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Road Cycling It 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. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-31-21, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I'm officially down a bike. Roadified the Fuji CX and sold it to a friend. We're trying to make him into an ex-runner.
I'm officially down a lumbar disc.
#Ruptured
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Old 03-31-21, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Agreed. Why push it?

My symptoms didn't arrive until the next day. Promptly. I would just rest up the shot-day and the following day. Most people are good to go by the second day.
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ftfy. Apparently no escape.
Im confirmed for 12:45 Saturday. Decided best course of action is an easy 40 or so. Gives me time to rest a bit, get the shot, then do some yard work.

going to drink a ****-ton of fluids as I heard that helps.
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Old 03-31-21, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm officially down a lumbar disc.
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sorry to hear that man
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Old 03-31-21, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm officially down a lumbar disc.
#Ruptured
I've got plenty of pain in case anybody wants some.
#CryBaby
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Old 03-31-21, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
sorry to hear that man
I need to HTFU. Pain is temporary, losing is forever.
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Old 03-31-21, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm officially down a lumbar disc.
#Ruptured
That sounds kind of uncomfortable.
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Old 03-31-21, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm officially down a lumbar disc.
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Ouch.

Gonna need a shorter stem.

Maybe.
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Old 03-31-21, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I've got plenty of pain in case anybody wants some.
#CryBaby
I'm all set. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I need to HTFU. Pain is temporary, losing is forever.
That's the spirit.
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Old 03-31-21, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Ouch.

Gonna need a shorter stem.

Maybe.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Must have been something in the air. I never have problems with drivers but someone tried to coal roll me yesterday.

They really need to work on their technique and be mindful of relative wind though. They started when they were probably 10 yards in front of me but there was a pretty stiff L->R crosswind so I didn't even get a whiff of it!
Reminds me of the time I was out walking the dog and a carload of young morons drives by, and someone tries to egg me. But apparently they had no experience with adjusting for relative velocity, as the egg flew past at least 6 feet in front of me.

EDIT: Also reminds me of the time a friend and I were riding and ended up in the middle of a charity ride. Some young toughs in a pickup (why is it ALWAYS a pickup?) drove by and the passenger did the usual "Get off the road!" shout. So I gave him a very friendly wave and shouted "HI!". I could see the passenger get pissed off that I seem to have misinterpreted him...
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Im confirmed for 12:45 Saturday. Decided best course of action is an easy 40 or so. Gives me time to rest a bit, get the shot, then do some yard work.

going to drink a ****-ton of fluids as I heard that helps.
Fluids won't help, but knock yourself out!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Fluids won't help, but knock yourself out!
you make me sad
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Old 03-31-21, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm officially down a lumbar disc.
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They did another MRI? All that matters is how it feels.

And, say, are they placing those injections transforaminally? Practice varies widely, but the literature shows no benefit for other approaches.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Is this rolling coal? Also, front and rear suspension? Ahead of it's time.
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Old 03-31-21, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
you make me sad
Personally, anything, such as peeing, that forced me to get out from under my doubled up down comforter and start shivering again, was a negative. Of course, I tried to do it "natural" and only broke down and took some Tylenol 24 hours in, when the headache became unbearable.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Personally, anything, such as peeing, that forced me to get out from under my doubled up down comforter and start shivering again, was a negative. Of course, I tried to do it "natural" and only broke down and took some Tylenol 24 hours in, when the headache became unbearable.
Have also heard Tylenol vs ibuprofen for the headache and fever? But that seems to depend on who you ask
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Must have been something in the air. I never have problems with drivers but someone tried to coal roll me yesterday.

They really need to work on their technique and be mindful of relative wind though. They started when they were probably 10 yards in front of me but there was a pretty stiff L->R crosswind so I didn't even get a whiff of it!
Spring weather brings 'em out.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Have also heard Tylenol vs ibuprofen for the headache and fever? But that seems to depend on who you ask
There is a superstition that anything which interferes with the inflammatory response will reduce the "take." However, there is no evidence for this. The CDC says "talk to your doctor" about it, just in case your doctor has some half-assed opinion on it. Most doctors I know who had big time symptoms took something. Try Tylenol first.
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Oh, yeah - and it is very rigid. Fantastic for out-of-saddle efforts, because there's absolutely no flex in the BB. Rides a little hard, for that reason, but now that I'm not running 125# in the 25s I have on it, it's a lot easier on the bum. Actually more cushy than the Cannondale with 25s inflated the same (90F/95R).
I have a 92 Paramount PDG. A very stiff frame. Tange Prestige Oversized tubing. Until I discovered cushy tires, it was difficult on imperfect roads. It currently wears 27mm Open Pavs. With another pair waiting for these to wear out. 320 tpi.
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Papa no longer needs a new pair of shoes.


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Originally Posted by abshipp
Such a cool shape. Also makes possible one of my all-time favorite fork crowns:

That is a pretty fork
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Agreed. Why push it?

My symptoms didn't arrive until the next day. Promptly. I would just rest up the shot-day and the following day. Most people are good to go by the second day.
My first shot responded like that.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Im confirmed for 12:45 Saturday. Decided best course of action is an easy 40 or so. Gives me time to rest a bit, get the shot, then do some yard work.

going to drink a ****-ton of fluids as I heard that helps.
Fluids are always a plus. Which reminds me, I need to focus on more daily water.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Papa no longer needs a new pair of shoes.


But does papa have a brand new bag?
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