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Old 11-27-23, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Makes me wonder if what I got Back East was, in fact, COVID. Mild sore throat, mild aches, turned into drippy nose with concomitant post-nasal-drip throat tickle. No real cough, no real fever. Passed in about 4-5 days. I never tested, because that would have involved having to buy a test!
You will never know, but I would say odds are roughly 50-50.

If you traveled closely with another contact and they did NOT get sick, odds drop to 25%. If you traveled closely with another contact and they DID get sick, odds go up to 75%.

And that's what you get when you mix an actuary with a medical doctor.
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Originally Posted by datlas
You will never know, but I would say odds are roughly 50-50.

If you traveled closely with another contact and they did NOT get sick, odds drop to 25%. If you traveled closely with another contact and they DID get sick, odds go up to 75%.

And that's what you get when you mix an actuary with a medical doctor.
Makes me wonder - at what point does one bother testing nowadays? Do you test every time you feel like you're coming down with something?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Makes me wonder - at what point does one bother testing nowadays? Do you test every time you feel like you're coming down with something?
Good question.

It's still VERY contagious so I think anyone with a "cold" should probably test. I am hopeful that future variants may not be so stupidly contagious and that the whole thing will fade into the pathosphere.

They are still sending free home kits if you order, and they are readily available at pharmacies.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Good question.

It's still VERY contagious so I think anyone with a "cold" should probably test. I am hopeful that future variants may not be so stupidly contagious and that the whole thing will fade into the pathosphere.

They are still sending free home kits if you order, and they are readily available at pharmacies.
We have tests at home, but I was on the road. Since it never got past mild cold, I didn't bother going to buy one.
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Just replace the wheel.
or just replace the bike
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Originally Posted by datlas
So for various reasons, I am not really into using a saddlebag and carry a spare tube/minipump/tire levers/co2/etc. in a little cloth drawstring bag that I keep in my middle jersey pocket.

However, the bag has come apart due to some breaks at the seams and minor holes (likely from the edge of the tire levers).

Any good suggestions on other options? I used to just use a Ziplock bag but those seem to tear too frequently. I am looking for something a little sturdier. I wonder if they make drawstring bags out of Tyvek (tm) or similar HDPE fibers, anyone know??
one option is a Lezyne Caddy Sack … available in different sizes

https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-cs-caddy-v2m04

but obviously a good step down from the crown royal bag
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one option is a Lezyne Caddy Sack … available in different sizes

https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-cs-caddy-v2m04

but obviously a good step down from the crown royal bag
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Originally Posted by datlas
So for various reasons, I am not really into using a saddlebag and carry a spare tube/minipump/tire levers/co2/etc. in a little cloth drawstring bag that I keep in my middle jersey pocket.

However, the bag has come apart due to some breaks at the seams and minor holes (likely from the edge of the tire levers).

Any good suggestions on other options? I used to just use a Ziplock bag but those seem to tear too frequently. I am looking for something a little sturdier. I wonder if they make drawstring bags out of Tyvek (tm) or similar HDPE fibers, anyone know??
I bought a bunch on Amazon for my rain jackets . They were around a dollar apiece or so for 6 of them.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
the Crown Royal bag is genius
Probably kinda flimsy though, so you might have to drink a bottle every 6 months to make sure you don't get a hole in yer bag
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Originally Posted by datlas
Good news/bad news.

The good news is that for MOST people, covid is roughly the same as a cold.

The bad news is that it's SUPER CONTAGIOUS.

I still think it makes sense to get a fall vaccine if you have not had covid or a vaccine in the past 4 months, but that's up to each person to decide.
Got my vax two weeks before my trip. Flu vax at the same time.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Just replace the wheel.
That’s the spirit.
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Got my vax two weeks before my trip. Flu vax at the same time.
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Originally Posted by t2p
or just replace the bike
That makes the most sense.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
So far, I like it a lot.

Ultegra C50s. They're good, but nothing special.
Thought you were happy with the other frame? When I've looked at Niner geometry they seem to be long in the top tube.
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Originally Posted by big john
Thought you were happy with the other frame? When I've looked at Niner geometry they seem to be long in the top tube.
I liked the other frame a lot, but it was limited in tire width capacity to <40mm, and I've been wanting to run wider tires. I was looking at a few different frames, and I found a price on the Niner that couldn't be ignored.

I don't know how their other types of bikes compare, but the TT on the RLT isn't particularly long or short. It's pretty much spot on with my old frame for TT length.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Just replace the wheel.
or take it to a lbs.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
We have tests at home, but I was on the road. Since it never got past mild cold, I didn't bother going to buy one.
Since I was written up at work over my attendance, excessive absences.6 days in a floating year. They can suck it Trebeck! I come in and get paid to be sick.
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Originally Posted by ls01
or take it to a lbs.
...and trade for a new bike. Of course!
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Originally Posted by ls01
or take it to a lbs.
I've heard tales about bampilot06 's lbs.
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I saw a Tic Toc of the new Campy E groupset today its a 12 speed, hydro braked, triple.

Edit; it's not a triple, there are 3 chain set options. I misunderstood the narrator

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Originally Posted by t2p
or just replace the bike
yeah, you know, that would probably be best...
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Originally Posted by ls01
I saw a Tic Toc of the new Campy E groupset today its a 12 speed, hydro braked, triple.
$4500.00! It's quite beautiful though
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