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Old 04-13-23, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My work schedule has prevented such things. Look at mileage. It has dropped of considerably, also has dropped off in intensity.
Hmmm...Maybe work is wearing you out...or being a dad...
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Originally Posted by big john
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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The Complicated Legacy of the Eagles - The Ringer
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Originally Posted by big john
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There used to be a station here that played Classic Rock. It was a lab favorite. Luckily, they did tend to do the full catalog from the 60s to the 80s, so it wasn't just "Let's play The Eagles and Boston's top 40 hits, and throw in the worst of Led Zeppelin".
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Hmmm...Maybe work is wearing you out...or being a dad...
wait until travel softball and baseball start ... youth football ... basketball camps ...

Greg Lemond have cycling camps ? ... maybe Davis Phinney ... ?
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Originally Posted by big john
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.
wow that’s a bad prank played by a coworker

I was the parent that yelled ‘Freebird’ at the kids middle school orchestra concerts

amused no one - but me ... fortunately I stopped
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Originally Posted by t2p
wait until travel softball and baseball start ... youth football ... basketball camps ...
Been there. 10 years of it. I loved watching my kid do her thing, in a sport she loved. I enjoyed the places we went (mostly), and the friends we made. Thankfully, they made up for the parts I didn't like so much.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Been there. 10 years of it. I loved watching my kid do her thing, in a sport she loved. I enjoyed the places we went (mostly), and the friends we made. Thankfully, they made up for the parts I didn't like so much.
good times for sure

kids can take you on some great journeys

but those journeys can also take time away from biking (as I believe you also experienced) ... at first I continued to bike a small amount - but eventually for years never left the property / area around us ... road bikes sat for 20 years untouched

( and of course a house can also be consuming )
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Originally Posted by t2p
wow that’s a bad prank played by a coworker

I was the parent that yelled ‘Freebird’ at the kids middle school orchestra concerts

amused no one - but me ... fortunately I stopped
When I was a ute, the local bars in Maryland (where the drinking age was 18) got local bands on Friday and Saturday, and they'd play a mix of Zeppelin, Foghat, Boston, ZZ Topp, Skynyrd, etc. It was always fun watching couples dancing to "Freebird" - initially doing the sustained standing grope we called slow dancing, but then when the tempo changes trying to figure out when you stopped that, uncoupled, and danced separately.
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Originally Posted by t2p
wait until travel softball and baseball start ... youth football ... basketball camps ...

Greg Lemond have cycling camps ? ... maybe Davis Phinney ... ?
Our boys never did ball sports, though The Younger Boy did Drama and Improv, so we did go to those. TYB is very good at physical comedy, so he was cast as Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream. I remember him, doing one of the monologues while sweeping up leaves on the stage and then, in one smooth motion, turning around and tossing the broom offstage (where it was caught) without losing a beat of the monologue. Good times.
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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.
I have a few patients who ALWAYS get swelling after a flight. Is there a connection there??
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Originally Posted by t2p
good times for sure

kids can take you on some great journeys

but those journeys can also take time away from biking (as I believe you also experienced) ... at first I continued to bike a small amount - but eventually for years never left the property / area around us ... road bikes sat for 20 years untouched

( and of course a house can also be consuming )
Yep. I was away from cycling for 15 years, primarily due to the birth of my youngest, and the lifestyle that evolved from that.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I have a few patients who ALWAYS get swelling after a flight. Is there a connection there??
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Originally Posted by t2p
wow that’s a bad prank played by a coworker
I got a good laugh out of it. As soon as I heard the song I knew who did it. Great guy who usually buys me lunch when I go there to visit.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Holy guacamole!
In ‘95, during a trip built around the last 10 or so days of the Giro, we rode to the Bianchi factory for a stage fish, The four of us who rode from the hotel saw Pantani out for a spin. He was recovering from an injury, rehabbing for the TdF. Pretty exciting.
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Originally Posted by t2p
good times for sure

kids can take you on some great journeys

but those journeys can also take time away from biking (as I believe you also experienced) ... at first I continued to bike a small amount - but eventually for years never left the property / area around us ... road bikes sat for 20 years untouched

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My son wasn’t into ball sports either, no matter how hard I tried. I can only imagine how high my sports genes would have taken him. Aside from skateboarding (facepalm) he (we) spent a good amount of time traveling with the karate demo team, which eventually drew me in Also.

I never completely abandoned cycling in the child rearing days, I would ride through the development at least a couple times a month. But the narrow shoulder less roads outside my development were a distinct hazard.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I have a few patients who ALWAYS get swelling after a flight. Is there a connection there??

could be, also when I am within 50 feet of salt.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
could be, also when I am within 50 feet of salt.
I'm happy to never fly again, but I live for salt.
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They were ubiquitous for years before I even knew who they were and it was something of an eye opener to learn that so much of what I hated on the radio was from one band
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I switched to running during my child rearing and peak work-hour years, which, of course, overlapped almost completely. It took a lot less time, money, and faff and I was a better and more competitive runner than cyclist anyway. I even swam competitively a little, which was a joke. Then, when my daughter got her driver's license and I developed enough degeneration in my C-spine to compress my spinal cord and need surgery, I switched back to cycling.

My daughter was not a sports kid, aside from a couple of summers of country club league swim team.

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My oldest was a volleyballer and the youngest a musician. Both took us on some fun adventures.
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Dang, VV and Roscoe's human throwin' down the A&S content up in here!
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My administrators are telling me this is illegal and I cannot bill her since she has Medicaid.
What if she was on a vacation or something in another state and needed urgent care?

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Aren't they all.
I wouldn't have been surprised if it was a rundown gas station along a highway, but this store is basically a neighbourhood one which otherwise looks well maintained.

I went back home to use the bathroom.
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I developed enough degeneration in my C-spine to compress my spinal cord and need surgery, I switched back to cycling.
The running bothered your back?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I went back home to use the bathroom.
I hope THAT one wasn't clogged
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The running bothered your back?
I figured the axial shock loads weren’t doing it any good, but I really have no empirical basis for this belief. I just didn’t like the feeling of being numb and tingly from the shoulders down. I had it done at the old Walter Reed and the Army, of which I was not a member, cleared me to hump a 100 lb. ruck after rehab, so what do I know?
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