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Old 05-10-23, 11:47 AM
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Old 05-10-23, 11:50 AM
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I wonder if they're as tasty as pork chops. Probably too gamey.
The bowhunters I knew who hunted javelina did not eat them. Too smelly. Wild pigs are different - sows and younger males are definitely edible, but the meat is a lot denser and leaner than domestic pork, so it is better braised or in stews. Mature males get a "rank" flavor that most find off-putting, and old boars are downright inedible because of it.
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Old 05-10-23, 11:53 AM
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Last night's ride was so windy that I shamelessly and uninvitedly drafted two different riders in the last mile. To be fair, they had both passed me pretty recently and may have drafted me earlier, and after I passed the first one he could have hopped on my wheel. I was careful to maintain a 2 bikelength gap, but still.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Last night's ride was so windy that I shamelessly and uninvitedly drafted two different riders in the last mile. To be fair, they had both passed me pretty recently and may have drafted me earlier, and after I passed the first one he could have hopped on my wheel. I was careful to maintain a 2 bikelength gap, but still.
H*ck, two bike lengths is not drafting. It's a "respectful distance".

No shame warranted.
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Pensé que ya sabías hablar español.

I do just fine on the street, and in the shops. And even on the phone. A little rough in the doctor's and dentist's consultorios. This class is to iron out the kinks of the things I've never been exposed to. Subjunctive has been pretty much glossed over in the previous five semesters, por ejemplo. We're doing the structure of the conditional, with subjunctive in two or three tenses.* It gets a bit dense. Yesterday I introduced the teacher to a Spanish word she didn't know. Desbrozadora; weedeater. The title of the course is 'Spanish for foreigners'. I recommend it. Heavy on grammar and structure. A UNAM course.

* Some of this stuff I've been using, though being unaware of its grammar and structure. The beauty of learning from a grammar base is you can figure out how to say things, without knowing how they would be labelled in a class environment.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Vale. In Spain, I think “Ojalá que” may be even more common, but idk about in Mexico. ¿Sabes?
Ojala(I'm on a USA keyboard here) is used to say 'God willing', more-or-less. One would always use the subjunctive with that word. The other positive of the course is that I'm now hearing more than I used to hear, because I've been exposed to it. This is level 6; I took level 5 probably 10 years ago.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Vale. In Spain, I think “Ojalá que” may be even more common, but idk about in Mexico. ¿Sabes?
Ich weiss nicht.

What I meant was that "hope that..." is the clearest example of subjunctive because the uncertainty is most obvious, so that's how it's explained in grammar lessons.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
H*ck, two bike lengths is not drafting. It's a "respectful distance".

No shame warranted.
It may not be wheelsucking, but it pissed me right off. Especially when people kept doing it even after I told them off.
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H*ck, two bike lengths is not drafting. It's a "respectful distance".

No shame warranted.
Many years ago I drafted a teenage Amish or Mennonite girl who got caught up in an MS charity ride I was on. She had mirrors on both sides, a milk crate attached to a rear rack and a…wait for it…Campy rear disc wheel. (My guess is that it was purchased at the T-Town velodrome swap meet.) And she was wearing a dress and bonnet.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Many years ago I drafted a teenage Amish or Mennonite girl who got caught up in an MS charity ride I was on. She had mirrors on both sides, a milk crate attached to a rear rack and a…wait for it…Campy rear disc wheel. (My guess is that it was purchased at the T-Town velodrome swap meet.) And she was wearing a dress and bonnet.
Ever been to Shirk’s bike shop? It’s arguably the best shop in the state, in the middle of rural Lancaster county and they cater to both serious cyclists AND utilitarian Amish cyclists. Very interesting place.
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I am not seeing it.
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Looks like embedded YouTube videos which I also don’t see, usually.
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That's because it's not a real thing.
Oh?
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Oh?
I have to side with VV on this.
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My computer has no trouble being able to type "weiß." MacBook keyboards don't have every foreign binding but they have a lot like this one.
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I hate to take days off but sometimes, I really do need a rest. Today was one of those where the plan was short, primarily small ring, stop for lunch and also enjoy a stop or two just to "smell the flowers."

Plan successfully fulfilled. .

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No more Wyoming weather reports? <crosses fingers>
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No more Wyoming weather reports? <crosses fingers>
Everyone's a critic.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No more Wyoming weather reports? <crosses fingers>
Where there's a will there's a way.
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