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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

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  1. Freakin' bunch of moneybags. Beast mode for three weeks. W/O the climbing of last year how ya gonna beat these guys? Kwiatkowski vs Sagan and GVA = real deal
  2. :Chris Horner "of a generation that we know about".
  3. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqI9HyfLvodz7bXFCI3PU2g
  4. Ok, I take that back about 1200 watts: "When pedalling at these cadences, world-class sprint track cyclists can produce incredible levels of power: more than 2,200 watts for men and more than 1,400 watts for women. Healthy men and women in most other walks of life would struggle to produce more than 800 watts and 600 watts on a bike, respectively." Simon van Velthoven is prolly the guy they pulled that number off. He is a Olympic track guy I'm told. Shane Perkins putting 2500 down:
  5. Some Kiwi posted that one of their guys hit "1200 watts" during a race. WTF! Is that Sir Chris Hoy out there? That the Kiwis would share the power data files is surprising. I'm too lazy to track that post down but, really, if that # is correct then, yea, someone needs to get some testing going. We got a grinding machine in the gym that would prolly be impossible to hit 1200 with your arms. Don't know what some gym gorillas are doing on the stationaries - gotta ck that out tonite. Seem to remember that 900 watts was a pretty heavy load for a track cyclist.
  6. Kinda like waiting for the AC to start - we know fuck all about who's got the legs, is Froome a doper?, does Quintana ever get tired?....yadda, yadda. Almost gone but getting another crack at the BigTime: Taylor Phinney gets a TDF spot with Cannondale. Good kid, battling from a ways back to get here.
  7. Sky bringing the Big Goats again. BMC better have their climbing legs ready. “Fortress Froome” also looks firmly intact coming into July. While Sky’s final Tour selection remains undecided, riders such as Michal Kwiatkowski, Geraint Thomas, Sergio Henao, and likely Mikel Landa and Wout Poels give Froome a depth of support that other teams cannot match. Regardless if Froome was still a touch short of his top form, the team looked to be firing as planned." Read more at http://www.velonews.com/2017/06/news/froome-vulnerable-slow-simmer_440541#QYPbcFODeCICh8qL.99
  8. The pin-end moves from PB have really been solid. JS looking to hook and in this video TS (prolly) telling him "he's really slow" and OR goes for it and pssst....NZL hits the jets, hugs the line and rolls over top of them again. Acceleration for OR is just not there for that kind of move.
  9. Yea, Fuglsang might make the jump this year. Note his form in the interview: maintains eye contact/yaks it up while he disengages ear bud, doffs helmet, brushes mop back, hat on & shades perfectly arranged. Pro Moves.
  10. My NBC Gold app came up for renewal and they want $40 instead of the $10 I paid last TDF. WTF? Looks like I miss Richie winning his first Tour. That TT he put in at Dauphine I would think has Froome wondering about his own level. Richie, Pinot and Froome on the podium - prolly in that order. Quintana? Major wildcard here. Can he pull two GT podiums?
  11. https://www.outsideonline.com/2190306/why-alex-honnolds-free-solo-scared-me Without trying to sound ridiculous here, I wasn't able to read about this climb when it first happened. Coming not long after the death of Ueli Steck, I thought the worst had befallen Alex H. and I just wasn't up for another tragedy. Remarkable adventure his life certainly is and on the coolness level he is truly one of a kind. Another good life:
  12. Yea, maybe on too high a limit but how would OR have predicted this weather right now. No way. It's racing and it's the same for every boat. OR gotta be ready for breeze and they'll be out there soon enough getting some time in those conditions. Risky otherwise, why wait till the Final to find out your fairings are shit and your grinders are gassed halfway thru a heavy air slog?
  13. DB and SBTJ looking like Mack Daddies in breeze. Artemis busting up,,,WTF. Was there breeze like this in ACWS? Don't think so. Still, designers gotta be ready for this stuff, pure bullshit when fairings are ripping off in middle of a race. Mickey Mouse Show. SBTJ gotta be pleased with results no matter what was going on with AR.