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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-22-20, 06:38 AM
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Since when?
it’s in the ultra fine print.
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You have an amazing ability of capturing and explaining fine detail. Just saying. I did too once, as a technical writer, but once you retire those skills slip away.
English literature major + a veterinary degree = I know all the best words!
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coasting 's two bikes.



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English literature major + a veterinary degree = I know all the best words!
I agree with BillyD, you do have a way using just the right words. Maybe you could help the rest of us out with an article in Cycling or better yet a You Tube video with examples of the best words to use in a variety of situations. For instance, some words to employ if run off the road by a pickup truck or by the best words to use if run off the road by a beamer. Just a couple suggestions off the top of my head.
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Many people have wondered why it is that Italy is getting hit so hard. Several possible reasons come up:
  • Do they smoke more?
  • An older population?
  • Older people that go to mass every day?
This morning I saw another reason being discussed.

On Feb 19th, there was a soccer match between Atalanta(Bergamo) and Valencia(Spain), played in Milan, with 40,000 fans traveling from Bergamo to Milan for the match (and many who didn't travel would have watched it from crowded bars/restaurants back home).

https://www.football-italia.net/1513...igger-pandemic

I am wondering what things would look like over here if March Sadness had not been cancelled.
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Originally Posted by berner View Post
I agree with BillyD, you do have a way using just the right words. Maybe you could help the rest of us out with an article in Cycling or better yet a You Tube video with examples of the best words to use in a variety of situations. For instance, some words to employ if run off the road by a pickup truck or by the best words to use if run off the road by a beamer. Just a couple suggestions off the top of my head.
I suggest: ******

and: *******

and also consider: ****
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In some areas, people who have sewing machines have started making face masks. These aren't as good as the N95 masks, but I think the idea is that these would be for the "worried well" so they stop hoarding the N95 masks.
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I am no expert. But since we think it’s spread by droplet and not aerosol, I wonder why all the fuss about N95 anyway. If patient wearing a mask I wonder if any PPE for provider is really necessary.
Isadore, a cycling apparel company, just announced that they'll be sending out a free fabric mask with every purchase. I can see it now - coordinated from socks to face mask in full "commit to the kit" glory!
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Originally Posted by ericy View Post
Many people have wondered why it is that Italy is getting hit so hard. Several possible reasons come up:
  • Do they smoke more?
  • An older population?
  • Older people that go to mass every day?
This morning I saw another reason being discussed.

On Feb 19th, there was a soccer match between Atalanta(Bergamo) and Valencia(Spain), played in Milan, with 40,000 fans traveling from Bergamo to Milan for the match (and many who didn't travel would have watched it from crowded bars/restaurants back home).

https://www.football-italia.net/1513...igger-pandemic

I am wondering what things would look like over here if March Sadness had not been cancelled.

My wife was born and raised in Italy, and she thinks the reason Italy was hit so hard was because of the family structure. It is not uncommon for grandparents all the way down to grand children all living under one roof. When she lived there she lived with her mom and dad, grand parents uncle and aunt, and three cousins. Also, in Italy, the idea of bulk buying food really isn’t a thing. Most italians are at the market everyday buying fresh ingredients.
Italy also has a pretty large elder population. So a combination of these things is why Italy was affected so much we think.
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And, not for nuthin', but La Passione, another cycling apparel company, has some pretty snazzy stuff coming down the pipeline. In a year when I prolly won't see as much group riding, I might need me some new solo peacock feathers gear.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
My wife was born and raised in Italy, and she thinks the reason Italy was hit so hard was because of the family structure. It is not uncommon for grandparents all the way down to grand children all living under one roof. When she lived there she lived with her mom and dad, grand parents uncle and aunt, and three cousins. Also, in Italy, the idea of bulk buying food really isn’t a thing. Most italians are at the market everyday buying fresh ingredients.
Italy also has a pretty large elder population. So a combination of these things is why Italy was affected so much we think.
I'm sure that piazza life factors in, too. A slow reaction plus nightly commingling prolly isn't good.
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I watch almost zero TV but we got a free 1 week trial of CBS
Isn't CBS already free?
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They closed all the facilities in GSMNP, but I guess you can still drive and walk around there, if you go behind the trees.

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I'm sure that datlas can appreciate the "i" in "Shimano."

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Didn't we decide a while back that rjones was the Addiction historian? Super investigative work.

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coasting 's two bikes.



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Beautiful morning but it will rain later.

Kind of want to get out and ride but I also need to get supplies from the farmers market, which opens in 45 min.

Kind of want to get the dogs out rabbiting but might actually wait for the weather to foul up a little. Weird I know but there’s so many people out in our open spaces when the sun is out. I’m looking for solitude, not crowds. Plus lol people who see me running the dogs on rabbit helpfully try to catch the dogs. Not gonna happen but it is funny when people make a move for Puppy Love and she gives them her over the shoulder stink eye while diverting elegantly around them. Whereas Baby Ash gives them staccato evasive maneuvers and the stationary “stop and bark”. #stylisticallyvariable

Kind of feel like I should be starting a batch of bread rising right now instead of writing this post. Because we’re out of bread and grocery-obtaining is such a cluster right now. If I can’t get bread at the FM, I’ll need to bake some of my own.
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You have an amazing ability of capturing and explaining fine detail. Just saying. I did too once, as a technical writer, but once you retire those skills slip away.
I agree.
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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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You’re an ex-smoker?
Sadly so. Heck, I think I'm ex-everything.
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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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English literature major + a veterinary degree = I know all the best words!
That is cool.
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Nicely done. I would post a photo of you riding your bike in that XL jersey, but it's already in your file on rjones' computer.

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You know, we're lucky that if this was going to happen, it happened now. Twenty years ago we had no rapid delivery, no streaming, no video chat, most people couldn't SMS, and even fewer could telecommute. For us here on BF we have an embarrassment of riches in smart trainers and apps. Even five or ten years ago the prospect of a few weeks or more of voluntary house arrest would have been far bleaker.
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I think our governor needs to consider a state run food distribution system. Drive through style. Pre-boxed, maybe two or three varieties. Food banks are already doing this, and should also receive assistance, but I worry a lot of people will run out of food.
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Nicely done. I would post a photo of you riding your bike in that XL jersey, but it's already in your file on rjones' computer.
I hope to get out again this afternoon when it warms up.

Hours of reading the internet COVID19 firing squad can't be good for one's life perspective.
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I think our governor needs to consider a state run food distribution system. Drive through style. Pre-boxed, maybe two or three varieties. Food banks are already doing this, and should also receive assistance, but I worry a lot of people will run out of food.
There is no reason why anyone should run out of food. There is plenty to go around and nothing has happened to interrupt the supply. The problem is panic buying. People are freaking out for no reason. Some like to blame the media but it's not the fault of the media, it's stupid people being stupid.
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Pets of the world are loving this.
The little cat barely left my lap yesterday. She is definitely loving this.





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You have an amazing ability of capturing and explaining fine detail. Just saying. I did too once, as a technical writer, but once you retire those skills slip away.
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English literature major + a veterinary degree = I know all the best words!
Philosophy major here, I think I write well but only I know what I'm trying to say most of the time
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Pets of the world are loving this.
Nothing has changed for Benson.
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