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phrantic09 05-12-20 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21470631)
That really blows.

In her situation I would probably start school online, and go to the campus classes when the return.

If I was fresh out of high school, there's no way I'd start with online classes. Living on campus is a life experience that shouldn't be missed..

I think the quality of education would suffer if she went that route. If it were another Masterís sure, but dropping 50k a year for online classes doesnít seem worth it when 1st year sets up her foundation for success.


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21470636)
To each their own, but . . .

while the uncertainty of what's happening at the law school strikes me as a legitimate concern for enrolling this fall, not doing so over worry you might get sick is much more shaky. We're seeing that many people with the virus never have symptoms.

True, we arenít exactly in the risk pool either (sheís 43), but we also spent a number of years as smokers when we were younger and I know of a couple people my age who have been put on ventilators that had no underlying conditions.

Itís more a concern if having someone to help if we do get sick.


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21470657)
There will be a bright side, I'm sure. Always is.

Thanks, hope so.

Heathpack 05-12-20 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21470607)
Hey, the age 70+ population is only like 38 million people.

"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

LesterOfPuppets 05-12-20 11:20 AM

A Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle lives in PHX apparently. And he just got a new bike!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a4bf77b3b.jpg

abshipp 05-12-20 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21470537)
Good question. Dunno. Going to KISS. Certainly nothing with pigment.

I'm a big fan of simple oil finishes, but my only real experiences with them are on guitar necks and the like. No idea if your standard hardware store oils will react with your knives, though.

indyfabz 05-12-20 11:31 AM

Recently learned that a high school classmate of mine lost both his parents to the virus in a very short time.

Bah Humbug 05-12-20 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21470731)
Recently learned that a high school classmate of mine lost both his parents to the virus in a very short time.

Woof. Thatís horrible. Condolences to all involved. :(

noodle soup 05-12-20 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21470731)
Recently learned that a high school classmate of mine lost both his parents to the virus in a very short time.

Brutal

noodle soup 05-12-20 11:41 AM

On a positive note, returning to work means that I can buy this.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4945df60_o.png

WhyFi 05-12-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21470690)
To store your knives?

I recently got this magnetic knife "block" and we both really love it. It seemed overpriced, we weren't sure it made sense. But its one of those things that is worth the cost, all* the knives at hand all the time. Plus twirling.

https://www.amazon.com/360-Knife-Blo.../dp/B01EKN4AXK

*well, most of them

Yeah, it'll be a wall-mounted strip, about 22" long, 3.5" wide.

That block looks nifty!

Velo Vol 05-12-20 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21470695)
Funny you should mention it- our peeler mysteriously vanished last week. I have two new ones coming from Amazon this week.

Which design? The video rjones28 posted was informative.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21470700)
I think the quality of education would suffer if she went that route. If it were another Masterís sure, but dropping 50k a year for online classes doesnít seem worth it when 1st year sets up her foundation for success.

It was unavoidable this year, but if students start out online next year, at schools charging that kind of tuition, that's just absurd.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21470700)
True, we arenít exactly in the risk pool either (sheís 43), but we also spent a number of years as smokers when we were younger and I know of a couple people my age who have been put on ventilators that had no underlying conditions.

Itís more a concern if having someone to help if we do get sick.

Not necessarily directed at your situation, but I think when major campuses return they're going to have to have a support system for sick students. Don't know how that would work for graduate students, though.

WhyFi 05-12-20 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21470704)
I'm a big fan of simple oil finishes, but my only real experiences with them are on guitar necks and the like. No idea if your standard hardware store oils will react with your knives, though.

Yeah, I was thinking just Danish Oil, but I might need to adjust - I might need some more tack/friction.

I brought the bar upstairs (the epoxy is set, though not cured) and slapped some knives on it and a couple of knives are sliding - not down and off, but the handle weight is just swinging them away from vertical. It wasn't doing this before and I'm assuming that it's because it's a lot smoother now that it's been hand planed. Also, it's really only happening when a blade is straddling two magnets (I think that they're working against each other to a small extent). But yeah, I don't want that to happen so I don't want anything too slickery.

Bah Humbug 05-12-20 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21470799)
Yeah, I was thinking just Danish Oil, but I might need to adjust - I might need some more tack/friction.

I brought the bar upstairs (the epoxy is set, though not cured) and slapped some knives on it and a couple of knives are sliding - not down and off, but the handle weight is just swinging them away from vertical. It wasn't doing this before and I'm assuming that it's because it's a lot smoother now that it's been hand planed. Also, it's really only happening when a blade is straddling two magnets (I think that they're working against each other to a small extent). But yeah, I don't want that to happen so I don't want anything too slickery.

Just spray some Rhino Liner on it... :innocent:

abshipp 05-12-20 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21470815)
Just spray some Rhino Liner on it... :innocent:

I was thinking you could just hit it with this every once in a while:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1fb4be3810.jpg

WhyFi 05-12-20 12:48 PM

Ah, the helpfulness of Addiction! :lol:

abshipp 05-12-20 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21470894)
Ah, the helpfulness of Addiction! :lol:

You get what you pay for...:innocent:

Bah Humbug 05-12-20 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21470894)
Ah, the helpfulness of Addiction! :lol:


When youíre looking for help, donít ask one stooge, ask 41!

LAJ 05-12-20 02:09 PM

Cycling Content melding with Knife Content.

This will work on the knife holder, and you can also use it to glue numbers on your jersey.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e88c2cbfa5.jpg

seedsbelize 05-12-20 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21469677)
So my Dad had a bad bleed in his digestive tract yesterday. Admitted to the hospital. They did tests, checked his blood and enzymes. Gave him the old rotorooter camera today. Found nothing. Told him to start using a stool softener. And sent him home. He was home for an hour or two. Pain in both arms and shoulder radiating to his chest. Back to E.R. re admitted. High irregular heart rate. Testing for covid. & Blood enzymes again .
This sucks. Hard on my mom. They won't let her in because of covid. Her and my sister had to wait in the car for them to call and tell her they were going to admit him.
so now we wait...

:hug:

seedsbelize 05-12-20 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Heathpack (Post 21470690)
To store your knives?

I recently got this magnetic knife "block" and we both really love it. It seemed overpriced, we weren't sure it made sense. But its one of those things that is worth the cost, all* the knives at hand all the time. Plus twirling.

https://www.amazon.com/360-Knife-Blo.../dp/B01EKN4AXK

*well, most of them

We each have one from Harbor Freight. I have my own kitchen because I have a much higher tolerance for mess. When I still drank coffee, said mess was x1000. I couldn't keep the grounds under control. Now that it's not coffee grounds, it's chia seeds.

seedsbelize 05-12-20 02:29 PM

I went on a very brief test ride this afternoon, to see if I can ride to the clinic tomorrow, with no car available. Smoothness is fine, but not bumps. A walking I will go.

Velo Vol 05-12-20 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21470467)
That would be good for climbing the highest peak in Florida. Or Britton Hilling, as some call it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britton_Hill

Related: How many state highest points have you cycled (or walked/run) up?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_by_elevation

I've got two: TN and NC

Trsnrtr 05-12-20 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 21470427)
That's nothin'. I climbed 381 ft yesterday.

Chapeau! :thumb:

WhyFi 05-12-20 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by velo vol (Post 21471138)
related: How many state highest points have you cycled (or walked/run) up?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/list_o...levation_table

i've got two: Tn and nc

0.

Trsnrtr 05-12-20 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21470465)
Have you checked to see if the bed is long enough for a tandem?

When I ordered, my wife wasn't riding the tandem so I didn't really think about it. I was more worried about getting two trikes in it. The bed is only 6-1/2' so hauling my tandem will be tough. Hauling two trikes may be tough, too.

Like I said, I will probably cancel the order when the time comes.

Trsnrtr 05-12-20 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21470703)
A Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle lives in PHX apparently. And he just got a new bike!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a4bf77b3b.jpg

I've been looking at that same model.

LesterOfPuppets 05-12-20 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21471138)
Related: How many state highest points have you cycled (or walked/run) up?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...levation_table

I've got two: TN and NC

0.

I've been ON the biggest hills in WA, OR, AZ, CA but never to the tippy top.

It tends to get a little dangerous. Check out the stats for climbing Washington's highest peak:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9bda0774a7.png

phrantic09 05-12-20 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21471138)
Related: How many state highest points have you cycled (or walked/run) up?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...levation_table

I've got two: TN and NC

just one, MA

phrantic09 05-12-20 04:02 PM

Just got back from a feeble attempt to ride, got blown all over the road by crosswinds, hit a headwind at mile 3 and had to push 325W to maintain speed of 17 mph on a slight down grade. Decided to say screw it and head home, Iíd rather go when itís 35 degrees tomorrow morning. Wasnít really feeling another 12 miles of that nonsense before turning around and sailing home.

Bah Humbug 05-12-20 04:29 PM

Did I show off my knife block here? Oh well, can't hurt to again.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...37c01f2afc.jpg

Velo Vol 05-12-20 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21471204)

How long does it take for 100 million trips?


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