Old 01-24-18, 10:36 AM
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SJX, I think you've hit on a central truth here. The folks posting are bike enthusiasts who spend more time on, and with, their bikes than the average person.

You also pegged me correctly. Haven't pedaled in roughly a decade.

I've got CMC arthritis in the left hand. Arthritis pain is not the same as muscle pain. If I feel pain in my thumb I'm doing damage. My PT said pain is a huge flashing red light saying "STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING". So pushing through is not an option if I want to keep whatever cartilage remains.

When I wrap up the current blast of throwing money at the two bikes I bought recently, I'll post pictures in that new "What we're doing to help each other" thread.
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