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Old 05-11-24, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
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As we have moved into hotter weather than any of us has ever seen, going on three weeks now, I have moved my bedtime up to 7:30, instead of 8. I continue to arise anywhere between 02:30 and 03:30. I usually have my second cup of coffee at around 08:30, and then nap around 1.
Actually, the nap itself is very short, but the downtime occupies the entire afternoon. Among the gringos in the city, it’s called getting flat.
What is downtime if you are not napping?
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Old 05-11-24, 09:38 AM
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I forgot to mention that I came upon a group of four javelinas on this morning’s ride. I cut them as wide a berth as I could, seeing as how I was almost upon them before I saw them. In Belize they were respected as a possible threat, at least to dogs. Don’t know about humans.
And then I started thinking that if it’s wild enough out there for javelinas, it’s wild enough for jaguars. So today I stayed on a more well used road, and something dog sized left the road far enough ahead that I couldn’t see it clearly. And it wasn’t in an area where a dog would likely be. We have five different wild cats in the area, so who knows? We are small towns and villages plopped down in wild country. Years ago I saw a three toed sloth road kill, and on another occasion a cat I couldn’t identify. On one mtb ride years ago, I saw what a biologist told me was likely a tapir.
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What is downtime if you are not napping?
Lying on the couch under a fan or air conditioner. Watching the giro. Reading. Being flat. Immobile.
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Old 05-11-24, 09:46 AM
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Graduation update. Heidi did go to graduation. It was 2 hours. Immediately after she went to pieces with 2+ hours of crying/sobbing. I do hope it was cathartic, the past week has been really tough for her.

It’s not easy being 22.
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I never opened that thread because it seemed like a mundane topic. After seeing Indy's post this morning I went and read it. New heights for Larry.
I gotta hand it to him, he keeps surprising me.
Yeah. I looked at the topic but never paid a visit until it was too late because I originally neglected to notice who the OP was. Then when I saw the lock, I paid closer attention.
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I did not use leather.
But did you get an STD?
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Old 05-11-24, 10:25 AM
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Yeah. I looked at the topic but never paid a visit until it was too late because I originally neglected to notice who the OP was. Then when I saw the lock, I paid closer attention.
OP is quite a character.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Lying on the couch under a fan or air conditioner. Watching the giro. Reading. Being flat. Immobile.
Sitting in a chair is too much exertion?
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It’s not easy being 22.
Or Velo Vol .
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But did you get an STD?
Fun fact: we are supposed to say STI not STD. Sexually Transmitted INFECTION as “disease” is thought to be pejorative and/or judgmental.

Of course on BF STI means brifters so that could be confusing.
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We are doing a bunch of walking.

Cue up missing persons:

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Fun fact: we are supposed to say STI not STD. Sexually Transmitted INFECTION as “disease” is thought to be pejorative and/or judgmental.

Of course on BF STI means brifters so that could be confusing.
I first got a bike with STI back in '93. I have never gotten a STI from a bike.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol;[url=tel:23237504
23237504]Sitting in a chair is too much exertion?

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Chairs don’t agree with my physique. I am much more comfortable flat, or nearly so(hammock).
Nor do beds agree. More than one night in a row and my low back, hips and especially the left leg suffer and don’t function, sometimes at all, in the case of the leg/knee. How fortunate that I find myself living in an area where the vast majority of the population lives in hammocks, when not upright. And how fortunate that I find myself living in an area with near continuous power through this hot snap we are experiencing. I read an article in the paper this morning about whole neighborhoods in Merida being without power for days at a time. I read another article blaming the USA’s high interest rates for a slowdown in the Mexican economy, the near entirety of which is export based.
98 degrees F. Going for a high of 105. Maximo and I have entered the enclosed space rife with high powered fans, and an underpowered air conditioner. Suffice it to say we’ve gone flat. I am still sipping on that second cup, so the nap will come somewhat later than normal.

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Originally Posted by datlas
We are doing a bunch of walking.
Are you tallying your steps? It's my new Strava.
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Originally Posted by datlas;[url=tel:23237508
23237508[/url]]Fun fact: we are supposed to say STI not STD. Sexually Transmitted INFECTION as “disease” is thought to be pejorative and/or judgmental.

Of course on BF STI means brifters so that could be confusing.
Bite me——Patentcad
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And with that we have lost our internet signal.
No. it’s not the internet signal we’ve lost, but the cellular signal. Whew!
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Preview of scenic LA walk:



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Are you tallying your steps? It's my new Strava.
Nope. I have not done that and only Strava-ing current walk which is in progress. I am taking a rest while Mrs datlas browses at the furniture place. I consider it my husbandly duty.
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Originally Posted by datlas;[url=tel:23237545
23237545[/url]]Preview of scenic LA walk:



You’ve rented a Tesla? With vanity plates no less.
Kudos!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Sitting in a chair is too much exertion?

Or Velo Vol .
22 wasn't difficult for me. 57 through now has sucked. I imagine it gets more difficult from here on out.
Maybe I should ask our senior members like Billy, Dennis, Seeds or Big John. apologies if i forgot any others in 70+ cohort.
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5 days of zwift. My feelings towards it have not changed. I have been wanting to ride outside, but the heat down here is crazy, and when it’s not hot it’s windy. Havnt been able to meet up with mojo yet.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fun fact: we are supposed to say STI not STD. Sexually Transmitted INFECTION as “disease” is thought to be pejorative and/or judgmental.

Of course on BF STI means brifters so that could be confusing.

I have never had an STD but I have several STI’s.
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Or DougRNS at 57.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Chairs don’t agree with my physique. I am much more comfortable flat, or nearly so(hammock).
Nor do beds agree. More than one night in a row and my low back, hips and especially the left leg suffer and don’t function, sometimes at all, in the case of the leg/knee. How fortunate that I find myself living in an area where the vast majority of the population lives in hammocks, when not upright.
It's been a long time, but I don't recall a hammock being particularly comfortable.
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Nope. I have not done that and only Strava-ing current walk which is in progress. I am taking a rest while Mrs datlas browses at the furniture place. I consider it my husbandly duty.
There's a step counter available on iPhone.

According to my watch, 8,000 steps a day is a good target for being fit.

You should probably know this as a doctor.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
You’ve rented a Tesla? With vanity plates no less.
Kudos!
Not mine.

We walked all the way to Culver City and there was a serious car show going on. Lots of classic cars but not a single Saturn.

More pics on my Strava feed but here are a couple examples.


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