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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-14-21, 06:58 AM
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Shipping confirmation on the Otso today. Should be here Thursday. Just in time for me to leave town this weekend.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You should probably keep that to yourself.
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Old 07-14-21, 08:06 AM
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It's also National Tape Measure Day.

I hope you measure up.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
You should probably keep that to yourself.
Good point.

I don't want to get you all hot and bothered if you're at work.
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Old 07-14-21, 08:48 AM
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Great! I love Takeda AS knives, which he makes now only as a custom. I also love the work of Hiromoto also an AS knife maker but retired now.
Sample of some of my kitchen knives & few Takeda folders.



Colors boosted, but that’s the patina on my Bloodroot. Made from the springs of my grandparents’ wedding gift Studebaker.

Did always want an AS<3
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Colors boosted, but that’s the patina on my Bloodroot. Made from the springs of my grandparents’ wedding gift Studebaker.

Did always want an AS<3
Those some of the toughest knives to get and I love the Bloodroot idea of recycled blades especially with so much sentimental value. Your patina looks awesome! There are many knife makers out there, but few really great ones. Luke and David are crushing it!

Once you go AS you never go back! They are sharp as $h**, very hard steel, brittle and easy to sharpen.
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Old 07-14-21, 10:25 AM
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Stretching activities?
first appointment was mostly an assessment. Once my awesomeness was confirmed, stretching activities commenced.

$72 per session will limit my patience. My first regular session should be less $ but they are an hour long so who knows. I'm at 20% coinsurance so the allowable charge should be less than $360/hour.
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Old 07-14-21, 10:30 AM
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bampilot06 you could save a lot of time deplaning your passengers like this:

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Old 07-14-21, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
first appointment was mostly an assessment.
Sound hopeful?

Or is it, "We'll see what happens"?
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Old 07-14-21, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Sound hopeful?

Or is it, "We'll see what happens"?
1. You missed the mist important part, "Once my awesomeness was confirmed"
2. They sounded like they wanted my money.
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Old 07-14-21, 11:25 AM
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1. You missed the mist important part, "Once my awesomeness was confirmed"
2. They sounded like they wanted my money.
1. No I didn't.
2. The only time I saw a physical therapist it was obvious from day one that it was "we'll see if this helps." It did not help.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
1. No I didn't.
2. The only time I saw a physical therapist it was obvious from day one that it was "we'll see if this helps." It did not help.
So my awesomeness was taken as a given. Very good grasshopper, you have learned well.
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Old 07-14-21, 11:39 AM
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So my awesomeness was taken as a given.
No.
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Old 07-14-21, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No.
I guess we'll agree to disagree. Reminds me of this:
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Old 07-14-21, 02:40 PM
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Very humid ride with my Weds group. We have a new rider from Texas who cramped up at the end. She said she has no problem with the heat but apparently combo of heat plus humidity was too much. Even so, a splendid time was had by all.
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Old 07-14-21, 02:51 PM
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Very humid ride with my Weds group. We have a new rider from Texas who cramped up at the end. She said she has no problem with the heat but apparently combo of heat plus humidity was too much. Even so, a splendid time was had by all.
That is really surprising. Without knowing her, I’d have expected the hills to be the issue.
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Old 07-14-21, 02:52 PM
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I did my standard Wednesday loop from home, 27ish miles with 2500 feet of gain and a 9 mile dirt descent. It was so nice at the top I didn't want to come back down.
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Old 07-14-21, 03:00 PM
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I did my standard Wednesday loop from home, 27ish miles with 2500 feet of gain and a 9 mile dirt descent. It was so nice at the top I didn't want to come back down.
Nice! I overslept today and did not get up early enough to ride.
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Old 07-14-21, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That is really surprising. Without knowing her, I’d have expected the hills to be the issue.
Apparently it was HHH that caused the problem: Hills, Heat, and Humidity.

She said she is a runner too. Something about a 50K?
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Apparently it was HHH that caused the problem: Hills, Heat, and Humidity.

She said she is a runner too. Something about a 50K?
Maybe she didn't drink enough?
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Maybe she didn't drink enough?
Maybe. We had water stops at mile 20 and 35 for a 50 miler so plenty of opportunity. Causes of cramps are tough to pin down but over-exertion plus heat are 2 common ones. The whole electrolytes thing is over-rated imo.
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Maybe she didn't pre-hydrate?
Fixed.
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Maybe she didn't drink enough?
They definitely should've stopped for a beer and a couple shots.
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They definitely should've stopped for a beer and a couple shots.
That would relax those muscles.
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Old 07-14-21, 03:50 PM
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Maybe. We had water stops at mile 20 and 35 for a 50 miler so plenty of opportunity. Causes of cramps are tough to pin down but over-exertion plus heat are 2 common ones. The whole electrolytes thing is over-rated imo.
Hard to drink too much on a 50. I drank at least 100oz today plus pre and post ride water. I was out for 3+ hours. I think the only time I cramp is if I do a lot of climbing after not climbing for weeks. It's been a while.
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