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Old 06-23-21, 02:46 PM
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"Cool" or "thanks" and then ignore what she said.
I nodded to acknowledge I heard what she said, then looked away. I wasn't in the mood to be bothered with such a conversation.
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I nodded to acknowledge I heard what she said, then looked away. I wasn't in the mood to be bothered with such a conversation.
Come to think of it, I rarely want to talk to motorists.
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Come to think of it, I rarely want to talk to motorists.
It's almost never worth the time, unless you're just looking to vent.
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They charge you to watch baseball on tv nowadays?
They REALLY want you to buy a package at mlb.tv We had it one season, and it was nice, but we have better things to spend money on.

Fox broadcasts a game every Saturday, and mlb.tv offers up one Free Game most days (new this year the Free Game is on Amazon Prime Video also). I think people with cable with ESPN might get a few more games. I remember back when I had basic cable we got many Cubs games on WGN.
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They're trying to nudge me into coming in and picking it up. DHL that is. I can wait. Now that FedEx is out of the picture, DHL is acting a lot like FedEx.
Did FedEx cease operations down there? You know some enterprising young man could buy up all their vans and repaint them FedMex.
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Over the last 40 seasons of adult cycling, I’ve caught a lot of stuff in my gaping mouth. Moths are some of the worst with that. However, a first for me was a wasp a month or so ago. He stung my lower lip on the way back out. Luckily, I have no bee sting allergies but I did have a fat lip for a day or so.
When I was a ute I had a bee sting me on the back of my tongue. I spat it out (tasted like a ball of dust) and I ran it over with my bike. Didn't have a lot of swelling.

A few years ago I was descending in the mountains going 35-40 mph when I saw a big black bug about to hit me in the face. I tried to duck but it hit me just below the eye and it pushed my head back a little, like a light punch. It left a mark but whatever it was, it didn't sting me.

I went through some bees once and 2 of them stung me on the thigh at the same time, one around the knee and the other higher up, through the Lycra. I looked down and could see the one on my skin but felt the sting from the other one. It was confusing for a minute. Later, after we climbed over the ridge and bombing down the other side a bee hit the top of my glasses and broke apart and a piece of it went into my eye. Luckily, I didn't get stung and was able to stop safely.

Last year I got stung by something going downhill and it hurt like hell. Right through the mustache and my top lip hung out for a few days but there was a lump or nodule on my lip for months. Maybe the stinger stayed in there.

When I rode dirt bikes I had opened the zipper on my jersey and scooped up a wasp. Stung me a couple times before I could stop and get it out. I always zip up for descents now.

I could do this for a long time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Cycling question of the day:

You're waiting at a stoplight. A driver in the left lane rolls down her window and, in a non-hostile but Karenesque tone says, "You know, this isn't the safest highway to ride a bike on. There's a sidewalk up ahead." How do you respond?
"You say that now, but what if you were walking on that sidewalk?"
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Cycling question of the day:

You're waiting at a stoplight. A driver in the left lane rolls down her window and, in a non-hostile but Karenesque tone says, "You know, this isn't the safest highway to ride a bike on. There's a sidewalk up ahead." How do you respond?
Depends - hot or not?
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It's almost never worth the time, unless you're just looking to vent.
I mean, even if they're just making friendly small talk. I'm wanting the light to change green, they're often hard to hear, it almost always feels awkward when motorists start talking to me.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
"You say that now, but what if you were walking on that sidewalk?"
Or, tell her you'll let her go first so she can safely get her car on the sidewalk.
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Old 06-23-21, 03:15 PM
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Depends - hot or not?
Not. ("Karenesque")
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
When I was a ute I had a bee sting me on the back of my tongue. I spat it out (tasted like a ball of dust) and I ran it over with my bike. Didn't have a lot of swelling.

A few years ago I was descending in the mountains going 35-40 mph when I saw a big black bug about to hit me in the face. I tried to duck but it hit me just below the eye and it pushed my head back a little, like a light punch. It left a mark but whatever it was, it didn't sting me.

I went through some bees once and 2 of them stung me on the thigh at the same time, one around the knee and the other higher up, through the Lycra. I looked down and could see the one on my skin but felt the sting from the other one. It was confusing for a minute. Later, after we climbed over the ridge and bombing down the other side a bee hit the top of my glasses and broke apart and a piece of it went into my eye. Luckily, I didn't get stung and was able to stop safely.

Last year I got stung by something going downhill and it hurt like hell. Right through the mustache and my top lip hung out for a few days but there was a lump or nodule on my lip for months. Maybe the stinger stayed in there.

When I rode dirt bikes I had opened the zipper on my jersey and scooped up a wasp. Stung me a couple times before I could stop and get it out. I always zip up for descents now.

I could do this for a long time.
An old friend of mine, English woman very into motorcycles, told me about a time she was zooming down the M1, which I gather is a freeway equivalent, on a warm day, so she had the neck of her leathers open a bit. She saw ahead of her "A bee the size of a planet" that went right down her cleavage. She said she whipped over to the side of the road and tore off her top. Knowing her, she probably was not wearing a bra. She mentioned motorists staring at a topless woman jumping up and down by the side of the road.
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"You say that now, but what if you were walking on that sidewalk?"
Lady's response: "Well just stay off the m***********g streets. Punk!"
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Apart from my bee to the lip at 35 mph experience on Sunday, most of my insect encounters involve small bugs in the mouth and the occasional larger bug into the helmet vents. A couple times, I could feel them crawling around on my scalp under the helmet, and more than once I stopped and let them out. It's one reason I wear a skull cap all the time now. That and no longer having enough hair to prevent sunburn.
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Lady's response: "Well just stay off the m***********g streets. Punk!"
"You first."
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Had a game the other day and my son was on hand to take some long-awaited shots. I think when one has been engaged in sport as long as I have they owe it to themselves to capture a few moments. Face it, it's who I am.

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They REALLY want you to buy a package at mlb.tv We had it one season, and it was nice, but we have better things to spend money on.
As in, anything else.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Cycling question of the day:

You're waiting at a stoplight. A driver in the left lane rolls down her window and, in a non-hostile but Karenesque tone says, "You know, this isn't the safest highway to ride a bike on. There's a sidewalk up ahead." How do you respond?
Usually it would be something like..."I'm good. Thanks."

If I know it's going to be a long light, and I'm feeling a bit snarky..."Thanks for your concern, but it seems you're unaware that bicycles are not allowed to be ridden on the sidewalk, by law. Sidewalks are for pedestrians. State Vehicle Code mandates that bicycles are to be ridden on the road, where they have to follow the same laws - and are afforded the the same rights - as cars. I'm also familiar with this road, and know what I'm doing. Have a nice day!" At some point in that, she will probably regret the decision to offer "helpful advice" and will reach for the button to roll her window back up. Sometime later that day, she will post on her social media about the snotty cyclist that was so rude to her when she was just trying to be nice.

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Had a game the other day and my son was on hand to take some long-awaited shots. I think when one has been engaged in sport as long as I have they owe it to themselves to capture a few moments. Face it, it's who I am.

Eye on the prize.

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Had a game the other day and my son was on hand to take some long-awaited shots. I think when one has been engaged in sport as long as I have they owe it to themselves to capture a few moments. Face it, it's who I am.

Awesome!! Way to swing it, kid
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"You first."
Lady’s response: “Oh you want a piece of me”?
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That reminds me... Have y'all seen the latest in decaying bridges news, a pedestrian bridge collapsed on Highway 295 in Washington DC.





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Lady’s response: “Oh you want a piece of me”?
(Looking her up and down.) "No, thanks."
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