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Old 12-23-20, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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Guy’s daughter did it. She once saw us all at the end of a race and said, “What is this, Make-a-Wish for old people?” Funny girl.
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Originally Posted by ls01
This is the thread known as Addiction.
Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality but I'm not sure which came first. Alex Thomson races a boat called Hugo Boss.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
I'm awaiting an Amazon order submitted September 18th. Due for delivery November 9. They went ahead and refunded it.
Strange tidings. That package arrived a few minutes ago. From MPLUSL entertainment and more. In Germany. Three tubes of Hutchinson tubular glue. I am quite certain I did not order it from Germany. I ordered from amazon.com.us. Clearly a little research is in order.
I am still waiting for spokes in the correct sizes to show themselves as being available. Poco a poco.
US$5/tube, as opposed to US$25 here. With shipping, I spent three dollars more for the three than I would have spent for the one. Nowadays it's not available at all, here. I had conceded to using tape.

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Old 12-23-20, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by berner
Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality but I'm not sure which came first. Alex Thomson races a boat called Hugo Boss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4lo...TaHA&index=334
Thats a big ass boat.
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Old 12-23-20, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Strange tidings. That package arrived a few minutes ago. From MPLUSL entertainment and more. In Germany. Three tubes of Hutchinson tubular glue. I am quite certain I did not order it from Germany. I ordered from amazon.com.us. Clearly a little research is in order.
I am still waiting for spokes in the correct sizes to show themselves as being available. Poco a poco.
US$5/tube, as opposed to US$25 here. With shipping, I spent three dollars more for the three than I would have spent for the one. Nowadays it's not available at all, here. I had conceded to using tape.
Dropshipping.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Way cool. That's huge.

One question: Highway Star is a Christmas song?
for that amount of effort, yes if he wants it to be. for mere mortals, probably not.
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"Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a northeast wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph."

Yes, I took the mtb out and tried to climb the hill. Almost got blown over a couple times, turned back and did a few miles in the neighborhood. Should have gone for the pizza ride.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Strange tidings. That package arrived a few minutes ago. From MPLUSL entertainment and more. In Germany. Three tubes of Hutchinson tubular glue. I am quite certain I did not order it from Germany. I ordered from amazon.com.us. Clearly a little research is in order.
I am still waiting for spokes in the correct sizes to show themselves as being available. Poco a poco.
US$5/tube, as opposed to US$25 here. With shipping, I spent three dollars more for the three than I would have spent for the one. Nowadays it's not available at all, here. I had conceded to using tape.
I don't know if these guys ship to Mexico, but up here in the EE. UU., this is the best deal on classic (short stem) road tubes at the moment. $3.72 apiece shipped AND they have removable cores, so you can put sealant in 'em if you're so inclined.

https://www.randombikeparts.com/coll...nner-tubes-new
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Originally Posted by berner
Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality but I'm not sure which came first. Alex Thomson races a boat called Hugo Boss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4lo...TaHA&index=334
More of that nuttiness here: Stunts (alexthomsonracing.com)

That's the old boat in the "Mast Walk" video. The new boat is even better.



Living quarters for a trip around the globe - solo, non-stop, and no sag wagon:

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Originally Posted by big john
"Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a northeast wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph."

Yes, I took the mtb out and tried to climb the hill. Almost got blown over a couple times, turned back and did a few miles in the neighborhood. Should have gone for the pizza ride.


It’s not “gnarly” til gusting 65........
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
More of that nuttiness here: Stunts (alexthomsonracing.com)

That's the old boat in the "Mast Walk" video. The new boat is even better.



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That’s a lot of wiring. Where’s the bed? toilet? tv? sofa?
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Old 12-23-20, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That’s a lot of wiring. Where’s the bed? toilet? tv? sofa?
A good 5-gallon bucket with a lid can serve as a toilet AND a sofa!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
All I want for Christmas is to freeze to death.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
A good 5-gallon bucket with a lid can serve as a toilet AND a sofa!
Correct, but on that boat it has to be crabon.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It’s not “gnarly” til gusting 65........
Had some days in the mountains on the road. One descent had a strong tailwind and I found myself over 50 mph in seconds and wondering what would happen if it became a side wind.
New Years Day ride I could hear the sand and gravel rattling against my glasses.
Friend got blown off the bike on a bridge over a gorge. Broke his collarbone.
And of course those times when you have to work hard to go downhill
When motorcycling in the desert over a small jump the wind would change my trajectory while in the air and I would land off the trail. Didn't need to do that too many times to cool it.
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Old 12-23-20, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome
for that amount of effort, yes if he wants it to be. for mere mortals, probably not.
That works
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Welp, so much for takin' a run at the Festive 500 this year. Rain this morning turned to some ice and then snow as the temp dropped. Still snowing and we're supposed to see these 25mph winds through the evening, at least. Should be in the single digits tomorrow, too. I'm actually looking forward to getting out on the studs again, but there's no way I'll come close to 310 miles on those damn things.
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Boats are really radical these days and each new design is more radical than the last. Earlier this past summer, Spindrift, a 130' racing trimaran was in Newport awaiting weather for a trans-Atlantic record attempt. The boat already holds the record at 5 days and some hours. Standing on the dock, looking the boat over, I don't think, even with help, I could get the mainsail up. and even if I did, then what.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Welp, so much for takin' a run at the Festive 500 this year. Rain this morning turned to some ice and then snow as the temp dropped. Still snowing and we're supposed to see these 25mph winds through the evening, at least. Should be in the single digits tomorrow, too. I'm actually looking forward to getting out on the studs again, but there's no way I'll come close to 310 miles on those damn things.
Fake miles count this year. You could do it in the comfort of your home.
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On today’s ride, one of my friends said she needs just 200 miles more to get to 5000. I asked if that included Zwift miles, and she said it did.

I tried to explain to her that fake miles don’t count. She did not accept my position. Sad!
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Woo hoo - unless things fall apart, I'll have a saaaweeeeet addition to the wood shop this weekend. I found out about this particular jig last week and stumbled across an NOS one on CL, about an hour and a half away and for less than half price. If I get my mitts on it, it'll be a game-changer for me.
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Have a chance to buy a wahoo kicker snap for 350. Was new last season. What does the hive mind say?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Fake miles count this year. You could do it in the comfort of your home.
That'd take me about 17 hours on the trainer. Hard pass.
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