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Old 07-25-16, 06:05 PM
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Did 52 this morning with a 74 degree dewpoint. Disgusting. Sloshy shoes. Ugh. Ready for fall.
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Caught in a pretty gnarly t-storm, but it was great because the temperature dropped from 97 to 64 and that probably kept me from cutting the ride short.
That storm came through here I think. Ugly. I'm glad I wasn't out in it.
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Old 07-25-16, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval
Did 52 this morning with a 74 degree dewpoint. Disgusting. Sloshy shoes. Ugh. Ready for fall.
Um, for some of us that is fall weather.
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Originally Posted by revchuck
Um, for some of us that is fall weather.
Dewpoint was 74. Not the temperature. That perfect combination of heat and humidity that leaves you soaking wet the second you step outside.

Edit: Well, if you're from LA, then you're all too familiar with that.
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I'm overly familiar with riding when the temperature and the dew point are the same. Gotta love it when, ten minutes into your ride, the condensation is dripping off your bars and the rim of your helmet and your shoes are barely dry when you put them on the next day.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
That storm came through here I think. Ugly. I'm glad I wasn't out in it.
It gave me a chance to test out my new u-shaped aero wheel. It's awesome in crosswinds!
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Old 07-25-16, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by revchuck
ten minutes into your ride, the condensation is dripping off your bars and the rim of your helmet and your shoes are barely dry when you put them on the next day.
And the tegaderm patches fill up with yellow fluid like horrible catheter bags taped all over your body.

Too much?


Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
It gave me a chance to test out my new u-shaped aero wheel. It's awesome in crosswinds!
What did you get?
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Flo 30! Absurd deal for a fantastic wheel! Makes awesome noises when sprinting too!
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
Lymebro!
No Lyme this time. (I'm the new poet laureate btw)

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You got put on Doxy for the saddle sore?
Yeah, kinda strange. I was given a choice though, 5 days of 2X/day doxy or 5 days of 4X/day something else, don't recall what. Chose the doxy because I wouldn't remember to take a pill every 6 hours.

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Old 07-26-16, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Flo 30! Absurd deal for a fantastic wheel! Makes awesome noises when sprinting too!


I have a Flo 30 wheel that im about to have rebuilt for 11 speed.
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I did the Saturday morning hammer ride. There is one hill about halfway that always gets me. I made it my goal to get over that hill. I made it halfway before I blew up.

Still, I'm rather happy with how the ride went. It was only my second week of training after doing almost nothing for 6 weeks. I had put in a decent amount of effort over the first half of the ride. And it was ridiculously hot. And I don't do well in the heat. In fact, Rankin commented to me on Sunday when we went out for a ride that he had noticed over the winter how I don't seem to do well in the heat - Everyone else is freezing, and I'm stripping off my arm warmers complaining it's too hot.
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Old 07-26-16, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by rankin116
I was given a choice though, 5 days of 2X/day doxy or 5 days of 4X/day something else, don't recall what. Chose the doxy because I wouldn't remember to take a pill every 6 hours.
Funny you should mention that. I missed my dose yesterday morning and by the afternoon I had a headache and the tick bite was itchy again. I counted out the remaining pills and sure enough I had skipped it. It's a little worrisome how fast the symptoms came back though as there are only 3 days left in the 10-day course.

Anyway I set an alarm on my phone to go off 2x per day to remind me.
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
Funny you should mention that. I missed my dose yesterday morning and by the afternoon I had a headache and the tick bite was itchy again. I counted out the remaining pills and sure enough I had skipped it. It's a little worrisome how fast the symptoms came back though as there are only 3 days left in the 10-day course.

Anyway I set an alarm on my phone to go off 2x per day to remind me.
You only got 10-day? I thought for Lyme it was at least 2 week. When I had it years ago I was on a 3 week course. Abx are weird man, I think this is the reason I had intense stomach pain after my ride Saturday, like doubled over about to hurl pain. Had to lay down in the bathroom from the dizzyness. Not fun.
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Old 07-26-16, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rankin116
You only got 10-day? I thought for Lyme it was at least 2 week
The protocols seems to change all the time. My doc sees a ton of Lyme cases and prefers 10-day for "acute cases that are not yet highly symptomatic" as he put it, in other words a bullseye/headache but no fever. My wife had a bullseye about a month ago and basically bullied the doc (same doc) into giving her 2 weeks. When I went in last week he said "I really want to give you 10 days but I'm afraid of your wife" I said just do your doctor thing man.
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Rest week this week in hopes of hanging on at San Rafael on Saturday. So I went out and did the first short workout I've done in months. 1:18 with 4x4 at 123%, 99 TSS.

It felt weird to be doing intervals and knowing I didn't have more hills 3 hours into the ride.

Also it feels weird to finish a ride and not be sore and tired!

Edit: Why does bf now think I'm tagging someone whenever I type the "at" symbol, and why do mentions not show up on the mobile site?

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Old 07-26-16, 09:22 AM
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have no clue what I'm doing today, we got home at 1am from our family visit. maybe a zwift race, maybe I'll go outside, who knows. I've installed spd-sl pedals and cleats today after using spd for the last 3 years, I'd been considering it for awhile and finally bit the bullet, just because I think there's an additional comfort factor with the wider platform on longer rides, so we'll see how that goes. But glad to be back where I don't have to ride on the shoulder of rural roads where cars always exceed the 55 speed limit, very unsettling
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
And the tegaderm patches fill up with yellow fluid like horrible catheter bags taped all over your body.
y'all are missing out on the ease of healing that is silver colloid gel. Do I not have elbows made of scar tissue? Why would I lie?!
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
y'all are missing out on the ease of healing that is silver colloid gel. Do I not have elbows made of scar tissue? Why would I lie?!
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule
establishing that all over-the-counter (OTC) drug products containing
colloidal silver ingredients or silver salts for internal or external use are
not generally recognized as safe and effective and are misbranded. FDA
is issuing this final rule because many OTC drug products containing
colloidal silver ingredients or silver salts are being marketed for
numerous serious disease conditions and FDA is not aware of any
substantial scientific evidence that supports the use of OTC colloidal
silver ingredients or silver salts for these disease conditions."
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
because many OTC drug products containing
colloidal silver ingredients or silver salts are being marketed for
numerous serious disease conditions
I didn't say to put it on your cancer. I said it will seal up and heal your road rash with 1/4 the pita that tegaderm oozing is.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
I didn't say to put it on your cancer. I said it will seal up and heal your road rash with 1/4 the pita that tegaderm oozing is.
What product specifically? I see a ton of stuff marketed for everything under the sun.

I admit that it immediately got my quackery senses tingling. My crazy aunt is big on colloidal silver along with every other fake herbal whatever you can think of. At one time she got her whole family completely addicted to ma huang or some other herbal speed and they all lost a bunch of weight and then got all strung out like meth heads when whatever it was got banned.
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
Rest week this week in hopes of hanging on at San Rafael on Saturday. So I went out and did the first short workout I've done in months. 1:18 with 4x4 at 123%, 99 TSS.

It felt weird to be doing intervals and knowing I didn't have more hills 3 hours into the ride.

Also it feels weird to finish a ride and not be sore and tired!

Edit: Why does bf now think I'm tagging someone whenever I type the "at" symbol, and why do mentions not show up on the mobile site?
I don't know and I keep going back and editing mine to include it with and without the @ ... so it looks like " [MENTION=69140]hack[/MENTION] hack"
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
What product specifically? I see a ton of stuff marketed for everything under the sun.

I admit that it immediately got my quackery senses tingling. My crazy aunt is big on colloidal silver along with every other fake herbal whatever you can think of. At one time she got her whole family completely addicted to ma huang or some other herbal speed and they all lost a bunch of weight and then got all strung out like meth heads when whatever it was got banned.
this is what I used. https://www.amazon.com/Curad-Silver-...+colloidal+gel

so when my neighbor told me about it I had the same reaction. Sounded too good to be true, etc. No studies, whatever. I caved because that puncture was driving me nuts, still draining fluid after like 10 days, as was my elbow, knee and forearm. But I was like, well, worst case it does nothing and I got a tube. Put it on my elbow and the puncture and kept my knee in tegaderm. My elbow healed more in the following 24 hours than it had in the previous few days. Easy to track because the edge of the wound kept shrinking like the uncut grass in the center of your lawn as you go around the perimeter.

Anyway, put it on my knee and said goodbye to tegaderm for the rest of my healing. The ease of use is just so much better. Put a layer on, put gauze over it, re-apply after showering.
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OK, well, I've got three or four coin-sized spots that are too small for tegaderm that I've just been vaseline + bandaiding, and of course they are healing much more slowly and itchily than the tegaderm areas, so maybe I'll try the gel on those and see how it works.
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
OK, well, I've got three or four coin-sized spots that are too small for tegaderm that I've just been vaseline + bandaiding, and of course they are healing much more slowly and itchily than the tegaderm areas, so maybe I'll try the gel on those and see how it works.
mission accomplished. my homeopathy stock is skyrocketing

in truth I don't know that the silver does anything, but the gel itself creates a membrane that doesn't ooze that seems to keep the underlying skin moist, similar to tegaderm but better, imo, for ease of care. I don't know how it works, just that it made my recovery a lot easier. My knee was an itchy, oozy mess and working (wearing long pants) was a challenge.
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
My crazy aunt is big on colloidal silver along with every other fake herbal whatever you can think of. At one time she got her whole family completely addicted to ma huang or some other herbal speed and they all lost a bunch of weight and then got all strung out like meth heads when whatever it was got banned.
I enjoyed this anecdote!
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