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Old 04-05-24, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
After a week (?) Off of running I have returned. I am starting all over from scratch. But at least the groin was ok. When I was younger and ran, I felt light and springy, now I feel heavy and plodding. That sucks. My neighbor must think I'm out of my gourd. Wheezing and gasping as I plod by. As long as I don't have a heart attack. Beats dying on the couch eating ice cream.
I don't know. Ice cream is pretty good.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
That is my major *****, and the reason I decided to stop racing. My last race was a total ****show.

We were alerted to the fact that we weren't in our own race but were starting with the 40+3 and Cat 3 racers, at the start/staging area. As a rule, the 60+ field is thinned by attacks, and though that field was certainly depleted, there were enough kids in the pack that it was still too many for a two-lane road with a yellow line rule. Had anyone alerted us to the fact prior, I know there were enough cars and people to provide a follow car for the various groups.

They knew my bell was rung, I knew my collarbone was broken, yet I was still allowed to drive 100 miles home. The broken ribs and the need for a chest tube were discovered later. At least USAC event insurance covered a good portion of the deductible.
That’s really substandard and old guys, even fit old guys, are at a lot more risk from each of those injuries than kids. At this point, I sometimes question the wisdom of going for a ride with 8 or 10 friends. At least they will make sure I get a ride.
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Either I'm feeling a very mild tremor right now (at 6:01pm) or I'm overdue for my evening shot of bourbon. The dog DID look up for a couple of seconds but I saw nothing else shaking or swinging.
Can we say that?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Our 3 day trial summer has come to an end. Snow/rain mix at the moment.
I almost froze to death on the mower this afternoon.

I suspect fatal bouts of lawn mowing hypothermia are quite rare, but I don't dismiss the possibility. The weather hates me.

Maybe I should construct a emergency warming center in the shed?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Despite the map misrepresentation, we didn’t feel squat in Albany!
The map is of the 2011 earthquake. #TTKU
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Hoping I didn't fry the expensive vacuum cleaner.
Vacuum cleaners are much cheaper than they used to be.
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I think I'm at a safe distance.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Does it, though?
Don't ruin my rationalization please
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I don't know. Ice cream is pretty good.
it's all yours. I want to live long enough to bankrupt my pension plan
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
The map is of the 2011 earthquake. #TTKU

Vacuum cleaners are much cheaper than they used to be.
Cheap vacuum cleaners suck
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Originally Posted by ls01
Nothing in Detroit is live and well
I'm sure there's something alive there; unlikely it is well.
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Cheap vacuum cleaners suck
As do expensive ones.
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Originally Posted by ls01
it's all yours. I want to live long enough to bankrupt my pension plan
That's the spirit.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That’s really substandard and old guys, even fit old guys, are at a lot more risk from each of those injuries than kids. At this point, I sometimes question the wisdom of going for a ride with 8 or 10 friends. At least they will make sure I get a ride.
I agree. Thankfully, I was likely in the best shape of my life, and I bounced back relatively quickly. Of course, racing goals help get me there, but I wouldn't have been in that predicament without such goals. Such a vicious circle.

I have just figured I've used up my fair share of lives provided and may not be so lucky next time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Vacuum cleaners are much cheaper than they used to be.

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Not h good ones that last.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Not h good ones that last.
I was wrong. Until 2021 they were cheaper than they had been in the '80s-'90s. No longer so.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Vacuum cleaners are much cheaper than they used to be..
If I break it that's what I'll tell her.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I almost froze to death on the mower this afternoon.

I suspect fatal bouts of lawn mowing hypothermia are quite rare, but I don't dismiss the possibility. The weather hates me.

Maybe I should construct a emergency warming center in the shed?
Don't cut the grass in "winter".
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Originally Posted by ls01
it's all yours. I want to live long enough to bankrupt my pension plan
I just had an ice cream.
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Cheap vacuum cleaners suck
Cheap fans blow.
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As do expensive ones.
My Miele sure does suck—incredibly well. And nothing comes out the other end but air. Worth every penny.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I agree. Thankfully, I was likely in the best shape of my life, and I bounced back relatively quickly. Of course, racing goals help get me there, but I wouldn't have been in that predicament without such goals. Such a vicious circle.

I have just figured I've used up my fair share of lives provided and may not be so lucky next time.
you might be a slow learner.
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you might be a slow learner.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I almost froze to death on the mower this afternoon.

I suspect fatal bouts of lawn mowing hypothermia are quite rare, but I don't dismiss the possibility. The weather hates me.

Maybe I should construct a emergency warming center in the shed?
A little HTFU works wonders.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
you might be a slow learner.
Eventually I develop a firm grasp of the obvious.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
you might be a slow learner.
seems to be a common thread among bike racers
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