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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-21-20, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Coffee is a funny thing to me. I did not drink it when I was younger. I got through 100 hour work-weeks during residency on pure fear/adrenaline.

I started drinking it at around 10 years ago.

I have gradually increased my usual daily dose to 2 mugs in the morning and 1 mug in the afternoon. These are big mugs, probably 16 oz each.

p.s. I drink it black, no cream or sugar. Except when we are in Spain, I really love their "cafe con leche" which is 50% espresso and 50% milk. It's decadent and delicious.
Same; I'm a zombie without it and take it black and stronk. However, I can only have one cup or I get brutal insomnia, which means I never have it from a coffeeshop except when traveling.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Same; I'm a zombie without it and take it black and stronk. However, I can only have one cup or I get brutal insomnia, which means I never have it from a coffeeshop except when traveling.
I have been known to drink it in order to calm down my thoughts, so I could sleep.
I also like it black and strong(just like the old joke), and for the past few years I've been drinking C. robusta, with 1.5x the caffein of C arabica.
I'm so far enjoying the new buzz. Long may she wave.
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So last night I decided to try a true recovery ride. It was a slow burn thing on zwift just sitting and spinning at around 110 watts. So yeah, basically 1 w/kg. Just embracing the slow because otherwise I can't do real recovery rides.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Plenty. I can only make suggestions. It's up to the patients to agree to the plan. Usually they do, but plenty of times they don't.

I also tell them to eat healthy, cut down on the carbs, exercise more, and lose weight. That happens even less often.
Really something that 1/3 of the patients in one study didn't take a drug for a problem they specifically made an appointment to treat. Why bother?
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Cheese?
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Chock Full 'O Nuts provides good bang for the buck.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Really something that 1/3 of the patients in one study didn't take a drug for a problem they specifically made an appointment to treat. Why bother?
Because it's your job and you get paid for it?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Chock Full 'O Nuts provides good bang for the buck.
Chock full of nuts is the heavenly coffee
Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy!


I remember their coffee shops too, and that's going back some.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Because it's your job and you get paid for it?
Wrong "you." If you have strep throat and you go to the doctor and he gives you an antibiotic which you don't take, why even bother seeing the doctor in the first place?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Wrong "you." If you have strep throat and you go to the doctor and he gives you an antibiotic which you don't take, why even bother seeing the doctor in the first place?
Oh, because you were hoping for oxy. Next question...
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
Because of the way that Shimano works the trickle-down tech there are 105 groups that are basically identical to the previous gen Dura Ace, so they are essentially the same if you compare the right groupsets.
They are getting *very* close, now. I haven't looked at the non-hydro stuff, but within the current groups, you're looking at stuff like: paint vs anodized, aluminum vs carbon levers, the ability to alter brake engagement, slightly better bearings in the RD, etc. Oh, and a couple hundred grams or so. IOW, in terms of function and performance, there's almost nothing separating them. Vanity and weightweenie-ism will keep the Ultegra and DA selling, though.
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Ah... I'm sore from yesterday's hard ride and am sitting down at my computer with a hot cup of coffee and it begins to rain outside. Is there anything better than listening to rain on your rest day?
#dumbluck but I'll take it.

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They are getting *very* close, now. I haven't looked at the non-hydro stuff, but within the current groups, you're looking at stuff like: paint vs anodized, aluminum vs carbon levers, the ability to alter brake engagement, slightly better bearings in the RD, etc. Oh, and a couple hundred grams or so. IOW, in terms of function and performance, there's almost nothing separating them. Vanity and weightweenie-ism will keep the Ultegra and DA selling, though.
As an example, the DA9000 on my Domane was new when 105 5700 was the standard "entry" level. Like a year or two later, 5800 came out and is a carbon copy of all the architecture of DA9000, just less carbon and fancy metals so it's a little heavier. And aright around the same time, the new Dura Ace showed up. Marginal gains and all that...

That reminds me, I need to see if I can score a 5800 group for cheap now.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
As an example, the DA9000 on my Domane was new when 105 5700 was the standard "entry" level. Like a year or two later, 5800 came out and is a carbon copy of all the architecture of DA9000, just less carbon and fancy metals so it's a little heavier. And aright around the same time, the new Dura Ace showed up. Marginal gains and all that...

That reminds me, I need to see if I can score a 5800 group for cheap now.
You can get groups at reasonable prices stateside, but the best prices that I've seen are still in the UK - Merlin is still shipping Shimano to the US, but most (like PBK) aren't any longer. If you're looking at hydro, Merlin's the best I've seen by far.
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I wasn't going to post.
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I'm Gen X. Blah blah blah.
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I have said this before, i have never heard that comment anywhere but here. I understand it is a derisive remark. It doesn't bother me. Use it on me to your hearts content. I'm just a stupid boomer.
you should change your name to; Doug(Boomer)RNS
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Yes it's a chimeric monoclonal antibody. Part human, part mouse. Get over it.
That's cheesy
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My 105 is from the mid 80s. Thr best groupset I've ever used. Those slr brakes are the schiz
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I am very much enjoying my caffein free buzz. I seem to have lost my apetite along with it. Eating a cheese sandwich now, because, getting on the bike soon.
A magnificent 74° and overcast. Light wind. If my adjustment worked yesterday, I should be good for 40 miles.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
So it's time for the obligatory "So I started riding again, and I have this new physical ailment" post.

Ok, so not new, but it flared up in the last couple of weeks. I have had issues with left foot numbness most likely caused by a Morton's Neuroma between the 3rd and 4th digits. It has only ever been painful once that I can recall in the past, but it seems as I've upped the mileage, it tends to get numb pretty quick. Maybe after 30-60 minutes on the bike. It's happening with both shoes, and neither toe box feels tight. Wondering if the pads that lift behind the ball of the foot might make the difference or not.
Iget that quite bad. Specialized foot beds have helped me immensely.
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My 105 is from the mid 80s. Thr best groupset I've ever used. Those slr brakes are the schiz
Peak bicycle technology, really.
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World class MTB trails down in Pisgah NF. Careful though, Jolanda Neff just had a bad crash there.
I have a bike named Pisgah. You can probably figure out who made it .
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