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Old 04-17-17, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Nonsense - let's double-check our triple-check.
I'm afraid Seeds is right. I looked it up. The word only applies to fuzzy parts that are actuated by the movement of blood.
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Originally Posted by topslop1
Making a great case to get on a mountain bike
Although I did have one "moment" Sunday. I was riding down a little banked sweeping area that's a piece of cake, other than the fact it's real loose with golfball sized stones. Normally I just monster truck over everything with my 3" tires, but I actually slid badly this time. I think I was at ~ 30 deg angle to the ground (bars almost touching), but I steered into it (up the bank) and managed to get it under control. It was damn close, though.

I'll show you the spot before too long
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Everybody turns into a shriveled peanut sooner or later, with or without the help of the sun.

So, go forth and sun yourself my son!
She's worried it will be sooner rather than later. She's very fair and I'm not, so I'll just smile and nod and tell her my SPF5 is 70.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Nonsense - let's double-check our triple-check.
Okay, you asked for it. Contrary to popular belief, tumescent doesn't mean hard or firm but rather swollen. So it really doesn't apply to bananas. Besides, as they ripen, like most fruit they actually shrink. Loss of water due to evaporation.

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Here in northern California we're supposed to have an appearance of the sun by the end of the week. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm getting desperate. So desperate, in fact, that I'm fantasizing about returning to southern Cal.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
I'm afraid Seeds is right. I looked it up. The word only applies to fuzzy parts that are actuated by the movement of blood.

That is absurd. Fuzzy has nothing to do with it. Blood has nothing to do with it except in a specific usage. There are other meanings or more graphical applications of the basic meaning, but for the basic definition swollen is just about it.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Okay, you asked for it. Contrary to popular belief, tumescent doesn't mean hard or firm but rather swollen. So it really doesn't apply to bananas. Besides, as they ripen, like most fruit they actually shrink. Loss of water due to evaporation.

You're welcome.

Yes, there it is. Swollen. And that's all that remains to be said on the subject.

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Originally Posted by datlas
I read the wikipedia article about Lucy.

Fun fact: Lucy is a male elephant (because tusks).
Wut?


Elephant Tusks - Elephant Facts and Information


Is it African? If so, both males and females have tusks.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
That is absurd. Fuzzy has nothing to do with it. Blood has nothing to do with it except in a specific usage. There are other meanings or more graphical applications of the basic meaning, but for the basic definition swollen is just about it.
Oh. So, swollen, perhaps, by gases caused by fermentation? Would that qualify? If so, then maybe a banana can be rightfully said to be tumescent.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo
Oh. So, swollen, perhaps, by gases caused by fermentation? Would that qualify? If so, then maybe a banana can be rightfully said to be tumescent.
I don't think so. As I said as those gasses and moisture escape the banana actually shrinks. Similar to peaches which actually get all wrinkly as they really ripen and the flesh shrinks away from the skin. Just not as obvious.

So if you buy your bananas very ripe, they won't last as long, but you will get more for your money.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Wut?


Elephant Tusks - Elephant Facts and Information


Is it African? If so, both males and females have tusks.
Lucy is African and I am no expert but the wikipedia article said Lucy is a male.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Okay, you asked for it. Contrary to popular belief, tumescent doesn't mean hard or firm but rather swollen. So it really doesn't apply to bananas. Besides, as they ripen, like most fruit they actually shrink. Loss of water due to evaporation.

You're welcome.
What's the difference between tumescent and turgid?
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Originally Posted by datlas
What's the difference between tumescent and turgid?
I looked that one up. Very similar even to the secondary definition of bombastic. I would use them interchangeably.
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FWIW, in my work, tumescence is usually followed a day or so later by purulent discharge. Turgidity (-ness?) usually involves uninfected swelling.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
FWIW, in my work, tumescence is usually followed a day or so later by purulent discharge. Turgidity (-ness?) usually involves uninfected swelling.
Uh, oh.
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This has been enlightening. Thanks all.
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This has been enlightening. Thanks all.
Better or worse than racecar discussions?
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
FWIW, in my work, tumescence is usually followed a day or so later by purulent discharge. Turgidity (-ness?) usually involves uninfected swelling.

Really? It takes that long, huh?
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No comparison. But I do have another question for the camera buffs. Having finally built a rudimentary light table, I'm going through the negatives I inherited from my dad. Some of them, from the war years, are individual 2 x 3" negatives. Maybe 1.5 x 2. What kind of camera (or film)would produce such?
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Deal.

65 of us, and it was the 35+ open class. There were a couple older than myself, but not many. Ah well. It followed the same course as the TT to start, so that was good. I was at least familiar with what was coming up, but I was honestly surprised how steep these were, and that I was able to negotiate this stuff on my aero bars. Makes me a little more pleased with my TT deal, anyway.

It starts with a slight downhill, then a little one minute climb, basically rollers, with a final little nasty 30 second kicker before long descent. On this last kicker, there was a touching of wheels, and one fellow I knew went down. Sad, but at least it wasn't the downhill section. That muddied it up a bit, and I had to chase on the downhill to catch on. Of course, every little hill, there was a surge, so it was hard work.

Caught on, the corner at the bottom is about a 120 degree turn, with yet another kicker. About another minute of hell. another descent, and here comes the corner I had the flat on the previous day. Negotiated that OK, and recovered a bit, as this was the headwind part. Turned towards the sustained climb, and of course, they ramped it up again. I hung with as folks went off the back, and just as we neared the top, they gunned it even harder. I was redlined by then, off the back, and had to make a deal with myself to keep racing. I could see my truck from there, and it was so tempting....

I knew the next two laps were going to be hard, as now I had the wind all to myself. Just as I hit the hard little kicker before the descent to the 120 degree turn, I was caught by 5 riders, so that was nice. We took turns pulling until the sustained climb, then it was everyone for themselves. Myself and a Cat 2 guy dropped them on the hill, then he was able to recover a little quicker, and dropped me. One more lap to go.

Sort of a rinse and repeat, though I was by myself until the turn up the final hill, then another group caught me that started 5 minutes behind, and some of my bunch had tagged a ride in there. Either way, the hill was long, a couple got by me as they had a little recovery time in that other bunch, I dropped a few, and I pretty much left every ounce of everything I had out on the course.

I set pr best power numbers in multiple 5' 10' 15' times. I was close in 20's, but when I train in 20's, I don't have another hour and a half to go.

It was a good day, even though I was 45 of 65.
Sounds tough but satisfying. Good job!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
No comparison. But I do have another question for the camera buffs. Having finally built a rudimentary light table, I'm going through the negatives I inherited from my dad. Some of them, from the war years, are individual 2 x 3" negatives. Maybe 1.5 x 2. What kind of camera (or film)would produce such?
Probably 120 film-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/120_film

Don't know much about film cameras, but maybe something like a Kodak Brownie would have been era-appropriate.

Didn't you tell us at some point that your dad flew bombers? Those would be some amazing photos.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Probably 120 film-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/120_film

Don't know much about film cameras, but maybe something like a Kodak Brownie would have been era-appropriate.

Didn't you tell us at some point that your dad flew bombers? Those would be some amazing photos.
Yep. 120 or 220 film.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Okay, you asked for it. . . .

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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Better or worse than racecar discussions?
Much worse.
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