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Old 05-20-23, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not obvious to the reader.
I was talking with you, yesterday, about spiraling and worrying I was ruining AG's life. What would make it more obvious?
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Had the bulgogi. It was good. We also split bossam and jopchae, which were only ok. Then we went for ice cream and I picked up a few pastries as well for the drive.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Yeah. I could possibly make a 58 work with a short stem.

Carry on. And to your marriage!
And a long seatpost.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
And a long seatpost.
Yes. 350mm if not 400mm length.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Epic! They probably need to bring shot clocks to golf though

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Life imitating “Caddyshack.”
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Old 05-20-23, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
I don't want to be a total wet blanket, but you might want to take a look at the Ottawa Ankle Rules.
https://www.physio-pedia.com/Ottawa_Ankle_Rules
The ability to bear weight (or not) is the main consideration imo. Of course most patients STILL want an X-ray, and nowadays many of them insist on an MRI when the X-ray is normal. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The ability to bear weight (or not) is the main consideration imo. Of course most patients STILL want an X-ray, and nowadays many of them insist on an MRI when the X-ray is normal. Sigh.
That was my field experience as well. I once did a field exam using the Ottawa Ankle Rules on a HS kid with a "Hand Egg" (Feets Ball) injury and told his parents that he should go home, ice, elevate, Ibuprofen... and go to immediate care it it hurt in the morning since he could bear weight when I palpated the medial malleolus.

Since I had gone to high school with mom they did exactly that, and he was walking without pain the next day. They all were thrilled with no trip to the ER, and our Physician Advisor was good with my field care decision. I was in a very rural place where a ride to the ER was going to take an easy hour each way, and they would probably be paying a hefty deductible.
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Old 05-20-23, 08:20 PM
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Got one pic from today. Maybe someone will put up more. It was spectacular.
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Signs like this mark when rides really start to get good:



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All sorts of call girls in General.
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I saw that first thing today and reported them.

Sigh
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Whats that in slugs?*













*4.5 slugs
What is it in chains? Leagues? Cubits?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Didn't get home until about 3:30 last night.

We rode bikes to meet some of wife's coworkers from their new job. Got some tacos, did some axe throwing - which was frankly way more entertaining than I thought it would be - and had a generally wonderful time.

On the way home I made an unexpected-to-wife left turn, their front wheel hit my back wheel, and when putting their right leg down to try and catch a fall heard two pops and lost all ability to bear weight on that leg.

Went to the ER, nothing obviously broken, and likely not an ACL or MCL tear but something doesn't seem to be connected anymore. Hoping to get in to an ortho on Monday. I feel awful.

Strangest thing is that aside from a little bit of swelling, there are basically zero outward signs of injury. Hoping that is an indication for the best, but without additional imaging who knows?
OH man, I missed this yesterday. Hope they're 100% soon and don't get too freaked out over it.
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Wildfire smoke making for some cool colours in Duluth. James R. Barker photographed by David Schauer.

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Last day of my trip. First day I noticed my right calf was sore, feels like a sore muscle. I don’t remember doing anything out of the ordinary for that to occur. 3 days later the pain is still here. Sitting I don’t notice it, but when I extend my leg I can feel soreness and when walking there is discomfort. Backside of the leg below the knee. I don’t get it.
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Last day of my trip. First day I noticed my right calf was sore, feels like a sore muscle. I don’t remember doing anything out of the ordinary for that to occur. 3 days later the pain is still here. Sitting I don’t notice it, but when I extend my leg I can feel soreness and when walking there is discomfort. Backside of the leg below the knee. I don’t get it.
datlas could comment much more usefully, but fwiw that sounds suspicious: could be a dvt (clot) in your calf. Mine first showed with the same symptoms; pain was severe enough to drive me into the ER.
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Originally Posted by badger1
datlas could comment much more usefully, but fwiw that sounds suspicious: could be a dvt (clot) in your calf. Mine first showed with the same symptoms; pain was severe enough to drive me into the ER.

Any swelling or warm to the touch? I don’t have that, just feels like a pulled muscle or a tight muscle. But what you mention is what I am afraid of.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Wildfire smoke making for some cool colours in Duluth. James R. Barker photographed by David Schauer.
I assume that's why Boulder's AQI is bad right now?
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I assume that's why Boulder's AQI is bad right now?
Looks like you're getting some


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That imagery doesn't really do it justice, IMO, I've seen plenty of pics of red/orange suns in the dark blue/green areas.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Looks like you're getting some
All the way down here, too. Wow. Thanks.

T-minus-23 hours. -ish. Ugh.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Any swelling or warm to the touch? I don’t have that, just feels like a pulled muscle or a tight muscle. But what you mention is what I am afraid of.
Oddly, I didn't have anything much in the way of swelling, redness, or 'warmth,' and I didn't fit the usual 'risk profile.' The main thing I recall (this was five years ago) is the pain; when it set in, so to speak, it was like someone had stuck a knife in my calf. The only other thing I recall about it is a positive test I was instructed by my hematologist to use while being treated for the thing: stand up straight, and lift toes/ball of foot of the affected leg off the floor. If that induces the pain in the area, clot is likely still present.

But I ain't no Doc; if in doubt, consult!
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That imagery doesn't really do it justice, IMO, I've seen plenty of pics of red/orange suns in the dark blue/green areas.

Any place with even a hint of green has a fair amount of smoke in the air
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Wildfire smoke making for some cool colours in Duluth. James R. Barker photographed by David Schauer.

We experienced that in Philly last week. Thanks, Alberta.

When I rode in PA and MD in September of 2021 there were fires somewhere. This was the sun one morning near the PA border north of Cumberland, MD.


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Short but fun ride with my Sunday gang.

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