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Old 04-13-23, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The "muscle pump" empties the deep leg veins very efficiently. If it didn't, you couldn't increase cardiac output and you'd have to stay home with yer feet up.

Doesnt seem to work with my left leg. It doesn’t affect my riding but I hate looking at it.
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Originally Posted by t2p
not a big Skynrd fan - but like their ‘story’ and like this tune
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Doesnt seem to work with my left leg. It doesn’t affect my riding but I hate looking at it.
Varicose veins? I suggest darker panty hose.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
The fuel filter made sense to me at the moment. Apparently this is a known problem with 2013 dodge caravans and from what I am reading there doesn’t appear to be a solution. I’m worried if I take it to the shop they will want to replace everything. Computer, pump, filter, spark plugs, injectors and so on.
You need to find someone who knows what they are doing and is trustworthy. A big ask? Yes, but they exist.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Varicose veins? I suggest darker panty hose.
Spray tan.
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I went in a convenience store yesterday and the toilet was clogged up.
Aren't they all.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Varicose veins? I suggest darker panty hose.

No, my leg just fills with fluid.
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Old 04-13-23, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
You need to find someone who knows what they are doing and is trustworthy. A big ask? Yes, but they exist.
Or, maybe there is a different agenda here. BAM tells his wife the fuel pump is shot, and then goes to the parts store to find out a fuel pump will cost $1200 to replace. Then goes back home and tells the wife it's not worth spending that much to fix it and he needs a new car.

That has been an effective strategy for others.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Or, maybe there is a different agenda here. BAM tells his wife the fuel pump is shot, and then goes to the parts store to find out a fuel pump will cost $1200 to replace. Then goes back home and tells the wife it's not worth spending that much to fix it and he needs a new car.

That has been an effective strategy for others.

solid plan if I actually had the money to buy a new car.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No, my leg just fills with fluid.
When you ride?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
When you ride?
No, throughout the day, but riding doesn’t make it go away.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No, throughout the day, but riding doesn’t make it go away.
That sucks. Bad vein valves, I would think, but [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION] would know more.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The "muscle pump" empties the deep leg veins very efficiently. If it didn't, you couldn't increase cardiac output and you'd have to stay home with yer feet up.
It's actually been much better since, even without putting my leg extra high while watching TV last night. This morning, it was basically the same as the left leg - except for the skin where the cellulitis was, which is still somewhat discolored and slightly "leathery".

I am somewhat concerned about next week since I won't have a bike. I'm hoping that walking will have a similar effect.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I think I might actually be getting one, but I could be mistaken. Will post the dets when I know if it will actually happen or not.


I am going to have to sell a car soon to make room for the bikes. 11 bikes in the garage now. 9 are treks.
Only road bikes, or are you expanding to other terrain? My collections for both bikes and music gear tend to seek variety. Other folks tend to prefer variations of the same thing.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
You know, the wind didn't seem so bad yesterday. Probably because it was quite steady, not gusty.

It was blowing almost straight into my face along Foothill Expressway. I was stopped at one of the traffic lights, thinking "there's not that much wind". Then I looked up at the street sign hanging above. It was leaning towards me at an alarming angle, but not swinging. I took the sign as a "sign", and I diverted onto the tree-lined backroads.
I hate fighting a headwind up Foothill, but I use it for Aero Hoods practice - so straight, so few stops, just get low and motor.
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not a big skynrd fan - but like their ‘story’ and like this tune
freebird!!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That sucks. Bad vein valves, I would think, but [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION] would know more.

Thats what I think. I went to get it checked out a couple years ago and it was inconclusive. MRI and the whole 9 yards. Lately the swelling has been getting a little worse, but it might just be a flare up or something.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Or, maybe there is a different agenda here. BAM tells his wife the fuel pump is shot, and then goes to the parts store to find out a fuel pump will cost $1200 to replace. Then goes back home and tells the wife it's not worth spending that much to fix it and he needs a new car.

That has been an effective strategy for others.
I keep telling Mrs. GeneJockey her car isn't worth it to upgrade or fix, but I realize she's owned it 1/3 of her life, so she's REALLY attached to it.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Only road bikes, or are you expanding to other terrain? My collections for both bikes and music gear tend to seek variety. Other folks tend to prefer variations of the same thing.
It would be another road bike. Currently 5 road bikes of my own. My daughter has 2 bikes, my wife has 2 bikes, and I have one mountain bike.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
ride harder.
Advice from the guy battling fatigue, most likely from riding too hard, too often.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It would be another road bike. Currently 5 road bikes of my own. My daughter has 2 bikes, my wife has 2 bikes, and I have one mountain bike.
New bike? Old bike?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Thats what I think. I went to get it checked out a couple years ago and it was inconclusive. MRI and the whole 9 yards. Lately the swelling has been getting a little worse, but it might just be a flare up or something.
Reminds me of an episode of the Simpsons, where Smithers and Mr. Burns are at a tennis match, and Smithers comments on Mr. Burns big novelty foam finger. Burns says, "Oh, that? No, it's just fluid accumulation" and shakes it out."
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Advice from the guy battling fatigue, most likely from riding too hard, too often.

My work schedule has prevented such things. Look at mileage. It has dropped of considerably, also has dropped off in intensity.
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Originally Posted by datlas
freebird!!
Even when I like a song (never really liked Freebird) after I hear it 10,000 times I want to hear something else. The worst is Hotel California. Always thought it was dreck and all the stations played it all day and when I got older people at the job played "classic rock" stations and I got to hear it 1000s more times.

One of the guys at work called my house and left Hotel California on my message machine. barf. Another guy found a German version and would play it when I was near his work area.
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New bike? Old bike?

It’s an old bike.
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