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Schwinn IC4 & Bowflex C6 Owners!

2020.07.08 17:32 teded32 Schwinn IC4 & Bowflex C6 Owners!

Questions, thoughts, feelings about the Schwinn® IC4 / Bowflex C6 Indoor Cycling Bike. (They are the same model, sold under two different names). A forum for owners or prospective owners of this bike! Not associated with Schwinn, Bowflex or Nautilus.

2011.09.11 08:36 tdm911 Peloton - World Tour Road Cycling News, Results and Discussion

Peloton is the community for professional road cycling. Share links, news, results, transfer rumours & other road cycling tidbits related to the teams, events and riders in the World Tour.

2013.12.17 04:35 D3rp1na Spinning Class/ Indoor Cycling

Discussions about Spin Class.

2023.05.31 18:01 bluntbald Cheeky and rude riders (Deliveroo, Just Eat etc) in Dublin

Some people feel bad every time they see some Deliveroo riders working when it's raining or when it's really cold. First and foremost, it's their choice. There are plenty of job opportunities in retail for example. When I was an English student, I had to take one step backward in my career in order to take two steps forward. I used to work as a cleaner, waiter, retail assistant, security until I was confident enough to be back on track and work in my field area again. And it happened. No regrets. Only learning. All right, let's about these riders. My wife and I cycle to the office and I also run long distances so that means I am on the streets all the time.l and, consequently, I know what I am saying. Bad manners, disrespectful attitudes. The majority of them doesn't care about laws and respect to others. One Brazilian guy riding an electric bike called my wife c*nt just because she was stopped in front of him, on the red light which was obviously the right thing to do. He cursed in Portuguese and she didn't understand him but I am Brazilian and unfortunately I could listen to the scumbag expressing his anger in a loud and clear voice. However I close eyes and counted to ten, maybe 20 and I decided to ignore him in order to keep my inner peace. I could also mention several times I bumped into gobshites running over and shoving a passer-by on the footpaths. Furthermore, dodgy attitudes to get free food. Well, that's why I don't order food. And, why do they always cover their faces even if it's not cold? I commute by bike and my body gets warm in 5ish minutes. It seems to me that faces are hidden just in case they break the law in front of cameras or someone might record them. I'd rather cook or if I really need something from a restaurant or wherever, I can myself pick it up.
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2023.05.31 17:45 bakunuwu 22 [M4F] About time

Skipping the lengthy melancholic soliloquys and jumping straight to the point: I seek a genuine connection, someone I can have intimate moments with (not necessarily the NSFW kind, as intimacy comes in many forms in moments of tenderness), and whose company I look forward to at the end of the day.
Some things about me: * Physical aspects I'm 5'6 tall, moreno, very slightly above normal BMI, still looks fit as I'm still actively cycling * Looks, 5-6?/10 (or you be the judge). Hygiene? Very hygienic and smells nice. * Currently studying in a health allied course * A furdad of two 🐶 and 2 🐱 * Has a motorcycle (and ofc a license) and knows his way in and out the city, and beyond (if rides are your thing)
What I'm into, what I'm up to: * Outdoor hobbies including cycling, hiking, and basking under the sun * Also into gaming and indoor hobbies, I'm good at cooking actually * Pretty knowledgeable in nerdy stuff (films, television, etc) * Roadtrips on my motorcycle * Showering my dog with kisses during slow mornings * Trying out scenic cafes and restos outside mall culture-ridden NCR * Who doesn't love art and photography?
What I'm looking for: * Preferably someone younger, max -3 my age * Petite to slim * Looks, I don't have strong preferences on this as it can be highly subjective (on how you carry yourself with either through how you dress or your personality)
Looking for it here is honestly quite the long shot lol but it's a chance I'm willing to take because who knows? (you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take something something). I know things like this start out with good foundations of friendship. Send me a short intro about you, let's get to know each other first and see how this goes? I'll be seeing ya!
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2023.05.31 17:42 Aggravating-Lie-7614 Any Coloradans here?

My boyfriend is moving back to Boulder from Denver this August, and it's required me to think deeply about whether I see myself joining him to close the gap on our long distance relationship.
The prevailing opinion of others seems to be that Boulder >>>>>> STL, but I'm not convinced! I love STL. The COL, the neighborhoods, the food scene, the sports, the museums, the diversity, and this is a non-popular opinion, but I've always felt like I need to be in a city with a little grittiness. I know they have the obvious upperhand in terms of nature, safety, and weather. I just don't know if my interests align enough with Boulder interests...
I'm concerned it can be a monolith of health and fitness culture out there due to its obvious ties to the outdoors. I stay fit and mobile, it's just not a primary hobby of mine or a core pillar of my identity. Will I find a pocket of people who also have little to no interest in skiing, climbing, yoga, cycling, etc.?
And look, it's not like I have super esoteric interests. I like to hang out with my dog, cook, read, laugh at comedians, learn something new from a podcast, tend to indoor plants, have deep conversation over dinner and drinks, and stream a movie or show. I just can't help but feel like there's a possibility my quality of life actually goes down because I'd feel marginalized.
Any thoughts/perspectives are appreciated.
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2023.05.31 17:37 kayakero Fat Burning & Weight Loss

When you lose weight, your body goes through a complex process to burn fat. Let's break it down into simpler terms.
The primary source of energy for your body is glucose, which comes from the carbohydrates you eat. However, when you eat fewer calories than your body needs, it turns to other energy reserves, such as fat, to make up the difference. This is when fat burning occurs.
The first step in burning fat is the release of fatty acids from your fat cells. These fatty acids are then transported through your bloodstream to various tissues in your body. Once the fatty acids reach these tissues, they enter the cells and undergo a process called beta-oxidation.
During beta-oxidation, the fatty acids are broken down into smaller units called acetyl-CoA. This process occurs in the mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cells. Acetyl-CoA then enters the citric acid cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle, where it undergoes further breakdown to produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
The energy produced from fat burning is used by your body for various functions, including physical activity, maintaining body temperature, and supporting organ functions. As a result, the fat stores in your body gradually decrease, leading to weight loss.
Now, let's move on to some tips to help you lose weight:
  1. Caloric deficit: To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. This can be achieved by reducing your portion sizes, choosing healthier food options, and avoiding high-calorie snacks and sugary beverages.
  2. Balanced diet: Focus on a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. These foods provide essential nutrients while keeping you full and satisfied.
  3. Regular exercise: Engaging in physical activity helps increase your energy expenditure and boosts your metabolism. Aim for a combination of cardio exercises (like jogging or cycling) and strength training (such as weightlifting) to burn calories and build muscle.
  4. Stay hydrated: Drinking an adequate amount of water can help regulate your appetite and boost your metabolism. It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
  5. Mindful eating: Pay attention to your body's hunger and fullness cues. Eat slowly, savoring each bite, and stop eating when you feel comfortably satisfied, rather than overly full.
  6. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can disrupt your metabolism and increase hunger hormones, leading to weight gain. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night.
  7. Manage stress: Chronic stress can contribute to weight gain. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as practicing mindfulness, engaging in hobbies, or seeking support from friends and family.
  8. Limit processed foods: Processed foods often contain added sugars, unhealthy fats, and empty calories. Opt for whole, unprocessed foods whenever possible.
  9. Be consistent: Consistency is key when it comes to losing weight. Stick to your healthy eating and exercise routine, and don't get discouraged by occasional setbacks.
  10. Seek professional guidance: If you have specific weight loss goals or underlying health conditions, it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional or registered dietitian who can provide personalized guidance and support.
Remember, sustainable weight loss is a gradual process. It's important to focus on making long-term lifestyle changes rather than relying on quick-fix solutions. By adopting healthy habits and staying committed, you can achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall well-being.
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2023.05.31 17:30 beamtheme0 Morrowind Bike Adventure?

I need to lose weight. I’m wondering if it would be possible to use a USB exercise bike to control my movement in OpenMWVR to essentially play Morrowind and exercise at the same time. Is this something that’s feasible?
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2023.05.31 17:29 snkde [Amazon] 17" 21-Speed Schwinn GTX 2.0 Comfort Adult Hybrid Bike, Dual Sport Bicycle (Light Blue) $370.35 + Free Shipping

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2023.05.31 17:21 Aggravating-Lie-7614 STL to Boulder

My boyfriend is moving back to Boulder from Denver this August, and it's required me to think deeply about whether I see myself joining him to close the gap on our long distance relationship.
I'm in St. Louis, and the prevailing opinion of others seems to be that Boulder >>>>>> STL, but I'm not convinced! I love STL. The COL, the neighborhoods, the food scene, the sports, the museums, the diversity, and this is a non-popular opinion, but I've always felt like I need to be in a city with a little grittiness. I know Boulder has obvious upper hands in terms of the nature, the safety, and the weather. I just don't know if my interests align enough with Boulder interests...
So my question is, To what extent is Boulder a monolith of health and fitness culture? No shade, truly. I stay fit and mobile, it's just not a primary hobby of mine or a core pillar of my identity. Will I find a pocket of people who also have little to no interest in skiing, climbing, yoga, cycling, etc.?
And look, it's not like I have super esoteric interests. I like to hang out with my dog, cook, read, laugh at comedians, learn something new from a podcast, tend to indoor plants, have deep conversation over dinner and drinks, and stream a movie or show. But, I'm genuinely concerned there's a possibility I feel marginalized due to the obvious outdoorsy-ness of the city.
Any thoughts/perspectives appreciated!
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2023.05.31 17:09 theonlyjuanoutthere If anyone is interested in attending.

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2023.05.31 16:53 Anaphken Massage after gravel ride

Yesterday I went for a 75kms gravel ride out of town with 1,000m climb on a rent bikes - aluminum frame, handlebar seat post and fork. Trust me, I felt it all!
But I had planned to get a massage after my ride. I can’t believe how good this is for recovery. Not only I don’t have any body aches today, but also I feel quite fresh - I could go for another ride easily! I know that is a daily routine for pro athletes, but as I’m listening to a lot of podcasts on endurance, cycling and so on, I don’t recall hearing about body massage after epic ride or races. I would be interesting in hearing from other about this. Have you done it? See value in it? It didn’t even think about it? Thanks
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2023.05.31 16:29 nervousgirl101 Is this a good cardio recovery?

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2023.05.31 16:19 marekkane Where is this screw from? Bounced off my bike when I got to work - want to know before I cycle home

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2023.05.31 15:36 ankitasehgal2k15 9 Healthy Habits For Happy Families

Fostering a healthy lifestyle is more difficult for parents in today's fast-paced society when everyone is continuously exposed to poor food options and sedentary activities. However, putting your health and well-being first is essential for their development, growth, and general pleasure.
You may help your children experience a robust lifestyle by establishing healthy habits in their early years and making thoughtful decisions about their diet and lifestyle. You can examine a number of nutritional practices and healthy routines that help create a solid basis for our kids' well-being.
Sharing meals regularly with the kids fosters open conversation, family ties, and experience the beauty of sharing. You can also take advantage of this time and introduce healthy, nutritious meals that include the benefits of millet powder and other wholesome grains. According to research, kids who regularly have meals with their family tend to eat healthier, have higher self-esteem, perform better in school, and have a lower risk of developing bad habits like substance addiction or eating disorders.
Planning and preparing meals together as a family fosters a sense of community and supports healthier eating practices. Whether you are making vegetable dishes or macaroni pasta, prepare meals in advance by considering a variety of nutrients and preferences for each person. Encourage your kids to help with meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping so they may learn about nutrition, gain cooking skills, and make better decisions.
Instilling the concept of portion control in your children is crucial for fostering healthy eating habits and preventing overeating. By teaching them early on, you can promote mindful eating. To aid their understanding of appropriate portion sizes, incorporate visual cues such as hand size or plate proportions. Although kids may be drawn to the deliciousness of ragi powder cereal, it is essential to guide them in making balanced choices. Encourage your children to eat until they are satisfied rather than overly full by helping them recognise and respond to their body's hunger and fullness cues.
There are several health advantages to participating in routine physical activity as a family. It lowers the chance of developing chronic diseases, strengthens muscles and bones, promotes mood, and improves cardiovascular fitness. Encourage your kids for group exercise by taking walks, riding bikes, swimming, hiking, dancing, or playing sports. To instil a lifetime love of fitness in them, consider enrolling them in organised sports or other physical activities they enjoy.
Each family member's physical and mental health depends on getting enough sleep. Establish regular wake-up and bedtime schedules for kids that allow for adequate amounts of sleep. Establish a calming nighttime ritual to aid your kids' relaxation and preparation for sleep. A healthy amount of sleep fosters development, maintains immune system health, enhances mood, and improves cognitive function.
Practise mindful eating by focusing on the eating process, being in the moment, and paying attention to your body's internal indications for hunger and fullness. This should be practised by members of all age groups. Encourage your kids to eat deliberately, appreciate the tastes and textures of their meals, and steer clear of electronic devices or eating on the run. Kids tend to develop healthy eating habits by focusing on eating and savouring every meal. By doing this, they will better recognise their bodies' cues for hunger and fullness.
Building healthy habits in your kids is a transformative journey that paves the way for a contented and successful way of life. You may foster an environment that fosters every family member's well-being by prioritising frequent family meals, balanced nutrition, mindful eating, and active living. Always set an example by making thoughtful decisions and exhibiting positive behaviours.
As you embark on this path, consider incorporating the goodness of SlurrpFarm, the leading kids' food brand committed to providing nutritious and delicious options for your little ones. SlurrpFarm is a handy way to ensure your kids get the essential nutrients they require while still enjoying the flavours they love through various healthy and organic food products. Adopt these good behaviours, treasure your family's special moments, and bring up a new generation of contented, healthy, and successful people.
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2023.05.31 15:35 TLee1981 Complete Newbie looking for recs.

I know there are several posts about entry level bike recs. So here's another one...I'm seriously new, like legit mountain biked twice and have loved it. I bought a 2015 schwinn ranger (photo) off FB in 2017 just to have a bike to ride around with my daughter. Never had intentions of using it as a mountain bike. Last year, I did my first triathlon on it. Someone suggested, just looking at the fact my bike has front suspension, I find an off road tri to do with it. So, I did. I bikes on trails once before the tri, just to get a feel of the technique. I completed the Xterra NJ tri last month in Wawayanda St. Park. Had a blast and enjoyed every minute of it. Now, my bike is in serious need of a tune up. I know this is a crap bike for regular mountain biking, so I'm on the fence of spending the $150+ for maintenance on it or putting that money into a $400-600 probably better quality (and definitely lighter weight!! This bike is HEAVY!) bike since I'll be out on the trails more. I live in northern NJ so our trails our very rocky. Trek, Cannondale and Specialized are the 3 I saw most at the race. I have no idea what to look for and why. I'm 5'4 inches. I will probably never get extremely technical (I'm 42y old) or advanced. But want something that will last at least 10 years. I'm willing g to wait for a sale or buy used but in new condition. Does anyone local to me know of a shop that can help fit me and have a variety of entry levels?
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2023.05.31 15:34 We-Got-Cows Our 4mo is getting increasingly frightened of the outside world

Prior to being fully vaccinated we did a lot of neutral socializing: car rides, watching busy parking lots, watching people/kids/dogs at parks, being carried around our neighborhood. We also physically met all our neighbors and their friendly dogs and he’s had some great playmates with them. Had some friends over for game nights. Vet visits were fine. All of this went well.
As of 16 weeks he was cleared to start doing walks around the neighborhood and such. The first time went great - we barely made it down our street but he smelled everything, was so curious and so excited and we ended so happy. We said hi to some unmet neighbors from a distance and he was good.
After that, it’s just been a spiral. Every outing, something terrifies him. A person walking by (ignoring him) sets him off. He gets extremely alert and fixated on any person, and I cant break the focus even with hot dogs even when they’re far away. A chihuahua was yapping through a fence yesterday at him and he tucked his tail and tried to bolt home. A couple kids were staring at him yesterday in excitement and he growled at them and wanted to hide. This is so different from the happy go lucky puppy that loves everyone (including the noisy kids next door).
This morning was trash day. Notably we made a point before now to go outside and watch the trash guys from the yard so he could get used to the sound. Today after the trash truck left he wanted to sniff a neighbor’s can out of curiosity, but then accidentally knocked it around and the movement paralyzed him in fear. Then a car happened to drive by and he dragged me back home. We sat at the front door for a while just trembling, after a few minutes he calmed down enough to take a treat, sit down and reset a little. Then thankfully our neighbor came home from a dog walk (his best friend) and so they got to play for a few minutes. He loosened up and we ended on a high note while he didn’t seem petrified.
But all of this is worrying me - I know puppies go through fear periods but how afraid is normal? He is teething hard right now, I’ve found puppy teeth on the floor a bunch.
It’s hard because he starts out excited to go on walks but once triggered it goes from 100% to 0% and I can’t console him, even hot dogs won’t break the spell. After the traumatic trash can incident I wanted him to go out back and pee before work and we had to force him out - he didn’t want to leave the porch but after gently guiding he quickly peed and ran back in.
We have started puppy classes, which are less focused on play and more on just focus with distractions and ignoring the other puppies. He did fine his first class although was nervous of the instructor at first (by the end, loved him).
And I’m sure people will ask but we got him at 8 weeks from a well known breeder and he was exposed to all sorts of stuff before coming home with us, we met mom and she is extremely chill, stud dog is from far off but he has his Grand Champion title and is from another well known kennel. I did bring this up with the breeder and she said it’s normal for them to cycle in and out of fear and to just help him through it - get him composed and try again, don’t let him run away too much and be sure not to punish anything like growling because he’s just afraid. But I’ve yet to be able to get him back under threshold once he’s triggered. And I also don’t know how hard I should be “trying again” in a single session, or if he’s completely freaked out just call it quits? Or will this make his flight mode worse?
Also, indoors he’s still totally fine. He’s been a rock in terms of noises - sleeps through loud storms, ignores the daily roomba, nothing bothers him indoors. Even the same sounds outside that bother him like barking dogs he’s oblivious to inside.
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2023.05.31 15:16 Previous-Audience-10 Advice for a post-retirement fathers.

After my 61 yo father retired from his government job 2 yrs back, he literally has neither done nor intended to do anything. His daily schedule is to wake up at 9-10am, lie in bed a couple more hours watching videos on the phone, then come to the living room and watch more short videos. Lunch and then sleep again and short videos. His sleep cycle in the night is of course messed up cuz of age and watching videos(?). We initially thought that he had job stress for all his career, now is his time to unwind. But ye tho kuch zyada hi hogaya. Like if he does the same forever, when he looks back as an 80yo, he’d find that he had done nothing but maut-ke-liye-intezaar.
I am not expecting him to do build big things or bring change in this world. Simple things like watering plants, helping mother, coordinating finances, probably just live more and not just be a dead fish in the stream of life.
I understand him doing this ‘time-pass’ is not very bad when compared to a 21yo doing that, obviously he is a big achiever already because he has lived a life and provided for us. I just don’t want him to be this person as he age, inviting lot of mental weakness even before any physical illness gets him. ( you are inviting Alzheimer’s and other degenerative disorders if you are not exercising your brain at old age)
So please share your ideas on how post retirement life has to be spent, as of what you have seen, what you have thought and planned.
P.s: gratitude, goals, routine jaise vague aur non-specific advice kripya na de. Especially, join back work or find part time. ( de bhi sakte ho, who am I to stop?)
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2023.05.31 15:15 Working-Pumpkin Minibuses for bikes

Is there anyone running any minibuses / cycle transport that are set-up for taking you and your bike out for the day and bringing you back? I don't own a car and there are only so many cool places that the trains run out to.
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2023.05.31 15:15 Ozempian Week 11 - Feeling Salty

Week 11 - Feeling Salty
Back with another rambly ramble, even if it’s a day late!
SV: M / 38 / SW 371 / CW 324.8 / -46.2lbs (w/w -2.4lbs)
Okay I’m a day late with this, but - WOW - I’m pumped with this number! I have been working (see: trying to eat more) to reign in the big drops in weight and, even considering that I’ve been working out 3x a week (+bonus exercise-like activities for “fun”), I was actually able to pull it off this week. Now, that said, I’ve been looking to mostly healthy foods to try pack in the extra kcals however I did batch off some delicious smoked ribs over the weekend… and maybe put a couple of pizza slices down after helping some friends move. I was definitely a bag of salty water come Monday, so I held off on weighing myself by a day so I could make a push to hydrate and flush some of that out of my system. You might ask “Did it work????!??”, and I would have to say that I have no idea, because I’m a dummy and didn’t bother TO WEIGH MYSELF FOR COMPARISON’S SAKE. I was definitely retaining something because, as they say, “when it rains, it pours”. Probably won’t fuck with the timing again and just try not to be a salty sea sponge (and, like, also try hydrating better through the weekend, which is definitely one of my weaknesses).
My physical stamina has greatly improved. I had a weird week around the house last week so it was difficult to get started on any of my regular workouts until 10pm, but I still managed to power through everything and pedal past all my “distance” records from the previous week (with a little help from some caffeine) on my stationary bike. But that’s not really what I’m even thinking about… I feel like, overall, I’m just game to get moving in any capacity without feeling so drained that I can’t/won’t do the workouts that I have set aside at the end of the day. Hell, I did a 20km indoor ride Friday night, then 12 hours later dragged my ass to a trail for another 20km ride outside. I think back to a year ago and that first activity would have needed at least a few days to recover, and the second one 12 hours later would be out of the question entirely - Not any more! I hope it stays this way.
Stabby-stab #12 is already on board, and I’m looking forward with a bit of caution and curiosity to enjoying a beer on my birthday this coming week. I don’t plan on slipping into my old consumption habits, which were pretty light to begin with, but it will be nice to enjoy a beer again – if it doesn’t completely blow up my system!
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2023.05.31 15:06 Coochinspector955 Progress so far in the last 20 days or so

Progress so far in the last 20 days or so
After my last post asking about doing a cycle of ostarjne I got a very similar response from almost everybody. To focus more on eating less and exercising more than I do. The only worry I’ve had latey is that my time on weights compared to my time resting is probably 60/40 whrrr most of the time in the gym I spend resting, I was worried I’m doing something wrong, here is the progress I’ve made since day 15 vs day 44
The only difference in these pictures is that my abs are flexed and my back is flexed slightly different in the second picture. I feel like my progress although minimal has been mostly in the sense of my form and ability to lift longer. I sweat my ass off but I’m able to complete almost every rep of my sets with good form now.
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2023.05.31 14:47 AdventurousOwl16 Circulation issues, dehydration, slow healing, and discolored hands/feet?

Throwaway for health reasons. For a bit of background, I am a 27 year old male, around 5'9" and 145lbs, who lives in the southern US. Not super active due to work, but my kids keep me busy. I have always had some issues with back pain, hands that fall asleep at night, along with a history of Lyme disease which kicked off inflammation issues in my teens (food sensitivities, stomach issues, constant feeling of dehydration, lips feel swollen internally but are not, etc, brain fog) - so it may or may not be relevant.
Over the past year and a half, I have been having a good bit of random inflammation issues mainly related to my skin. Additionally I have struggled to feel hydrated and have noticed that small wounds will take months to heal and then stay red in perpetuity. Frankly I have felt dehydrated for years despite constantly drinking water. I admit that I had been drinking alcohol more heavily than I wish for the past 6 years (moderately w/ occasional binge), so my initial concern was due to that. I went to my primary care and/or urgent care a few times due to a few unknown rashes, red marks that won't heal, random atopic dermatitis and genital itchiness that went undiagnosed. I received blood panels, glucose checks, STD checks, thyroid checks, and other than slightly elevated cholesterol I appeared to be fine.
I was recommended to urology and dermatology for the various skin issues, and was ultimately treated for light eczema. To be fair, the majority of itchy patches has gone away through topical treatments (except for Red Scrotum Syndrome - which is thought to potentially be a spinal nerve related issue). I never truly felt like I got to the bottom of the issue.
Flash forward to 6 months ago, my new psychiatrist/ psychologist team officially diagnosed me with ADHD and after a few trial and errors I ended up on Vyvanse - I have never felt more mentally sound than now and had a great few months following. My drinking has almost disappeared and I never consume on a day that I take my meds.
Flash forward to 8 or so weeks ago and my hands and feet have been very red/puffy/tight/dry most of the time, very blue on others, and quite cold most of the time (especially when jumping out of the shower or changing temperature quickly). I told my prescriber and we decided that it was likely Raynaud's caused or brought out by the medication due to vasoconstriction - should be harmless as long as it is not overly uncomfortable. I started going light on my medication and only took it maybe 4 days of the week mainly for work. I also began taking b multivitamins, fish oil, niacin, and magnesium as I heard that they could potentially help.
Flash forward to 4 weeks ago, both arms suddenly started to feel like they have carpal tunnel. My shoulders/elbows both feel pinchy and my hands feel weirdly tight, dry, cold, and tingly. They have a dull ache that sometimes feels sharp in my palm or fingers, with that cool tingly numbness feeling always lingerning - but always in different places. My knees, shins, and feet also feel and look that same way.
4 weeks ago I stopped taking all medications/alcohol to cut out variables but am still dealing with most of it. The tingling feelings have somewhat gone away, but my hands and feet still feel either hot or cold and tight. A warm coffee cup is all of a sudden very painfully hot to touch, and my fingers feel stiff. My elbows, knees, lips, and scrotum all are red, itchy, and feel swollen.
At this point I was thinking this is some systemic neuropathy caused by alcohol/other and perhaps potentiated by the Vyvanse due to vasoconstriction. This resparked health anxieties so I went to urgent care. The doctor's initial thoughts were due to excess drinking. The blood tests (below) showed my liver and kidney function to be fine...same as last year's multiple tests. Also showed my glucose levels to be normal (below). They also showed that I am very dehydrated (high hematocrit) which he wrote off - this concerns me however because I drink at least 80oz of water on a normal 24/hr cycle. He recommended me to a neurologist who I won't be able to see until August. He also recommended a visit to the rheumatologist even though my ANA factor came back negative - because RA runs in my family. I won't see them until next month.
After the unfruitful testing and thousands spent last year I am also hesitant to spend more money on my health - but I have a family to stay healthy for. Any recommendations or thoughts on what this could be or steps to take (besides eating healthy, cutting alcohol, and exercise)? Thanks in advance!~
Pics of my hands:
Blood tests:
TSH+Free T4 TSH Current Result: 1.830
T4,Free(Direct) Current Result: 1.50
CBC With Differential/Platelet
WBC Current Result: 4.2
RBC Current Result: 5.39
Hemoglobin Current Result: 16.8
Hematocrit Current Result: 51.3
MCV Current Result: 95
MCH Current Result: 31.2
MCHC Current Result: 32.7
RDW Current Result: 11.9
Platelets Current Result: 217
Neutrophils Current Result: 57 Reference Int: Not Estab. Unit: %
Lymphs Current Result: 31 Reference Int: Not Estab. Unit: %
Monocytes Current Result: 7 Reference Int: Not Estab. Unit: %
Eos Current Result: 4 Reference Int: Not Estab. Unit: %
Basos Current Result: 1 Reference Int: Not Estab. Unit: %
Neutrophils (Absolute) Current Result:2.4
Lymphs (Absolute) Current Result: 1.3
Monocytes(Absolute) Current Result: 0.3
Eos (Absolute) Current Result: 0.2
Baso (Absolute) Current Result: 0.1
Immature Granulocytes Current Result: 0 Reference Int: Not Estab. Unit: %
Immature Grans (Abs) Current Result: 0.0
Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)
Glucose Current Result: 89
BUN Current Result: 13
Creatinine Current Result: 0.91
eGFR Current Result: 118
BUN/Creatinine Ratio Current Result: 14
Sodium Current Result: 140
Potassium Current Result: 4.3
Chloride Current Result: 100
Carbon Dioxide, Total Current Result: 25
Calcium Current Result: 10.2
Protein, Total Current Result: 7.1
Albumin Current Result: 5.5
Globulin, Total Current Result: 1.6
A/G Ratio Current Result: 3.4
Bilirubin, Total Current Result: 0.7
Alkaline Phosphatase Current Result: 53
AST (SGOT) Current Result: 26
ALT (SGPT) Current Result: 36
Sedimentation Rate-Westergren
Vitamin B12 Current Result: 1033
C-Reactive Protein, Quant Current Result: <1
ANA by IFA Rfx TitePattern Current Result: Negative
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2023.05.31 14:46 mrgravyguy Spin bike monitor not working

No idea if this is the best sub for this, but here goes! I got this spin bikea while back pre-owned (so it's not under warranty), and today the monitor has been turning on, but it's not registering time/speed/distance/etc.
Does anyone have any idea how I might fix this? Thank you
Edit: turns out if you have a toddler, they may end up tearing a wire out of the circuit board
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2023.05.31 14:44 thewatcher_v2 Why is the wind in the UK so much worse compared to the wind in the Netherlands?

UK: Picture this: You're all geared up, sleekly dressed in your colorful Lycra, ready to conquer the open road on your trusty steed. The UK, with its stunning landscapes and picturesque villages, seems like the perfect setting for an epic biking adventure. But no. As soon as you take that first pedal stroke, the wind hits you with the force of a thousand whirlwinds. It's like cycling through a perpetual hurricane while balancing on a unicycle! NL: Now, the Netherlands, the land of tulips, cheese, and, of course, bicycles. We seem to have mastered the art of wind resistance. Their roads are flat, their windmills turn with grace, and their cycling infrastructure is the stuff of legends. But don't be fooled! Even in this two-wheeled utopia, there's still a breeze that likes to playfully mess with your ride. However, compared to the UK, it feels more like a gentle whisper, a friendly nudge to keep you on your toes. It's almost as if the wind here says, "Hey, cyclist, mind if I join you for a pleasant jaunt?" So, what gives, Mother Nature? Why is the wind in the UK so much more boisterous than in the Netherlands when it comes to road biking? Here are my theories: 1 The UK wind is fueled by a secret alliance with Mary Poppins. Ever since she soared across the London skies with her magical umbrella, the wind has felt the need to maintain its reputation. So, it continues to blow with all its might, making cyclists question their life choices and their decision to wear aerodynamic helmets. 2 The Netherlands have a secret wind-containment pact with their beloved tulips. Yes, you heard it right. Dutch tulips are nature's tiny windbreakers, absorbing the wind's energy and turning it into a gentle breeze. It's like having an army of colorful flower fans cheering you on as you pedal away. 3 Perhaps the wind in the UK simply misses its long-lost cousin, the tornado. Longing for the days of spinning chaos and causing mischief, the wind overcompensates by showing off its mighty gusts on unsuspecting British cyclists. It's like a jealous sibling trying to outdo their more well-behaved counterpart. 4 just likes to mess with me and always sends me in the wrong direction here (or is it because everything is the other way around?). All kidding aside, any fellow cyclists who also experience the difference in winds in the UK compared to the Netherlands? I cant seem to get used to it
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2023.05.31 14:43 HooliGan1420 21M - I bid thee a humble welcome into my very straightforward but amazingly long post. Feel free to explore, laugh and be charmed if you may ^^

Halloha, my name's Gianluca. Nice to meet you!- is what I would say in a formal setting.
But hence you found me in my area of comfort, welcome to my humble abode. Would you like some tea? Maybe you fancy some Earl Grey.
Anyway anyway I'm starting to babble lol, if you're wondering what I'm here for, it's for talking to you, interesting person out there wherever may you be. Meeting new people and all it brings is something I love. Making friends this way is amazing so therefore I presented myself!
If details are something you're into hearing, i can give you lots:
-I have to refuel every day almost cuz I go through an entire tank in 2 days or less. Love driving around. (Had to get new shoes and take up running to reduce expenses)
-I'm a car mechanic, also a construction worker, carpenter and if patience blesses me on that day; a painter.
-What am I saving up for? Well it's big, pretty massive in fact. So massive i could write an entire letter about it... Huh... Would it be cheeky if I said you can ask about this in your message? Would be a good idea.
-Had to start running everywhere for transport which is fun, I also do cycling, practice jumps and tricks at the bike park and do motorcycle and karting races. (Other categories and car racing are a work in progress, will upgrade soon)
-Music taste: this is the part where you look at a bunch of hyperbabble about bands that don't make a lot of sense unless you heard them, but I'll just throw a buncha names and you can see if any of the following applies: Radiohead, Megadeth, Fishmans, Marillion, The Black Keys, Queens of The Stone Age, Buckethead, Alphaville, Dire Straits, Little River Band, David Bowie, XTC, UB40, Commodores, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cure.
-Ultramegahyper car and motorcycles fan, but in the weirdest way possible. My dream cars are actually cheap french hot hatches like the 306 and a 90's Renault Clio. The car I'd get first no matter what is a 1998 Ford Focus. If possible the RS version. And as for motorcycles I want a Kawasaki ZXR, 80's style. Also love German cars, especially old BMW's, first one I'd get is an e32 with the M70 V12 engine. Also love old Volkswagens and Audis, without a doubt would own an 80's Audi with one of their 5 cylinder engines and turbocharge it. Also very fond of japanese cars and will own a Nissan in any form possible, especially the 350z
-Played almost every Need For Speed game that ever released, started my journey with the franchise through Underground, and played every release as they launched. (yes even Undercover, I actually enjoyed it). I listen to the soundtracks of old NFS games in my free time. Also played Midnight Club, Forza, Assetto Corsa, FlatOut, Burnout, BeamNG... I COULD KEEP GOING.
-Not everything in my life is about cars though, my day is dedicated to music too, especially playing piano. I'm also a guitar and bass player. And really want to get more sound gear and instruments in the future (Cars and music gear? I'll be broke all the time)
-I'm relatively organized, but living by myself has shown me that being the only person inside the house, I leave stuff around unless somebody visits. But while living with my parents I didn't make any mess anywhere so I'm not an absolute demon.
-Yes, living by myself also requires me to cook and I'm actually an amazing cook. I include lots of seasoning and veggies into the meals, even soy to balance things out and eggs for protein. Learned lots while being independent.
-Fun facts about me to end this: The amount of clothes I have in total is so small that i can wash them all in one washing machine load, the house machine size. I also have 3 different pillows around me at all times cuz I don't like laying on a flat surface. I listen to music even while showering. And I own a dog that requires me to feed her on a daily basis even though I beg her to feed off the sun.
Anyways that's about it from me! Hope you enjoyed this lil introduction that is the size of the Twilight prologue, but way better.
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