now, what fun would that be? no hard work? more relaxing? it's the off-season, we're not supposed to be out relaxing and having fun! hee hee hee hee.Carter Taylor said:How about we just go sailing when you come to San Diego in January? Whole lot less work and more relaxing then pounding climbs.
LOL. no good tan lines this year. sorry.donkey said:You should let all of the Orange Countians know what day ya'll are riding so we can head down there and compare tan lines.
If you really are up for sailing and need a crew let me know. If you need a boat I might even be able to arrange that too.Carter Taylor said:How about we just go sailing when you come to San Diego in January? Whole lot less work and more relaxing then pounding climbs.
excellent! i am completely useless as a sailor. about all i can contribute is some dead weight and the ability to drink a beer or 2.pedaling pyrate said:...handle a tack or two. I used to belong to HIYC and was offering to get a boat from them but if you are a current member that is even better. Sailed with them for a couple years. Totally willing to join you and help out. Bareboated 3 times in the BVI (1 crew, 2 as skipper) so if you need a hand let me know. Always up for a sail and totally willing to just kick back and trim. Just make sure *rt* knows it is still a bit chilly on the water that time of year.
*rt* said:excellent! i am completely useless as a sailor. about all i can contribute is some dead weight and the ability to drink a beer or 2.*rt* said:Well, sailors can always use weight on the rails when the wind picks up so that is fine!
*rt* said:chilly? can't be much chillier than that ride Carter and i did 2 years ago. brrrr that was chilly!*rt* said:I am sure it isn't that chilly but just didn't want you thinking it was the Bahamas and end up freezing. The water temp that time of year is mid to low 50's and when the wind picks up it can make things a little colder than expected. Just like riding...layers are a good thing.
oof. 6am rides after tuesday (i.e., once my body has adjusted to pacific time) will definitely not be happening for me!pedaling pyrate said:Thursday the 26th. It is on my calendar. Just keep me posted about a time and boat cost etc. I did get the e-mail message too.
*rt* - riding midweek other than early am before work is hard as I am a 8-5'er for work so a ride on the 24th will be difficult as it is dark after 5. I am requesting the day off for the sail and can't really take two days off in the same week. My morning rides start at 6am for an hour if that works for you.
FYI- these boats are pretty small and the "grinding" on the winches isn't that tough. I do recommend putting down your beer first though.