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genejockey 04-18-22 11:24 AM

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bampilot06 04-18-22 11:24 AM

I went from having extremely high blood pressure to now normal/ low blood pressure. Was on medication now I am not.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476174)
It depends what you're collecting.

Mostly, though.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476158)
Cripes, and here I've been posting pics of my collection for free! From now on, if you want to see my bikes, it's $40 a head!

I need to figure out how to make NFTs out of jpgs. I hear they're all the rage these days.

indyfabz 04-18-22 11:28 AM

A vaccinated woman in my department has a breakthrough infection. She flew out to SFO and was there much of last week.

Jack Tone 04-18-22 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476163)
It's funny - I was starting to experience age-appropriate BPH symptoms, but then my PCP put me on HCTZ for hypertension, and since then I have had no such issues.

I wish I'd gone to your doctor. Had laser prostate removal last Oct. Symptoms barely better. Had second (gruesome) procedure done a month ago. Symptoms even worse. Not a super fun retirement yet.

Mojo31 04-18-22 11:35 AM

Man, you guys are all old. Sheesh!

datlas 04-18-22 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22476201)
Man, you guys are all old. Sheesh!

Oh yeah?

GET OFF MY LAWN!

:50:

datlas 04-18-22 11:38 AM

When my patients complain of BPH symptoms and having to get up to pee at night, I tell them that instead of flomax, they should minimize fluid intake the 2 hours before bedtime. That usually works.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22476185)
A vaccinated woman in my department has a breakthrough infection. She flew out to SFO and was there much of last week.

Yep, that happens. One of my coworkers had a breakthrough infection as well. Hit her about like the flu.

Welcome to the next stage of the pandemic, where everyone eventually gets it, and we seem to accept 500 people dying a day as the new normal.

bampilot06 04-18-22 11:41 AM




pretty entertaining. I doubt I could make it up the hill.

genejockey 04-18-22 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22476216)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-V-251n9MwU



pretty entertaining. I doubt I could make it up the hill.

I liked when he was trying to figure out how to even get started.

indyfabz 04-18-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476223)
I liked when he was trying to figure out how to even get started.

When he hits the fence.

LesterOfPuppets 04-18-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476158)
Cripes, and here I've been posting pics of my collection for free! From now on, if you want to see my bikes, it's $40 a head!

I charge extra for sniffing the saddles. $10 per, $20 for Brooks or Ideale sniffs.

genejockey 04-18-22 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22476307)
I charge extra for sniffing the saddles. $10 per, $20 for Brooks or Ideale sniffs.

You'd have to look in somebody else's collection for those. I know the C&V folks love them, but I tend to think that "It takes a while to break them in" means the rider is adapting to the saddle, not the other way 'round.

genejockey 04-18-22 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22476306)
When he hits the fence.

The problem I have with the video is that mostly it doesn't look all that steep. I mean, I don't doubt it's close to "you need stairs to climb it" steepness, but when he's trying to get started, something about the video doesn't make clear he's trying to start on a 20% grade.

Velo Vol 04-18-22 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22476216)

Who's going to ride a horse on a 25%+ hill?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...208bd407e1.png

datlas 04-18-22 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22476216)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-V-251n9MwU



pretty entertaining. I doubt I could make it up the hill.

No thanks. I do love me some good hills, but I am perfectly happy with 8-10%, even for miles and miles. I don't even mind shorter pitches of 15% but more than that is too steep.

Mojo31 04-18-22 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22476376)
Who's going to ride a horse on a 25%+ hill?

More likely a horse than a bike.

A goat would be best.

BillyD 04-18-22 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476155)
BTW, his valuation of $250,000 would mean an average value of $2500 each.

How dare you, that's his conservative estimate. :notamused:

BillyD 04-18-22 02:07 PM

My house has a 25% driveway. I don't even think about riding it, even on a nice day. :lol:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c10880748.jpeg

Bah Humbug 04-18-22 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22476215)
Yep, that happens. One of my coworkers had a breakthrough infection as well. Hit her about like the flu.

Welcome to the next stage of the pandemic, where everyone eventually gets it, and we seem to accept 500 people dying a day as the new normal.

Functionally, it just IS the new normal now.

genejockey 04-18-22 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22476393)
How dare you, that's his conservative estimate. :notamused:

Yuh.

I suspect a lot of the estimate is serious WAG, and another part is the highest Buy It Now price on Ebay for every single part on every bike. For example, if I look on Ebay right now for Shimano Sante components, I can find a whole groupset with a BIN price of $1260. I can find a Schwinn Circuit frame set for $400. A Cinelli Giro d'Italia bar for $120. A Cinelli 1a stem for $120. A San Marco Rolls saddle for $120. A SR seatpost for $55. Wolber Profil rims at $130 a pop.

That's $2335 for the 1989 Schwinn Circuit I bought for $450 - and at that, I overpaid a bit.

datlas 04-18-22 02:23 PM

The posting about the worst climb made me look at the pitch of another climb I like, County Park. It's listed as 0.4 miles at 11%, but it has some sections in the middle where I MUST use my bailout gear and I MUST stand up. Strava says those little *****es are 17-18%. That's plenty steep IMO.

​​​​​​https://www.strava.com/segments/4266154

genejockey 04-18-22 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22476435)
The posting about the worst climb made me look at the pitch of another climb I like, County Park. It's listed as 0.4 miles at 11%, but it has some sections in the middle where I MUST use my bailout gear and I MUST stand up. Strava says those little *****es are 17-18%. That's plenty steep IMO.

​​​​​​https://www.strava.com/segments/4266154

Someone laboriously measured the gradient on Old LaHonda, and found that at least one spot is 20% - the inside of a righthand switchback. All of us locals know that spot. It's where no matter how low your gears are, you're out of the saddle, grunt, grunt, grunting your way around it, hoping your HR doesn't go TOO high before you reach the telephone pole that marks the return to 'only' 10%.


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