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Old 03-04-21, 04:21 PM
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I was on there for a number of years, back in the day. Learned a lot about rigging and performance sailing, but eventually got tired of it as well. I haven't posted on there in over 10 years or so. I go back every once in a while to see if there is anything new or interesting in the sailing world or if I run into a dead end fixing something, but find the site has pretty much jumped the shark.
I met the guy I do most of my ocean races with on SA, where we had endless political arguments, which he decided he wanted to continue on night watches. When he came up for CCA membership, he was advised to quit posting. Apparently it was muy frowned upon there. Another guy I know from there, serial tech and VC CEO and big shot at the St. Francis YC, also had to stop posting for reputational reasons. Place had a really toxic reputation in the more staid and serious quarters of the sport.

I go back and search my screen name occasionally. They still talk about me.
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Is it me? Every time I see “Eroica” I think I see “Erotica.”
Off the subject, but I think that the other guy with the Squidward avatar has changed it. *Phew* no more confusion. Maybe he saw your avatar and big swingin' post count and decided not to butt heads.
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I go back and search my screen name occasionally. They still talk about me.
A sign of a job well done.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Is it me? Every time I see “Eroica” I think I see “Erotica.”
I always think of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony.
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A sign of a job well done.
I have gotten a lot less interesting in my old age.
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Is it me? Every time I see “Eroica” I think I see “Erotica.”
Me too and I'm disappointed.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I have gotten a lot less interesting in my old age.
Were you the The Imperturbable Ry- oh hell - were you the Razor of that forum?
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If you don't get many flats, or rather, if you wouldn't get many flats even with a non-armored tire, then I wouldn't go tubeless.
Zero last year on two bikes. But, that was only about 6 months and roughly 1200 miles.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I met the guy I do most of my ocean races with on SA, where we had endless political arguments, which he decided he wanted to continue on night watches. When he came up for CCA membership, he was advised to quit posting. Apparently it was muy frowned upon there. Another guy I know from there, serial tech and VC CEO and big shot at the St. Francis YC, also had to stop posting for reputational reasons. Place had a really toxic reputation in the more staid and serious quarters of the sport.

I go back and search my screen name occasionally. They still talk about me.
What was your screen name?
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I was thinking about driving the Kelvin Highway tomorrow, but then found out that 14 miles of it is like this. I might still do it if there's absolutely zero chance of rain.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Zero last year on two bikes. But, that was only about 6 months and roughly 1200 miles.
Yeah, no. If the tires are supple and provide good grip, I would stick with tubes until you're changing flats on the side of the road every month or so.
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Yeah, no. If the tires are supple and provide good grip, I would stick with tubes until you're changing flats on the side of the road every month or so.
Pretty supple feeling even running at 90 and great grip, much more than the R1s it came with and worlds more than the Conti 4 Seasons on my other bike. At 90 psi and both 28s, the R3 compared to the 4Season is like a marshmallow to a brick. But, no sluggishness, still fast. Time will tell - need more miles on them, but weather and work have no cooperated.
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What was your screen name?
Don't ask/don't tell.
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Don't ask/don't tell.
I'm wondering if we were in some of the same conversations back in those days. Small world.
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Yeah, no. If the tires are supple and provide good grip, I would stick with tubes until you're changing flats on the side of the road every month or so.
That’s my feeling as well. I am getting a flat roughly every 3000 miles, so sticking with tubes for now.
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Is it me? Every time I see “Eroica” I think I see “Erotica.”
It is not just you.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Guy's probably had the bike ready for a couple of days, and is sitting around wondering why you haven't dropped by to pick it up.

Why not just call him and ask?
I like email better, because he can read it and respond when he has a moment, versus the phone ringing in the middle of him doing something, etc. Plus I don't like making phone calls.

Also, he said Tuesday afternoon and he'd email when it was ready. So I emailed and basically said if it's done today I'll adjust my schedule to pick it up.
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Also, check the junk mail folder.
Yep! Thought of that. No dice.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
If you don't get many flats, or rather, if you wouldn't get many flats even with a non-armored tire, then I wouldn't go tubeless.
I went a couple years with no flats, then got three within a single month. Pretty good on average, but that one month was a bear.
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LBS responds that it will be ready by 4:15!* I know what I'm doing with MY evening!

* I think he has the same problem I have with estimating how long things will take - I suck at that. I've had to learn to throw in a bucket full of fudge factors whenever I timeline things.
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What was your screen name?
MoeAlfa. Yours?
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Apparently, @Velo Vol got himself in trouble again. Sad.
That's all I've got to say about that.
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Is it me? Every time I see “Eroica” I think I see “Erotica.”
It’s not you.
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Apparently, @Velo Vol got himself in trouble again. Sad.
That's all I've got to say about that.
Apparantly, it's a lawyer thing.
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