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LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22291550)
#3 gets my vote
#HighTailItOutOfThere

I only turned around once, when a really big one was stretched out all the way across the trail and wouldn't move after I stomped and threw 5 or 6 rocks in its general direction, so I just said screw it, I don't need to go see that lake that badly.

big john 11-01-21 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22291550)
#3 gets my vote
#HighTailItOutOfThere

Chosen that option twice when I've seen mountain lions.

indyfabz 11-01-21 11:03 AM

lplo again. WTH

genejockey 11-01-21 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22291550)
#3 gets my vote
#HighTailItOutOfThere

The one MUP I ever ride on (because it parallels a freeway and there was no other route to get where I want to go) is pretty wide, but there's kind of a choke point, and right at that choke point one morning, I saw a cyclist heading toward me was stopped, so I stopped. In between us there was a snake stretched out across the trail, presumably warming up - it was a cool, damp morning. The other guy said it might be a juvenile rattler, and I had no reason to disagree. So I took my old Zefal HPX frame pump, extended it fully, flicked the lever out to make a hook, and got it under the snake, gently lifting it into the brush beside the trail.

Can't do THAT with a minipump or a CO2 inflater!

indyfabz 11-01-21 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22291553)
It was a total ****show and the game, as a whole, says more about the Vikings coaching than it does anything else (Cowboys included). We have the personnel to contend for a title, but we have a play-calling philosophy that belongs in the 80s.

At least they are not the Lions. They made the Eagles look awesome.

big john 11-01-21 11:07 AM

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...aa&oe=61852369

LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22291584)

Unless you're tall, then you might opt for headbutting the sign instead of a pole :)

big john 11-01-21 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22291590)
Unless you're tall, then you might opt for headbutting the sign instead of a pole :)

You probably wouldn't want to go through there on your Eliptigo.

WhyFi 11-01-21 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22291565)
I wasn't sure if Cousins was that bad or if there just wasn't any communication or what was going on.

He's actually quite good, unleashed. He's got a beautiful deep ball and in the previous two games, he's lead three game-winning drives in the 4th quarter/OT (the FG kicker missed one, sending it in to OT, Cousins promptly want back down the field and got the TD instead).

Zim just has them playing the game in a manner to keep the score low. The philosophy pretty much seems to be, "well, we win 70% of the games where we keep the opponent under 20 pts, so let's concentrate on that." Unless they're really behind the 8-ball, he wants them chewing up the clock on offense - pounding the run and dinking and dunking the pass. Sure, that keeps games low-scoring, but it also keeps opponents close enough for anything to happen - look at any of their games this year for evidence of that. Once the Vikes fail to move the chains on an attempted 8min, 15-play drive, they have to give the ball over to an opponent that's always within striking distance.

Someone needs to point out to Zim that the Vikings win 100% of the games in which they out-score their opponents. :rolleyes:

genejockey 11-01-21 11:27 AM

I've become a typical Californian - stress out through August, September and October about fire, celebrate the first rain when it comes, then a week later start resenting rainy days. Only took 40 years.

Of course, it's good to have actual rain. A few years ago, one year when I was riding a lot but not as much as the last two years, I was building up to a "Ride Your Age" ride for my birthday, which is in mid-November. I'd built up to a 55 mile ride, and had planned my route for 61 miles, even planned to take the day off of work. Then in mid October we got hit with heavy smoke, and it lasted for most of the next month - fires to the North of us, and the offshore flow would push the smoke out over the ocean. Then onshore flow would blow it into the Bay Area.

It was essentially unrideable for weeks, and literally the first day when the air wasn't hazardous was my birthday, which was also the first storm of the season and then it seemed like we had storms every weekend for the rest of the month.

WhyFi 11-01-21 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22291553)
It was a total ****show and the game, as a whole, says more about the Vikings coaching than it does anything else (Cowboys included). We have the personnel to contend for a title, but we have a play-calling philosophy that belongs in the 80s.

I guess we can add "****show" to the "I would have thought that would be censored" list.

WhyFi 11-01-21 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22291583)
At least they are not the Lions. They made the Eagles look awesome.

We needed last-minute heroics to beat the Lions a few weeks ago. This is what I mean about taking the air out of the ball and letting opponents hang around, even when they have no business hangin' around.

genejockey 11-01-21 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22291630)
I guess we can add "****show" to the "I would have thought that would be censored" list.

inorite?

LesterOfPuppets 11-01-21 11:36 AM

ATTN Ford fans:

Kanye's fleet from the ranch he's selling are up for auction

https://www.mbauction.com/auctions/1...=6&pageSize=48

datlas 11-01-21 11:41 AM

So one of my friends was riding home after the Sunday ride, the roads were wet and he was 1/4 mile from home, a pedestrian walking on the WRONG side of the road (ie on the right side) made a U-turn without looking right as my friend was coming by, which caused him to take evasive action and he went down. He was not badly injured. He yelled at the woman that she should look before she turns around, but she apparently told him the crash was HIS fault because he was going "too fast."

Apparently the difference of opinion escalated to back-forth arguments on some "Next Door" website which sounds like FaceBook but defined by neighborhood. Sad.

WhyFi 11-01-21 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22291653)
Apparently the difference of opinion escalated to back-forth arguments on some "Next Door" website which sounds like FaceBook but defined by neighborhood. Sad.

Nextdoor is the place to go when you want to disabuse yourself of the notion that you live in a neighborhood filled with lovely people. Spoiler alert: you have some ******g awful neighbors and you should consider moving... just don't look at Nextdoor after you move. :innocent:

Velo Vol 11-01-21 12:13 PM

Velo Vol Estates Nextdoor, probably.

"Has anyone seen that cyclist on Velo Vol Street? He's fast!"

"He rides up the hill like there's nothing there. Amazing."

"I wish I was in shape like that!"

Mojo31 11-01-21 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22291711)
Velo Vol Estates Nextdoor, probably.

"Has anyone seen that cyclist on Velo Vol Street? He's fast!"

"He rides up the hill like there's nothing there. Amazing."

"I wish I was in shape like that!"

I'll bet you could star in your own pron flick.

BillyD 11-01-21 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22291711)
Velo Vol Estates Nextdoor, probably.

"Has anyone seen that cyclist on Velo Vol Street? He's fast!"

"He rides up the hill like there's nothing there. Amazing."

"I wish I was in shape like that!"

”Looks like a sex offender to me.”

Alert.

genejockey 11-01-21 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22291686)
Nextdoor is the place to go when you want to disabuse yourself of the notion that you live in a neighborhood filled work lovely people. Spoiler alert: you have some ******g awful neighbors and you should consider moving... just don't look at Nextdoor after you move. :innocent:

It does make me wonder whether it's just the same sort of person who's attracted to ****posting on both Facebook and Nextdoor.

genejockey 11-01-21 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22291734)
Alert.

"But look how nicely his bars are wrapped!"

BillyD 11-01-21 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22291738)
"But look how nicely his bars are wrapped!"

“Yes, nice. Too nice. A sure fire sign.”

WhyFi 11-01-21 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22291735)
It does make me wonder whether it's just the same sort of person who's attracted to ****posting on both Facebook and Nextdoor.

I guess. The thing that struck me, in my case, was the xenophobia/thinly-veiled racism in my "progressive" neighborhood. "Three young black guys walked by early this morning. They were wearing hoodies and they didn't really respond when I said 'good morning.' I just got the wrong feeling from that, so I tried to follow them from a distance, but I lost them. Should I call the cops?" This is, unfortunately, the paraphrasing of an actual post on ND that turned in to a raging dumpster fire and hastened my departure.

genejockey 11-01-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22291758)
I guess. The thing that struck me, in my case, was the xenophobia/thinly-veiled racism in my "progressive" neighborhood. "Three young black guys walked by early this morning. They were wearing hoodies and they didn't really respond when I said 'good morning.' I just got the wrong feeling from that, so I tried to follow them from a distance, but I lost them. Should I call the cops?" This is, unfortunately, the paraphrasing of an actual post on ND that turned in to a raging dumpster fire and hastened my departure.

smh.

genejockey 11-01-21 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22291745)
“Yes, nice. Too nice. A sure fire sign.”

Firesign?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...772fcaa796.jpg


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