Rambles & Rants

Masks

Don’t conflate donning a mask for self protection against a virus with donning a simple cloth mask to slow the spread of the virus to others.  They are not the same thing. Mask science is not political science nor social media science.  Mask science is science science, and it’s well established Science. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to put this pandemic behind us and begin to reopen our …

Conflate Confuse Rant

This post is really nothing more than a rant, so if you were hoping for bike stuff, thanks but you can just move along to one of my other posts. I ran across this pic while checking in on my local representatives as I do from time to time.  For the most part, things were as I expected…mostly hang in there, we are working on it kind of stuff, but …

Tour de Sad News 2020

Earlier today, I received an email, “Regrettably, we must inform you that the 2020 Tour de Whatcom scheduled for July 18th is officially canceled as of today due to the COVID19 pandemic.” And a bit later today I received another email, “Regrettably, we announce that the Mt. Baker Hill Climb scheduled for September 13th is officially canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.” It’s a weird year, this 2020. It’s not …

Covid-19

One last note about covid-19 before there is nothing left of it in the news, save politics.  As of writing this, Washington state appears to be over the “hump” of the outbreak and I am already seeing social media rewriting our recent history from just the last few months, even last week and yesterday seem to be also up for grabs.  But really the gist of this post is about …

Don’t Panic

Where do you get your information regarding the status of our current Covid-19 pandemic?   MSNBC, CNN, FOX, the Whitehouse….Youtube, Facebook, Twitter….?   The list goes on and on and on, but who is the most reliable source?  That’s almost a pun, because if someone asked me “who is the most reliable source of information regarding Covid-19?” I would answer, “WHO, as in the World Health Organization, the people who …

One Thing

A few times in the past I’ve commented how a few low cost improvements would make a big improvement to the trail system in Ferndale.  I’m not going to back pedal on anything I said, because to call the Ferndale trail system a system is still a misnomer in my opinion. Recently though, I had another look at the whole Pioneer Park area while my mother-in-law is in town and trying …