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  •  I've hit 49.6 mph on a bicycle (6+ / 0-)

    CA Highway 1, a bit north of the town of Davenport, where the road is wide and straight and well-paved with a long, moderate downhill pitch (assuming you're headed south). If the road is dry, and there's a tailwind and nothing ahead of you and you like the sensation of going really, really fast on a bicycle, it's the perfect spot. You should make sure that your bike is in good repair, that everything is tight where it's supposed to be; if your front wheel begins to shimmy, slow down. It's a wonderful and scary feeling I give to myself once a year.

    •  1/4 knot just west of that, 1 mile out, 6 hours (0+ / 0-)

      in a 70 knot squall in February.

      Look out west of there at that long reef...we were in a crappy boat we were being paid to deliver south, we got slammed by this storm and when I woke after passing out from exhaustion I was rested and thank dog alert enough to realize we were amongst those rocks.

      My friends collapsed crying and babbling, they had stayed awake all rough night, my nap saved us. We would have died ofhypothermia before we got to the beach.
            I could just see the rocks 100' ahead, and managed to barely tack this POS and stay in the small rockless hole until the wind finally eased and we could slip out of the rocks and back to Half Moon Bay...where we were caught by a worse squall that made us drag our anchor and three other moorings with boats almost into the breakwater, with the engine on full ahead...in the Bay.

      That's a special spot for me!

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:58:31 PM PST

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