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Old 06-30-22, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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)
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Old 06-30-22, 08:16 AM
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the only sensible thing to do would be to order a shot of tequila
Boutique Mescal hasn't made it to Tidewater VA yet?
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Old 06-30-22, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post
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.
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Old 06-30-22, 08:45 AM
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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.
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Old 06-30-22, 08:45 AM
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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.
Mrs. GeneJockey has a thing for bats. She even got the rabies vaccination series so she could do this...
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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.
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Old 06-30-22, 08:55 AM
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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.
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Old 06-30-22, 09:28 AM
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My legs are officially done.
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Just thought you'd all like to know.
No.
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post
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?
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Is she doing research? I'd like the immune system of a bat.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Boutique Mescal hasn't made it to Tidewater VA yet?
I have found this to be pretty good.

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

is it better than what a mouse has?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Mrs. GeneJockey has a thing for bats. She even got the rabies vaccination series so she could do this...
So, she's batty?
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Old 06-30-22, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
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

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Old 06-30-22, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
My legs are officially done.
What did they do?
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No.
Hey now. Did I "no," your mousy drug treatments?
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What did they do?

Started picketing. Demanding more rest time, less rides, No hills. It’s a mess.
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Old 06-30-22, 10:13 AM
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Let me know if you find a viable alternative. And hurry, please.
We are all doomed. Sorry, but that's how the cookie crumbles.
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Started picketing. Demanding more rest time, less rides, No hills. It’s a mess.
"Shut up legs!" - Jens Voigt

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