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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-26-20, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Chicken marinaded in olive oil and my special blend of 5 spices.
One for you and one for the cat??
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Oh, and I had a big pickup hang back on a wide, empty, road until they could see a quarter mile ahead before passing and then go entirely into the left lane. Okay, nice enough, but then the passenger shrieked something unintelligible at me as they went by. Weird.
Didn't want to get too close because they are ascared you have CV-19? And then yelled at you because they think you have it and you shouldn't be out?

Or just considerate but dumb?
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Just did a 20 min power test with the wife. She actually thanked me!
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One for you and one for the cat??
One for tomorrows lunch.
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Yep. Projected to be out of available ventilators next week, and they're fitting the Morial Convention Center into a makeshift hospital. 28 of the 150-odd paramedics are out, positive for CV-19. Field hospitals are going up in several state parks in neighboring parishes.
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Everyone thinks they have had a long strange trip, until they look at other folks' journeys. Then they realize everyone has had a long strange trip, just using different modes of transportation.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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Old 03-26-20, 06:03 PM
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That does make me wonder at what point the denials will stop.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That does make me wonder at what point the denials will stop.
When it's in the denier's community. Maybe.
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Old 03-26-20, 06:09 PM
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Totally don't need them, but really kinda want them. New floating Center Lock rotors from Hope, more classically snazzy looking than the Shimano -


They also come in 5 other colors, if you're in to that sort of thing.
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Old 03-26-20, 06:13 PM
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Totally don't need them, but really kinda want them. New floating Center Lock rotors from Hope, more classically snazzy looking than the Shimano -


They also come in 5 other colors, if you're in to that sort of thing.
I'll buy your old ones. I want to set up a set of backup wheels.
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Yep. Projected to be out of available ventilators next week, and they're fitting the Morial Convention Center into a makeshift hospital. 28 of the 150-odd paramedics are out, positive for CV-19. Field hospitals are going up in several state parks in neighboring parishes.
Yikes.

At the time was anyone publicly warning that Mardi Gras should be canceled?
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No waving?
Inspired by Addiction, I waved on the way home.
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Old 03-26-20, 06:37 PM
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Yep. Projected to be out of available ventilators next week, and they're fitting the Morial Convention Center into a makeshift hospital. 28 of the 150-odd paramedics are out, positive for CV-19. Field hospitals are going up in several state parks in neighboring parishes.
Oh ****.
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Old 03-26-20, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Yikes.

At the time was anyone publicly warning that Mardi Gras should be canceled?
Lol, no. You would have heard the riots in Tennessee. They did "officially" cancel the St. Patrick's Day parade...thousands of people still turned out in the streets to celebrate.
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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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Oh ****.
We have this running saying in the clinic when the poop hits the wall (ironically, sometimes literally): "Everything's fine. It's fine. No problem." I've been using this as a daily mantra- it's better than my usual, "Just take a deep breath." That seems a little counter-productive these days.

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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."

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Old 03-26-20, 06:48 PM
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Oh ****.
In an address yesterday, our Gov said they were buying time with our lockdown so that temp facilities could set up in stadiums, etc. Fortunately, MN has Medtronic, 3M and Honeywell, among others, accounting for a good chunk of the worldwide production of ventilators and most of the N95 masks. So yeah, **** getting real.

And then, at the uh, national level, there are hopes/expectations/orders? to go back to business as usual in two weeks. Smart.
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Lol, no. You would have heard the riots in Tennessee. They did "officially" cancel the St. Patrick's Day parade...thousands of people still turned out in the streets to celebrate.
Saw a clip of the mayor being asked about it.

As always, one can only judge past decisions based on the information the subject had at the time.
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Getting my grill on.

Don't look right to me, there a picture in the book? Bet it don't look like that! (George Carlin)
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See, this is what we need right now ^^. People thinking about the well-being of others.

Sounds rough Jadesfire Stay safe!
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In other news, my camera came in today

With a cloudy viewfinder, no battery, and what I think is fungus in the lens
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New Hampshire is joining the stay at home club tomorrow at 11:59pm. It is yet to be determined if I'm essential or not.
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I'll buy your old ones. I want to set up a set of backup wheels.
Pfffft - what if I want to set up some backup wheels?
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See, this is what we need right now ^^. People thinking about the well-being of others.

Sounds rough Jadesfire Stay safe!
Luckily (selfishly) I don't live in the city itself, just in the surrounding area so I'm not at as high of a risk. It's a mess, though, for sure.
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Pfffft - what if I want to set up some backup wheels?
Well, I would hope you'd consider my needs.
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Well, I would hope you'd consider my needs.
What do you think this is - Scandinavia?
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