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ls01 04-20-20 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21429265)
Gas is $15.89/ liter, down from a high in the 22 range. We don't need no stinkin competition

Is that dollars?

BillyD 04-20-20 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21428997)
Someone told me they saw a woman with a hole cut in her mask so she could smoke.

Poor tormented soul. I feel for her, Iíve been there.

seedsbelize 04-20-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429259)
I'm trying to be the bigger man about the driver. While I was lying in the street she asked me several times what I was doing in the middle of the street. I was on the "bike path" it crosses a street. She turned onto it and got me. I realize she was in shock etc. It was still not easy to stop my mouth from giving her what for.

One would hope she lost her license. My folks were still driving into their 90s. It got to the point that I would no longer ride with eithet of them.

WhyFi 04-20-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429259)
I'm trying to be the bigger man about the driver. While I was lying in the street she asked me several times what I was doing in the middle of the street. I was on the "bike path" it crosses a street. She turned onto it and got me. I realize she was in shock etc. It was still not easy to stop my mouth from giving her what for.

Oof.

ls01 04-20-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21429275)
Poor tormented soul. I feel for her, Iíve been there.

was pretty common on construction sites too. Back in the day.

ls01 04-20-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429280)
was pretty common on construction sites too. Back in the day.

Dont ask me how I know

seedsbelize 04-20-20 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429273)
Is that dollars?

Pesos. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to the dollar

WhyFi 04-20-20 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21429250)
For the most part they can charge whatever they want.

Just based on my own driving in the last month, or rather the distinct lack thereof, a part of me wonders if they were concerned about bumping up against the shelf-life of the fuel that they had in the tanks.

big john 04-20-20 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21429290)
Just based on my own driving in the last month, or rather the distinct lack thereof, a part of me wonders if they were concerned about bumping up against the shelf-life of the fuel that they had in the tanks.

I don't know how long they can keep it in those tanks until it gets stale but I'd bet most of them don't care. I worked at a number of gas stations. One thing that surprised me is the tanker truck drivers told us about dumping regular gas in the high-test tanks.

big john 04-20-20 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21429275)
Poor tormented soul. I feel for her, Iíve been there.

When I started riding I used to carry cigarettes in my seat bag. Bumpy rides would shake the tobacco loose and some of it would fall out. My friend brought cigs along on our dirt bike rides and sometimes when we stopped he had a pile of loose tobacco and some hollow paper tubes.

Velo Vol 04-20-20 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21429290)
Just based on my own driving in the last month, or rather the distinct lack thereof, a part of me wonders if they were concerned about bumping up against the shelf-life of the fuel that they had in the tanks.

Gas should store for a few months, so I don't believe that explains pricing at your local station (unless in extremely seasonal market).

ls01 04-20-20 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21429277)
One would hope she lost her license. My folks were still driving into their 90s. It got to the point that I would no longer ride with eithet of them.

I hope that when that day comes, I will be able to say enough. I understand it's hard to give up mobility but the consequences are to big.
The hard part for me is I never saw the car. There was a cyclist standing over his bike, texting or adjusting his computer. I looked up and saw his reaction and knew I was in trouble by the expression on his face. I looked down and saw the bumper just as it hit my leg.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58b0ee0758.jpg
3 days later the outline of the bumper in my leg
It happened in a flash. I know my perception is most likely squed, but I know it was a Buick Le Sabre from the bumper and grill I saw in that flash.

BillyD 04-20-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429114)
I think this weekend was the first time anyone could get a test, without going through hurdles.

Going through hurdles can be tough. It's much better to go over them.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62733e529e.png

ls01 04-20-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21429288)
Pesos. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to the dollar

whew, thought you might be in Canada.

abshipp 04-20-20 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21429111)
Yes it is a possibly snooty medical term. But I am not as snooty as some of those physicians who pronounce centimeter as "sohn-ti-meter," that's really over the top IMO. One of my partners does it. :rolleyes:

I have never heard anyone pronounce it that way.

Although, if I wasn't involved in cycling, I can't really imagine hearing anyone around me say the word "centimeter" at all. Living in the Midwest and in manufacturing means that my life is completely dominated by SAE measurement.

MoAlpha 04-20-20 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429145)
...shaking uncontrolably. Was frightening.


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21429246)
kudos. Don't spend it all in one place.
I was trembling uncontrollably while having my finger stitched up.

Early shock. Take it seriously if you ever see it again.

BillyD 04-20-20 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429259)
I'm trying to be the bigger man about the driver. While I was lying in the street she asked me several times what I was doing in the middle of the street. I was on the "bike path" it crosses a street. She turned onto it and got me. I realize she was in shock etc. It was still not easy to stop my mouth from giving her what for.

Did you use the F and B words? I would have been spewing F and B words.

Velo Vol 04-20-20 12:11 PM

LOL

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9505e5061.jpeg

datlas 04-20-20 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21429357)
I have never heard anyone pronounce it that way.

Although, if I wasn't involved in cycling, I can't really imagine hearing anyone around me say the word "centimeter" at all. Living in the Midwest and in manufacturing means that my life is completely dominated by SAE measurement.

I never heard it until medical school. I have since heard it occasionally. I think it's a snooty physician affectation that I reckon is inspired by the French pronunciation of centimeter. I studied Physics in a previous life and NEVER heard anyone, even the top PhD's in the field, say it that way.

BillyD 04-20-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21429333)
When I started riding I used to carry cigarettes in my seat bag.

So did I. I would stop for a rest and light one up. :eek:
Sometimes when I really wanted to look cool around the girls, I'd be riding and smoking at the same time. :eek: :crash:

ls01 04-20-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21429367)
Did you use the F and B words? I would have been spewing F and B words.

I asked the witness to get her t.f away from me. I didnt speak to her cuz she was behind me and I had 2 nurses holding my head still at that time. They were on the way to the hospital for their shift, and saw the commotion. Yes, I was very lucky.

bampilot06 04-20-20 12:16 PM

gas is a whopping 1.49 at my locals sams.

abshipp 04-20-20 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21429116)
I actually get a few hours of real pleasure from a good workout, in addition to the reduction in anxiety. My wife, who was a varsity team athlete in college and works out regularly, doesn't get that. She finds the acute process neutral at best. I read somewhere that the exercise-pleasure (rat wheel) trait is demonstrably heritable.

I can't say that I've got that trait. I like riding bikes, and I do generally feel good after a ride because of that, but more of just a "that was fun" type feeling rather than anything euphoric.

What I do get is massively tired. I don't typically plan on doing anything after any ride of more than an hour and a half. Absolutely wipes me out.

big john 04-20-20 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429371)

Is it free now?

WhyFi 04-20-20 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21429322)
I don't know how long they can keep it in those tanks until it gets stale but I'd bet most of them don't care. I worked at a number of gas stations.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429338)
Gas should store for a few months, so I don't believe that explains pricing at your local station (unless in extremely seasonal market).

Unusual times. I last gassed up 4 weeks ago. At the start of the family drive the other day, I still had more than 3/4 of a tank in it. If that's even somewhat typical, I could see a lower-volume seller getting concerned enough to lower prices to move through whatever they have on-hand and cut their losses.


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