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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2020, 06:18:34 PM »

 Nice yellow brick! With a bunch more you could make a road.
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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics (Thread of Groans)
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2020, 06:20:00 PM »
Double groaner.

Please rename thread to "Thread of Groans"


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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2020, 07:22:01 PM »
I thought folks from Mono County would be immune to most everything, if a bit crazy due to nobody wanting to kiss them.

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2020, 08:07:32 PM »
Yeah, yeah well y’all don’t have to live with 2x boys!!

We have been going for short hikes....which is a comedy since Lucas talks to all the folks he passes.

Yeah, lots of folks going out in crowds last weekend crazy.

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics (Bred of Stones)
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2020, 09:03:10 PM »
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Please rename thread to "Thread of Groans"

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2020, 08:54:31 AM »
Silver linings - it's been thirty years since climbing partner Lincoln Hatch last put on his harness. The shelter in place order in Monterey County induced him to finally clean up his work bench. He found his climbing stuff underneath more recent projects and left three carabiners on my doorstep:  a Bonatti oval, a Chouinard D and a big Chouinard reverse locker. They haven't been used in thirty years, so - like some of us - what is old is sort of new.

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2020, 09:22:22 AM »

...and a big Chouinard reverse locker.


I've still got two of those things... what total pieces of crap. They'll actually lock open while they're on your harness but not in use! Two different times on El Cap I had that happen and my belay device (then a figure eight) fell off! "Ting, ting, ting..." all the way down the face.

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2020, 09:57:48 AM »
Up here the local flying sites have been closed.  Two people had events that resulted in rescues and hospital stays.  Most launch sites are regulated at some level.  The problem is hospitals are so overwhelmed and Ambulances taxed that adding to the mix is just not acceptable at these times.  Whether you want to admit it or not climbing is a risk sport and as we all know shit can happen at the most unexpected times.  I encourage everyone to have self restraint.  I am still riding my bike but I am not riding any of the "fun" trails and I find myself doing more runs because it is safer.  These are not normal times.  The US is now #1 again (total COVID-19 cases) and not looking to slow down anytime soon.

Be safe and stay healthy. 
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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2020, 11:13:33 AM »
This is the season when north-bound PCT thru-hikers start out from the Mexican border. They're facing issues similar to what we've been discussing here. The Pacific Crest Trail Association is recommending not doing the trail this season, and getting off if you're on it. Most hikers are taking the advice. Estimates are that 100 to 200 hikers are still going for it. About 10% of the numbers that would be on the early parts of the trail in a "normal" year.

Imagine planning for months (even years) to do the trail and then this happens.

And BTW, I'm not sure I agree with the Association's advice. Yes, one has to leave the trail to get food and the like. But so do people at home. Most of the time one would be well and truly "socially distant."

Hard call.


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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2020, 12:16:16 PM »
I've still got two of those things... what total pieces of crap. They'll actually lock open while they're on your harness but not in use! Two different times on El Cap I had that happen and my belay device (then a figure eight) fell off! "Ting, ting, ting..." all the way down the face.

Ting, ting, ting . . . I forgot to mention Lincoln gave me his Chouinard figure of 8, too. That baby is heavy enough to knock a bear senseless.

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2020, 05:38:00 PM »
Still it could be worse....while Jumaring on leaning you hear a crashing on the talus below 
and look to see 2 water bottles have come out of you pack...and as luck would have it you needed those water bottles!!!!

But me, Jake and his brother were hard core back then and just suffered until we got back down.
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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2020, 07:09:45 PM »
But, it could be better.  Got up to the base of Sentinel on time and realized I forgot my belay device.  I bit of hunting and aha, a belay device. 
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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2020, 07:11:23 PM »
I understand.  Know some folks that just drove back from Texas after a failed attempt at riding across America.  Perhaps next year.  They were over a Month into their trip

This is the season when north-bound PCT thru-hikers start out from the Mexican border. They're facing issues similar to what we've been discussing here. The Pacific Crest Trail Association is recommending not doing the trail this season, and getting off if you're on it. Most hikers are taking the advice. Estimates are that 100 to 200 hikers are still going for it. About 10% of the numbers that would be on the early parts of the trail in a "normal" year.

Imagine planning for months (even years) to do the trail and then this happens.

And BTW, I'm not sure I agree with the Association's advice. Yes, one has to leave the trail to get food and the like. But so do people at home. Most of the time one would be well and truly "socially distant."

Hard call.


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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2020, 04:29:45 PM »
How about a shirt talking session on Zoom?
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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2020, 05:01:19 PM »
set it up
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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2020, 05:06:33 PM »
Somehow appropriate.  Plus I really like her riding style.  The stuff about the gym is funny.


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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2020, 06:08:24 PM »
That video proves California has better single tracks....hello??

WTF, so many trees and those rocks? How can you can fast???

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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2020, 06:26:15 PM »
Meeting setup...since it's highly likely the MoM will be cancelled or put off.
3/29/20 @ 7pm

BYOB


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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2020, 08:26:21 PM »
Yeah, right

You just have to ride like a girl.

That video proves California has better single tracks....hello??

WTF, so many trees and those rocks? How can you can fast???


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Re: Please Stay Home - The Statistics
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2020, 02:05:47 PM »
The noose is tightening as people continue to misbehave.
All state parks and beaches are closed to vehicular traffic (as of 3-29-20), along with associated camping facilities.
People are now being asked to exercise within their own neighborhoods.