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Old 01-03-23, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I hate going to the doctor as much as the next guy, but if I was battling unconsciousness I think I'd go get checked out
That's why you'll never make it in the big leagues.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I hate going to the doctor as much as the next guy, but if I was battling unconsciousness I think I'd go get checked out

It's a windy mid-winter day in quasi-Siberia.




Seems reasonable.
Only 56 for a high here today. I plan to go out on some kind of a ride if it dries up a bit. My Tuesday group has cancelled.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's a windy mid-winter day in quasi-Siberia.

40F and raining.

Again.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Seems reasonable.
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Originally Posted by big john
Ever do the (road) ride to Mount Baldy ski lift? First, you climb 5000 feet in 25+ miles to the village, depending on which way you go up. Then, when you just want to have a snack and turn back, the next 4 miles to the top gains 2000 feet. Lots of 15% in that section and I usually have to stop but I have made it to the top without stopping on 34x29.

What's amazing is watching the pros race up that thing after flogging themselves all over those mountains. Too bad there's no more ATOC.
I have not done that climb, myself. I know it's a brute.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
40F and raining.

Again.

48° and occasional drizzle here. I'm OK with it.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I tuned in late and didn't see the hit. They never replayed it again while I was watching, and I stayed tuned for over an hour until the league finally postponed the game and the fans filed out. It was such an eerie scene to tune in, see the stands totally filled with fans, but there's no cheering going on and the field is totally empty.
Like I said, the hit itself was not something you would cringe over. It seemed a lot less violent than a lot of kick return hits, and less disturbing than the hit on Mike White where he got 2 fractured ribs.
The awful part was after he got up and fell back down. Then everyone knew he was in trouble.
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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.
Lol - yeah. It’s brutal going that slowly for any appreciable amount of time.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I have not done that climb, myself. I know it's a brute.
Oh, you gotta do it. I like to do it when the roads are closed to cars which happens every 4th of July weekend. Of course it's hot then. Sometimes it's closed when it's been raining and that is the best time, as long as there is no ice. I like to turn back at the Village. On a day with lots of cyclists the village has a festive atmosphere. The cafe at the lodge has always been super friendly to us but I heard it recently changed owners, so we'll see if that keeps up.

They put a bottle fill station out front, they give great service including extra fries and drinks n/c. And when it's cold they have a roaring fireplace to sit near. If you go back down the easiest way there is still 1600 feet of climbing, so you have to account for that. Easy drive from your area to the bottom.

My 60th birthday at the lodge cafe. Friend took the cake up the day before.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That really sucks. Who called the bus and why did they feel it was necessary? You might try to get them on record.

We narrowly dodged one of those many years ago when my daughter's daycare called an ambulance because she was shivering with a high fever and they had once seen a kid have a febrile seizure. I met the ambulance at the door of the ER and, mainly because it was a military hospital, I think, the crew tore the trip sheet up.
It was for a VOLUNTARY mental health stay. Ambulance transport was NOT medically necessary, and I am sure if they gave her the option to use Uber she would have taken it. I am afraid I will have to shell out for the bus, but NFW I am paying MSRP.
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It was for a VOLUNTARY mental health stay. Ambulance transport was NOT medically necessary, and I am sure if they gave her the option to use Uber she would have taken it. I am afraid I will have to shell out for the bus, but NFW I am paying MSRP.
I've never been in an ambulance. Who bills you? An ambulance company?
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Originally Posted by datlas
It was for a VOLUNTARY mental health stay. Ambulance transport was NOT medically necessary, and I am sure if they gave her the option to use Uber she would have taken it. I am afraid I will have to shell out for the bus, but NFW I am paying MSRP.
Aw, man. So sorry about the whole thing. Hope the kid is okay.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never been in an ambulance. Who bills you? An ambulance company?
Yes. Municipal or private, same thing.
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Oooh, exciting first day of trading 2023. One of my issues got high enough to trigger a 10 share sell order. Now I have to figure out where to put $1220. One of my savings accounts is paying damn near 4% now, so it might sit there for a month or two.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I've never been in an ambulance. Who bills you? An ambulance company?
Typically, if it's a private ambulance. In some areas, it's the township/municipality.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yes. Municipal or private, same thing.
Well there's a problem right there. If the medical decision maker and the people billing for the service are different.
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Aw, man. So sorry about the whole thing. Hope the kid is okay.
Thanks.

It's complicated. We hope she is doing better but she really is not open to talking about it with us. I totally get that a 21 year old girl does not want to talk to her parents about her private issues, and I was probably the same at that age...but it would be helpful if we had confidence that she is doing ok. I am not so sure she is but at this stage not much I can do. All our attempts to help her are evaded.

Sigh.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Oooh, exciting first day of trading 2023. One of my issues got high enough to trigger a 10 share sell order. Now I have to figure out where to put $1220. One of my savings accounts is paying damn near 4% now, so it might sit there for a month or two.
I can tell you a car company not to buy.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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If it goes down to $80 I might not be able to say no
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thanks.

It's complicated. We hope she is doing better but she really is not open to talking about it with us. I totally get that a 21 year old girl does not want to talk to her parents about her private issues, and I was probably the same at that age...but it would be helpful if we had confidence that she is doing ok. I am not so sure she is but at this stage not much I can do. All our attempts to help her are evaded.

Sigh.
She'd probably roll her eyes at you but I'd suggest 10 hours a week on the bike.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thanks.

It's complicated. We hope she is doing better but she really is not open to talking about it with us. I totally get that a 21 year old girl does not want to talk to her parents about her private issues, and I was probably the same at that age...but it would be helpful if we had confidence that she is doing ok. I am not so sure she is but at this stage not much I can do. All our attempts to help her are evaded.

Sigh.
Sending good mojo for your daughter's well-being.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Thanks.

It's complicated. We hope she is doing better but she really is not open to talking about it with us. I totally get that a 21 year old girl does not want to talk to her parents about her private issues, and I was probably the same at that age...but it would be helpful if we had confidence that she is doing ok. I am not so sure she is but at this stage not much I can do. All our attempts to help her are evaded.

Sigh.
Well, she sought help. That's significant.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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In other motoring news, I-80 has reopened from Cheyenne to Laramie.
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She'd probably roll her eyes at you but I'd suggest 10 hours a week on the bike.
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Well, she sought help. That's significant.

Yup I am grateful for that, despite being left in the dark.
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