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Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477168)
Itís too hot.

Not here.

Heathpack 05-15-20 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21476194)
A group of my cycling friends are doing an informal group ride to Lancaster and back, it will be a century. I was invited too.

I told them no thanks.

I did NOT tell them I think it's foolish and premature to have a group ride like that. I believe there are going to be 6-8 riders. They claim they will be socially distancing but I expect that won't happen.

I am trying not to judge people, but it's hard not to when you see educated and intelligent people do things that are potentially dangerous.

Itís a tough call. I err on the side of sometimes saying a little, because I feel like not saying anything implies you think what theyíre doing is ok. And when youíre a doctor (youíre seen so more than I, although veterinarians arguably get more training in population med and epidemiology than physicians do) and you let something seem ok, itís not the same impact as a layperson letting it seem ok. No one reads much into their layperson friend giving tacit approval to a health-related decision.

So I do speak up. Not always, but enough that people know Iím still not doing unnecessary out & about stuff and why.

Its not always well received. But thatís how the cookie crumbles. I kind of feel like Iíve gotten a lot of advantages in life by being a veterinarian. As a veterinarian, I swore an oath to protect public health. Now the day has come when Iím asked to live up to that oath. I donít feel like I have any choice but to do so. It would feel weird to me to take the good from my profession but not be willing to pay the price with the bad parts.

Not saying thatís what you should do. Definitely thereís an argument that you can catch more flies with honey. And if itís people I know will disregard what I say with contempt, I sometimes just say Iím not riding with anyone else right now because Iím exposed to a lot of people at work and I donít want to be a source of infection to others. That gets the point across without the hackles going up that Iím criticizing their behavior.

datlas 05-15-20 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21477185)
Not here.

Itís about 82F. Feels too hot.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477193)
Itís about 82F. Feels great.

Same and fixed.

bampilot06 05-15-20 03:54 PM

88 today, if it wasnít for the wind I would be too hot.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 03:56 PM

We'll never kill the viruses at 60F.

seedsbelize 05-15-20 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477193)
Itís about 82F. Feels too hot.

Long sleeve weather

seedsbelize 05-15-20 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21477213)
We'll never kill the viruses at 60F.

We're not killing them at 105F either.

datlas 05-15-20 04:13 PM

It’s not heat that works, it’s policy. Look at NZ/OZ or South Korea for good examples.

I won’t say more because P&R.

datlas 05-15-20 04:23 PM

Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477241)
I wonít say more because P&R.

Come on over. There's some bored people there. :innocent:

bampilot06 05-15-20 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477253)
Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.

who is chris froome?

datlas 05-15-20 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21477264)
who is chris froome?

Some cyclist who needs to lose a few pounds.

Bah Humbug 05-15-20 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477253)
Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.

And 175 followers in the Tour. Heyo!

I'm just going to embrace my dad-joke future.

Trsnrtr 05-15-20 04:52 PM

Damn, I need a haircut. When working, I had a standing three week appointment and went to four weeks after I retired. It's now been 10 weeks and my hair is thick and curly. I'm looking like a seedy ne'er-do-well. :D

seedsbelize 05-15-20 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477241)
Itís not heat that works, itís policy. Look at NZ/OZ or South Korea for good examples.

I wonít say more because P&R.

I won't either. Central Mexico has similar issues.

Pirkaus 05-15-20 04:57 PM

For those of you that have no ticks, I'd be happy to send you some. :D We have more than enough to go around, fast free shipping.
PM me for offer details.

bampilot06 05-15-20 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21477273)
Some cyclist who needs to lose a few pounds.


sounds like every other cyclist I know. Doesnít sound like itís worth to follow.

Pirkaus 05-15-20 05:03 PM

When the Cooper's hawk shows up, all the song birds around the condo disappear. It's almost eerie how quickly it happens.

Velo Vol 05-15-20 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21477306)
sounds like every other cyclist I know. Doesnít sound like itís worth to follow.

Other than people you know, what constitutes a good follow on Strava?

LesterOfPuppets 05-15-20 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21477305)
For those of you that have no ticks, I'd be happy to send you some. :D We have more than enough to go around, fast free shipping.
PM me for offer details.

Back in the day it seemed I tried to bring every single tick back home out of the woods of NC and VA. Luckily I haven't seen one since I moved out west in the early 80s.

Bah Humbug 05-15-20 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21477318)
Other than people you know, what constitutes a good follow on Strava?

Honestly most people's workouts are boring. I just like to stalk the details of race performance. Or I did, back when there were races.

Bah Humbug 05-15-20 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21477351)
Back in the day it seemed I tried to bring every single tick back home out of the woods of NC and VA. Luckily I haven't seen one since I moved out west in the early 80s.

Back home the cats would come in covered in them. One particular big boy would come in with a bunch around his eyes and ask Dad to get them off with a tweezer; we think he pulled the others off with his teeth.

Bah Humbug 05-15-20 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21477295)
Damn, I need a haircut. When working, I had a standing three week appointment and went to four weeks after I retired. It's now been 10 weeks and my hair is thick and curly. I'm looking like a seedy ne'er-do-well. :D

I'm about one lockdown haircut away from just saying eff it and buzzing everything down to 2mm. The thought of people looking at me and thinking I'm a skinhead is the one hesitation.

LesterOfPuppets 05-15-20 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21477374)
I'm about one lockdown haircut away from just saying eff it and buzzing everything down to 2mm. The thought of people looking at me and thinking I'm a skinhead is the one hesitation.

As long as you don't wear Ben Sherman or Fred Perry, rolled up Levi's and Doc Martins you probably be alright.

rjones28 05-15-20 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21476367)
It's easier doing it the reverse way.

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1261298890596384770

Good news.

Bah Humbug 05-15-20 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21477385)
As long as you don't wear Ben Sherman or Fred Perry, rolled up Levi's and Doc Martins you probably be alright.

Not a lot of skinheads in Lululemon?

rjones28 05-15-20 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21476699)
Closed on the house!

Now itís just the pile of work to get ready to move... and then actually moving...

!!!

bampilot06 05-15-20 06:24 PM

dropped the oil in my wifeís van, and just realized i donít have a socket to take the filter off. awesome.

Pirkaus 05-15-20 06:25 PM

Large thunderstorm cell moving through, Batty was scared, went and grabbed one of my dirty socks to sleep with.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...99a7f01989.jpg


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