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10-16-2016, 12:05 AM   #30121
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Nah. Went for a bike ride very early this morning. Then, I drove lead car for this race: Race Two. So, you have lead motorcycles stopping traffic at intersections and then the lead car, just ahead of the peleton. Then you have the Commissaire, directly behind the peleton and sometimes his car will move up into the peleton, with some roving motorcycles, then the team cars and behind it all the ambulance.

It was not an uneventful day - we did have a crash and also one poor guy had a heart attack. Luckily for him, two other cyclists were doctors and the Rescue chopper was there pretty quickly. The ambulance staff had to jump start him twice!
Nasty stats for your race. That kind of thing is often distressing for all involved.

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Yes, pretty stressful. But, medical care was top notch and it sounds as if he'll be OK.
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I am finding less time to follow this extraordinary thread.
Last weekend I went for a drive.
Didn't see much;


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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Last weekend I went for a drive.
Didn't see much;
Took your half of the road out of the middle I see.

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Last weekend I went for a drive.
Didn't see much;




Vanishing point.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
I am finding less time to follow this extraordinary thread.
Last weekend I went for a drive.
Didn't see much;


What did you expect to see out the back of Deni.

On one of my trips through that region I was stopped for a breath test at Jerilderie. My daughter was with me. We were going from Sydney to Barham.

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Took your half of the road out of the middle I see.
Lots of people here drive like that.
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Vanishing point.
That's the point where, when you get there, you will vanish, right?

Scary stuff!
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That's the point where, when you get there, you will vanish, right?

Scary stuff!
Columbus found America when he got over that one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
That's the point where, when you get there, you will vanish, right?

Scary stuff!


Yep, Kowalski vanished alright.










Kowalski Vanishes
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Columbus found America when he got over that one.
Well. Sort of.

But he's not around anymore, is he...

Besides, he was not the first European to get over there. Never mind the Greenlanders/Icelanders, they went there, but left again. But don't try and tell me the Portuguese weren't first. They probably visited Newfoundland before Colón got his butt in motion, but most definitely they had visited South America. Going south to explore Africa (as they started doing early in the 15th century) it's highly unlikely that the currents didn't carry them to South America at some point. And the Treaty of Tordesillas from 1494 placed Brazil in the hands of the Portuguese. Hardly a coincidence.

Oh well, time to grab a bite, then some sleep!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Yep, Kowalski vanished alright.
Exactly! Beware of vanishing points!

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
Took your half of the road out of the middle I see.
Actually Rob, I was stationary at the time; I was standing out of the car taking pictures - I took one in all four directions and the horizon was just the same in each one (except for the faint line of trees to the north)


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That's the point where, when you get there, you will vanish, right?
Nah. I'm still here. (But I'm not sure that others can see me though! - Except my wife who was with me and so would have vanished also)
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
I took one in all four directions and the horizon was just the same in each one
Reminds me of a road heading to Colorado Springs, CO, but more flat.

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Not flat enough or any straight roads like that by us!
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