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LesterOfPuppets 12-18-21 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22344034)
Personally, if I were to replace my Crux and Allez with one bike, it would be the Litespeed Watia.

No Moots? According to this video I've been pronouncing Routt incorrectly this whole time...


Mojo31 12-18-21 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22344017)
Ive never been allergic to them before. Apparently sometimes a rash is also the only Covid symptom

I have several allergies - mushrooms, sulphate drugs, seasonal grass, etc. I just donít eat mushrooms. It hasnít been a problem. Have had bad reactions to statins and other cholesterol meds, and there is only one I can take.

I also get a rash on my torso every time I get something viral - cold, flu type illnesses, etc. The good thing is I donít get sick often, and when I do itís rarely bad. A lot of times Iíll get a rash, and my wife will let me know that I donít feel well even though I do.

rjones28 12-18-21 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22344044)
No Moots? According to this video I've been pronouncing Routt incorrectly this whole time...

https://youtu.be/exRgGEvftNg

Almost twice as expensive. For that budget, I'd likely go with this Drifter – No. 22 Bicycle Company (22bicycles.com)

BillyD 12-18-21 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22344066)
Almost twice as expensive. For that budget, I'd likely go with this Drifter Ė No. 22 Bicycle Company (22bicycles.com)

Purdy. :love:

indyfabz 12-18-21 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22343978)
Iím allergic to mushrooms, and they give me hives. My mom and son have the same allergy.

You would have to pass on tonightís rabbit. Has both porcini and portobello Ďshrooms.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22343934)
Allergic reaction but figuring out specific cause is a challenge. If no lip/throat/tongue swelling, stick with Benadryl or Allegra if Benadryl too sedating.

Anything new or unusual in last nightís dinner?

On point. I have been allergic to wheat(not just gluten) for the last few years, at least. Not anymore.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22343966)
And pedals. It also solves some storage issues weíve got in the garage and Iíd really like to have disc rather than rim on my primary bike. I guess I could just get a CaledoniaÖ I wish they sold the non-5 as a frameset

I hate changing pedals. I have a dedicated gravel/snow bike. Grab and go.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 10:52 AM

I ate a tiny breakfast this morning--two spoonfuls of Costco multi-nut butter. And the usual two cups of instant. Satisfied. I continue to not be moving around much. The scuttlebutt is that boosters for seniors in my town are coming next week. I want to be healthy for that.

genejockey 12-18-21 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22343630)
Definitely nice up there. Also around Paso Robles. I went to the Great Western Bicycle Rally a couple times and the roads in those hills were great for riding.

Paso Robles? Doesn't it get ridiculously hot there? I was driving down to Santa Maria to visit a friend and pass Paso Robles, the outside temp was 106 and I gather this isn't that anomalous.

genejockey 12-18-21 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22343640)
If I hit the Lotto (not likely, I don't play) I'll hook you up with a big enough bike room. That's probably what you want more room for anyway.

That would be nice, but mostly I want it so I can have my own space somewhere.

Each of The Boys has his own room, and Mrs. GeneJockey's stuff, like a gas, expands to fill the available space. The Younger Boy and I got her to clear her stuff out of the garage, so I could have my Bike And Pain Cave, and TYB could have his D&D space. After a couple weeks, she decided that big folding table we set up for TYB's D&D parties would be really handy for sorting her stuff. So now her stuff is metastasizing back into the garage and I have to leave my bike on the trainer just to hold the space.

genejockey 12-18-21 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22343763)
I didn't think that was an option for genejockey. I stand corrected.

"It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there."

rjones28 12-18-21 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22344103)
I hate changing pedals. I have a dedicated gravel/snow bike. Grab and go.

Changing pedals is no big deal (I've done a pedal swap in under 30 seconds in the pits at a CX race). But each of my bikes has their own pedals.

BillyD 12-18-21 11:29 AM

Mashed rates their Absolute Best Bourbons of 2021.

I can personally vouch for No. 6 . . . some really good stuff; No. 3 is also one of my favorites.

No. 8 is overrated, and of course so is No. 10.

genejockey 12-18-21 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22344113)
I ate a tiny breakfast this morning--two spoonfuls of Costco multi-nut butter. And the usual two cups of instant. Satisfied. I continue to not be moving around much. The scuttlebutt is that boosters for seniors in my town are coming next week. I want to be healthy for that.

You know, the general recommendation for recovering from a GI bug like you got is not to eat heavy, fatty things, like ice cream bars and nut butter. Think rice, white bread toast, etc.

genejockey 12-18-21 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22344144)
Changing pedals is no big deal (I've done a pedal swap in under 30 seconds in the pits at a CX race). But each of my bikes has their own pedals.

Ever since the pedal stripped the threads out of the brand new Centaur crank my LBS installed*, I'm leery of changing pedals.

*He was very good about it, fixed the crank for free, since I think he knew that either he or the wrench didn't torque that side down, which I read is just about the only reason a pedal would do that to a new crank.

DougRNS 12-18-21 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22344041)
Fixed that for you. Doctors donít get the premiums.

maybe the premiums are high because prescription drugs are expensive and hospital costs are high. It's complicated. The insured are to blame also as they overutilize coverage by going to the Doctor for a cold or other mild ailment and don't always insist on generic Rx. I thought we were going to get it right with the push for consumer driven Healthcare in the late 90's but it didn't take off. My blood thinner is about to cost $500/month unless I change to Coumadin which is a PIA. That isn't a "greedy" doctors fault. We need innovation to find theses new meds but it costs money. Serious money.

In other news I bought these wool socks today.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a549719fd7.jpg

genejockey 12-18-21 12:01 PM

So far, so good after Pfizer #3. Arm feels like somebody punched it, but otherwise nothing. No body aches, pulse is in its usual morning range (surrogate for temperature - it's elevated with fever).

I'd scheduled a shot for the earliest opportunity at our local Rite Aid, but we still needed to get The Boys boosted. So, since they said "Walk-Ins Welcome 2-3 PM", we all trooped off to Rite Aid to get shot. Turned out they only had Moderna, so only The Younger Boy got boosted (yes, I know, I could have mixed and matched. I didn't want to). SO after that, The Older Boy and I headed to the drive-in vaccination site at the local convention center. That was well planned out, let me tell you! An army of people with flags, a smaller number with iPads or some other tablet, and cones lining out everything, even the 15 minute observation period after the shot.

After the shot, The Older Boy and I stopped off at Safeway to pick up some stuff and by the time I got home and put the groceries away, all I wanted was to sleep, so I crashed for about 3 hours, interrupted only by having to answer the door for Mrs. GeneJockey who chose this of all days to go out without her keys.

genejockey 12-18-21 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344173)
maybe the premiums are high because prescription drugs are expensive and hospital costs are high. It's complicated. The insured are to blame also as they overutilize coverage by going to the Doctor for a cold or other mild ailment and don't always insist on generic Rx. I thought we were going to get it right with the push for consumer driven Healthcare in the late 90's but it didn't take off. My blood thinner is about to cost $500/month unless I change to Coumadin which is a PIA. That isn't a "greedy" doctors fault. We need innovation to find theses new meds but it costs money. Serious money.

In other news I bought these wool socks today.

You know what costs money? Advertising prescription drugs on network TV in prime time. Promotion and marketing is a larger expense for most of Pharma than R&D is.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22344163)
You know, the general recommendation for recovering from a GI bug like you got is not to eat heavy, fatty things, like ice cream bars and nut butter. Think rice, white bread toast, etc.

I did not know. Now I do. When I next get hungry I wil keep these points in mind.







It has reached the point wher I must login anew every time I visit the site.

seedsbelize2 12-18-21 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22344173)
maybe the premiums are high because prescription drugs are expensive and hospital costs are high. It's complicated. The insured are to blame also as they overutilize coverage by going to the Doctor for a cold or other mild ailment and don't always insist on generic Rx. I thought we were going to get it right with the push for consumer driven Healthcare in the late 90's but it didn't take off. My blood thinner is about to cost $500/month unless I change to Coumadin which is a PIA. That isn't a "greedy" doctors fault. We need innovation to find theses new meds but it costs money. Serious money.

In other news I bought these wool socks today.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a549719fd7.jpg

You can never go wrong with wool socks. I have been wearing them year round(when I wear socks at all) for 25 years.

genejockey 12-18-21 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22344180)
I did not know. Now I do. When I next get hungry I wil keep these points in mind.







It has reached the point wher I must login anew every time I visit the site.

We found out the hard way when Mrs. GeneJockey was a teacher. She only taught for 2 years before The Older Boy was born and she retired, but in that time we had stomach flu at least 3 times - and I mean 3 times EACH since it generally hit use sequentially.

One of those times it was bad enough to put each of us in the ER, dehydrated. I remember walking into the ER while Mrs. GJ looked for parking (this was in San Francisco), and it was like one of those movies where you're moving at regular speed but everything around you is really cranked up.

LAJ 12-18-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22343974)
Tequila used to do that to me.

I'm lucky. Tequila only made me get ahold of my bail bondsman.

WhyFi 12-18-21 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22343949)
Am I nuts?

No. Do it.

WhyFi 12-18-21 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22343961)
I donít get it. Youíll still be moving stuff between bikes - in the form of two wheels. In my mind, thatís a bigger PITA than moving a saddle bag and computer. Iíd just get a second saddle bag and set of lights. Theyíre not that expensive.

Wheels are an easy swap and not something you'd do that often.

datlas 12-18-21 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22343947)
Attention coffee lovers. I'm thinking about getting a pour over device for when I only want a cup. It could happen today. Already consulted @WhyFi's English guru.

French Press FTW


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