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07-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for...

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for men, our life expectancy is much longer if we have a spouse or friends with whom we have frequent interaction. I've always chalked that up to...
07-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By Biker395

Wait a minute ... you have hair?

Wait a minute ... you have hair?
07-22-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By Biker395

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in...

I've had meniscal snips in both knees, and in 2018 had a skiing accident that caused a tibial platform compression fracture. I needed surgery for that too, but recovered quickly ... 3 months or so...
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Biker395

I don't think they are currently the standard of...

I don't think they are currently the standard of care. But I think they should be ... enough so, that I (like you) are willing to pay for it out of pocket. IMHO, highly recommended for people our...
07-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Biker395

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a...

No, but not expensive. You can get one using a Groupon. A heart scan is only about $150:

https://www.groupon.com/deals/cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-1

The place where they do it is also a cardiac...
07-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

OMG. I saw this and thought those were...

OMG. I saw this and thought those were mosquitoes. Aieeeee.
06-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop ...

Oh! Ridge on the June Lake Loop

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06-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

More riding on the coast ... ...

More riding on the coast ...

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06-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

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View from this morning's ride
06-03-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By Biker395

I remember when I turned 50. I had people in...

I remember when I turned 50. I had people in this group calling me "youngster" and I thought they were joking. As 50 is a loooong time in my rear view mirror, I know now that they were not joking....
06-01-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Biker395

Now you have me wondering if that is the right...

Now you have me wondering if that is the right picture or not. Initially, all they had was the low wall of boulders you see there, but cars easily punched through that. Later, they installed those...
05-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,894
Posted By Biker395

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends...

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends not only on the cut, but the manufacturer, and even the country where it is likely going to be sold.

I bought a size L jersey in Slovenia and it...
05-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Biker395

Yea, there was no one in the car or in the...

Yea, there was no one in the car or in the vicinity, so they were assumed to have self-rescued and are OK. The LEOs were just checking to see if the car was reported stolen.

If you don't have a...
05-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Biker395

A Day in the Mountains

Health related issues have kept my cycling to a minimum as of late, but I managed to get out there yesterday. Besides being a generally beautiful day, it was also noteworthy for something else ......
05-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Biker395

Dealing with aging parents can be really sucky. ...

Dealing with aging parents can be really sucky. We just moved my Mom into an assisted facility, and although she didn't want to go, it was necessary. It just wasn't safe for her living by herself,...
04-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,257
Posted By Biker395

Years ago, a buddy opined that I would really...

Years ago, a buddy opined that I would really enjoy surfing a lot more if I was a little high while doing it. It seemed harmless enough, so I gave it a try.

The place was "C Street" ... a point...
03-19-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,756
Posted By Biker395

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize...

Life is and always has been risky. Minimize unnecessary risks and live it to the fullest while you can.
03-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

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02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,030
Posted By Biker395

Stay off arterials. Use a mirror and have an...

Stay off arterials.
Use a mirror and have an escape route.
Do not pass anyone or anything on the right (left for you Brits et al)
Don't run stop signs.
Give pedestrians a wide birth and expect...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre...

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre stuff Iíve never seen before. Turns out it was Muskís Starlight satellite constellation.

...
02-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ... ...

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ...

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02-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,929
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed...

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed system, and am completely happy with it. I am not feeling the siren call of disc brakes or eshifting.

But it sounds as if both are attractive and...
02-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

View from the trail ... ...

View from the trail ...
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02-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Riding near Santa Barbara ...

Riding near Santa Barbara

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01-29-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,769
Posted By Biker395

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to...

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to go down to 3 days a week. We share overhead expenses equally, so if I'm working 3 days a week, we have to come to another arrangement. Maybe pay 3/5...
01-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,769
Posted By Biker395

Sooo conflicted over retirement. We can...

Sooo conflicted over retirement.

We can afford it now. But what would I do with myself ... especially in the middle of a pandemic? I've been working since I was 12 years old, even through two...
01-25-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By Biker395

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely...

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely possible to do your first DC at over 60. How doable?

It depends on the DC. Some are quite a challenge ... lots of climbing and an aggressive time...
01-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,823
Posted By Biker395

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her...

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her fiancť, the other. Good excuse for N+1. :thumb:
01-25-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,666
Posted By Biker395

:lol: I'm only laughing because I am not far...

:lol:

I'm only laughing because I am not far behind you. I get it!
01-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel...

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel Mountains. It isn't often you can ride at near 8000 feet without snow and with only a windbreaker ... so we took advantage.

...
01-17-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,628
Posted By Biker395

Howdy, Liberty. :thumb:

Howdy, Liberty. :thumb:
01-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,368
Posted By Biker395

^ lol I live in SoCal, and we don't get much...

^ lol

I live in SoCal, and we don't get much snow. But in more snowy years, I find myself having to shovel my car out of 3+ feet of snow up in the Sierra.

Yea, I see why people have heart...
01-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By Biker395

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time...

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time to respond. So even if I had the reflexes of a cat (and I surely don't), I'm not so sure a crash strategy would have helped.

BTW: There is...
01-11-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Beautiful warm day yesterday. ...

Beautiful warm day yesterday.

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01-11-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

Yes! No more COVID-related closures, and...

Yes!

No more COVID-related closures, and Iím now feeling good enough, so Iím going for it. Doing a couple of days a week first, then Iíll bump it up more. :thumb:
01-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

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01-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,171
Posted By Biker395

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel...

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel much older.
01-08-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By Biker395

You are using paraphrases to put words in my...

You are using paraphrases to put words in my mouth. I didn't say that people who are "concerned" are the most dangerous virus. I said that people who promulgate misinformation are. There is a...
01-07-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Biker395

Or, maybe the virus does what viruses do (and...

Or, maybe the virus does what viruses do (and what people have been saying all along that they might do ... and what flu viruses do as well) and has, in fact, mutated?

No ... so much easier to...
01-04-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By Biker395

I guess there are Chinese as gullible as some...

I guess there are Chinese as gullible as some Americans. Peachy.
01-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,387
Posted By Biker395

What do you miss from the before times? ...

What do you miss from the before times?

Personal contact with the public. Going out to dinner. Travel.

What's better now?

1. More folks can work from home.
2. Iím walking more in the...
12-30-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By Biker395

Self-righteous schadenfreude.

Self-righteous schadenfreude.
12-30-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,212
Posted By Biker395

Being more cautious, and considering: 1. ...

Being more cautious, and considering:

1. Avoiding riding.
2. Wearing a mask everywhere ... even in situations where it wasn't previously required (because of the more contagious variant now in...
12-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

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12-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,632
Posted By Biker395

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12-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,250
Posted By Biker395

Iím walking a lot more nowadays. Itís a nice...

Iím walking a lot more nowadays. Itís a nice change of pace.
...
12-18-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By Biker395

I posted that as an example that they are in fact...

I posted that as an example that they are in fact apparently doing contact tracing, and quite a bit of it. Here is the LA County dashboard:

Contact Tracing Dashboard - LA County Department of...
12-18-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,095
Posted By Biker395

You KNEW that was going to happen! Time for a...

You KNEW that was going to happen! Time for a hot toddy instead of a bike ride.
12-18-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By Biker395

I echo the question. I was really hoping contact...

I echo the question. I was really hoping contact tracing data would be provided to the public so people could see what the biggest risk of infections are. I have been hearing it is private parties,...
12-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,665
Posted By Biker395

There are a lot of factors at play. To be...

There are a lot of factors at play. To be infected, you need to have a certain number (no one knows how many) of virons that you inhale or otherwise consume in a vulnerable area over a period of...
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