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07-12-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 606
Posted By berner

No squirrel attacks so far in Rhode Island. The...

No squirrel attacks so far in Rhode Island. The squirrels here, so far, are well behaved.
07-11-20, 04:10 PM
07-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By berner

The expectation of herd immunity did not work...

The expectation of herd immunity did not work well for Sweden and has backfired to the point that Swedes are restricted from entering other nearby countries.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By berner

The whole breathing process is more interesting...

The whole breathing process is more interesting than I first thought. People who sing or play wind instruments and have had some training, are taught to use the diaphram. I happen to like opera and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By berner

Nope.

Nope.
07-10-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By berner

A fine article in today's NY Times about...

A fine article in today's NY Times about Regeneron, a research company that developed an Ebola treatment in record time. The company first heard of a viral breakout in Wuhan in January. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By berner

There is a climb in my area that is short, about...

There is a climb in my area that is short, about 1/4 mile and quite steep. From the top it feels as if you are looking down into the Grand Canyon. Wondering about the actual steepness, I made a...
07-10-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By berner

I had forgotten the Peter Principal. Since first...

I had forgotten the Peter Principal. Since first reading about it I have learned that sociopaths number about 4% of the population so they are wide spread. A principal characteristic of the sociopath...
07-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By berner

I've been making a bit of a study of...

I've been making a bit of a study of incompetence. From reading history I remember the political masterminds voicing expecations that the coming war, WW1, would be of short duration. Harold McMillan,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

Aw man. Now you've done it. I was perfectly...

Aw man. Now you've done it. I was perfectly satisfied with my plans for the evening until your post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

Jersey grows corn? I thought it was the blue...

Jersey grows corn? I thought it was the blue berry state. Sidebar story: I was on an overnight hike on a remote trail in New Hampshire. Suddenly the foliage opened up to a nice but very small...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

For those discerning people who care about these...

For those discerning people who care about these things, the best sweet corn in America is to be found in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, minutes from where I sit. Especially when smothered in Irish or...
07-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 784
Posted By berner

Not that much is known with complete certainty...

Not that much is known with complete certainty about the transmission of infection. Only in the last day or two has the WHO acknowledged airborne transmission of infection. Yet Trump is pressuring...
07-09-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 678
Posted By berner

I read an auto-biography by Ani DiFranco. She is...

I read an auto-biography by Ani DiFranco. She is an odd girl but a decent writer.
07-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By berner

The NY times had a detailed article about the WHO...

The NY times had a detailed article about the WHO and CDC, a Sunday edition as I remember, with names and dates as to what was known and when was it known. Had early signs been recognized, thousands...
07-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 872
Posted By berner

I've been getting my news from the NY Times and...

I've been getting my news from the NY Times and occasionally from the Providence Journal. Unlike adjoining neighbors, Sweden opted for no lock down or face masks. The neighbors have gotten infection...
07-08-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By berner

A lot may depend on where you live. The is hot...

A lot may depend on where you live. The is hot and there is hot and humid. I lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for 10 years or so where the typical summer temps were 93 F and the relative humidity...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

People get nuts under pressure and this has been...

People get nuts under pressure and this has been so for some time as evidenced by the incidence of road rage seen. Worst, there is no push to lessen that pressure from the masterminds in government.
07-08-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By berner

As said in several posts above, more time and...

As said in several posts above, more time and miles. Your body is undergoing changes, such as building muscle and adding mitochondria to cells. You might try adding some protean to your diet.
07-07-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By berner

A surprising number of people have difficulty...

A surprising number of people have difficulty understanding the process of exponential growth.
07-06-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,067
Posted By berner

Maybe this pandemic is the planet's way of...

Maybe this pandemic is the planet's way of conducting an intelligence test. Those societies that respond correctly to stem infections do well, and those who do not respond correctly to stem...
07-04-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,067
Posted By berner

If this is how you you feel, you have given up...

If this is how you you feel, you have given up too soon. Like someone said, if you can't help, just stand back out of the way".
07-04-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By berner

July Fourth Parade

The Bristol Fourth of July Parade was inaugurated in 1785. As you might imagine, this small town is mighty proud of this. The parade is always fun with marching bands from as far away as Minnesota...
07-02-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By berner

I read the NY Times article on this whole...

I read the NY Times article on this whole debacle. Many peole have died as a consequence of the delayed and incorrect response. To get the story straight I reread the article underlining dates and...
07-01-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,650
Posted By berner

Weather here in Rhode Island has become so warm,...

Weather here in Rhode Island has become so warm, especially in coastal areas, Canadian Geese no longer bother migrating south. The East Bay Bike Path has nicely groomed grass. Especially by one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

I'm glad to see you are getting your veggies. ...

I'm glad to see you are getting your veggies.

As we get older it is typical to look back and reflect on our failures and successes. On the success side, me and Merlin Countryman won the 6th grade...
06-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 955
Posted By berner

Some people do not do well under pressure. I've...

Some people do not do well under pressure. I've been involved with sailing most of my life. As a consequence of that interest, I've made a point of learning everything I can about that activity...
Forum: Introductions
06-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By berner

Born and bred in the NE but lived and caroused in...

Born and bred in the NE but lived and caroused in Biloxi for 10 years. I miss the place.
06-30-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By berner

How come the don't outnumber the dos.

How come the don't outnumber the dos.
06-29-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By berner

I can't disagree with any of this. The NY Times...

I can't disagree with any of this. The NY Times link details how a slow response allowed the virus to gain a foothold. The storyis available for free and it is worth the time to read it. The failure...
06-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By berner

Pandemic Debrief

The NY Times this Sunday has the article of a series of the pandemic that is a "debrief" of how it all began and got out of hand. The initial response by some MDs in Germany quickly pinpointed the...
06-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By berner

Reading and Riding

I ride the bike almost every day, especially in the very fine weather we are having in the NE. Frequently I'll take a book and stop at the town beach on Narragansett Bay for an hour or two to read....
06-25-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By berner

Smile I feel like Will Rodgers who always began his...

I feel like Will Rodgers who always began his monologues with, "I see in the papers today ....". Well today The NY Times reported that The EU will begin restricting US travel to Europe members...
06-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By berner

When I began cycling I was very poor physical...

When I began cycling I was very poor physical condition so that 200 yards was a struggle. Through determination (stubbornness) I kept at it over weeks and months and the miles began to accumulate on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

More bad news I didn't need. RIP Pcad.

More bad news I didn't need. RIP Pcad.
06-25-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By berner

Your post is proof that cycling keeps you strong...

Your post is proof that cycling keeps you strong at any age.
06-25-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,522
Posted By berner

I think it was Einstein or someone like him who...

I think it was Einstein or someone like him who said there was no limit on stupidity. Some of them drive autos and some ride bikes. There are numerous measures of intelligence. One key measure it the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

This a topic I'm very much interested in having...

This a topic I'm very much interested in having had some experience on both sides of the good/bad divide. As said, how to know the difference in advance. There is no clear answer.
06-22-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,820
Posted By berner

I'm mostly a fan of classical, some flamenco and...

I'm mostly a fan of classical, some flamenco and here ant there more popular music. The first link is to something by Handel I just recently learned of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKo_EmfEPWs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

Not surprising. Ted Williams, one of the greats...

Not surprising. Ted Williams, one of the greats was Mexicano.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if...

You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if this were a baseball game it would be the second or third inning. For readers outside of the US who are not familiar with baseball but might be with...
06-21-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By berner

Why is this not criminal?

Why is this not criminal?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13,160
Views: 237,442
Posted By berner

Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is...

Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is just about over but for the shouting. I see news reports that covid-19 infections are currently spiking up. If we consider that infections spread world...
06-20-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By berner

My observation based on my own bike and personal...

My observation based on my own bike and personal geometry revolves around the heigth of the handle bar compared with the saddle. If the bar is above the saddle a bit, then I find the bar more...
06-20-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By berner

News reports are reporting spikes in covid-19...

News reports are reporting spikes in covid-19 infections. This is just as predicted so no one should be surprised by the spike. That is the new normal.
06-20-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By berner

The University of Rhode Island has done well...

The University of Rhode Island has done well regarded research on ticks and Lyme disease. As mentioned above, Deet for mozzies and Permethrin for ticks. Permethrin is a poison so Google it to find...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By berner

This is my solution also. Plastic bags weigh...

This is my solution also. Plastic bags weigh almost nothing and are cheap. I don't use ordinary trash bags which are easy to tear. I use trash compactor bags which are tough and last a long time.
06-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By berner

Agree with the wedge. Inexpensive and are...

Agree with the wedge. Inexpensive and are installed in minutes. My knee used to flop to the inside and brush the top tube. This was cured with a wedge. But I also have very high arches so in addition...
06-18-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By berner

I'm almost finished with the Ben Franklin...

I'm almost finished with the Ben Franklin biography. The more I read, the more impressive the man. He lived in England and Paris for many years attending to the affairs of fledgling America but he...
06-17-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By berner

The NY Times has an article today about this....

The NY Times has an article today about this. Slowly, effective approaches are being devised even as a complete understanding of covid-19 is still off in the future. They also had a list of major...
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