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Old 03-28-20, 03:56 AM
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The one member of the household who is loving the shelter at home order is Jackie. She is getting much more attention than ever.


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My wife tells me that I will have to learn how to give a pedicure. And help her dye her hair. That too.
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I don't have the patience either. We ordered sushi to stimulate the economy and she wiped it all down too.
80% wasabi kills it.
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But, piccolos...
Piccolos, triangles, and the like are only acceptable outdoors, one reason I shy away from symphonic music after about 1850.
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My wife tells me that I will have to learn how to give a pedicure. And help her dye her hair. That too.
Well, theres always the quid pro quo...
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Heh, I didnt know you owned a Lemond.
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The one member of the household who is loving the shelter at home order is Jackie. She is getting much more attention than ever.


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My wife tells me that I will have to learn how to give a pedicure. And help her dye her hair. That too.
I am my wifes colorist.

Pro tip: before dye, use Vaseline or baby oil and (keep out of her hair!) spread a 2 inch border around hairline on face and ears. Do it now and thank me later.

I cant help with the nail crap.
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Heh, I didnt know you owned a Lemond.
I have one of his books from 1988-ish.
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Ok I just did an allegedly D Zwift group ride for 1 hour. Posted pace was 1.5-2.2w/kg. Should have been easy. It felt harder. My 1 hour average was 2.5 W/kg. Watt the F???
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One fake miles ride done, one to go. Second one is a “meetup” with clubmates, the leader set the kumbaya option so we all stay together. There will be plenty of trash-talking on Discord so hoping the time will go fast.
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Ok I just did an allegedly D Zwift group ride for 1 hour. Posted pace was 1.5-2.2w/kg. Should have been easy. It felt harder. My 1 hour average was 2.5 W/kg. Watt the F???
Everything is more painful on Zwift.
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Most of my weekend is going to be washed out too. It looks like I've got an hour or two this morning before the rain starts; I'll prolly play it conservative and get back home in time to cook a late-ish breakfast.
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Old 03-28-20, 07:31 AM
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I read a very scary description yesterday from a New Orleans ER doc about COVID19- how the cases unfold medically, what happens logicistically to the hospital involved. It’s a nasty viscous nightmare virus. If you’ve ever managed a critically ill patient, you’ve been there when the wheels come off the bus for a patient and you’re scrambling to deal with muiltorgan failure, balancing not giving too much X which you need a lot of for organ system A but too much of will be a disaster for organ system B. And multiplying that by 50 cases in your hospital all at the same time, and all of whose wheels come off in a slightly different way.

What I read really struck a chord with me, totally rang true, and it was terrifying.

I left me dumbfounded (as I have frequently been in this thing) by the minimizers and deniers. I thought to myself, “they’ll see for themselves soon enough!”

But will they? Maybe not. Maybe if you doubt all information in the public sphere (as many do), you just ignore the numbers. You only are impacted by what you know personally. And most people are never going to see what happens inside the hospitals. Most people have never seen a human death of any kind, let alone one in a critically ill patient in whom everything fails simultaneously. Most people have a TV understanding of illness but TV would never portray the reality of it, because no one would watch that show.

Still struggling obviously with my cycling friends. One of whom just today commented on FB that the coronavirus response is a terrible joke being played upon the American people.

Im also thinking of late about the nature of friendship. In almost all other aspects of my life, I develop a friendship with someone out of a high degree of commonality. But in cycling, it’s often just starts as a logistical thing. Then you have fun riding with that person and become “friends”. But without that commonality so something like this comes up and you’re like WTF? But even then, I don’t care what your habits are, or your worldview generally, because typically they don’t affect anyone else. Now though I have disgust for deniers and minimizers because of the impact their actions on others. So it’s a struggle because you know you aren’t supposed to “judge” people, but I can’t unknow what I know. Bottom line when this is over, the circle of people I consider friends is gonna wind up significantly smaller.
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The one member of the household who is loving the shelter at home order is Jackie. She is getting much more attention than ever.

Stephen was good on Thursday. He even joined my Zoom video meeting for a while. Total pest yesterday. I finally put him in the window so he could look over my shoulder and supervise.


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Piccolos, triangles, and the like are only acceptable outdoors, one reason I shy away from symphonic music after about 1850.
So, I guess, brake drum is right out.
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I'm still trying to decide what to wear to the living room.
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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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Ohio, by a long shot. I hope to surpass that with Mexico though. If I live long enough. Or not. It appears I have 41 years in Ohio, and only 12 in Mexico. I doubt I have 30 years left in me.
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So, I guess, brake drum is right out.
I’m a disk guy. Who scored for brake drum?
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But will they? Maybe not. Maybe if you doubt all information in the public sphere (as many do), you just ignore the numbers. You only are impacted by what you know personally.
I exchanged a few texts with a good friend last night. He is trying to understand how his denier ex-GF can be the way she is. One thing I told him is that many people discount things until they happen to them personally. People dont need food stamps when they lose a job. I lost my job and got another one a week later.

The scary thing is that shes a scientist. Molecular chemist by education, IIRC. Last I knew she was working for the D.O.D. in D.C.
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I'm still trying to decide what to wear to the living room.
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So, core and upper before or after fake miles?
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So, I guess, brake drum is right out.
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Im a disk guy. Who scored for brake drum?
You hear it a lot in film scores, especially dramatic action scenes. Mrs. rjones28 has included it in one of her compositions.
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I hear you Heathpack . I used to be one of those ignorers of anything coming from govt.. Instead of actively being at odds, I've simply stepped away, both physically by leaving the country, and emotionally just not paying it any attention.
ln related news, I am being looked at differetly of late. In the town I've lived in for the past five years, individuals are now fixating on me as if to say "maybe he brought this upon us". "Who is that anyway? What is he doing here?" In the bank yesterday. On the street. It makes me think thrice before going out for a ride, when the governor has specifically asked us to stay home. My townmates are not as sophisticated as yours. Even some of my American friends have asked me if I'm still riding. So I might just keep my rides very local, and sans helmet for the next period of time. I can do that. I can walk as well, for my exercise. If I still had my mtb, I could go off road. That I should look into. Thanks for the tip!
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