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Old 12-30-20, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I made some special holiday oatmeal cookies. Started out by simmering, then soaking raisins, dates, pecans, and walnuts in some bourbon...
Oatmeal raisin cookies can be good, but it took me 50 years to realize that.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm reviewing the report from today's appointment with the witch doctor (the first one I've actually had with him, not a nurse, in more than a year):



Observations:

(1) I didn't think the consultation was particularly lengthy or complicated. I don't know how billing works, but this seems to me to be a justification to upgrade ($$) the coding. He repeated himself a lot and didn't offer a lot of other options.

(2) What was more complicated was the "aspiration" part. Now there's a euphemism. He was talking about how difficult I am as a patient, telling me that my last doctor must have mistakenly omitted me from her "problem patient" list when she left.

Then he just throws out the idea ("I'm brainstorming") of draining my knee and giving me a shot. wut No one ever talked about doing this before. After hee hawing around for a few minutes he said we should try it at least once, "to see what happens."

So I get on the table and he starts rummaging through some drawers, looking at almost-empty bottles. (There was an unnamed assistant sitting there for reasons I never determined, entering stuff into the computer). Finally he assembles his voodoo kit, smears ointments just above my knee, sprays on a freezing/numbing agent, and jams a huge syringe into my leg to extract "fluid."

After milking it out for a minute or so, he manages to suck out about 50 ml of "Mellow Yellow," as he affectionately called it.

After that I got to walk do the hall to the infusion room to have a needle stuck in my arm for over two hours. A delightful afternoon.

Where do I sign up for snake therapy?
Ugh. How awful! Iíd be thinking about the snakes too, but this is at least marginally more effective.
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Old 12-30-20, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Do you have wide-ish feet? Because this is a pretty good summary of how those brands work for me, too. At this rate, just cut your losses and get some Lakes.

On the contrary I have always been told they are narrow.


While at contes my wife asked what size they thought she would need. She mentioned that she wanted to start riding for fun but probably would only be able to go once a week. She got recommended a pinarello for 5,000 because pinarello has more size options than most other companies. I wondered what she would have recommended if she said she wanted to become a serious rider.
Measured my wife last night using the CC.com bike fit calculator. I know itís not perfect but it popped out she would need a size 46. Domane smallest size is 49. I picked out a Liv Avail for 950.00, this is all hypothetical. Last night she wanted a bike next week she will not be interested.

While at I asked them about a bike fitting for me as well and itís 300 dollars. Sounds like they use sensors and do the whole nine yards but thatís still a little bit more than what I would like to spend.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Oatmeal raisin cookies can be good, but it took me 50 years to realize that.

Only with peanut butter on top, and only if I am not told what it is before hand.
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Old 12-30-20, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Eye exam and new specs time. The total bill will be more than an expensive pair of shoes.
Yah same here, new glasses generally run me in the 600 range
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Old 12-30-20, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My Northwave boots are old, at least 20 years old so I've been looking for new boots. I ordered some Bontrager from my LBS but I couldn't begin to get them on, mainly because I have a high arch/instep. I did buy some Garneau boots from a guy that I know on another board but they're out on a USPS tour of the country at the moment.
They're probably hanging out with my shorts
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Old 12-30-20, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
On the contrary I have always been told they are narrow.


While at contes my wife asked what size they thought she would need. She mentioned that she wanted to start riding for fun but probably would only be able to go once a week. She got recommended a pinarello for 5,000 because pinarello has more size options than most other companies. I wondered what she would have recommended if she said she wanted to become a serious rider.
Measured my wife last night using the CC.com bike fit calculator. I know itís not perfect but it popped out she would need a size 46. Domane smallest size is 49. I picked out a Liv Avail for 950.00, this is all hypothetical. Last night she wanted a bike next week she will not be interested.

While at I asked them about a bike fitting for me as well and itís 300 dollars. Sounds like they use sensors and do the whole nine yards but thatís still a little bit more than what I would like to spend.
The fitting is probably the best $300 Iíve ever spent on bike stuff
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
After carefully scouring today's posts, I have determined that this thread needs more @Velo Vol.
YMMV
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I have more bike shoes than plain shoes. Or pedestrian shoes. Or whatever those things are called.
shoes......they're called shoes.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
In early December, my wife got a big tin of assorted cookies from her employer. That day, my kids decided that they wanted to split one of the cookies for their bedtime treat (their sweets intake is limited, usually to something small before they start getting ready for bed). My son went digging through the layers in the tin and pulled out a chocolate chip cookie, broke it in two and gave one half to his sister. They took bites simultaneously. My son exclaimed in disgust as soon as he realized that he'd grabbed an oatmeal raisin cookie by mistake. My daughter took a bite, started chewing and then silently retched twice. I had some momentary concern, I really thought that she was going to puke, but it was one of the more funny things I'd seen in a while.
I literally loled. Poor kid.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
On the contrary I have always been told they are narrow.


While at contes my wife asked what size they thought she would need. She mentioned that she wanted to start riding for fun but probably would only be able to go once a week. She got recommended a pinarello for 5,000 because pinarello has more size options than most other companies. I wondered what she would have recommended if she said she wanted to become a serious rider.
Measured my wife last night using the CC.com bike fit calculator. I know itís not perfect but it popped out she would need a size 46. Domane smallest size is 49. I picked out a Liv Avail for 950.00, this is all hypothetical. Last night she wanted a bike next week she will not be interested.

While at I asked them about a bike fitting for me as well and itís 300 dollars. Sounds like they use sensors and do the whole nine yards but thatís still a little bit more than what I would like to spend.
ask othe cyclists in your area for recommendations for a fitter. Also realize. They are going yo sell you sh.. stuff on top of the $300.00. " you need this longer stem with these short reach bars, and a set back seat post"..how much$ only another $400.00.
lots of places use these services to add cash flow without any real benefit to you.
lots of good info online too about fitting.
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Old 12-30-20, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01
shoes......they're called shoes.
Just plain shoes? That's weird.
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Originally Posted by ls01
ask othe cyclists in your area for recommendations for a fitter. Also realize. They are going yo sell you sh.. stuff on top of the $300.00. " you need this longer stem with these short reach bars, and a set back seat post"..how are much$ only another $400.00.
lots of places use these services to add cash flow without any real benefit to you.
lots of good phf atinfo online too about fitting.

Thats a big concern, and I think that was even mentioned when she was describing the fit process. Other than possibly a set back post I canít imagine having to buy anything.
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Getting ready to ride. It’s a balmy 29F out.
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Originally Posted by ls01
They're probably hanging out with my shorts
Probably. Circling the country...
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Originally Posted by ls01
shoes......they're called shoes.
I call some sandals.
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I love chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies about equally, what’s the problem?

Cheesecake, however, rules all.

Then comes ice cream.

Then comes layer cake.

Then comes Oreos.

Then comes cookies, other.

Then comes pie.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Getting ready to ride. Itís a balmy 29F out.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I love chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies about equally, whatís the problem?

Cheesecake, however, rules all.

Then comes ice cream.

Then comes layer cake.

Then comes Oreos.

Then comes cookies, other.

Then comes pie.
Where does Stroopwafels fit into your list?
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Oatmeal raisin cookies can be good, but it took me 50 years to realize that.
I enjoy a good oatmeal raisin cookie. Mrs. rjones28 will go cookie-less, rather than eat an oatmeal raisin cookie.
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If you search on “Annual Pissing Contest” you will see several old threads started by patentcad like this one: Let the OFFICIAL Pcad 5th Annual BF Mileage Pissing Contestô commence.

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I call some sandals.
I have a pair of sandals. I wear them about once a year.
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25 degrees this morning. I think I spend more time mentally preparing to go then I spend riding.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I enjoy a good oatmeal raisin cookie. Mrs. rjones28 will go cookie-less, rather than eat an oatmeal raisin cookie.
I'm with Mrs., Mrs. Jones.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I have a pair of sandals. I wear them about once a year.
I have no sandals, so I guess I get to call all of my shoes, "shoes".
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