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Trsnrtr 08-20-21 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22192037)
I am still living on EDT. I hope that will minimize jet lag.

By coincidence, I just crossed over in to EDT about 4 miles ago.

Velo Vol 08-20-21 09:03 AM

Why is "event cancellation insurance" a thing? If they cancel the event, they should refund the money.

WhyFi 08-20-21 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22192323)
By coincidence, I just crossed over in to EDT about 4 miles ago.

Driving the other day made me think about how wide the central time zone is and how absurdly different sunrise/sunset times would be for people at the Eastern and Western edges.

WhyFi 08-20-21 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192328)
Why is "event cancellation insurance" a thing? If they cancel the event, they should refund the money.

You've never thrown a party, have you? A lot of money and effort needs to be sunk in to the prep.

Velo Vol 08-20-21 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22192331)
You've never thrown a party, have you? A lot of money and effort needs to be sunk in to the prep.

He was talking about a bike ride or similar activity.

LesterOfPuppets 08-20-21 09:16 AM

Ground score on the bike ride to the store :bday:


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a62abc95dd.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 08-20-21 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192315)
I'm thinking 70F is the cutoff point for any kind of water sport.

Water temp or air temp?

WhyFi 08-20-21 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192339)
He was talking about a bike ride or similar activity.

Which is like planning a big party, but worse. You need food, drink, canopy rentals, permits, police, swag, etc, etc.

Velo Vol 08-20-21 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22192323)
By coincidence, I just crossed over in to EDT about 4 miles ago.

:bday:

Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22192356)
Water temp or air temp?

Air.

genejockey 08-20-21 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22192037)
I am still living on EDT. I hope that will minimize jet lag.

When I flew back to visit The Ancestral Home, it was like I converted instantly and seamlessly to EDT. I was sleepy at 11PM, so I went to bed Woke up the next morning at 6:30. For the rest of the trip, I was going to bed and waking up at Normal People Times, not staying up till 3 and sleeping in till 11 or noon - without using an alarm.

When I came back, I slipped right back into PDT.

This is the first time it worked that way. for me.

genejockey 08-20-21 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192328)
Why is "event cancellation insurance" a thing? If they cancel the event, they should refund the money.

Because most events are not pure profit and the organizers have generally spent a lot of the money already on things they can't get refunded if they cancel. Remember that scene in "It's A Wonderful Life", where George Bailey explains that the Building And Loan doesn't keep all their deposits in a big safe? It's like that.

seedsbelize 08-20-21 10:08 AM

Cleaning up the aftermath. Still waiting for power though we hear music close by. Our solar system has a feature that allows us to plug one extension cord into the inverter, when there is no power from the grid. We used it to charge out phones this morning. Priorities. But digital appliances don't like extension cords anyway. We'll likely plug in our old school fridge in a bit.

Bah Humbug 08-20-21 10:18 AM

And holding athletic events of any sort is not the big moneymaker some people seem to think it is.

ksryder 08-20-21 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22192331)
You've never thrown a party, have you? A lot of money and effort needs to be sunk in to the prep.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192339)
He was talking about a bike ride or similar activity.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22192442)
And holding athletic events of any sort is not the big moneymaker some people seem to think it is.

All of this and more: Given the part of the country I live in and the general attitude of people around here, they are highly unlikely to cancel the event. I, however, am being far more cautious so I will not attend. Insurance would've allowed me to recoup a least some of the entry fee.

I mean I'm privileged that I can afford to lose $70 but still... I'm not sure what I was thinking when I declined the option in the first place.

DougRNS 08-20-21 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22191682)
So you say...

Velo Vol can vouch that I'm dapper...and much too fat for this sport which I don't participate in.
#FormerCyclist

Velo Vol 08-20-21 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22192379)
Because most events are not pure profit and the organizers have generally spent a lot of the money already on things they can't get refunded if they cancel. Remember that scene in "It's A Wonderful Life", where George Bailey explains that the Building And Loan doesn't keep all their deposits in a big safe? It's like that.

My memory is that when area marathon got COVIDED, they had the option to apply registration paid to the next event.

Originally Posted by ksryder (Post 22192450)
All of this and more: Given the part of the country I live in and the general attitude of people around here, they are highly unlikely to cancel the event. I, however, am being far more cautious so I will not attend. Insurance would've allowed me to recoup a least some of the entry fee.

I mean I'm privileged that I can afford to lose $70 but still... I'm not sure what I was thinking when I declined the option in the first place.

If you decide not to go that's on you. You want insured from yourself.

Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22192519)
Velo Vol can vouch that I'm dapper...and much too fat for this sport which I don't participate in.
#FormerCyclist

Bolded part only.

Velo Vol 08-20-21 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22192356)
Water temp or air temp?

What is the water temperature of Tempe Fake Lake?

DougRNS 08-20-21 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192529)
Bolded part only.

You are overlooking the dapper part.

ksryder 08-20-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192529)
My memory is that when area marathon got COVIDED, they had the option to apply registration paid to the next event.

If you decide not to go that's on you. You want insured from yourself.

Bolded part only.

I mean I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

WhyFi 08-20-21 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22192529)
My memory is that when area marathon got COVIDED, they had the option to apply registration paid to the next event.

A big party of that will be how far in advance they were able to cancel.

datlas 08-20-21 12:09 PM

Last ride in LA is done. Travel day tomorrow. Anyone notice who is atop the leaderboard? :innocent:

Velo Vol 08-20-21 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22192584)
You are overlooking the dapper part.

Apparently you define it differently than I do.

big john 08-20-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22192603)
Last ride in LA is done. Travel day tomorrow. Anyone notice who is atop the leaderboard? :innocent:

Sorry we didn't get a chance to ride together. Did you ever get to Latigo?

And if you're responsible for the awesome weather we had this week you can come back any time.

Bah Humbug 08-20-21 12:26 PM

Rolling over registration also doesn’t really solve it. For a 5k or charity ride, sure. For a marathon or Ironman, you’re likely structuring a year or most of one around it. You can’t automatically just build and peak again the next year.

Velo Vol 08-20-21 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22192603)
Last ride in LA is done. Travel day tomorrow. Anyone notice who is atop the leaderboard? :innocent:

I thought you were going to be there for two weeks?


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