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Old 03-26-20, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
On the subject of hand washing. I have not left the house for three days except to go riding. But they want me to wash my hands every twenty minutes. Somebody please explain this to me.
For you I might not sweat it that much except after riding. Not everyone can stay THAT isolated for that long though - many are still going to work, grocery stores, etc. Those "essential businesses".
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
And 13 years later the kids will be known as “quaranteens.”
Good one.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
We have a neighbor, Canadian, who is convinced they ar both hoaxes. He hasn't personally experienced either one of them
Let's not go down this road please, it's a political quagmire.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Wide awake at 10:30 PM. Wtf?
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me too
Youse must be getting younger.

If something good is on I might stay up until midnight . . . 1 AM if it's a Warriors game. But ordinarily my batteries are struggling to keep my eyes open by 10:30, that's usually when I take the dog for her final walk.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
she was probably singing in her head to time her hand washing....Staying alive, staying alive
Good one.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
she was probably singing in her head to time her hand washing....Staying alive, staying alive
After all these years, that song still, to this day, will get my body moving.
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Old 03-26-20, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Yup. Oddly, the one in Subway (back when I could eat there) usually have more kick than the ones I can get in the grocery stores in Texas. Many of those have some flavor, but scarcely more heat than a poblano.
While avoiding sleep last night, I did a little poking around on the subject. One practical thing that I found was...

If you've ever seen the thin lines that sometime form on jalapeno peppers, that look like veins or small cracks on the flesh, this is called "corking". There is no actual scientific study that we are aware of, but it is accepted among chefs that jalapeno peppers with corking have a greater chance of being on the hotter end of the heat scale.
Good to know for when I'm at the grocery store.
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I work part-time at a small business. The owner has a (75 gallon?) fish tank. He used to take really good care of it, but in recent times has really let it go. As in, I'm not sure how the remaining fish survive.

A week or so ago I notice water on the floor. Trace it back to one of the two filters that was so clugged with slime that it was dripping behind the tank. I took the lid off, so at least it wasn't dripping, and told him.

At the end of last week I smelled a funny smell. Went in there yesterday and it smelled strongly of smoke. Looked behind the tank and saw the other filter dripping. Stared below for a bit and saw that the power strip was literally sparking.

He unplugged everything, I took the filters outside and flushed them clean with water. But man, why don't you clean the tank?!? I know he gets busy at time, but he's not that busy. It could have burned the building down.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I work part-time at a small business. The owner has a (100 gallon?) fish tank. He used to take really good care of it, but in recent times has really let it go. As in, I'm not sure how the remaining fish survive.

A week or so ago I notice water on the floor. Trace it back to one of the two filters that was so clugged with slime that it was dripping behind the tank. I took the lid off, so at least it wasn't dripping, and told him.

At the end of last week I smelled a funny smell. Went in there yesterday and it smelled strongly of smoke. Looked behind the tank and saw the other filter dripping. Stared below for a bit and saw that the power strip was literally sparking.

He unplugged everything, I took the filters outside and flushed them clean with water. But man, why don't you clean the tank?!? I know he gets busy at time, but he's not that busy. It could have burned the building down.
maybe burning the building down was the plan?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I work part-time at a small business. The owner has a (75 gallon?) fish tank. He used to take really good care of it, but in recent times has really let it go. As in, I'm not sure how the remaining fish survive.

A week or so ago I notice water on the floor. Trace it back to one of the two filters that was so clugged with slime that it was dripping behind the tank. I took the lid off, so at least it wasn't dripping, and told him.

At the end of last week I smelled a funny smell. Went in there yesterday and it smelled strongly of smoke. Looked behind the tank and saw the other filter dripping. Stared below for a bit and saw that the power strip was literally sparking.

He unplugged everything, I took the filters outside and flushed them clean with water. But man, why don't you clean the tank?!? I know he gets busy at time, but he's not that busy. It could have burned the building down.
maybe that's the point?
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Old 03-26-20, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
On the subject of hand washing. I have not left the house for three days except to go riding. But they want me to wash my hands every twenty minutes. Somebody please explain this to me.
They know that you're a dirty bird. Now, go wash your hands.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Or have to take a leak. Ask me how I know.
Wonder if you were a prep cook for my brother, BITD.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
maybe burning the building down was the plan?
When I told him I had seen sparks he said, "Yeah, I smelled something and wondered what it was."
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Coronials.
Silver lining: will help demographers with generational dating.
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When in doubt, blame Vol.
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On the upside, I’m finally learning how to ride hard on the trainer - setting power and HR interval records that I had never approached indoors. Maybe I’ll get to do a charity ride in the fall and be one of the guys breaking the wind for hours. Or maybe everyone is in the same boat and all the rides will be stoopid fast.
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I work part-time at a small business. The owner has a (75 gallon?) fish tank. He used to take really good care of it, but in recent times has really let it go. As in, I'm not sure how the remaining fish survive.

A week or so ago I notice water on the floor. Trace it back to one of the two filters that was so clugged with slime that it was dripping behind the tank. I took the lid off, so at least it wasn't dripping, and told him.

At the end of last week I smelled a funny smell. Went in there yesterday and it smelled strongly of smoke. Looked behind the tank and saw the other filter dripping. Stared below for a bit and saw that the power strip was literally sparking.

He unplugged everything, I took the filters outside and flushed them clean with water. But man, why don't you clean the tank?!? I know he gets busy at time, but he's not that busy. It could have burned the building down.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
On the upside, I’m finally learning how to ride hard on the trainer - setting power and HR interval records that I had never approached indoors. Maybe I’ll get to do a charity ride in the fall and be one of the guys breaking the wind for hours. Or maybe everyone is in the same boat and all the rides will be stoopid fast.
And then on the other side of the coin this is resonating with me all too well -




Though I have been hitting some nice, short-term power figures, which I've decided will be a point of emphasis for me.
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Wide awake at 10:30 PM. Wtf?
That LAJ guy has got me hooked on “The Wire” and now I don’t go to bed until 11:30 or 12. I have ~50 hours in butt time watching.
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I reaaaally need to get more structure to my rides period. These days I just get on the trainer and keep spinning, but don’t do much else.

I know it’s not even a comparison to trainer road and sufferfest, but I think I’ll take a better look at zwift’s workout features. They’d gotta be better than just spinning right?
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That LAJ guy has got me hooked on “The Wire” and now I don’t go to bed until 11:30 or 12. I have ~50 hours in butt time watching.
Always happy to lend a hand.


Great stuff.
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They’d gotta be better than just spinning right?
Yes.
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That LAJ guy has got me hooked on “The Wire” and now I don’t go to bed until 11:30 or 12. I have ~50 hours in butt time watching.
The only thing that I didn't like about The Wire was the opening theme song and it seemed to get worse every time it changed.
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And then on the other side of the coin this is resonating with me all too well -




Though I have been hitting some nice, short-term power figures, which I've decided will be a point of emphasis for me.
Though as my coach put it, this is not a time to compromise your immune system by being even a bit undernourished. No races anyway - just build your engine and stay healthy.
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The only thing that I didn't like about The Wire was the opening theme song and it seemed to get worse every time it changed.
I generally forgot about it 5 minutes into the show.
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