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Yea I played with my mix last night and I think I have a better consistency now. I wonder if the weather change here (cooler temps, highs in 90s dropped to highs in upper 70s) may have played a role. So I made my mix a bit more creamy, and I used a knife as well. I think the prior mix was too hard for the cooler temps. Which has me wondering how this is going to work in the winter for me when my temps are 32 or so????

regardless.... it had been 130ish miles since my last treatment.... I think that is pretty good for a MTB.

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My mix stays the same year round and I'm down here in Mobile.
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I missed something when I replaced my tire. I rode for 140 miles with it like this with no air loss.
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New rear hub bearings should be here Tuesday (USPS). LOL

I may change them Wednesday if they arrive on Tuesday.
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80 miles yesterday. The new hub bearings will be here tomorrow not unless USPS makes one of their usual mistakes. They are at my local PO so hopefully I am safe from them being sent to Miami or another state.
Yesterday was a great riding day, nice and cool.
I tell ya loosing 35 pounds has really helped with my endurance, it has helped my speed slightly, except on hill climbing. I climb faster and feel stronger.
The plant based diet is great, especially once you can cook different things. I made my second batch of plant based crab cakes this weekend, much better than the first. I used a different bean this time. I did however put a little too much Bay Seasoning in the mix, but they are still good.

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50 miles today with one stop for sardines and a drink.

The bearings came and they are in the rear hub.
They feel much better.
I probably won't ride again till Sunday. I am hopefully getting some shots in my shoulders, so I don't have to ride 120 miles thinking about pain Nov. 9th, but I will if I have too.

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I was on the receiving end of four injections today. Both of my shoulders and one in both lower cheeks.
Doc said he could repair the tear in my left cuff, but since my right shoulder has had two surgeries, he wants to do a reverse cup shoulder replacement.

I am so tired of surgeries. I have been under the knife 10 times. It's not nearly as scary as the first time, but the pain never changes. It flipping hurts. LOL

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I rode yesterday. I had to wear a long sleeve jersey. It was only in the 60s but the wind and moisture in the air made it feel cooler.

I think the steroids in the shoulders is already working. I still had pain as usual but it did not seem as intense. I ride again Sunday (long ride day) so I will know if it is helping.
I still have not made a decision on the reverse cup shoulder surgery. I have been reading up on the pro's and con's. The surgery sounds feasible, but there is no long term information on the replacement yet. They say life expectancy for the hardware is 15 years. This would put me at 77 needing a replacement. I also don't want to be off my bike and loose fitness. I am also wondering if I should do some light weight training to strengthen the shoulder muscles if I decide to do the surgery.

I don't know if strengthening the muscles would even help.

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Easy 92 miles this morning. It seems the steroids are helping my shoulders. The right shoulder which he wants to replace did ache a bit, but nothing like it has for the last couple of years. Without all the pain I felt like I had all kind energy.

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