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phrantic09 04-08-20 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408412)
There's a lot at Ancestry.com, obviously. I searched around on the internets an lucked out on my surname line as it had already been researched back to the 1500s. There are serious genealogists out there.

The counties in AZ are giant, though.


Oh.

I wasn't buzzed, but I had a Dodge roar by by this evening causing the ground to shake and man I love those guys.


i find that generally rally there are two types of drivers that are the culprits, “truck stuff” guys and twenty-somethings who’s car smells like pot when they pass

phrantic09 04-08-20 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21408417)
You need a camera

just got a varia so at least I’ll have more warning


also for for disclosure I may have yelled at him that he was a small ****, **** face after it happened

LAJ 04-08-20 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21408425)
ORLY? I don't know that I've even been in the state. What do they do - park themselves in the left lane like most in the midwest?

Yeah man. Watch for the plates with a prancing horse on them. The big city is quite the conundrum, as is merging. Though, merging seems to be a lost art nationwide, so no shade thrown there, I suppose.

abshipp 04-08-20 09:04 PM

I saw an Eastern Bluebird yesterday on my ride.

Absolutely made my day :)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fb2a9c1930.jpg
(not my photo)

LAJ 04-08-20 09:22 PM

Indy saw some chickens today, and that made her day.

Velo Vol 04-08-20 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21408444)
I saw an Eastern Bluebird yesterday on my ride.

I'm so out of shape (or whatever) that I'm not fully appreciating the spring beauty out on the roads.

Sad.

WhyFi 04-08-20 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21408441)
Yeah man. Watch for the plates with a prancing horse on them. The big city is quite the conundrum, as is merging. Though, merging seems to be a lost art nationwide, so no shade thrown there, I suppose.

You know that whisper game, where someone whispers something to the person next to them and then it's passed on and on, getting tweaked slightly here and there, until it reaches the last person and it's been twisted in to something nonsensical? Yeah, I feel like that's what's happened with driving, and the people in the midwest were the last to get the message.

It started out as "the left lane is the passing lane." Then it morphed to, "the left lane is the fast lane." If that's true, the next obvious step is "the right lane is the slow lane," right? A little later down the line, you get to the midwestern "don't use the right lane unless you think that your car might fall apart at any moment."

There are times that I can be on an interstate and see a dozen cars or more ahead of me and a dozen or more behind, yet no one in the right lane with me for more than a half mile in either direction. It's mind-boggling.

rjones28 04-08-20 09:48 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408285)
Capitalize. Your. Names. On. Strava.

why

Velo Vol 04-08-20 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21408458)
Indy saw some chickens today, and that made her day.

Same. It did not make my day.

Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21408487)
why

It looks like I'm in a club with Gen Zers.

WhyFi 04-08-20 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408489)
It looks like I'm in a club with Gen Zers.

I mean... :innocent:

LesterOfPuppets 04-08-20 10:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408489)
Same. It did not make my day.

It looks like I'm in a club with Gen Zers.

You're making me want to make mine lowercase now. maybe even use 3s as Es

lest3r

hmm. I like it!

Oooh, I got 3rd place in the longest ride contest last week. I might have to cook up something special this weekend and get the gold!!!

LesterOfPuppets 04-08-20 10:31 PM

Oh yes, I like it so much, I'm making business cards now! :bday:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3a5fce54ef.jpg

ls01 04-09-20 03:07 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408285)
Capitalize. Your. Names. On. Strava.

no

ls01 04-09-20 03:16 AM

Looks like a trainer day today. 40's and rain.

Pirkaus 04-09-20 04:27 AM

My SIL, a firefighter, has to quarantine for 2 weeks, 3 members of his company tested positive. He was already home with my daughter and 4 month old grandson, to say my wife and I are worried, does not begin to describe the feelings.
Please everyone, be careful and keep the distance.

Bah Humbug 04-09-20 04:39 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21408666)
My SIL, a firefighter, has to quarantine for 2 weeks, 3 members of his company tested positive. He was already home with my daughter and 4 month old grandson, to say my wife and I are worried, does not begin to describe the feelings.
Please everyone, be careful and keep the distance.

:(:hug:

MoAlpha 04-09-20 04:57 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21408666)
My SIL, a firefighter, has to quarantine for 2 weeks, 3 members of his company tested positive. He was already home with my daughter and 4 month old grandson, to say my wife and I are worried, does not begin to describe the feelings.
Please everyone, be careful and keep the distance.

Yikes. Good thoughts from here.

datlas 04-09-20 05:20 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21408444)
I saw an Eastern Bluebird yesterday on my ride.

Absolutely made my day :)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fb2a9c1930.jpg
(not my photo)

Jackie has become an avid bird-watcher.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6fcd8979a.jpeg

Bah Humbug 04-09-20 05:30 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21408701)
Jackie has become an avid bird-watcher.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6fcd8979a.jpeg

At one time long ago, when I was young and poor, we lived in a first-floor half-sunken apartment, and the windows all viewed a barren rocky slope. I took to scattering large amounts of various birdseed and rodent pellets onto it so my poor boy at least had lots of wildlife to watch.

Then there was a time we were in a second-floor apartment (after we had to move out of the first because it got mold-infested) and he saw a deer in the empty adjacent lot. He immediately adopted the posture that he wanted to go hunt it, not really understanding perspective.

I miss him. :(

seedsbelize 04-09-20 05:31 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408275)
I've heard this is common with male cats. My guy drinks lots of water, does that help or is it not related. Years ago a friend told me he salted his cat's food to try and get him to drink more.

Spot was enjoying my cup of green tea this morning, before moving on to the communal(dogs) water bowl. He drank a lot at both venues. I, of course, had to get a new cup for myself.

LAJ 04-09-20 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21408484)
You know that whisper game, where someone whispers something to the person next to them and then it's passed on and on, getting tweaked slightly here and there, until it reaches the last person and it's been twisted in to something nonsensical? Yeah, I feel like that's what's happened with driving, and the people in the midwest were the last to get the message.

It started out as "the left lane is the passing lane." Then it morphed to, "the left lane is the fast lane." If that's true, the next obvious step is "the right lane is the slow lane," right? A little later down the line, you get to the midwestern "don't use the right lane unless you think that your car might fall apart at any moment."

There are times that I can be on an interstate and see a dozen cars or more ahead of me and a dozen or more behind, yet no one in the right lane with me for more than a half mile in either direction. It's mind-boggling.

I know that game well, and you nailed it.

LAJ 04-09-20 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408489)
Same. It did not make my day.

You're not a Sharpei, you're a mouse the was a bear, at one time. Though, you're a Vol through and through.

Chickens are quite the mystery to her. They don't move like a squirrel, rabbit, or cat - they move funny. They come up to the fence to look at her, and don't seem afraid. Not at all normal behavior at all.

bampilot06 04-09-20 06:23 AM

The hotel gyms are closed, and I would like to know why?

Before I sound like a complete idiot, let me explain my reasoning.
Most hotels that I have the pleasure of staying at the gyms are extremely small, and 9 times out of 10 I would be the only person in there. They always have wipes to wipe down equipment, and almost all of them have hand sanitizer present as well.
Shouldn’t this be something you do at your own risk? If I got to the gym and people were in it during this crisis I would opt out, but if I was the only one in there I don’t see the issue. Plus, if I gets the virus, I wouldn’t know where it came from, nor could I ever prove that it came from the gym.
I tried arguing this at a couple different hotels, and got no where.

Am I out of place here?

rjones28 04-09-20 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408285)
Capitalize. Your. Names. On. Strava.

Also, too much punctuation.

rjones28 04-09-20 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21408523)
Oh yes, I like it so much, I'm making business cards now! :bday:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3a5fce54ef.jpg

The asterisk is a nice touch.


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