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Addiction XXXVIII

Old 08-16-14, 08:34 PM
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And picture from last night in our finery (which was not expensive to assemble -- cheap jewellery and op shop stuff mostly:

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And picture from last night in our finery (which was not expensive to assemble -- cheap jewellery and op shop stuff mostly:

Excellent!
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[MENTION=6062]Rowan[/MENTION]'s a gangsta.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Tomorrow, Diablo.
You really do take cycling with you on vacation.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
MUPs don't really get any better than this.
wut

It's not even paved.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
@Rowan's a gangsta.
Yep, I've lost enough weight now that I can stash a tommygun under that greatcoat!
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Originally Posted by datlas
tough to refute, but I would say stress plays a role (sometimes large, sometimes small) in easily half of my appointments.
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I think that this is pretty accurate, at least in my practice. I talk about meditation and relaxation multiple times a day.
What are the hallmarks of a condition that makes you think, "this problem is stress-related"?

I'm thinking I need to take a more comprehensive approach to my autoimmune issues. Simply taking voodoo pills from the witch doctor isn't cutting it.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Oh. Gravel grinding.
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
wut

It's not even paved.
It's paved but Mother Nature is taking it back. The center ridge is almost continuous pavement, maybe three small segments of gravel. Of course if you encounter other trail users at least one of you has to use the gravelly, weedy, grassy bits.

Every time this section gets mentioned on Bike Portland some crybabies whine that it needs to be repaved. Of course I post a reply stating that paving stuff is bad for the environment. I don't think I've ever gotten a reply to that yet
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Is [MENTION=6062]Rowan[/MENTION] packin' heat?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I will do that, @Heathpack. It was a good day on the bike. It's been a bit since I've said that!

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What are the hallmarks of a condition that makes you think, "this problem is stress-related"?

I'm thinking I need to take a more comprehensive approach to my autoimmune issues. Simply taking voodoo pills from the witch doctor isn't cutting it.
...there's quite a bit of research on meditative practice as either a treatment or complement to other treatment in auto-immune disease.
It's one of the areas that has seen much of it, because the standard allopathic medicine has such a poor track record.
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had a gluten free smash burger today, its been a long tume since I've had a cheeseburger.
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Originally Posted by Makel
had a gluten free smash burger today, its been a long tume since I've had a cheeseburger.
What's a smashburger? Something tells me it's not veg.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You really do take cycling with you on vacation.
Cycling is one of my passions. Is there a problem here?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I will do that, @Heathpack. It was a good day on the bike. It's been a bit since I've said that!

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...you promised me you would tone down the euphoria. I hope I don't have to go all rparker on your ass. #Ifeelyourjoy .
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I partially poached the Portland Century since it was mostly in Vancouver this year. The Freds that are still out there at 3pm are extremely slow, however, so I was glad to get back off the route as soon as humanly possible.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What are the hallmarks of a condition that makes you think, "this problem is stress-related"?

I'm thinking I need to take a more comprehensive approach to my autoimmune issues. Simply taking voodoo pills from the witch doctor isn't cutting it.
You are looking at it wrong. ALL conditions are impacted by stress/anxiety. So I advise meditation and relaxation therapy to all my patients. Pain in particular is something that is best treated by a multimodal approach. Combining medications and "alternative" therapies.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
And picture from last night in our finery (which was not expensive to assemble -- cheap jewellery and op shop stuff mostly:

...handsome couple. Are you wearing a zoot suit under that overcoat ? Needs a song from guys and Dolls for full effect.

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Originally Posted by datlas
What's a smashburger? Something tells me it's not veg.
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Car of the day.



Scapin at the ballfield:

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Originally Posted by datlas
Cycling is one of my passions. Is there a problem here?
Lol, yes. Here on BF if you ride your bike in a different manner than someone else (faster, slower, up hill, farther, more intensely, on vacation) someone is sure to chime in that you're doing it wrong. It comes with the territory.
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Mater!
Calling that tow truck "Mater" always makes me smile since he is about as far from being anyone's mother as I can imagine.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanHeathpack
Lol, yes. Here on BF if you ride your bike in a different manner than someone else (faster, slower, up hill, farther, more intensely, on vacation) someone is sure to chime in that you're doing it wrong. It comes with the territory.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Steel is real.
Last Monday, I was off and in the local Starbucks, which was fortunately Seagal-less, I ran into one of the guys from work. He was wearing bike shorts and an excellent Colavita jersey that I should track down for LoP. We chatted a little then he got ready to go and wanted to show me his bike. It was a Specialized Tarmac and he has put 21,000 miles on it. He said the last time he had that amount of mileage on a bike, it was starting to crack on the underside of the top tube. I said "Steel is real, dude." He said "But, feel it. It's so light." I lifted it and he was right, of course. I said "I get that. It is amazingly light. I'm glad it works for you and that you've had a good time and put so many miles on it. But Italian steel is also very light and steel is...real. That's just the kind of girl I am." He didn't take it personally because he then proceeded to discuss Fantasy Fest which is held in Key West and to tell me he's been there at least three times. Wow. Just. Wow.
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Originally Posted by Makel
it causes wrinkes
Yeah, but you're gonna get permanent lines from whichever you do the most. I have an aunt who loves kids and babysat for years and she can be fun but in a lot of situations she's more of a no-nonsense kind of person and this results in her frowning a good bit. I think she could also have done with glasses but, for whatever reason, she's rarely worn them. These two factors have led to her having lines between her eyebrows plus some frown lines and she usually looks irritated and prickly even when she's not and this makes kids and some grown-ups rather wary about approaching her. Because of this, I made a conscious effort when I was younger to try to not frown as much as I smiled or laughed. That way even when my face was at rest it would look more like I was still happy as opposed to the "*****y resting face" that so many women seem to have. (I skipped glasses for years when I should have worn them so I also have that line between my eyebrows.) Luckily, I didn't start sporting the "concentrating but still confused" look until I started working retail so I'm hoping that won't have time to etch new appropriate lines in.
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