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MoAlpha 04-17-20 12:03 PM

Strange encounter on road this morning.

I am overtaken by a rider who greets me in an antipodean accent and notes my absence of water bottles. Our subsequent exchange was as follows:

Rider: Here, tyke wonna moyn!

Me: Like I would drink your water?

Rider: Ow royt, COW-VID. I got sow minny otha voyruses, one maw izzn gunna mike any difference!

Me: Well, let's not have sex today, then.

Rider: Good idea!

At which point we came to a crossing, I thanked him for his concern, and we went our separate ways. I have no doubt he would have kept chatting at barely arm's length if I'd chosen to stay with him.

Turns out to be a former pro and local cycling celeb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_P._Clark

Should I kudos him?

datlas 04-17-20 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21423565)
Strange encounter on road this morning.

I am overtaken by a rider who greets me in an antopodean accent and notes my absence of water bottles. Our subsequent exchange was as follows:

Rider: Here, tyke wonna moyn!

Me: Like I would drink your water?

Rider: Ow royt, COW-VID. I got sow minny otha voyruses, one maw izzn gunna mike any difference!

Me: Well, let's not have sex today, then.

Rider: Good idea!

At which point we came to a crossing, I thanked him for his concern, and we went our separate ways. I have no doubt he would have kept chatting at barely arm's length if I'd chosen to stay with him.

Turns out to be a former pro and local cycling celeb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_P._Clark

Should I kudos him?

You should Strava-stalk him, for sure!

datlas 04-17-20 12:08 PM

BTW I noticed there is a pro young woman Columbian on some of my Zwift rides, and I also see she sometimes has been riding in Knoxville.

Maybe we could fix her up with our own Velo Vol ?

MoAlpha 04-17-20 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423574)
You should Strava-stalk him, for sure!

Done.

BillyD 04-17-20 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21422864)
Bald eagles are about one chromosome from a buzzard. They’ll eat anything made of meat,

My assumption when I saw that picture was that there was a lake or a fair sized, productive river nearby, because it would be exceptionally reckless for a pair of eagles to build a nest in the arid heart of the desert. Finding dead critters to scavenge now and then has got to be a crap shoot in the desert.

indyfabz 04-17-20 12:20 PM

Going for a Flintstones vibe.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f5a40256e.jpeg

indyfabz 04-17-20 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21423159)
wut were you doing?

Conserving TP.

indyfabz 04-17-20 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21423516)
The kitties in this South African national park are pretty stoked about it's closure

https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/...28.16%20AM.png

When I started up to Logan Pass in Glacier in 2017 most of the road was still closed to cars. Not long after I passed the closure point I started seeing piles of bear scat of various ages. One was quite fresh. They bears were obviously enjoying the absence of traffic. Shame the road opened to cars may an hour later.

MoAlpha 04-17-20 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423576)
BTW I noticed there is a pro young woman Columbian on some of my Zwift rides, and I also see she sometimes has been riding in Knoxville.

Maybe we could fix her up with our own Velo Vol ?

It's the least we can do!

abshipp 04-17-20 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21423454)
Those are some pricey bags. I have an Ostrich F104 that I got used, for $50. Unwaxed. Maybe that is the difference. Technically not a handlebar bag.

They are expensive. Fully custom if you want it, though, and very small operations. Waxwing is one guy, and I think Ruthworks might have two people.

I looked at the F104 a while ago. Looks like a nice bag, I just wanted the flap to open up on the other side.

I currently have a waxed canvas Acorn and a green Swift Industries Ozette


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21423491)
I'm at 980ish'.

990' at my home.

seedsbelize 04-17-20 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21423491)
I'm at 980ish'.

I'm at 6 meters, and 24 km inland

seedsbelize 04-17-20 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423576)
BTW I noticed there is a pro young woman Columbian Colombian on some of my Zwift rides, and I also see she sometimes has been riding in Knoxville.

Maybe we could fix her up with our own Velo Vol ?

Fixed

BillyD 04-17-20 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21423565)
Strange encounter on road this morning.

I am overtaken by a rider who greets me in an antopodean accent and notes my absence of water bottles. Our subsequent exchange was as follows:

Rider: Here, tyke wonna moyn!

Me: Like I would drink your water?

Rider: Ow royt, COW-VID. I got sow minny otha voyruses, one maw izzn gunna mike any difference!

Me: Well, let's not have sex today, then.

Rider: Good idea!

At which point we came to a crossing, I thanked him for his concern, and we went our separate ways. I have no doubt he would have kept chatting at barely arm's length if I'd chosen to stay with him.

Turns out to be a former pro and local cycling celeb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_P._Clark

Should I kudos him?

https://i.imgur.com/J58moqE.gif

We've reached the point where we're forced to drag out old material, because for these people only a facepalm will do.

BillyD 04-17-20 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423576)
BTW I noticed there is a pro young woman Columbian on some of my Zwift rides, and I also see she sometimes has been riding in Knoxville.

Maybe we could fix her up with our own Velo Vol ?

:eek: Why do you hate that woman?

abshipp 04-17-20 01:13 PM

Finally, some good news:


Velo Vol 04-17-20 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21423602)
Conserving TP.

Must have been a plastic tube failure.

Velo Vol 04-17-20 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423576)
BTW I noticed there is a pro young woman Columbian on some of my Zwift rides, and I also see she sometimes has been riding in Knoxville.

Maybe we could fix her up with our own Velo Vol ?

Velo Vol doesn't Zwift.

Velo Vol 04-17-20 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21423491)
I'm at 980ish'.

Checked the topographical map. It's about 955' where I live.

datlas 04-17-20 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21423714)
Velo Vol doesn't Zwift.

You were not paying attention. She currently lives and rides in Knoxville.

She is quite cute based on her picture BTW.

WhyFi 04-17-20 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21423711)

Would love to watch that live with my boy...

...but then I remember watching the Challenger blow up when I was his age.

...but watching a delayed recording isn't as thrilling.

Hmmm.

WhyFi 04-17-20 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423751)
She is quite cute based on her picture BTW.

poidh

datlas 04-17-20 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21423764)
poidh

Here is her Team pic. Prolly too young for Velo Vol


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1bb38c457d.png

WhyFi 04-17-20 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21423768)
Here is her Team pic. Prolly too attractive for Velo Vol

fify

Trsnrtr 04-17-20 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21423593)
My assumption when I saw that picture was that there was a lake or a fair sized, productive river nearby, because it would be exceptionally reckless for a pair of eagles to build a nest in the arid heart of the desert. Finding dead critters to scavenge now and then has got to be a crap shoot in the desert.

I posted several months ago about how the eagle population was wrecking the free-range chicken farming out west.

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/02/73826...es-vs-chickens

abshipp 04-17-20 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21423763)
Would love to watch that live with my boy...

...but then I remember watching the Challenger blow up when I was his age.

...but watching a delayed recording isn't as thrilling.

Hmmm.

I am sorry you had to witness that. Were you in school at the time watching with a bunch of classmates?

I was in Texas when Columbia broke up overhead, but I was much too North for it to be seen. Glad my only memory of seeing the Shuttle was watching one re-enter one evening on a vacation to Galveston.

I'll be watching live if I can. I watched the first Falcon Heavy flight on a live-stream and it was so incredibly moving, and weirdly emotional.

If it helps ease some anxiety, Challenger STS-51-L was the 25th flight of the Shuttle, not including the 5 test flights. Falcon 9 has flown 86 times, and has only experienced one total vehicle loss.

Naturally, the pucker factor increases when you strap people to the top of any rocket, but SpaceX really seems to have their stuff together.

That said, it can be argued that the confidence inspired by the Shuttle's perfect track record previous to STS-51-L was a contributor to the eventual loss, SpaceX has never flown humans so it can be assumed that they are going to take no chances at all. They hopefully won't have any complacency in the system culture like what was going on before the Challenger disaster. I think we can assume that the booster will be brand-new, fresh out of the box, too :D


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