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Old 12-15-20, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
stay ahead of the pain.
Key concept!
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Don't forget the bowel regimen to complement the pain meds. Do it now and thank me later.
This. Get some prunes, together with powdered magnesium, worked well for me.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Anyone on Cigna medical insurance? I'm picking a plan on the marketplace and it's not easy figuring out the drug coverage part. Mouse drugs are $$$$.
Wait til the last minute much?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
At first glance, this looks like the kind of thing I'm looking for. Psychology, finance, history, politics, legal, culture. etc. Sorry LAJ , not NASCAR.
I figured that it might be of interest to you. I downloaded a bunch for road trips a few years back and thought that they were fascinating. They, uh, don't exactly appeal to kids, though, so I haven't gone back to them as priorities have shifted from entertaining me to entertaining them (and keeping them from driving me crazy). I might have to revisit, though, now that I've taken to wearing earbuds on rides and around the house when doing rote chores.

There was one other good podcast that I'd listened to as the same time, but I don't recall the name at the moment. I'll have to see if I can dig it up.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Anyone on Cigna medical insurance? I'm picking a plan on the marketplace and it's not easy figuring out the drug coverage part. Mouse drugs are $$$$.
I'd be shopping for jobs and housing in the Great White North.
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[MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION] and Bah Humbug Need a nice reasonably priced knife for the missus. You know, good bang for the buck thing. One of those with dimples along the blade edge . . . is that to keep stuff from sticking to the knife? Talk to me.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The power numbers are wrong. Way off. No one can sustain that average power, not even a doped-up pro.
I'd say the calorie burn is just about right. I often burn 5,000 calories per hour on a ride. SMFH.

About all you can trust is mileage and time. Elevation is overstated on strava as well. I would trust Garmin for Elevation.
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Small, light, box from Shimano, addressed to LSS, was just left at the front door. CF fishing reel?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Full arm nerve block is super weird. But it’s wearing off and the pain increasing.
Wishing a swift recovery for you!
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Small, light, box from Shimano, addressed to LSS, was just left at the front door. CF fishing reel?


I dug that up as a joke initially, but that would be pretty cool, gonna have to add some eBay saved searches...
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Originally Posted by BillyD
[MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION] and Bah Humbug Need a nice reasonably priced knife for the missus. You know, good bang for the buck thing. One of those with dimples along the blade edge . . . is that to keep stuff from sticking to the knife? Talk to me.
Not sure your budget, but I bought two Mac Mightly knifes, one the 8" MTH-80. They fit my and my wife's hands perfectly, well balanced, crazy sharp and have dimples. However dimples don't do much to help with sticking.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I often burn 5,000 calories per hour on a ride.
What kind of moped do you have?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
This. Get some prunes, together with powdered magnesium, worked well for me.
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I used prune juice. 3 large glasses a day. Nothing like being constipated with 10 broken ribs to push against.
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Its new bibs day!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'd be shopping for jobs and housing in the Great White North.
If I froze to death I guess that would take care of the healthcare costs.

Even if I could figure out the drug formulary list, I don't know what drug I might end up taking next year, I just know it will be expensive.

Sigh.
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Its new bibs day!
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Originally Posted by BillyD
[MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION] and Bah Humbug Need a nice reasonably priced knife for the missus. You know, good bang for the buck thing. One of those with dimples along the blade edge . . . is that to keep stuff from sticking to the knife? Talk to me.
What kind of stuff is she cutting and in what kinds of quantities? Yes, the dimpling is ostensibly to keep stuff from sticking, but I don't know how effective it is and it would really depend on what kind of stuff you're cutting, anyway.

First thought would be a Santoku from Wusthof, Zwilling or MAC - full tang, riveted handles should run in the ~$100 region. They work well if you keep them sharp and you don't need to be too careful with them (but, for the love of god, don't put them in the dishwasher). The one drawback could be size - blades are usually in the 6.5-7" region - which might be small if she's cutting large quantities or large items.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06



A friend of mine this morning. Not saying the numbers are wrong, but I don’t understand how average power can be so high and speed be what it is.
Lol. That's hilariously wrong. Some of the best sprinters in the world can only hold 1200w for 15-20 sec (granted, this is at the end of a multi-hour long race, but still). Assuming that his position isn't too far out of whack, that it wasn't unusually windy, that his tires were of decent quality, etc, etc, it's probably overestimating by more than 1,000w.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
[MENTION=185471]WhyFi[/MENTION] and Bah Humbug Need a nice reasonably priced knife for the missus. You know, good bang for the buck thing. One of those with dimples along the blade edge . . . is that to keep stuff from sticking to the knife? Talk to me.
Originally Posted by WhyFi

First thought would be a Santoku from Wusthof, Zwilling or MAC - full tang, riveted handles should run in the ~$100 region. They work well if you keep them sharp and you don't need to be too careful with them (but, for the love of god, don't put them in the dishwasher). The one drawback could be size - blades are usually in the 6.5-7" region - which might be small if she's cutting large quantities or large items.
I have a couple of those (Zwilling?). They feel good in the hand and take a great edge. I think my big one must be about 9". I bought them at a military exchange, but I don't think I paid anywhere near 100.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
What kind of stuff is she cutting and in what kinds of quantities? Yes, the dimpling is ostensibly to keep stuff from sticking, but I don't know how effective it is and it would really depend on what kind of stuff you're cutting, anyway.

First thought would be a Santoku from Wusthof, Zwilling or MAC - full tang, riveted handles should run in the ~$100 region. They work well if you keep them sharp and you don't need to be too careful with them (but, for the love of god, don't put them in the dishwasher). The one drawback could be size - blades are usually in the 6.5-7" region - which might be small if she's cutting large quantities or large items.
Veggies, She consumes a lot of veggies. We have two regular chef knives so yes, I was thinking a large Santouku. She will be so thrilled.

Thanks! Kind of late to order stuff but maybe I can get out to Bed, Bath & Beyond today before the storm.
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I'd used German knives prior to the Mac. Japanese knifes tend to use much harder steel that keeps its edge very well, but are more susceptible to chipping, so care is key. Use a softer steel German knife for cutting stuff with fibre or hard bits or where twisting (de-boning) is needed. They also have a different blade edge angle which is important to know if you sharpen yourself. There are certainly higher end and much more pricey ones, but the Mac seems to balance the quality/cost ratio perfectly. The have a 10" chef knife as well if you want longer. My other Mac is an 8" Santoku. I freaking love the Mac knives, they make me want to cook.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
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Kind of late to order stuff but maybe I can get out to Bed, Bath & Beyond today before the storm.
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A 7 inch Zwilling looks like my price range.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam
I'd used German knives prior to the Mac. Japanese knifes tend to use much harder steel that keeps its edge very well, but are more susceptible to chipping, so care is key. Use a softer steel German knife for cutting stuff with fibre or hard bits or where twisting (de-boning) is needed. They also have a different blade edge angle which is important to know if you sharpen yourself. There are certainly higher end and much more pricey ones, but the Mac seems to balance the quality/cost ratio perfectly. The have a 10" chef knife as well if you want longer. My other Mac is an 8" Santoku. I freaking love the Mac knives, they make me want to cook.
Do they come with AppleCare?
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