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Old 12-31-20, 05:59 PM
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Perfect end to 2020 . . .

So my son and I went out for out last epic trail ride of 2020 - great weather, feeling good. And, because of course (2020), we came back with our bikes, backs, and shorts blasted with dog ****. I mean, like, massively covered in it. Must've been Scooby-Doo out there, and Shaggy was too baked to pick it up. Spot-on send-off to a pretty ****ty year. But, we did reflect on how lucky we were to even be out there riding so . . . Bye 2020, don't let the door hit ya . . .
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Old 12-31-20, 06:14 PM
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Old 12-31-20, 07:50 PM
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Consider yourself lucky. Last month, on Friday the 13th, I lost consciousness while walking around town running errands during lunch. Fractured my left thumb and damaged two ligaments. One was avulsed from both bones. Had surgery a little over 2 weeks ago.

While I write and throw with my right hand, I do everything else with my left hand. Or at least I used to. Have no idea when Iíll be able to ride again.
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Yep-sounds like your bike ride was an excellent representation of 2020!! Hopefully, everyone's 2021 will be much better--Happy New Year to everyone!
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A fitting but funny end. Thanks for sharing. I would just throw out those clothes, don’t burn!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Consider yourself lucky. Last month, on Friday the 13th, I lost consciousness while walking around town running errands during lunch. Fractured my left thumb and damaged two ligaments. One was avulsed from both bones. Had surgery a little over 2 weeks ago.

While I write and throw with my right hand, I do everything else with my left hand. Or at least I used to. Have no idea when Iíll be able to ride again.
Hey be careful. This could be an indication you've had the virus. It puts your immune system on overload and does weird stuff to your body in some people.
Happy New Year!
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Old 01-01-21, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by pbass View Post
So my son and I went out for out last epic trail ride of 2020 - great weather, feeling good. And, because of course (2020), we came back with our bikes, backs, and shorts blasted with dog ****. I mean, like, massively covered in it. Must've been Scooby-Doo out there, and Shaggy was too baked to pick it up. Spot-on send-off to a pretty ****ty year. But, we did reflect on how lucky we were to even be out there riding so . . . Bye 2020, don't let the door hit ya . . .
Hey, they found a woman's body in Hahamonga park right across the street from LaCanada High School a couple of weeks ago. Apparently assaulted and murdered.. a trail runner. They also found a man shot to death at Eaton Canyon nature park. Could be gang activity getting closer to us. Good on you for not going out alone. People are getting short on $ and it might get worse. Happy New Year!
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Hey be careful. This could be an indication you've had the virus. It puts your immune system on overload and does weird stuff to your body in some people.
Happy New Year!
Yes. I know. I may have had it back at the end of March. When I saw the video of that FL college basketball player collapse a few weeks ago I got chills. Last week I read a story about a Temple University student who had had the virus and later lost consciousness while out for a simple walk. She described feeling a tingling all over her body just before she fell out. Thatís exactly what happened to me. Tried to find a place to sit but couldnít. I was out for a while. My head was abraded and my glasses and mask had a good amount of blood on them. I have no memory of being stripped and put in a gown. I also donít remember getting stuck for an IV.

One comical part is that sometime after I was released from the hospital 3 days later I saw all the blood tests they ran on me. They screened for alcohol and all sorts of drugs, including PCP. I got a good laugh and asked myself out loud ďPeople still do PCP?!?!Ē
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They'll run on those test on you and then... you get the bill!
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Fortunately, I was close to maxing out on my yearly out of pocket costs. So far, my CT scans and MRIs and other stuff have cost me fewer than $200. The surgery should be free. (I have great insurance through work.) But now that weíre in a new year things start over, so the PT will cost me.

I understand why they did the toxicology tests. You donít want to start giving pain meds to someone who might be on illegal drugs or drunk, especially if I had needed emergency surgery for injuries, which I ended up not needing. They also needed to eliminate causes. I believe I was still out when the paramedics put me in the ambulance. The person who called 911 didnít stick around to describe if I was looking like I was having a seizure or something else, so little is known about a possible cause.
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You know you can turn the handlebars a bit to avoid the poop!
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You know you can turn the handlebars a bit to avoid the poop!
Not when the poop is carefully hidden under a bunch of leaves!
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Hey, they found a woman's body in Hahamonga park right across the street from LaCanada High School a couple of weeks ago. Apparently assaulted and murdered.. a trail runner. They also found a man shot to death at Eaton Canyon nature park. Could be gang activity getting closer to us. Good on you for not going out alone. People are getting short on $ and it might get worse. Happy New Year!
I read about that. Sounds like the woman and the suspect they have in custody knew each other, he was out on parole. I didn't find anything suggesting she was a trail runner. Actually happened in the school parking lot, in a car I think. Something went south, that's for sure. We play disc golf over there at Hahamonga. It's so crowded these days, hard to imagine anything like that happening in broad daylight.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Fortunately, I was close to maxing out on my yearly out of pocket costs. So far, my CT scans and MRIs and other stuff have cost me fewer than $200. The surgery should be free. (I have great insurance through work.) But now that weíre in a new year things start over, so the PT will cost me.

I understand why they did the toxicology tests. You donít want to start giving pain meds to someone who might be on illegal drugs or drunk, especially if I had needed emergency surgery for injuries, which I ended up not needing. They also needed to eliminate causes. I believe I was still out when the paramedics put me in the ambulance. The person who called 911 didnít stick around to describe if I was looking like I was having a seizure or something else, so little is known about a possible cause.
Scary stuff. Take care.
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Not when the poop is carefully hidden under a bunch of leaves!

Ah yes, the ole poop under the leaves trick!
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MUPs here have horses. Apparently their riders love them so much they think their bowel movements are sculptures and leave them for the rest of us to admire.
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Ah yes, the ole poop under the leaves trick!
Stopped at the last State of Calif rest area before entering Orygun (I lived there so I can spell it that way) and took a stroll along the river off the concrete walkways to get away from the unmasked. Since the Pet Area was on the far side of the parking lot, there was no need to watch my step. Or so I thought. Hiding under leaves was an enormous pile my foot slipped almost out from under me. So walked around for another 5 mins dragging my shoe on 5he lawn, scraping it on the curb, more shuffling and stomping. Got in 5he car and turned on the heat since it was 45* and ewwwww. Back outside for more foot dragging, then I remembered a rag in the trunk... and then into the garbage. The ewww was greatly reduced until I got to my B&B where it was thoroughly cleaned. (No bikes were hurt in the telling of this story).
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