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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-24-20, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My former high school in Deerfield, MA.


Pretty, we usually get one good snow a year in Va. This year we got nothing.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Pretty, we usually get one good snow a year in Va. This year we got nothing.
The total in Philadelphia for the winter is 0.7”.
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Same. Except the Evel Knievel part.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The total in Philadelphia for the winter is 0.7”.
3.7" here. Well, some of it came before winter started. #GoldenSnowball
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I guess that means you were exposed?
no. He works in stock dept. different building. No direct contact.

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Old 03-24-20, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Nope, not at the limits. I just need to increase the saddle-to-bar drop a little bit so I don’t have one too many spacers under the stem.
Dont forget you can control bar height by angle of the stem.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What about miniature golf?
minimally essential
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Are you monitoring your temperature?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Seems to me 7 days no symptoms when in a hot area, 2 weeks for contact. Something like that?
Exactly. He said, and do not quote either of us, that if we were not with anyone who was sick and were feeling well ourselves, that we were at very low risk and that the real world incubation period was 7 days. The activity is also low risk to society compared to, say, food shopping. I may not see another human indoors.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I would stay home
I certainly will, if I can. My help ticket was assigned to a group last night, so a human looked at it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My former high school in Deerfield, MA.

Deerfield Academy?
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Virginia is going into lock down mode at 1159 pm tonight. Only essential businesses will remain open. The liquor store made the list. I find this interesting. Is it open for true alcoholics that may go in withdrawal if alcohol gets harder to come by and could add people going to the hospital, or is open because it is state run and will help generate revenue.
Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Deerfield Academy?
THE one and only. I was a four-year Deerfield boy. In 2018 I took my bike on the train to St. Albans, VT. Rode south, stopped for a weekend at my 35th reunion then continued home to Philly.
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Denver is going to lock down at 5 pm today, and yesterday the Mayor stated recreational pot and liquor stores were not on the essential list, just medicinal pot. The lines immediately formed outside of both, and the Mayor walked that one right back within 3 hours.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Yes! My childhood, especially with the 85 Bears.


That was after my time, but still cool. I was a Stingray guy.

My Brother in Law has about 10 of these that are new in the box.



This is his signature.

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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 03-24-20, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
We got like 4 inches here. Wet, heavy, Spring snow.
Fortunately I’ve got nowhere to go and it’s supposed to reach 51 today, so I won’t need to shovel at all.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Virginia is going into lock down mode at 1159 pm tonight. Only essential businesses will remain open. The liquor store made the list. I find this interesting. Is it open for true alcoholics that may go in withdrawal if alcohol gets harder to come by and could add people going to the hospital, or is open because it is state run and will help generate revenue.
Thoughts?
People are anxious - let those that want to (reasonably) self-medicate do so. Otherwise, even drinkers that don't have a bad relationship with alcohol will riot if they can't have a tipple while locked in, waiting to see if the world will crumble.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Denver is going to lock down at 5 pm today, and yesterday the Mayor stated recreational pot and liquor stores were not on the essential list, just medicinal pot. The lines immediately formed outside of both, and the Mayor walked that one right back within 3 hours.
Woof. Is liquor delivery a thing in CO and will that still be available? MN has been very restrictive w/r/t alcohol sales and I don't have a handle on what the norm is.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My former high school in Deerfield, MA.


Idyllic.
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Woof. Is liquor delivery a thing in CO and will that still be available? MN has been very restrictive w/r/t alcohol sales and I don't have a handle on what the norm is.
Good question on the delivery. I don't keep up on that, but I know Governor Polis allowed curbside delivery for both pot and liquor.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Virginia is going into lock down mode at 1159 pm tonight. Only essential businesses will remain open. The liquor store made the list. I find this interesting. Is it open for true alcoholics that may go in withdrawal if alcohol gets harder to come by and could add people going to the hospital, or is open because it is state run and will help generate revenue.
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They're essential because alcohol is 1) a diversion from boredom, 2) induces cheer and good spirits, 3) known to have a calming effect on most people despite it's technical classification as a stimulus, and 4) even puts many to sleep. Beer, as an example, makes BillyD sleepy almost without fail.

Finally 5) there will almost certainly be civil unrest if liquor stores closed.
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Denver is going to lock down at 5 pm today, and yesterday the Mayor stated recreational pot and liquor stores were not on the essential list, just medicinal pot. The lines immediately formed outside of both, and the Mayor walked that one right back within 3 hours.
Yep, bad idea.
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Our president, here in Mexico, is advising people to go out and have a good time; don't take any drastic measures. Yes we have the virus, but not much. I'll tell you when it's time to lock down. I haven't heard of any governors who agree with him.
That seems irresponsible
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Hmmm, this might be interesting for Strava Summit/Premium/Whatever members -

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

I sometimes get bored with the same routes and I honestly don't know my area (in terms of riding) as well as I could, so I'll have to give this a try both in MN and in VA, whenever we get back down there.
That's pretty neat. I plugged in my home address and it spat out a 30 mile route that I think I have actually done

I looked at a few other suggestions and it routes me on to roads that I don't personally feel comfortable riding on, but I have seen other cyclists on before.

So, as always with algorithms, YMMV.
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I got my stubborn brake hood on yesterday with a little help from some hand sanitizer.

Today, if I have the energy, I will wrap the bars and call the project a wrap.
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