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Old 02-15-21, 06:00 PM
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Oof. I would find a way to hang over the side and **** in the ocean - I can't imagine the havoc a week of not pooping would wreak on my, uh... yeah.
Even peeing over the side is strictly proscribed offshore in anything but daylight and the mildest conditions. It’s too easy a way to die. We had to pee in a bucket and use the sink in the head to dump it because it was just too much of an effort to get into ones safety gear and back on deck just to pitch a bucket overboard and it was so rough that carrying anything was difficult. Fortunately, this was a real cruising boat and the head had a dorade vent, one of those rotatable air scoops that look look like the bell of a tuba or something and even so it was nearly unbearable in there. We had a 5 gal. bucket, which one of the crew pooped in every day, much to the distress of anyone trapped below with him. Some boats have cockpits open at the stern or with great big drains which can be sluiced out with a bucket of seawater. This boat wouldn’t have worked for that. Fun times.
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Old 02-15-21, 06:04 PM
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Since wind will be here tomorrow we will be riding for pizza in the wind sheltered area.
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Old 02-15-21, 07:07 PM
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Since wind will be here tomorrow we will be riding for pizza in the wind sheltered area.
When you ride above the Hollywood sign, do you have to drive to get there?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
When you ride above the Hollywood sign, do you have to drive to get there?
You can ride to the entrance. There's an archway you have to dismount and go through, then some stairs, I think, then you can re mount and ride the fire road. I had a bunch of pictures from behind the sign. When I did it people hadn't started putting locks on the fence yet.
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When you ride above the Hollywood sign, do you have to drive to get there?
No. Round trip from home was about 75 miles but I went a less direct route to meet up with friends. I think the most direct route is about 50 miles round trip.
When we went there recently it was the first time I had ever been above the sign, my other club rides would go where the common view points are.
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Old 02-15-21, 07:31 PM
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When I did it, I had a 50 mile ride to the start of the climb. (Through some fairly questionable areas) I hand wrote out the directions from my Garmin nav. From the car. The hardest part was finding the road going up. Once you get close you can't see the sign, trees and houses block it out.
Then up to the cul de sach where the arch is. Then you finish on the fire road. Lots if people were running it or waking it. One of the home owners was outside answering questions like a tour guide. It was a neat Sunday.
Then I rode back to the hotel.
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Old 02-15-21, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
When I did it, I had a 50 mile ride to the start of the climb. (Through some fairly questionable areas) I hand wrote out the directions from my Garmin nav. From the car. The hardest part was finding the road going up. Once you get close you can't see the sign, trees and houses block it out.
Then up to the cul de sach where the arch is. Then you finish on the fire road. Lots if people were running it or waking it. One of the home owners was outside answering questions like a tour guide. It was a neat Sunday.
Then I rode back to the hotel.
Where was your hotel? What year?
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No.
What is your conception of an ideal residential lot? Just plain grass up to the house wall?
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We got a little snow in Ely last night, so the first hour and a half I cruised about 50 mph. Got great mpg
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What is your conception of an ideal residential lot? Just plain grass up to the house wall?
concrete. lots and lots of concrete. maybe some astroturf if you want some greenery.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is your conception of an ideal residential lot? Just plain grass up to the house wall?
Pretty much. Trees are okay.

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Even peeing over the side is strictly proscribed offshore in anything but daylight and the mildest conditions. It’s too easy a way to die. We had to pee in a bucket and use the sink in the head to dump it because it was just too much of an effort to get into ones safety gear and back on deck just to pitch a bucket overboard and it was so rough that carrying anything was difficult.
Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Sounds like a lot of fun!
It’s like any competitive endurance event: fun when it’s over.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
We got a little snow in Ely last night, so the first hour and a half I cruised about 50 mph. Got great mpg
At any point during this drive did you ask yourself where your life went wrong?
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concrete. lots and lots of concrete. maybe some astroturf if you want some greenery.
Or you could move to the desert.
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Pretty much. Trees are okay.
I'm talking about around the house. Most people have something there.
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Making it through the day is now my endurance event.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm talking about around the house. Most people have something there.
One side of the house has a plant that requires attention. Bridal wreath. Needs to be trimmed a couple of times a year. If it were up to me, I'd tear it out.
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2/3 of the people in this thread are the annoying neighbour woman.

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We got a little snow in Ely last night, so the first hour and a half I cruised about 50 mph. Got great mpg
Where you headed?
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2/3 of the people in this thread are the annoying neighbour woman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc-7Se9XlEU
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Where you headed?
Wonderful Wenatchee, Washington
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This is even better than MoAlpha's toilet-free death boat.

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At any point during this drive did you ask yourself where your life went wrong?
I was having the time of my life. Slightly less fun when I got to I-84, but still a pretty good drive even then.
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Presidents Day edition:

Jimmy Carter diggin' Muddy Waters.

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Wonderful Wenatchee, Washington
Never heard of it.
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Never heard of it.
It's the county seat of Chelan County.
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