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Old 02-12-20, 01:35 PM
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I'll trade you for 50F and raining.
Were driving to Florida and have been in rain the last 4 hours, currently in Kentucky. Its been awhile since Ive seen this much flooding. The Ohio River flooding was pretty impressive.
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This reminds me that I haven't aired my ailment - since the marathon VA road trips, I have had very angry upper back muscles, particularly on the left side. Before my chiro visit, I was having tinglies from fingertips up (thumb, index and ring, for those wondering) when sitting in certain positions. That has mostly gone away, but I could certainly feel the tightness and tingle on the trainer today. I'm guessing that beer and massages would be the best way to address the problem.
Palm and back of the hand, or just palm? And did it stop at the wrist or continue up? Any pain, or just tingling?
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No It takes weeks and during the seasons you may have to ask multiple people if you don't want to wait a month. Routine engine work is one of the few boat things I have the skills to do.
I was watching this thing on reenactors doing Columbus' voyage. It said the crews had to be trained how to operate the ships.

How long would it take you to get up to speed on sailing one of those rigs?

I guess another way of asking is, how scalable are the basics of sailing? Do square sails make much of a difference in movement?
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Grrrr, the thread is doing it to me again - I can see that at least three more people have posted, but I can't get to page 212... until I make this post, I'm assuming.

edit - and there it is.
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Old 02-12-20, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Palm and back of the hand, or just palm? And did it stop at the wrist or continue up? Any pain, or just tingling?
Hmmm - haven't paid attention to whether or not the back side of the hand was tingly, too. No pain, though - just tingling. And it continues past the wrist - it used to feel like a taut string from upper back to fingers, though that has diminished. I didn't realize how tense those muscles were until the chiro started working on them.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Grrrr, the thread is doing it to me again - I can see that at least three more people have posted, but I can't get to page 212... until I make this post, I'm assuming.

edit - and there it is.
I have had that happen to me in other threads, but not for a while. Very frustrating.
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Old 02-12-20, 02:09 PM
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Looking at the bright side, it's possible the coronavirus might kill all humans except for those of us protected by mouse chromosomes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I was watching this thing on reenactors doing Columbus' voyage. It said the crews had to be trained how to operate the ships.

How long would it take you to get up to speed on sailing one of those rigs?

I guess another way of asking is, how scalable are the basics of sailing? Do square sails make much of a difference in movement?
Modern rigs (and hull shapes) are incomparably easier to manage, far more powerful, and go upwind efficiently. The physics is the same, but the difference is much more than a matter of scale. It took huge skill and manpower to make those old ****boxes go anywhere.
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Hmmm - haven't paid attention to whether or not the back side of the hand was tingly, too. No pain, though - just tingling. And it continues past the wrist - it used to feel like a taut string from upper back to fingers, though that has diminished. I didn't realize how tense those muscles were until the chiro started working on them.
No pain is a fairly good sign of nerve rather than root involvement, a good thing! Observe a little bit and let me know, if you're concerned.
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On a whim I picked up some blue cheese mustard from TJ's. Interested to find out if I made a mistake.
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Old 02-12-20, 02:39 PM
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On a whim I picked up some blue cheese mustard from TJ's. Interested to find out if I made a mistake.
Most often TJ is good choice.
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On a whim I picked up some blue cheese mustard from TJ's. Interested to find out if I made a mistake.
that just sounds like a bad idea.
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Old 02-12-20, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
On a whim I picked up some blue cheese mustard from TJ's. Interested to find out if I made a mistake.
Blue cheese is never a good idea ATMO.
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I like bleu cheese. I like mustard. Together, though, it sounds like... Eesh.
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Most often TJ is good choice.
That's the theory behind the business: Stock a relatively limited number of products, but make them good quality. The belief is that you shouldn't need a choice of 7 different brands of Dijon mustard or 20 different types of soup to have a quality shopping experience. They recently opened a new place on Arch Street, not that far from my office and close to the Reading Terminal. I can go at lunch. The other one in town is not on my route home and not in a direction I would go during lunch. it also gets insanely crowded, especially before a snow storm. One year I went a day before an impeding storm and there was a long line just to get into the damn store. No thanks.
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So I'm out at the garden center with the wife and kids and I just saw the most hilariously inappropriate Virgin Mary-esque garden statue ever.
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That's the theory behind the business: Stock a relatively limited number of products, but make them good quality. The belief is that you shouldn't need a choice of 7 different brands of Dijon mustard or 20 different types of soup to have a quality shopping experience. They recently opened a new place on Arch Street, not that far from my office and close to the Reading Terminal. I can go at lunch. The other one in town is not on my route home and not in a direction I would go during lunch. it also gets insanely crowded, especially before a snow storm. One year I went a day before an impeding storm and there was a long line just to get into the damn store. No thanks.
Seems to work quite well for them. Customers and employees are generally happy. There is a TJ 10 minutes away from us in Devon (just south of Valley Forge) and on the weekends its packed with main line yuppies.
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So I'm out at the garden center with the wife and kids and I just saw the most hilariously inappropriate Virgin Mary-esque garden statue ever.
Got a pic or is it NSFW??
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Mrs datlas and I had a lunch date at a relatively new Lebanese restaurant. It was quite good.

I noticed this place and the sushi place we went to in Philly have a surcharge for credit card/discount for cash.

Is that the new normal??
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There is a TJ 10 minutes away from us in Devon (just south of Valley Forge) and on the weekends its packed with main line yuppies.
I have stopped there during rides. The one is Ardmore is insane on the weekends.
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Got a pic or is it NSFW??
I'd rather not post directly. IMO it doesn't take much imagination.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0285b1a5_k.jpg
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Were driving to Florida and have been in rain the last 4 hours, currently in Kentucky. Its been awhile since Ive seen this much flooding. The Ohio River flooding was pretty impressive.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Mrs datlas and I had a lunch date at a relatively new Lebanese restaurant. It was quite good.

I noticed this place and the sushi place we went to in Philly have a surcharge for credit card/discount for cash.

Is that the new normal??
Some places in NYC used to do that, but it was (is?) against the CC vendor agreement.
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See? Always an upside, you just have to search for it sometimes. I don't think I have much mouse action going on here, and I'm pretty sure you can make a 56 work... So, I have some bikes you can have should I succumb. I have to assume you'll be making your way to Boulder with the rest of the survivors, so once you get here, it's easily riding distance. The battery thing with the Di2 may be an issue, but I'll make sure they're all charged.
Thanks. Is there a bunker there? Otherwise, it seems like a cold place to escape to. I've been told that heat kills the virus.
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indyfabz (or other train aficionados): whilst watching a train pass yesterday I got to noticing all the companies whose rail cars were included (NS, UP, CN, etc.). How does this work? Are the cars leased back and forth? Does someone keep track of each one?
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