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  1. what

    What did you do to your bike today?

    If that's the original filter in that photo, it looks pristine.
  2. what

    What did you do to your bike today?

    How many miles do you have on that thing, to have it stripped down to the airbox?
  3. what

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Apparently this guy just died of corona... I guess? Pretty shitty deal if it's true.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    to be fair, they kinda saved our asses in the first place.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Speaking of flat earthers, has anyone else noticed a hard swing in the uh.. nazi direction with them lately? Seems like a lot of their talking points have now become "the jews are behind it" "hitler tried to warn us" "hitler was misunderstood" "illuminati" "hitler found out about the giant ice wall, was able to escape and now has a giant nazi mega-fortress built under the wall, biding his time and is waiting to come save us from the jews" It's kinda sad, I used to like flat earth as a conspiracy group because it was mostly harmless and witnessing the mental gymnastics every time one of their experiments failed was endlessly entertaining. They sure seem to buy a lot of faulty equipment. I hate it when I buy a $5,000 laser and the light bends and twirls all over the place instead of going in a straight line.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    That Nature article he is basing his whole theory on just proves that they were working with CoV. This is no great mystery, as China has been messing with that family of viruses since the SARS outbreak trying to figure it out. But yes, this whole thing is going to turn into the next big conspiracy theorist wet dream, like 9/11 and Kennedy. I wonder how long it will take before the flat earthers blame NASA and the reptilians.
  7. what

    Bell Star MIPS DLX Tantrum Helmet

    I just bought a backup from you!
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    I haven't been out of my apartment in 14 days. I haven't seen another human in 14 days. 😐
  9. what

    Bell Star MIPS DLX Tantrum Helmet

    Wish this color had been available when I bought my last Star from you. 😥
  10. what

    New track bike

    I've been holding off on putting the track fairings on the R1 as well, as I have the same suspicion that you do about a delayed start to the track season. Hoping for some nice days over the next few weeks for a SEO trip or 2 so I can get some miles on the bike and start to get to know it.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    If people were working desk jobs and then are asked to mop up gore in operating theaters due to a shortage of staff, I won't blame them for not wanting to mop. Everyone has a set expectation of what their job entails when the start. If they want to help out and that help is not part of their usual day to day responsibilities, that's wonderful and they should be commended. If they don't, then that's fine too. If someone is truly worried about catching this, to the point where they are going to work every day and fearing death, then decide it is in their best interest to just not go to work, again, I can't fault them. It's their choice. Congratulating them for being heroes or whatever, who cares. They will know whether or not they made a difference or did anything worth praising. If being called a hero comes with benefits and people who did not participate are taking advantage - it doesn't as far as I know - obviously that's an immoral thing to do, but again, you can't force people to do work they do not want to do. Unless you're a brutal dictatorship that threatens the lives of entire families if you don't capitulate.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Maybe they are maybe they aren't. Can't force people to do a job they don't want to do. Who knows what their situation is as well, it could be that they live with someone at high risk and don't wan to bring it home to them. It sucks there are staff shortages, but that's the way things go, especially when people are facing their own mortality or the mortality of their loved ones.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Conspiracy time!
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Yeah. I'm mid 30's with a flawless driving record and a 13 year old car, my rates are still like $1200/yr for insurance. It makes no sense. I can't imagine what it would be having points on my license or a history of wrecks. My 2016 R1 is worth more than my car, has better coverage and costs the same per month for insurance 😅
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Most of the kids I was in college with didn't have their licenses, 10 to 14 years ago. The decline has only gotten more dramatic since then.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    They already do by and large. Vehicle ownership is way way down in the 18-36 year old demographic.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Electric will be easier to work on/modify/shoehorn into different applications. Especially once price vs capacity becomes more affordable.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    glad we've got people like her willing to fill in the outages
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Yes they should probably explain that those checking on the vulnerable need to do so with barriers in place and anybody dropping off supplies needs to make sure to take precautions against spreading the virus on the outside of the supplies. Spray the stuff down with isopropyl alcohol before leaving it on the doorstep, for example.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    It's been out there for over a month at this point that the top end of the incubation period is 14-21 days. It's just not being discussed by our mainstream media. There are lots of things not being discussed by our mainstream media that probably should be. Here's an article from February 19th discussing a possible 21 day incubation period: https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/generalinfectiousdisease/84963 Here's a summary of possible incubation periods based on reports: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-incubation-period/ The longest reported is 27 days out of china - but again, how trustworthy is that number? Probably not very. The biggest issues with this virus are: It can spread from asymptomatic people It can live on surfaces for 2 to 7 days, depending on the surface The incubation period varies widely, from a day or two up to nearly 3 weeks - this ties back to the asymptomatic transmission problem Symptoms vary widely, from 0 symptoms (again, back to asymptomatic transmission), to very minor cold-like symptoms, to the worst flu someone has ever had, to dead within hours of onset of symptoms due to ARDS or other complications, including organ failure NYC is having such a bad time right now because that city is literally set up to spread disease. Mass public transportation, mixed with heavy population density and a population that isn't very concerned with personal hygiene, is really a perfect storm situation for this virus to get out of control fast.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Some of it is hard fact, other parts are speculation based on social media/first hand reports coming out of china. Hard to get any verified info out because of the whole "expel foreign media" thing.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Here's a fun one from Hong Kong's version of PBS: W.H.O. needs to be seriously looked at.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    China has also - Blamed this pandemic on both Italy and the USA, telling its citizens that the virus originated outside of China Banned all foreigners from entering the country, even visa holders, blaming them for bringing the virus back and "restarting" infections Banned all foreigners currently inside China from being out in public, for the most part, by issuing advisories to most businesses to deny foreigners access - including grocery, pharmacy and hospitals Expelled all foreign media Disabled 21 million cell phones over the last 3 weeks (probably not death related, more than likely information control measures due to an ongoing outbreak) Forbade any medical sites from submitting any new confirmed corona cases, as if they do they will have to "bear the full responsibility" - whatever that means in communist-speak Sent 70% faulty tests and compromised medical goods (masks, PPE, etc) to multiple countries while making them pay for these supplies Actively bought up all PPE available in Australia while still telling the world that this virus was not transmissible human to human Roped the W.H.O. in with (money? access? political favors?) and had them providing the entire world outside of China with dangerous, false information, ultimately delaying the response and leading largely to where we are today Nobody should be looking at China's numbers at this point. They are throwing off models and contributing to poor/misinformed decisions being made.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    yeah, but polar bears, or PETA hang out in those areas. much worse than pirates.
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    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    if you're in the middle of the ocean for the foreseeable future with minimal crew, and no contact with the outside world, you're probably ok
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