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Old 29-11-2019, 07:28   #976
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At the same time as they'll have to cross shipping lanes with fairly dense traffic.
Looks much worse than it actually is.. theres busy days and quieter days..
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Old 29-11-2019, 07:45   #977
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Re: La Vagabonde's crossing

As of 15.43 gmt boat speed 11+ knots
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the long winded know allís on here
You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
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You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
Which word would that be??
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been some pretty good sustained boat speed today so well on their way ,,,, some light air ahead , looks like nice spinaker finish into Lisbon
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off topic, but google up Allegra if you want to see what crossing in $B's style looks like . . . .

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Whoa! Crossing in $B's style for sure. Beautiful looking boat, and probably as fast as she looks.

Seems like a lot of multi-hulls in the ARC. Is that par for the course for the winter crossing to the Carib, or perhaps more than usual this year?

How's our favorite one-armed, piratey eye-patched weather router's recovery coming along?
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How's our favorite one-armed, piratey eye-patched weather router's recovery coming along?
less good today - just now saw hand specialist, they need to do surgery, put pins in, cast for 6 weeks and then 4 week minimum of hand PT before I will have much grip strength/flexibility back. And may never have totally full functionality back. Fortunately, it's my left hand.

LV does seem to have taken the 'boat speed and gain some NEing' imperative seriously and are going hard at it.
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less good today - just now saw hand specialist, they need to do surgery, put pins in, cast for 6 weeks and then 4 week minimum of hand PT before I will have much grip strength/flexibility back. And may never have totally full functionality back. Fortunately, it's my left hand.

LV does seem to have taken the 'boat speed and gain some NEing' imperative seriously and are going hard at it.
sorry to read that BW,,, you will have to go the UK way and fit the right brake leaver onto the front wheel , much better anyway ,,, oh btw ,, how is your bike ? not too bad i hope
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less good today - just now saw hand specialist, they need to do surgery, put pins in, cast for 6 weeks and then 4 week minimum of hand PT before I will have much grip strength/flexibility back. And may never have totally full functionality back. Fortunately, it's my left hand.

LV does seem to have taken the 'boat speed and gain some NEing' imperative seriously and are going hard at it.
Aw crap. Was hoping for just a simple fracture that might heal on its own. Having had my own (inevitable) mishaps from riding/racing bicycles & motorcycles for almost all my life, including several orthopedic surgeries , you may be able to take some solace in knowing that docs always seem to communicate worse-case scenarios. Or at the very least, recovery timelines and prognoses which reflect the statistically "average" patient. This is often inapplicable to those of us who are fit, active, and don't spend a lot of time on the couch eating Doritos. Anyway, just my observations based on personal experience. I hope your recovery is in the well above average category.

I must say that your route forecasting seems to have been darn close to what the LV's actually sailed, especially in this latter part of the journey. It's certainly been an interesting thread to follow. Thanks for hanging in there despite the injuries -- from your bicycle accident as well as some of the off-topic posts.
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sorry to read that BW,,, you will have to go the UK way and fit the right brake leaver onto the front wheel , much better anyway ,,, oh btw ,, how is your bike ? not too bad i hope
yup, was actually just thinking about that brake switch - I agree with you it is the better way anyway.

I took the bike into carbon shop just before seeing my hand doctor - they going over it carefully but I think the frame is ok. The handlebars and stem had cracks. The frame is a C64, which is quite strong, glad it was not one of my Specialized, which are lovely light, and way robust enough for normal biking power/loads, but not for hard crashes.


The doctor did say I could ride the trainer as much as I wanted - so sounds like I will be a zwift animal for a while. Will have to find a whole bunch of decent 2hr length movies to watch. I find indoor rides over an hour to be really difficult mentally/motivationally.
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yup, was actually just thinking about that brake switch - I agree with you it is the better way anyway.

I took the bike into carbon shop just before seeing my hand doctor - they going over it carefully but I think the frame is ok. The handlebars and stem had cracks. The frame is a C64, which is quite strong, glad it was not one of my Specialized, which are lovely light, and way robust enough for normal biking power/loads, but not for hard crashes.
not an expert in medicals , but had a few bashes along the way on bicycles and m bikes,, one thing i dd learn is that the first few days of recovery are very important,, best to totally rest the injury in the initial days and interm and long term recovery will be both quicker and better.. i had a specialized my self once , a rockhopper ( you may know of it, ) really just for messing around and kept my Santa Cruz ( Nomad ) for days out after giving my treasured Gary Fisher ( sugar 3 ) to my dear wife ,, hasty recovery mate
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A random thought re routing . . . . . . there was nothing done on this voyage which was particularly 'clever' - and that is common on routing which goes in the same direction as the systems are traveling. It's typically on N/S axis routing where you get the opportunity to do clever things playing with systems.
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the trip was fairly straight forward ( !! for a N Atlantic winter trip ) with a bit of fortune thrown in , they didnt really have boat speed to dictate much and really made the best of what they had along the way , with a bit of well judged long term routing , but good on them they have done well,,,,,,,
so, reading your crystal ball ( which is a bit more detailed than mine ) what do you think are the chances of a spinaker run into Lisbon ,,,, ( where presumably some one will be waiting for them , or more importantly , her , with a donkey to facilitate her arrival at the conference.)
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what do you think are the chances of a spinaker run into Lisbon
the big unknown at the moment is a low potentially developing around dec 4th.

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the exact location and timing are uncertain at the moment, and it is possible if they really keep the hammer down they will get in before.
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( where presumably some one will be waiting for them , or more importantly , her , with a donkey to facilitate her arrival at the conference.)
You mean an electric-powered donkey, right? (CC concerns re: domesticated farm-type animals ).

Unless it's in the middle of the night or in the midst of bad weather, I'm sure they'll get a "hero's welcome." Or maybe a "heroine's" one. Regardless, we can all wish them a safe (unremarkable) arrival.
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