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BillyD 05-15-20 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21477043)
Based on a short aside I heard in a podcast the other day, bluejays are mean, too.

Yep, they do tend to bully smaller birds, who in turn hire peregrines to exact revenge. Itís rough out there.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21477135)
Yep, they do tend to bully smaller birds, who in turn hire peregrines to exact revenge. Itís rough out there.

They were talking about this. Looks like they exaggerated the prevalence.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue_Jay/overview


Blue Jays are known to take and eat eggs and nestlings of other birds, but we donít know how common this is. In an extensive study of Blue Jay feeding habits, only 1% of jays had evidence of eggs or birds in their stomachs. Most of their diet was composed of insects and nuts.

Lemond1985 05-15-20 03:22 PM


In an extensive study of Blue Jay feeding habits, only 1% of jays had evidence of eggs or birds in their stomachs.
Gross, did they hire some kids to shoot a bunch of them with bb guns? :wtf:

datlas 05-15-20 03:24 PM

It’s too hot.

Heathpack 05-15-20 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21476051)
Knife bar is ready for duty. With the finish, knives are staying put beautifully - no slipping, but they're not a bear to pull off, either.

(excuse the ****ty lighting in this corner of the kitchen)
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...17c6cea8d9.jpg

Nice block.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477168)
Itís too hot.

Not here.

Heathpack 05-15-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21476194)
A group of my cycling friends are doing an informal group ride to Lancaster and back, it will be a century. I was invited too.

I told them no thanks.

I did NOT tell them I think it's foolish and premature to have a group ride like that. I believe there are going to be 6-8 riders. They claim they will be socially distancing but I expect that won't happen.

I am trying not to judge people, but it's hard not to when you see educated and intelligent people do things that are potentially dangerous.

Itís a tough call. I err on the side of sometimes saying a little, because I feel like not saying anything implies you think what theyíre doing is ok. And when youíre a doctor (youíre seen so more than I, although veterinarians arguably get more training in population med and epidemiology than physicians do) and you let something seem ok, itís not the same impact as a layperson letting it seem ok. No one reads much into their layperson friend giving tacit approval to a health-related decision.

So I do speak up. Not always, but enough that people know Iím still not doing unnecessary out & about stuff and why.

Its not always well received. But thatís how the cookie crumbles. I kind of feel like Iíve gotten a lot of advantages in life by being a veterinarian. As a veterinarian, I swore an oath to protect public health. Now the day has come when Iím asked to live up to that oath. I donít feel like I have any choice but to do so. It would feel weird to me to take the good from my profession but not be willing to pay the price with the bad parts.

Not saying thatís what you should do. Definitely thereís an argument that you can catch more flies with honey. And if itís people I know will disregard what I say with contempt, I sometimes just say Iím not riding with anyone else right now because Iím exposed to a lot of people at work and I donít want to be a source of infection to others. That gets the point across without the hackles going up that Iím criticizing their behavior.

datlas 05-15-20 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21477185)
Not here.

Itís about 82F. Feels too hot.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477193)
Itís about 82F. Feels great.

Same and fixed.

bampilot06 05-15-20 03:54 PM

88 today, if it wasnít for the wind I would be too hot.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:56 PM

We'll never kill the viruses at 60F.

seedsbelize 05-15-20 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477193)
Itís about 82F. Feels too hot.

Long sleeve weather

seedsbelize 05-15-20 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21477213)
We'll never kill the viruses at 60F.

We're not killing them at 105F either.

datlas 05-15-20 04:13 PM

It’s not heat that works, it’s policy. Look at NZ/OZ or South Korea for good examples.

I won’t say more because P&R.

datlas 05-15-20 04:23 PM

Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477241)
I wonít say more because P&R.

Come on over. There's some bored people there. :innocent:

bampilot06 05-15-20 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477253)
Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.

who is chris froome?

datlas 05-15-20 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21477264)
who is chris froome?

Some cyclist who needs to lose a few pounds.

Bah Humbug 05-15-20 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477253)
Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.

And 175 followers in the Tour. Heyo!

I'm just going to embrace my dad-joke future.

Trsnrtr 05-15-20 04:52 PM

Damn, I need a haircut. When working, I had a standing three week appointment and went to four weeks after I retired. It's now been 10 weeks and my hair is thick and curly. I'm looking like a seedy ne'er-do-well. :D

seedsbelize 05-15-20 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477241)
Itís not heat that works, itís policy. Look at NZ/OZ or South Korea for good examples.

I wonít say more because P&R.

I won't either. Central Mexico has similar issues.

Pirkaus 05-15-20 04:57 PM

For those of you that have no ticks, I'd be happy to send you some. :D We have more than enough to go around, fast free shipping.
PM me for offer details.

bampilot06 05-15-20 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477273)
Some cyclist who needs to lose a few pounds.


sounds like every other cyclist I know. Doesnít sound like itís worth to follow.

Pirkaus 05-15-20 05:03 PM

When the Cooper's hawk shows up, all the song birds around the condo disappear. It's almost eerie how quickly it happens.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21477306)
sounds like every other cyclist I know. Doesnít sound like itís worth to follow.

Other than people you know, what constitutes a good follow on Strava?


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