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Old 07-27-20, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Guess who makes garden hoses!

I always said riding Gatorskins was just like riding garden hoses.

You have to get the 'Handmade In Germany' garden hose for best results.
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Old 07-27-20, 01:50 PM
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Only dicks of a certain demographic. Around here, Krautmobiles of every type seem to contain more than their share of malignant *******s, male and female. From the description, I suspect the driver who smashed me from behind and ran off was operating a Merc SUV.
As far as I can remember, I've only been yelled at from pickups. Getting squeezed, or cut off, or otherwise put at risk, however, has been much more 'equal opportunity'.
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Kudos.

We have a hotel room booked in La Crosse in a few weeks for my wife's birthday, but we're still undecided on whether it's a wise idea to go or not. Our possible COVID exposure scare kind of made us thing about the risk in a bit different way.
Thus the cabin, short duration with only a single destination, all activities including eating will be outdoors etc... Planned activities of biking, hiking and possibly kayaking are fine by me, but safer at home kids probably not so much.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Uh oh! Professional baseball is in big trouble.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/s...gtype=Homepage
Well that was a nice Saturday watching baseball. The way they were acting I figured there'd be a breakout somewhere.
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Good chance the matches are canceled, anyway.
Affirmative, the University of La Crosse women's lacrosse team has no matches occurring soon. Sadly there is no UW-La Crosse official men's lacrosse team.
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Old 07-27-20, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Well that was a nice Saturday watching baseball. The way they were acting I figured there'd be a breakout somewhere.
If one of those guys dies, heads will roll.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Uh oh! Professional baseball is in big trouble.
Football is in big trouble if baseball can't make it through one weekend. At least twice as many players, interaction between teams, etc. Rosters may end up resembling those of the strike years when they used replacement players.
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Old 07-27-20, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
As far as I can remember, I've only been yelled at from pickups. Getting squeezed, or cut off, or otherwise put at risk, however, has been much more 'equal opportunity'.
I might have yelled first, once or twice.
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Old 07-27-20, 02:12 PM
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I didn’t even go in the house after this ride, left my work laptop out on the patio and came straight here when I got home. Been about 30 minutes and still dripping
We had a cold front coming through and bringing rain by 11 so I took advantage of the cooler temps (upper 70s) and cloudy skies to squeeze a quick ride in. However, relative humidity was 83% and felt like 100. It started raining the last 4 miles or so of my ride and actually felt refreshing.
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I might have yelled first, once or twice.
You mean like that time I was coming downhill at 35 mph approaching a curve where the road narrows, and the big Merc sedan sitting at the stop sign decides to pull out in front of me? I yelled so loud the car slowed down and one of the back doors opened almost in time for me to hit it.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Uh oh! Professional baseball is in big trouble.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/s...gtype=Homepage
Oh, fudge. I really do think we are doomed.
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Originally Posted by SwtBadger View Post
Football is in big trouble if baseball can't make it through one weekend. At least twice as many players, interaction between teams, etc. Rosters may end up resembling those of the strike years when they used replacement players.
As an aside, our state athletic association has cancelled ALL Fall sports. No HS football, cross country, etc.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
If one of those guys dies, heads will roll.
If MLB has to shut down again after false starting, heads will already be rolling.

I heard a quote that seems apropos - "Sports are the reward for having a functioning society". I'm not sure we're there yet.
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WhyFi I finally got all of the parts and the nerve to disassemble my espresso machine and lo and behold, the three way solenoid was plugged. The boiler had way more scale in it than I would have imagined in 9 weeks.

I'm going to start using bottled water. I keep my machine in my work room in the basement and have been using water from the bathroom sink. I'm thinking the plumbing isn't hooked up the soft water and I can't check because my lines all under plaster ceilings though I guess that i could have the water checked for hardness.

Anyway, machine functions fine, now.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Uh oh! Professional baseball is in big trouble.
That's a shame.
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
As far as I can remember, I've only been yelled at from pickups. Getting squeezed, or cut off, or otherwise put at risk, however, has been much more 'equal opportunity'.
I get yelled at from vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I'm an equal opportunity yellee.
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Affirmative, the University of La Crosse women's lacrosse team has no matches occurring soon. Sadly there is no UW-La Crosse official men's lacrosse team.
Sexist.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
As an aside, our state athletic association has cancelled ALL Fall sports. No HS football, cross country, etc.
Districts around here have started to release their plans, most are doing K-5 full time with 6+ going to school 1 day per week on a rotating 6 day schedule.

It’s idiotic and ass backwards in my opinion. The students least likely to keep their masks on and social distance are the ones they are bringing in full time. We take a lot of precautions to keep them safe (and us in turn) but I’m sure 50% of these kids don’t have parents as diligent as we are.
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Originally Posted by SwtBadger View Post
Football is in big trouble if baseball can't make it through one weekend. At least twice as many players, interaction between teams, etc. Rosters may end up resembling those of the strike years when they used replacement players.
It’ll be interesting to chart the spread, but yeah, it seems like all the chatter about how teams will perform is just smoke.
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My glasses are large.​​​​​
I remember that selfie you posted.

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If one of those guys dies, heads will roll.
And it just had to happen after playing in Philly. It will be interesting to see if the Phillies have a cluster.
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Thus the cabin, short duration with only a single destination, all activities including eating will be outdoors etc... Planned activities of biking, hiking and possibly kayaking are fine by me, but safer at home kids probably not so much.
Hawai'i is going to allow isolation within resort grounds... but we'd still have to fly there. Eff me.
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Affirmative, the University of La Crosse women's lacrosse team has no matches occurring soon. Sadly there is no UW-La Crosse official men's lacrosse team.
We spent a night across the river from La Crosse while riding across the country. I rode across the river, found a big bar and had a good burger.
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Pickups are the vehicle of choice for Dicks, but that doesn’t mean those are the only types that buy them.

In fact before my most recent purchase last year I briefly considered one. Then I realized what company that would put me in and QUICKLY CHANGED MY MIND.
I've had 5 of them but I don't have one now.
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Football is in big trouble if baseball can't make it through one weekend. At least twice as many players, interaction between teams, etc. Rosters may end up resembling those of the strike years when they used replacement players.
I don't think football has a chance, they're deluding themselves.
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Called it.



wut
Just like Mo's shipment in two places at once. It goes into the system and there is no protocol for futzing with said system. Better it goes back to Taiwan, and then back to Knoxville. My wife tried to downgrade our Costco membership, from the black card to the white one, and there was just no way it could be done.
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I've gotten that way about doing any kind of ride in the past, then when I finally went for a ride it felt like the best idea ever. I guess you can try it one night and if you're not feeling good about it after 2 miles, turn around an then you've only wasted 20 mins or so.
Same. But I know that as soon as I throw my leg over the saddle, it will all be good. And I'm always right.
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