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11-27-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By Trevtassie

Just to hammer home how fake your figures are......

Just to hammer home how fake your figures are... here are the CDC figures for excess deaths in another format. The 260,000 is excess deaths this year above the upper bound of variation, the 360,000...
11-26-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By Trevtassie

If you are going to fake data, at least try and...

If you are going to fake data, at least try and remember to add the extra covid deaths to the monthly average. Our are you saying the average death rate has gone down in proportion to the extra...
11-26-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By Trevtassie

I've always wanted to deep fry a turkey. Don't...

I've always wanted to deep fry a turkey. Don't even eat them, just up for the challenge, got a nice big gas burner and a big pot. Been in Antarctica for the last 4 Christmases, not many turkeys and...
11-26-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By Trevtassie

I was wondering when the Troll would go. It's...

I was wondering when the Troll would go. It's getting hard to find decent wider rims and wider touring tyres in 26".
Pity, when travelling you can stuff a 26" bike in a smaller box than a 29er and...
11-26-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 697
Posted By Trevtassie

Pulse braking is absolutely the way to go, even...

Pulse braking is absolutely the way to go, even if it's high frequency pulses. You want to get the disc surface temperature up quickly, without heating the core of the disc or the pads too much. ...
11-26-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Trevtassie

Alcohol and Covid-19

There's a damn good reason why bars and places serving alcohol should be shut when Covid-19 is not under control in a community...... Alcohol induced hearing loss. Basically drunk people go deaf, so...
11-25-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By Trevtassie

This page does it better...

This page does it better https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/excess-mortality-cumulative-deaths Can select different countries. USA is currently 341,000 above the long term average.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Trevtassie

Just need the right kind of puller to get them...

Just need the right kind of puller to get them out. A collet type puller like this...
11-25-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By Trevtassie

I'll bite, because no stupidity should go...

I'll bite, because no stupidity should go unrewarded.
If Covid deaths are only 31000 in the USA, how do you explain the other 300,000 deaths above the long term average this year? Just coincidence?...
11-25-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, I dunno what you do about that, the CDC...

Yeah, I dunno what you do about that, the CDC excess death site is hard to interpret so you can't send people there. They need to simplify it to a number "So far this year there have been X number...
11-25-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Trevtassie

Been 4 or 5 months since any cases of local...

Been 4 or 5 months since any cases of local transmission in my state. No restrictions on anything, economy is going pretty good, bars, restaurants open. Nationwide we had a little cluster of 28...
11-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,220
Posted By Trevtassie

Glitter is a fairly considerable source of...

Glitter is a fairly considerable source of microplastics in the environment. Gotta be something better than glitter....
11-16-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,161
Posted By Trevtassie

Proper pub crawl. If you call hitting 45mph...

Proper pub crawl. If you call hitting 45mph crawling... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1683288705275035
And this is my steed with me in the large hat.
No wheels over 20" allowed...
11-16-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By Trevtassie

Sometimes I use my rear brake. My partner...

Sometimes I use my rear brake.
My partner wears her back brake pads out faster than I wear out my fronts.
11-16-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,808
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm pretty sure Covid-19 could be bright purple...

I'm pretty sure Covid-19 could be bright purple with hi -viz stripes, the size of a bear and tend to tear your throat out with its 12" fangs, and the yanks would still ignore it if Trump said it's...
11-15-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,808
Posted By Trevtassie

You know, I always laughed at those zombie films...

You know, I always laughed at those zombie films where there are so many zombies and not many humans left, like "people are not stupid, they wouldn't get infected so quickly" . Nah, turns out most of...
11-15-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trevtassie

If I were a Swede I'd be suing Tegnell as hard as...

If I were a Swede I'd be suing Tegnell as hard as I could, for being an arrogant knob end. How he still has his job I have no idea....
11-12-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,144
Posted By Trevtassie

Had a thought, you could cut that stupid tube...

Had a thought, you could cut that stupid tube thingo out, grab some Joe's Rim Strips, and after patching the hole, go full tubeless. Joe's are pretty thick, I've got non tubeless to play well...
11-11-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,144
Posted By Trevtassie

Tubeless plug kit for bikes (the brown snot...

Tubeless plug kit for bikes (the brown snot strings are much smaller)
Finish Line Sealant in tire.

ERT seems to combine the worst aspects of tubed and tubeless systems and none of the advantages....
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,290
Posted By Trevtassie

At the risk of jinxing myself, I've toured about...

At the risk of jinxing myself, I've toured about 12000km, and have never had a flat. Firstly on Marathon HS420, then Mondials, both tubed with slime in the tubes. Switched to Surly ETs, tubeless....
Forum: Foo
11-09-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,561
Posted By Trevtassie

If you have to turn up to vote, you may as well...

If you have to turn up to vote, you may as well have a snag...
We had a scandal a while ago when somebody slipped on a fried onion from the sausage sizzle in a hardware store and sued the store...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,864
Posted By Trevtassie

My own thoughts would be it wouldn't be high...

My own thoughts would be it wouldn't be high enough for long downhills. I like to keep my legs a little bit loaded when descending after a long climb, otherwise you get that Lead Legs "lactic acid"...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Trevtassie

A rear rack with a big basket on top is pretty...

A rear rack with a big basket on top is pretty useful. Junk and loose items like jackets etc can go in the basket with a cargo net over the top. You can also get rain covers. Panniers go on the...
11-07-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Trevtassie

That's great, if a population has all the facts...

That's great, if a population has all the facts available to them, and are able to make rational decisions. Quite clearly that was never possible in the USA, where information from the highest...
11-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Trevtassie

Well at least my parents now have liberty, and...

Well at least my parents now have liberty, and don't have to hide out at home worrying they might die a slow frightening gurgling death and my partner and I had the liberty to go out last night...
11-07-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Trevtassie

The good ol' evangelicals wouldn't like that one!...

The good ol' evangelicals wouldn't like that one!
They rounded up 400 maskholes at a protest the other day and fined another couple hundred a few thousand bucks each... probably a little...
11-06-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Trevtassie

We managed to control the contagion....

Generally we've managed to keep the infection of morons and muppets out of Australia. Turns out fining the hell out of them and locking them up when needed, when public shaming doesn't work, is...
11-03-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Trevtassie

Dude, you live in Australia, so you know there...

Dude, you live in Australia, so you know there are still some Universities around the world that do research without the private sector, then commercialise it later, maybe take the tinfoil hat off....
10-30-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Trevtassie

Does the roughness go away if you back the cones...

Does the roughness go away if you back the cones out a little?
Also, if they are QR wheels, adjust the cones with the skewer under tension off the bike, using a couple of nuts as a spacer, a search...
10-30-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trevtassie

Wonder if the "Swedish Model" aficionados are...

Wonder if the "Swedish Model" aficionados are still thinking it's good way to go??? It's currently 512 times worse than Australia... 2820 daily, from 10.5 million population, Australia 13 daily from...
10-29-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,257
Posted By Trevtassie

The Shimano XM9s aren't super warm, but they are...

The Shimano XM9s aren't super warm, but they are waterproof, with the exception of the large hole in the top where your foot goes in. For cold weather you'd want to go a size up with thick socks....
10-26-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By Trevtassie

The absolute most you can get out of a dynamo hub...

The absolute most you can get out of a dynamo hub is 10W, and that is with a bunch of electronics incorporated in something like a Forumslader dynamo to USB charger. It'll change phones and such...
10-24-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Trevtassie

Dude, the foam is expanded polystyrene. When they...

Dude, the foam is expanded polystyrene. When they talk about polystyrene, they are talking about the foam. It's hard and when you have an accident it dissipates energy by compressing and deforming....
10-24-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Trevtassie

The foam in bicycle helmets is expanded...

The foam in bicycle helmets is expanded polystyrene or EPS.... having gone over the bars and landed on my head I can assure you a: it hurt and b: the foam cracked. The shell can be almost anything,...
10-24-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By Trevtassie

I've tried Butterflies, Crazy Bars and Jones,...

I've tried Butterflies, Crazy Bars and Jones, really like the Jones, but if I'd seen the Denhams before I got the Jones, I'd get those. But if you are on a budget, butterflies are a good choice if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By Trevtassie

Depends, if it's a straight descent after a long...

Depends, if it's a straight descent after a long climb then I'll try and turn my legs a bit so they don't seize up.
But if you want to go fast, then the more aero you can get the faster you can go....
10-24-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,907
Posted By Trevtassie

I'd have to say I'd probably wanna do a...

I'd have to say I'd probably wanna do a Wellie-Bootin. 17km downhill, down Mt Wellington, in Hobart, Tasmania. If I played my cards right, there'd be at least 8 pub stops on the way... plus a bunch...
10-24-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,173
Posted By Trevtassie

I don't like hay, and I really hate strawmen.

I don't like hay, and I really hate strawmen.
10-24-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Trevtassie

Have you thought about giving it a full service?...

Have you thought about giving it a full service? it's only around $70 for every seal and valve in the shock, plus a bit of fluid....
10-24-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,173
Posted By Trevtassie

There's pretty well no point arguing with an...

There's pretty well no point arguing with an anti-vaxxer, their logical contortions are confusing even to themselves.
10-22-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,173
Posted By Trevtassie

Which bit don't you get? You need both a vaccine...

Which bit don't you get? You need both a vaccine and a good treatment, because vaccination isn't 100% effective and 100% of the population won't get vaccinated (not to mention those who may not be...
10-20-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,173
Posted By Trevtassie

Seriously dude, stop making an argument when...

Seriously dude, stop making an argument when there isn't one...
As others have said, a vaccine and an anti inflammatory approach aren't mutually exclusive.
10-17-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Trevtassie

Insert joke about Snakebite Flat...

Insert joke about Snakebite Flat here:.............................................
10-17-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Trevtassie

Australia has been doing Genome tracing pretty...

Australia has been doing Genome tracing pretty well since the start of the Pandemic as well. Precise enough to say the second wave in Victora, one of our states, came from security guards and staff...
10-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 811
Posted By Trevtassie

Couple of things, 1: got a link to a reliable...

Couple of things,
1: got a link to a reliable source for this "factoid"
2: There are plenty of larger volume tires that would either explode or damage the rim long before they reached twice the...
10-15-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 811
Posted By Trevtassie

You know the 85psi Max on the tire is the actual...

You know the 85psi Max on the tire is the actual max pressure allowed by the manufacturer? For seating the bead only, in most cases... If a tire won't seat at "Max" pressure, use some lube.
I...
10-15-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,116
Posted By Trevtassie

When two sufferers of Dogncar Syndrome meet on a...

When two sufferers of Dogncar Syndrome meet on a cycle path...
10-15-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Trevtassie

The USA is not the West, even though they'd like...

The USA is not the West, even though they'd like to believe that. Mind you, the country that provided safe harbour for Rupert Murdoch is enabling him to spread the mantra of individual rights and no...
10-15-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Trevtassie

Sweden is just in the throes of getting a nice...

Sweden is just in the throes of getting a nice second wave... starting to average 700 cases a day and climbing.... no, they aren't special.
10-14-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh yeah, and Tegnell was busted in some emails...

Oh yeah, and Tegnell was busted in some emails discussing progress towards herd immunity.... https://emanuelkarlsten.se/tegnell-mejlen-sa-fick-flockimmuniteten-faste-hos-folkhalsomyndigheten/
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