" There is a very strange dynamic in the US right now."
It's called a redo of the French Revolution. We got a bunch of self righteous perfectionist Snow Whites pointing fingers at everybody else and demanding instant nirvana/utopia.
But as usual the wannabes can never figure out that in the end, the Revolution eats its own children. (Or maybe they figure they can make the cut and end up on top ala Stalin or Mao. Still, while it was close, Robiespierre didn't quite make it.)
The latest revelation was that the original owner of the NYTimes had slaves.
Frankly I could care less. Same when the Korean Jeoung something or other was hired by the NYT after making derogatory/racist comments about whites. But somehow the double standard only goes one way.
Tribe, tribalist, redskin whatever. If you're not English, you shouldn't be using the English language/words.
That ought to shut everybody up, including the whiners.
There is nothing more irritating than fumbling around trying to open, inflate and close a presta valve on the side of a trail in the dirt, rain and at times oncoming dark. Fortunately it doesn't happen too much lately, but I usually screw on the Schrader adapters to any Presta valves I got so I can at least use the ordinary air inflator valve. Older rims were narrower also, but these days I don't see what the problem is with the larger diameter Schrader.
Maybe it's the roadie/weight market.
There's plenty of folks out there questioning the panic narrative, even according to the official numbers from WHO/CDC, besides Sardi, who is a known vitamin hustler but still thinks outside the sandbox enough to make him worth reading imo.
Ben Swann, Heather Mac Donald, why even the usually despicable NYTimes* ran an oped asking whether the cure was worse than the disease.
Then again there is the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Elderly people at risk in close quarters, 3700 cases approx and what, 10 fatalities?
The flu is serious business. Every year lots of people die from it.
But this is a pandemic?
Get serious/keep calm and carry on.
*It's not what the fakestream moron media tells you. It's what they don't tell you.
IOW a half truth is not the truth. Some of us figured that out even before RockShox figured out front forks.
True, your mileage may vary, but whatever happened to Asian/Hong Kong/Bird/SARS/Mers/Swine flu, AIDS, ebola etc. ?
These apocalyptic epidemics seem to regularly come and go in large part depending on media coverage and right now, maybe, just maybe who's in the Casa Blanca for the States.
Granted things weren't in good shape to begin with down here in Yankeeville. The financial situation has been papered over by the legal counterfeiting of the Fed Reserve since '08 and the OrangeMan Bad on Pennsylvania Ave has morphed into Bernie Sanders with his proposal to give everybody $2000, but really?
Where are the true numbers of the asymptomatic and consequently the true death rate?
Yeah, I know: Hindsight is 20/20.
How about the Hippocratic "First, do no harm"?
Common sense, some fresh air and sunlight might seem to go along way to solving the problem.
As far as what we really need, big pharma/WHO/CDC/Bill Gates are not real interested in a panic vaccine, which already is readily available in singles and six packs.
Rather the house arrests and hysteria must continue.
Weight is my beef with the A2 XL 27.5. My scale said 38. It's about 36 now w. carbon wheels and hope to switch out the frame to carbon to lose another 1.5 lb. Also junked the SRAM NX 12 spd. for Shimano.
That said, the thing climbs amazingly well and maintains traction while the 63.5 head angle is crazy going down hill.