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Bah Humbug 04-08-20 06:57 PM


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.

Sadly it is common, yes. Heathpack would know better, but my boy got his within weeks of moving to the heavily-calcified water of central Texas. I really really doubt that getting them to drink more, via salt or otherwise, would help. If the stones or crystals form, they'll cause blockages, and depending on type they may not be dissolved by diet. That's when you get into the surgery.

Velo Vol 04-08-20 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by berner (Post 21408005)
"The Unknown Secrets of Bristol Herein Revealed"

wut

big john 04-08-20 07:03 PM

Today our mayor said all city parks will be closed on Easter.
He also said hate crimes against Asian people will be fully prosecuted. That's a thing now.

Velo Vol 04-08-20 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408293)
He also said hate crimes against Asian people will be fully prosecuted. That's a thing now.

Are you Asian?

big john 04-08-20 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408296)
Are you Asian?

German/Welsh.

abshipp 04-08-20 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21408257)
I do think Netflix has something with only using a single tier of content.

Yeah, ask our bank account how it feels about that :twitchy:

Velo Vol 04-08-20 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408300)
German/Welsh.

I'm Canadian/Pennsylvanian.

Pirkaus 04-08-20 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21407196)
With teleportation, all that would be meaningless

Until Windows crashes, you you never get reassembled :roflmao2:

Velo Vol 04-08-20 07:18 PM

SMH. LesterOfPuppets


big john 04-08-20 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408302)
I'm Canadian/Pennsylvanian.

Find that out from Ancestry.com?

Velo Vol 04-08-20 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408310)
Find that out from Ancestry.com?

I was recently there and found a tree I believe I'm related to. One presumed PA ancestor must have been named for the Union general (he was born in 1863). Only it's spelled George McClelland, not George McCellan. :foo:

big john 04-08-20 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408331)
I was recently there and found a tree I believe I'm related to. One presumed PA ancestor must have been named for the Union general (he was born in 1863). Only it's spelled George McClelland, not George McCellan. :foo:

Don't really know much about my heritage. Mom's parents came from Germany. I was born in Cleveland. That's about it.

LesterOfPuppets 04-08-20 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408309)

Yeah I know. I'm definitely in a county with too many people.

WhyFi 04-08-20 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21408309)

Huh. I would have thunk North Dakota for lowest population.

phrantic09 04-08-20 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21407897)
Many cyclists are incapable of riding solo. That would mean being alone with their thoughts.

I do 99.99999% solo without Covid. The last group ride I went on was 2016 and it barely classifies since it was a “race”

Pushing myself until I’m about to puke is my way of unloading the stress from the day. I’m also out of shape and don’t want to hold anyone back.

phrantic09 04-08-20 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21407887)
I’ve noticed more close passes these last few rides as well. Not sure if it’s people out of work not used to seeing cyclist, or maybe they think we shouldn’t be on the road?

I haven’t seen an increase, but the close passes seem more egregious now. Had a guy buzz me in his giant ram a few nights ago and then back up at a corner to try and knock me down

Velo Vol 04-08-20 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21408347)
Don't really know much about my heritage. Mom's parents came from Germany. I was born in Cleveland. That's about it.

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.


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21408352)
Yeah I know. I'm definitely in a county with too many people.

The counties in AZ are giant, though.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21408382)
Had a guy buzz me in his giant ram a few nights ago and then back up at a corner to try and knock me down

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.

LAJ 04-08-20 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21408368)
Huh. I would have thunk North Dakota for lowest population.

Good thing there aren't many. 99% of them have no idea what the left lane is for on a highway.

LAJ 04-08-20 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21408382)
I haven’t seen an increase, but the close passes seem more egregious now. Had a guy buzz me in his giant ram a few nights ago and then back up at a corner to try and knock me down

You need a camera

WhyFi 04-08-20 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21408414)
Good thing there aren't many. 99% of them have no idea what the left lane is for on a highway.

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?

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:


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