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Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:54 am
by Dirk
They seem to be more prevalent at lower elevation and in grassy or shrubby environments, rather than mature forest. In my experience, anyway.

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 pm
by RobRox
Thank goodness you were feisty enough to push against such mindless, medical inertia. Best of luck for a full recovery.

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:32 am
by Biff
Thanks. I don't want to make it sound like I have some major heart problem and my days are numbered.... It messed up my heart beat giving me an extra beat. The cardiologist put me on beta blockers and, worst of all, took me off of coffee and that seems to be helping. Starbucks de-caf really is not that bad... :D

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:52 am
by capecodtele
Yup, ticks are expanding territory all the time....we've had the deer ticks for decades now and I have had several buried in me over the years from mountain biking and have undergone month long antibiotic therapy a couple of times due to symptoms (but have never tested positive for any of the known tick borne illnesses). Now we have a new species here called the Lonestar Tick which one of the maladies it provides is that you become allergic to RED MEAT with varying symptoms to include fever, rash, and gastrointestinal "issues".....fun times...

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:22 am
by Dirk
Deep in our hearts, I think we all know that this planet, ultimately, belongs to the arachnids. Humans are but a speed bump on the evolutionary highway.

So go ahead, take a sick day. :D

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:27 am
by Grant
Biff wrote:Thanks. I don't want to make it sound like I have some major heart problem and my days are numbered.... It messed up my heart beat giving me an extra beat. The cardiologist put me on beta blockers and, worst of all, took me off of coffee and that seems to be helping. Starbucks de-caf really is not that bad... :D


Glad to hear you are doing better, Biff. With that extra heartbeat, do you find yourself clapping on the 1 and the 3 now?

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:58 am
by Biff
Grant wrote:
Biff wrote:Thanks. I don't want to make it sound like I have some major heart problem and my days are numbered.... It messed up my heart beat giving me an extra beat. The cardiologist put me on beta blockers and, worst of all, took me off of coffee and that seems to be helping. Starbucks de-caf really is not that bad... :D


Glad to hear you are doing better, Biff. With that extra heartbeat, do you find yourself clapping on the 1 and the 3 now?


Yea, it's helped my drumming a lot.... :D

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00 pm
by Biff
Dirk wrote:Deep in our hearts, I think we all know that this planet, ultimately, belongs to the arachnids. Humans are but a speed bump on the evolutionary highway.

So go ahead, take a sick day. :D


Chake thinks that the ticks will ultimately be our "plague".

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 pm
by Dirk
Biff wrote:
Grant wrote:
Biff wrote:Thanks. I don't want to make it sound like I have some major heart problem and my days are numbered.... It messed up my heart beat giving me an extra beat. The cardiologist put me on beta blockers and, worst of all, took me off of coffee and that seems to be helping. Starbucks de-caf really is not that bad... :D


Glad to hear you are doing better, Biff. With that extra heartbeat, do you find yourself clapping on the 1 and the 3 now?


Yea, it's helped my drumming a lot.... :D


Now would be the time to cut a reggae album. "Tick turn I and I into Sly Dunbar!"

Re: Crickets . . .

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:12 am
by Bob T
5-ish mile VT - NH loop run/swim from my house. In 10 photos.
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passing local D.A.R. - used to be site of VT statehouse until 1829.
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Crossing to NH.
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NH.
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Out of the water back on the VT side.
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My favorite part of the loop. A solid half mile of field running up off the river. Later in the season this passage next to the 8' high corn is surreal.
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Phew!
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