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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 07-14-20, 12:54 PM
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We had a case of rabies confirmed in a dead bat in the county West of us.
Don't most bats have rabies?
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The Plague heralds the arrival of winter in Colorado? Who knew?
I assumed that's a picture of the ill squirrel.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
You're making me feel 80+.
My work here is done.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
We had a case of rabies confirmed in a dead bat in the county West of us.

I think I heard of a bird with West Nile as well.

old yeller had rabies.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't most bats have rabies?
Apparently not:

Most bats don't have rabies. For example, even among bats submitted for rabies testing because they could be captured, were obviously weak or sick, or had been captured by a cat, only about 6% had rabies.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Good to know. Got some that flap around here at dusk.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm just wanting normal RBC/HGB levels, not KOMs.
Where is your RBC graph, did I miss it?

(eyes ain't what they used to be.)
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Old 07-14-20, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The Plague heralds the arrival of winter in Colorado? Who knew?
IKR

LAJ never mentions it, prolly HTFU.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Don't most bats have rabies?
No. Myth, because flying mammals.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Good to know. Got some that flap around here at dusk.
My next door neighbor keeps a bat house. Every night they are welcome to fly about my property clearing out mosquitos and other buggers.
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My next door neighbor keeps a bat house. Every night they are welcome to fly about my property clearing out mosquitos and other buggers.
... and looking for anemic humans to feed on.
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My next door neighbor keeps a bat house. Every night they are welcome to fly about my property clearing out mosquitos and other buggers.
Someone gave me one and I put it up a few years ago. No bats. This area used to be alive with them on warm evenings. White nose disease or whatever it's called has wiped them out.
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Old 07-14-20, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
The Plague heralds the arrival of winter in Colorado? Who knew?
We're a hardy bunch.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
IKR

LAJ never mentions it, prolly HTFU.
I'm catching up. See above.


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Old 07-14-20, 04:20 PM
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I rode my best bike today. What a difference. Like riding on clouds. Then I was in the hammock most of the rest of the day. Will take tomorrow off to get some actual work done. I'll be putting in a planting of Moringa oleifera
Need to get seeds started and ground cleared and prepared. Also, new moon approaching, and I want to do some pruning. Steadily gaining energy, after my three month recuperation.
Looks like we've suffered another upgrade. Let the bugs flow.
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RIP Grant Imahara
yup. I was shocked this morning seeing that too...
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A rebuilt set looked like a good deal...until I read about them. Yeesh!
Yeah, a coworker of mine returned them after 5-6 weeks. Pity.
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Even I'm sick of that other thread. Ugh.
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Steadily gaining energy, after my three month recuperation.
Sounds like you're a hardy bunch, too.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Even I'm sick of that other thread. Ugh.
I get your draft drift. Best advice is stay out of the 41.
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Nothing quite like expecting to blast some aliens after a tough day at work and... Halo needs an update.
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MUPs are full of “interesting” people.

my afternoon commute starts on a MUP (the same one that got “famous” about a month ago ) that goes on a steady 1-to-2% climb for about 7 miles. Right at the start, I feel a “presence” behind me and find someone sucking at my wheel, less than a foot behind my fenders. Mind you, I’m on my commuter, with two full pannier bags, and I don’t wear a mask to boot. I slow down a little, and the guy immediately jumps ahead, does the same thing to another commuter I was closing on. The guy is on an aero bike, full aero kit down to his blue shoe covers. He tucks in, gets aero and practices his drafting skills, on a MUP, full of runners, walkers, evening commuters, going up hill.

I lost sight of him after about two miles, but during that time I saw him “drafting” two other commuters, a hipster on a steel bike blaring music from his phone, and a gentleman of mature ages within the time I was trailing him.

what kind of a ****** up delusional mind do you need to have to think that practicing your drafting skills on unsuspecting strangers on a MUP is OK, I wonder?

sorry, rant over.

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I get your draft drift. Best advice is stay out of the 41.
Wise man.
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MUPs are full of “interesting” people.

my afternoon commute starts on a MUP (the same one that got “famous” about a month ago ) that goes on a steady 1-to-2% climb for about 7 miles. Right at the start, I feel a “presence” behind me and find someone sucking at my wheel, less than a foot behind my fenders. Mind you, I’m on my commuter, with two full pannier bags, and I don’t wear a mask to boot. I slow down a little, and the guy immediately jumps ahead, does the same thing to another commuter I was closing on. The guy is on an aero bike, full aero kit down to his blue shoe covers. He tucks in, gets aero and practices his drafting skills, on a MUP, full of runners, walkers, evening commuters, going up hill.

I lost sight of him after about two miles, but during that time I saw him “drafting” two other commuters, a hipster on a steel bike blaring music from his phone, and a gentleman of mature ages within the time I was trailing him.

what kind of a ****** up delusional mind do you need to have to think that practicing your drafting skills on unsuspecting strangers on a MUP I wonder?

sorry, rant over.
I hate that trail for that reason.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
MUPs are full of “interesting” people.

my afternoon commute starts on a MUP (the same one that got “famous” about a month ago ) that goes on a steady 1-to-2% climb for about 7 miles. Right at the start, I feel a “presence” behind me and find someone sucking at my wheel, less than a foot behind my fenders. Mind you, I’m on my commuter, with two full pannier bags, and I don’t wear a mask to boot. I slow down a little, and the guy immediately jumps ahead, does the same thing to another commuter I was closing on. The guy is on an aero bike, full aero kit down to his blue shoe covers. He tucks in, gets aero and practices his drafting skills, on a MUP, full of runners, walkers, evening commuters, going up hill.

I lost sight of him after about two miles, but during that time I saw him “drafting” two other commuters, a hipster on a steel bike blaring music from his phone, and a gentleman of mature ages within the time I was trailing him.

what kind of a ****** up delusional mind do you need to have to think that practicing your drafting skills on unsuspecting strangers on a MUP I wonder?

sorry, rant over.
Whoa! Didn’t realize someone left the window open and there was a draft.
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