Merckxy Christmas and a Coppi New Year

As 20VVV comes to a close, we’d like to once again thank each and every one of you for your readership and participation in this amazing community. Each of you are what makes Velominati the most exciting (if divisive) community in the Cycling world, and none of it would mean a thing if not for your contributions. From the bottom of our hearts: thank you.

At this time of year, I reflect on the amazing opportunity that you have given me and the other Keepers to take our hobby, passion, talents, and lifestyle and to share in this incredibly diverse group of people, opinions, and views. Over the years since our founding in 2009, you have become something of an extended family, complete with the squabbles, tears, and laughter. But mostly laughter. To those of you whom I have met in person, we have become personal friends. To the rest of you with whom I await the opportunity to meet: I look forward to that day with great eagerness.

Thank you for helping make Velominati what it is today.

We wish you and your families a Merckxy Christmas, and a Coppi New Year.

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57 Replies to “Merckxy Christmas and a Coppi New Year”

  1. @Jamie

    Thanks for the good wishes oli, wiscot, Teocalli, eightzero and the rest of y’all.

    I’ll leave you with a photo of Grateful (ex Papalani) taken before we took delivery in St Martin in July. She is now a US vessel, has radar at the first spreaders, and is about to have a tower for a proper cruiser’s solar array installed at her stern, but otherwise, this is our baby, a 2007 Fountain Pajot Lavezzi 40.

    s/v Grateful

     

    Safe travels!

  2. @chuckp

    @Jamie

    Thanks for the good wishes oli, wiscot, Teocalli, eightzero and the rest of y’all.

    I’ll leave you with a photo of Grateful (ex Papalani) taken before we took delivery in St Martin in July. She is now a US vessel, has radar at the first spreaders, and is about to have a tower for a proper cruiser’s solar array installed at her stern, but otherwise, this is our baby, a 2007 Fountain Pajot Lavezzi 40.

    s/v Grateful

     

    Safe travels!

    All the best!

    When sailing to the US from the UK the perceived wisdom is “sail south until the butter melts, then head West until you hit the US”. Is there an equivalent for the Pacific crossing?!

    David

  3. @Oli

    @cognition

    That’s a very cool stash bike!

    Thanks!  Having ridden it for real, not just on the trainer, it needs some work.  But it’s awesome to have the option.  It reminds me that position and fit are the most important things about a bike, and anything more is a bonus.

  4. @eightzero

    It is with Great Shame that I close out 2015 with a mere 1000miles. But to hit that, I went out on one of the coldest, nastiest days in Seattle today. My Rule #9 threshold is modest indeed. Perhaps a few more miles in 2016, maybe see you all on a local Cogal.

    To all the Keepers and Velominati, a prosperous and happy 2016!

    1000 miles is better than zero! Double down for 2016.

  5. @davidlhill

    @chuckp

    @Jamie

    Thanks for the good wishes oli, wiscot, Teocalli, eightzero and the rest of y’all.

    I’ll leave you with a photo of Grateful (ex Papalani) taken before we took delivery in St Martin in July. She is now a US vessel, has radar at the first spreaders, and is about to have a tower for a proper cruiser’s solar array installed at her stern, but otherwise, this is our baby, a 2007 Fountain Pajot Lavezzi 40.

    s/v Grateful

     

    Safe travels!

    All the best!

    When sailing to the US from the UK the perceived wisdom is “sail south until the butter melts, then head West until you hit the US”. Is there an equivalent for the Pacific crossing?!

    David

    Not exactly – Sail to Ecuador, turn right and continue until you hit the Marquesas I guess?   Between now and then, we will probably do one back and forth of the Atlantic.

  6. @Jamie

    Not exactly – Sail to Ecuador, turn right and continue until you hit the Marquesas I guess? Between now and then, we will probably do one back and forth of the Atlantic.

    Would be more impressive if you did on this.

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