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Old 01-13-23, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
Saturday ride on a Friday. Supposed to rain tomorrow. We only had 7 riders and 2 had to turn back early for other obligations and 1 who was supposed to come couldn't get the day off.
It was cloudy and chilly and basically a perfect day for it. 64 miles and 4000 feet and I felt better than I thought I would.

We stopped to eat and I had 4 pancakes for $10. Seemed a little high but they were tasty. If it's not raining in the morning maybe I'll get a little spin in.
That calls for some coffee, I can't wait to have some with breakfast tomorrow. Might have oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and Cinnamon.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Pensive dog of the day!
plotting how to get more snacks.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
my favorite is the one in the doorway.
My favourite is Spot.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Same here. I have a winter weight pair on since the night has fallen and I'm trying not to turn the heat on.

The other evening there was a chill in the air so I put my union suit on and thought "Damn, I need a woolen union suit."
I have a union suit from the days when I lived in the snowbelt in Ohio. It is cotton.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is that all?
I'm fully clothed and inside a sleeping bag and snuggling with Roscoe.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
That calls for some coffee, I can't wait to have some with breakfast tomorrow. Might have oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and Cinnamon.
I'm brewing some right now. I'm drinking mostly decaf these days, just 3-4 cups a week with caffeine.

This stuff is so tasty, I don't even care about caffeine anymore.



I should probably have oatmeal in the morning, it's been a while. Gonna go with chopped dates, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and ginseng. No sugar - put enough dates in there and sugar is unnecessary.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The whole crew
Spot, on the far left, and Quinto, on the far right, are currently 14. The other two, Max and Hotdog, are 7.
Which one is alpha? I’m going to guess spot.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm fully clothed and inside a sleeping bag and snuggling with Roscoe.
Another night on the couch?
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
No sugar - put enough dates in there and sugar is unnecessary.
Yum.
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Old 01-13-23, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
my left leg has started swelling again, which has led to having hot foot really bad on my left foot. I was able to mitigate it on my last outdoor ride using a compression stocking, but it’s frustrating.

Saw a bunch of different doctors and had MRIs performed, no one can tell me why it swells.
entire or most of the leg - or just lower leg near the shins ?

if swelling is primarily lower leg near shins could be ‘compartment syndrome’ ... ischemia ... ?
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I'm wearing a pair now.
I'm currently barefoot.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Snow on the ground in Knox County. Again.
Snow on the ground in Madison County again.
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Not much though.
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Originally Posted by t2p
entire or most of the leg - or just lower leg near the shins ?

if swelling is primarily lower leg near shins could be ‘compartment syndrome’ ... ischemia ... ?

My left thigh has always been slightly larger than my right, but below the knee was symmetrical.
Doctor checked me out as a kid and thought that it might be because my spine was slightly rotated, I am also a lefty so tend to favor my left side.

About 7 years ago now, I was wearing sandles at Thanks Giving and I remember looking down and my left foot was massively swollen. This was the first time I noticed it. For about 2 years maybe 3 it was not very consistent. I didn’t think much of it. I also had other issues going on, so that was the least of my concerns. Once I got healthy again, and lost 100 pounds of weight, I started to notice it was swelling everyday. The whole leg. That’s when I started to go to the doctor. The doctor couldn’t tell me why. She thought maybe lymphoedema, but she was shocked I was cycling and that the swelling was going away at night and that it really wasn’t affecting me. I mean, I don’t even know it’s swollen if I don’t look at it.
Typically the swelling is gone by the morning. When I am at work I wear a compression sock. When I am home in the past, I could go 3-4 days without wearing one before the swelling would start to become an issue.

So at this point in my life, my entire left leg will swell, and at any given point is slightly larger than my right.
I just wish I knew what caused it, and could prevent it from happening.
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Old 01-14-23, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Damn, too big for me.

I'll just have to look for a different benefactor. Anybody ride 56s?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm wearing a pair now.
Same
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
my favorite is the one in the doorway.
The only female of the bunch
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Which one is alpha? I’m going to guess spot.
It's complicated. Spot and Max are besties. Hotdog has that low growl if anyone gets too close, myself included. Spot and Quinto have a long history of not seeing eye to eye. Hotdog and Max are siblings, so says the vet. They arrived together one day, in bad shape.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It’s gunna be winter again tomorrow am. So should I put plastic bags over my feet then socks, or socks then bags.

Aero socks do not apply, however, my legs are smooth as my babies bottom.
Wool socks, FTW.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm wearing a pair now.
Me, too.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The other evening there was a chill in the air so I put my union suit on and thought "Damn, I need a woolen union suit."
Thank you for not posting pics.
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No ride today. Must go in to work.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'm brewing some right now. I'm drinking mostly decaf these days, just 3-4 cups a week with caffeine.
My doc has limited me to two espressos a day so the rest of the day, I drink decaf espresso which to be honest, I prefer. I have no idea why I pull regular beans anymore.
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I have an interesting patient....he did some research and is growing his own mushrooms and taking a micro-dose of psilocybin which he thinks has greatly improved his mental health.

I told him I appreciate his honesty, but this stuff is outside my knowledge base.

Maybe Velo Vol should give it a try?

I would have a hard time trusting the opinion of someone who is taking self prescribed psychotic. But then again....
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
That calls for some coffee, I can't wait to have some with breakfast tomorrow. Might have oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and Cinnamon.
Saturday mornings for me is a simple bacon, egg & cheese sammich on Heidelberg Multigrain bread. To die for! Quality bread adds so much to ANY sammich.
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