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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 8:14am

So far... Went in for a 7:30am complete abdominal CT scan, went to the lab for blood work ( 5 vials of blood {#Eyes} ), went to the post office and printed my boarding passes for tomorrow. All this and it's only 10:00am. I do believe it's wake n bake time... {#Cool}
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 7:38am

 Coaxial wrote: 
Thanks.I'm writing up some details so I don't waste the PT's time,I'll include that and hope she looks at it.
Coaxial
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 7:07am

 bokey wrote:

If you mean Biofreeze,it doesn't help much.If you mean something else,well,lets just say I'm not a good cook.{#Lol}

 
http://www.futurity.org/gel-plumps-up-spines-shock-absorbers/
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 7:05am

 Coaxial wrote:

I think I'd give the gel a try if it were me. I've heard good things about that taking pressure off the bone to bone that causes the pain but YMMV.

 
If you mean Biofreeze,it doesn't help much.If you mean something else,well,lets just say I'm not a good cook.{#Lol}
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 7:00am

 bokey wrote:

All I see is letting people drill holes in my spine or spending the rest of my life as a codeine junky.Neither of which sound good.It's scary stuff.I need to think on this one some more.

 
I think I'd give the gel a try if it were me. I've heard good things about that taking pressure off the bone to bone that causes the pain but YMMV.


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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 6:57am

 Coaxial wrote:

They have some new tricks...Maybe you'll be lucky and they can fix you up with minimal discomfort afterwards.{#Meditate}

 
All I see is letting people drill holes in my spine or spending the rest of my life as a codeine junky.Neither of which sound good.It's scary stuff.I need to think on this one some more.


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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 6:54am

 bokey wrote:

Yeah,looks like somebody stomped on a beer can.I think all those years of lifting and changing Pops and stuff really did some damage.I was told it was a sprain when it happened,but they blew the diagnosis at my local hospital,I thought it was just scar tissue that would eventually break up like through a normal trauma injury and that I was just working through some pain because I had to take care of Pops and that's what I had to do.
 

 
They have some new tricks...Maybe you'll be lucky and they can fix you up with minimal discomfort afterwards.{#Meditate}
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 6:48am

 Coaxial wrote:

Your back?

 
Yeah,looks like somebody stomped on a beer can.I think all those years of lifting and changing Pops and stuff really did some damage.I was told it was a sprain when it happened,but they blew the diagnosis at my local hospital,I thought it was just scar tissue that would eventually break up like through a normal trauma injury and that I was just working through some pain because I had to take care of Pops and that's what I had to do.
 


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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 6:41am

 bokey wrote:
I got the hard copies of my MRI's from the VA yesterday and put off looking at them until this morning.I saw them on the screen briefly after they took them,and I don't know exactly what they mean because I'm stoopid,but  I guess I'm going to have to reconsider some of things I'd hoped to be able to do for a couple years,and even then,wow,am I fucked.
I guess now I will pray to the PT Gods and hope this isn't as bad as It looks.

 
Your back?


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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 6:39am

I got the hard copies of my MRI's from the VA yesterday and put off looking at them until this morning.I saw them on the screen briefly after they took them,and I don't know exactly what they mean because I'm stoopid,but  I guess I'm going to have to reconsider some of things I'd hoped to be able to do for a couple years,and even then,wow,am I fucked.
I guess now I will pray to the PT Gods and hope this isn't as bad as It looks.
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Posted: May 2, 2016 - 8:37am

At least I don't have to be back there until May 17 but supposed to call the day before to make sure it hasn't been delayed or rescheduled. They still haven't told us how long we may actually be needed but said expect at least 2-3 days if its a murder trial. And this time I am walking there rather than drive around another 40 minutes for a spot. Its only about a mile or so away. But it was raining today so I drove instead. The lawyers will weed more of us out the first day of the trial. They will also be providing lunch as there is nothing in walking distance and its a bitch to find another parking spot when you return. They used to give 2 hours for lunch to cover all that but now they provide lunch and its down to an hour.
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Posted: May 2, 2016 - 8:26am

 DaveInVA wrote:
Got back from the jury disorientation and selection already. They gave no indication on how long it would last so I planned on being there all day. Took almost 40 mins to find a damn parking place. All the regular ones were taken and the last damn one was hard to find. Then standing room only in a courtroom while they introduced the main players and got rid of all the people with good enough excuses. Then watched a movie (but nobody could see the screen as they had no cart or pedestal to put the tv on). Was about how the jury system works and how to act etc. Then they gave everyone sheets with 6 dates they have to be there. Then they heard more excuses and cut us loose. What fun. 

 
Our government at work...

Well at least things are consistent on both sides of the coast.

 
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Posted: May 2, 2016 - 8:00am

 DaveInVA wrote:
Got back from the jury disorientation and selection already. They gave no indication on how long it would last so I planned on being there all day. Took almost 40 mins to find a damn parking place. All the regular ones were taken and the last damn one was hard to find. Then standing room only in a courtroom while they introduced the main players and got rid of all the people with good enough excuses. Then watched a movie (but nobody could see the screen as they had no cart or pedestal to put the tv on). Was about how the jury system works and how to act etc. Then they gave everyone sheets with 6 dates they have to be there. Then they heard more excuses and cut us loose. What fun. 

 
Jury disorientation {#Lol}
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Posted: May 2, 2016 - 7:54am

Got back from the jury disorientation and selection already. They gave no indication on how long it would last so I planned on being there all day. Took almost 40 mins to find a damn parking place. All the regular ones were taken and the last damn one was hard to find. Then standing room only in a courtroom while they introduced the main players and got rid of all the people with good enough excuses. Then watched a movie (but nobody could see the screen as they had no cart or pedestal to put the tv on). Was about how the jury system works and how to act etc. Then they gave everyone sheets with 6 dates they have to be there. Then they heard more excuses and cut us loose. What fun. 
KurtfromLaQuinta
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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 - 12:34pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Are you trying to tell me they ran locomotives on this cribbing?
 
 
Have you considered a non-pneumatic wheel/tire for the front? Softer rubber for the drive wheel but something with less rolling resistance on the other wheel? Like wood.
 
I guess you can just overfill it until it's tight as a drum. Probably won't pick up a lot of glass on the rails. 

 
Yes, before it got washed out. Very heavy ore cars. The culverts are down the wash a ways.

You'd be surprised how very little resistance there is with this set up.
The front tires hold a max of 45 lbs. The rears 55 lbs.
We're running some puncture resistant rear tires and tubes... this is the desert.  {#Cheesygrin}
With it sitting there with nobody on it, the wind that was blowing that morning, it started to push it down the track.

Under that plywood floor of the outrigger, is two 4" diameter urethane wheels side by side on a single axle. No drag there either.


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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 - 12:24pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
We came across some disturbing sections of track along the way...

 

 
Are you trying to tell me they ran locomotives on this cribbing?
 
 
Have you considered a non-pneumatic wheel/tire for the front? Softer rubber for the drive wheel but something with less rolling resistance on the other wheel? Like wood.
 
I guess you can just overfill it until it's tight as a drum. Probably won't pick up a lot of glass on the rails. 
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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 - 12:22pm

 helenofjoy wrote:

Is anyone allowed out?  {#Eek}

 
Sure. They let me out every once in awhile.

Oh you mean on the tracks?
They are abandoned. As you can see they haven't been maintained for years.
You certainly wouldn't want to go on active tracks... they'll throw you in federal prison pretty quickly.
If you don't get run over first.

Our goal, if we ever get them completed, is a trip up the Carrizo Gorge...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrizo_Gorge_Railway


 


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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 - 12:12pm

 Skydog wrote:

uh oh, the Cali people are doing weird things again
but seriousley, did you build this railbike? 

 
Yes.
My son is a really good fabricator... he has lots of tools.
I've got the tech to figure the workings of things he doesn't like to do.
We make a good team. When were not arguing. {#Lol}
This is our second version.
Our first was a tandem that worked really good until the rails went out of spec... they got way wider than our guides could compensate for.
Here's last fall when we first tried it out...
Click on it for video...



We're trying to get this to work right and build 3 more of them.
We have big plans, but life keeps getting in the way.


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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 - 6:28am

Yesterday, finally got around to cleaning the floors since all of the rain.  With two dogs and two cats, it's sort of pointless cleaning the floors when it's just going to rain again the next day.  It's nice to be able to walk around barefoot without getting dried pieces of mud stuck to the bottom of your feet.

Also, started cleaning out the garage.  Calling Salvation Army to come get a couch, love seat and chair, as well as two large bags of clothes and other sundry items.  Considered having a garage sale, but it looks like mice have gotten in to the underside of the couch.  Better to donate it to someone who will clean it completely than sell it to some unsuspecting person.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 - 5:49am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
My pictures are always a day late.
YESTERDAY my son, granddaughter and myself took version 2.0 of our railbike out for a shakedown run.
This was a test... only a test.
The idea was spot on... but the guide wheels were set to low with the bolts hitting the dogs in the track junctures.
My fault.



So we took some precise measurements to get it right for our next shakedown in two weeks.
I was going to follow along in the truck, heading towards the old abandoned community of Eagle Mountain.
Well we just loaded up the bike and drove the dirt roads to the town.
We came across some disturbing sections of track along the way...

 

 

These tracks haven't been used since 1983 when they shut down the Kaiser Steel Mill in Fontana.
And they have been getting abused by Mom Nature since then.
I'm glad we did this exploratory exploration to see what laid ahead when we bring more people with us next fall.
We'll have to carry the bikes through those destroyed sections.

Up close to the town, we found this little airport...





The town is completely fenced off.
No one is allowed in.
It is an eerie place with all the huge mountains of tailing piles laying around from the big open pit mines that were in action since World War 2.
 
Is anyone allowed out?  {#Eek}
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