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    That's not a super busy section of road,...

    That's not a super busy section of road, particularly at that time of the year and the speed limit is low. Obviously there would be some noise when you're outside but not bad.
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    A more nuanced way to look at it is that blocking...

    A more nuanced way to look at it is that blocking a lane--which I said I do--makes sense when the distance of the narrow section is short and the speed discrepancy is not huge, or on an empty rural...
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    Bend--I hope you never have to go through...

    Bend--I hope you never have to go through something like that again.

    2 years ago my wife wasn't feeling well. She had full on GI's, pulse 130's, BP in the 50's and 60s, O2 sat in the 80's. I had...
  4. I wonder if the frame of a wrecked bus is still...

    I wonder if the frame of a wrecked bus is still there below old 40 near Donner Summit. I haven't looked for it for a while.
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    Re the CA statute--you're citing a bike advocacy...

    Re the CA statute--you're citing a bike advocacy site's interpretation of the CA statute. I'm citing the statute itself. As close as practicable to the right edge of the pavement seems pretty clear...
  6. Thread: Water.....

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    In CA, especially the Central Valley, ag is...

    In CA, especially the Central Valley, ag is highly dependent on groundwater, which was never regulated. In 2014 the state passed a groundwater sustainability law. Water districts had until 2020 to...
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    FFS I recommend AGAINST a collapsible hose--at...

    FFS I recommend AGAINST a collapsible hose--at least one as long as ours. If it means a lot to you I can go measure it for you, but you'll have to wait until it stops raining. (God is great.) BTW...
  8. No angle parking at Emerald Bay. Just...

    No angle parking at Emerald Bay. Just perpendicular parking. And parkng in the middle of the road.
    For angle parking you go to the Donner Summit PCT SB trailhead and park diagonally across the...
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    Thanks for catching my mistake. I can't see that...

    Thanks for catching my mistake. I can't see that it makes any practical difference in the meaning though.
    I certainly agree that if there's not enough room for a car and a bike to occupy their...
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    Short term house rentals are abundant at Tahoe...

    Short term house rentals are abundant at Tahoe and Donner Lake. There's a place a few houses from us on Donner that sleeps 6, rents for 373/night. (Listing says waterfront but it's across the road...
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    From the California Vehicle Code 21202. (a) Any...

    From the California Vehicle Code
    21202. (a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed
    less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction
    at that time shall ride as...
  12. Why not? He would probably drive better than at...

    Why not? He would probably drive better than at least half the adults that drive there.
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    There's no edge in that part of the ski--the...

    There's no edge in that part of the ski--the "HRZN Tech" tip. If there is a gap it's between the top sheet and the sidewall. There's a place in my 109's (1st generation) that looks like that...
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    The big change has to be not eating meat. The...

    The big change has to be not eating meat. The amount of water required to turn plant protein into meat is enormous. I can't say that I practice what I preach. If almost everyone stops eating meat...
  15. The drive and parking OTOH is not so mellow.

    The drive and parking OTOH is not so mellow.
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    M too. I get in the right hand car thru lane if...

    M too. I get in the right hand car thru lane if there's no room between the thru and right turnng cars. And I do try to get out of the way as soon as I can once the light turns green.

    Here's one...
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    Apparently the polio virus in wastewater has been...

    Apparently the polio virus in wastewater has been there since April. The NYS case was genotyped as attenuated vaccine virus from oral vaccine that ciruclated in an unvaccinated community and mutated...
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    While monsoon storms can drop a lot of water in a...

    While monsoon storms can drop a lot of water in a very short time the total amount of rainfall is not enough by itself to make a serious dent. In the lower basin in particular a lot of the monsoon...
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    In late May and early June the weather should be...

    In late May and early June the weather should be pleasant and probably and hopefully smoke free. At lake level there will usually be some snow, depending on sun exposure and if we ever get another...
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    I have a very long collapsible hose on the deck...

    I have a very long collapsible hose on the deck that can't keep up witht he pressure washer. I have to use a shorter rubber hose for the pressure washer.
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    My apologies. I read your post carelessly and...

    My apologies. I read your post carelessly and missed that you signaled. I have no reason to think you lied.
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    One reason the duration of protection from...

    One reason the duration of protection from childhood polio vaccine is unknown is that there has been no case of polio acquired in the US in over 40 years. I assume similar statistics apply in other...
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    For those who don't know what LSL is talking...

    For those who don't know what LSL is talking about (like me until I googled it) live weakened virus oral polio vaccine seems to reduce the risk of getting covid by acting as a nonspecific immunity...
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    I wonder if Sunjoe and Ryobi come from the same...

    I wonder if Sunjoe and Ryobi come from the same factory, or just use the same paint.
    One nice thing about the hand held models is that there small enough to store in a heated space if desired.
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    These are examples of why cars are supposed to...

    These are examples of why cars are supposed to turn from as close to the edge of the pavement as possible. Don't leave room for the cyclist to pull up or pass on the right if you're turning right. ...
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    Huh? A couple of years ago? Smallpox vaccine...

    Huh? A couple of years ago? Smallpox vaccine isn't even available in the US, and hasn't been for a long time. (There are stores of vaccine just in case the Russkies attack.) Where was this job?
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    It makes no difference if there's a bike lane or...

    It makes no difference if there's a bike lane or not. If a car passes or nearly passes a cyclist and then turns right or moves to the right edge of the pavement in preparation for turning right and...
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    The problem with xeriscaping in a place like...

    The problem with xeriscaping in a place like Sacramento that has a lot of trees is that you still have to water enough to keep the tree alive. While that can be infrequent--once a month for hours,...
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    We have an electric Ryobi 1800psi 1.2 gpm that...

    We have an electric Ryobi 1800psi 1.2 gpm that works ok cleaning the deck after the masons got some mortar on it. It's lunchbox size, not inlcuding hose, cord, and wand, so light and easy to move...
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    Did he win his primary?

    Did he win his primary?
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    According to the CDC duration of protection is...

    According to the CDC duration of protection is unknown. People at high risk--whatever that means--"can" get a booster.
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    I think CG has made it pretty clear that he...

    I think CG has made it pretty clear that he agrees with that.
    In a lot of places the solid bike lane line turns into a broken line near intersections, to indicate to drivers to pull all the way to...
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    That's another way to put it. Depending on the...

    That's another way to put it. Depending on the other traffic the cyclist can stop or slow down behind the car or pass on the car's left in the car lane. Most cyclists, like most drivers, don't know...
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    When cars make a right turn they're supposed to...

    When cars make a right turn they're supposed to do it from as close to the curb as possible, including the bike lane, so that bikes can pass them on the left rather than having to stop or being taken...
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    I have had blenders, refrigerators, microwaves,...

    I have had blenders, refrigerators, microwaves, espresso machines and coffee makers, toaster ovens, table saws, chop saws, etc and I have never seen a 20A plug on any of them, even when the...
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    What, and deprive me of the pleasure of shoving...

    What, and deprive me of the pleasure of shoving someone out of the way to get to my bag on the carousel, and then smacking them in the kneecaps with the bag as I step away? That's the best part of...
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    You'd think someone who claims the Wasatch at...

    You'd think someone who claims the Wasatch at their location would know that in the mountains summer is construction season and short.
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    There's something banging on my house when it's...

    There's something banging on my house when it's real windy. I've been searching for it for years--moved or removed any possible candidate--without success.
  39. Takes one to know one

    Takes one to know one
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    We had a fence built with galvanized steel Z...

    We had a fence built with galvanized steel Z posts. Trimmed out the posts to look like solid wood posts. Should last longer than me.
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    C'mon, give the guy a break. How about St Francis...

    C'mon, give the guy a break. How about St Francis instead? : -- )
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    That's an awfully low bar.

    That's an awfully low bar.
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    Awwww

    Awwww
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    In Sacramento brown lawn is a stattus symbol...

    In Sacramento brown lawn is a stattus symbol (although lower status than no lawn.) Not so much in the swankier suburbs like Granite Bay where they will gie up showering and flushing the toilet before...
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    Assuming you keep the ends of the boards off the...

    Assuming you keep the ends of the boards off the dirt. It's easy to ignore dirt building up against the bottoms of boards that used to be above grade.
    We built a fence with the boards on our side...
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    He mows the lawn and weed whacks in steel toed...

    He mows the lawn and weed whacks in steel toed boots and chaps. Then he doesn't have to change before he hits the bars.
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    Why don't they just flip the pillow over to cool...

    Why don't they just flip the pillow over to cool off?
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    Oh great, another excuse for Palisades not to get...

    Oh great, another excuse for Palisades not to get the lifts open.
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    They're fighting over which one gets to gore the...

    They're fighting over which one gets to gore the tourists.
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    I was watching a movie from 1933 where Greta...

    I was watching a movie from 1933 where Greta Garbo dresses in men's clothes and everyone mistakes her for a boy. No one is going mistake Garbo for a boy. She could be in a gorilla suit and people...
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