Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 10-10-18, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The caffeine part.
Actually, caffeine/coffee is probably good for you, as long as itís not causing problems like reflux/tremors/palpitations/insomnia.

So so if my patients donít have any of the above, I am fine with their intake of coffee.
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@WhyFi you apparently live in the 4th most bike friendly city in the US-

https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a2...e-cities-2018/

Clearly independent of the seasonal weather...
No buzz about Knoxville coming in at #49 ? Well, the mayor gave it some


LOL. 17 miles! It'd be one thing if that was all on a main road going through downtown, but it's scattered about in little chunks here and there. Almost pointless, but I guess the recreational riders go for it.

also, wut

The city created mountain bike trails within riding distance of town, and it's close to world-class road riding in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
There's great riding near GSMNP, but in it? For one thing, there's not many roads in it. And secondly there's a lot of traffic. So not so much, unless you go quieter times on weekdays.
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No buzz about Knoxville coming in at #49 ? Well, the mayor gave it some


LOL. 17 miles! It'd be one thing if that was all on a main road going through downtown, but it's scattered about in little chunks here and there. Almost pointless, but I guess the recreational riders go for it.

also, wut



There's great riding near GSMNP, but in it? For one thing, there's not many roads in it. And secondly there's a lot of traffic. So not so much, unless you go quieter times on weekdays.
Nearby Mt. Mitchell, FTW.
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actually, caffeine/coffee is probably good for you, as long as itís not causing problems like reflux/tremors/palpitations/insomnia.
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Might be easier to get a second, contrary opinion.
Shop around until you find a doctor who tells you what you want to hear.
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a better, FDA-approved diagnostic test could be showing up about 5 years.
Five years just to improve diagnosis.

We're going to have cures for all cancers before we start to have a clue on autoimmune disorders. Sigh.
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Hey, @BillyD, we had a presentation at work today and I thought of you. For part of it, they showed this clip. For anyone else interested in Lyme disease, I found it interesting. On good authority, a better, FDA-approved diagnostic test could be showing up about 5 years.
The Trouble with a Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Thank you for that. I can verify all the problems they have in getting an accurate lyme diagnosis. Clearly we need a better diagnostic test because at present it's very difficult to tell the difference between an old infection and a new one. Meanwhile you just suffer from all sorts of debilitating symptoms. Just last week I went birding and after just a half hour of standing it felt like I had been standing for 3 hours. Just fatigue may not sound like much, but it prevents you from having a normal life.
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Trouble-maker.
How's apple season going?
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Oh yeah. We've all taken that plunge, because something in the belly wins, when money is a huge object. I drop on down to the Taco Bell level here and there, because sometime you want actual food, other times, nothing but Taco Bell will do.
I like some Popeye's every now and then. My elitist wife refuses to go.
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after just a half hour of standing it felt like I had been standing for 3 hours
Why don't you have a chair?

I don't have lyme, but I don't like standing that long if I don't have to.
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Today I received a pair of cycling shoes from @MoAlpha.

They are a bit big for me. I will have to do a test ride to determine if they are too big.
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Actually, caffeine/coffee is probably good for you, as long as itís not causing problems like reflux/tremors/palpitations/insomnia.

So so if my patients donít have any of the above, I am fine with their intake of coffee.
Yep, I have the palpitation problem but I can fix in a day or two by backing off. I know when I'm over-caffeinated if I get up in the morning and have palpitations after the first 16 oz. cup, sort of like an alcoholic who's drunk after one beer because they've never truly dried out.

Anyway, I recognize the warning signs and can usually fix it in a day, two at the most.
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Why don't you have a chair?

I don't have lyme, but I don't like standing that long if I don't have to.
There are times and situations where a chair is inconvenient, at other times it works perfectly. Normally I'm perfectly capable of standing for 3 hours, but when that's a struggle it's a clear sign something is wrong.
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@Jadesfire The cruise is getting close now, less than 3 weeks away. It's getting exciting. We'll arrive in N.O. Nov. 11.
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I like some Popeye's every now and then. My elitist wife refuses to go.
I hardly ever go since they took collards off the menu.
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Actually, caffeine/coffee is probably good for you, as long as itís not causing problems like reflux/tremors/palpitations/insomnia.

So so if my patients donít have any of the above, I am fine with their intake of coffee.
She say's it might be jackin' up my blood pressure.
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I like some Popeye's every now and then. My elitist wife refuses to go.
Cajun rice and fries mixed together, drenched in their gravy. I forgot about Popeyes, but you got me thinking...Ö There are worse things out there.
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It's come to my attention that there's a unit of Polka for cycling out there. I've added it to my ebay searches.


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Of course, but thatís never how it feels.
You get it.
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@Jadesfire The cruise is getting close now, less than 3 weeks away. It's getting exciting. We'll arrive in N.O. Nov. 11.
The offer of a drink or a meal still stands . (Shame it's not crawfish season.)
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Why don't you have a chair?

I don't have lyme, but I don't like standing that long if I don't have to.
I don't sit down all day, when I work at the bike shop.
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Today I received a pair of cycling shoes from @MoAlpha.

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