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02-23-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,991
Posted By Biker395

Stay off arterials. Use a mirror and have an...

Stay off arterials.
Use a mirror and have an escape route.
Do not pass anyone or anything on the right (left for you Brits et al)
Don't run stop signs.
Give pedestrians a wide birth and expect...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre...

Saw lights in the sky this morning ... bizarre stuff Iíve never seen before. Turns out it was Muskís Starlight satellite constellation.

...
02-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ... ...

Did the skiing thing this weekend instead ...

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02-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,811
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed...

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed system, and am completely happy with it. I am not feeling the siren call of disc brakes or eshifting.

But it sounds as if both are attractive and...
02-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

View from the trail ... ...

View from the trail ...
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02-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Riding near Santa Barbara ...

Riding near Santa Barbara

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01-29-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,950
Posted By Biker395

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to...

For me the hard thing will be figuring out how to go down to 3 days a week. We share overhead expenses equally, so if I'm working 3 days a week, we have to come to another arrangement. Maybe pay 3/5...
01-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,950
Posted By Biker395

Sooo conflicted over retirement. We can...

Sooo conflicted over retirement.

We can afford it now. But what would I do with myself ... especially in the middle of a pandemic? I've been working since I was 12 years old, even through two...
01-25-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By Biker395

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely...

My first was a long time ago, but itís definitely possible to do your first DC at over 60. How doable?

It depends on the DC. Some are quite a challenge ... lots of climbing and an aggressive time...
01-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,652
Posted By Biker395

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her...

I gave my daughter one of my bikes, and her fiancť, the other. Good excuse for N+1. :thumb:
01-25-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,583
Posted By Biker395

:lol: I'm only laughing because I am not far...

:lol:

I'm only laughing because I am not far behind you. I get it!
01-19-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel...

Great weekend day riding in the San Gabriel Mountains. It isn't often you can ride at near 8000 feet without snow and with only a windbreaker ... so we took advantage.

...
01-17-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,220
Posted By Biker395

Howdy, Liberty. :thumb:

Howdy, Liberty. :thumb:
01-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,695
Posted By Biker395

^ lol I live in SoCal, and we don't get much...

^ lol

I live in SoCal, and we don't get much snow. But in more snowy years, I find myself having to shovel my car out of 3+ feet of snow up in the Sierra.

Yea, I see why people have heart...
01-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By Biker395

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time...

The serious crashes I have had offered ZERO time to respond. So even if I had the reflexes of a cat (and I surely don't), I'm not so sure a crash strategy would have helped.

BTW: There is...
01-11-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Beautiful warm day yesterday. ...

Beautiful warm day yesterday.

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01-11-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Yes! No more COVID-related closures, and...

Yes!

No more COVID-related closures, and Iím now feeling good enough, so Iím going for it. Doing a couple of days a week first, then Iíll bump it up more. :thumb:
01-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

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01-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,855
Posted By Biker395

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel...

I can tell you this. When I stop riding, I feel much older.
01-08-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By Biker395

You are using paraphrases to put words in my...

You are using paraphrases to put words in my mouth. I didn't say that people who are "concerned" are the most dangerous virus. I said that people who promulgate misinformation are. There is a...
01-07-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By Biker395

Or, maybe the virus does what viruses do (and...

Or, maybe the virus does what viruses do (and what people have been saying all along that they might do ... and what flu viruses do as well) and has, in fact, mutated?

No ... so much easier to...
01-04-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Biker395

I guess there are Chinese as gullible as some...

I guess there are Chinese as gullible as some Americans. Peachy.
01-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,545
Posted By Biker395

What do you miss from the before times? ...

What do you miss from the before times?

Personal contact with the public. Going out to dinner. Travel.

What's better now?

1. More folks can work from home.
2. Iím walking more in the...
12-30-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Biker395

Self-righteous schadenfreude.

Self-righteous schadenfreude.
12-30-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,327
Posted By Biker395

Being more cautious, and considering: 1. ...

Being more cautious, and considering:

1. Avoiding riding.
2. Wearing a mask everywhere ... even in situations where it wasn't previously required (because of the more contagious variant now in...
12-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

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12-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

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12-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By Biker395

Iím walking a lot more nowadays. Itís a nice...

Iím walking a lot more nowadays. Itís a nice change of pace.
...
12-18-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By Biker395

I posted that as an example that they are in fact...

I posted that as an example that they are in fact apparently doing contact tracing, and quite a bit of it. Here is the LA County dashboard:

Contact Tracing Dashboard - LA County Department of...
12-18-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By Biker395

You KNEW that was going to happen! Time for a...

You KNEW that was going to happen! Time for a hot toddy instead of a bike ride.
12-18-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By Biker395

I echo the question. I was really hoping contact...

I echo the question. I was really hoping contact tracing data would be provided to the public so people could see what the biggest risk of infections are. I have been hearing it is private parties,...
12-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By Biker395

There are a lot of factors at play. To be...

There are a lot of factors at play. To be infected, you need to have a certain number (no one knows how many) of virons that you inhale or otherwise consume in a vulnerable area over a period of...
12-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By Biker395

I'm suspicious of any of these particle...

I'm suspicious of any of these particle simulations. I still remember the one from the summer that opined cyclists should stay incredible distances away from other riders (60 feet and the like). ...
12-11-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,947
Posted By Biker395

Don't you love it when the advertisements say: ...

Don't you love it when the advertisements say:

"Don't take [the drug] if you're allergic to [the drug]?"

lol ... thanks for the info.
12-10-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By Biker395

Yes, but that is directed to people who have not...

Yes, but that is directed to people who have not been tested and deemed COVID positive.

Hey, I understand that a lot of context is lost in social media and how and where you ride may make this...
12-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By Biker395

I was mistaken. You are advised to quarantine if...

I was mistaken. You are advised to quarantine if you have been exposed to someone with COVID. You are supposed to isolate if you have a positive diagnosis.
...
12-10-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By Biker395

I'm sorry, but keeping a distance from people is...

I'm sorry, but keeping a distance from people is everyone is supposed to do (whether they have tested positive or not). If you ARE positive, you are supposed to be self quarantining.
12-10-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,947
Posted By Biker395

The vaccines are showing 90-95% effective. That...

The vaccines are showing 90-95% effective. That is a whole lot better than zero and more than enough to end the pandemic if enough people ignore all the misinformation and get vaccinated.

Covid...
12-10-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. If you're COVID positive and especially...

Yikes. If you're COVID positive and especially if you are showing symptoms, you should be in self quarantine.
12-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,268
Posted By Biker395

That is what I meant. There is a similar...

That is what I meant. There is a similar hypothesis for polio. That before our environment was so sterile, infants were exposed to it when they had a natural immunity from their mothers. It wasn't...
12-02-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,394
Posted By Biker395

That is my understanding. And with a 95%...

That is my understanding.

And with a 95% effectiveness rate, you should be cautious for a while, even with the vaccine.

I don't plan on licking any light posts for a while. lol
11-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,821
Posted By Biker395

It's because most outcomes can be arguably linked...

It's because most outcomes can be arguably linked to a plurality of factors, not just one. In that case, it becomes arguable what the "cause" of the outcome is.

But it is not an either/or...
11-23-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By Biker395

Holy crap. I had to make a trip to the ER...

Holy crap.

I had to make a trip to the ER back in April with a suspicious fever. All the precautions there were comforting and disturbing at the same time. That was unsettling enough for me,...
11-16-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,298
Posted By Biker395

This particular one is interesting to me for...

This particular one is interesting to me for different reasons.

Apparently, the governor attended an outdoor dinner party with a small number of friends, hosted at the French Laundry ... an uber...
11-05-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,460
Posted By Biker395

No question. Video evidence is crucial. Without...

No question. Video evidence is crucial. Without it, it is near impossible to catch them and even harder to show intent.

Yea, I remember Jim. I was at his funeral as were a lot of other people....
11-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,460
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I see that stuff too. Some days (when...

Yea, I see that stuff too.

Some days (when I think that supplying facts will make a difference), I point them out to people. Others, I know better and just let it go.

Those conversations...
10-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

First time commuting to work in a long while ... ...

First time commuting to work in a long while ...

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10-29-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,762
Posted By Biker395

I was waaaay off. It was mid March.

I was waaaay off. It was mid March.
10-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,762
Posted By Biker395

Whew is right! I know a few: 1. Best...

Whew is right!

I know a few:

1. Best friend (60s) got it in January. He felt like he got a flu that knocked him on his arse for about a week. No chest congestion, and no fever ... he was...
10-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

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