Month of April 2020 (Nat’l Avg $1.984)

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  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I went for a walk around the neighborhood. Approached two groups, which were separated kitty-corner from each other & on opposite sides of a street. Children were playing (meaning moving around, even on skate boards). I kept a 30+ foot distance from any group, by moving into the middle of the street. Later at home, TV articles are now saying that 6 foot distance is NOT enough. I understand that, specially with regards to groups of people.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2020
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  2. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    In other countries, the conventional recommendation is 2 meters, ~9.4% farther.

    That's likely not far enough apart in adverse circumstances, for example a violent sneeze, combined with wind speeding droplets from infected sneezer toward sneezee (= victim).
     
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  3. litesong

    litesong litesong

    From my ccp coronavirus thread:
    litesong said:
    Altho, global ccp coronavirus death-rate moves down to 5.44%, U.S. ccp coronavirus death-rate makes a major shift of 11% upward to 2.85%!!
    Global ccp coronavirus death-rate moves up to 5.46%, U.S. ccp coronavirus death-rate moves down a trace to 2.84%!!

    P.S. Less than an hour later, Global ccp coronavirus death-rate moves up to 5.47%, U.S. ccp coronavirus death-rate moves up to 2.86%.
    P.S. II.... A few hours later. Global ccp coronavirus death-rate moves up to 5.48%. U.S. ccp coronavirus death-rate leaps up to 2.98%, jumping another 4% !!
    P.S. III.... A few hours later. Global ccp coronavirus death-rate moves up to 5.48% (just jumped to 5.55%).... now, up to 5.56%. U.S. ccp coronavirus death-rate slackens, down to 2.95% !!
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I heard the recommendation in Florida is to keep an alligator length between you. :p
     
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Since a tiger now has the ccp coronavirus, ya sure don't want any alligators coming down with the ccp coronavirus. :eek::eek:
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night a water main had burst on slip road / exit ramp off motorway leaving behind a sinkhole so I had to go a different way I haven't been on in maybe 15 years onto a different motorway. Added about 4 miles on but rest of route was pretty good for FE with the roads so quiet I could do plenty of low speed pulse and glide, 61°F, part-time tailwind W6:
    52.0 / 25.5

    This morning in my car, cold 36°F, mostly headwind WSW3:
    49.7 / 21.4

    Tank up 1.8 to 49.7 (FCD 52.3) / 70.1 / Range 580 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 1.3 to 51.8 / DTE 629
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Whoops ;)
    April thread created and relevant posts moved over!
    Thanks for spotting that Edwin :D- lost track of time while self-isolating :rolleyes:
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    You worked hard, Gord. Thanks!
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Man....... I sure don't want to be one of the stats reported in the newspapers, "as dozens of sneezees died today". Really got to get different, more respectful terminology! Yeah, I know. ccp coronavirus doesn't respect anyone.
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Well.... the gas war town, within a global gas war, is down to $1.29... even $1.25. Maybe the lowest gas price, this side of Texas. Lowest local gas price is $2.49. Really, really don't need gas....... Did I say there is a gas war, within a gas war? Yes, I said, there was a gas war, within a gas war. A scenic trip & Spring makes for the best lovely pink blossom scenics & would be so sweet. The Tulip festivals are cancelled, losing one year's income. One of the Tulip growers are brand new owners, who are seeing their first year being trashed. However, Tulip Town in Mount Vernon, Washington is getting orders to deliver colorful flowers to rest homes, care facilities, & even to First Responders to brighten moods during this time of crisis.
    This ccp coronavirus coup up is making me feel.... couped up. Lots of people are getting antsy....walking the streets for exercise.... keeping their distance, of course.
    The gas war, within a gas war beckons me, "Half price.....come with your gas cans & get it". I got my mask & I got disposable gloves.....
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Gord.
    Yesterday , going home into the wind ,
    I did okay. Scenic Route #2 , Variation #1.
    32.1 miles, fcd = 74.6 x .945 = 70.5 MPG.
    This morning , no wind at all , 52 deg F in
    Naperville , 50 in Elk Grove.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 64.5 x .945 = 60.9 MPG.
    Tank is at 410.9 miles , fcd = 68.2 x .945 = 64.4 MPG.

    Business as usual. Sunday I went on a 22 mile bike ride
    with my brother. He's pretty fast for a 66-year-old man
    who has smoked for 50 years. But for the last few
    years , he has been using a patch or vaping , and his health
    seems to have improved. I recommend no nicotine at all ,
    but I'm not a doctor. I just play one on TV.
     
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  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh, you're a famous, handsome movie star!!! I didn't know. Oh.... Edwin The Magnificent!!! Right under my nose. Sorry, I have a big nose & it blocks a lot of what I should normally be able to see.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    re: big nose - didn't hurt Karl Malden or Jimmy Durante to name a couple of successful actors... Give it a go, litesong! :D
     
  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night the sink hole still blocked all normal routes home so I went another different (shorter) way this time avoiding the 2 motorway route. Very quiet roads again, 64°F, crosswind S4:
    51.5 / 20.6

    This morning, motorway route, great run, 48°F, slight tailwind E2:
    52.6 / 21.5

    Tank up 0.6 to 50.3 (FCD 53.0) / 112.2 / Range 575 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 1.2 to 53.0 / DTE 604
     
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  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Ink, a dink a dink, a dink a doo, a dink a dee....Ink, a dink a dink, a dink a doo, a dink a dee
     
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  17. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Our high temperature is 63degF today on this balmy sweet Spring day. Yet, I see snow on mountains down to 1500 foot elevations. AND not on mountains buried deep in the ranges, but frontal mountains.
    P.S..... In related news: Areas of India, which haven't seen the Himalayan mountains in decades due to air pollution, are seeing them now from distances beyond 125miles distance. The ccp coronavirus-enforced inactivities are clearing the air, not just a little, but dramatically.
    //////
    If clear skies could be continued, some Indian towns could open, as tourist destinations to the mountains...... even tho they were 75 miles away!
    /////
    That's a joke. Ya all 'sposed to laugh. ha ha....... oh, well......
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 41 deg F in Naperville , 40 in Elk Grove. Wind WNW 16.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 61.6 x .945 = 58.2 MPG.
    Tank is still holding up : 478.2 miles , fcd = 68.3 x .945 = 64.5 MPG.

    Yesterday , going home , a NW wind( and Scenic Route #2) helped me to
    achieve 32.1 miles , fcd = 79.4 x .945 = 75.0 MPG.
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night same detour as night before. Very quiet roads again - excellent run, warmer 68°F, crosswind S4:
    54.7 / 20.9

    This morning rode into work on one of my bikes (only third time in 25 years!), 45°F, crosswind N7:
    No fuel / 20.0 / avg 16.6mph

    Tank up 0.6 to 50.9 (FCD 53.6) / 133.1 / Range 570 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.3 to 53.3 / DTE 588

    Bit of a headwind going home on the bike plus had to go a different way as no way I could get past the sinkhole, E10, quite hilly!:
    No fuel / 20.55 / avg 15.9mph

    1655 miles on a bike this year :cool:
     
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  20. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    1787 here, curtailed by persistent rain, followed now by the epidemic.

    I biked to work most dry days for ~25 years.
     
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