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LesterOfPuppets 04-24-20 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21437410)
So if you sell a wheel set you immediately plow the proceeds into $USO?

Uhhh. no. I do have a couple of energy stocks, however.

I don't believe I've ever sold a wheelset in my life.

LAJ 04-24-20 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21437467)
I don't believe I've ever sold a wheelset in my life.

IKR?? That's such an odd question.

datlas 04-25-20 03:49 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21437382)
The home button no longer works on my phone. What a pain

There is a way to get a virtual home button on your screen. Just ask google.

datlas 04-25-20 04:42 AM

Time to ride.

Bah Humbug 04-25-20 05:58 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21437382)
The home button no longer works on my phone. What a pain

As @datlas said, you can add a virtual home button to your screen. However, when my home button stopped working, it meant that a chip or board or connection was dying and the entire phone was not long for this world. Especially in light of the current situation, I'd be preparing a replacement or backup plan.

seedsbelize 04-25-20 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21437395)
Why would anyone leave a field fallow for 25 years? Or even five years? Even if you had a huge amount of land and could afford that, it would become all overgrown again.

That's the point. Store up all that nutrition in the plants and trees. Then when you come back and slash and burn it, the ash is highly concentrared. Enough for two seasons. With low population density it works beautifully.
Slash and burn 101

seedsbelize 04-25-20 06:38 AM

The army ants are on the move, as a result of all the burning. You don't want to get bit by the army ants, as they pack a punch. But not to worry. The anis(birds) monitor said ants and forage on either the ants themselves, or the critters fleeing them. Army ants fan out over the area they are traversing and consume every lving thing that can't get away. Scorpions, cockroaches, small rodents, etc.
Slash and burn 101

seedsbelize 04-25-20 06:53 AM

The last several orders I've received from Amazon have all been delivered DHL. They must've put the kabosh on FedEx entirely.

seedsbelize 04-25-20 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21437733)
As @datlas said, you can add a virtual home button to your screen. However, when my home button stopped working, it meant that a chip or board or connection was dying and the entire phone was not long for this world. Especially in light of the current situation, I'd be preparing a replacement or backup plan.

And I can't download from the play store either. Even after following the fixes provided. You might just be correct here.
How would I go about transferring all my files to a safe place in preparation?

Bah Humbug 04-25-20 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21437813)
And I can't download from the play store either. Even after following the fixes provided. You might just be correct here.
How would I go about transferring all my files to a safe place in preparation?

Play store meaning this is an Android? Try doing a search - there should be a desktop app from the manufacturer that will do the backup. It was an iPhone that died on me, and their home buttons were famous for dying like all the time. And that also means I can't say for sure if there's a software home button available, either.

Bah Humbug 04-25-20 08:48 AM

And while this morning's run was the best I've had in a while, it was also the first time I ran into the issue of two people out for a "socially-distant" paired run six feet apart coming at me, with no way to be safe. Fortunately, there was no traffic so I kicked way out into the lane, but damn it people.

Velo Vol 04-25-20 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21437753)
That's the point. Store up all that nutrition in the plants and trees. Then when you come back and slash and burn it, the ash is highly concentrared. Enough for two seasons. With low population density it works beautifully.
Slash and burn 101

Maybe they'll catch up with the last couple centuries and figure out crop rotation.

indyfabz 04-25-20 09:01 AM

For LoP


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...623f061eb.jpeg

abshipp 04-25-20 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21437926)
Maybe they'll catch up with the last couple centuries and figure out crop rotation.

But isn't letting a field lay fallow the same thing?

I mean, you can't sell what grows except as hay, but it's the same principle.

Velo Vol 04-25-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21438011)
But isn't letting a field lay fallow the same thing?

I mean, you can't sell what grows except as hay, but it's the same principle.

I'm no farmer but the idea is that some crops are complimentary, replenishing to the soil what the previous one depleted.

Velo Vol 04-25-20 10:33 AM

Most of the "farms" I ride by are just hayfields with cows and horses and stuff.

datlas 04-25-20 10:58 AM

Good ride. Not too hard, not too easy. Not too short, not too long. Just right.

datlas 04-25-20 11:01 AM

On my ride I did see a group of 4 riders in team kit for a local racing club. They were riding more or less in a pace line, i.e., quite unsafe given COVID19 situation. They may be serous cyclists, but also seriously foolish.

I did not wave. I bet that taught them a lesson!

Bah Humbug 04-25-20 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21438024)
I'm no farmer but the idea is that some crops are complimentary, replenishing to the soil what the previous one depleted.

Peanuts, George Washington Carver, all that middle school stuff.

Velo Vol 04-25-20 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21438064)
Peanuts, George Washington Carver, all that middle school stuff.

Do they grow peanuts in Belize?

rjones28 04-25-20 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21438062)
On my ride I did see a group of 4 riders in team kit for a local racing club. They were riding more or less in a pace line, i.e., quite unsafe given COVID19 situation. They may be serous cyclists, but also seriously foolish.

I did not wave. I bet that taught them a lesson!

Our local club just sent an email blast, social media post, list-serv notice. Apparently, folks around here are having trouble with the whole social distancing concept.

datlas 04-25-20 11:32 AM

Several of my club mates are also doing informal group rides. I already told them that’s effing stupid but I can’t fix stupid. Sad!

WhyFi 04-25-20 11:41 AM

The cake baking, while mom slept in, went off without a hitch. Then these two took care of the finishing touches after lunch (excuse the we-haven't-been-out-in-several-weeks messy house).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f146d8a63.jpg

datlas 04-25-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21438107)
The cake baking, while mom slept in, went off without a hitch. Then these two took care of the finishing touches after lunch (excuse the we-haven't-been-out-in-several-weeks messy house).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f146d8a63.jpg

:bday:

Bah Humbug 04-25-20 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21438107)
The cake baking, while mom slept in, went off without a hitch. Then these two took care of the finishing touches after lunch (excuse the we-haven't-been-out-in-several-weeks messy house).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f146d8a63.jpg

High quality picture in every way.

Trsnrtr 04-25-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21438107)
The cake baking, while mom slept in, went off without a hitch. Then these two took care of the finishing touches after lunch (excuse the we-haven't-been-out-in-several-weeks messy house).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f146d8a63.jpg

:love:

Velo Vol 04-25-20 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21438107)

Kudos. But this finishing touch ruined what looks to be a perfectly good cake. SMH.

Velo Vol 04-25-20 01:32 PM

My alma mater is having a "virtual 5k" tomorrow. People enter their times on a Google form. They're not even asking for Strava or other proof. Sad.

Should I enter one of my walks for the drawing?

Bah Humbug 04-25-20 01:34 PM

Hmm... my laptop screen just went black for a few seconds. That's not reassuring.

seedsbelize 04-25-20 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21437926)
Maybe they'll catch up with the last couple centuries and figure out crop rotation.

The misunderstanding here is that they live in, and on the edge of the rainforest, and are planting with digging sticks on land that is sometimes difficult to walk, due to the steepness. Under those conditions, slash and burn is the best method out there. Under Low Population Densities.


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