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big john 07-20-20 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21597206)
Looks like Ken Block drove his Ford Escort to 2nd overall in Ohio. Gonna have to look for video later.

Love the glowing brake rotors.

bampilot06 07-20-20 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21597136)


iíll be chattanooga tomorrow. Perfect.

Bah Humbug 07-20-20 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21597249)
iíll be chattanooga tomorrow. Perfect.

Lovely city, but as AG and I have long-term discussions about where we would ever potentially move, weíre looking at responses to this. Sadly, TN is dropping the ball, even by comparison to itís regional and political peers.

bampilot06 07-20-20 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21597267)
Lovely city, but as AG and I have long-term discussions about where we would ever potentially move, weíre looking at responses to this. Sadly, TN is dropping the ball, even by comparison to itís regional and political peers.


Iíve never stayed there before, it will be interesting to see what the hotel policies are during all of this.

datlas 07-20-20 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21597185)
Without wandering over to another subforum, does anyone here know if pro cycling is still on track to start in like two weeks? The NFL was talking a big game right up until itís collapsing now as they start to actually come to it.

Last I checked, yes at least in Europe.

Velo Vol 07-20-20 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21597267)
Sadly, TN is dropping the ball, even by comparison to itís regional and political peers.

Deaths per capita are fewer than any of its neighbor states, except Arkansas. Also fewer than Texas.

https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases

Bah Humbug 07-20-20 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21597295)
Deaths per capita are fewer than any of its neighbor states, except Arkansas. Also fewer than Texas.

https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases

Deaths arenít the primary metric for skill handling this. And part of the reason weíre having the discussion is that Texas is such a ****-show.

MoAlpha 07-20-20 10:59 AM

[QUOTE=Velo Vol;21597295]Deaths per capita are fewer than any of its neighbor states, except Arkansas. Also fewer than Texas.

I hope that holds. There is a median delay of something like 18 days from symptom onset to death, so give it a week. And, as BH points out, mortality is the tip of the iceberg.

datlas 07-20-20 11:57 AM

I notice chamois cream threads every now and then. In spite of having ridden for many years I have never felt the need or desire to use it.

If it's not broke, don't fix it. Right? That's what I am thinking, but I sometimes have this thing I recently learned is called FOMO*.

*Fear Of Missing Out

big john 07-20-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21597420)
I notice chamois cream threads every now and then. In spite of having ridden for many years I have never felt the need or desire to use it.

If it's not broke, don't fix it. Right? That's what I am thinking, but I sometimes have this thing I recently learned is called FOMO*.

*Fear Of Missing Out

Back when we used real chamois we had to use something. I used Vaseline Intensive Care lotion. Nothing since synthetic liners came out.

MoAlpha 07-20-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21597420)
I notice chamois cream threads every now and then. In spite of having ridden for many years I have never felt the need or desire to use it.

If it's not broke, don't fix it. Right? That's what I am thinking, but I sometimes have this thing I recently learned is called FOMO*.

*Fear Of Missing Out


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21597434)
Back when we used real chamois we had to use something. I used Vaseline Intensive Care lotion. Nothing since synthetic liners came out.

I have an absolute requirement for it to reduce friction or very bad stuff happens. I think if you need it, you know it. I use a water-soluble product marketed for the purpose and just put a small dab on the contact points. The last tube I bought was the purportedly womans' version. Makes me feel...special down there.

Velo Vol 07-20-20 12:40 PM

So I mask up and enter the post office branch. There are two clerks manning the service counter. After a few minutes waiting in line, I luck out and see the one who, shortly before I got to the window, went into the side room to have a coughing spell.

I explain that I'm looking for a package, and he sends me around the corner to a "package pickup" door, where you have to ring the bell.

A couple minutes later an old lady opens the window. I say I'm looking for a package.

"Do you have a slip?"

"Nope."

I tell her my plight and she says she'll look for it, but "I've got 2,000 packages back here."

Oh.

A few minutes later she comes back and says she doesn't see it. The supervisors are locked in a room doing a conference call. (wut)

Then she says, "Every morning they ship stuff back to the big house [the main post office]. Then they get returned."

I ask how I might get the package. What if I go to the main post office and ask?

"Oh God no, there's 100,000 packages there, no one will look for it."

Welp.

Anyway, she wrote down my phone number and said she'd ask the carrier if he "remembered it" (wut).

It doesn't sound like my chances of receiving my long-awaited Taiwanese package are great.

MoAlpha 07-20-20 12:42 PM

Long-suffering spouse is calling her partners to tell them she's retiring, effective 31 Oct.

datlas 07-20-20 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21597540)
Long-suffering spouse is calling her partners to tell them she's retiring, effective 31 Oct.

I hope that's a good thing?

MoAlpha 07-20-20 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21597596)
I hope that's a good thing?

It is and she's been considering it for quite a while, but COVID-19 was the precipitating factor. She is bracing for the catastrophic reactions, since she is the the Big Mama of the group (though not the oldest) and the de facto managing partner who knows how all the financial, legal, and regulatory stuff works.

big john 07-20-20 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21597470)
. The last tube I bought was the purportedly womans' version. Makes me feel...special down there.

In touch with your feminine side?

MoAlpha 07-20-20 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21597634)
In touch with your feminine side?

Ohhhh, yesss.

MoAlpha 07-20-20 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21597534)
So I mask up and enter the post office branch. There are two clerks manning the service counter. After a few minutes waiting in line, I luck out and see the one who, shortly before I got to the window, went into the side room to have a coughing spell.

I explain that I'm looking for a package, and he sends me around the corner to a "package pickup" door, where you have to ring the bell.

A couple minutes later an old lady opens the window. I say I'm looking for a package.

"Do you have a slip?"

"Nope."

I tell her my plight and she says she'll look for it, but "I've got 2,000 packages back here."

Oh.

A few minutes later she comes back and says she doesn't see it. The supervisors are locked in a room doing a conference call. (wut)

Then she says, "Every morning they ship stuff back to the big house [the main post office]. Then they get returned."

I ask how I might get the package. What if I go to the main post office and ask?

"Oh God no, there's 100,000 packages there, no one will look for it."

Welp.

Anyway, she wrote down my phone number and said she'd ask the carrier if he "remembered it" (wut).

It doesn't sound like my chances of receiving my long-awaited Taiwanese package are great.

God, that sucks! We have bad postal service here and I have had some luck complaining to my congressperson's office, where there was a staffer with a JD whose job seemed to be "congressionaling" fed agencies on behalf of constituents. She was great at it.

LesterOfPuppets 07-20-20 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21597470)
I have an absolute requirement for it to reduce friction or very bad stuff happens. I think if you need it, you know it. I use a water-soluble product marketed for the purpose and just put a small dab on the contact points. The last tube I bought was the purportedly womans' version. Makes me feel...special down there.

I have some ladies chamois cream for special occasions. It's a nice change of pace from generic Performance Bikes tub of goo.

https://content.backcountry.com/imag...003/ONECOL.jpg

gnome 07-20-20 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21596794)
gnome I had no idea that you had that type of landscape available to you. Beautiful!

yep. A twenty minute cycle gets me to the beach. A two hour drive gets me to the mountains. It's pretty good.

MoAlpha 07-20-20 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21597680)
I have some ladies chamois cream for special occasions. It's a nice change of pace from generic Performance Bikes tub of goo.

https://content.backcountry.com/imag...003/ONECOL.jpg

I'm going to try that next!

WhyFi 07-20-20 01:52 PM

So I'm in the car, taking the kids out to a park to explore and get a little exercise. We're sitting at a light, fourth car back. Light turns green, first two cars go. Third car, just in front me, sits for about another 5 count before I give a single, brief beep. Driver finally looks up, presumably from a phone, takes their foot off the brake and flips me the bird while pulling away. One block away, at the next intersection, said car gets in to the left turn lane. All of the traffic in front of us cleared while the other driver was staring at the phone, which means that I pull right up alongside.

"Do you have a ******g problem?" the middle-aged, white lady says as I look in her direction.

"Yeah - the car in front of me wasn't paying attention and I didn't think that I'd get through that last green."

"You're a real *******, you know that? Just mind your business."

"Maybe you should pay attention to the road when you're behind the wheel."

"**** you!"

"Yeah. Have a nice day, Karen."

Oh, that one landed. That one landed squarely. It took her a second to process, but when it did, she could only manage an unhinged laugh while sporadically honking and saying, "you like that? Honk your horn! Honk your horn! Beep away!" :twitchy:

SwtBadger 07-20-20 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21597698)
Karen "**** you!"

:twitchy:

Nice role model for the kids in the back. And you all say us Badgers east of the river have issues :foo:

LesterOfPuppets 07-20-20 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21597420)
I notice chamois cream threads every now and then. In spite of having ridden for many years I have never felt the need or desire to use it.

If it's not broke, don't fix it. Right? That's what I am thinking, but I sometimes have this thing I recently learned is called FOMO*.

*Fear Of Missing Out

For rides longer than an hour I'll almost always slather some on. For shorter rides, flip a coin.

SwtBadger 07-20-20 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21597420)
I notice chamois cream threads every now and then. In spite of having ridden for many years I have never felt the need or desire to use it.

At the beginning of the season any rides ~30+ miles need and then rarely thereafter depending. I try to use sparingly so as toughed that area up. My pedal stroke must not be even as only need on one side.


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