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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-08-20, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Lester, is this a bullsnake?
Looks like a gopher snake to me, but I don't really know snakes that well.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Its much bigger than the Diamondback I nearly(about 5) ran over last week.

The Diamondback was about 2ft. long, but I miss him by 5.
I have seen a lot of snakes already this year including several rattlesnakes, and I haven't even done that much trail riding yet. I was descending a sketchy little hill and I stopped to have a better look and there was a small rattler right where I was going. I chased him with some pebbles which pissed him off but at least he left the trail.

I think it's going to be a big year for snakes.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Summer will be here Wednesday


nope. that's going to be boiling. rather you than me. although given the hard frost on my back lawn a little more heat than we have currently would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Looks like a gopher snake to me, but I don't really know snakes that well.
bullsnake/gopher snake. Same thing.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Wyoming knows how to do June

⚠️❄️ Snow will continue across western mountains through tonight. Use caution if traveling over mountain passes today.
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although given the hard frost on my back lawn a little more heat than we have currently would be appreciated.
#YearWithoutSummer
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Despite Illinois being the 2nd flattest state in the USA, I hit 53.8 mph on a downhill according to my Garmin but in true form, Strava reports it as 51.9 mph. Wonder how they calculate it that's different than Garmin.
Sampling at different times, probably. Either one might have missed your actual peak speed.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Actually you are correct. I just decided to give it up. Selling everything I have. It served me well for almost 40 years, but I'm finding walking with Mrs. rpen is working better for us. I don't like the cold, the heat, the wind, hills, rain.... I was having a really hard time finding an "ideal" day to ride. I finally just said, "What's the point?"

Make no mistake, I loved it while I was doing it. I have always believed in being aware of the changes needed to cope with aging and not digging in my heels and pretending it isn't happening. . Not riding is probably the biggest one I have faced so far.
I have always felt that if life took my other abilities away, I could be happy, truly happy, if I could still take a little walk with my wife.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We had a pretty good summer actually, well apart from a few major storms and a bit of wind.. The really great autumn weather did coincide with our most strick lockdown though which was mildy annoying.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Sampling at different times, probably. Either one might have missed your actual peak speed.
Same data I think, uploaded from Garmin to Strava.

Trust Garmin on this one.
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Old 06-08-20, 04:56 PM
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Look what I made:


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There was a garter snake (I think - black with two lengthwise yellow stripes) in the garage of the new house a day or two ago.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Look what I made:
Are you going to share with the group?
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Old 06-08-20, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Are you going to share with the group?
I shared it with mrs datlas and daughter 2. They approve of my baking skills. I am taking good care of my sourdough culture and feeding it regularly.
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I thought trilobites were extinct.
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Looks like we will be flying out to LA in mid-August. RT from Philly is only $100 as of now.
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My ex is going to see a woman about a used desk. The womans name is Buffy Gorilla. Even though shes an Aussie, I refuse to believe thats her real last name, although I was once friends with a Lisa Barbell.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Looks like a gopher snake to me, but I don't really know snakes that well.
Think you’re correct.

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Old 06-08-20, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Same data I think, uploaded from Garmin to Strava.

Trust Garmin on this one.
Ah, so Strava downsamples it (them?), the cheap bastids
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
"...humbling for me as an academic...."
I didn't think this was possible
I consider myself the very model of humility, thanks.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
My ex is going to see a woman about a used desk. The woman’s name is Buffy Gorilla. Even though she’s an Aussie, I refuse to believe that’s her real last name, although I was once friends with a Lisa Barbell.
Google tells me she spells it with two "r"s; Gorrilla, to wit. Google also tells me that "gorilla" is from the Greek for "tribe of hairy women."
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Ah, so Strava downsamples it (them?), the cheap bastids
I don't know the exact nature of it, but there's a difference in the files after Strava processes them, and they're certainly not more accurate. One of the things the STers were checking when abandoning Strava was that the original files were returned in the download, not the Stravafied ones. To their credit, they were the originals. I think GPLama did some testing about the differences, but I didn't look that closely.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Looks like we will be flying out to LA in mid-August. RT from Philly is only $100 as of now.
Someone told me yesterday that they saw some crazy low fare. Cant remember where to.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I am taking good care of my sourdough culture and feeding it regularly.
Feed it wut?
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