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Old 07-24-23, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
If Vol paid attention to popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries, he'd know how it's done.

To my untrained eye they do not appear to be serious sailors.

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Originally Posted by big john
There is no way in hell that an average man can do 40 push ups. "Should be able to" is pretty optimistic.

When I was weight training and wrestling I could not do 40, don't think I could ever do 20. Something about my back, maybe. Now, with 2 back injuries and shoulder surgery, forget it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How long is a tank full?
Enough ro need a break before the second. You don't use a weed eater in your lawn care activities?
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Originally Posted by Gyro
Alas, another confirmation that all aspects of my life have been "below average" or "poor".
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N+6**********? I’m tempted. Currently asking way over what BBB says it worth but if I can get it for the actual value I will be stoked.

2011 scott cx, ultegra 10 speed. Stock.
I guess it'd be a cool JRA bike, if it is cheap.
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I though Apostolic was the Armenians.
I had a single Apostolic classmate, in the greater Mennonite community. She was a hot number.
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I can hate Boston that much. Also their running shoes legit sucked for a long time. My PT cousin worked with the UT (fake) XC team and her take was that they were horrid for feet.
I have a pair of NB light hikers, which provide zero(negative)support out on the trail. They are relegated to bicycle use. I ride platforms only.
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In my humble opinion cantilever brakes suck big time.
I concur.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Enough ro need a break before the second. You don't use a weed eater in your lawn care activities?
Yes. At the church I can go two hours on tank, but that's intermittent usage.
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Can’t remember where I read it last year, but the article stated that the ‘average’ middle aged male should be able to do 40 pushups. Worked my way up to 40 and have been maintaining for 6 months. Added that to planks, free weights and balance ball for core strength. No more sore shoulders or back.
I am well beyond middle age. But your point is taken. Is that 40 in one go, or 40 throughout the day?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
To my untrained eye they do not appear to be serious sailors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTizYn3-QN0
Band for the ages.
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All this boat talk reminds me of that Lonely Island song featuring T.Pain. That is NSFW enough that I'm not even gonna post the link.
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Originally Posted by Gyro
6-16, average for age 60-65. I am well above that mark too, but I'll try to work up to six. Of course, with a little commitment, I could work up to 40. It's just a matter of wanting it enough.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut


Poppycock! Scaremongering. My life is lived above 90° and I'm an old man. I worked hard out in the sun ,yesterday, for several hours. Above 90° and humid the whole time. It's one thing to report on climate change; a whole nother thing to lie about it to scare people.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
All this boat talk reminds me of that Lonely Island song featuring T.Pain. That is NSFW enough that I'm not even gonna post the link.
If you're on land you ain't me-o
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And now I must drag myself out of this hammock to do some stretching and my single pushup for the day. The muscles are quite stiff from yesterday's activities
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Poppycock! Scaremongering. My life is lived above 90° and I'm an old man. I worked hard out in the sun ,yesterday, for several hours. Above 90° and humid the whole time. It's one thing to report on climate change; a whole nother thing to lie about it to scare people.
It's news to those of us who worked outside in 110+ weather for many summers.
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Originally Posted by big john
There is no way in hell that an average man can do 40 push ups. "Should be able to" is pretty optimistic.

When I was weight training and wrestling I could not do 40, don't think I could ever do 20. Something about my back, maybe. Now, with 2 back injuries and shoulder surgery, forget it.
I have a completely separated right acromioclavicular joint, and when I've tried to do pushups, I hear and feel the end of my clavicle popping in and out of engagement, so I don't do pushups.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I am well beyond middle age. But your point is taken. Is that 40 in one go, or 40 throughout the day?
Maybe 40 between now and when you die?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
To my untrained eye they do not appear to be serious sailors.

Agree, but the boat is Eilean, a serious piece of classic woodwork, seen below without foofy passengers.


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I have a completely separated right acromioclavicular joint, and when I've tried to do pushups, I hear and feel the end of my clavicle popping in and out of engagement, so I don't do pushups.
I had surgery for that in 1988. Transplanted some tendons by drilling into the clavicle. Asked the doc about a procedure my friend had after a rugby injury. Friend had the repair where they use a Rayon cord to tie the clavicle down. Doc said the cord tends to cut through the bone and he didn't use that method. Later I asked my friend about it and he showed me the line on his collar bone where the cord was clearly sawing through.
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In my mid 30's, when I raced motocross, I took a fitness class at the local junior college for training. I was in great shape and the class instructor challenged me to a pushup contest. I won with 49 in one minute. I'd be lucky to do five in a row now.
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Well, my weekend was more exciting than I'd hoped.

Saturday about 5 PM I started having HUGE yawns, you know the kind where your muscles all shake too? So I went to lie down for a nap, and the yawns turned into chills. In a bedroom that was probably 80 degrees. These got worse, till I went to find Mrs. GJ and told her about it. After a few google searches on "chills without fever", Mrs. GJ noticed a red patch, maybe 3-4" in diameter on my right calf, right where I'd had cellulitis before. We thought it was probably good to get a jump on it, so we TRIED going to urgent care nearby, which was nominally open till 7, but when we got there (after a lot of walking around because both of us thought it was in a different place), they said they couldn't do any more walk ins, but I could come by at 9:15.

So, still figuring it was best to nip this in the bud, we headed to the ER, where they said it should be quick because there weren't a lot of people there. No, all the people arrived AFTER we got there. So it was a LONG time till they saw me, and a long time between anyone coming to check on me. Gave me one pill of Keflex, drew a line around the affected area, and sent me home with a 'scrip, and directed me to come back if it got worse.

Overnight, I had an episode or two of feeling really hot, but not sick enough to bother finding a thermometer and seeing HOW hot.

Sunday morning I was feeling maybe 70% of okay. But then I looked at the leg, and the redness had spread to more than double the size! SO, since Mrs. GJ was totally stressed out, I drove myself to the ER again. This time they took me in right away (get sick or injured on Sunday morning!) and after taking an unconscionable amount of blood, came and gave me an IV push of antibiotics and a bag of ridiculously cold saline. And then some potassium pills. And added Bactrim to my meds. They offered me the option of being admitted, bit it became clear that was mostly if I were living alone, or didn't have anyone around to take of me. I guess they deal with that a lot. Oh, and drew a new outline, so my leg's starting to look like a topographic map.

This AM, the redness hasn't spread and may even be receding, it's warm, not hot to the touch, and my temp is 98.1. Good drugs, man. But this put paid to my Sunday ride and well see what happens this week.

This is the 4th or 5th damn time for this. Last time was April. I read that once you get it, you tend to get it again. Apparently that's me.
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Originally Posted by big john
I had surgery for that in 1988. Transplanted some tendons by drilling into the clavicle. Asked the doc about a procedure my friend had after a rugby injury. Friend had the repair where they use a Rayon cord to tie the clavicle down. Doc said the cord tends to cut through the bone and he didn't use that method. Later I asked my friend about it and he showed me the line on his collar bone where the cord was clearly sawing through.
I had the accident (ran into a car, shoulder first) in about 1995 or 1996. Got it diagnosed at the ER and they said find an Ortho. So I called the very next day, assuming that this was something they needed to fix pronto. I got an appointment a week or more later. Finally I go to see the guy, and of course I'm thinking they have to do surgery. So I ask. He says, "Well, how old are you?"

"38"

"Well, at your age..." he started, (And I realized I'd reached That Age), "Generally the best thing to do is nothing. Best pain-free range of motion is without any intervention. You're not in any throwing sports, are you?"

"No," I said, "Cycling isn't generally a throwing sport."

So, we did nothing.
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