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#1

What nice choices there are these days to build a system, I’ve never known a better time.

Gratuitous off-thread image of my bikes, and closer to topic, listening/living space.



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#2

brett66 - Thanks for sharing; cool bikes and very cool living space.


#3

James—Although I live in NJ, I work for a Boulder based company. There are often as many bikes as cars in the lot. A friend lives at the top of Lee Hill Rd and he goes down every day and back up every night. ugh!


#4

In late 90s-00s I would ride ~40 miles in the morning to work and about 20 miles on the way home. Work was only 5 miles away so a had a few nice loops depending on the time of year/weather. I miss the time to contemplate my naval.


#5

Sciatica is a bear. had it bad for many months but went to a chiropractor that did something called “spinal decompression”. it took a few visits but it got better and then went away. I have gone once a month for the last four years to make sure it does not come back. Having scoliosis did not help but this keeps things in pretty good shape.


#6

This morning I did an easy 30 mile loop on my steel bike with 28’s at 60 psi . The hardest part was getting my leg over to start. When I got home, standing up the 12%, .75 mile hill, I was feeling great!
brett66, you’re right. The pedaling and I guess blood flow helped a lot!
Oh–I guess I should say something about the P20. I wish I had a P20.


#7

Guys, it is time to start a bike, sciatica, whatever thread if you just want to chat about non-audio.


#8

what a grouch. And I DID mention the P20, didn’t I?


#9

No grouchiness, but this thread has gone completely off-track and is not making its way back. I’ll start a bike thread for you.


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#11

Like music yes, like music reproduction yes, like MTB yes. I was racing state DH until my mid 50yrs. I have raced in XC, Endurance (12, 24hrs). I recreationally ride XC/Trail and ride trail to and from work with some sections at 20deg. Great going down, hard going home after a day in the office (stand up desk). Last week had a simple off where one pedal didn’t release properly. Complete MCL and complete PCL rupture. This is today after knee reconstruction. Rehab is something like 6-12 weeks.


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#13

I made myself a stand up desk before they became so fashionable. Really does keep my back in shape.

I hope you heal up quickly. My last injury of similar magnitude was Sept 15th 5:30pm, 1994. Broke my left lower leg/ankle into 75+ pieces. Recently diagnosed with CLL (20 year avg. life expectancy). Sucks heading West…

Music is a great healer!


#14

What a terrrible diagnosis. Hopefully you have good people in your life to help with everything. Certainly glad you have music. It really is an amazing gift. I wonder about people that don’t let music into their lives. I know a few. It does suck heading West but we’re all facing the same direction…


#15

I’m grateful I have a great support system around me, and two of the research leaders in the CLL field are 20 miles from me.

Enjoy everyday


#16

Ouch!!! Sorry to hear. We all seem to hurt ourselves doing something that’s “good” for us. 18 years ago, I had a low speed crash roughly 20 mph and broke my left femur in 10 places. 9 hour surgery, two plates, 12 screws, four months of no weight bearing allowed, my pt was a stationary bike, which I thought was hilarious. After all, I walk with no limp and ride and you can’t tell. Be vigilant about pt and you’ll come out fine.


#17

Hey guys,

I am amazed at your recovery abilities and wish you all the best of luck.

I ride a Seven Odonata, now called the 622 s. At 74 yrs, I don’t want any crashes, knock on wood. When I did crash, I would hold my baby up with my legs while sliding down the street. Not anymore. Peace out, Chas


#18

I’m an avid bike commuter, and I have battled sciatica, too. My riding actually makes it worse, so I do a constant maintenance routine of back stretching. I highly recommend reading “How to Treat Your Own Back” by McKenzie - - it gave me the resources to keep the sciatica at bay (although it was too late to save me for competitive volleyball - - too much landing for the low back to take it!).

I ride a Seven Evergreen since last August, and I am loving it: Gates carbon drive to a Rohloff internal hub - - sweet commuter bike!


#19

The Evergreen is an awesome ride. I envy your components.
Chas


#20

75 pieces , you did that well - Not. Sorry to hear about your latest diagnosis, I hope you have great luck in future developments for treatment.
Yes, music is a great help when laid up. Minor issue for me is the music system/room is on the ground floor and the living areas are on the 1st floor. So I’m getting to know Spotify and Bluetooth headphones.
Take care. Frank