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10-09-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By beicster

My doc and I have a great relationship. We tell...

My doc and I have a great relationship. We tell each other jokes and that kind of thing. He said when he saw it, he thought, "Sh*t, I bet he is going to ask me about this and I have no idea what...
09-15-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

great to hear that your status is stable. Also...

great to hear that your status is stable. Also that testosterone and PSA are undetectable. Glad to hear you can still do some riding. Keep up the good fight, it’s working.

for me I’m 17 months...
07-31-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,898
Posted By daniell

In two weeks I will have cataract surgery. The...

In two weeks I will have cataract surgery. The doctor informed that I should stay off of the bike for a week after the surgery. That is when I plan another PSA test.
I often get overwhelmed with all...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By EVlove

Another sunny afternoon but a look at the...

Another sunny afternoon but a look at the extended forecast showed it may well be the last one for a week, so time to get out there. Once again the Lotus was to be my ride. I picked a route that...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

The last two rides I took on the Rambouillet, it...

The last two rides I took on the Rambouillet, it evinced a failure mode with the inelegant name of "chain suck". So I left it at Battle Road Bikes. Jim let me know it was ready over the weekend, and...
04-26-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,898
Posted By daniell

I was able to see my neighborhood urologist...

I was able to see my neighborhood urologist today. This is what he said. He checked and said that my prostate was not enlarged. He wants me to have another PSA test in 3 months. If it continues to go...
01-25-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By cb400bill

Last week Wednesday I went in the local cancer...

Last week Wednesday I went in the local cancer center for my latest hormone injection and PSA test. My oncologist says that because my PSA number is so low at 0.02, and continues to be very stable,...
10-09-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

Treatment complete

I’m really late getting this posted. I’ve been dealing with another family medical situation. I completed my radiation treatments Sept 30. One week post treatment and feeling fine. Looking forward to...
09-14-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

Yes sir only an indication. But the longer it...

Yes sir only an indication. But the longer it stays undetectable the better. I just had my tested again and <0.1. I see the surgeon on Friday which should be my last heck with him.

Keep on riding.
09-14-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

Another update on radiation progress. I'm now...

Another update on radiation progress. I'm now about 70% complete. Today was the last day to include lymph nodes in the treatment. So far so good, no real side affects, certainly nothing that prevents...
09-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By Velo Mule

I am three weeks post surgical. At the two week...

I am three weeks post surgical. At the two week follow up the Doctor said I could ride or do anything that I was doing before the surgery. I didn't ride much because I have another issue that might...
09-13-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By fishboat

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was...

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was fiddling around trying to get a rack mounted at the fitting and scratched the paint.
08-31-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

Congratulations on a gravel century. A century...

Congratulations on a gravel century. A century ride is an accomplishment on its own but on gravel is even more impressive. I've done several centuries on the road but haven't attempted more than 50...
08-29-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By cb400bill

On Saturday I did a gravel Metric Century. Felt...

On Saturday I did a gravel Metric Century. Felt great.

...
08-27-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By Velo Mule

The surgery was done on Wednesday. Everything...

The surgery was done on Wednesday. Everything went well. I'm on the mend now.
08-24-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By cb400bill

Another update on my situation. I continue to...

Another update on my situation. I continue to get quarterly hormone injections. The last two were in early May and August.

Before each injection I get a blood draw for the PSA test. In May my...
08-23-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,801
Posted By dav57

First update since starting radiation treatment....

First update since starting radiation treatment. I'm officially just over 25% done. So far all good and feeling the tailwind that mr_bill mentioned before on another thread. Riding is going good,...
08-23-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

First update since starting radiation treatment....

First update since starting radiation treatment. I'm officially just over 25% done. So far all good and feeling the tailwind that mr_bill mentioned before. Riding is going good, actually have had my...
08-11-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By Velo Mule

I think I will be out for a least two weeks. ...

I think I will be out for a least two weeks. Doctors recovery times tend to be optimistic is what I was trying to say above. I won't get on a bike until I feel confident about things and maybe that...
07-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By _ForceD_

I had my six-week followup with the doctor...

I had my six-week followup with the doctor yesterday (first since the procedure in my OP). Everything I mentioned to him…what seems like different sensations, and changing daily…are all normal. The...
06-17-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By _ForceD_

Yesterday (6/16), 31 days post-op, I decided to...

Yesterday (6/16), 31 days post-op, I decided to go for a relatively short ride, 16 miles at moderate intensity (for me), to see how things feel and react. Nothing adverse noted.

Dan
04-27-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By dav57

Post surgery appointment today. Mostly good news...

Post surgery appointment today. Mostly good news and a little pre-caution news. Mid February biopsy was GL 7 (4+3). Pathology was now GL8 (4+4). Contained within capsule, lymph nodes clear and...
04-27-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,801
Posted By dav57

Post surgery appointment today. Mostly good news...

Post surgery appointment today. Mostly good news and a little pre-caution news. Mid February biopsy was GL 7 (4+3). Pathology was now GL8 (4+4). Contained within capsule, lymph nodes clear and...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Reached for the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle this...

Reached for the Ebisu All Purpose Bicycle this afternoon. It's the only bike in the stable named for a Shinto deity, the lucky fisherman....
04-07-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 820,986
Posted By Biker395

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/convict_lake_bw_watermark_f7631e9719e8820b6e65aa61bcb265ab5e2b44ba.jpg
Convict Lake
Forum: Northeast
04-04-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

On the Rambouillet again Monday for a quick spin...

On the Rambouillet again Monday for a quick spin up the Minuteman in the mid-afternoon, headwind outbound, tailwind inbound, with lots of sunlight and a comfortable riding temperature....
Forum: Northeast
03-30-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By bike_tom

I decided to venture westward beyond the Bedford...

I decided to venture westward beyond the Bedford Depot for the first time this season. How was the Reformatory Branch Trail (RBT) ? It was pretty good. There were some muddy spots, such as near the...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Busy day, but I found time for a quick ride in...

Busy day, but I found time for a quick ride in the late afternoon, and took the Rambler on a sprint up the Minuteman. That bike is eliciting physical output from me: I want to see what it can do, and...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rumrunn6

true that. just because someone is on a bike,...

true that. just because someone is on a bike, doesn't mean they aren't a moron
Forum: Northeast
03-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

I took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler in to Battle...

I took the Ocean Air Cycles Rambler in to Battle Road Bikes for some fit-specific adjustments to the saddle position (mysteries of 2-bolt seat posts) and the handlebar orientation. They were able to...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Rode the Ebisu to Watertown to look in on my son,...

Rode the Ebisu to Watertown to look in on my son, Sam, and granddaughter, Ida....
03-16-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,887
Posted By prj71

Your world must be crumbling down.

Your world must be crumbling down.
Forum: Northeast
03-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By bike_tom

This morning I decided to ride east and see what...

This morning I decided to ride east and see what had changed on the Cambridge and Somerville paths over the winter. The weather was great.

The entrance to the Watertown Cambridge Greenway is...
03-13-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,130
Posted By cb400bill

I am glad to see that this thread popped back up....

I am glad to see that this thread popped back up. I haven't posted in it for quite a while. Let me bring you up to date.

My MRI ended up showing a 2nd tumor and other possible trouble spots. So,...
Forum: Northeast
03-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Assembled a bike for my granddaughter. We'll see...

Assembled a bike for my granddaughter. We'll see how she takes to it....
03-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,533
Posted By Pennman

Got the honey.

Got the honey.
03-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,566
Posted By 3alarmer

The Subterranean Streets of Guanajuato, Mexico...

The Subterranean Streets of Guanajuato, Mexico (https://www.slice.ca/the-subterranean-streets-of-guanajuato-mexico/)
Forum: Northeast
03-08-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the LHT out on the Minuteman for an early...

Took the LHT out on the Minuteman for an early afternoon ride on a bright, windy day, WNW winds at 20 mph and occasional gusts to perhaps twice that, enough wind to fly the flag, enough sun to cast...
03-04-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bici Veloce

Thank you. Someone close to me enjoyed a...

Thank you. Someone close to me enjoyed a professional relationship with him.

Although we never met, I'll never forget Tom. I ride portions of the trail he helped to develop three to four times a...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Took the GT out on the Minuteman this afternoon,...

Took the GT out on the Minuteman this afternoon, the trail mostly clear, a little ice in the shadows, thaw conditions with temperatures in the mid-30s and a NW wind that slowed progress outbound....
02-25-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By jgwilliams

According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships...

According to J. Michael Straczynsk, space ships in a TV series travel at the speed of plot.
Forum: Northeast
02-24-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

The weather Wednesday was a lovely, unseasonable...

The weather Wednesday was a lovely, unseasonable gift, a sunny day with temperatures in the high 60s. My son John and I rode from Seven Hills Park in Somerville to Depot Park in Bedford, sticking to...
Forum: Northeast
02-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

After the better part of a week off the bike, I...

After the better part of a week off the bike, I took the recently-tuned Surly Trucker DeLuxe, wearing its now-familiar 55mm Rat Trap Pass tires, for a little shakedown cruise on the Minuteman. It was...
02-12-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,807
Posted By work4bike

Advocacy & Safety Fail

I understand that NYC's cycling infrastructure has a lot of flaws, as do many large cities. However, this video, IMO, is the absolutely wrong way to address the issue of advocating cycling, if our...
01-27-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,954
Posted By livedarklions

Poetry, it's all in the line breaks.

Poetry, it's all in the line breaks.
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Lovely night photography! rod

Lovely night photography!

rod
Forum: Northeast
11-19-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rumrunn6

had a nice ride last night. Bedford to Concord...

had a nice ride last night. Bedford to Concord then got a sub for dinner at Express Pizza Bedford (small shop, just a cpl ppl working there but highly recommended). took a peak at the Concord River
...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By rholland1951

Blustery day, temperatures in the mid-40s with a...

Blustery day, temperatures in the mid-40s with a stiff breeze that had ambitions to be more and most often came at an oblique angle that was neither headwind nor tailwind, inconvenient to all comers....
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By Ghazmh

Who doesn’t love New Bike Day? It’s like a...

Who doesn’t love New Bike Day? It’s like a birthday but without getting older. After months of lamenting the supply disruptions and overall lack of bike inventory I managed to find out through the...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11,138
Views: 1,434,081
Posted By Ghazmh

That looks nice! What’s the backstory? I have a...

That looks nice! What’s the backstory? I have a pair of those tires in my supply drawer for my gravel bike.
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