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Old 02-25-20, 12:56 PM
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When you look at the actual number of fatalities the numbers are incredible. Between 12,000 and 56,000 people die on average in the US from the flu, the common, ordinary flu. Last year, an exceptionally bad year, saw 80,000 people die from the flu. Pretty jaw-dropping for me.
https://www.statnews.com/2018/09/26/...deaths-winter/
It would be of considerable interest to know which groups are the most vulnerable. I would guess it would be the youngest and the oldest and possibly those who travel the most.
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These days wearing a surgical mask would be more frightening. Periodically splash water on your face, so it look's like you're sweating. And throw random coughing fits.
A good defense against muggers is "beat it or I will cough on you".
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It would be of considerable interest to know which groups are the most vulnerable. I would guess it would be the youngest and the oldest and possibly those who travel the most.
For coronavirus the death rate gets dramatically worse the older you are (above 50). It's > 10% for 80somethings.
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It's crazy but a tree behind my apartment is showing signs of budding. My family in New York, who are farmers, dread early warm days which trick trees into budding early only to be followed by frost that kills off those buds.

In other news, though I no longer ski, I've always enjoyed the pond skimming contests at ski slopes held at the tail end of winter. I may drive north to the slopes for a bowl of nachos, (my cholesterol is a bit low) a local brew and watch the pond skimming.
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Old 02-25-20, 01:15 PM
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For coronavirus the death rate gets dramatically worse the older you are (above 50). It's > 10% for 80somethings.
I'm doomed. Maybe I should max out the credit card.
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I take back what I said about Feedback Sports repair stand. I didn't realize the legs could splay out more. Clamps would be nice instead of screws, but if you're not trying to put a 30 lb. bike on it, it works just fine.
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I take back what I said about Feedback Sports repair stand. I didn't realize the legs could splay out more. Clamps would be nice instead of screws, but if you're not trying to put a 30 lb. bike on it, it works just fine.
You must have a different one than I do. I do not take back anything I've said about mine.

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On my way to YouTube to learn how to rebuild Cannondale Backroads headtube shock. This is far and away the best job I've ever had. And we're still working out the pay scale. It will be third world based. It might be as high as US$40 for two five hour shifts. Big money in these parts.
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For coronavirus the death rate gets dramatically worse the older you are (above 50). It's > 10% for 80somethings.
Men seem to be more vulnerable too. I ain't buyin' no green bananas.
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riddle me this bat man. just got back from my ride and about half way through I thought I was gunna have to make the call of shame and get picked up. The skipping got so bad I could no longer garantee forward movement. I changed to my big chain ring front fee and just like that it was fixed! No more skipping.

Do you wizards have any thoughts?
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Men seem to be more vulnerable too. I ain't buyin' no green bananas.
What size is your road bike??

Asking for a friend.
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riddle me this bat man. just got back from my ride and about half way through I thought I was gunna have to make the call of shame and get picked up. The skipping got so bad I could no longer garantee forward movement. I changed to my big chain ring front fee and just like that it was fixed! No more skipping.

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I believe the hypothesis is weak chain tension. Putting it on the big ring increases the tension.
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I believe the hypothesis is weak chain tension. Putting it on the big ring increases the tension.
does this go back to the spring you referenced the other day?
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does this go back to the spring you referenced the other day?
Maybe. There can be other causes for weak chain tension.

But based on what you say, it does sounds like weak chain tension is the problem. And if there is no other obvious cause (like crud in the RD causing friction at the cage pivot), then increasing spring tension is a consideration.

I hope that helps.
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Maybe. There can be other causes for weak chain tension.

But based on what you say, it does sounds like weak chain tension is the problem. And if there is no other obvious cause (like crud in the RD causing friction at the cage pivot), then increasing spring tension is a consideration.

I hope that helps.
This helps a lot. Thank you. Sorry for the constant questions.
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Thanks!

We were very lucky to have overcast skies yesterday

Forgot one of my favorites:



For those interested, camera was a Canon EOS-M with an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Running in auto mode because neither my wife nor I really know much about cameras Takes nice photos, though.
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I'm doomed. Maybe I should max out the credit card.
That’s the best way to guarantee surviving.
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What size is your road bike??

Asking for a friend.
Too small for your friend and it will go to the Smithsonian with my papers.
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All my common sense, even my language skills, disappear when the red light goes on and the buzzer sounds. If giving money is advocacy, I'm covered, but my behavior today was a terrible negative advertisement for cyclists and cycling.
welcome to the club. I get this once a week or so durring riding season. Of course the drivers here are asshats...
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Men seem to be more vulnerable too. I ain't buyin' no green bananas.
Por qué?
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Maybe. There can be other causes for weak chain tension.

But based on what you say, it does sounds like weak chain tension is the problem. And if there is no other obvious cause (like crud in the RD causing friction at the cage pivot), then increasing spring tension is a consideration.

I hope that helps.
If it was me, I:d statt by shortening the chain
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Por qué?
No se.
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Hey seedsbelize does the Chicxulub Crater you live in or near have any influence on the local cultural identity?
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