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Old 02-06-20, 05:57 PM
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Craziest/most fun thing you've ever done.
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Rode a bike from Seattle, WA, to Bar Harbor, ME (with two forays into Canada) then to Philadelphia, PA, then to Ocean City, NJ, unsupported, yo!
Other than our cross country cycling honeymoon in 1977, acrobatic swing dancing lessons in 1986, in October of 2016 (presidential election year) on the Saturday before Halloween, my wife and I went out in costume to to our favorite restaurant and then a social event in the People’s Republic of Metro Boston.



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Old 02-06-20, 10:49 PM
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I have nothing to add because it was all illegal.
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I have nothing to add because it was all illegal.
We're all friends here. I didn't say where I was when I was going 165 mph on my motorcycle.
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I nuked a peep in the microwave once 🐥
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I nuked a peep in the microwave once 🐥
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Old 02-07-20, 10:58 AM
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Ok I planted a string of black cats in a series a fresh cow pies and set them off when some relatives I didn’t like were around. Some of pies got into their mouths which needed to be shut by any device necessary. They got mad went away never came back. I am still happy to this day Not illegal but funny.
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Old 02-07-20, 01:00 PM
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NASCAR driving experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Averaged 151mph. Ridiculous fun!
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By most people's standards it would probably be climbing. Definitely one of the most fun things I've done with my clothes on. Really not as crazy as you'd think.

Some photos from the Icicle:



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Old 02-07-20, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
By most people's standards it would probably be climbing. Definitely one of the most fun things I've done with my clothes on. Really not as crazy as you'd think.

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That looks like a blast! I always wanted to do that but no way for me my hands are shot. I bet it would hurt if you fell
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I've recently discovered bike polo here in New York City. For some reason, the prospect of crashing doesn't scare me much. I'm awful at hitting the ball, but I'm really good at defense, because I'll ride right in front of the person with the ball, making her change course. I only do this with riders who seem skilled. I stay away from the bad riders.

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Eagle Scout. Rode West Coast to East on my Grand Jubilee via Canada.

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Seattle Forrest.....Looks like Icicle Creek and the "Classic" where I learned to climb spring of '74 via a trip of 8 rockhoppers from Oly in a Nissan Patrol and Land Cruiser stoned out of their minds and listening to LZ 4 nonstop.
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Old 02-11-20, 08:32 AM
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Not really dangerous, but lots of fun:

I used to work for Erickson Aircrane, and a couple times/year, I would get to go fly with them, usually doing test flights collecting data.
One of our birds (video) landing (it was actually pretty difficult standing this close, the winds were equivalent to standing in a 45-50 mph storm):

Getting ready to fly. That rear facing seat with the bubble is where I sit.


My "office view".


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Wow, nice office view! Talk about "corner window office."
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I got drunk at boarding school and passed out with my head against a railroad track. Now I work in the rail industry.
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Did this for 15 years. Most of the video is shot in Korea (blue and orange colored rooftops) and Alaska (large mountains and areas of wilderness). I've spent a lot of time in both areas.

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A-10. Nice. I'm currently working at the A-10 SPO (Hill AFB) as a support engineer. Always been one of my favorite aircraft, living in Tucson as much as I did.
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I mentioned earlier that I discovered bike polo a few months ago. We are having another newbie night to introduce people to the sport. We are mentioning it in the local cycling groups on facebook, but do y'all have any other ideas for promoting it? We are in NYC, so there are lots of people and lots of cyclists. The trick is to make it sound like a good idea. Ha. Thanks for any ideas.
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I have nothing to add because it was all illegal.
"It's not illegal if you don't get caught" - my dad, retired Crown Prosecutor (a DA to those of you in the USA).
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"It's not illegal if you don't get caught" - my dad, retired Crown Prosecutor (a DA to those of you in the USA).
Over the years I've often had people ask me "Can we do that?" My response is normally, "Well, you can do anything once. After that, all bets are off regarding your career."
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Many years ago, I sailed across Buzzards Bay (the armpit of the "arm" of Cape Cod) in my 12' racing dinghy (the English Firefly) singlehanded in the full summer afternoon SW breeze. I had to sail the first mile in light air to get to the full wind. Once there, it as pedal to the metal all the way across on the boat's fastest point of sail in all the wind I could (barely) handle. Wind was probably 20 knots, gusting to 25. My average course relative to the wind was a broad reach (45 degrees from dead downwind). The whole time I was hiked out fully; dressed in a 1/4" diving wetsuit with several cotton sweatshirts on top. I took a dip before i started to get everything soaking wet and heavy. Probably wearing 20-30 pounds of wet clothes and wet suit and once in the wind, everything stayed wet!

For those of you who know Buzzards Bay, I was sailing from Aucoot Cove in Mattapoisett on the mainland side to and down the south side of Wings Neck on the Cape side. ~7 miles, 5 of which were in the full wind.

I weighed enough that when fully hiked, I could hold the boat down in the lulls between puffs while sailing a course a little high of Wing's Neck. In the gusts, I had no choice but to bear off to whatever course would allow me to keep the boat level while hiked out as far as I could go. If you sail high performance boats, you know this is a recipe for going as fast as that boat can go (as long as you can steer the boat further downwind as the wind builds and not let it heel. If heel does happen, your joyride goes to h*** and a hand basket quite fast.)

Now it was a summer Saturday. Lot's of other boats, mostly sail, all a lot bigger than mine. Found myself on collision courses several times, I was on such a delicate equilibrium that in almost all cases, I had only one option to change things that didn't lead to a bad result (capsize, jibe). That was to push the accelerator and go faster. Felt like I'd installed a 427 hemi in my little sailboat. It responded every time. (I'm sure I was discussed a few times that evening over dinner and probably not in a loving tones.)

Crazy, crazy, crazy. What a high! I've done a lot of sailing since, a real portion on much higher performance boats, but never gone so close to the edge for that boat and doing it alone just amplified everything.

Hadn't thought about that sail in a long time! Thanks for the shove.

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Many years ago, I sailed across Buzzards Bay (the armpit of the "arm" of Cape Cod) in my 12' racing dinghy (the English Firefly) singlehanded in the full summer afternoon SW breeze. I had to sail the first mile in light air to get to the full wind. Once there, it as pedal to the metal all the way across on the boat's fastest point of sail in all the wind I could (barely) handle. Wind was probably 20 knots, gusting to 25. My average course relative to the wind was a broad reach (45 degrees from dead downwind). The whole time I was hiked out fully; dressed in a 1/4" diving wetsuit with several cotton sweatshirts on top. I took a dip before i started to get everything soaking wet and heavy. Probably wearing 20-30 pounds of wet clothes and wet suit and once in the wind, everything stayed wet!

For those of you who know Buzzards Bay, I was sailing from Aucoot Cove in Mattapoisett on the mainland side to and down the south side of Wings Neck on the Cape side. ~7 miles, 5 of which were in the full wind.

I weighed enough that when fully hiked, I could hold the boat down in the lulls between puffs while sailing a course a little high of Wing's Neck. In the gusts, I had no choice but to bear off to whatever course would allow me to keep the boat level while hiked out as far as I could go. If you sail high performance boats, you know this is a recipe for going as fast as that boat can go (as long as you can steer the boat further downwind as the wind builds and not let it heel. If heel does happen, your joyride goes to h*** and a hand basket quite fast.)

Now it was a summer Saturday. Lot's of other boats, mostly sail, all a lot bigger than mine. Found myself on collision courses several times, I was on such a delicate equilibrium that in almost all cases, I had only one option to change things that didn't lead to a bad result (capsize, jibe). That was to push the accelerator and go faster. Felt like I'd installed a 427 hemi in my little sailboat. It responded every time. (I'm sure I was discussed a few times that evening over dinner and probably not in a loving tones.)

Crazy, crazy, crazy. What a high! I've done a lot of sailing since, a real portion on much higher performance boats, but never gone so close to the edge for that boat and doing it alone just amplified everything.

Hadn't thought about that sail in a long time! Thanks for the shove.

Ben
I don't know Buzzards Bay or that area at all, but by your description and mention of ~7 miles, and a racing dink, I am thinking you are planning at times, hitting 7kts easy... so this was a good hour of "being in the groove;" must have been a heck of a ride.

I had a 16' Prindle beach cat, and I got quite a few great hull raising runs in Mission Bay in San Diego, a couple of decades back... not the distance or time you are talking, but hitting the "groove" just right, where the only option was to go harder. Sends the heart soaring!

At the close of the day, I also enjoyed the easy wing on wing return into the back basin...past Sea World, and all the hustle bustle, laying on my back, relaxing as I made the tight final turn into the dock at the launch ramp. It was like the big sigh, at the end. Ahhhhhh.
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