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rjones28 04-11-20 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21413542)

Jealous

WhyFi 04-11-20 08:33 PM

I had the "opportunity" to fix a washing machine at my in-law's house in Jan and now it looks like I get to fix a dryer at home. :notamused:

It's running but not getting hot. Likely a burnt out heating element, but will take a voltage meter to it some time tomorrow.

Velo Vol 04-11-20 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21413536)
Mowed one of the front lawns

How many are there?

Heathpack 04-11-20 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21413219)
Went for a 4 hour ride and met Heathpack for the first time. I dropped my chain and she passed by. I had seen her once before and wasn't sure if it was her so I caught up to her and I recognized the bike from a picture she had posted on this thread. She was surprised and I didn't want to make a nuisance of myself so I took off.

Happy surprise.

LesterOfPuppets 04-11-20 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21413572)
How many are there?

Two. One east of the driveway and one west of it.

Heathpack 04-11-20 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21412516)
I want to ride, too. Nice day, first dry day in a while. Now to decide where/what to ride.

You should ride out to Acton.

Heathpack 04-11-20 09:05 PM

Tomorrow: again maybe gonna rain. I’m going to ride anyway.

Easter dinner shall be: glazed baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green veg of some sort, buttermilk biscuits. And carrot cake for dessert.

big john 04-11-20 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21413593)
You should ride out to Acton.

Good idea.:) It was actually pretty nice, not too much wind. I would have hung around to talk more but I didn't want to be a pest since I figured you prefer to ride alone.

Heathpack 04-11-20 09:24 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21413616)
Good idea.:) It was actually pretty nice, not too much wind. I would have hung around to talk more but I didn't want to be a pest since I figured you prefer to ride alone.

Not always, just now. On account of the coronavirus.

Although thereís something to be said for it, just doing your own thing. Just get going when you get going, go out without a plan, turn left instead of right, etc. Iím kind of enjoying it.

big john 04-11-20 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21413625)
Not always, just now. On account of the coronavirus.

Although thereís something to be said for it, just doing your own thing. Just get going when you get going, go out without a plan, turn left instead of right, etc. Iím kind of enjoying it.

Solo riding is ok, but I miss my group rides. I was doing 4 group rides per week when the shutdown happened. !000 group rides in the last ten years.

Velo Vol 04-11-20 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21413582)
Two. One east of the driveway and one west of it.

If it's all your lot it's one lawn. If you mow your front and your neighbor's front it's two front lawns.

sfrider 04-11-20 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21413600)
Tomorrow: again maybe gonna rain. Iím going to ride anyway.

Easter dinner shall be: glazed baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green veg of some sort, buttermilk biscuits. And carrot cake for dessert.

To honor my Lutheran heritage we shall indulge on easter morning, with a soft boiled egg. Each!

Pirkaus 04-12-20 03:03 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21413566)
I had the "opportunity" to fix a washing machine at my in-law's house in Jan and now it looks like I get to fix a dryer at home. :notamused:

It's running but not getting hot. Likely a burnt out heating element, but will take a voltage meter to it some time tomorrow.

Check the high temperature switch, the is what **** the bed on our dryer this summer. Takes longer to get to than to change. :D

datlas 04-12-20 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21413535)
The industry has changed, some, but once upon a time if you were vegetarian and going out for cheap fast food, the Bell was one of the better options.

I do recall when they released the 7 layer burrito it was a big deal for me. That said, I have had Taco Bell exactly once in the past decade because Chipotle.

datlas 04-12-20 03:31 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21413633)
Solo riding is ok, but I miss my group rides. I was doing 4 group rides per week when the shutdown happened. !000 group rides in the last ten years.

Same here except 3 group rides per week. Would like more but work gets in the way.

indyfabz 04-12-20 04:41 AM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21413600)

Easter dinner shall be: glazed baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green veg of some sort, buttermilk biscuits. And carrot cake for dessert.

I will be having pork chops in balsamic cherry sauce and sautťed spinach with ground sumac and garlic.

kissTheApex 04-12-20 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21413536)
Updates:

Dropped a bottle of mineral water and it exploded.
Got cut by shrapnel, only 1/8" deep so butterfly bandage , gauze and duct tape should take care of that. Been elevating and watching movies since.

Ouch.

Bah Humbug 04-12-20 06:16 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21413528)

Way too shallow.

rjones28 04-12-20 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21413536)
Updates:

Mowed one of the front lawns
cleaned out a sprinkler head on the back lawn.
​Watered the lawns
Dropped a bottle of mineral water and it exploded.
Got cut by shrapnel, only 1/8" deep so butterfly bandage , gauze and duct tape should take care of that. Been elevating and watching movies since.

No ride?

rjones28 04-12-20 06:40 AM

RIP, Sir Stirling.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...2ViqYIL5y.html

BillyD 04-12-20 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21413553)
Jealous

Ditto.

BillyD 04-12-20 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21413582)
Two. One east of the driveway and one west of it.

... and thatís just the north 40, right?

LAJ 04-12-20 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21413893)

Sad.

Velo Vol 04-12-20 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21413600)
Tomorrow: again maybe gonna rain. I’m going to ride anyway.

It's raining.

I shall not be riding.


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datlas 04-12-20 07:40 AM

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.

I have two items to share/comment on this morning. One is COVID19 related and the other is cycling-related (fake miles but still cycling).

One of my partners (who works in a different office from mine) developed CLASSIC covid19 symptoms. Fevers 101-102. Achey all over. Swollen joints. Said his head felt like a bad hangover. Since he is a physician and has access to the hospital, he was able to get the rapid COVID19 test done at our hospital's microbiology lab. This is a 45 minute turn-around-time test which I am told is a PCR like the usual tests, but it's only for inpatients and hospital staff. They only have a limited number of kits or reagents or whatever.

The rapid test was NEGATIVE. Of course he is a sharp physician who knows that clinical judgement is more important sometimes than a test, so he has been isolating himself at home. He is slowly getting better.

His send-out swab came back positive, of course. It makes me wonder how reliable all these fancy tests will be. I know this is NOT data but an n of 1. Still, food for thought.

Next topic:

I wanted to do a recovery to Zone 2 ride today, so I signed up for a fake group ride on Zwift. Those who know Zwift and have done non-race group rides know that there is a feature called the "fence" and the fence is leader-set several seconds ahead of the leader. If any riders go past the fence, a warning pops up and if you don't drop back within 60 seconds, you are kicked off the group ride. I LOVE it! It's a great way to keep wanna-be racers off the ride an allows the pace to be what the leader wants.

Sadly, just as we started to deal with COVID and are riding indoors more, the fence feature has been down. It has not been working for about a month. Today's ride ended up being a ****-show with half the riders going off the front and never seen again. Sad!

I find it hard to believe that with all the resources and $$$$ Zwift is getting, they can't fix this feature which worked great the previous several months.

Velo Vol 04-12-20 07:47 AM

No surprise, but a century ride I held out some hope of attempting was moved from June to "late August or early September."

More time to get in shape; we'll see if the joints cooperate.

WhyFi 04-12-20 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21413939)
The rapid test was NEGATIVE.

His send-out swab came back positive, of course.

Well, that's encouraging. :rolleyes:

datlas 04-12-20 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21413953)
Well, that's encouraging. :rolleyes:

I am going to get on my high horse. JUST for a minute.

One of the reasons why I am close to walking away from medicine is the vast majority of patients want/need/like TESTS. They do NOT trust the doctor's judgment. It's incredibly frustrating for me, but this is my age showing.

Classic example:

A newly turned 50 year old male comes in to see me. Says he wants to get his heart "checked" including an EKG and a stress test, since he has friends that have had heart attacks and stents etc. I ask him about any symptoms? No, doc, I just ran a 10K and did really well. His heart and lung exam are fine. His BP is normal, he is a nonsmoker and cholesterol numbers are not ideal but acceptable.

He does NOT need a stress test. OR an EKG even. However, if I tell him this, he will be very angry. Even if I explain that tests like these will NOT predict who will have a heart attack in the future. He KNOWS he needs to get this done.

His identical twin brother goes to a NP, not a doctor. Asks for the same thing, of course the noctor says "yes" because nurses care more than doctors. Guy goes to cardiologist, gets EKG, heart monitor test, echocardiogram, and nuclear treadmill test. Oh, and to be safe a check on his carotid arteries. The whole pricetag for this workup is about $8,000, but it's covered by insurance. Everything looks ok.

The twin is very happy and satisfied that he got a 100% clear bill of health from the cardiologist. He thinks his brother needs to stop seeing me and see his NP instead.

Everyone is happy. The cardiologist made a lot of $$$, the patient was reassured, and the NP saw the patient in 5 minutes, while I spent 30 minutes trying to explain to the patient why he does not need all the testing etc.

This is part (only part) of why our healthcare system is really good and a terrible rip-off when it comes to value.

/end rant

big john 04-12-20 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21413797)
Same here except 3 group rides per week. Would like more but work gets in the way.

Stupid work. In about a week it will be one year since I retired which is how I was able to start doing group rides during the week. The last 2+ years at the job I was so exhausted all of the time I didn't ride after work at all and Saturday I would start the group ride so tired I started getting dropped earlier and more often than ever.

Not going to work is the greatest thing ever.

big john 04-12-20 08:23 AM

"Noctor" love it.


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