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Old 07-07-20, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Heh. You mentioning that just reminds me of an old neighbor in Brooklyn. Very conservative, moved from NYC to CA and then to TX. Anyway, the wife posted a very smug "sorry, not sorry" (literally - that was the caption) set of party pics, her and her friends all cozy and crowding together for selfies... this was just after TX started loosening up. In the process she invited/taunted her CA and NYC friends, saying they were welcome to come over and enjoy the freedoms.

How's that going for ya now, ya ****?
Isnít that spelled with five letters?
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Old 07-07-20, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I ride in high humidity almost every time I ride, and have never come home wet. I get wet after I stop, but not while moving. And I sweat heavily.
Iím wet more often than not. Sweat pours out of my helmet at stops.
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Old 07-07-20, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Isnít that spelled with five letters?
I decided on a choose-your-own four letter word. It gives the reader a little bit of freedom.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Heh. You mentioning that just reminds me of an old neighbor in Brooklyn. Very conservative, moved from NYC to CA and then to TX. Anyway, the wife posted a very smug "sorry, not sorry" (literally - that was the caption) set of party pics, her and her friends all cozy and crowding together for selfies... this was just after TX started loosening up. In the process she invited/taunted her CA and NYC friends, saying they were welcome to come over and enjoy the freedoms.

How's that going for ya now, ya ****?
I get that it's easier for an introvert, but...

Yeah there's a lotta dumb here.
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Old 07-07-20, 05:58 PM
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I decided on a choose-your-own four letter word. It gives the reader a little bit of freedom.
Censor Mad-Libs!
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Old 07-07-20, 06:32 PM
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Censor Mad-Libs!
I'm in!
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Old 07-07-20, 06:38 PM
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I survived another 2 days of work and will be rewarded with a fun ride tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What ended up happening?
After 2 months of nothing but walking while recovering from the accident, I started doing base training and light intervals.
I was started on 50 mg twice a day Metoprolol Tartrate, after 2 months switched to 100 mg Metoprolol Succinate. While on a 30 day heart rhythm monitor, I increased the load until I started having v-tachs, then back off a little. Cardiologist approved of plan and here I am. It took a little adjustment once I started riding on the road, but I'll just watch my heart rate data and ride as much as I can without triggering a v-tach. Life's little curve balls.
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Old 07-07-20, 06:57 PM
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After 2 months of nothing but walking while recovering from the accident, I started doing base training and light intervals.
I was started on 50 mg twice a day Metoprolol Tartrate, after 2 months switched to 100 mg Metoprolol Succinate. While on a 30 day heart rhythm monitor, I increased the load until I started having v-tachs, then back off a little. Cardiologist approved of plan and here I am. It took a little adjustment once I started riding on the road, but I'll just watch my heart rate data and ride as much as I can without triggering a v-tach. Life's little curve balls.
Fun fact: Metoprolol Succinate (also known as Toprol-XL) is the ONE extended release medicine I can think of that can be cut or crushed. The actual molecule is metabolized slower. That's unusual with medicines, most "extended release" medicines are coated and can't be crushed/cut yet maintain the extended release property.
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
After 2 months of nothing but walking while recovering from the accident, I started doing base training and light intervals.
I was started on 50 mg twice a day Metoprolol Tartrate, after 2 months switched to 100 mg Metoprolol Succinate. While on a 30 day heart rhythm monitor, I increased the load until I started having v-tachs, then back off a little. Cardiologist approved of plan and here I am. It took a little adjustment once I started riding on the road, but I'll just watch my heart rate data and ride as much as I can without triggering a v-tach. Life's little curve balls.
That sounds more like a 101mph fastball coming in to bean you on the head, but glad you're improving!
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Old 07-07-20, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Iím wet more often than not. Sweat pours out of my helmet at stops.
I use one of those ultra lightweight headsweats type things. Air conditioning for the head. Perhaps there is someone out there who seeats more heavily than me. Who knew?
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Old 07-07-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Bad, but not as bad as flooding the country with dope...
Oh yeah, thatís a whole other level of bad, those people will have their own level of hell, right there with abusers and people talk at the movie theaters!
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Oh yeah, thatís a whole other level of bad, those people will have their own level of hell, right there with abusers and people talk at the movie theaters!
...and the people who ride around playing music from their iPhones?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Iím wet more often than not. Sweat pours out of my helmet at stops.
Iím the same way. Doesnít matter if itís 5 minutes or 3 hours. Iím back home drenched.
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...and the people who ride around playing music from their iPhones?
Absolutely! I have no fricking clue when it became a thing... On two separate occasions, I saw people with Bluetooth speakers on their handlebars, playing music. On. Road bikes.
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Average speed is irrelevant off road. Shifting is faster and requires zero effort.
My average speed on the trails tonight was 4.4 mph.
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I also drank a whole bottle of water.
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My average speed on the trails tonight was 4.4 mph.
blistering!
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Soupy out. Canít wait for fall.
The season formerly known is summer is all but done. Sad.
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Average speed is irrelevant off road.
That's dumb.
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I was thinking of doing some work on my fatbike today (chopping the steerer and lubing chain) but it's 120į+ in the garage right now and it's not supposed to drop below 100į outside 'til 11pm or so.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That sounds more like a 101mph fastball coming in to bean you on the head, but glad you're improving!
Actually an Acura RDX at @ 40mph. Finding out about the v-tach, while testing and checking for heart damage, I guess was the silver lining. I have never felt one or noticed it, but Doc said, the notice maybe syncope, or sudden death. Not playing around with this, just gonna ride my bikes and enjoy the view.

edit, tomorrow is my crashiversery, how time flys by.
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That's unusual with medicines, most "extended release" medicines are coated and can't be crushed/cut yet maintain the extended release property.
Ah, so that's why the Vimovo says, "Do not crush." (not that I was tempted to)

Speaking of which, generic V isn't covered so the nurse's plan B is naproxen + esomeprazole. Is that a sensible solution, given my daily prednisone?
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I get that it's easier for an introvert, but...

Yeah there's a lotta dumb here.
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blistering!
We did regroup couple of times (i.e. wait up for rjones28) and swapped bikes a couple of times - one of the guys got a new bike, we had the shop demo ebike with us, and it was the debut of AXS on my fat bike.
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