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LesterOfPuppets 06-08-20 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21522370)

Looks like a gopher snake to me, but I don't really know snakes that well.

big john 06-08-20 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21522382)
Itís much bigger than the Diamondback I nearly(about 5Ē) ran over last week.

The Diamondback was about 2ft. long, but I miss him by 5Ē.

I have seen a lot of snakes already this year including several rattlesnakes, and I haven't even done that much trail riding yet. I was descending a sketchy little hill and I stopped to have a better look and there was a small rattler right where I was going. I chased him with some pebbles which pissed him off but at least he left the trail.

I think it's going to be a big year for snakes.

gnome 06-08-20 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21522212)

nope. that's going to be boiling. rather you than me. although given the hard frost on my back lawn a little more heat than we have currently would be appreciated.

noodle soup 06-08-20 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21522454)
Looks like a gopher snake to me, but I don't really know snakes that well.

bullsnake/gopher snake. Same thing.

Velo Vol 06-08-20 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21522303)
Wyoming knows how to do June

⚠️❄️ Snow will continue across western mountains through tonight. Use caution if traveling over mountain passes today.


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 21522488)
although given the hard frost on my back lawn a little more heat than we have currently would be appreciated.

#YearWithoutSummer

MoAlpha 06-08-20 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21522246)
Despite Illinois being the 2nd flattest state in the USA, I hit 53.8 mph on a downhill according to my Garmin but in true form, Strava reports it as 51.9 mph. Wonder how they calculate it that's different than Garmin.

Sampling at different times, probably. Either one might have missed your actual peak speed.

MoAlpha 06-08-20 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by rpenmanparker (Post 21522025)
Actually you are correct. I just decided to give it up. Selling everything I have. It served me well for almost 40 years, but I'm finding walking with Mrs. rpen is working better for us. I don't like the cold, the heat, the wind, hills, rain.... I was having a really hard time finding an "ideal" day to ride. I finally just said, "What's the point?"

Make no mistake, I loved it while I was doing it. I have always believed in being aware of the changes needed to cope with aging and not digging in my heels and pretending it isn't happening. . Not riding is probably the biggest one I have faced so far.

I have always felt that if life took my other abilities away, I could be happy, truly happy, if I could still take a little walk with my wife.

gnome 06-08-20 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21522588)

We had a pretty good summer actually, well apart from a few major storms and a bit of wind.. The really great autumn weather did coincide with our most strick lockdown though which was mildy annoying.

Bah Humbug 06-08-20 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21522683)
Sampling at different times, probably. Either one might have missed your actual peak speed.

Same data I think, uploaded from Garmin to Strava.

Trust Garmin on this one.

datlas 06-08-20 04:56 PM

Look what I made:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...af6df11ce.jpeg

Bah Humbug 06-08-20 05:03 PM

There was a garter snake (I think - black with two lengthwise yellow stripes) in the garage of the new house a day or two ago.

Velo Vol 06-08-20 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21522747)
Look what I made:

Are you going to share with the group?

datlas 06-08-20 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21522780)
Are you going to share with the group?

I shared it with mrs datlas and daughter 2. They approve of my baking skills. I am taking good care of my sourdough culture and feeding it regularly.

indyfabz 06-08-20 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21522747)

I thought trilobites were extinct.:D

datlas 06-08-20 05:16 PM

Looks like we will be flying out to LA in mid-August. RT from Philly is only $100 as of now. :bday:

indyfabz 06-08-20 05:16 PM

Evening walk.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...903f89259.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e1ba2087f.jpeg

indyfabz 06-08-20 05:19 PM

My ex is going to see a woman about a used desk. The womanís name is Buffy Gorilla. Even though sheís an Aussie, I refuse to believe thatís her real last name, although I was once friends with a Lisa Barbell.

indyfabz 06-08-20 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21522454)
Looks like a gopher snake to me, but I don't really know snakes that well.

Think you’re correct.

MoAlpha 06-08-20 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21522716)
Same data I think, uploaded from Garmin to Strava.

Trust Garmin on this one.

Ah, so Strava downsamples it (them?), the cheap bastids

MoAlpha 06-08-20 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21521613)
"...humbling for me as an academic...."
I didn't think this was possible :)

I consider myself the very model of humility, thanks.

MoAlpha 06-08-20 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21522795)
My ex is going to see a woman about a used desk. The woman’s name is Buffy Gorilla. Even though she’s an Aussie, I refuse to believe that’s her real last name, although I was once friends with a Lisa Barbell.

Google tells me she spells it with two "r"s; Gorrilla, to wit. Google also tells me that "gorilla" is from the Greek for "tribe of hairy women."

Bah Humbug 06-08-20 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21522846)
Ah, so Strava downsamples it (them?), the cheap bastids

I don't know the exact nature of it, but there's a difference in the files after Strava processes them, and they're certainly not more accurate. One of the things the STers were checking when abandoning Strava was that the original files were returned in the download, not the Stravafied ones. To their credit, they were the originals. I think GPLama did some testing about the differences, but I didn't look that closely.

indyfabz 06-08-20 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21522789)
Looks like we will be flying out to LA in mid-August. RT from Philly is only $100 as of now. :bday:

Someone told me yesterday that they saw some crazy low fare. Canít remember where to.

noodle soup 06-08-20 06:21 PM

the fire near Black Canyon City AZ

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...19ae82d7_o.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a6c23bfe_o.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...286dce95_o.jpg

Velo Vol 06-08-20 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21522786)
I am taking good care of my sourdough culture and feeding it regularly.

Feed it wut?


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