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05-28-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Biker395

I was going to ask for clarification on that too....

I was going to ask for clarification on that too. I think the notion is that since the photo is taken from the same place, the perspective is the same. That is why cropping a photo to the equivalent...
05-27-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. Nope ... those photos do not look like...

Yikes. Nope ... those photos do not look like they used telephoto focal lengths to be misleading (never said the other pix were fake ... just that they were misleading, BTW).

FWIW, you wouldn’t...
05-27-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Biker395

I think the media focus appropriate. and I...

I think the media focus appropriate. and I understand the import of superspreader events. But there have been occasions in the past, where they misrepresented the truth and left people with damaging...
05-26-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Biker395

The Side Benefits of N+1

When my daughter needed a bike to commute to work with me, I gave her one of the stable.

When my future son in law got tired of riding a 60 pound Walmart bike for exercise during the COVID stuff,...
05-26-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By Biker395

FWIW, I believe "herd immunity" refers to the...

FWIW, I believe "herd immunity" refers to the immunity in the population, whether derived from people who become infected and develop natural antibodies, or by vaccine.
05-26-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By Biker395

I would be hesitant to rely on news reports of...

I would be hesitant to rely on news reports of this kind of thing. In my experience, they present worse case anecdotes of behavior, not the norm. I walked down to our local beach on Saturday, and...
05-24-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By Biker395

Personally, had been staying away from group...

Personally, had been staying away from group rides (non-COVID health issues has me not riding at all recently). I'd ride with a friend or two, but we keep our distance while doing it, mask up when...
05-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,347
Posted By Biker395

I posted this elsewhere, and thought it would be...

I posted this elsewhere, and thought it would be of interest here. Ugh.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/19/vaccine-experts-say-moderna-didnt-produce-data-critical-to-assessing-covid-19-vaccine/
05-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Biker395

We have a second home in a resort area, and were...

We have a second home in a resort area, and were on a teleconference last night about the status of the town and it's businesses ... mostly restaurants. In a small town, news spreads fast, and the...
05-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,347
Posted By Biker395

There is evidence of immunity for the SARS-Cov-2...

There is evidence of immunity for the SARS-Cov-2 corona virus in humans.

https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)30610-3

There is some dispute about the required level of prevalence or...
05-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,347
Posted By Biker395

At the risk of inciting ire for mentioning COVID...

At the risk of inciting ire for mentioning COVID in the same statement as influenza, the future I see for both is similar. I'm hopeful a vaccine is developed, and I believe that over time, we'll...
05-17-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,347
Posted By Biker395

Never?

Never?
05-13-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Biker395

It will be interesting to see if more people get...

It will be interesting to see if more people get their yearly flu vaccine after this. I schedule my yearly physical for late in the year for just that reason ... the flu vaccine is typically...
05-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Biker395

Not even close. I think that just gets you to...

Not even close. I think that just gets you to stage II or late stage II or something to that effect. A lot of counties are going to have great difficulty meeting it.

Edit to add:

Here ya go...
05-09-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Biker395

They’ve won a battle ... the war is far from over.

They’ve won a battle ... the war is far from over.
05-09-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,467
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. Sorry to hear that. Slipping on ice ......

Yikes. Sorry to hear that. Slipping on ice ... why is it you always hurt yourself the worst when you least expect it?

Head injuries suck. I still don't know how my crash happened ... no...
05-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,526
Posted By Biker395

They are not suggesting they don't get sick ......

They are not suggesting they don't get sick ... only that their cases are typically very mild and they are not a good vector to adults. But yea, I would want that data confirmed too.
05-04-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Biker395

Well, that is surely disappointing. About the...

Well, that is surely disappointing. About the only silver lining I saw in that is that the effectiveness of social distancing in reducing Ro was better than they originally estimated.

So if a...
05-03-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,152
Posted By Biker395

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05-01-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 25,562
Posted By Biker395

I have noticed that when we ride on roads closed...

I have noticed that when we ride on roads closed to motor vehicles, we get more flats. I’ve always chalked that up to the notion that auto tires basically sweep the road of smaller debris such as...
04-30-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,316
Posted By Biker395

From what I have read, whether it is advisable to...

From what I have read, whether it is advisable to wear a mask while outside exercising is not really so black and white. As for me, I do not wear one while riding, as I give people a wide berth. I...
04-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,716
Posted By Biker395

I went out to a sandwich shop on Saturday. We...

I went out to a sandwich shop on Saturday. We got there and it is one of those places that has a lot of outdoor seating. There were 4 tables or so outside, spaced apart by 10 feet or so. So...
04-25-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 492,461
Posted By Biker395

East Fork was beatuful and warm today ... ...

East Fork was beatuful and warm today ...

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04-24-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By Biker395

Guy goes into a bar. "I'll have a Corona,...

Guy goes into a bar.

"I'll have a Corona, please."

Bartender coughs on him.
04-22-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,316
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That Dutch-Belgian study is bunk ... for...

Yep. That Dutch-Belgian study is bunk ... for all the reasons Dr. Kasten mentions here:

https://www.facebook.com/jenniferkastenmd/posts/120574959595451?__tn__=K-R

Further evidence ... A study...
04-20-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,065
Posted By Biker395

You have to wear one if where you live requires...

You have to wear one if where you live requires it. Otherwise, whether wearing a mask while riding is beneficial isn't clear. Most sources I've read say wear one riding a bike or otherwise if...
04-20-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 492,461
Posted By Biker395

Finally got out for a "normal" weekend ride,...

Finally got out for a "normal" weekend ride, albeit all by myself. I have photographed this spot many times, but I don't know that is has ever looked so beautiful to me.
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04-19-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Biker395

Everyone gets to make their own decisions about...

Everyone gets to make their own decisions about this stuff. For me, that Belgian-Dutch study fails on 4 counts:

1. It doesn't consider what it takes to infect people.
2. It is inconsistent...
04-17-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Biker395

Yep. It has been debunked as it neglects the...

Yep. It has been debunked as it neglects the amount of the virus needed to become infected. Yet, it keeps popping up.

If you're on FB, this person does a pretty good job of indicating why those...
04-15-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Biker395

I landed in the ER last week with what looks to...

I landed in the ER last week with what looks to have been a nasty UTI. Chills, fever, back pain ... pretty sucky. The LAST place I wanted to be was the ER, but I had a video consult with a doc...
04-01-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

Well, I did say that I had simplified it, no? If...

Well, I did say that I had simplified it, no? If you taught con law, you know the details. I certainly would agree that this is a compelling state interest ... I assumed that.

I also agree that no...
04-01-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

I do think the policies are designed to prevent...

I do think the policies are designed to prevent overloading hospitals. But I think the difference here is that without social distancing and the like, the estimate deaths are predicted to be well...
03-31-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

Every death is a tragedy. I'm just trying to...

Every death is a tragedy. I'm just trying to put the numbers in perspective.
03-30-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

Or, in the same time period, about the same...

Or, in the same time period, about the same number deaths occurred from traffic accidents every year. Here are the numbers broken down by cause for 2017:
...
03-30-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

"It won't make up for it, but the virus will only...

"It won't make up for it, but the virus will only stop spreading exponentially when the average ratio of transmission drops to 1:1 or lower." No argument there.

"strict social isolation to...
03-30-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

This was my statement. "I guess what I am...

This was my statement.

"I guess what I am saying is that staying 10M away from people now is not going to make up for being within 1 foot of them in a crowded restaurant two weeks ago."

In...
03-30-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

Similar stuff with me. It's hard to get up the...

Similar stuff with me. It's hard to get up the nerve to even suggest cancelling an event like that, because everyone would have thought you crazy to do so.
03-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,171
Posted By Biker395

I am actually seeing substantial compliance. In...

I am actually seeing substantial compliance. In my hood, people are maintaining safe distances for the most part. Remember too that some of those people who are close together are may be part of...
03-30-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Biker395

Man, I am glad you are asking this question. I...

Man, I am glad you are asking this question. I have both cameras.

At the outset, let me say this: Great cameras. Criminally crappy mounts.

The rear camera is great. The only thing I don't...
03-29-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,379
Posted By Biker395

You were waiting for the light to change, he...

You were waiting for the light to change, he passed you on your RIGHT, and called you an a$$whole while doing it? Is that right? That's flippin bizarre.
03-25-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 492,461
Posted By Biker395

Seen on today’s lunch ride ... ...

Seen on today’s lunch ride ...
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/0385b779_0db6_40ca_bfc8_27fd86cb80b5_ac4813363e7725890ca6e98a9ed59394d23a4f6d.jpeg
03-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By Biker395

I don't think so. How is there any social stigma...

I don't think so. How is there any social stigma associated with contracting COVID? Some people want to share their stories ... I see no problem in someone asking.
03-22-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 492,461
Posted By Biker395

We clean up well after the rain ... ...

We clean up well after the rain ...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/img_2742_a41069487be7d6d0408b7bf0f96c4663dbdf16f3.jpeg
03-19-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,998
Posted By Biker395

Yea ... not exactly the greatest generation. But...

Yea ... not exactly the greatest generation. But as my son points out, we are to blame for raising them. And it certainly not all of that generation that feel so entitled ... only the more whiny...
03-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,998
Posted By Biker395

That's it ... surely this is the end of days. ...

That's it ... surely this is the end of days. :lol:
03-18-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,998
Posted By Biker395

We had the same idea. I’ll bet you recognize...

We had the same idea. I’ll bet you recognize this place. Looks like they’re serving up COVID. 😃


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03-17-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,998
Posted By Biker395

I tell people that living in California, as much...

I tell people that living in California, as much as anywhere else, is like a poop sandwich. The more bread you've got, the less poop you have to eat.

I grew up here, so I don't know any...
03-15-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,998
Posted By Biker395

I had the same reaction. I didn't hear the...

I had the same reaction. I didn't hear the speech, but someone that did said that although he used the word "isolate," what he really was referring to was more in the order of a quarantine. That...
03-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,801
Posted By Biker395

Well, hereabouts they just advised those over 65...

Well, hereabouts they just advised those over 65 to be in isolation. Holy crap. That means not going out at all, for any reason. Given that demographic (striking too close for me), I thought of...
03-13-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,801
Posted By Biker395

The problem is that people are infected and...

The problem is that people are infected and contagious before they know it. And that mass testing is infeasible ... at least for now. So it makes sense to social distance and avoid crowds for a...
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