The COVID-19 Wild West Thread (Read 485 times)

Teresadfp


One day at a time

     

    At least not consistently.

     

    Well, true.


    Kalsarikännit

       

      with mods.

       

      This thing the newer people have with mods is weird.  I’ve heard of newer groups where the mods are living out their fantasy of being a dictator of a third world country.  The ONLY point of the mods around here is to save you all from buying more useless running crap and clutter, by shooting down spam for running gadgets that will never help you run faster.  Also, North Korean dating sites.

      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

       

      Purdey


      Self anointed title

         Also, North Korean dating sites.

         

        Don't knock it.

         

         

        JMac11


        Taper Czar

           

          Yeah, I describe "the RA clique" as the people who have been on this board for many years and take the time to share their experience and wisdom.  People who meet up in real life.  And aren't pricks.

           

          Well I do resent that: the "new" people are all posting stuff about running in the 1:30 thread and the marathon thread. All we do is talk about running, training, races, etc. The older clique seems most interested in a thread about booze. I haven't seen almost any participation in the actual running threads. And we do meet up in real life: we had 3 people meet up at CIM this past fall, and were planning a big meetup at Boston 21.

           

          Maybe there's more running be discussed by the "original" folks somewhere buried deep in the hidden groups, but I haven't seen that. If there is, it would be great if you guys could point some of it out so others can participate.

          5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

           

          Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 


          Kalsarikännit

             

            Well I do resent that: the "new" people are all posting stuff about running in the 1:30 thread and the marathon thread. All we do is talk about running, training, races, etc. The older clique seems most interested in a thread about booze. I haven't seen almost any participation in the actual running threads. And we do meet up in real life: we had 3 people meet up at CIM this past fall, and were planning a big meetup at Boston 21.

             

            Maybe there's more running be discussed by the "original" folks somewhere buried deep in the hidden groups, but I haven't seen that. If there is, it would be great if you guys could point some of it out so others can participate.

             

            If you can’t handle this, you sure can’t handle groups where the feedback is “shut the fuck up with your excuses and go outside and run”.

            I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

             


            Country Fried

              I cannot imagine that there is much enthusiasm among group owners and group members for inviting prickish newbies into said groups.

               

              Maybe there's more running be discussed by the "original" folks somewhere buried deep in the hidden groups, but I haven't seen that. If there is, it would be great if you guys could point some of it out so others can participate.

                Can we all just agree that we are all assholes in our own special way and move on?

                 

                MTA: Except ilene and darkwave, obvs.


                delicate flower

                  prickish newbies  

                   

                  I've basically given up posting in the public RA forums because of the group quoted above.  There is plenty of running content and discussion in the sub-forums that doesn't include people pissing all over each other.  I am neither an RA old timer nor a newbie.

                  <3


                  Elite Jogger

                    Well our government is now urging local authorities to start employing ‘COVID Marshals’ to patrol the streets and check that people are not gathering in groups of more than 6.

                     

                    Clip board, hi viz jacket, helmet and water pistol supplied.

                    5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

                    Running Problem


                    Curmudgeon

                       

                      Well I do resent that: the "new" people are all posting stuff about running in the 1:30 thread and the marathon thread. All we do is talk about running, training, races, etc. The older clique seems most interested in a thread about booze. I haven't seen almost any participation in the actual running threads. And we do meet up in real life: we had 3 people meet up at CIM this past fall, and were planning a big meetup at Boston 21.

                       

                      Maybe there's more running be discussed by the "original" folks somewhere buried deep in the hidden groups, but I haven't seen that. If there is, it would be great if you guys could point some of it out so others can participate.

                      Sit down son....let me tell you about the time we had FOUR people at CIM meet up and it was scheduled to be as many as SIX but scheduling conflicts and ride share didn't work out. Back in those days you didn't just see it all on Strava. People took photos and shared them on the internet. 

                       

                       

                      Yeah, I describe "the RA clique" as the people who have been on this board for many years and take the time to share their experience and wisdom.  People who meet up in real life.  And aren't pricks.

                       

                      . I've shared experience and wisdom. I've met up in real life.

                       

                      Damn. 60% isn't a passing grade according to the clique.

                       

                       

                      If you can’t handle this, you sure can’t handle groups where the feedback is “shut the fuck up with your excuses and go outside and run”.

                       

                      Wait....that isn't the RA OG KLIQ? You could have fooled me.

                      ah shucks...it's Tuesday.

                       

                      I cannot imagine that there is much enthusiasm among group owners and group members for inviting prickish newbies into said groups.

                       

                      The invited me and welcomed me with open arms. So your imagination and reality are still separate, and equal. Heck, even some of the people from the way back machine threw it back to where I started in running earlier this year when I was a prick, and searching for knowledge on how to get better...at running.

                      2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.

                      JMac11


                      Taper Czar

                        Can we all just agree that we are all assholes in our own special way and move on?

                         

                        MTA: Except ilene and darkwave, obvs.

                         

                        Given I'm trying to extend an olive branch here to most of the "original" RAers, I'll just respond to this post out of the other ones that were defensive and say I agree. Especially on the MTA. They're good people.

                         

                        Not that Spaniel is going to see this among all of this nonsense, but still waiting for his thoughts on the AZ trials.

                        5K: 16:42 (9/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:15:28 (3/20)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                         

                        Next Race: Whatever COVID-19 will allow me to run 

                        Running Problem


                        Curmudgeon

                          Well our government is now urging local authorities to start employing ‘COVID Marshals’ to patrol the streets and check that people are not gathering in groups of more than 6.

                           

                          Clip board, hi viz jacket, helmet and water pistol supplied.

                           

                          My State Governor is busy deamoninzing the Country's leader for having a public event with over 50 people. The same Governor who, during a mask mandate, visits a state business then says he might have contracted COVID 19 so he's going to quarantine in the mansion 8 hours away from his house and he gets a rushed COVID 19 test. Same guy who is asking the President for money for his National Guard and unemployment programs. This AFTER he said we could open up when we "flatten the curve" and the curve has been DROPPING since July yet we're still locked down. I'd take masked, helmet wearing, highly visible clip board holders over being told "it will be over when I say it's over." At least then I could get back to running and shutting the fawkup.

                           

                          EDIT:

                          https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/gov-sisolak-says-long-way-to-go-before-covid-conquered-2110901/

                          yup. All that stuff has to be canceled to stop the spread until he says it is safe. Good thing I can't get COVID 19 wearing a mask at McDonalds, STarbucks, Chipotle, or Olive Garden (beacuse we're all family at the OG). I can only get it at a bar...which have been opened and closed about four times this year due to COVID 19 Governor Sisolak.

                          2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.

                          Running Problem


                          Curmudgeon

                             

                            Given I'm trying to extend an olive branch here to most of the "original" RAers, I'll just respond to this post out of the other ones that were defensive and say I agree. Especially on the MTA. They're good people.

                             

                            Not that Spaniel is going to see this among all of this nonsense, but still waiting for his thoughts on the AZ trials.

                             

                            hey don't you need to update your 5k time?

                            2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.

                               

                              useless running crap

                               

                              no such thing

                              "Famous last words"  ~Bhearn

                                Can we all just agree that we are all assholes in our own special way and move on?

                                 

                                Not sure about you, but I will agree on behalf of that Minnesota Abe guy

                                "Famous last words"  ~Bhearn