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Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Feels good to finish a job, but next thing I know...

Feels good to finish a job, but next thing I know I'm looking for something else to break.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Ever heard a MoAlpha buoy moaning out in the fog?...

Ever heard a MoAlpha buoy moaning out in the fog? I'd rather listen to something else.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers...

Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Sorry. That’s so hard. My dad had vascular...

Sorry. That’s so hard.

My dad had vascular dementia, plus a series of largish, but “silent” strokes and ended up losing his autobiographical memory while he was still clear enough to know he...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Aww, sad. Worse for his family than for him,...

Aww, sad. Worse for his family than for him, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 02:39 PM
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Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I'm also pretty stupid. We had a major bromance...

I'm also pretty stupid. We had a major bromance back in the 90s. LSS said she sensed that he didn't like her from the git and never trusted him at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Unless you've got a mendelian issue (and maybe...

Unless you've got a mendelian issue (and maybe even then to some extent), exercise and blood pressure and glucose control are pretty good at holding off brain rot.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I keep telling my doc to titrate the pills so I...

I keep telling my doc to titrate the pills so I don’t outlive my spouse, my money, or my joints.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I don't remember. There were some 9-year olds...

I don't remember. There were some 9-year olds with a gun who got my money because I figured it would really hurt to find out it fired more than caps.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

There's usually some degree of screening to...

There's usually some degree of screening to prevent that and overt commercial influence. The latter is mandated by the outfits who grant continuing education credits.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

During my fellowship, my best buddy published a...

During my fellowship, my best buddy published a string of very high profile stuff, including a paper in Science, some of which I was on and most of which was at least partially fake. A smart journal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

This is all correct. However, conferences often...

This is all correct. However, conferences often review poster and short talk submissions for quality and often publish them in special issues of otherwise peer-reviewed publications where they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Sounds like good genes, the right environment,...

Sounds like good genes, the right environment, and conservative medical care. All good things.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

High 30s betw Walnut and Chestnut No,...

High 30s betw Walnut and Chestnut


No, during grad school at Penn. Not a happy time.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Looks bad. I had one of those turret rooms off...

Looks bad. I had one of those turret rooms off my apt. when I lived in W. Phila.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Staph aureus enterotoxin is heat stable, but...

Staph aureus enterotoxin is heat stable, but refrigeration prevents it. Botulinum toxin, on the other hand, which is the big danger in canned goods, is easily destroyed by heating.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

3 after a good night’s sleep here.

3 after a good night’s sleep here.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I make sweet potatoes often, cut into sticks,...

I make sweet potatoes often, cut into sticks, oiled and seasoned with chili powder, and convection roasted to crispitude. Best with ketchup spiked with habanero hot sauce.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

…and sex. We were getting so much we were too...

…and sex. We were getting so much we were too tired to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

We get offers, but LSS needs the exercise.

We get offers, but LSS needs the exercise.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, they'll come out to the car too. At our...

Yeah, they'll come out to the car too. At our local Army commissary they're mainly ancient vets. At the Navy commissary in Annapolis they're the kids of service members. I'm a big tipper either...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

At military commissaries there are baggers who...

At military commissaries there are baggers who work for tips and a bank line, so you don't usually get to pick your lane. When I can pick, I go for the best bagger.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Money. We were about the lowest paid house staff...

Money. We were about the lowest paid house staff in the country, working in an expensive city. I remember how happy I was when my pay went up to 29k.

These days I have a boss, but I get to decide...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

It is? Even employees? I was in a very...

It is? Even employees? I was in a very adversarial House Officers’ Association when I was a res and we nearly went on strike once.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Oy!

Oy!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

So not worth it. I think I have well over 4...

So not worth it. I think I have well over 4 million unspent points.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Not to mention the unwearable pattern and the...

Not to mention the unwearable pattern and the “just wrong on so many levels” pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I totally understand that. LSS has 45-profile...

I totally understand that. LSS has 45-profile tires on her car, but she’s pretty good at parking by back-up camera and has only garfed up one wheel in the five years she’s owned it.
11-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,013
Posted By MoAlpha

Spent a couple of weeks visiting a German...

Spent a couple of weeks visiting a German hospital which was so big that the transport service rode bikes indoors. They were heavy work bikes in the purest clinical white.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Almost the same thing, but slower.

Almost the same thing, but slower.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks for that visual. Love the idea, but not...

Thanks for that visual. Love the idea, but not safe for offshore sailing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I'll put spacers in my earlobes first, buddy boy,...

I'll put spacers in my earlobes first, buddy boy, although I might encourage LSS to replace her aging desktop Mac.:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, genejockey , Zwift is better on a computer,...

Hey, genejockey , Zwift is better on a computer, as you said. Marginally, but enough to be worth carrying the laptop to the basement.
11-29-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,570
Posted By MoAlpha

Neuromuscular efficiency is a function of muscle...

Neuromuscular efficiency is a function of muscle contraction force and velocity (cadence), each of which have their own optima in every rider and which trade off over their ranges. Yes, you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Paternal grandparents never owned a car as far as...

Paternal grandparents never owned a car as far as I know, although he may have been able to drive. Maternal set had cars and may have known how to drive them, but had people to do that for them.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

College football is even worse.

College football is even worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I can’t sell my bike because it’s my commute and...

I can’t sell my bike because it’s my commute and weekday workout ride, but I might move the road tires to the better wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I know what you mean. My main issue is lack...

I know what you mean.

My main issue is lack of raw horsepower on that high-attrition surface. I have only ridden with these guys on a flat tow path where my weight doesn’t count, and might do...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

If I weren't such an abject weakling, I'd go...

If I weren't such an abject weakling, I'd go graveling.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

My homies are driving to gravel this a.m. Me ‘n...

My homies are driving to gravel this a.m. Me ‘n another guy is waiting for warmth and will venture forth on the pavement at 1200.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

As long as it’s all DC he should be okay.

As long as it’s all DC he should be okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

There are no words to describe my lack of desire...

There are no words to describe my lack of desire to ride a bike outdoors today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

So true. I have my poor family terrorized. ...

So true. I have my poor family terrorized. Everyone expects obsessive, arbitrary, and dictatorial policies and procedures on a boat, not so much in your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Never knew those were edible.

Never knew those were edible.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

And here I was, about to propose!

And here I was, about to propose!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Why is a clean kitchen such an alien concept to...

Why is a clean kitchen such an alien concept to so many people?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

I sympathize. Only daughter moved overseas right...

I sympathize. Only daughter moved overseas right after college in 2013 and returned this summer… to Seattle. :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 106,148
Posted By MoAlpha

Monster front with gale warnings = fake miles.

Monster front with gale warnings = fake miles.
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