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    Wonder how many times this subject has been...

    Wonder how many times this subject has been discussed? I know I looked at a bunch when a couple months ago I was deciding what size tires to put on my road bike. The conclusions I came to are:
    -A...
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    Frankly, if anyone in the field is "too busy" to...

    Frankly, if anyone in the field is "too busy" to find a dog tag they are not doing their job according to training standards. Training says that an unresponsive patient, and most patients for that...
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    A Beautiful Day

    Nothing of great significance. Almost a boring day. For me, boring is good. But I managed a little bit to keep the pump pumping and the other biological machines working

    I joined 24Hr Fitness...
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    Nonsense. Dangerous nonsense. A tattoo of a...

    Nonsense. Dangerous nonsense.

    A tattoo of a person's name is not identification. Commonly it can be a memorial for someone, a loved one's name, an important person in the tattooed person's life....
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    Congratulations on taking charge of your own...

    Congratulations on taking charge of your own health. In the end that is the only sure action that brings good outcomes.

    I think you misunderstand my comment about emotions. I am referring to...
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    Perhaps one of my Life Mottoes will be useful: ...

    Perhaps one of my Life Mottoes will be useful:

    "Whatever you do;
    Do it for fun, or
    Do it for survival, or
    Don't do it at all."

    To me this applies to most everything.

    In this thread you...
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    Two things come to mind. -First is physical...

    Two things come to mind.
    -First is physical conditioning. Exercises that build leg strength and fitness are very useful. As you build calf muscle, for example, the more efficient blood and fluid...
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    From my experience no one else knows either. ...

    From my experience no one else knows either. Serious trauma is a life changing experience. What the new life is depends on each individual. There are no wrong answers. There is only your answer...
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    Don't know I'd have used those words. But, the...

    Don't know I'd have used those words. But, the message is right on.
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    When discussing diseases like diabetes it is...

    When discussing diseases like diabetes it is imprtant, no essential, to be as careful and precise as possible, both in reading and in writing. There is an emotional content that can cloud the...
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    Apparently I found some secret. Not only did...

    Apparently I found some secret. Not only did offspring take everything we visited and left stuff behind. Now we have lots of stuff including bikes there. Occasionally there is a question that I...
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    This is one of those cyclical subjects that seem...

    This is one of those cyclical subjects that seem to come up every so often. Most of the time, as in this thread, the emphasis is on injury. But, a person is much more likely to need ID for other...
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    You folks are great!

    You folks are great!
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    Never heard of him until your post. Not at all...

    Never heard of him until your post. Not at all sure we are saying the same thing.
  15. Well....In 1976 I was told people in my situation...

    Well....In 1976 I was told people in my situation had 5 years to live so enjoy while you can. In 1989 after a quack cardiologist pronounced my EKG abnormal, then did an angiogram and two...
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    I like to say I've never had a career; but I've...

    I like to say I've never had a career; but I've had a lot of really interesting jobs. Even though I had long term employment with a rich uncle there were radically different jobs. I visualize...
  17. Thread: Stopping Well

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    Not a compliment but a red faced apology from a...

    Not a compliment but a red faced apology from a trooper who pulled out in front of me. I stopped inches from his driver side door.

    He said he was looking for drivers not using seat belts and was...
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    Looks to me the OP has great opportunity for...

    Looks to me the OP has great opportunity for some cycling evangelism. Finding out Why they are so upset and working with them to resolve the issues.

    Perhaps instead of the current signs use...
  19. Guess I didn't read it that way. I read it more...

    Guess I didn't read it that way. I read it more like: "Yeah, I was doing that. So what? That is normal behavior."

    Not taking responsibility for an act that is bad so much as saying since it...
  20. Thread: Stopping Well

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    I generally do that as well. But I've been...

    I generally do that as well. But I've been foxed twice in recent weeks. In both cases the crossing vehicle stopped. Had it not stopped I would have just very slowly made the turn and went on...
  21. Thread: More Birds

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    You know I don't think I've ever seen a goldfinch...

    You know I don't think I've ever seen a goldfinch in the wild. Even so I don't think gulls would ignore one. They and ravens seem to be pretty aggressive, intelligent birds that rule the roost so...
  22. Thread: More Birds

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    More Birds

    The thread on eagles was a good prep for my last ride.

    Just puttering along on a quiet road when out of the trees on one side flew a great gray owl. Passed about 20 feet in front of me and...
  23. Depends on what you want to accomplish. If all...

    Depends on what you want to accomplish. If all you want is elemental vision a single vision lens is adequate. Much the same as a 1998 pickup truck will tow the trailer. But the current model will...
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    Many people in a wide range of circumstances have...

    Many people in a wide range of circumstances have done much more and not only survived, but did very well. Optimum athletic performance? Maybe not, depending on definition. But they succeeded, and...
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