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Old 09-19-22, 06:12 AM
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What is the 'beta' that's blocked?
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Better than Frenchtown
I think I'd take frenchtown over mobile.
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Old 09-19-22, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
What is the 'beta' that's blocked?
It's a sympathomimetic andrenergic receptor.

Got that?

It's a receptor that when activated, causes increase in HR and BP and bronchial relaxation, essentially response to the trigger/stimuli for "fight or flight" system.
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Old 09-19-22, 07:35 AM
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Given that the newer covid strains produce mild illness (essentially a cold) and that mrs datlas and I are both vaxxed and boosted with the new bivalent booster, I think it's reasonable to relax our current policy of pretty much universal masking except when with our daughters (who are immune since they had covid in May). I still think it may be reasonable to mask in a very congested public location like public transport or a crowded theater, but day-to-day socializing etc. I think it's probably time to consider unmasking as the default setting rather than masked.

Mrs datlas is not ready, so that's a challenge. We went out for dinner last night and ate outside, which was fine, but as temps get cooler a change may be reasonable.
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Given that the newer covid strains produce mild illness (essentially a cold) and that mrs datlas and I are both vaxxed and boosted with the new bivalent booster, I think it's reasonable to relax our current policy of pretty much universal masking except when with our daughters (who are immune since they had covid in May). I still think it may be reasonable to mask in a very congested public location like public transport or a crowded theater, but day-to-day socializing etc. I think it's probably time to consider unmasking as the default setting rather than masked.

Mrs datlas is not ready, so that's a challenge. We went out for dinner last night and ate outside, which was fine, but as temps get cooler a change may be reasonable.
I had it on January and was told it provided no protection at all.
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Old 09-19-22, 08:08 AM
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Old 09-19-22, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
I had it on January and was told it provided no protection at all.
That's not really accurate but it's way more complicated than that.
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20 miles in this morning my bike starting making a horrible clicking sound. I stopped several times nothing seemed off. Going down a “hill” I had an “Ah-HAH” moment, and thought I figured it out. The screw in my bottle cage on the seat stay has gone through the bottle cage. The bottom screw of the cage does nothing to hold it on, so I thought that might be it. I took the bottle out and kept going but nope the noise was still there. Around the 40 mile mark it stopped, and never came back. This was on the cervelo.
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Old 09-19-22, 08:47 AM
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20 miles in this morning my bike starting making a horrible clicking sound. I stopped several times nothing seemed off. Going down a “hill” I had an “Ah-HAH” moment, and thought I figured it out. The screw in my bottle cage on the seat stay has gone through the bottle cage. The bottom screw of the cage does nothing to hold it on, so I thought that might be it. I took the bottle out and kept going but nope the noise was still there. Around the 40 mile mark it stopped, and never came back. This was on the cervelo.
Time to replace it. It's old and wearing out.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Given that the newer covid strains produce mild illness (essentially a cold) and that mrs datlas and I are both vaxxed and boosted with the new bivalent booster, I think it's reasonable to relax our current policy of pretty much universal masking except when with our daughters (who are immune since they had covid in May). I still think it may be reasonable to mask in a very congested public location like public transport or a crowded theater, but day-to-day socializing etc. I think it's probably time to consider unmasking as the default setting rather than masked.

Mrs datlas is not ready, so that's a challenge. We went out for dinner last night and ate outside, which was fine, but as temps get cooler a change may be reasonable.
We relaxed some time ago. Haven't worn a mask unless required to for at least 6 months. We even dine indoors at restaurants on a regular basis. We still avoid highly congested events.
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Old 09-19-22, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Time to replace it. It's old and wearing out.
And you are willing to take it off his hands??
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And you are willing to take it off his hands??

it is his size.
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Old 09-19-22, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
it is his size.
Pure coincidence, I am thinking.
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And you are willing to take it off his hands??
No, I don't need another project.

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Today's word is a new one on me.
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Saw an article that said today's word had people "searching the dictionary".

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Today's word is a new one on me.
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Saw an article that said today's word had people "searching the dictionary".

ARGH

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the actual word was my next guess, but i thought … no way it would be that.
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Feeling like a boss today.

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Just learned a good friend of mine died in a sailing race last night in the Chesapeake Bay. He was going to retire in a year.
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Just learned a good friend of mine died in a sailing race last night in the Chesapeake Bay. He was going to retire in a year.
Awful news. Sorry bam.
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Just learned a good friend of mine died in a sailing race last night in the Chesapeake Bay. He was going to retire in a year.
My condolences.
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He helped me at my lowest point, definitely helped turn my life around. Details are still hard to come by, but sounds like he was hit in the head and fell over board.
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Just learned a good friend of mine died in a sailing race last night in the Chesapeake Bay. He was going to retire in a year.
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Meh.
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Just learned a good friend of mine died in a sailing race last night in the Chesapeake Bay. He was going to retire in a year.
Condolences for family and friends.
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