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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-16-20, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
We are getting Indian carry-out for dinner.
While I generally like Indian food, the local restaurant is fairly expensive, and the items on the menu are pretty rich, and that gives me stomach issues.
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Well, yes and no. At the last minute they decided not to stent the blockages in the bypasses. Not with stents anyways. They decided on a medication based aproach to open the clogs. It gives him options further down the road.
weird of weird , one of the bypasses was absorbed by his body. Its gone completely.
He is @ home taking it easy
Hes a tougher bugger than you would think for 80 years old.
Congrats.
My dad had a quadruple bypass at 82, and then lived another ten years. Leukemia took him out.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
In other news, I can see a new crease in my torso where those ribs were likely cracked. Awesome.
Those things hurt like hell. What happened?
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Have I reached 13,000 posts yet? They don't show on the mobile site.

38°C. Sunny and breezy.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Congrats.
My dad had a quadruple bypass at 82, and then lived another ten years. Leukemia took him out.

Mine had his quad 15 years ago. Couple heart atacks before that, after the quad his carotid arteries clogged up. He got a couple stents 5 years ago or so. Somewhere in there he had a run with heart failure from a med he was on.. He has diabetes, he had cancer in his left side salivary gland. Surgery and chemo.. And a couple strokes. He's a tough cookie but a very mild man.
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Barring an act of god, two weeks from now I will be pin free. I wonder if they'll let me keep it as a souvenir
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Have I reached 13,000 posts yet? They don't show on the mobile site.

38°C. Sunny and breezy.
13014. Shows on mine.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Barring an act of god, two weeks from now I will be pin free. I wonder if they'll let me keep it as a souvenir
Remember, pul pin then throw..... wait...wut....
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Nice lunch/crossword puzzle spot on today’s ride, except I have no endurance.
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Hmmm. I would have thought a master carpenter such as yourself would have mitered those corners , because endgrain. Likely there will be trim at the corners and I have jumped the gun (shark?)

Edit: Too harsh?
Ha! The Master Carpenter that used pocket screws? I mitered the top because it would have bothered me, otherwise, but I wasn't gettin' too fancy. I was thinking about some trim at the corners and to break up the sides, but the wife is happy as-is and I have a lot of other stuff to do, so very back-burner.
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Ha! The Master Carpenter that used pocket screws? I mitered the top because it would have bothered me, otherwise, but I wasn't gettin' too fancy. I was thinking about some trim at the corners and to break up the sides, but the wife is happy as-is and I have a lot of other stuff to do, so very back-burner.
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Originally Posted by ericy
Those things hurt like hell. What happened?
Tripped onto concrete when running, about two months ago. It was literally the weekend the pandemic was declared, so I never went to get checked out. Now there's a crease which is new, not symmetrical, and definitely not a roll.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Nice lunch/crossword puzzle spot on today’s ride, except I have no endurance.
That picture could make a wicked-hard jigsaw puzzle.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Tripped onto concrete when running, about two months ago. It was literally the weekend the pandemic was declared, so I never went to get checked out. Now there's a crease which is new, not symmetrical, and definitely not a roll.
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Remember, pul pin then throw..... wait...wut....
Then lobist thy Holy Hand Grenade towards thy vow, thus blowing him to smithereens
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I’m beat. Rode this morning, cut my yard and my parents yard. Put mulch down, power washed the house. Washed both vehicular devices. Wife refurbished our fire pit and our out door furniture. According to my fitbit I have walked 12 miles, feels a lot more than that.
Gunna try for 50 miles tomorrow if I am able to wake up.


When you all went to purchase a new saddle, how did that experience play out? Did you already know what you needed? Did your LBS help you figure out what would work best for you? I’m hopeful that I will be able to make the one that came with the C2 work, but it is not looking to hot at the moment.
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Originally Posted by ls01
yes. Be the bigger man
Mrs. datlas is working on it.
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Our wheelbarrow has a flat tire. I pumped it up but it’s leaking at the valve stem. It’s tubeless and the rim hole is 1/2”. I hope that’s an easily found part. Maybe I should find wheelbarrowforums and ask there??

Mine is not in much better shape. I tried to pump our tire up but I think the tube passed away many years ago. The axle is also extremely loose with no visible means of tightening it. As long as I don’t put anything in it, it continues to roll.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Tripped onto concrete when running, about two months ago. It was literally the weekend the pandemic was declared, so I never went to get checked out. Now there's a crease which is new, not symmetrical, and definitely not a roll.
how do you know it’s not a roll?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Hmmm. I would have thought a master carpenter such as yourself would have mitered those corners , because endgrain. Likely there will be trim at the corners and I have jumped the gun (shark?)

Edit: Too harsh?
Oh, snap.
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That picture could make a wicked-hard jigsaw puzzle.
Only in Massachusetts.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
When you all went to purchase a new saddle, how did that experience play out? Did you already know what you needed? Did your LBS help you figure out what would work best for you? I’m hopeful that I will be able to make the one that came with the C2 work, but it is not looking to hot at the moment.
Did you try to figure out the right width? I tried measuring yesterday, I may do again to see if correct.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Did you try to figure out the right width? I tried measuring yesterday, I may do again to see if correct.

Whyfi sent me an article that stated LBS may have foam to measure my bum shape. I havnt made it that far yet in the process, didn’t know if that was a common thing to do.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Whyfi sent me an article that stated LBS may have foam to measure my bum shape. I havnt made it that far yet in the process, didn’t know if that was a common thing to do.
Any Specialized dealer will have them.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
how do you know it’s not a roll?
I know what my torso looks like at different weights, and I'm relatively light right now (170.4). The crease also runs at an angle that crosses the crease when I bend and a bulge appears there. And it's exactly where I took the hardest part of the hit.

I also know the "roll" comments are funny, but seriously trust me, this isn't a crease that occurs at any weight between 160 and 240, and looks subjectively different from those.
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