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  1. Anyone go out this evening? I'm assuming still too wet.
  2. Usually in situations like today with super dry and then heavy rain, the stuff in the sun will usually be okay pretty quickly. It's the stuff in the shade that still might take a while. It'll still dry up faster but there will probably still be wet and muddy spots in gullies and very shady areas. Just be smart and check your tires. If you see mud sticking, wait another day.
  3. Beautiful morning out at BC today. 65 degrees and no humidity when I got on the trails at 6:45. Only 72 when I was done at 8am. Almost perfect except for the leashless dog charging straight at me on Peddlers while the owner and his kid were 50 feet away. Harmless dog, just nearly made me crash. Guy just gave me a "Yeah, yeah" response when I told him that leashes were required out here. Yay. People.
  4. This reminds me of one my far far far left wing fanatic friends. For background she thinks 100% of all income should be taxed and then evenly distributed among everyone. Very anti gun and thinks all should be banned included from police and military. We were talking about end of the world type stuff a while back and she of course likes to get her shots(pun intended) in about the guns I own. She's a gardener and actually has a really good small/medium garden/farm in east Austin. She has no guns and told me I should get rid of my guns and focus on gardening and farming so I can survive the apocalypse like her. I simply said why would I do that when I can simply take yours by force? I have guns, you don't. Easy peasy. Needless to say she wasn't happy with me. I love arguing with the extreme left and right folks. They are all crazy.
  5. He's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night.
  6. Yep. You should check Garmin's twitter feed. People are absolutely losing their minds because they can't upload their exercises immediately. It's funny and sad all at the same time.
  7. I've been riding with my hockey buddies but that's about it. Usually three or four of us.
  8. Haha! True. Especially when some of the mountain biking advice on the mountain biking forum is also questionable...
  9. Same here. I take it easy on the uphills and always sit for a few minutes after a longer climb and get some water. But I made it through yesterday just fine while also still hungover from two bottles of wine on Sat night.
  10. Went out to Walnut yesterday from 1-2 and it wasn't bad at all. 98 degrees according to my truck and humidity wasn't awful. It was actually pretty nice as there were very few people out. I only saw one other biker and only two small groups walking dogs. I'll probably do some more afternoon riding this week since it seems you can avoid the crowds at that time. Too many walkers and dogs at Walnut in the mornings/evenings.
  11. Yeah I've never cleaned mine in over a year but I just use water. Hell I'll even leave water in it in the garage from previous rides and just top it off. Never had an issue with gunk. Same die my hockey water bottles. I just keep refilling and topping off for each ride/game. My wife thinks I'm gross because I'll drink my open bedside water over the course of three or four nights without emptying/refilling. Haven't gotten sick or died yet!
  12. Yep. I think bringing up Mexico to a higher standard of living through trade holds nothing but positives for both the US and Mexico. I would happily support moving our China trade to Mexico.
  13. Haha I just checked mine. Low was 62 and high was 85 on February 28th, 1978 in San Antonio. Guess that's what set my calibration for what winter temps should be like.
  14. Yeah they look great. Until you're standing outside waiting for a bus in February, it's -6 and your eyelashes freeze together when you blink.
  15. Still riding. Sometimes early morning, sometimes during lunchtime, sometimes in the evening. Just got back right now from an hour ride in Brushy. Heat has never bothered me but I also spent my childhood in south Texas baling hay and running fence lines on my grandpa's dairy farm. You haven't experienced heat until you've spent a day baling hay in a barn when it's 105 outside with gulf of mexico humidity. Riding a bike in this weather is easy peasy compared to that. Just need to drink a ton of water. I shut down around December when it gets cold and start back up in March. I generally don't ride when it's under 60. Too chilly.
  16. No issues with my watch. Fenix 6. Thing is amazing and syncs to Strava automagically. Haven't had a single issue with it in 1.5 years. I use it for biking, walking/running, and swimming.
  17. Hmm... Where is this weed garden? Asking for a friend.
  18. Is it wrong of me that I would have made various body parts with those veggies?
  19. No. Waiting for when it's in the NW in the evening. Got my telescope ready to go. Supposedly around July 23rd will be the best in the evening after sundown. In the NW just below Ursa Major.
  20. While I agree with you, much of the world believes in a god of some sort. Believing in Mother Nature is simply another version of that.
  21. Same here. I use Mother Nature anthropomorphicly because I like the way it sounds. It is cause and effect as we are simply disrupting things and feeling the effects. But I like the Mother Nature is angry play so I use it.
  22. Well if that's the case, then shouldn't we just let the virus run its course and eliminate a major part of the problem? i.e. Humans? Personally, I am a big believer that the earth and nature tries its best to keep a balance. Like you said, we're triggering some of these things and nature's reaction is to fight back. We're basically like a locust swarm on the earth and eventually nature is going to say "fuck it" and just wipe us out. We've been able to somewhat fight and control nature with technology which has allowed to flourish and overpopulate but eventually she'll pull something and just wipe us out. Is COVID just the vanguard in nature's war vs humanity after so much of our abuse? Maybe. I've started to see reports of antibodies only lasting a few weeks to a couple months. If that is in fact true, a vaccine won't do shit. What do we do then? Just hide like we are or accept the fact that nature can skull fuck us really anytime she wants and that maybe we should get our shit together, stop breeding like rabbits, and stop destroying things and then letting this kind of crap out.
  23. I took EE 316(digital logic) and one other EE course I can't remember for my science sequence for my Computer Science BS at UT. I loved that class. If I hadn't done CS I'd have done EE but I preferred the software theory side of things. Downing was by far my favorite CS prof at Texas. Had him for three different classes. 307 was the weedout course in the late 90s. It was in Haskell and it was all recursion, I loved it! Now I think it's in Java. 315 was data structures with Downing and probably somewhat of a weedout course too. My best move was taking Number Theory(for my math elective) and Cryptography(for a CS elective) in the same semester. They were pretty much the exact same course. Aced them both!
  24. TLDR. Kids are safe, over 55 should take precautions. My grandson is 4 and he's back in his day care. Kids are pretty much unaffected by COVID. There have been 30 total COVID deaths to kids under 15 since Feb 4th. That's 30 deaths under the age of 15 from COVID over the past five months. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#AgeAndSex For reference in the 2017-2018 flu season, there were an estimated 643 deaths of kids under the age of 17(sorry, ages didn't line up exactly) due to the flu. Considering the flu season is about five months, it's comparable. So the flu causes 21 times more deaths in school age children over similar five month time periods. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2017-2018.htm#table1 Now if you're worried about your kids spreading it to the high risk over 55 crowd(~93% of COVID deaths in the US), that's one thing and a completely different topic. But again, this thing is only really bad for older folks above 55(and really it's 65 and up) so don't worry about your kids being affected. For your kids, worry more about the regular old flu. https://www.acsh.org/news/2020/06/23/coronavirus-covid-deaths-us-age-race-14863 Our average death age from COVID in the US is a bit younger than European countries but I'm willing to bet that is 100% due to most Americans living unhealthy lifestyle. e.g. obesity and all the co-morbidities that come along with it. Americans are fat. That is 100% fact. I have friends that are four inches shorter than me yet weigh 30lbs more and consider themselves in shape. It's not muscle either, think dad bod. I don't consider myself in shape currently at 6'2" 190lbs. My normal is 185 but I've put on a few lbs since busting my ankle a few weeks ago. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/24/when-covid-19-deaths-are-analysed-by-age-america-is-an-outlier
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