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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-20-20, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Last year a few of them buzzed me without letting me know they were about to overtake me. Large group from western Canada doing their own tour. I explained to one of them which one of us would win the war if I were to serve to avoid a critter or pothole. You don’t want to get into a scrape with a fully loaded bike when you’re riding a naked road bike.
Stay out of the fast lane.
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I feel like anybody could have made that mistake.
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"Everything is ruined by people that are better than us."

Get in line for your participation medal, *****.....

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'll probably put off group riding til 2021.
I've given up on all of it until further notice. I think the NFL is kidding itself with its current plans; I only hope they have a realistic backup for the reality we'll be in. But until there's a vaccine, effective treatment, or the like, I don't see doing any of these things. Small charity rides in ranchland maybe, but nothing more than that.
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Next month I have a bunch of northern overnights. Looks like Buffalo, Ithaca, Burlington, Bangor, and Harrisburg. Not sure if i’m near of you. Also Chattanooga if velo feels like riding that far.
Chattanooga is not ideal for an evening ride. TYS would be, with bicycles. This is not far from there, where we could make a run at Solitary Man's KOM.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Stay out of the fast lane.
I was on the narrow shoulder of a 70 mph state highway in the rain in the middle of nowhere pretty early in the morning. People should be more courteous, especially if they care about self preservation.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:08 PM
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We need to freeze it where it is today.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I was on the narrow shoulder of a 70 mph state highway in the rain in the middle of nowhere pretty early in the morning. People should be more courteous, especially if they care about self preservation.

I brought my bike to williamsburg to ride while my dog was getting groomed yesterday. The road I was gunna ride on was a 15 mile loop 1/4 had a bike lane the rest did not. The speed limit started at 35 mph and increased up to 55 mph. As I was unpacking my bike I watched car after car going way above the speed limit and a lot of them were half way into the bike lane. I decided to not ride, my bikes to pretty to get mangled by a car.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Chattanooga is not ideal for an evening ride. TYS would be, with bicycles. This is not far from there, where we could make a run at Solitary Man's KOM.


I miss Chattanooga.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Ras-blu-bla berry smoothie on a humid day.
Yum.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I think the NFL is kidding itself with its current plans; I only hope they have a realistic backup for the reality we'll be in. But until there's a vaccine, effective treatment, or the like, I don't see doing any of these things. Small charity rides in ranchland maybe, but nothing more than that.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I'll probably put off group riding til 2021.
Same here. Then, in 2021, I’ll put it off til 2022.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
this is how the first matrix started. soon she will be offering you pills.
She let me in after not really knowing me very well. I think she had no idea how long her club was going to stop having regular rides posted or how many people were going to get in on the discreet rides.. They're really great and have accepted me as one of the crew.

I have thought about the safety of being near people but we didn't go in any buildings and I tried not to draft closely.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:38 PM
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this is how the first matrix started. soon she will be offering you pills.
First? I don't remember any sequels. That one and only movie was good though.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:49 PM
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First? I don't remember any sequels. That one and only movie was good though.
There were several, actually.
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Old 06-20-20, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I've given up on all of it until further notice. I think the NFL is kidding itself with its current plans; I only hope they have a realistic backup for the reality we'll be in. But until there's a vaccine, effective treatment, or the like, I don't see doing any of these things. Small charity rides in ranchland maybe, but nothing more than that.
Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is just about over but for the shouting. I see news reports that covid-19 infections are currently spiking up. If we consider that infections spread world wide within weeks to a month or so we begin to understand how quickly infection can spread. Exponential growth just needs a tiny seed to spread. We are having difficulty here in a first world country tamping down infection rates. Third world countries would have much greater difficulties. It is not hard to see that even a small seed from an under-developed country could easily cross borders and begin another wave of infection. I posted this link before somewhere but it is worth while repeating.
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There were several, actually.
I guess I was too subtle. #dontexplainthejoke
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Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is just about over but for the shouting. I see news reports that covid-19 infections are currently spiking up. If we consider that infections spread world wide within weeks to a month or so we begin to understand how quickly infection can spread. Exponential growth just needs a tiny seed to spread. We are having difficulty here in a first world country tamping down infection rates. Third world countries would have much greater difficulties. It is not hard to see that even a small seed from an under-developed country could easily cross borders and begin another wave of infection. I posted this link before somewhere but it is worth while repeating.
We haven't even really tamped it down, not without the lockdowns continuing. We don't have a really good grasp on transmission. We have no idea about long-term effects.
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I guess I was too subtle. #dontexplainthejoke

If I heard correctly a fourth one might be coming.
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Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is just about over but for the shouting. I see news reports that covid-19 infections are currently spiking up. If we consider that infections spread world wide within weeks to a month or so we begin to understand how quickly infection can spread. Exponential growth just needs a tiny seed to spread. We are having difficulty here in a first world country tamping down infection rates. Third world countries would have much greater difficulties. It is not hard to see that even a small seed from an under-developed country could easily cross borders and begin another wave of infection. I posted this link before somewhere but it is worth while repeating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqw-...?v=Fqw-9yMV0sI
In this pandemic, the US is it's own worst enemy. So much more could be said, but I'll leave it there.
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The washing machine has been sussed out. The shut-off valve is available from Amazon in case I don't find it locally.

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If I heard correctly a fourth one might be coming.
Of course it is.
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Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is just about over but for the shouting. I see news reports that covid-19 infections are currently spiking up. If we consider that infections spread world wide within weeks to a month or so we begin to understand how quickly infection can spread. Exponential growth just needs a tiny seed to spread. We are having difficulty here in a first world country tamping down infection rates. Third world countries would have much greater difficulties. It is not hard to see that even a small seed from an under-developed country could easily cross borders and begin another wave of infection. I posted this link before somewhere but it is worth while repeating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqw-...?v=Fqw-9yMV0sI
about 50% peds and bikes with masks on the path.

Saw a mink on the path down your way,
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