes, what are the exercises? I get occasional brief dizzy spells too.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Made it to work, but I took the bus. Didn't want to risk riding.

No. What are the exercises?
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Yes, what are the exercises? I get occasional brief dizzy spells too.
Disclaimer: Hie thee to a physician for a definitive diagnosis, rather than getting advice from anonymous internet people. Unexplained vertigo can be a forerunner of deadly brainstem stroke!

Having said that, if your vertigo is truly positional, viz., it is more or less reliably provoked by certain head positions or movements, then it is likely "benign" and can be treated essentially by repeated provocation of symptoms and desensitization of the brain mechanism that causes the sensation.

Here is a Google search on how to do that.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
if your vertigo is truly positional, viz., it is more or less reliably provoked by certain head positions or movements, then it is likely "benign" and can be treated essentially by repeated provocation of symptoms and desensitization of the brain mechanism that causes the sensation.

Here is a Google search on how to do that.
Thanks. It is provoked by certain head movements. This morning I flipped on my right side and bent my head back, stretching like a cat and that triggered it. Had a few more episodes when I rolled over in bed. I had it before. On New Year's Day, in fact.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Made it to work, but I took the bus. Didn't want to risk riding.
Good thing you're not in Pittsburgh

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/10/28/us/...acebook.com%2F
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And here I am on a bus between Peoria and Chicago and worried about sinkholes.
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And someone just farted...
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Haven't been around for a few weeks. Been enjoying a little break from various social media. Also not been riding much -- after completing a personal goal of five Dirty Kanza 200 finishes last June, I just have not been motivated to ride much and I've *really* been enjoying having the extra 8-10 hours every weekend to just be super lazy. I'm hoping I get motivated again by spring otherwise I might have to start working out in some other fashion.

But the big news I've started shaving with double-edge safety razors and it's pretty awesome, you guys. I decided to give it a try because I felt that it needlessly wasteful to throw away plastic cartridges every week, but the whole shaving bowl, quality shaving cream, shaving brush, safety razor shaving experience is much more enjoyable and I don't get ingrown hairs and is actually something I look forward to now.

Learning curve (on both my face and my legs) was a little steep but worth it now that I've got the hang of it.

Also you can get like 100 blades for $10.

As it turns out I picked the right time to get into it. I used to order cartridge razor blades from Dorco because you could get a 6-month supply for absurdly cheap, but last summer they shut down their direct-order operation in the U.S. and now you have to order from their Amazon storefront, and their prices are basically the same as Gillette now.

From what I can tell they settled a patent-infringement lawsuit with Gillette and the terms are confidential but the shuttering of their direct-order operation is most likely connected to this.

Also there are shaving forums that are just as nerdy and nitpicky as bike forums, because of course there are.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Good thing you're not in Pittsburgh

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/10/28/us/...acebook.com%2F
I went to Pitt law. Know exactly where that is. Look at the whole. Appears to be a perfect rectangle with flush sides as if someone had cut it.
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And someone just farted...
Whoever smelt it dealt it.
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Whoever smelt it dealt it.
You should make that your new sig.
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3 things I noticed

motorcyclists were riding dangerously and enforcing the stereotype

Snow on the ground!

LAJ was hauling a**
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Which of these would be faster?

https://cruzbike.com/collections/all...s/products/v20

https://www.bacchettabikes.com/trike...arbon-trike-2/

Weight seems about even. The three-wheeled one seems like it would have less frontal area. The two-wheeled one would have less rolling resistance.
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Definitely the Cruzbike. Trikes are fun and some people can make the racing models fly but I can’t. Three wheels has too much rolling resistance and generally a weight penalty.

Be aware that the Cruzbike has a fairly steep learning curve but people have put out some serious speed in them.

Personally, if I was looking at a two wheeled bent, which I’m not, I’d look at the Vite site and check out the new Freestyle and some of his other stuff. John and his wife are also Bacchetta dealers if one needs to order Bacchetta Carbontrike or a CA3.

BTW, I ride an ICE VTX with all the light stuff. I’d put it up against a Bacchetta Carbontrike anyday. It’s not carbon but it’s got a better pedigree, stiffer, etc. Top line VTX cost is close to the same.
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I went to Pitt law. Know exactly where that is. Look at the whole. Appears to be a perfect rectangle with flush sides as if someone had cut it.
I am trying to get daughter #2 interested in going to Pitt for undergrad. They have a fantastic honors program.

My efforts are not working.
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I am trying to get daughter #2 interested in going to Pitt for undergrad. They have a fantastic honors program.

My efforts are not working.
Where does she want to go?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
You should make that your new sig.
Agreed.

But it's not showing. What did I do wrong?
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Where does she want to go?
Columbia. And she was so adamant she wants to go there, she pushed us to agree to early decision. The application is sent, we find out before December 15th.

I honestly think it's a too high pressure environment for her, but as per previous, she doesn't care what I think.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Agreed.

But it's not showing. What did I do wrong?
I see it. Works now.
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I see it. Works now.
Just fixed it. Now I need an avatar.
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