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t2p 06-30-22 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22558644)
That chart lists bald-faced hornets similar to honey bees. I call B.S. I had one fly up the back of my shorts one time and it stung me on the glute. The pain was intense and quite startling. Like a honey bee times 10. It left a round welt the size of a silver dollar. This happened near Arcata, California. I don't think they live near L.A.

last summer was attacked by bees - and bats

was cutting grass at dusk - rode under a tree and hit a bees nest ... might have been hornets (?)

fell off the tractor when I caught my leg on a lever as I jumped off - then stumbled to my feet and bats were then flying / diving at me - maybe to scoop up the bees


I've also driven over bees nests that were in holes in the ground - neighbor told me they might have been 'bald face hornets' (?)

(later placed firewood in the hole and added some two stroke fuel and burned them out)

MoAlpha 06-30-22 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22558561)
the only sensible thing to do would be to order a shot of tequila

Boutique Mescal hasn't made it to Tidewater VA yet?

Mojo31 06-30-22 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22559014)
last summer was attacked by bees - and bats

was cutting grass at dusk - rode under a tree and hit a bees nest ... might have been hornets (?)

fell off the tractor when I caught my leg on a lever as I jumped off - then stumbled to my feet and bats were then flying / diving at me - maybe to scoop up the bees


I've also driven over bees nests that were in holes in the ground - neighbor told me they might have been 'bald face hornets' (?)

(later placed firewood in the hole and added some two stroke fuel and burned them out)

My MIL was bit by a bat that was in a garden hose container. Ended up having to go through the rabies shot protocol. She's now batsh*t crazy. :roflmao2:

WhyFi 06-30-22 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22559016)
Boutique Mescal hasn't made it to Tidewater VA yet?

Nah. The server tried to sell me on Patron, but I'm too savvy to have Big Tequila push that faux high-end stuff on me.

genejockey 06-30-22 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22559019)
My MIL was bit by a bat that was in a garden hose container. Ended up having to go through the rabies shot protocol. She's now batsh*t crazy. :roflmao2:

Mrs. GeneJockey has a thing for bats. She even got the rabies vaccination series so she could do this...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1cf077858b.jpg

WhyFi 06-30-22 08:51 AM

Between intermittent fasting on my road trip days and dealing with the gorging schedule with the in-laws, I'm really frustrated with the interruption to the tick-tock cadence of my morning BMs.

Just thought you'd all like to know. :o

Jack Tone 06-30-22 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22558987)
There was a car called the Chapparral in the 60s with that and they were driving around the Ford GTs and the fan was quickly banned.

The most unusual Chaparral was the 2J. On the chassis' sides bottom edges were articulated plastic skirts that sealed against the ground (a technology that would later appear in Formula One). Two fans adapted from a military tank engine were housed at the rear, driven by a single two-stroke twin-cylinder engine.[5] The car had a "skirt" made of Lexan extending to the ground on both sides, laterally on the back of the car, and laterally from just aft of the front wheels. It was integrated with the suspension system so the bottom of the skirt would maintain a distance of one inch from the ground regardless of g-forces or anomalies in the road surface. The skirting produced a zone within which the fans could create a vacuum producing downforce on the order of 1.25 to 1.50 g when the car was fully loaded (fuel, oil, coolant).

My Dad took me to Laguna Seca when I was a kid and we watched Jim Hall win with that car.

bampilot06 06-30-22 09:28 AM

My legs are officially done.

Velo Vol 06-30-22 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22559070)
Just thought you'd all like to know. :o

No.

Velo Vol 06-30-22 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22559014)
last summer was attacked by bees - and bats

was cutting grass at dusk - rode under a tree and hit a bees nest ... might have been hornets (?)

fell off the tractor when I caught my leg on a lever as I jumped off - then stumbled to my feet and bats were then flying / diving at me - maybe to scoop up the bees


I've also driven over bees nests that were in holes in the ground - neighbor told me they might have been 'bald face hornets' (?)

(later placed firewood in the hole and added some two stroke fuel and burned them out)

Maybe you aren't cut out for lawn mowing?

Velo Vol 06-30-22 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22559063)

Is she doing research? I'd like the immune system of a bat.

Mojo31 06-30-22 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22559016)
Boutique Mescal hasn't made it to Tidewater VA yet?

I have found this to be pretty good.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e6fcb5f0c3.png

bampilot06 06-30-22 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22559113)
Is she doing research? I'd like the immune system of a bat.


is it better than what a mouse has?

Mojo31 06-30-22 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22559063)
Mrs. GeneJockey has a thing for bats. She even got the rabies vaccination series so she could do this...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1cf077858b.jpg

So, she's batty?

t2p 06-30-22 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22559111)
Maybe you aren't cut out for lawn mowing?

I get a lot of 'seat time' - cut a lot of grass / around 3 acres

takes around an hour per acre (?) - so around 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Eric F 06-30-22 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22559102)
My legs are officially done.

What did they do?

WhyFi 06-30-22 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22559106)
No.

Hey now. Did I "no," your mousy drug treatments?

bampilot06 06-30-22 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22559142)
What did they do?


Started picketing. Demanding more rest time, less rides, No hills. Itís a mess.

WhyFi 06-30-22 10:13 AM

My wife and her brother just had a pow-wow to strategize my MIL's 100m walk from a bench to the museum entrance. There was debate as to whether going back to the parked car would save 25m or so.

Getting old doesn't seem like much fun. I'm of half a mind to try avoiding it.

big john 06-30-22 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22559160)
My wife and her brother just had a pow-wow to strategize my MIL's 100m walk from a bench to the museum entrance. There was debate as to whether going back to the parked car would save 25m or so.

Getting old doesn't seem like much fun. I'm of half a mind to try avoiding it.

Let me know if you find a viable alternative. And hurry, please.

Velo Vol 06-30-22 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22559140)
I get a lot of 'seat time' - cut a lot of grass / around 3 acres

takes around an hour per acre (?) - so around 2.5 to 3.5 hours

What rig did you use?

datlas 06-30-22 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22559168)
Let me know if you find a viable alternative. And hurry, please.

We are all doomed. Sorry, but that's how the cookie crumbles.

Eric F 06-30-22 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22559159)
Started picketing. Demanding more rest time, less rides, No hills. It’s a mess.

"Shut up legs!" - Jens Voigt

Eric F 06-30-22 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22559160)
I'm of half a mind...

I get accused of this. Frequently. It usually gets worded a little differently, though.

Velo Vol 06-30-22 10:35 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a5280a655.jpeg


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