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09-24-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,115
Posted By noisebeam

Can you imagine putting as many hours per week...

Can you imagine putting as many hours per week into sex as you currently put into cycling? I think that would hurt more.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,340
Posted By noisebeam

I always showered at work so I made it a workout...

I always showered at work so I made it a workout every time.
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 664
Posted By noisebeam

I don't mind it for normal durations. What I do...

I don't mind it for normal durations. What I do mind is the lack of precipitation and the resulting dying flora-scape. I also prefer the typical cooling trend this time of year which is not...
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 664
Posted By noisebeam

In Sept 2014 3.5" of rain fell here where the...

In Sept 2014 3.5" of rain fell here where the yearly average is 9"
Everything was flooded. I cycled to work passing floating cars and was of of the few who made it in. Water was over bike's axles in...
09-24-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By noisebeam

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/full/10.1289/ehp.110...

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/full/10.1289/ehp.1103532


Based on other research I've read in past (I don't have references anymore) while this study is specific to elderly the effect is there for...
09-24-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By noisebeam

I think I didn't that explain well. The body...

I think I didn't that explain well. The body needs to cool at night when living in hot daytime conditions. Not that cool temps are needed at night, but if night temps remain very hot the body can't...
09-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By noisebeam

If it is hard on the body mine hasn't complained...

If it is hard on the body mine hasn't complained yet. I regularly go from 110F to 80F back and forth. I actually like it - like a cycle of sauna and cold baths.
Much of the SW is unlivable without...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 593
Posted By noisebeam

I was gifted one and it lives in the laundry...

I was gifted one and it lives in the laundry room. I never felt comfortable leaving it in car parked in direct sun when it is 115 out even if it should be OK. I've brought it to help others. In this...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 593
Posted By noisebeam

I went to a trailhead Sunday morning and on...

I went to a trailhead Sunday morning and on arriving I noted a jacked up Tacoma had driven about 40' off the parking lot into and through the brush & trees and was awkwardly straddling a large...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 593
Posted By noisebeam

Shortcut to avoid highway congestion? ...

Shortcut to avoid highway congestion?

Cheating at Strava mtb segments?

I'm amazed they pushed it that far.
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 664
Posted By noisebeam

Welcome to October. 107F 'Blazing sunshine and...

Welcome to October. 107F 'Blazing sunshine and very hot'. Fall? WTF. Winter can't come soon enough!
...
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By noisebeam

I only watch YT thru TV so it is just like any...

I only watch YT thru TV so it is just like any other streaming channel with no social aspect. On YT I exclusively watch music performances (NPR Tiny Desk) and lately the TdF recaps.
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 664
Posted By noisebeam

Fall? Not in Phoenix with hot temps in the...

Fall? Not in Phoenix with hot temps in the forecast (https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2020/09/19/fall-might-around-corner-but-no-sweater-weather-valley/5840088002/)...
09-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By noisebeam

City 'Cold' supply is 82F all summer long. Even...

City 'Cold' supply is 82F all summer long. Even that feels a bit chilly to step into at times, but no sense in warmer when it is so hot out. So yeah, I never turn the any hot on for a shower until it...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,340
Posted By noisebeam

I haven't been commuting since early March, but...

I haven't been commuting since early March, but have been riding to/from work everyday on my commute route which makes for 22.6 miles total. Lately I've been averaging 22.2mph moving time (not...
09-17-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By noisebeam

I've taken only cold showers all summer long and...

I've taken only cold showers all summer long and am covid symptom free.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

If I had to put money on it I would pick abiotic....

If I had to put money on it I would pick abiotic. Being wrong would be amazingly awesome.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

Venus atmos has 5-20ppb phosphine. It breaks...

Venus atmos has 5-20ppb phosphine. It breaks down in UV and therefore has some replenishment mechanism
It is produced on Earth by anaerobic microbes. It is also in your gut.
It kills life that...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

Phosphine in Venus atmos is not a super low...

Phosphine in Venus atmos is not a super low occurrence. It is thousands of times the level found in Earth's atmos.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

The Venusian Lower Atmosphere Haze as a Depot for...

The Venusian Lower Atmosphere Haze as a Depot for Desiccated Microbial Life: A Proposed Life Cycle for Persistence of the Venusian Aerial Biosphere...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

The first extremophiles were studied in...

The first extremophiles were studied in Yellowstone in the 60's. Since then humans have been finding new ones all the time.
The highest livable acid concentration of known Earth extremophiles is 5%...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

The cloud tops may be room temp, but are 90%...

The cloud tops may be room temp, but are 90% acid.

Yes an extremophile could theoretically live in such high acid concentration, but it would need to evolve over time to do so.

(I thought...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

The observation has been duplicated and those...

The observation has been duplicated and those involved are confident it is a real signal. The unknown is where it is from and the known chem and mechanical processes have so far been ruled out.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By noisebeam

Also unlikely a rouge microbe we accidentally...

Also unlikely a rouge microbe we accidentally sent there could have found a home in 90% sulfuric acid.
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,863
Posted By noisebeam

It takes all of 30sec to dump charcoal in the...

It takes all of 30sec to dump charcoal in the chimney stuff newspaper under it and light it. Then 15min later spread it. With gas one needs to wait till grill is pre-heated also.
Clean up is sliding...
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,863
Posted By noisebeam

With a lighting chimney I've never found it a...

With a lighting chimney I've never found it a hassle or time problem using charcoal. Usually the charcoal is quicker to be ready than my food prep.
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 699
Posted By noisebeam

Forecast is now 113F for Friday and Sat. Sunday...

Forecast is now 113F for Friday and Sat. Sunday and Monday cool down to 111F.

I'm in for glaciers.
09-01-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,061
Posted By noisebeam

A roll per month is stretching it. More typical...

A roll per month is stretching it. More typical is a roll per week.
Forum: Foo
09-01-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By noisebeam

I keep mine in shirt pocket which has a button to...

I keep mine in shirt pocket which has a button to keep it secure when scrambling. I also carry a portable battery to keep phone charged when on overnight trips.
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 699
Posted By noisebeam

Doh. I more carefully read your story and...

Doh. I more carefully read your story and obviosly I misunderstood the first time. Got it now.

I grew up in a home with well water from up a hill across the street and a pump in the basement. One...
Forum: Foo
08-31-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 699
Posted By noisebeam

You don't have a mains shut off? How does the...

You don't have a mains shut off? How does the city/county or whoever shut off your water if you stop paying?
08-27-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By noisebeam

I usually start rides around sunrise which...

I usually start rides around sunrise which changes time over the seasons.
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,491
Posted By noisebeam

And of course it is on Strava ...

And of course it is on Strava
https://www.strava.com/activities/3946600524 (https://www.strava.com/activities/3946600524/overview)

Looks like he worked on his fireline at about the 1mi mark. ...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,491
Posted By noisebeam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZ3u2vcjXU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZ3u2vcjXU
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,863
Posted By noisebeam

Most likely a piezo igniter which means no...

Most likely a piezo igniter which means no batteries. They get dirty quickly in grill environment and stop working. You can try cleaning the exposed end with solvent but Hondo's above solution is...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,491
Posted By noisebeam

A recent finding about Pompeii is that those who...

A recent finding about Pompeii is that those who took cover in stone houses suffered (a tiny bit) longer as the homes turned into slower cooking ovens - especially for those people who were...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 11:00 AM
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,491
Posted By noisebeam

Isn't it? The smoke layer is helpful too. Right...

Isn't it? The smoke layer is helpful too. Right now it looks like most is settling in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys or blowing into the Pacific.
It also shows smoke over and around metro...
Forum: Foo
08-19-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,491
Posted By noisebeam

Interactive wildfire map with extensive details ...

Interactive wildfire map with extensive details
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2ff1677111ae4018ac705fcce7c3312f
08-18-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,413
Posted By noisebeam

As long as they don't have digital saddles...

As long as they don't have digital saddles...
08-18-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,211
Posted By noisebeam

Ranch dressing is what’s wrong with America...

Ranch dressing is what’s wrong with America (https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/11/01/ranch-dressing-is-whats-wrong-with-america/)
08-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,287
Posted By noisebeam

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point....

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point. It is about courtesy and efficiency, but I can see how those may not be of interest to others.

When it comes to hand signals and more broadly...
08-17-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,287
Posted By noisebeam

The idea is that when you signal a right turn...

The idea is that when you signal a right turn early (not just when turning) the driver entering the roadway can decide to turn into the roadway assuming you will be turning. It doesn't slow a turn. ...
08-17-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,287
Posted By noisebeam

I have no problem I am only surprised that when...

I have no problem I am only surprised that when giving a suggestion instead of either ignoring it or saying 'Thanks I'll have to give it a try' I get a 'That will never work so I will never try it'...
08-17-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,287
Posted By noisebeam

Oh, you are blaming it on assuming what others...

Oh, you are blaming it on assuming what others will do without even trying - sorry you may too stubborn to even try.

Anyway this is a hand signal that gives cautious drivers confidence to proceed...
08-17-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,287
Posted By noisebeam

If I am in a situation where I must stop because...

If I am in a situation where I must stop because another vehicle arrived before me I put foot down. But if one other vehicle is already stopped and should be ready to go I signal my stop so they go...
08-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,287
Posted By noisebeam

I use the stop signal when approaching a 4way as...

I use the stop signal when approaching a 4way as it usually prevents an earlier x-traffic driver from waiting to be sure I am stopping and gets everyone through faster. I'll use my right arm/hand...
Forum: Foo
08-16-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By noisebeam

Are people in TX really tiny?

Are people in TX really tiny?
Forum: Foo
08-16-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By noisebeam

Speaking of BS. The internet. :roflmao2: ...

Speaking of BS.
The internet. :roflmao2:

Get a real source.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,726
Posted By noisebeam

Zipped to the top for comfort. I had one jersey...

Zipped to the top for comfort. I had one jersey that would always unzip ~1/2" so I threw it away.
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