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Eric F 06-20-22 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22548634)
In this thread?

This thread, and this site.

MoAlpha 06-21-22 04:33 AM

Rumor says that the guy who went overboard and drowned in the A2B was wearing an inflatable pfd, but was not clipped in. That doesnít reduce my sympathy for the crew who had to recover him and are currently days away from land with his body, his family and friends, or his terrible last moments. My guess is he thought, ďhey, itís daytime and Iím just going forward to fix that one quick thing, so Iíll unclip from my secure place in the cockpit wonít bother re-clipping up thereÖĒ. I have had that thought too and Iím going to try not to have it anymore.

Modern tethers are doubled so you can be attached at all times, but people get lazy. Itís no magic bullet, but at least your body will be easy to find.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a735e309e.jpeg

seedsbelize2 06-21-22 05:08 AM

Wordle 6/6

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datlas 06-21-22 05:19 AM

Happy Summer Solstice Day!

indyfabz 06-21-22 06:12 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22548924)
Happy Summer Solstice Day!

It's all down hill from here until December.

indyfabz 06-21-22 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22548920)
Wordle 6/6

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X/6. My heart wasn't in it today. Two possibilities for No. 6. As usual, I picked the wrong one.

datlas 06-21-22 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22548958)
It's all down hill from here until December.

:notamused:

indyfabz 06-21-22 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22548962)
:notamused:

I'm why we can't have nice things.

Mojo31 06-21-22 06:19 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22548901)
Rumor says that the guy who went overboard and drowned in the A2B was wearing an inflatable pfd, but was not clipped in. That doesnít reduce my sympathy for the crew who had to recover him and are currently days away from land with his body, his family and friends, or his terrible last moments. My guess is he thought, ďhey, itís daytime and Iím just going forward to fix that one quick thing, so Iíll unclip from my secure place in the cockpit wonít bother re-clipping up thereÖĒ. I have had that thought too and Iím going to try not to have it anymore.

Modern tethers are doubled so you can be attached at all times, but people get lazy. Itís no magic bullet, but at least your body will be easy to find.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a735e309e.jpeg

When we were in Telluride last August, my kids hiked the Via Ferrata and used tethers that were double ended. Just a week before a woman unclipped for a picture "without the tethers showing." She fell. A long way.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f66e288ae3.jpg

I'm not sure I could be on a boat for days with a corpse, much less one that was a friend. Talk about having to HTFU.

MoAlpha 06-21-22 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22548968)
When we were in Telluride last August, my kids hiked the Via Ferrata and used tethers that were double ended. Just a week before a woman unclipped for a picture "without the tethers showing." She fell. A long way.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f66e288ae3.jpg

I'm not sure I could be on a boat for days with a corpse, much less one that was a friend. Talk about having to HTFU.

That photo makes my knees sweat. You really donít want time to think about it when you fall off of something. As for sailing with the body, I think the worst part for me would be the guilt from not recovering him alive and then talking to the family.

seedsbelize2 06-21-22 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22548961)
X/6. My heart wasn't in it today. Two possibilities for No. 6. As usual, I picked the wrong one.

I had it in four, if I'd guessed correctly.

indyfabz 06-21-22 06:42 AM

Did a little research into why the last covered bridge I was supposed to cross during my VT trip was replaced with a modern structure. Turns out that in February of 2021 the bridge, which had been built in 1910, caught fire after a snow mobile broke down on it and caught fire. The operator tried to put out the snow mobile fire with snow, but it spread to the bridge. The bridge became unstable and fell into the Missisquoi River. This is what it looked like.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...RoadBridge.JPG

This is what is there now.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27af0b5c3.jpeg

seedsbelize2 06-21-22 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22548968)
When we were in Telluride last August, my kids hiked the Via Ferrata and used tethers that were double ended. Just a week before a woman unclipped for a picture "without the tethers showing." She fell. A long way.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f66e288ae3.jpg

I'm not sure I could be on a boat for days with a corpse, much less one that was a friend. Talk about having to HTFU.

This post reminded me of a short story written by the Argentine, Jorge Luis Borges, I've read it a number of times but of course can't remember the title. As I was searching through his titles I realized that every one of them is due for yet another read. Highly recommended author, in case you don't know him.

seedsbelize2 06-21-22 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22548986)
Did a little research into why the last covered bridge I was supposed to cross during my VT trip was replaced with a modern structure. Turns out that in February of 2021 the bridge, which had been built in 1910, caught fire after a snow mobile broke down on it and caught fire. The operator tried to put out the snow mobile fire with snow, but it spread to the bridge. The bridge became unstable and fell into the Missisquoi River. This is what it looked like.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...RoadBridge.JPG

This is what is there now.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27af0b5c3.jpeg

And rhe snowmobile?

seedsbelize2 06-21-22 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22548998)
This post reminded me of a short story written by the Argentine, Jorge Luis Borges, I've read it a number of times but of course can't remember the title. As I was searching through his titles I realized that every one of them is due for yet another read. Highly recommended author, in case you don't know him.

Slowly I turned and step by step, inch by inch
I quoted the wrong post. It happens, I could correct it, but I'm going to simply act my age and let it go. I wonder if my better half will ever learn that lesson.

Velo Vol 06-21-22 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22548958)
It's all down hill from here until December.

Correct. :(

seedsbelize2 06-21-22 07:06 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22549005)
Correct. :(

Predictable.
Speaking of letting it go, is there anything more insane than daily complaining about the weather?

Mojo31 06-21-22 07:33 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22549007)
Predictable.
Speaking of letting it go, is there anything more insane than daily complaining about the weather?

Hourly?

Mojo31 06-21-22 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22548984)
That photo makes my knees sweat. You really donít want time to think about it when you fall off of something. As for sailing with the body, I think the worst part for me would be the guilt from not recovering him alive and then talking to the family.

No question. Would probably end my sailing desire.

Velo Vol 06-21-22 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22548901)
Rumor says that the guy who went overboard and drowned in the A2B was wearing an inflatable pfd, but was not clipped in. That doesnít reduce my sympathy for the crew who had to recover him and are currently days away from land with his body, his family and friends, or his terrible last moments. My guess is he thought, ďhey, itís daytime and Iím just going forward to fix that one quick thing, so Iíll unclip from my secure place in the cockpit wonít bother re-clipping up thereÖĒ. I have had that thought too and Iím going to try not to have it anymore.

See post #9057 .

MoAlpha 06-21-22 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22549041)
No question. Would probably end my sailing desire.

Yeah, cycling has the advantage of not having to carry dead riders off the course for days. I’ve been in two races where crews had to do this. The other one was a cardiac arrest.

rjones28 06-21-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22548644)
depends.

:50:

rjones28 06-21-22 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22549007)
Predictable.
Speaking of letting it go, is there anything more insane than daily complaining about the weather?

Maybe


big john 06-21-22 08:16 AM

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genejockey 06-21-22 08:24 AM

Damn!
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