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Old 03-30-20, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I was OK with folks with masks, simply because they weren't passing it on to me. I don't get close enough to anyone, and other than a thank you from me, there are few words spoken.
I will probably start to wear something for any indoor activities outside the house. Shopping gives me the heebie jeebies.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Nuh uh. I can hear the tiniest contact on mine.
same, That's wasted watts. It kills me
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Old 03-30-20, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I will probably start to wear something for any indoor activities outside the house. Shopping gives me the heebie jeebies.
Because people.
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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 ls01 View Post
same, That's wasted watts. It kills me
It would be, but there is no contact.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:32 AM
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I wore a mask in Costco a couple days ago. i don't know when I'll get out again. Prolly not soon. We are well stocked here.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
the drag of the brake pads on the rotors. Its minuscule but its there.
So fix it. Chop chop!
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Old 03-30-20, 06:38 AM
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Ah HAAHH! So you admit you padded the mileage of the first ride?!
Nope. I got many recordings of the route at 30+ miles. Strava gypped me yesterday.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Shopping gives me the heebie jeebies.
Same here. I found a pack of 3 dust masks in a cupboard. Do you think they would offer at least minimal protection? I see people walking around with masks that have no seal to them. Very loose fitting.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Same here. I found a pack of 3 dust masks in a cupboard. Do you think they would offer at least minimal protection? I see people walking around with masks that have no seal to them. Very loose fitting.
According to my understanding of emerging doctrine, yes. They will block large droplets.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
the drag of the brake pads on the rotors. Its minuscule but its there.
there’s zero brake rub, unless I apply the brakes.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
there’s zero brake rub, unless I apply the brakes.
If I get edged out in a MUP sprint, there's retroactive rub. Everybody knows the rules.
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Old 03-30-20, 06:54 AM
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I will probably start to wear something for any indoor activities outside the house. Shopping gives me the heebie jeebies.
Gonna wear one while riding?

I agree that a mask probably helps some. It still makes more sense for the person with the illness to wear one IMO.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Gonna wear one while riding?

I agree that a mask probably helps some. It still makes more sense for the person with the illness to wear one IMO.
No. I don’t consider riding a high risk activity. And yes! Anyone who is ill should wear a mask. That mitigates a point source.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Gonna wear one while riding?

I agree that a mask probably helps some. It still makes more sense for the person with the illness to wear one IMO.
I won’t wear one while riding. I keep a good distance from people, even while stopped at lights. I stay back from crosswalks.
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So fix it. Chop chop!
its as dialed as I can get it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Exactly. Two rides almost exactly the same, but a mile different.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3233394102
https://www.strava.com/activities/3008982618

We need to throw this week's leader board out because of this and my excluded walk.

The one you work at.
And virtual rides.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
there’s zero brake rub, unless I apply the brakes.
Balls! Ok Something isn't right with mine then . I'll have to look into it more.
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I will probably start to wear something for any indoor activities outside the house. Shopping gives me the heebie jeebies.
Truth. I need to hit a grocery store for a few items and I'm sitting here trying to get the nerve to go. Also, my local bike path is getting so crowded that I'm afraid the park district might close it. I use it quite a bit as a sheltered part of my normal rides but I'm going to have to start avoiding it.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Shopping gives me the heebie jeebies.
Same, but all the time.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I wore a mask in Costco a couple days ago. ... We are well stocked here.
My stock portfolio thanks you and I bet you're not as well stocked as you think. You probably need 3-4 more trips this week.
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Just learned back home there have been two different domestic murders this past week. One was a murder suicide, and one was just a murder. Both cases husband offed the wife.
Any chance this is a direct result of the quarantine?
Anybody looking at divorce rates right now?

In lighter news I get to go home today, have not actually gotten to do a ride in about 3 weeks so I am hoping that tomorrow morning before the rain comes I can get one in.

Fun fact since I have been back at work I have been stuck in **** weather. While at work non stop shooting approaches to minimums and moderate turbulence, (wx perfect at my house). I get home and the weather quickly turns to rain.

I blame velo for this case of terrible no good bad luck.

3 am off to work I go.
Maybe you've become a rain god.
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This weekend was awesome weather, but no riding happened. Sad!

I spent most of my outdoor time on yard work and stripping paint from the bed of my El Camino. I decided to do a bed liner, but there is rust galore underneath the quick paint job that was done on the truck at some point. LOTS of rust. I will have quite a few hours into it when it's done.

I also sold two guitars at the same time. Thinning the herd and it feels great.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Truth. I need to hit a grocery store for a few items and I'm sitting here trying to get the nerve to go. Also, my local bike path is getting so crowded that I'm afraid the park district might close it. I use it quite a bit as a sheltered part of my normal rides but I'm going to have to start avoiding it.
I haven't noticed much more activity on mine, aside from what I attribute to just nicer weather.

Like all the other parks though, even if the park district closed it it wouldn't stop me or anyone else from using it. Actually, the local path is technically closed from November through April, I just found that out a couple days ago.

I go to "closed" parks a lot, I generally think of them as "closed to drive-in traffic" rather than closed to everyone.

The only exception is the local state park, I get the vibe that people will actually enforce it being closed, with real consequences.
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
I also sold two guitars at the same time. Thinning the herd and it feels great.
I thought about selling one of mine again. Then I picked it up and played it and changed my mind.
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almost 18 lbs.
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