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08-04-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By Biker395

Consider the possibility that they would fail or...

Consider the possibility that they would fail or be in serious trouble no matter what the government did. I cannot envision a safe way to run a bar in a post COVID environment.
08-03-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By Biker395

Otherwise known as being between a rock and a...

Otherwise known as being between a rock and a hard place. Many of those small businesses cannot survive in a quarantine or near quarantine situation ... and at the same time, that is what is...
08-03-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Biker395

Smart move ... you see a dangerous place to be? ...

Smart move ... you see a dangerous place to be? Move on and make other plans. :thumb:
07-30-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 509,547
Posted By Biker395

Looks like a visual representation of Type II fun.

Looks like a visual representation of Type II fun.
07-30-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 509,547
Posted By Biker395

That was taken from Minaret Vista near Mammoth. ...

That was taken from Minaret Vista near Mammoth. If you take 203 past the main lodge at the ski resort and keep going another mile or so, it gets you to a kiosk with a viewpoint. I took this about...
07-29-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 509,547
Posted By Biker395

Good weekend! ...

Good weekend!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4571_ba8ccf77201564fe6b3f6b10eb8141586886c478.jpeg
07-24-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Biker395

Yea. I get it. I just read that my second...

Yea. I get it.

I just read that my second hometown now has 104 infections. This is in a town with a population of perhaps 3500. And given that there are lot more infected than have been tested and...
07-23-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By Biker395

Did you report any of those jackarses? Surely...

Did you report any of those jackarses? Surely the guy throwing stuff at you is committing assault.
07-23-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,642
Posted By Biker395

Yea, all that hubbub earlier about Apple's latest...

Yea, all that hubbub earlier about Apple's latest iOS upgrade tracking people was misinformation. Apparently, what they did is create the API ... which you have evidence of there. But as far as I...
07-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,642
Posted By Biker395

The Bluetooth beacon solves a lot of the GPS...

The Bluetooth beacon solves a lot of the GPS inaccuracy problems, and the exchanging of self-generating asymmetric keys should solve a lot of the privacy issues people are worried about. I would...
07-22-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,642
Posted By Biker395

Here is what Apple and Google have cooked up. I...

Here is what Apple and Google have cooked up. I believe it would work.

https://www.apple.com/covid19/contacttracing
07-22-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,642
Posted By Biker395

I believe there are apps that will do just that. ...

I believe there are apps that will do just that. I was skeptical about the technology at first (GPS has it's limits), but I read some studies and potential designs that looked like they would do it....
07-22-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,642
Posted By Biker395

My sentiments exactly. In our state, we were...

My sentiments exactly. In our state, we were told we would have an army of contact tracers available and at the ready before reopening. If they were really available, we should know a lot more...
07-22-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Biker395

I'm not sure what we learn from that. ...

I'm not sure what we learn from that.

Although the article doesn't say it, everything I have read indicates that the virus material they have been finding in feces is not viable ... it cannot...
07-17-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Biker395

Pretty much my experience too. You're generally...

Pretty much my experience too. You're generally safe out of doors, but give people a wide berth and keep your contact ephemeral.

I'm finding people's responses to this pandemic completely...
07-15-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,096
Posted By Biker395

I believe the reason colds are seasonal has more...

I believe the reason colds are seasonal has more to do with our response to weather, rather than the weather itself. In other words, colds increase an epidemiologically significant period of time...
07-15-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 923
Posted By Biker395

Well this is encouraging ... vaccine progress: ...

Well this is encouraging ... vaccine progress:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/07/14/theres-some-good-news/?utm_source=pushly
07-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 923
Posted By Biker395

Thanks for the somewhat hopeful words. I was...

Thanks for the somewhat hopeful words.

I was a lot more optimisitic about our response to the pandemic back when it began. By this time, I envisioned a lot of testing, some new insights gained...
07-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,096
Posted By Biker395

Think of it as sometimes deadly version of the...

Think of it as sometimes deadly version of the common cold.
07-14-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By Biker395

Yep ... that's it! So Cycliq is out of those? ...

Yep ... that's it! So Cycliq is out of those? Sheez.
07-14-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 923
Posted By Biker395

Well ... this is depressing ... particularly in...

Well ... this is depressing ... particularly in that it has implications not only for herd immunity but for a vaccine (something CNN did not mention, but the referenced paper did).
...
07-14-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By Biker395

Do these help? ...

Do these help?


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f3361b99_a546_4a68_9394_c0723d2c7d4c_bc54b4c9b8e4d1d0ea082c574ddb613e4336142e.jpeg...
07-13-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By Biker395

BTW ... this is the mount I ended up with. It...

BTW ... this is the mount I ended up with. It works as well as possible, I think. The Cycliq mount still sucks, though.

https://www.wiggle.com/lifeline-out-front-mount-for-garmin-edge
07-09-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,766
Posted By Biker395

Apparently better than you understand "but one...

Apparently better than you understand "but one example." Are you disputing that the second wave was more virulent than the first? That is so widely understood, I didn't think it worth discussing.
07-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,766
Posted By Biker395

I get it from books and documentaries on the...

I get it from books and documentaries on the subject. A lot more is known about that virus than was known before. They've gone into permafrost to find some of the different strains of the virus. It's...
07-09-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,766
Posted By Biker395

I think you misunderstood. Lots of people are...

I think you misunderstood. Lots of people are trying to analogize a second wave of COVID with the second wave of the Spanish Flu ... the argument being that when you stop social distancing and the...
07-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,766
Posted By Biker395

I'm feeling the same disappointment with the...

I'm feeling the same disappointment with the general public. Mirroring their thoughts about politics, they really don't seem to be able to see the grays between black and white, and use reasonable...
07-09-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,766
Posted By Biker395

The second wave for the Spanish Flu was primarily...

The second wave for the Spanish Flu was primarily because the virus had mutated from the first wave into a much more virulent form. It wasn't because social distancing from the first wave was...
07-08-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,830
Posted By Biker395

I agree completely. Just what the world needs,...

I agree completely. Just what the world needs, another shorthand way to insult people and shut down meaningful conversation. :notamused:
07-08-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Biker395

The thought occured to me last week (got the...

The thought occured to me last week (got the sniffles and wondered ... who could I have possibly caught a cold from), so I asked my friends. NONE of them had come down with a cold since early March.
07-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Biker395

A friend of mine had all the symptoms back in...

A friend of mine had all the symptoms back in Feb. He recently tested postive for antibodies.
07-04-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,719
Posted By Biker395

Another study about a reduced HIT. ...

Another study about a reduced HIT.
...
07-03-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,719
Posted By Biker395

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in...

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

~ Mike Tyson
07-01-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,719
Posted By Biker395

Yep. The typically recited HIT is a BOTE...

Yep. The typically recited HIT is a BOTE calculation based on Ro, and the true HIT is quite a bit more complicated than that. That article references the article I posted earlier. The math was...
06-30-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Biker395

You may not be a typical 70 year old ... it could...

You may not be a typical 70 year old ... it could be that you recover quickly. I'm a bit younger, but so far, I bounce back from that kind of thing reasonably well. It all depends on how serious...
06-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,830
Posted By Biker395

Lots of mental illness out there too. COVIDs...

Lots of mental illness out there too. COVIDs even more of a challenge for that demographic.
06-30-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Biker395

Silly question. but does this mean they know...

Silly question. but does this mean they know enough about it to start working on a vaccine?
06-29-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Biker395

Not so much a problem with cycling pix, but in...

Not so much a problem with cycling pix, but in civvies? Zipper shut too. :innocent:
06-28-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,808
Posted By Biker395

A 2002 tii was my dream car while I was cheating...

A 2002 tii was my dream car while I was cheating my way though college. BMWs used to be sorta like an exclusive club ... only people who really loved cars drove them. Not so much anymore.

I...
06-28-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Biker395

:lol: Sounds like you are having fun. I say...

:lol:

Sounds like you are having fun. I say go for it!
06-27-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,719
Posted By Biker395

You certainly know more about this than I, but...

You certainly know more about this than I, but everything I have read indicates that the only way to know how ‘durable’ the immunity is is to wait and see. Since we have only been dealing with the...
06-27-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,719
Posted By Biker395

Yes ... but that is the required number without...

Yes ... but that is the required number without social distancing and other measures that reduce Ro. Herd immunity, even less than the HIT, helps, and when combined with other measures, can keep...
06-27-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,719
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Any natural herd immunity is helpful, as...

Yep. Any natural herd immunity is helpful, as it is that much harder for the virus to spread. It is not a binary function.

Reference back to that study I posted some time ago. It postulated...
06-26-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Biker395

Health problems (nasty crash then unexplained...

Health problems (nasty crash then unexplained infections) have kept me of the bike more than I'd like for the last 6 months and I'm just getting back to doing very short rides in the hood during the...
06-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Biker395

I schedule my physicals at the end of the year so...

I schedule my physicals at the end of the year so I can get the flu vaccine at the same time.

Interestingly, I read something recently that made the case that people who had the flu vaccine were...
06-24-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,297
Posted By Biker395

The variance in public behavior with this...

The variance in public behavior with this pandemic is interesting. From cowering under the covers to drunkenly sneezing on each other in music festivals. I just don't get it.
06-24-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,297
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I hope this is some kind of joke ... ...

Yikes. I hope this is some kind of joke ...

https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/06/herd-immunity-rock-festival/
06-22-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,185
Posted By Biker395

I think the hardest arguments to refute are those...

I think the hardest arguments to refute are those that are utterly irrational. Think about it. You attack and argument by pointing out a flaw in facts or logic. When an argument is devoid of...
06-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By Biker395

I guess I am not clear on what your objection is....

I guess I am not clear on what your objection is. They require social distancing and masks? Appointments to come in?
06-19-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Biker395

I dunno if they have the number yet, but I...

I dunno if they have the number yet, but I believe the number for SARS is between 100 and 1000 virons, and they expect COVID to be at the low end of that.

I've wondered too about the same thing...
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