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indyfabz 12-09-21 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22334459)
Now, I am going to pivot to the nerve block option but I'm not sure they can fit this in before year end. If not it will cost me easily an extra $1,000 since I'm already over my my max out of pocket this year.

Good luck. I managed to get last year's thumb surgery in under the wire. 12/17, IIRC. I had already satisfied my deductible and out of pocket max for the year, so I understand your concern. Post-surgery follow up visits were free for 90 days (not including rays), so the while thing cost me almost nothing. Would have been a lot different if I had had to wait until the beginning of 2021.

indyfabz 12-09-21 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334582)
Delware County is a dangerous place.

FIFY
Darby is in Delaware County, PA. A/K/A Delco.

BillyD 12-09-21 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22334477)
the medical profession hates me. OMG I've become Velo Vol
#I'mScrewed

What could be worse?

genejockey 12-09-21 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22334589)
Good luck. I managed to get last year's thumb surgery in under the wire. 12/17, IIRC. I had already satisfied my deductible and out of pocket max for the year, so I understand your concern. Post-surgery follow up visits were free for 90 days (not including rays), so the while thing cost me almost nothing. Would have been a lot different if I had had to wait until the beginning of 2021.

Mrs. GeneJockey's breast cancer diagnosis 17 years ago came in October, so the surgery was in November and all the radiation and chemo was the following year, so we got to spend full out-of-pocket two years in a row.

(BTW, cancer-free since!)

genejockey 12-09-21 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22334593)
What could be worse?

Don't ask!

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22334591)
FIFY
Darby is in Delaware County, PA. A/K/A Delco.

Any relation to AC Delco?


:)

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 02:29 PM

Pretty non-eventful day at work so far.

I hit the buffet at Whole Foods, having saag paneer, lemon rice, Mexican rice, pinto beans, curry cauliflower, broccoli and carnitas.

A shot of acerola/cordyceps/astragalus; never heard of any of that stuff but the label says it's good for you.

Orange/carrot/beetroot juice to wash it all down.

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 02:31 PM

Looks like I get tomorrow off, then my next day off is Christmas Day. I'll probably be wanting to retire after that stretch.

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 02:33 PM

Ooh, that Omni GLH just rolled by. I see it here quite often, that's pretty rad that it's a daily driver.

ls01 12-09-21 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334160)
Good morning badger1

badger?......BADGER!?......WE DONE NEED NO STINKING BADGER!

datlas 12-09-21 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22334645)
Ooh, that Omni GLH just rolled by. I see it here quite often, that's pretty rad that it's a daily driver.

I heard that GLH stand for "Goes Like Hell," is that true?

edit: Wikipedia says it's true:

​​​​​​The highest-performance Dodge Omni was the 1984-1986 Omni GLH, modified by Carroll Shelby. Following the rejection of "Coyote" by Chrysler, the initials GLH ("Goes Like Hell", the choice of Carroll Shelby) was used instead.

Eric F 12-09-21 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22334649)
badger?......BADGER!?......WE DONE NEED NO STINKING BADGER!

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...nj7us&usqp=CAU

genejockey 12-09-21 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22334651)
I heard that GLH stand for "Goes Like Hell," is that true?

edit: Wikipedia says it's true:

​​​​​​The highest-performance Dodge Omni was the 1984-1986 Omni GLH, modified by Carroll Shelby. Following the rejection of "Coyote" by Chrysler, the initials GLH ("Goes Like Hell", the choice of Carroll Shelby) was used instead.

Well, I mean, after all, they made a lot of money the decade prior selling the Roadrunner, specifically based on the cartoon, where the Coyote always loses, so........

rjones28 12-09-21 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334548)
Why would I go to that?

What then?

rjones28 12-09-21 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334582)
Delware is a dangerous place.

Fail.

datlas 12-09-21 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22334649)
badger?......BADGER!?......WE DONE NEED NO STINKING BADGER!

Have you seen this one?


seedsbelize2 12-09-21 03:08 PM

genejockey Buy the Fulcrums. Don't buy the Lightspeed.

sshakari 12-09-21 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22334537)
I am on the horns of a dilemma. I found rims, spokes, and nipples as well as tension gauge and nipple driver for rebuilding the wheels for the Ritchey. The total is pretty close to a brand new pair of Fulcrum Racing 4's from PBK, which would be lighter, more aerodynamic, and probably better quality than I could build myself. BUT I wouldn't have the experience of building wheels. So, how much is that experience worth?

Buying the Fulcrums doesn't prevent me later buying the stuff to build the wheel, but it would be later.

Then there's another dilemma - Mrs. GeneJockey just spent a chunk of money on that bassoon, which means one of two things - 1) this frees me to spend a similar, but lower amount on myself, or 2) this means I shouldn't spend anything like that on myself, since she's spent so much. There's this Litespeed Ultimate on Ebay, but it would need a complete rebuild that would run about $1500-2000 altogether......

Get the Fulcrums. Wheel building is overrated. I did it 10 years ago and found out that its better to have someone else build them.

Velo Vol 12-09-21 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22334667)
What then?


gnome 12-09-21 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22334537)
I am on the horns of a dilemma. I found rims, spokes, and nipples as well as tension gauge and nipple driver for rebuilding the wheels for the Ritchey. The total is pretty close to a brand new pair of Fulcrum Racing 4's from PBK, which would be lighter, more aerodynamic, and probably better quality than I could build myself. BUT I wouldn't have the experience of building wheels. So, how much is that experience worth?

Buying the Fulcrums doesn't prevent me later buying the stuff to build the wheel, but it would be later.

Then there's another dilemma - Mrs. GeneJockey just spent a chunk of money on that bassoon, which means one of two things - 1) this frees me to spend a similar, but lower amount on myself, or 2) this means I shouldn't spend anything like that on myself, since she's spent so much. There's this Litespeed Ultimate on Ebay, but it would need a complete rebuild that would run about $1500-2000 altogether......

I'd go for Option 1. and the Lightspeed.

ls01 12-09-21 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22334385)
There's no smell to vaping, is there? Believe me, I don't know and I don't associate with those idiots, er, young folks.

yes, there's a smell, all those products are "flavored" and laced with nicotine. Idiots is correct.

genejockey 12-09-21 03:23 PM

3 votes for buying the Fulcrums, and no naysayers. I suspect if I asked on the C&V forum the answer would be different..... BUT despite its age, the Ritchey is not a C&V bike.

genejockey 12-09-21 03:23 PM

Big john must be riding. He hasn't made fun of me talking about buying YET ANOTHER bike.......

ls01 12-09-21 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22334467)
Agree try nerve block. The discogram is most likely an obsolete type of test, I have never seen it done in over 20 years of practice.

older than that. Disco died in the late 70's

genejockey 12-09-21 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22334706)
older than that. Disco died in the late 70's

Meanwhile, the women who danced to it as sexy young things are now old enough to be - and many are - somebody's Gram-ma.


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