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  1. I didn't know where the police got their bikes before, and I didn't care. I don't care where they will get them in the future. I didn't shop at MJ's before, and I still won't. (It's a bad location for me, I have personal relationships with other shops, etc.) If they were smart, IMHO, they would have used this to pander to both sides. "We are proud to support the APD with the least aggressive, zero emission form of transportation available."
  2. I have to say that I'm a little disappointed. I bet you can find a mounting spot that actively brushes off caked up mud.
  3. I was watching a baseball game and it sounded like there is a way to call in and actually cheer for your team. Like they pump the actual audio from the call-in fans over the rest of the fake crowd noise.
  4. Forget the bigger car. Just leave the kids at home. (Just kidding. I'm sure your kids are cool.)
  5. But there is also this: https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/bbnp-closed-2020-07-01.htm
  6. We stay here: https://www.vrbo.com/390574?_branch_match_id=764187379070433996&adultsCount=1&oc=6uCTo2fTRSbBVj6gE~tmN&utm_campaign=earned%3Avrbo%3Ashare%3AXXX%3AUS%3Aios&utm_content=390574&utm_medium=social&utm_source=direct I think it's more than what you need, but great for a family or a bunch of dudes with bikes. 217 acres to ourselves. The house is a doublewide, but it's clean. The kids loved exploring the property, but we had cooler weather than you'd get in the summer. For the hikes, my wife downloaded an app that ranked the hikes in the area by distance and difficulty, which is nice because you can throw the State Park in the mix too. Sorry, I don't know what it was called, but the park's website is pretty good. https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/day_hikes.htm And here's the "scenic drive" page, although they are all scenic drives out there. https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/scenic_drives.htm We did Chisos Basin Loop Trail (plus the very short Window View Trail) and Balancing Rock one day with a picnic lunch in between. That was perfect for us. Bit off a little too much the next day with Crystal trail in the State Park so I had to piggyback one kid for a few miles. Although it was about the same total distance as the day before, those A/C breaks really seem to help. Then, we did Santa Elena Canyon Trail in the NP in the morning before going home. We all wished that we were staying longer.
  7. The family and I spent a few days in Terlingua during Spring Break. With a 6 and a 9 y/o, we were looking for the kid friendly hikes in the National Park. There are some good ones were you hike for an hour or so, see some cool shit, get in your air conditioned car, and cool off while taking a breathtaking drive to a different part of the park. This strategy worked well managing kids meltdowns but also could be a good game plan to manage the heat.
  8. It's definitely interesting how it affects people so differently. We have to remember that this thing is only months old, and we really don't understand it yet. That's why we shouldn't scoff at the scientists and disease experts when they can't clearly explain something or some of the details aren't 100% accurate. The anti-mask conspiracy theorists want to throw the baby out with the bathwater if one data point doesn't make sense to them, but these scientists are the best we have, doing the best they can.
  9. I doubt it. I read a quote from Gohmert where he basically blamed the mask for giving him covid. "I can't help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, that if I might have put some germs or some of the virus onto the mask and breathed it in,"
  10. I like when he backs up his penguin conspiracy theory with flat earth truth.
  11. I wanted a phone pocket to attach to my hydration pack like that for years. For a while, I had a CamelBak that had some really nice hip pockets that I liked a lot. Currently, I switched to a fanny pack style hydration pack. It's not super easy to swing it around and access my phone compared to a handlebar bag or something on the frame, but way easier than a backpack style. Plus, I love not having anything on my shoulders.
  12. It keeps falling out of his jersey pocket.
  13. We picked a bad weekend to come down to the beach with a tropical storm in the gulf. Picked up a 6er of the only local beer at the convenient store. I’m not usually a fan of wheat beer, but this one is pretty tasty.
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