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Old 07-24-23, 09:54 AM
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With my trainer push-ups are usually last on upper body day, we do 4 sets of work, 30s on, 30s rest. Most of the working sets I do between 12-15. This is after bench press, incline dumbbell press, rows and pull ups.

I think I could bang out 40-50 in one shot.
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Old 07-24-23, 09:59 AM
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In my humble opinion cantilever brakes suck big time.

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I concur.
agree - they are a pita - but they do provide relatively good clearance for wider tires (compared to other rim brake options)

regardless - the more I ride disc brakes the less rim brakes appeal to me
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
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.
pro motocross riders when tested for fitness / endurance - have sat near or at the top of the list when compared to other pro athletes
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Old 07-24-23, 10:12 AM
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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.
So it is cellulitis?
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Old 07-24-23, 10:17 AM
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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.
I ran into the ground shoulder first after my front wheel collapsed when another rider touched my rear wheel.

I had similar discussions with doctors and even the surgeon wouldn't recommend one way or the other. I didn't like the feeling of movement in the shoulder so I had it done. Had great insurance then, covered everything.

Sorry to hear about the leg.
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Old 07-24-23, 10:23 AM
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With my trainer push-ups are usually last on upper body day, we do 4 sets of work, 30s on, 30s rest. Most of the working sets I do between 12-15. This is after bench press, incline dumbbell press, rows and pull ups.

I think I could bang out 40-50 in one shot.
Do you have a Caledonia now?
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Old 07-24-23, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
So it is cellulitis?
Definitely.
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Do you have a Caledonia 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.
So, what was the exciting part? Glad you're okay!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Agree, but the boat is Eilean, a serious piece of classic woodwork, seen below without foofy passengers.


No one is riding the bowsprit for no apparent reason - those guys (and gal(s)) are no fun.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
To my untrained eye they do not appear to be serious sailors.
so how are you liking the 𝕏 ?

also, recommended inspirational seafaring flick on your favorite streaming platform:

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
No one is riding the bowsprit for no apparent reason - those guys (and gal(s)) are no fun.
Too busy with those 6 (six) sails they've got up.
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Old 07-24-23, 11:01 AM
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No one is riding the bowsprit for no apparent reason - those guys (and gal(s)) are no fun.
Well, duh - they don't have a Rio that dances on the sand.
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Old 07-24-23, 11:07 AM
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Well, duh - they don't have a Rio that dances on the sand.
Nor a king of the WORLD??
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Old 07-24-23, 11:09 AM
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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.
Hmm. I may have that injury too. Clavicle separated from the shoulder in a Judo practice many years ago. The doc said he could screw it together, but that wouldn't last. So he did nothing. It floats freely and that shoulder has always been lower than the other. In any case, I struggled to do a single pushup this morning.
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My fitness has slid significantly since moving out of the rainforest and into the city, 15 years ago. Bicycling is pretty much it since then. And the bicycling has slid significantly since the year of the sequential injuries(2020).
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Nor a king of the WORLD??
I'd settle for Rio. She looks hot in the video.
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All this talk about push ups. I just spontaneously pumped 15 with an arthritic left wrist. Puts me squarely in the "average" category.
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Hmm. I may have that injury too. Clavicle separated from the shoulder in a Judo practice many years ago. The doc said he could screw it together, but that wouldn't last. So he did nothing. It floats freely and that shoulder has always been lower than the other. In any case, I struggled to do a single pushup this morning.
They screwed it down so the tendons could grow into place. The screw was supposed to come out after 6 weeks but I yanked it loose one day when I tried to get up quickly to answer the phone. I was taking a nap without the immobilizer on and when the phone woke me I tried to lift with the bad arm and ouch. Doc made me leave the screw in for 2 extra weeks. Took a while to get the range of motion back.
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All this talk about push ups. I just spontaneously pumped 15 with an arthritic left wrist. Puts me squarely in the "average" category.
That was one of the insults my father used on me. Average, middle of the road, mediocre, those sorts of things. One of my sisters and one of my brothers got the verbal abuse way worse than I did so I didn't mind so much. The physical abuse was the sucky part. And the threat of physical abuse was the worst because I didn't know how far he would go.

Sharing too much again?
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I am woefully pushup and pull-up deficient, but my goal is to be reasonably good at both before age 70.
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Sent the seller the blue book value for the scott, he wasn’t impressed. Said the 10 speed ultegra was worth more than my 275 offer. Also, I wouldn’t be able to find a race bike for that cheap. I am currently looking at 2 in my garage that were both cheaper than 275. I have raced both of them, and they performed great.
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That looks like it might fit me. But I heard that rim brakes are passe.
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All this talk about push ups. I just spontaneously pumped 15 with an arthritic left wrist. Puts me squarely in the "average" category.
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