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seedsbelize 08-01-21 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22166544)
Only hit 97* for our ride, but not complaining.

79 here. That could be part of the problem.

datlas 08-01-21 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22166710)
Recovery week for me and no one else wants any of the podia? Ok, I guess I'll just take the hat trick. Or the triple crown; I'm feeling fancy.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a313087eb5.jpg

:bday:

Trsnrtr 08-01-21 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22166696)
A very short ride today, during which I felt it in both knees. I came home and packed the bike up. So be it. Tough getting old.

Being of similar vintage, Iím in a slump at the moment which I brought upon myself by riding too many miles/week with younger guys and in the heat. Just not 30 years old anymore or 40, 50, or even 65. :(

Man needs to know his limitations.

datlas 08-01-21 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22166756)
Being of similar vintage, Iím in a slump at the moment which I brought upon myself by riding too many miles/week with younger guys and in the heat. Just not 30 years old anymore or 40, 50, or even 65. :(

Man needs to know his limitations.


Bah Humbug 08-01-21 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166637)
I pride myself on not watching TV. However, mrs datlas got a free 1 week trial of Apple TV and we are watching ďTed Lasso,Ē and I must admit itís TV worth watching.

That is indeed very good.

seedsbelize 08-01-21 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22166756)
Being of similar vintage, Iím in a slump at the moment which I brought upon myself by riding too many miles/week with younger guys and in the heat. Just not 30 years old anymore or 40, 50, or even 65. :(

Man needs to know his limitations.

I became 69 two weeks ago.

genejockey 08-01-21 04:17 PM

Having removed the pedals from the Canyon - well, PEDAL, plus the axle stub, I decided to take a different bike. All the other bikes had had a turn recently except the Battaglin, so I pulled it down off its hook, pumped up the tires, and headed out. I had another of those "OH, MY GOD!!! I f***ing LOVE this bike!!!!!!" experiences. It is SO responsive! It just LOVES to pushed hard! Swings like a pendulum when you're out of the saddle, and rewards every watt you put into it with forward motion! There's a little kicker, maybe a quarter of a mile at about 8%, that on other bikes I try to keep it above 10 mph, but today "These go to 11".

The ride is stiff, no question about that. But it also feels planted, for want of a better word. Unlike with the Cannondale, I don't ever get that 'kicked out of the saddle' feeling hitting a bump, and hitting rough pavement in turns doesn't result in hopping sideways. It's also the best combination of twitchy and stable. It goes where I point it, but if I change my mind, it goes there instead, no hesitation. Also one of my most crosswind-stable bikes.

MoAlpha 08-01-21 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22166798)
I became 69 two weeks ago.

Whoa!

I tossed my health insurance card today.

Velo Vol 08-01-21 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166577)
Maybe. That test is so nonspecific I would not draw any major conclusions.

What/who is it useful for? One witch doctor didn't bother with it, but the other two do.

datlas 08-01-21 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22166864)
What/who is it useful for? One witch doctor didn't bother with it, but the other two do.

It’s a measure of inflammatory activity in your body. Lots of conditions big and small can affect it. It could be helpful in the context of symptoms and physical exam findings and possibly other lab results.

datlas 08-01-21 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22166851)
Whoa!

I tossed my health insurance card today.

You got Medicare?!?

Mojo31 08-01-21 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22166851)
Whoa!

I tossed my health insurance card today.

:bday:

MoAlpha 08-01-21 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166877)
You got Medicare?!?

I did. And expensive it is too, but no more PPO concerns.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22166880)
:bday:

Thank you. As you may know, it starts first of the birthday month.

datlas 08-01-21 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22166885)
I did. And expensive it is too, but no more PPO concerns.

Basic Medicare A and B are crazy inexpensive. But there are holes in the coverage. The medigap and/or part D might be more money but still very affordable compared to private insurance.

I pay over $2000/month for crappy insurance with a huge deductible. Now thatís for the whole family but still a rip-off IMO.

Trsnrtr 08-01-21 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 22166798)
I became 69 two weeks ago.

Get off my lawn, you Whippersnapper!

Velo Vol 08-01-21 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166876)
Itís a measure of inflammatory activity in your body. Lots of conditions big and small can affect it. It could be helpful in the context of symptoms and physical exam findings and possibly other lab results.

In other words, there's no condition that would prompt you to say, "I gotta see the SED rate."

MoAlpha 08-01-21 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166887)
Basic Medicare A and B are crazy inexpensive. But there are holes in the coverage. The medigap and/or part D might be more money but still very affordable compared to private insurance.

I pay over $2000/month for crappy insurance with a huge deductible. Now thatís for the whole family but still a rip-off IMO.

Yeah, they seem cheap if youíve been paying market rate. I am a uniformed services retiree and was paying about 500 bucks a year for the Hopkins Tricare plan. I now go into Tricare for Life so Medicare just forwards the balance to Tricare automatically.

datlas 08-01-21 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22166899)
In other words, there's no condition that would prompt you to say, "I gotta see the SED rate."

Itís a minor player in the big picture. But if a patient has undiagnosed chronic arthritis it can help us decide if itís an inflammatory arthritis versus degenerative. So it has some use, but modest.

Velo Vol 08-01-21 05:57 PM

Winter is in the air. :(


DougRNS 08-01-21 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22166916)

It was 90 F here today.:foo:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9db15f65a3.jpg

Mojo31 08-01-21 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166887)
Basic Medicare A and B are crazy inexpensive. But there are holes in the coverage. The medigap and/or part D might be more money but still very affordable compared to private insurance.

I pay over $2000/month for crappy insurance with a huge deductible. Now thatís for the whole family but still a rip-off IMO.

We were in the same boat before my wife became employed by the school district, and we switched to its plans. Our annual premium for the family was roughly $30,000. By the time we covered our deductible, we were spending about $47,000 per year before receiving any material benefit. Agree with you on it being a rip-off.

Velo Vol 08-01-21 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22166910)
Itís a minor player in the big picture. But if a patient has undiagnosed chronic arthritis it can help us decide if itís an inflammatory arthritis versus degenerative. So it has some use, but modest.

Thanks. I have another question, but I will pose it at a future time. You have something to look forward to.

seedsbelize 08-01-21 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22166931)

Mid fifties tonight. I've been sleeping on the porch
Think I'll move inside.

Velo Vol 08-01-21 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22166701)
You have terrible taste in sports.

What are your bottom five track and field events? Steeplechase has to be one of them.

DougRNS 08-01-21 07:30 PM

@BillyD
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