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Old 01-11-23, 06:38 PM
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The nurse at my infusion this morning repeatedly marveled at my low heart rate.

I thought about saying that it came with being a serious athlete, but my physique should have made that obvious.

that’s weird. Mice usually have pretty high heart rates. Maybe you are dying? You prolly need more infusions. call the witch doctor.
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Old 01-11-23, 06:40 PM
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Okay. Yeah, 'We need the rain', but this is just getting tiresome.
Is it raining there today? Didn't rain here but it was colder than normal. Supposed to start raining again this weekend.
We had a good ride, started cold and only got up to about 50.
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I do need to lose five pounds to get back into racing shape, though.
I need to lose 5 to get back to where I need to lose 5 more.
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Old 01-11-23, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Is it raining there today? Didn't rain here but it was colder than normal. Supposed to start raining again this weekend.
We had a good ride, started cold and only got up to about 50.
Yep. All damn day. We were SUPPOSED to get two dry days, or so they thought on Saturday. By Monday, they said, "Yeah, no. It's gonna rain", and sure enough, it has. Yesterday was dry-ish.

It really is reminding me a lot of 1982, when I moved out here (technically I arrived on 28December 1981). It seemed like a storm every other day.
Then I traded it in.
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I had to look it up - 80 bpm is smack dab in the middle of "normal" for a woman in her 60s. It seemed so high to me!
There was a period when my RA wasn't being controlled well at all. I noticed my heart rate had gone up into the 80s.

That seemed very worrisome to me. I told the witch doctor about it and she acted like it was no big deal.
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There was a period when my RA wasn't being controlled well at all...
They arrested the Collegedale truck driver!
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Okay. Yeah, 'We need the rain', but this is just getting tiresome.
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Yep. All damn day. We were SUPPOSED to get two dry days, or so they thought on Saturday. By Monday, they said, "Yeah, no. It's gonna rain", and sure enough, it has. Yesterday was dry-ish.

It really is reminding me a lot of 1982, when I moved out here (technically I arrived on 28December 1981). It seemed like a storm every other day.
Then I traded it in.
Hope y'all Califurriers can keep high and dry through this!
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They arrested the Collegedale truck driver!
My friends who live there say there had been flaggers stationed when the beams were crossing the tracks (the truck needed to make a left turn almost immediately after crossing the RR). They speculated that driver had started across the tracks before receiving a go-ahead signal, and cars blocked him from completing the turn.
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I must not have been here long enough yet.
It happens to many of us.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yep. All damn day. We were SUPPOSED to get two dry days, or so they thought on Saturday. By Monday, they said, "Yeah, no. It's gonna rain", and sure enough, it has. Yesterday was dry-ish.

It really is reminding me a lot of 1982, when I moved out here (technically I arrived on 28December 1981). It seemed like a storm every other day.
Then I traded it in.
Today there was talk of having a ride on Friday because the Saturday club ride will be washed out. Some friends who still work are probably going to take the day off and ride with us.
The weather lady on tv just said days of rain again. Might be dry for 10 months after that, though.
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Old 01-11-23, 07:27 PM
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Other news, my new QC45s tanked out today - in the middle of the conference call it started sounding different and my voice went very weird, like an echo, which I think was broken noise cancellation. The left ear cup emits a constant hiss, even after a factory reset. Fortunately, they're doing a swap with no questions - approved before they could have read the ticket. So at least I have the old ones as backup.

Probably going to go with the Sonys next time regardless.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Did some leaves this afternoon, plus other activities.
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Old 01-11-23, 10:01 PM
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One by one. Sigh
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I went to a business this afternoon. I was standing in the parking lot. At the edge of the parking lot I saw a large mass of pigeons lift off and fly across the street. "Man, that's a lot of pigeons."

I couple minutes later, and they were all back.

I got to looking closer, and saw lines of bird seed on the pavement.

An employee was standing nearby, and saw me looking at them. If he can be believed, the owner spends $600/month feeding the birds.
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I need to lose 5 to get back to where I need to lose 5 more.
same- too much fun from Thanksgiving to Christmas
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Feeling very conflicted right now, bike-wise.

My latest build with my Super Le Tour has turned in to one of my favorite bikes ever. With the front bag it's perfect for commuting to work and even making a quick stop at a grocery store. Only problem is that every time I lock it to a rack I die a little inside - the frame is in such good shape I can't stand the thought of it developing rack rash or any dents.

As much as it pains me I think I might need to retire it again until I have more space for more built bikes and I can treat it better

So I might be swapping the parts over to the Motobecane again. It's not that the Moto is a bad bike - I do really like it, it just doesn't give me the same warm fuzzies that the SLT does.
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same- too much fun from Thanksgiving to Christmas
I lost half a pound in the last six weeks.
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As much as it pains me I think I might need to retire it again until I have more space for more built bikes and I can treat it better
It's an inanimate object.
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It's an inanimate object.
Correct.

One that I have a sentimental attachment to and is irreplaceable and irreparable if something happened to it.
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Somebody’s losing their job. It would take me a week, maybe more, to do 400 pushups.
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And me, with my cycling sock drawer already full.
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Got stuck in the snow this morning during my ride. It wasn’t supposed to start until later in the morning, so I figured I would chance riding outside.

We got about half an inch when I was out- doesn’t sound like a lot, but it was enough to make the roads pretty slick, especially on skinny tires. I lost the back end a couple of times but did not crash.
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