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Old 05-15-20, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Based on a short aside I heard in a podcast the other day, bluejays are mean, too.
Yep, they do tend to bully smaller birds, who in turn hire peregrines to exact revenge. Itís rough out there.
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Old 05-15-20, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Yep, they do tend to bully smaller birds, who in turn hire peregrines to exact revenge. Itís rough out there.
They were talking about this. Looks like they exaggerated the prevalence.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue_Jay/overview

Blue Jays are known to take and eat eggs and nestlings of other birds, but we donít know how common this is. In an extensive study of Blue Jay feeding habits, only 1% of jays had evidence of eggs or birds in their stomachs. Most of their diet was composed of insects and nuts.
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In an extensive study of Blue Jay feeding habits, only 1% of jays had evidence of eggs or birds in their stomachs.
Gross, did they hire some kids to shoot a bunch of them with bb guns?
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It’s too hot.
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Knife bar is ready for duty. With the finish, knives are staying put beautifully - no slipping, but they're not a bear to pull off, either.

(excuse the ****ty lighting in this corner of the kitchen)
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Originally Posted by datlas
Itís too hot.
Not here.
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A group of my cycling friends are doing an informal group ride to Lancaster and back, it will be a century. I was invited too.

I told them no thanks.

I did NOT tell them I think it's foolish and premature to have a group ride like that. I believe there are going to be 6-8 riders. They claim they will be socially distancing but I expect that won't happen.

I am trying not to judge people, but it's hard not to when you see educated and intelligent people do things that are potentially dangerous.
Itís a tough call. I err on the side of sometimes saying a little, because I feel like not saying anything implies you think what theyíre doing is ok. And when youíre a doctor (youíre seen so more than I, although veterinarians arguably get more training in population med and epidemiology than physicians do) and you let something seem ok, itís not the same impact as a layperson letting it seem ok. No one reads much into their layperson friend giving tacit approval to a health-related decision.

So I do speak up. Not always, but enough that people know Iím still not doing unnecessary out & about stuff and why.

Its not always well received. But thatís how the cookie crumbles. I kind of feel like Iíve gotten a lot of advantages in life by being a veterinarian. As a veterinarian, I swore an oath to protect public health. Now the day has come when Iím asked to live up to that oath. I donít feel like I have any choice but to do so. It would feel weird to me to take the good from my profession but not be willing to pay the price with the bad parts.

Not saying thatís what you should do. Definitely thereís an argument that you can catch more flies with honey. And if itís people I know will disregard what I say with contempt, I sometimes just say Iím not riding with anyone else right now because Iím exposed to a lot of people at work and I donít want to be a source of infection to others. That gets the point across without the hackles going up that Iím criticizing their behavior.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not here.
Itís about 82F. Feels too hot.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Itís about 82F. Feels great.
Same and fixed.
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88 today, if it wasnít for the wind I would be too hot.
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We'll never kill the viruses at 60F.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Itís about 82F. Feels too hot.
Long sleeve weather
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Old 05-15-20, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We'll never kill the viruses at 60F.
We're not killing them at 105F either.
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It’s not heat that works, it’s policy. Look at NZ/OZ or South Korea for good examples.

I won’t say more because P&R.
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Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I wonít say more because P&R.
Come on over. There's some bored people there.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.
who is chris froome?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
who is chris froome?
Some cyclist who needs to lose a few pounds.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Fun fact: Chris Froome has over 200,000 followers on Strava. I am not one of them.
And 175 followers in the Tour. Heyo!

I'm just going to embrace my dad-joke future.
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Damn, I need a haircut. When working, I had a standing three week appointment and went to four weeks after I retired. It's now been 10 weeks and my hair is thick and curly. I'm looking like a seedy ne'er-do-well.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Itís not heat that works, itís policy. Look at NZ/OZ or South Korea for good examples.

I wonít say more because P&R.
I won't either. Central Mexico has similar issues.
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For those of you that have no ticks, I'd be happy to send you some. We have more than enough to go around, fast free shipping.
PM me for offer details.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Some cyclist who needs to lose a few pounds.

sounds like every other cyclist I know. Doesnít sound like itís worth to follow.
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When the Cooper's hawk shows up, all the song birds around the condo disappear. It's almost eerie how quickly it happens.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
sounds like every other cyclist I know. Doesnít sound like itís worth to follow.
Other than people you know, what constitutes a good follow on Strava?
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