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Old 01-12-21, 09:35 AM
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Thats is something that needs to be addressed. Cleats didn't used to be this cheap. 2 years ago they suddenly turned to absolute sh...rubbish! Im going through 3 pairs a year now. That's just un acceptable. The blue seem to last a little longer but man the yellow bits would just fall off from a hard look. I've put a foot down and almost ended up on my ass when the cleat goes skating out from under me. No bueno!

You got your money out of those for 👍 sure!
One can, or could recently, get the real Shimano gray market item for 4 or 5 bucks a pair from multiple sources on AliExpress.

I also use cleat covers.
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Speaking of the covid, one of my patients is an ID physician who works for a big Pharma company in vaccines (but his expertise is Ebola) . I just saw him and he told me the good news is the new UK variant preserves the spike protein (which is the target of the vaccines) but early studies suggest the new variant from Africa has a slightly different spike protein. Whether this affects the virus is not yet clear but could be a problem. Stay tuned.
Yeah, my boss, who is a neurovirologist, said that too. Most reassuring.
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Feel better today so I guess it was nothing.
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Feel better today so I guess it was nothing.
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Everyone includes me. I guess I need to report myself
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Feel better today so I guess it was nothing.
I sometimes wonder how many viruses are out there that cause subclinical disease - that is, something that makes you sick but not bad enough or for long enough for anyone to seek medical help. Back when The Boys were little, the Older Boy woke up in the middle of the night and barfed all over his bed. As we cleaned him and the bed up, we prepared ourselves for a sleepless night with more barfing. But no, he fell right back to sleep, and woke up in the morning not only feeling better, but actually hungry.

The next night, his little brother did the exact same thing - wake up, barf once, fall back asleep, wake up hungry.

I concluded that there's a "Wake Up And Barf Once Virus" that nobody would ever study because nobody ever goes to the doctor about it.
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Speaking of the covid, one of my patients is an ID physician who works for a big Pharma company in vaccines (but his expertise is Ebola) . I just saw him and he told me the good news is the new UK variant preserves the spike protein (which is the target of the vaccines) but early studies suggest the new variant from Africa has a slightly different spike protein. Whether this affects the virus is not yet clear but could be a problem. Stay tuned.
Pfizer reported that initial studies with vaccinee blood seem to indicate the response the vaccine elicits does protect against the UK and South African variants. Fingers crossed, but I sure hope everyone's working on multivalent vaccines and a really fast way to get them out there.
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I understood post #1271 to be you calling me out for being a big meanie.

Maybe I was, but I was also being a big meanie towards myself.

IDK. I got like 4 hours of sleep last night. I'm a little loopy.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I understood post #1271 to be you calling me out for being a big meanie.

Maybe I was, but I was also being a big meanie towards myself.

IDK. I got like 4 hours of sleep last night. I'm a little loopy.
No. I was poking fun, suggesting that your comment (some people never get beyond the ******* stage) was political jab.
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Cowboys could use him, but it sounds like he would not mix with Jerry very well.
wut

In addiction to the fact he's only been there one year, and he's shown good judgement by jettisoning the OC and DC coaches, and we were absent our top QB, McCarthy is just an all-around better fit for the team than Peterson.
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It still baffles me when it happens. Like, you have nothing better to do than to virtually eavesdrop on a bunch of people that you don't like?
Leaves one speechless. Without words.
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Leaves one speechless. Without words.
Mods got a tough job, don't they?
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No. I was poking fun, suggesting that your comment (some people never get beyond the ******* stage) was political jab.
Understood!
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Pfizer reported that initial studies with vaccinee blood seem to indicate the response the vaccine elicits does protect against the UK and South African variants. Fingers crossed, but I sure hope everyone's working on multivalent vaccines and a really fast way to get them out there.
Yeah, I do hope that even if the spike protein is slightly different, the epitope is conserved. I know enough to ask about it but don't know enough to comment on it.
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I understood post #1271 to be you calling me out for being a big meanie.
Nah, not at all, as it's not political.

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No. I was poking fun, suggesting that your comment (some people never get beyond the ******* stage) was political jab.
Not political, just a sad statement of fact. My wife just happened to mention this morning how fortunate "normal" people are to not be born stupid. #countyourblessings
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Mods got a tough job, don't they?
Go ahead, make my day.
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When a package arrives within your own metro area and the estimated delivery is still more than 48 hours out, it's just
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While Addiction feels like a small community most of the time, there are those that lurk, waiting to wag their finger at us. Sad!
Yes, but enough about the moderators.
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Yes, but enough about the moderators.
Don't moderate me, man!
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Yes, but enough about the moderators.
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Yeah, I do hope that even if the spike protein is slightly different, the epitope is conserved. I know enough to ask about it but don't know enough to comment on it.
Let's just say we're lucky that SARS-CoV2 hasn't figured out what HIV did - decorate your envelope protein with immunodominant, non-neutralizing epitopes while hiding the neutralizing epitope in a cleft.
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Let's just say we're lucky that SARS-CoV2 hasn't figured out what HIV did - decorate your envelope protein with immunodominant, non-neutralizing epitopes while hiding the neutralizing epitope in a cleft.
That's what I've been saying.
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Let's just say we're lucky that SARS-CoV2 hasn't figured out what HIV did - decorate your envelope protein with immunodominant, non-neutralizing epitopes while hiding the neutralizing epitope in a cleft.
You know I LOVE it when you talk science like that!
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