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Old 03-31-20, 08:26 AM
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The coronamiseration thread has moved to the lounge.
It does not show up for me.
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Old 03-31-20, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Hermes
It does not show up for me.
I was wondering where it went so I put "coronamiseration" in the search box and, voila.
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for real? Why the eff would someone move that?
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I deleted all my posts.
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Cypress you could euthanize the thread, and we could just carry on here as we normally do.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
Cypress you could euthanize the thread, and we could just carry on here as we normally do.
Done.
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It's a shame that thread was moved. It had pertinent information specifically for the racing crowd, and only went off the tracks a few times. I couldn't see the thread following the topic in The Lounge, nor did I want to start getting notifications from non-racers chiming in on something they know very little about and bringing even more negativity to the situation.
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Originally Posted by Cypress
It's a shame that thread was moved. It had pertinent information specifically for the racing crowd, and only went off the tracks a few times. I couldn't see the thread following the topic in The Lounge, nor did I want to start getting notifications from non-racers chiming in on something they know very little about and bringing even more negativity to the situation.
We couldn't have our fun, but God forbid that the disease of e-bike discussions spreads beyond their subforum. Then it has to live on. Or some recumbent material spilling out of their subforum. Then any moves to quiet or close that down gets met with a frothy tribal response.

Or my favorite, someone with zero posts is allowed to start new topics........about topics in forum stickies or a 20 second Google search. Usually to either troll OR post links peddling some Chinese knockoff product of theirs.

Pet peeves of mine.
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I was offering personal stuff related to my wife and her job. I don't really have the time to debate the yahoos from P&R or elsewhere. Agree, totally a shame. Folks should be able to vent, express fears, and hopes with those they feel most comfortable with.
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Originally Posted by Cypress
It's a shame that thread was moved. It had pertinent information specifically for the racing crowd, and only went off the tracks a few times. I couldn't see the thread following the topic in The Lounge, nor did I want to start getting notifications from non-racers chiming in on something they know very little about and bringing even more negativity to the situation.
I put like...5 minutes of work into that post. That was a lot work....how could they do that**********
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Apparently the cofeve 19 now has it's own sub-forum. Announcement at the top of the page.
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Originally Posted by Cypress
It's a shame that thread was moved. It had pertinent information specifically for the racing crowd, and only went off the tracks a few times. I couldn't see the thread following the topic in The Lounge, nor did I want to start getting notifications from non-racers chiming in on something they know very little about and bringing even more negativity to the situation.
I saw this AM that it was moved. I did my training and just got back on the site.

I agree that the thread was very good and a lot of time was put into it.

Do people want it moved back? If so, I will put some effort into making it happen, if possible.
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I think it's history.
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Nothing disappears. It just ends up hidden.
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Cypress has deleted the coronamiseration thread. I have authority to undelete it and move it back with a name change What say ye?
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I'll keep it going here for now.

We took my wife's mom in since she's part of the vulnerable population, and this typhoid Mary gives me a cold! It's a weird raw one, sorta feels like I drank sawdust and any exercise, even recovery pace, just is not working. Naturally I am over the top paranoid about it.

Much sadder - my wife was going to teach in the Bronx this semester but was able to get her course transferred to a campus closer to our home. The professor that replaced her in the Bronx died of covid today
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Originally Posted by Hermes
Cypress has deleted the coronamiseration thread. I have authority to undelete it and move it back with a name change What say ye?
I didn't realize you ended up a mod. You poor SOB.
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
I'll keep it going here for now.

We took my wife's mom in since she's part of the vulnerable population, and this typhoid Mary gives me a cold! It's a weird raw one, sorta feels like I drank sawdust and any exercise, even recovery pace, just is not working. Naturally I am over the top paranoid about it.

Much sadder - my wife was going to teach in the Bronx this semester but was able to get her course transferred to a campus closer to our home. The professor that replaced her in the Bronx died of covid today
ack. That's awful. I found out last night one of my cousins (like second or third) is in a coma.
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I'd rather not discuss Covid with the general cycling population. I'm sure it'll all devolve into how to desanitize your helmet mirror and other stuff.
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Coronamiseration thread is back in the 33 with a new name.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
I didn't realize you ended up a mod. You poor SOB.
I will take my turn in the barrel for awhile.
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Originally Posted by Hermes
Coronamiseration thread is back in the 33 with a new name.

Sorry, I deleted my posts when it landed in the general (cess) pool. My bad.
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ack. That's awful. I found out last night one of my cousins (like second or third) is in a coma.
I hope your cousin pulls through!
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Seems like you guys in the NY area have had some bad luck with it. I don't think I know anyone who has tested positive yet, but tests are hard to come by here. Mrs John called her doc last week to ask about a test since she's been coughing and feeling weak. Doc said no way, not yet.
The city of LA set up a drive-through test center at a large park near here and I rode by there today. You're supposed to have a doctor's referral but there were dozens of cars, maybe hundreds, lined up and all around the roads in the park.
Near there are two huge lots which are filled with RV type trailers. I think they are to provide a place for homeless people who test positive.

Sometimes I get the idea that things are worse than they are telling us.
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I was wondering where you'd all been. Guess I missed the other thread since I never venture outside of stuff I'm already subscribed to anymore.

Our county was one of the first in the Northeast to lock down. I've been home for like 3 weeks already.

I think it's going to get way worse for a long time before it gets better.

My wife was sick of having me home after like the first 3 days. We're trying to figure out ways to coexist. We're much, much luckier than most. One of the guys that works for me is also the only income, but they live in an apartment, have a 4 year old who is developmentally delayed, and his wife is pregnant with twins and on bed rest.

I can't imagine.
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