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Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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all sweaty and oiled up. I mean sunscreened up. Got mildly pink yesterday so transitioning to some 30 SPF to be prudent

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Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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price matched my mail order pharmacy via insurance with cash-pay-but-cheap Cost Plus Drugs

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Cliffs Notes: 51% cheaper here. for certain things Cost Plus can be 90%+ cheaper.

anyway, if you all need non-controlled meds prescribed via Cost Plus (as it's not a process of transferring Rxs but just having a new one written, which can be a pain if your PCP's hard to get a hold of), DM me and I'll fax in the form for y'all.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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would I hate or love these on the frontside? I'm so used to my easygoing Mindbenders these days.

(I do totally approve of the first owner's choice of Look Pivots! and they probably could adjust in those side arms for my 304ish mm BSL boots without a remount.)

https://www.powder7.com/Stockli-Laser-AX-Skis-175cm-Used-2022/for-sale


self-counterpoint: Powder7 people seem reliable and certainly ski where I do. To trust them or Blister reviewers?

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won't be mounting these up with Cast, either 1.0 or 2.0

:D

(which means I probably will stick with 1.0 and just deal with the fussiness of toe-switching on my 116 Cs. and the Pivot 12s I have waiting at home will go on another set of future skis for me or my eldest)
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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one definitely weird thing about the Stöckli online culture is that it's dominated by east coast skiers who masturbate about FIS GS skis


but the Powder7 crew did give it their endorsement fwiw, and reviews online all good. may have to shape up my skiing form! which probably is a good thing for all skis.

:)
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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Off to Powder7 next

edit: did what I said I'd do. Shift 10s at DIN 4 on the 159 cm Mindbender 106Cs for my eldest kid.
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in case any of y'all need extra skins in the sizes REI has in stock, these were 25%? off. something substantial. applied my yearly member rewards, too, and came out at $75 net.

:notbadobama:

(these are carpets of a width and length appropriate for said eldest kid's skis, so that we can hike uphill together. she will have to wait for me. a lot. she only has 82 lb of herself to haul around, after all.)
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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I'd love to see e-cargo "bike" mini-trucks all over the place, with correspondingly fewer gas/diesel/electric full-size box trucks and vans

 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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so this Kona Electric thing definitely isn't happening before April 1.

not enough available inventory actually on the ground except at Foundation Hyundai, and they aren't playing ball in good faith as per my quoted post above.

I'll recheck the April incentives on the Edmunds lease forum and if the deal remains good will badger other more reasonable dealerships as their in-transit cars come in.

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possibly reasonable dealers with which to follow up in April:
another local dealer belatedly got back to me

$699 bogus dealer fee. not passing through the 0.0009 MF reduction for a one-pay lease. between those two items that's a ~$2,100 increase in net cost. nope

they did break down the lease quotes into two options to keep net cap cost > residual value so as to not break their system. and that led to the thought that the one with the CO credit separate would be the same as going out of state. after all, I famously have not had a myriad of issues registering that 2018 Volvo XC40 I leased out of state, and thus came to no teachable moments regarding the wisdom of this route

:D

thus a map of national Hyundai dealerships below:

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as I would get transport out (bus?) and then drive it back, and this Kona Electric only has 100 kW DCFC this is a close up of the dealers for which I think it'd be feasible to make an out of region trip.

(after test driving a Kona Electric locally to make sure I didn't loathe it, that is!)

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I rightly annotated that Kansas one with a question mark and skipped the one on Navajo land (?) in NW NM as they're off the I-70 and I-25 corridors.

getting back would involve the public DCFC network, which I haven't really used at all in my past days just due to my use case of sticking within day trip range of Denver (or, in the past, Seattle).

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in theory everything circled: greater SLC area, Grand Junction, Cheyenne through Pueblo, Santa Fe and Albuquerque should all be feasible… just would take a fair bit of time at 40 min a pop @ 100 kW.

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I thus sent off website contact form standardized text inquiries to all of the outside-Denver-metro dealers circled on my little map above. plus when I get back to Denver, go skiing, work a bit, and get my unexplained anemia issue possibly explained I'll carve out a little time to actually test drive one of these 2024 Kona Electrics to see if I hate it or what. (Foundation, Stevinson, Planet Hyundai all seem to actually have vehicles on the ground that'd be suitable for a test drive even if their financial deals may suck.)
 

6thElement

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I told you it took me 15 minutes from walking into the taj mahal for my scheduled DMV appt with my paperwork provided at time of purchase in MI, before I then walked out with physical plates and tags.

So I'm predicting yours will be just as smooth :homer:
 

Nick

My name is Nick
Sep 21, 2001
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where the trails are
I told you it took me 15 minutes from walking into the taj mahal for my scheduled DMV appt with my paperwork provided at time of purchase in MI, before I then walked out with physical plates and tags.

So I'm predicting yours will be just as smooth :homer:
unless he spends 72 hours preparing a comprehensive case for the DMV to reduce his registration fee by 0.00000735%.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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I told you it took me 15 minutes from walking into the taj mahal for my scheduled DMV appt with my paperwork provided at time of purchase in MI, before I then walked out with physical plates and tags.

So I'm predicting yours will be just as smooth :homer:
so did you ever post about what you got?!
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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so I'll be joining the ranks of the rest of y'all old men

EGD and colonoscopy in my near future, as part of the workup for the unexpected anemia that led to my hospital visit and all

thankfully I have a Washlet. two in this house actually

hmph

@Full Trucker @Nick @SkaredShtles @Pesqueeb

I think @stoney is just a year or two older than me so probably hasn't had the ol' anus probed yet
 

SkaredShtles

Michael Bolton
Sep 21, 2003
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In a van.... down by the river
so I'll be joining the ranks of the rest of y'all old men

EGD and colonoscopy in my near future, as part of the workup for the unexpected anemia that led to my hospital visit and all

thankfully I have a Washlet. two in this house actually

hmph

@Full Trucker @Nick @SkaredShtles @Pesqueeb

I think @stoney is just a year or two older than me so probably hasn't had the ol' anus probed yet
Everybody should have a bidet. My buddy's place up in Steamboat has bidets with heated seats. Soooooo nice.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
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probing date scheduled for May 2. Could have gotten an earlier date but family scheduling conflicts made this one with an AM appointment the best
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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unless he spends 72 hours preparing a comprehensive case for the DMV to reduce his registration fee by 0.00000735%.
I was going to keep it a surprise to y’all until posting a photo of it in my driveway, but the deal fell through so I’ll post a memorial to it:

Had paperwork e-signed on a one-pay 24/12 lease on a 2024 Kona Electric SEL. Dealer in SLC. Residual and non-marked up MF via 3/19/24 HMF incentives, MSRP + only “clear guard” as an unwanted accessory. $449 doc fee

Anyway, why it fell through is that they’d put it in as a nominal 1 month lease, as in ending 4/30/24. Fixing that to be a true 24 mo term, only as a one-pay, caused the taxes to explode and thus the deal didn’t make sense. Getting my deposit back. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting my Frontier airfare to SLC back for Thursday morning as it’s over 24 hours since booking

Hmph. Going to only pursue within-Colorado deals on SEs now. Cheaper to start with, much less of a road trip to pick up, and if MSRP + dest under $35k then magic $2.5k extra CO credits. Plus they shouldn't mess up the tax math on the quote

I’ll give up 63 miles of range and heated seats vs the SEL. Both are FWD so no differences there—some Autosocks in my future?! But a deal is a deal and an SE would get me back from Colorado or Glenwood Springs just fine. (Wouldn’t have wanted to road trip from SLC in an SE, though!)

(And yes, I’ll spring for $1k used Stöcklis but haggle over cars all day long. I don’t need a 3rd EV. But at the right deal I’ll jump for it for sure.)

((I didn’t _need_ the skis either. Ok, fine, you got me.))

:-D
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
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Colorado
so I'll be joining the ranks of the rest of y'all old men

EGD and colonoscopy in my near future, as part of the workup for the unexpected anemia that led to my hospital visit and all

thankfully I have a Washlet. two in this house actually

hmph

@Full Trucker @Nick @SkaredShtles @Pesqueeb

I think @stoney is just a year or two older than me so probably hasn't had the ol' anus probed yet
Been there, done that multiple times for multiple reasons. Meh.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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lifted

didn’t pass out either, so that’s something
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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workup for the unexpected anemia that led to my hospital visit and all
Labs resulted:

- LDH 195 (normal 124-271), haptoglobin 130 (36-195), B12 249 (180-914), folate 10.5 (normal > 5.9). normal reticulocyte % and count.
- kinda weird iron labs: TIBC 496 (284-507), iron serum/plasma 44 (45-160), iron % saturation 9% (15-56), unsat. iron binding capacity 452 (124-462), transferrin 354 (203-362), ferritin 7 (24-336).
- CMP highlights: post-lunch glucose of 73 mg/dL, t. bili 0.9 (!)
- CBC: 13.0 Hgb so still anemic (14.3-18.1), mean corpuscular hemoglobin 24.6 (27.5-35.1), MCH concentration 30.4 (32.0-36.0), red cell distribution width CV 15.5 (11.7-14.2)

So bili has normalized. I'm still anemic. Iron labs show an iron deficiency anemia: the cause of this might be a GI origin so getting scoped seems very much on the flowchart.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2754511/
 

Pesqueeb

bicycle in airplane hangar
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Riding the baggage carousel.
Someone after my 3rd COVID event my blood showed a significant iron deficiency which I never had prior. Still the case.
Really? Is there any sort of documented COVID/iron deficient correlation? I ask, because my daughter is borderline iron deficient/anemic and has had COVID at LEAST 3 times. Also something she did not exhibit prior.
 

Nick

My name is Nick
Sep 21, 2001
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where the trails are
Really? Is there any sort of documented COVID/iron deficient correlation? I ask, because my daughter is borderline iron deficient/anemic and has had COVID at LEAST 3 times. Also something she did not exhibit prior.
Not sure if documented, but I believe that many of my lingering issues, the worst of which was those weird fucking cardiac events, have a correlation to my 5 Covid infections. My Dr. got my name on the list for a long COVID research program being conducted by UC, but it's been years now and still not a peep. I'm guessing they ran out of funds.