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Old 16-11-2008, 23:44   #361
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Old 17-11-2008, 02:49   #362
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No way.

Distance between Barcelona spain and Hong Kong hong kong

You're going to be crossing some familiar territory along the way.

You said it, tough love.

I admire your determination, and I'm sure many of us here wish we could be as carefree and full of youthful exuberance.

No EPIRB on this leg of your trip, though.

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Old 17-11-2008, 07:08   #363
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Good luck Ronnie and enjoy the ride, then get back to sailing . Best wishes from a cyber sailing critic and (I hope) cyber friend
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Old 17-11-2008, 07:17   #364
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It sounds like you have thought through more of the logistics than I had guessed. Good for you. Just don't forget to think in 3 dimensions when you plan your route. As I'm sure you know from your mountain biking experience, road miles don't mean squat; elevation is everything.
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Old 17-11-2008, 07:44   #365
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Looks like common sense is becoming common! This looks thought out, and it is something you have experience with.....good for you young fella! Keep getting on as many boats as possible, and those skills will improve. Young, strong, thick skinned, and full of tenacity.........youth....you gotta love it!
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Old 17-11-2008, 11:17   #366
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and the good thing about a bicycle is..........it fits neatly onto the back of a truck or train

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DOJ,

great points....lololololol
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Old 17-11-2008, 18:45   #368
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and the good thing about a bicycle is..........it fits neatly onto the back of a truck or train

Have a good trip

Yea because 6252 miles / 210 days is ~ 30 miles a day.

Good luck.......and one set of tires............yea right.

Best of luck Ronnie, like before.

Now off to International Bicycle Travel Forum with you.

You will not learn about that trip here. See what they tell you and this time listen better.
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Wow - Have to say I gave up at page 13. Hope I didnt miss too much from 14 to 25. Can't say I learned very much new about sailing but certainly opened my eyes about many of the posters!!

best to all, Tony
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:21   #370
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Ronnie's boat has been found:

Sunday November 30, 2008- midnight | Open Blue Horizon

Just goes to reinforce the old maxim about not leaving a boat while it's still afloat.
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Just goes to reinforce the old maxim about not leaving a boat while it's still afloat.
No kidding. It's amazing how much more they can take than the human mind or body can take...
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Doesn't seem like any effort will be taken to go find it. Planning that it will "arrive" in Hilo in a few months is optimistic - LOL.

The good news is it seems he is sailing a lot with experienced skippers, learning racing and probably gaining tons of needed experience.

He's having fun. (Why is youth wasted on the young - LOL)
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Can anyone guesstimate where the boat is most likely to make landfall? Could be a fun pool to start!
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Old 24-12-2008, 14:38   #374
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You can vote as to what happens to Ronnie's boat on his forum at his website (it's new). Let me know if you have some other choices.
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I've read the entire thread- and just have to shake my head. I'm glad Ronnie is safe, but it seems with a little better planning and preparations- he would still be sailing vs biking.

As a future deep water sailor (2 years away)- I can say that I've learned quite a bit from his loss. When I hiked the PCT last year- I spent 6 months preparing & training. Sailing around the world I would imagine would take a bit more time.

To each his own...
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