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Old 02-12-23, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
I had what I think was a ganglion cyst on the top side of my wrist, right in the center. Someone told me people did "bible therapy" where they struck the cyst with a book to rupture it. I tried it with no luck. Eventually I hit it with a hammer, still no luck.

I think it was falling off my motorcycle that fixed it.
1 I don't have a motorcycle
2 That might leave a mark that won't buff out
3 I'm fragile
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I wonder if Reading has a quality library and reading rooms?
We have 15 libraries in Cobb County. There are 2 I can think within 3 miles of my house. That's seems like a lot of libraries for a county with ~800,000 residents.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
You people are violent.

I'm guessing the hitting tactic was an old wives tale. Along the lines of rubbing a potato on something then burying the potato in the back yard.

I'll just ignore it and hope it goes away.

#BuryingMyHeadInTheSand
Does it hurt or bother you? The thing I had hurt all the time, especially when I flexed my wrist back.

Never heard the one about burying a potato.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
You people are violent.

I'm guessing the hitting tactic was an old wives tale. Along the lines of rubbing a potato on something then burying the potato in the back yard.

I'll just ignore it and hope it goes away.

#BuryingMyHeadInTheSand
Youíre doubting my maw-maw? Iím hurt.
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Originally Posted by big john
Does it hurt or bother you? The thing I had hurt all the time, especially when I flexed my wrist back.

Never heard the one about burying a potato.
You prolly didn't grow up in Pennsyltuckey like me and Velo Vol

It doesn't hurt or really bother me other than the fact it exists. I just noticed it last night, it's about the size of regular M & M.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Youíre doubting my maw-maw? Iím hurt.
Your maw-maw is probably right. I'll have it looked at and the Doc will probably whack it with a Physicians Desk Reference.
#ToughLove
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Youíre doubting my maw-maw? Iím hurt.
How are those ribs? Do you want me to hit them with a Bible?
#OneSizeFitsAll
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
How are those ribs? Do you want me to hit them with a Bible?
#OneSizeFitsAll
Please don’t. They still hurt… a lot but oddly, they hardly hurt at all on the bike. Historically, I’ve found this to be the case with damaged ribs. It hurts more driving the car than it does to ride.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm making Chili tomorrow with soy crumbles in honor of Dr. Doug. The last of the mighty Doug's.

I also have a lump on my wrist on the outer side. It might be a ganglion cyst but I'm no Doctor.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Your maw-maw is probably right. I'll have it looked at and the Doc will probably whack it with a Physicians Desk Reference.
#ToughLove
Thatís better than the Merck Manual.
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Pic from yesterdayís Pagoda ride.


Dangit, I so wanted to believe it was full of people reading books.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Larry David rides with you? Cool!
I am Larry Davidís doppelgšnger, but 15 years younger. Sad!
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Anyone else here follow the stop sign pole in Auburn, ME? Welp for those who don't, they put the cutest little jersey barriers around it (which at least one vehicle has since run into), but NOW, this other pole is getting driven into...



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We have an infamous bridge over by Liverpool, just west of Syracuse. It has a Facebook page, and its own website with merch. Onondaga Lake Parkway (olpbridge.com)

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Originally Posted by rjones28
We have an infamous bridge over by Liverpool, just west of Syracuse. It has a Facebook page, and its own website with merch. Onondaga Lake Parkway (olpbridge.com)

At least itís not a mega bus- that was awful
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Originally Posted by big john
Does it hurt or bother you? The thing I had hurt all the time, especially when I flexed my wrist back.

Never heard the one about burying a potato.
That's one way to get more potatoes.
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Anyone notice the leaderboard?
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At least itís not a mega bus- that was awful
Indeed.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
We have 15 libraries in Cobb County. There are 2 I can think within 3 miles of my house. That's seems like a lot of libraries for a county with ~800,000 residents.
We have more with a smaller population (MOTD).



While at the website I am renewing my checkedout book.
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We have an infamous bridge over by Liverpool, just west of Syracuse. It has a Facebook page, and its own website with merch. Onondaga Lake Parkway (olpbridge.com)
Have you bought anything? Do you have a bridge T-shirt?
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Originally Posted by datlas
Anyone notice the leaderboard?
I think I'm gonna retrospectively declare this a Recovery Week.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
While at the website I am renewing my checkedout book.
Uh oh. I might not be able to do so.


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I don't think LesterOfPuppets could have ID'd this one.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
I think I'm gonna retrospectively declare this a Recovery Week.
Same- this has been a nuts weekend- one kid had 4 showings of the middle school musical that she needed to be carted to and from, other had 2 softball practices.

Was going to get another ride in this morning, but ex wife drama made that not happen.

On the bright side- threatening court worked with the cell phone nonsense and cooler heads prevailed.

I might get a ride in after the last showing of this play- we will see
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And I thought this kind of vehicle was a modern marvel. Wrong. #TIL

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