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genejockey 12-31-21 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22357641)
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...28bb50c61.jpeg

The countdown begins: 168 days to the Newport- Bermuda start!

They all look the same. Is that because of stringent regulation or convergent evolution?

DougRNS 12-31-21 08:34 PM

This is insane. Similar across the world I believe. I hope this variant IS weaker.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ae00c077ef.jpg

Velo Vol 12-31-21 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22357643)
No. But Scientist is a profession

:rolleyes:

Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22357641)
The countdown begins: 168 days to the Newport- Bermuda start!

How many until the finish?

DougRNS 12-31-21 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22357645)
They all look the same. Is that because of stringent regulation or convergent evolution?

Reminds me of this.

genejockey 12-31-21 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22357568)
Prostate problems are no laughing matter, son.

My Dad felt otherwise. When he went in for surgery to address BPH, he taped a limerick to his tummy for the surgeon. I've forgotten the first two lines, but the last word of the first line was probably "Smith". The last three lines were,
Don't make it longer,
Don't make it stronger.
Just fix it so I can pith
Mind you, when he went in for hernia surgery, he had a similar note taped to him -
A fellow named Smith with a hernia,
Said to his doctor, "Goldurn ya!
While fixing my middle,
Please do not fiddle
With matters that do not concern ya!"

genejockey 12-31-21 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22357652)
Reminds me of this.
https://youtu.be/2AkoPCXZ_K4

That was actually written about Daly City, a suburb just South of SF, where, yes, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same.

genejockey 12-31-21 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22357650)
This is insane. Similar across the world I believe. I hope this variant IS weaker.

Evidence from South Africa points to it being so.

DougRNS 12-31-21 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22357658)
Evidence from South Africa points to it being so.

But what about magic 8 ball?
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c11ec06ca5.jpg

MoAlpha 12-31-21 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22357645)
They all look the same. Is that because of stringent regulation or convergent evolution?

Some of both, mainly the latter. They are pretty optimized, like diamond-frame bicycles, but that’s a picture of the go-fast class start. The slower, amateur-sailed boats are much more diverse and some are a century old.

This is what we’re racing:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...328b9eb45.jpeg

It’s got a carbon rig, molded sails, and a modern keel, but the rest was designed in the 20s

MoAlpha 12-31-21 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22357651)
:rolleyes:

How many until the finish?

Should take us four days.

LAJ 12-31-21 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22357665)
Some of both, mainly the latter. They are pretty optimized, like diamond-frame bicycles, but that’s a picture of the go-fast class start. The slower, amateur-sailed boats are much more diverse and some are a century old.

This is what we’re racing:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...328b9eb45.jpeg

It’s got a carbon rig, molded sails, and a modern keel, but the rest was designed in the 20s

Bad Ass

LesterOfPuppets 12-31-21 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22357656)
That was actually written about Daly City, a suburb just South of SF, where, yes, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same.

The song reminds me of binge watching Weeds with the ex


big john 12-31-21 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22357665)
Some of both, mainly the latter. They are pretty optimized, like diamond-frame bicycles, but that’s a picture of the go-fast class start. The slower, amateur-sailed boats are much more diverse and some are a century old.

This is what we’re racing:

It’s got a carbon rig, molded sails, and a modern keel, but the rest was designed in the 20s

Is it designed just for racing, or could you travel and live on a boat like that? How long are they?

DougRNS 12-31-21 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22357560)

This will surprise most of you, but I'm old enough to remember the era when people invited other people over, fired up the slide projector, and told tales of their family expeditions.

Since we are baring our souls tonight, this might surprise some of you. The "hold my beer" thing. I know it has been around awhile as I've seen it here and there but I don't know why/how it began or what it means. I've managed well without knowing so no explanation needed
#StrangeWorld

Velo Vol 12-31-21 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22357665)
It’s got a carbon rig, molded sails, and a modern keel, but the rest was designed in the 20s

Quick turnaround time for it to be designed and in the seas in less than two years.

Velo Vol 12-31-21 11:22 PM

Now what?

Velo Vol 12-31-21 11:24 PM

There's fireworks going off, and kids yelling in a nearby yard like it's July 4.

Get inside people, it's winter out.

MoAlpha 01-01-22 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22357686)
Is it designed just for racing, or could you travel and live on a boat like that? How long are they?

Niels Helleberg Yacht Design - Designers of Fine Yachts

Compare it to a top end custom bike with endurance geometry and eyelets for stuff. It was custom built in cold-molded wood for a very wealthy guy who wanted traditional beauty, speed, and comfort. It’s absolutely stunning up close and has all the creature comforts. The second owner cruises and races it in New England and is trying to get us to do a transatlantic race with him so he can sail in Europe for a year or so.

phrantic09 01-01-22 06:31 AM

Was supposed to spend a nice quiet NYE with the wife and kids. Unfortunately their mom found out mid day yesterday they’d been exposed at a Christmas gathering she brought them to, so we spent the night isolated from each other in masks instead. Happy ******g new year.

Trsnrtr 01-01-22 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22357681)
The song reminds me of binge watching Weeds with the ex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvGd8vwWLpE

Great series. :thumb:

ls01 01-01-22 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22357355)
Am I the only one who doesn’t want more bikes?

no. I'm with ya. At least until the manufacturers start making real bikes with cables and rim brakes again.:innocent:

ls01 01-01-22 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22357658)
Evidence from South Africa points to it being so.

Yesterday at my old work station 28 out of 50 called in with "flue like symptom". Without any test kits who knows what they had.

ls01 01-01-22 07:36 AM

Happy new year to one and all. I believe I will start the new year with a zwift ride. God willing this one will be a better year for all. Good luck and God speed.

DougRNS 01-01-22 08:05 AM

Can we close the door on 2021 and lock it and throw away the key?

rjones28 01-01-22 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22357840)
Was supposed to spend a nice quiet NYE with the wife and kids. Unfortunately their mom found out mid day yesterday they’d been exposed at a Christmas gathering she brought them to, so we spent the night isolated from each other in masks instead. Happy ******g new year.

:(

MoAlpha 01-01-22 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22357888)
Can we close the door on 2021 and lock it and throw away the key?

Yes, but it may look like good times later.

Velo Vol 01-01-22 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22357888)
Can we close the door on 2021 and lock it and throw away the key?

Nope. A lot of warm memories.

big john 01-01-22 08:59 AM

Getting ready to head out for a casual NYD ride. Probably not going into the mountains but some of the group will. It's 40 degrees and the wind is blowing pretty hard here but I'm looking forward to seeing some friends I don't get to see very often.

MoAlpha 01-01-22 09:06 AM

Raining (really) here. Fake miles.

Trsnrtr 01-01-22 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22357946)
Raining (really) here. Fake miles.

Snow…


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