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Old 01-03-23, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
In other motoring news, I-80 has reopened from Cheyenne to Laramie.
Why was it closed? Rock slide?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why was it closed? Rock slide?
Winter weather, prolly.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So daughter #2 had a health issue in November that required her to get an ambulance ride from one ER to another healthcare facility. I just got a note that our health insurance will NOT cover this and the charge is about $1700 for a trip that was only a few miles for a patient who was medically stable.

Obviously I am going to try to negotiate a more reasonable fee. Anyone have experience with this?
The facility that my MIL was last in had a policy that if a resident fell, they would transport them to the ER even if there was no indication of any injury. One of the problems was that MIL would report that she fell when she didn't to get some attention. When it happened the second time, we moved her to a place that would probe and ask more questions, then call to discuss, and then make an informed decision. Ambulance costs were crazy, especially considering there would be nothing wrong with her.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why was it closed? Rock slide?
Wintry conditions.

UPDATE! Eastbound is open across the state now

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I can tell you a car company not to buy.
It's a better buy today than it was last week.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
The low gear on my MTB is a 32x52, which is pretty darn low. I think I was in the 2nd-lowest gear for the steeper parts of that ride. The gearing is such that 15%+ isn't really a test of brute strength to muscle a big gear, but more a matter of how long you can tolerate going that damn slowly.
It's the butterflies passing you that gets to you. That and the old people with walkers.
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Conducted a foreclosure sale on some property today. Been a while. Felt good.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It's the butterflies passing you that gets to you. That and the old people with walkers.
In the warmer months we get gnats are irritating a **** on a long slow climb. I have found that the top speed of a So Cal gnat is 5mph. Above 5mph and they can't stay with you. Thankfully, Sunday's ride was in cool weather. I spent quite a bit of time at <5mph.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Winter weather, prolly.
They must not have the rapid winter weather response team that we have in TDOT Region 1.

Sadly you all missed your chance to cast your ballots last week.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
It's a better buy today than it was last week.
It will be better next week, probably.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's a windy mid-winter day in quasi-Siberia.
It's rough all over.

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Hot Take: "BOGO" should only be used when it's "buy one/get one free" and not "buy one, get one for half off," or, heaven forbid, "buy one, get one 25% off."
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Hot Take: "BOGO" should only be used when it's "buy one/get one free" and not "buy one, get one for half off," or, heaven forbid, "buy one, get one 25% off."
The funny thing is, "Buy one, get one" is how it NORMALLY works. I mean, you BUY one, and you GET one - the one you bought. But I suppose "BOGT" is harder to say than "BOGO".

Lately, Safeway has had some ridiculous promotions, like "Buy 3 get 2 more free" on 12-packs of Coke. So, to get the good price, you have to buy FIVE of the damn things. Or cereal - buy 2 get 2 more free.. Do they think my house is one giant pantry?
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Driving through some rural areas last week, I saw fireworks stands that advertised either "Buy 1 get 5 free" or "Buy 5 get 1 free." It got me wondering if I walked into each store and bought 6 packs of Black Cat firecrackers which one would be less expensive.
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Driving through some rural areas last week, I saw fireworks stands that advertised either "Buy 1 get 5 free" or "Buy 5 get 1 free." It got me wondering if I walked into each store and bought 6 packs of Black Cat firecrackers which one would be less expensive.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi

If it's any consolation you probably didn't just get rained on during a walking activity.

Fortunately it was just the leading blue/green band.


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Hi! What's this thread about?
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Creakvelo is no more.


Wife said she wanted to go to trek today. I asked why, she said she wanted to look at Jerseys.

When we got there she asked to see the emonda. my buddy brought it over and she said it’s yours.


Shop is swapping all the stuff off of it, should be able to get it Thursday.

I was completely shocked.
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Creakvelo is no more.


Wife said she wanted to go to trek today. I asked why, she said she wanted to look at Jerseys.

When we got there she asked to see the emonda. my buddy brought it over and she said it’s yours.


Shop is swapping all the stuff off of it, should be able to get it Thursday.

I was completely shocked.
Wow, can I have your wife?

While model Emonda?
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Wow, can I have your wife?

While model Emonda?


What I wanted for racing. Super stoked. Should pick it up Thursday.
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Hi! What's this thread about?
Complaints/grievances.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Complaints/grievances.

Take a number.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Take a number.
Already got a beef with your new bike?
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