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Old 01-21-23, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
As a senior regular here at BF, you should be accustomed to this in the winter months.
It's hard to remember it's winter. If I were still riding there would be a lot of mornings I'd be able to go outdoors. It's freaky.
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Lots of stupid in general.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It's hard to remember it's winter. If I were still riding there would be a lot of mornings I'd be able to go outdoors. It's freaky.
Nearly every morning this winter has been okay. I canít wait for march when the sun hits at 6 only to have it ripped away by DST

As a morning rider, I hate DST
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Lots of stupid in general.
Also, lots of stupid, in general.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Nearly every morning this winter has been okay. I canít wait for march when the sun hits at 6 only to have it ripped away by DST

As a morning rider, I hate DST
As an afternoon rider, I can't wait for DST! I used to ride mornings, but it's a problem when you're the West Coast outpost of an East Coast company - they always want to hold meetings at convenient times for them, not for me.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
As an afternoon rider, I can't wait for DST! I used to ride mornings, but it's a problem when you're the West Coast outpost of an East Coast company - they always want to hold meetings at convenient times for them, not for me.
I could totally live with a 5-2 schedule. Weíre early birds anyway. Then I guess Iíd be an afternoon rider.

I always get hammered with meeting from 4:30-5:30 because thatís when it is convenient for everyone else (and me)
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Fever is back. I feel like ****, am bored out of my mind and canít smell or taste anything. Iím really mad I kept putting off the bivalent booster- probably never would have gotten sick like all of my other close exposures.

I guess one positive is the lack of appetite will help me drop a few LBs closer to target weight?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Nearly every morning this winter has been okay. I canít wait for march when the sun hits at 6 only to have it ripped away by DST

As a morning rider, I hate DST
Same. DST is horrible.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Fever is back. I feel like ****, am bored out of my mind and canít smell or taste anything. Iím really mad I kept putting off the bivalent booster- probably never would have gotten sick like all of my other close exposures.

I guess one positive is the lack of appetite will help me drop a few LBs closer to target weight?
As crappy as they make me feel, I want all the shots I can get. Only delay them if I'm doing a trip at roughly the same time to get maximum effectiveness then.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I could totally live with a 5-2 schedule. Weíre early birds anyway. Then I guess Iíd be an afternoon rider.

I always get hammered with meeting from 4:30-5:30 because thatís when it is convenient for everyone else (and me)
Not me. I'm a confirmed night owl. I've always been that way, but the problem now is that as I've gotten older, it's harder for me to sleep in past 8 AM. My 13 year old Greyhound is even worse that way now. He seems to have "Old Man Bladder".
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Fever is back. I feel like ****, am bored out of my mind and canít smell or taste anything. Iím really mad I kept putting off the bivalent booster- probably never would have gotten sick like all of my other close exposures.

I guess one positive is the lack of appetite will help me drop a few LBs closer to target weight?
Another positive is you are VERY unlikely to get it again in the next 6 months or so. Beyond that, not so much.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Donuts ride was a success. We all stayed together and kept the effort moderate. It was cold and grey and windy, but even so, a joyous ride.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Itís amazing how fast this infection hits and is gone.

Symptoms started Thursday morning as a sinus headache, fever hit Thursday afternoon, yesterday was miserable with body aches and a fever that wouldnít go below 101even with NSAIDs.

This morning no fever, no aches, just congestion and irritating post nasal drip. I could probably go ride if my wife would let me (she wonít).

3 more days of isolation in my officeÖ
Covid? My wife and I each had the strangest colds we've ever had. We didn't bother to test, having a single at home test here in the house. And frankly it never occurred to (first) me, and later her until after both had passed very quickly and without some normal cold symptoms.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
As crappy as they make me feel, I want all the shots I can get. Only delay them if I'm doing a trip at roughly the same time to get maximum effectiveness then.
I couldnít get it when I got my flu shot, then just didnít want to lose a day feeling sick. Live and learn
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Another positive is you are VERY unlikely to get it again in the next 6 months or so. Beyond that, not so much.

Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks, I guess that is an upside
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not me. I'm a confirmed night owl. I've always been that way, but the problem now is that as I've gotten older, it's harder for me to sleep in past 8 AM. My 13 year old Greyhound is even worse that way now. He seems to have "Old Man Bladder".
I used to be a night owl, then as I got to be 25 it got harder to sleep past 4am...
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Damn NFL games start too late on Saturday.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Fever is back. I feel like ****, am bored out of my mind and canít smell or taste anything. Iím really mad I kept putting off the bivalent booster- probably never would have gotten sick like all of my other close exposures.

I guess one positive is the lack of appetite will help me drop a few LBs closer to target weight?
Get your rest, feel better.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I used to be a night owl, then as I got to be 25 it got harder to sleep past 4am...
At 25, sleeping in used to be 11 AM. Now, it's more like 8:30. I actually slept in till 9:30 recently and felt SO decadent!
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Damn NFL games start too late on Saturday.
Wouldnít it be something if the Giants knocked off Philly. I donít hate the Giants near as much as I hate Philly. I mean, how could you really hate a team that denied Brady two extra rings?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Donuts ride was a success. We all stayed together and kept the effort moderate. It was cold and grey and windy, but even so, a joyous ride.
I was looking at the donut shop pic and couldn't help wondering what in the heck was the bike on the far left. Could only see half of it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Also, lots of stupid, in general.
Are you saying lots of stupid in general, in general, generally?
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My sleep schedule has some how ended up on dairy milking time. I used to ask my grandpa why he went to bed at 8-8:30 and he'd reply, "Cows don't milk themselves."
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Wouldnít it be something if the Giants knocked off Philly. I donít hate the Giants near as much as I hate Philly. I mean, how could you really hate a team that denied Brady two extra rings?
I appreciate the assist last week, but I can't return the favor tomorrow night my friend.

Eagles did deny Brady one ring too, mind...

But only the one!
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I donít want to shill for pactimo, but I will again. Their bibs are hands down best Iíve ever used from a comfort perspective. 7+ hours and they still feel good.

they have their summit series jerseys on sale right now for $75 down from 150ish- Iím a huge fan and have been stocking up slowly over time. Theyíre super comfortable and cool nicely. They also have a pretty decent rewards program.

this jersey for $70 is a steal

https://www.pactimo.com/products/men...40536166170803
Iíve heard only good things about Pactimo. I should try them the next time I need something. Of course I say that about Assos and Rapha too.

Speaking of Rapha, I bought several of the tech shirts that are on sale right now. And a sweatshirt. They are damn comfortable and fit me well. But I donít have any of their bibs or jerseysÖ
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Originally Posted by genejockey
At 25, sleeping in used to be 11 AM. Now, it's more like 8:30. I actually slept in till 9:30 recently and felt SO decadent!
I tapped the snooze button 3 times today.
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