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Do you have AAA?
I do not. Nor do I have ABA.
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The 66 GTO was my fantasy car.
BITD, my fantasy car was a '57 Chevy.



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sbxx enlightened me many years ago. I spend 3-4 bucks for a pair, and don't give two Coors whether they get a little scratched.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/
I used to buy from them but it's just easier for me to go to the local safety store for the similar glasses at about twice the price, say $10. When I go, I buy 3-4 pair of smoked and 3-4 pair of clear and stuff them in my bag, glove compartment, etc.
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Wow. Excel has a demo R5 Disc frameset in a 56 for $1350, including the BB (~$100 value). Someone should buy it. Buy it now.
Good god man, you can't go posting deals like that in my size when I've promised to make no non-essential purchases!
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Anyone who has recently left NYC needs to self quarantine for 14 days. NY is the hottest spot in the nation right now, with the number of cases doubling every 3 days.
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We just "cancelled" our Maui trip. I say "cancelled" because they'll let us reschedule it any time this year, but I have my doubts that it will be viable. This is a case where it would be nice to be wrong.
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"My" first car (dad bought it for me to drive, but it was his car) was a 1970 TR-6



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I have a toothache. First time ever in my life. I wonder how likely it is that it will get better and heal on its own. I am guessing these things don’t typically do so.

Should I ask in 50+?
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I have a toothache. First time ever in my life. I wonder how likely it is that it will get better and heal on its own. I am guessing these things don’t typically do so.

Should I ask in 50+?
Aww, ****! Bad time for that.
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I have a toothache. First time ever in my life. I wonder how likely it is that it will get better and heal on its own. I am guessing these things don’t typically do so.

Should I ask in 50+?
actual tooth or gum?
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Good god man, you can't go posting deals like that in my size when I've promised to make no non-essential purchases!
ikr - it's a crazy deal. Factoring in the BB, that's only 50 bucks more than what I paid for the R3.


...but I need the taller stack of the R3, anyway, so I'm telling myself that I'm not missing out.
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I have a toothache. First time ever in my life. I wonder how likely it is that it will get better and heal on its own. I am guessing these things don’t typically do so.

Should I ask in 50+?
50+ can come to you! Go to the dentist. This advice is from someone with 11 crowns, 4 root canals, oral surgery and impacted extractions. I think I paid for my dentist's Lexus.
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We just "cancelled" our Maui trip. I say "cancelled" because they'll let us reschedule it any time this year, but I have my doubts that it will be viable. This is a case where it would be nice to be wrong.
We had reservations in Dayton, OH at a Wingate for the end of April. We got a phone call from the hotel saying it was being closed on 3/27 and wouldn’t reopen until 5/1 and was cancelling our reservation.
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Change of plans, going on a walk with my wife.
Trees are budding!
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ikr - it's a crazy deal. Factoring in the BB, that's only 50 bucks more than what I paid for the R3.


...but I need the taller stack of the R3, anyway, so I'm telling myself that I'm not missing out.
I'm not flexible, but with short legs and a long torso I live for the long & low fit. My old S1 fits like a glove at 560/394. It doesn't even feel aggressive.
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Anyone who has recently left NYC needs to self quarantine for 14 days. NY is the hottest spot in the nation right now, with the number of cases doubling every 3 days.
It most be all over the place for them to say that on TV.
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I have a toothache. First time ever in my life. I wonder how likely it is that it will get better and heal on its own. I am guessing these things don’t typically do so.

Should I ask in 50+?
Time to visit the dentist - they can quickly tell what the likely cause is, and what you probably need. I guess the worst case you would need root canal and then a crown.

The first time it happened to me, I was in NYC, so getting to my dentist was hard. The pain got steadily worse until I got home. The dentist gave me painkillers and antibiotics - in reality what I had was a small abscess (showed up on X-ray), and once the antibiotics kicked in, it eliminated the pain until I could get an appointment with the endontist.
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It most be all over the place for them to say that on TV.
There seems to be an active effort to pass the buck and blame New Yorkers for the hot spot.
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ikr - it's a crazy deal. Factoring in the BB, that's only 50 bucks more than what I paid for the R3.


...but I need the taller stack of the R3, anyway, so I'm telling myself that I'm not missing out.
I've looked at the R5 since getting the R3 and it's quite a different bike, not just a "turbo" R3. I don't think I'd be comfortable on it.
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I've looked at the R5 since getting the R3 and it's quite a different bike, not just a "turbo" R3. I don't think I'd be comfortable on it.
Well and on the flip side, for people shaped like me Cervelo doesn't have a cheap roadie that fits.
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actual tooth or gum?
Feels like coming from root of tooth. Almost feels like between two teeth, though. Aches just a little constantly but hurts more when biting down. Not sensitive to hot/cold.

Luckily, there is another dr atlas in town, he is a distant cousin and an endodontist/oral surgeon. He said he could take a look at it tomorrow if it's not better. I wonder what's the chance it will heal up while I sleep? My guess is prolly not.
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Good news is I finally finished the rehab of the Habanero. It has new brake cables, shifter cables, housing, and bar wrap. It's not perfect, but good enough. I keep trying to upload a pic but the upload process dies at 90%. Let me try a different approach....


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Feels like coming from root of tooth. Almost feels like between two teeth, though. Aches just a little constantly but hurts more when biting down. Not sensitive to hot/cold.

Luckily, there is another dr atlas in town, he is a distant cousin and an endodontist/oral surgeon. He said he could take a look at it tomorrow if it's not better. I wonder what's the chance it will heal up while I sleep? My guess is prolly not.

I asked because sometimes my gums start to bother me. I increase my use of mouth wash and brush my teeth more frequently the pain goes away. What you said though sounds like you need to see a dentist.
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Oh mama. I wish I would bought one approx 20 years ago when still affordable
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Change of plans, going on a walk with my wife

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The roads were wet but I HTFU and walked anyway this evening. Disappointed by the lack of cawing from my crow friends.
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