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8 hours ago, hobot said:

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The olde Gettey Mansione, ist gone nowe.  Partes of Rebelle Withoute a Cuase wase filmed theire to.                              :)

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10 hours ago, hobot said:

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Sometimes I get the impression that the people who layout road racing courses are sadists.

Nice sweater on the rather stylish girl on the left though.  

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19 hours ago, hobot said:

 

 

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My first time on an airplane was a Grumman Goose from Long Beach to Avalon and landed in the water.

Too cool

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23 minutes ago, pbd said:
20 hours ago, hobot said:

 

 

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My first time on an airplane was a Grumman Goose from Long Beach to Avalon and landed in the water.

Too cool

Thast the oune Jimmy Buffett flies in Whearre is Joe Merchante;

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9 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Thast the oune Jimmy Buffett flies in Whearre is Joe Merchante;

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:)

The reason JB bought the Goose was that he said it was the only amphibian he could get a surfboard into. 

Fly in, land and anchor near an outer reef, surf all day, and be back in St Barths for a sundowner or two.  Good life.

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1 hour ago, pbd said:

My first time on an airplane was a Grumman Goose from Long Beach to Avalon and landed in the water.

Too cool

This is the Catalina seaplane port now. Not as popular as it was back in the day...

 

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1 hour ago, Left Shift said:

Sometimes I get the impression that the people who layout road racing courses are sadists.

Nice sweater on the rather stylish girl on the left though.  

Paris - Roubaix.  One of the classics.

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1 hour ago, NaptimeAgain said:

Paris - Roubaix.  One of the classics.

I don't have knowledge of this, is that the name of the race?

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28 minutes ago, hobot said:

I don't have knowledge of this, is that the name of the race?

Yes, Roubaix is a city in the North of France, close to Belgium. This "classic" race is as others in Belgium, Holland, Italy a one day event. One of its characteristics is to have sections on cobblestoned roads, towards the end. It is the "signature" of this race. Those cobblestoned roads used to be very common in the country side in the North of France, but they are less and less common, replaced by black top roads. The race organizers have to litterally get "out of their way" to find sections of cobblestoned roads. I believe some of them have actually been added to the "Monuments Historiques" list so they are protected as national historical landmarks, and therefore cannot be modified, i.e. covered up in black top macamdam...

It is considered one of the toughest one day races. The weather is usually miserable, cold, windy, rainy. The terrain is terrible, wet cobblestones and mud, and it is a looong day on the saddle... Some years, the riders arrived litterally caked in mud...

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How far back do you think those cobblestone roads date to?

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24 minutes ago, hobot said:

How far back do you think those cobblestone roads date to?

I don't know for sure... but what I can tell you is that the first Paris-Roubaix was in 1896. Yeah, you read that right. 124 years ago. Needless to say that at the beginning, it was only dirt roads or cobblestoned roads. The bitum took over. The number of kilometers in cobblestoned dwindled to 22 km in 1965. Then the parcours of the race was throroughly modified, to take a more eastern route and go through "discovered" sections of cobblestoned roads.

All of the above from wikipedia France...

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4 minutes ago, Laurent said:

I don't know for sure... but what I can tell you is that the first Paris-Roubaix was in 1896. Yeah, you read that right. 124 years ago. Needless to say that at the beginning, it was only dirt roads or cobblestoned roads. The bitum took over. The number of kilometers in cobblestoned dwindled to 22 km in 1965. Then the parcours of the race was throroughly modified, to take a more eastern route and go through "discovered" sections of cobblestoned roads.

All of the above from wikipedia France...

I am just thinking of all the history those roads have seen in that time.

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38 minutes ago, hobot said:

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80 cm barrel - twice the size of the biggest naval gun ever.

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20 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

80 cm barrel - twice the size of the biggest naval gun ever.

Brits hade BL 18-inche Mk1, 18" =  45.72cm.                             :)

 
 

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in the last 41 hours this threads had a smidge over 6K views!

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8 minutes ago, hobot said:

in the last 41 hours this threads had a smidge over 6K views!

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Dr Seusse is bigge withe sailores...............             :)

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31 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Brits hade BL 18-inche Mk1, 18" =  45.72cm.                             :)

 
 

46mm on Yamato

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3 hours ago, hobot said:

How far back do you think those cobblestone roads date to?

Mists of time?  

The Paris Roubaix race was one of the earliest road races.  I believe it was first run in the late 1800s.  Some of the roads may date back to Roman times, although the individual cobbles may be more recent.  Tempted to fall into a rabbit hole or "terrier de lapin".

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

I am just thinking of all the history those roads have seen in that time.

Jeanne d'Arc among others.  

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1 hour ago, MR.CLEAN said:

46mm on Yamato

Centimeters I think.

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3 hours ago, hobot said:

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For me, this picture just about sums up the name of this thread.  The complete and utter randomness of it.  "Let's pull over to the side of the road and do a bikini shoot."  A random picture of a random picture. 

Interesting rabbit hole if you want to go down it.  I wish my nickname was Weegee.  Once again, thank you Hobot for your genius.

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:)

In his time, Weegee was quite the productive Photographer who spent a lot of time photographing the seedy underbelly of life in New York City.

I have posted a bit of his work over the years....

Love his work!

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5 hours ago, Laurent said:

Yes, Roubaix is a city in the North of France, close to Belgium. This "classic" race is as others in Belgium, Holland, Italy a one day event. One of its characteristics is to have sections on cobblestoned roads, towards the end. It is the "signature" of this race. Those cobblestoned roads used to be very common in the country side in the North of France, but they are less and less common, replaced by black top roads. The race organizers have to litterally get "out of their way" to find sections of cobblestoned roads. I believe some of them have actually been added to the "Monuments Historiques" list so they are protected as national historical landmarks, and therefore cannot be modified, i.e. covered up in black top macamdam...

It is considered one of the toughest one day races. The weather is usually miserable, cold, windy, rainy. The terrain is terrible, wet cobblestones and mud, and it is a looong day on the saddle... Some years, the riders arrived litterally caked in mud...

Commonly referred to as "The Hell of the North" race. Even MTB forks have been tried out in an attempt to relieve the pounding stress on racer's arms/hands.

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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Hobie Alter's power cat, at his dock on Orcas Island.  Yes?

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Katie Sue, I was a worker bee on the building of hull plugs, all my experience was with small catamaran construction, the shape and size of the plug sections on their side reminded me of a whale.

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Sportcar's dog needs a white short sleeve dress shirt and a black tie.

And a commuter coffee mug.

Who's with me?!!

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

Sportcar's dog needs a white short sleeve dress shirt and a black tie.

And a commuter coffee mug.

Who's with me?!!

I am with you, even if you can't spell sportscar.

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

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Wase she tide up licke that foire the showe?  Or . a ....somthinge ealse?  Juste curiouse.......                    :)

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15 hours ago, P_Wop said:

The reason JB bought the Goose was that he said it was the only amphibian he could get a surfboard into. 

Fly in, land and anchor near an outer reef, surf all day, and be back in St Barths for a sundowner or two.  Good life.

And fly rods looking for Tarpon.  Read a book "Marquesas, a Time and Place with Fish", available cheap for download.  The author is currently sailing around the world.

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12 minutes ago, Innocent Bystander said:

And we wonder why they are now attacking boats......

Namu was caught in Penn Cove about 12 miles from where I live (and 3 others died in the process).  Orcas did not come back to the area for more that 50 years.  The word was out.

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I love this guys optimism ... 

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4 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

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Juste curiouse.......                    :)

Yellow?

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3 minutes ago, nacradriver said:

Yellow?

hehehe, now that's an obscure reference!!!

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1 hour ago, Bump-n-Grind said:
1 hour ago, nacradriver said:

Yellow?

hehehe, now that's an obscure reference!!!

I diddent thick so...........             :)

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