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Addiction LXXIX

Old 09-06-20, 05:15 PM
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121 degrees on the other side of the valley from here. It's the highest temperature ever recorded in L.A. county. Amazing level of suck.
Our little window air can't handle it, keeps kicking off the compressor. There's another window air in the back room/office but it trips the circuit breaker after a few minutes.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
After some close calls yesterday, I am seriously considering a loop video camera for my bars to record the license plate of any driver that hits me and/or does me bodily harm. I donít want a fancy GoPro and have no desire to post on YouTube or social media. Ideally said device might also have a rear-facing camera so encounters from behind can be recorded in their entirety.

One close call yesterday that motivates this was not mine but a friendís. We were on the last climb of the day and the road was totally straight. A big black pickup with big side mirrors buzzed us. I was near the white line but my friend was in the middle of the lane. Truck passed us way too close at very high speed and from my vantage point came a few inches from hitting the back of his head with passenger side mirror. There was no reason for such a fast and close pass as there was no oncoming traffic. Driver was either careless or a menace, maybe both.

Any suggestions on a budget camera to record my demise so my family knows whom to blame??
The problem that you're going to have is the problem that I had - none of the cheapies has a battery worth a damn. Frankly, even most of the not-cheapies has a **** battery - even GoPro and the like are going to be under 120min. Battery life is the major reason that I went with the Cycliq Fly 12 - I was able to do the double-metric and still have juice left over (if you use the headlight at the same time, it's a whole different ball game).
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Got our cv tests back and my wife and I are both negative. We’re thinking we’ll go out to a bar to celebrate.
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Got our cv tests back and my wife and I are both negative. Weíre thinking weíll go out to a bar to celebrate.
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Old 09-06-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
121 degrees on the other side of the valley from here. It's the highest temperature ever recorded in L.A. county. Amazing level of suck.
I would die.
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Old 09-06-20, 05:51 PM
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I would die.
Seriously.
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Old 09-06-20, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Ever since COVID, reading what people express on social media has left me unsettled. I feel like thereís so many hostile people in the world and somehow COVID has brought voice to the hostility. Itís weird, but on a subconscious level it has kind of left me uncomfortable with road riding. Not that COVID has brought up anything about bikes. But more that you realize thereís a lot of people who aggressively have no regard for their fellow human beings. At least thatís how it feels to me. I still ride the road, of course, but I donít feel the same way about it. I feel hugely less vulnerable out on trails. We have very few trails at home sadly. So Iím gorging on it while I can.
I agree. Iím supposed to start a tour across PA next Saturday. The first three days are on the GAP trail. Weíll see how things go after that in good olí Pennsyltucky.
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Old 09-06-20, 05:57 PM
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Was the road one lane in each direction with no shoulder? I was surprised to just learn that on such roads you can take the entire lane thanks to a 2016 amendment to PA law.

Last month I nearly got doored near my house by a NJ driver. She got out and said she would never try to hurt me. I noted that she just broke the law. Her ass of a husband asked ďHow? By opening the door?Ē I paraphrased this: ďNo person open any door on a motor vehicle unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so and can be done without interfering with the movement of other trafficÖĒ Shut him down quick
Road is 1 way each direction like 98% of the roads we ride on. We are allowed as much of the lane as necessary. But a small percentage of motorists are French showers and quoting them the law is not likely going to help. Similarly we have a 4 foot passing law which is not routinely followed either.
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Great pics Heathpack !

Super kudos.
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Old 09-06-20, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Got our cv tests back and my wife and I are both negative. Weíre thinking weíll go out to a bar to celebrate.
I suggest several celebratory hugs with your random fellow patrons!
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Old 09-06-20, 06:20 PM
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Got our cv tests back and my wife and I are both negative. We’re thinking we’ll go out to a bar to celebrate.
You just kicked 2020's ass. You're my hero.
#F2020
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
You just kicked 2020's ass. You're my hero.
#F2020
I don't have COVID, either. Am I your hero?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't have COVID, either. Am I your hero?
Were you exposed to someone who was covid positive? Sorry for your misfortune.
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Old 09-06-20, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Were you exposed to someone who was covid positive? Sorry for your misfortune.
Who can say? It's looking grim out there. #RIPVeloVol

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So on today’s ride a friend behind me yelled “your rear tire is flat!” It did not FEEL flat so I replied: “you sure?”

He said the center is flat and time to change tire or risk “real” flat tires.

I put the bike in the stand and I think it’s ok. The wear dimples have about 0.5mm depth still. Am I being reckless to keep riding??

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Mine have less than that. Ride it. The tread compound isn’t what keeps it together..
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Who can say? It's looking grim out there. #RIPVeloVol

https://twitter.com/CityKnoxvilleTN/...64422197379073
you have nothing to worry about, you're well over 30. Also, how is it possible for Knox County hospitalizations to go up 9 when there were 5 new hospitalizations and no deaths? Where did the extraneous 4 hospitalizations come from?
#FuzzyMath
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Mine have less than that. Ride it. The tread compound isnít what keeps it together..
I strongly dislike the feeling of cornering on a squared-off tire.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Ever since COVID, reading what people express on social media has left me unsettled. I feel like thereís so many hostile people in the world and somehow COVID has brought voice to the hostility. Itís weird, but on a subconscious level it has kind of left me uncomfortable with road riding. Not that COVID has brought up anything about bikes. But more that you realize thereís a lot of people who aggressively have no regard for their fellow human beings. At least thatís how it feels to me. I still ride the road, of course, but I donít feel the same way about it. I feel hugely less vulnerable out on trails. We have very few trails at home sadly. So Iím gorging on it while I can.
COVID has certainly been a focal point, but I think lots of ugliness is nearer the surface for many reasons and some people are interpreting political messaging as license to stop adhering to social norms or act out. Itís very scary and Iím glad I live where I do. I donít feel any more threatened on the roads than usual.
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you have nothing to worry about, you're well over 30. Also, how is it possible for Knox County hospitalizations to go up 9 when there were 5 new hospitalizations and no deaths? Where did the extraneous 4 hospitalizations come from?
#FuzzyMath
They need rjones28 to compile the official data, probably.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I strongly dislike the feeling of cornering on a squared-off tire.
I sprint and climb out of the saddle so much I wear down the shoulders. :Ģ
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Old 09-06-20, 07:09 PM
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I would die.
My poor kitty is suffering the worst. He's been crying all day, tried to get in the refrigerator, curled up around the toilet and can't figure this out. Mrs John wants to give him a cold shower but he hates water.
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COVID has certainly been a focal point, but I think lots of ugliness is nearer the surface for many reasons and some people are interpreting political messaging as license to stop adhering to social norms or act out. Itís very scary and Iím glad I live where I do. I donít feel any more threatened on the roads than usual.
Seems to be part of the appeal for supporters of one of your nearby residents. #P&R
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't have COVID, either. Am I your hero?
Maybe so, but you're rabid.
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My poor kitty is suffering the worst. He's been crying all day, tried to get in the refrigerator, curled up around the toilet and can't figure this out. Mrs John wants to give him a cold shower but he hates water.
Have you tried rubbing ice cubes on him? When my ac was out due to repairs thatís what we did. Our boy loved it. Try on the top of the head first.
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Seems to be part of the appeal for supporters of one of your nearby residents. #P&R
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