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03-31-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 692
Posted By livedarklions

You're conflating two very different things....

You're conflating two very different things. Basically, what's become very obvious is preventing people from contracting the virus long term is simply an impossibility. 70% of the population is going...
03-31-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 692
Posted By livedarklions

The infection rate may be 70% for the two...

The infection rate may be 70% for the two scenarios, but there is at least an order of magnitude's difference between the predicted number of deaths. Preventing the deaths of a couple million people...
03-31-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,151
Posted By livedarklions

Truth is corpses in semi-trailer freezers.

Truth is corpses in semi-trailer freezers.
03-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By livedarklions

Better yet, do it in a parking ramp and pretend...

Better yet, do it in a parking ramp and pretend we're in All the President's Men.

Seriously, I don't want to try out someone else's bike right now, never buy a bike without riding it, and I don't...
03-31-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

It's always the Strava junkies doing that on the...

It's always the Strava junkies doing that on the Minuteman.

I've chased a couple of people down on the Minuteman just to yell at them for doing that. Mostly I want to humiliate them by showing...
03-31-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By livedarklions

Yup, and I'll bet you wouldn't want to meet up...

Yup, and I'll bet you wouldn't want to meet up with a stranger to check out their bike right now.

I've decided I have to route my rides so I go by home at the 50 mile mark, max. Don't want to...
03-31-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By livedarklions

Another way to explain this is that the Schrader...

Another way to explain this is that the Schrader stems are the kind you have on your car.
03-31-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

Yup, my main frustration right now is that taking...

Yup, my main frustration right now is that taking the time to have the polite exchange would probably make them nervous about violating social distance rules Normally, I go out of my way to let them...
03-31-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

No spin class at my gym, and I never use the...

No spin class at my gym, and I never use the things. I could wave while I'm walking by.
03-31-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

I greet, nod and wave when I feel like it. Don't...

I greet, nod and wave when I feel like it. Don't think there needs to be an etiquette about it, and no one should be criticized if they don't like doing it.

Next up, when the gyms reopen, do I...
03-31-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

In a situation like that, I save energy on the...

In a situation like that, I save energy on the wave by only using one finger.

If someone is slowing or stopping to argue with me, I take that as a threat and will deliberately begin to act insane...
03-31-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

Not on a high dollar road bike, but otherwise I...

Not on a high dollar road bike, but otherwise I am in your unfriendly demographic..

On a MUP, I'm much more focused on announcing my passes than I am the social niceties with oncoming people, but...
03-31-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,428
Posted By livedarklions

If you listen closely, the dog is saying "Frap,...

If you listen closely, the dog is saying "Frap, frap, frap, frap, frap, frap!"

That joke might not translate.
03-31-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

If you're nodding at 90% of riders in Boston, you...

If you're nodding at 90% of riders in Boston, you must look like a bobblehead doll when you ride.
03-31-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By livedarklions

Don't wave, it makes you touch your face. LOL ...

Don't wave, it makes you touch your face. LOL

I nod at people when they are riding the rural and semi-rural roads I'm on, but I don't get this obsession with waving at strangers. I leave that to...
03-30-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By livedarklions

Think you may find this isn't a good time to try...

Think you may find this isn't a good time to try to sell a bike, what with the social distancing.
03-30-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,120
Posted By livedarklions

Just wanted everyone to know my throwaway bike...

Just wanted everyone to know my throwaway bike culture just came back negative.
03-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,242
Posted By livedarklions

Just curious--how is THAT your 4th post in 7...

Just curious--how is THAT your 4th post in 7 years?
03-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,075
Posted By livedarklions

I am avoiding the bike paths not so much because...

I am avoiding the bike paths not so much because of the kids, they're fine. But everyone is walking their dogs A LOT. So much so that the dogs interacting is making riding on the path difficult. ...
03-30-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,265
Posted By livedarklions

My after work ride had been shifted to a MUP to...

My after work ride had been shifted to a MUP to avoid rush hour traffic. Now I go on the road because what the heck is rush hour right now?
03-30-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,424
Posted By livedarklions

Just looked up your state law. Helmets are only...

Just looked up your state law. Helmets are only mandatory for under 12 years old.

To be honest, if I'm riding slow enough for a child to keep pace, I'd be tempted to not wear a helmet. I...
03-30-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,424
Posted By livedarklions

Aww,c'mon George. Talk about the rabbits, I mean...

Aww,c'mon George. Talk about the rabbits, I mean b'crats.
03-30-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,004
Posted By livedarklions

My nose runs like a faucet when I ride below 50...

My nose runs like a faucet when I ride below 50 degrees F. Plus I have allergies. Anyone would be nuts to ride close to me without a screening test.
03-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,004
Posted By livedarklions

People are shooting for a Nobel Prize in Forum...

People are shooting for a Nobel Prize in Forum Posting.

Seriously,that isn't just experts disagreeing, it's the supposedly authoritative agencies. Unfortunately, they don't have the luxury of...
03-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,004
Posted By livedarklions

Lets just stop with the absolute "it's not" or...

Lets just stop with the absolute "it's not" or "it is" statements. This isn't settled yet, and it's irresponsible to claim certainty where none exists.
...
03-30-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

Botty liked your post, so I think you won. ...

Botty liked your post, so I think you won. What's the new mission?
03-30-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,265
Posted By livedarklions

Which raises the zen question --group ride or 4...

Which raises the zen question --group ride or 4 solo rides on the same route?
03-29-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,004
Posted By livedarklions

More to the point, you probably can't ride on a...

More to the point, you probably can't ride on a path at all, even solo. The math calculation is ridiculous, the odds of you precisely going through the cloud of exhaled air to inhale it at even a...
03-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,265
Posted By livedarklions

I'll be honest with you, I would definitely...

I'll be honest with you, I would definitely support starting a thread that shamed promoters of those camp events by name. Bringing people from around the country and bunching them up is probably...
03-28-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

[QUOTE=cyccommute;21386613]If Joe Bikerider...

[QUOTE=cyccommute;21386613]If Joe Bikerider approves, the next mission will violate the rules a little: Letís see those Covid19 emptied streets...but, and hereís the rule violation, letís get more...
03-27-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,075
Posted By livedarklions

My usual pattern is to ride 125-150 miles on...

My usual pattern is to ride 125-150 miles on Saturdays during the longer days of the year, then finish out the double century on Sunday, but I do the long ride by picking a destination 62-75 miles...
03-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,004
Posted By livedarklions

Not going to take a stab at the Bernoulli effect,...

Not going to take a stab at the Bernoulli effect, but riding side by side generally will involve a need to go single file periodically, so as a practical matter, this is really just an interesting...
03-27-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

Yup. here it is.

Yup. here it is.
03-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry but cyccommute beat you by about two hours.

Sorry but cyccommute beat you by about two hours.
03-27-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

I think it's good for a one-off variation. If it...

I think it's good for a one-off variation. If it turns out well, maybe start a new thread with a second game.

The guy who Likes To Fight About The Rules is banned for a while, so this could be the...
03-27-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,326
Posted By livedarklions

It really isn't less bad. Diseases can be too...

It really isn't less bad. Diseases can be too fatal to spread rapidly, so they end up killing far fewer people than diseases with a lower fatality rate.

No one's postulating the end of western...
03-27-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,242
Posted By livedarklions

This is one of those dumb arguments I hear from...

This is one of those dumb arguments I hear from drivers--"cars don't run red lights". Yeah, right, they invented the delayed green as some sort of joke, right?
03-27-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

Can we stipulate that this is a one-off violation...

Can we stipulate that this is a one-off violation just for variety? That's really a very different kind of contest and once might be ok, but I think that should be a different thread if it's going...
03-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By livedarklions

Could this question be more in your wheelhouse?

Could this question be more in your wheelhouse?
03-27-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 55,596
Posted By livedarklions

Mission us, man! I get out of work in an hour.

Mission us, man! I get out of work in an hour.
03-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,075
Posted By livedarklions

I think if you're riding in an urban area, the...

I think if you're riding in an urban area, the key may be to avoid paths and parks which are going to be overrun with pedestrians, and maybe focus on riding on the comparatively empty streets.
03-27-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,242
Posted By livedarklions

OK, so the one that annoys me is the three way...

OK, so the one that annoys me is the three way intersection with a stoplight or three way stop sign, and I'm FRAP out of the traffic lane on the non-intersected side. There is literally no lane of...
03-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,242
Posted By livedarklions

I always have the same reaction to the barking...

I always have the same reaction to the barking dog in car window scenario, and it's reflex--First, I get startled in a big way, then I immediately start laughing out of amusement. For some reason, I...
03-27-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,075
Posted By livedarklions

I think that's more of an issue of one particular...

I think that's more of an issue of one particular place being a crowd attractor than it is the notion of being outside in general. We really haven't had weather nice enough to attract a bunch of...
03-27-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By livedarklions

Every driver I know has noticed the same crazy...

Every driver I know has noticed the same crazy behavior.

Is it just that people figure cops aren't going to pull them over because they don't want to handle the license and registration or are...
03-27-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,424
Posted By livedarklions

Tell me more about the B'crats, George!

Tell me more about the B'crats, George!
03-27-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,120
Posted By livedarklions

Same old thread, different title. Seriously,...

Same old thread, different title.

Seriously, there is nothing new to say on this topic that hasn't been covered in literally dozens of threads.

There's a certain banned cat that must be shaking...
03-27-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,326
Posted By livedarklions

I thought it meant all those people who died of...

I thought it meant all those people who died of it were misinformed about its lethality. Very comforting.

Death rate is lower because more people are getting it than first thought, correct? ...
03-27-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,075
Posted By livedarklions

I think the probability issue is quite different...

I think the probability issue is quite different in Chicago than where I ride. Also Maelochs got it right, 25 miles is my after work short ride. No idea how long the mayor meant.
03-26-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By livedarklions

Bad bot or psychotic. Hard to know the...

Bad bot or psychotic. Hard to know the difference sometimes.
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