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Old 07-08-23, 01:01 PM
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Pretty much always buckin for first class. Coach is okay for a couple hours, but even then I'm looking for an upgrade. We're running about 50/50.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I never got an outright diagnosis from the witch doctor. I've described it there in the office a few times--probably more to the nurse, since I see her more. She doesn't seem to get what's going on.

From what I've read, the pain is in the area of the bursa. It's not a muscular-injury thing. Like I said, I can be pretty normal one evening and barely functional the next morning. I don't know what triggers it. It's not really in the area of the joint, per se.

Is this a witch doctor issue? A regular doctor question? I'm not even sure about that. I read that bursitis is more common for RA, but, as you say, this doesn't act that normal bursitis.
It’s more of a good diagnostician doctor issue. You can start with a primary care, but also ask witch doctor and if still no good answer, maybe Ortho.
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Define “good”.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Pretty much always buckin for first class. Coach is okay for a couple hours, but even then I'm looking for an upgrade. We're running about 50/50.
My wife and I are heading to Europe next month with Viking Vacations and they booked us coach. I told my wife to call and upgrade us to business class and it was going to be $4000 for both of us.

We’re short people so…. Staying in coach.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Sounds like a pain in the ass.

That said, bursitis typically is tender/painful with pressure applied to the area, and no pain when the area is off-loaded….so if you cannot find a comfortable position it makes me seriously question the diagnosis. You should discuss with your witch doctor.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My wife and I are heading to Europe next month with Viking Vacations and they booked us coach. I told my wife to call and upgrade us to business class and it was going to be $4000 for both of us.

We’re short people so…. Staying in coach.
I'm usually able to upgrade with points. Our last international trip was in first paid completely with points.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
professional sports admission cheaper than high school football game.
I kinda like it in the outfield bleachers. The seats make me feel confined.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'm usually able to upgrade with points. Our last international trip was in first paid completely with points.
We don’t have a card tied to airline points; we don’t fly enough.
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Sweating activity
Incroyable ... I am not lanterne rouge!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
My wife and I are heading to Europe next month with Viking Vacations and they booked us coach. I told my wife to call and upgrade us to business class and it was going to be $4000 for both of us.

We’re short people so…. Staying in coach.
LSS always flies business and I used to sit in a premium coach seat. I think our last 11 hr flight changed that. Now I ask her to get me a seat next to her and not, under any circumstances, to let me know what it cost.

It’s not the leg room, it’s my skinny ass.
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If you go on solo rides, a simple cell phone may be a lifesaver in an emergency. I suggest you reconsider this. You can buy a prepaid burner phone which is inexpensive.
I think about it sometimes when I'm in the boonies alone. Thought about it before there were cell phones.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
We don’t have a card tied to airline points; we don’t fly enough.
My biz card is tied to points. I run a lot through that.
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Originally Posted by big john
I think about it sometimes when I'm in the boonies alone. Thought about it before there were cell phones.
So many things want a mobile device now that it seems this would be difficult to manage.
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Set out with the fast group for an 85 mile ride. Friend who usually hangs back with me brought his new e-bike for the first time. He says if your cadence is too slow you don't get assist. He is a masher so he has to dial his cadence way up to get the boost. He was able to go with the climbers but the spinning wore him out and his heart rate when super high.

I was having a rough time chasing them all so at the 40ish mile break I decided to cut it short and tired e-bike friend went with me. It was fun while it lasted.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
So many things want a mobile device now that it seems this would be difficult to manage.
Meh. I even had my own land line at work. My job involved calling tech support almost daily and calling the e-car battery service center.
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Originally Posted by big john
Set out with the fast group for an 85 mile ride. Friend who usually hangs back with me brought his new e-bike for the first time. He says if your cadence is too slow you don't get assist. He is a masher so he has to dial his cadence way up to get the boost. He was able to go with the climbers but the spinning wore him out and his heart rate when super high.

I was having a rough time chasing them all so at the 40ish mile break I decided to cut it short and tired e-bike friend went with me. It was fun while it lasted.
Hmmm. The el cheepo ebikes I've tried assist at very low rpms.
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Hmmm. The el cheepo ebikes I've tried assist at very low rpms.
I've never been on an e--bike but that is what he told me. He showed me his heart rate graphs from today, last Thursday (e-bike) and from a 75 mile ride last Saturday on his BMC where he pushed a bit and the rate was much slower before the e-bike.

Says you can program the amount of assist you want on each of 4? settings in 5% increments. Maybe he just needs to get it dialed in and get used to it.
The other e-bike guy is a veteran with a couple years of e-riding. The two of them were driving me nuts with the e-talk. The veteran likes to sit on my wheel and will do so for miles. The e-newbie rode next to me while I was gasping on a climb and started talking about it, as if I could relate to his power settings, charge used per climb, etc.
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Originally Posted by big john
I think about it sometimes when I'm in the boonies alone. Thought about it before there were cell phones.
One day as I was about to head out on a ride, my phone was discharged. I briefly thought, "Nuts! Now I can't ride!" but then I remembered I used to ride a lot less well-travelled roads with no cell phone, so I went anyway.

But I also now make sure I keep my phone charged enough to last however long I plan to ride.
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Interesting day - went to Dallas (45 minute drive) to shop for a birthday gift for Mrs. Mojo. Got to the store, and was told we would be put on the waiting list to be admitted. Waited an hour to receive the text that we could then come in. Never, ever have experienced that.
So crowded that you need reservations?
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The two of them were driving me nuts with the e-talk.
So, more than two minutes of it?
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