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BillyD 07-11-20 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21581260)
Dumb as she is, am I right in understanding that the temperature taking isn't an effective precaution?

Maybe so but screening is totally necessary to prevent crazy, oblivious or malicious people from contaminating public health facilities. Too many people just don't give a ****.

phrantic09 07-11-20 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21580852)
Wife wanted to have some margaritas on the patio at a local restaurant, but we have kids that need to get to bed and it's a cool, Friday evening after a week-long warm spell, so most places are packed. She did not hesitate to give me the green light to pick up some tequila and Grand Marnier when I suggested that I make some at home, though. :D

Have you had a paloma? We make them with tequila, lime, a little salt in the mix and grapefruit soda. Tastes margarita-like but better in my opinion.

big john 07-11-20 06:50 AM

Going to be 100 today and the people I am meeting are starting at 7:00 so I had to get up at 5:00. I'm programmed for 6:00 and don't tolerate sleep deprivation. Unfortunately my neighbors had a party last night until 2:30 Having a sub-woofer 10 feet from my window makes sleep impossible. I even tried to sleep in the car but the thumping was there, too.
I finally asked them to turn it down at 12:30 and they did, so then it was just low music with laughing and screaming.
I don't know how well I'll ride but I'm looking forward to a nap.

BillyD 07-11-20 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21581313)
90F at 5am. Summer is here.

smfh

LAJ 07-11-20 06:53 AM

Good to hear, Bill!

BillyD 07-11-20 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21581353)
Cool. Take it nice and easy and get back to 100% soon, Billy!

Yup, in fact it's time for a nap. :D

kissTheApex 07-11-20 07:06 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21581346)

Bottom line is I survived; in 2 weeks I can resume all activities, no constraints. However in 6 weeks I'll be back under the knife, this for a left rotator cuff repair (sigh). Getting old ain't easy.

But all in all, I'm happy THIS is done. :bday:

Get well soon Bill!

MoAlpha 07-11-20 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21581384)
Yup, in fact it's time for a nap. :D

The dirty little secret about anesthetics, particularly fast-acting ones, is that they are fat-soluble and redistribute rapidly to body fat where they are inaccessible to detoxification. They then leach slowly back into the bloodstream, keeping us woozy for days or even weeks.

bampilot06 07-11-20 07:18 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f6610e171.jpeg

Bah Humbug you are the best!!! I got in late last night and my wife didnít tell me it was here til after my ride this morning. Hope to test it out tomorrow.
Thanks again!

noodle soup 07-11-20 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21581373)
smfh

It actually cooled off to 89F before the sun came up.:D

Velo Vol 07-11-20 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21581305)
Convective available potential energy at 1600 today.

wut is this? 1600 what?

Velo Vol 07-11-20 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21581368)
Having a sub-woofer 10 feet from my window makes sleep impossible. I even tried to sleep in the car but the thumping was there, too.

Oh boy. You should have been on seedsbelize's sleep acclimation program.

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21581346)
Doc is right, I was recuperating from anesthesia . . . that loopy feeling stays with you awhile.

All went well, the surgery team which includes the prep nurses, anesthesiologist, surgeon and recovery nurses (in that order) were all comforting, affable and professional. It means a lot for these people to make you feel confident and secure before going into a procedure. Even so, my BP pre-surgery was 156 / 77 compared to normal doctor's visits where I'm usually around 115 / 72 or thereabouts. Anxiety is real. lol

Pain is almost non-existent, I've been staying ahead of it really well with the prescribed Percocets every 4 hours.

It was a pretty hi-tech OR, I got a good look at the robot they use but regretted I couldn't take my own photo. Here's a stock photo of the setup.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb09fd3601.png


My robot was a later model, shown here in a famous demonstration peeling a grape.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9e0d430865.png

Bottom line is I survived; in 2 weeks I can resume all activities, no constraints. However in 6 weeks I'll be back under the knife, this for a left rotator cuff repair (sigh). Getting old ain't easy.

But all in all, I'm happy THIS is done. :bday:

:bday:

You'll be back to banning fools in no time. :thumb:

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21581401)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f6610e171.jpeg

Bah Humbug you are the best!!! I got in late last night and my wife didnít tell me it was here til after my ride this morning. Hope to test it out tomorrow.
Thanks again!

:thumb:

Hope it works out for you!

indyfabz 07-11-20 09:50 AM

The plastic Bodum Travel Press coffee maker I ordered from Amazon on 6/22 is finally out for delivery after a long ***** session with them on Thursday.

BillyD 07-11-20 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21581399)
The dirty little secret about anesthetics, particularly fast-acting ones, is that they are fat-soluble and redistribute rapidly to body fat where they are inaccessible to detoxification. They then leach slowly back into the bloodstream, keeping us woozy for days or even weeks.

Wow, I did not know that. Propofol is most commonly used lately.

abshipp 07-11-20 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21580760)
208, 383, 1000? Lordy. They're generous on time, but dang.

96 hours for 1000 miles? Geez.

Isn't the standard 1200km brevet a 90 hour limit? And that's *only* 745 miles.

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21581629)
96 hours for 1000 miles? Geez.

Isn't the standard 1200km brevet a 90 hour limit? And that's *only* 745 miles.

Everything's bigger in Texas! :lol:

My lesson from today's ride is that it's doable for me if the roads are smooth, not so much if it's brutal chipseal.

abshipp 07-11-20 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21581235)
Stupid alarm cat went off at 3:30AM today

Where do they hide the reset button??

My alarm calico waited until 7:30, but used the hairball on the carpet option to wake us up :notamused:

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21581659)
My alarm calico waited until 7:30, but used the hairball on the carpet option to wake us up :notamused:

"Snooze button? Not this morning!"

Trsnrtr 07-11-20 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21581374)
Good to hear, Bill!

Ditto. :thumb:

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 11:19 AM

Went through a little tucked-away rural chunk this morning.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4a3d91dba.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...068a0358a.jpeg

kissTheApex 07-11-20 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21581591)
The plastic Bodum Travel Press coffee maker I ordered from Amazon on 6/22 is finally out for delivery after a long ***** session with them on Thursday.

Yeah, theyíve been terrible on delivery front for quite a while now. (Even before the COVID-19 issues).

Velo Vol 07-11-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21581715)

Based on my tractoring experience, that can't be very comfortable after a few hours in the saddle.

Bah Humbug 07-11-20 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21581817)
Based on my tractoring experience, that can't be very comfortable after a few hours in the saddle.

Just like any other economy seat.


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