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BillyD 10-21-21 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22277870)
(mouse, actually)

Iím pretty sure thatís a rat, but itís impossible to say for sure except for the individual who actually procured that critter for the ad.

genejockey 10-21-21 11:43 AM

It's also knowing the likely size of the tubes in that rack.

BillyD 10-21-21 11:44 AM

A juvy rat looks just like a mouse, you can’t tell by size.

genejockey 10-21-21 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22277913)
It's also knowing the likely size of the tubes in that rack.

Those tubes look like 12x75mm tubes, which is what goes in a rack like that. Mice are 50-100mm long, so that's the right proportion relative to the tubes, whereas rats are 200-400mm and would totally dwarf the tubes.

Eric F 10-21-21 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22277910)

Compelling evidence.

genejockey 10-21-21 12:01 PM

Did the final workout of Zwift Academy last night. 3 repeats of 400W for 30", 135W for 1', 230W for 4' and 250W for 3', with 5' at 135W in between. The first one was, if not easy, definitely doable. I looked forward to seeing the gate, but I could have kept on at 250 a while longer.

Second set was more of a chore.

Third set, I made it through, but felt AWFUL for the first 30 seconds after the end, which is kinda the point, I guess.

indyfabz 10-21-21 12:12 PM

Looks like there will be some rain/occasional showers most days of my upcoming trip. :( I am going anyway.

indyfabz 10-21-21 12:17 PM

I used to have a pet rat. It was white. It developed mammary tumors. My mom had it euthanized while I was touring Europe after my sophomore year of college.

Eric F 10-21-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22277956)
I used to have a pet rat. It was white. It developed mammary tumors. My mom had it euthanized while I was touring Europe after my sophomore year of college.

I had a black and white one when I was about 9-10. Cool little guy. It had tumor issues, too. :(

LesterOfPuppets 10-21-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22277925)
Those tubes look like 12x75mm tubes,

ANOTHER thru axle size? Must be more aero skinny forks for the roadies

genejockey 10-21-21 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22277966)
ANOTHER thru axle size? Must be more aero skinny forks for the roadies

Sounds more like one of them track bike sizes, for when 100mm is just too wide.

genejockey 10-21-21 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22277963)
I had a black and white one when I was about 9-10. Cool little guy. It had tumor issues, too. :(

When I was too young to remember directly (like 3 or 4) one of my older siblings brought home a pair of hooded rats from school one summer - George and Georgette. G&G did what rats do, and soon there were more, so each of the kids got one. I apparently had one, but I have no memory of it. I don't know how long this lasted, but I suspect all the rats one day were sent to a farm upstate, where they could run and run, as the saying goes.

genejockey 10-21-21 12:50 PM

I had guinea pigs when I was younger. They're very cute, friendly, cuddly, and will actually greet you with what we used to call "greeching". They live a long time, it turns out, so we found a family with younger kids to take on my group of 6 when I headed off to college.

indyfabz 10-21-21 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22277963)
I had a black and white one when I was about 9-10. Cool little guy. It had tumor issues, too. :(

IIRC, it's a common problem with rats.

My girl was sweet. I got her from a friend who was quitting school and could not bring her home. She lived on the bookshelves in my dorm room. I built a ramp so she had a split-level pad. Made her a shoebox house for her to hide in and gave her an old sneaker to gnaw on. I liked how you could feed her anything. Even pizza. I would sneak vegetables out of the cafeteria to make sure she got her share of healthy food.

bampilot06 10-21-21 01:09 PM

I had a hamster once.

big john 10-21-21 01:33 PM

Mouse:





https://www.disneyclips.com/images/i...ey-mouse66.png

big john 10-21-21 01:34 PM

Rat:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kF3tZYr1u...0/Rat_Fink.jpg

Eric F 10-21-21 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22278028)
I had a hamster once.

Cute, but unreasonably fragile.

datlas 10-21-21 01:41 PM

LPLO struck again. Sad!

genejockey 10-21-21 01:41 PM

See? I told you it's the ears and eyes. Compare and contrast:

Eyes:
Mouse: cute
Rat: bloodshot, bugging out.
Ears:
Mouse: black and featureless
rat: green and hairy.

big john 10-21-21 01:41 PM

A friend and I were finishing a ride when she spotted a hamster walking in the gutter. We were on a busy street so she stopped and picked it up. I asked what she intended to do with it and she said she couldn't take it home because of her cats. Besides, would she carry it in her pocket? We were near a traffic light so we started asking people in cars if they would take the hamster. They looked at us like we were from outer space. My friend took the thing out into a field and released it.

genejockey 10-21-21 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22278028)
I had a hamster once.

Once.

LAJ 10-21-21 01:43 PM

We had a rabbit, which was cool, but it was no dog. I got in a lot of trouble because I convinced the neighbor kid that it was a cow, and he went home and told his Mom we had a cow in our house.

Good times.

genejockey 10-21-21 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22278075)
We had a rabbit, which was cool, but it was no dog. I got in a lot of trouble because I convinced the neighbor kid that it was a cow, and he went home and told his Mom we had a cow in our house.

Good times.

Mrs. GeneJockey, who never had a dog while growing up, but did have cats, said after several years of owning her first dog, "Cat are a lousy substitute for dogs". To be fair, the dog was a Golden Retriever, which would be a really difficult dog for any cat to sub for.

datlas 10-21-21 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22278070)
Once.


sbxx1985 10-21-21 03:28 PM

I had no idea people had rats as pets.

BillyD 10-21-21 04:07 PM

I’ve had a long list of different pets, but not a rat.

BillyD 10-21-21 04:09 PM

My coolest pet was a Burmese Python. He ate rats. Every Christmas I’d give him a rabbit.

sbxx1985 10-21-21 04:14 PM

I had a red tail boa. Socrates. He ate mice and then rats. He wasn't big enough for a rabbit. Either way, I don't think I have the skin for the bunny screeching sound at my own hands.

sbxx1985 10-21-21 04:15 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22278224)
My coolest pet was a Burmese Python. He ate rats. Every Christmas Iíd give him a rabbit.

Did he ever bite you? Socrates was pretty good but hated getting startled.


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