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moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 12:28am PT
IPA at 9AM is OK, right?

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Moose
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 01:44am PT
It's 10:40AM. Finishing my third IPA. The wife looks worried.

There is no sign of the plane yet. More delay, more beer.

Moose
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 04:41am PT
Our flight from Copenhagen left without us. Wtf?!

Re-routed through Chicago, IL. Those SAS (Scandinavian Air Lines) fukers gave us the lousy bussiness class.

Take me back to Pakistan!

The good news is, I can cure my bunions!
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Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 9, 2019 - 08:23am PT
What, youíve forsaken Lot? For shame! And, yes, SAS business is moderately lousy.
Itís the downside of the inmates running the asylum.

And what kind of Murrican wannabe drinks ĎAmericaní in KÝbenhavn?

Hope Trump lets you back in!
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 09:08am PT
wine collection:

Itallian or Spanish?

Just drop me off the plane! What kind of airline am I flying?!

At least the wifi is working, so I can keep an eye on ST and and shet

Moose
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 9, 2019 - 09:25am PT
Minneapolis.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 9, 2019 - 09:48am PT
Moosie, how about an honest review of SAS, huh? They donít have a great reputation,
although Iím sure they treated you like a nice little kopytka.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 10:15am PT
Fair enough, Reilly.

Here is the story.

The flight from Gdansk to Copenhagen was delayed because the flight crew called sick. (all of them? don't know).

SAS put us on a different plane with a different crew (of course).

Because of that, we were late for the flight to SF.

We were told we could probably catch a flight through Washington. "If not, ask the transfer desk person".

So, in Copenhagen we ran to the "Washington gate". Through the passport control. Too late.

Back through the passport control to the transfer gate.

After 30 min negotiatins, we got a business class to Chicago, but only a coach to SF. (Hoping to get an upgrate in Chicago).

The business class is actually pretty good.

So, overall, SAS is an average airline. (The stewardess crew was polite, but not as cute as Polish. Hehe)

The internet is OK too.

Moose
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2019 - 01:32am PT
Couldn't make it in-a-day.

A 28 hour push. I blame the wife. Way too slow.

Moose
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:02am PT
In the Dublin airport connecting to the Canary Islands(Tenerife) for three weeks of cycling on Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Sunshine, warm weather and great roads(if you like going uphill!)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:23am PT
wow that is a more half than halfway around the globe. I guess if you ride uphill at some point the peter principle demands that you get to ride downhill too
Da-Veed

Big Wall climber
Bigfork
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:25am PT
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Just got back from Florida, no climbing but much better weather than a Montana winter!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:29am PT
wow that is a more half than halfway around the globe

I will give you the benefit of the doubt of yer geographic prowess and
award you a conditional Ď3í for trolling, but only if you fess up.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 10, 2019 - 08:37pm PT
Noting the nob, bloke, I'll not be baited, to bother with so thorough an answer seems respect bestowed, still & as much more to learn, see the hours expended. I'm only a product of my environment. Trumpian hyperbole demands that the truth is whatever sounds good at the moment.
true what you see may be more true but alternate facts must be run up the flag pole
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase

5,730 miles from LA To Tenerife
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
I'm rounding here, 24,900 miles circumference to the blue marble 24,900/5,730=4.34
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So I'm wrong its seems more only a quarter way around the Blue Marble.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 09:25pm PT
Itís like asking if you still beat yer wife.
How can any place be more than halfway if you take the shortest great circle route?
(Unless yer on Malaysian). The North Pole to the South Pole is exactly half way, by any route.
Of course, if you are restricted to commercial routes then you can easily wind up going further.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 01:30am PT
I slept all arround rhe clock, twice! Well, almost. After sleeping 23 hours non stop, I woke up 1AM. What to do at 1AM??? Go on SuperTopo, of course. There is always sombody on the watch.

Moose
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:06am PT
I went to Azerbaijan once to cover their national bike race. That was 12 time zones away which is probably closer to being halfway around the world.

You need a visa to enter Azerbaijan. I didn't have one, but the Azerbaijani government, who was paying for my trip, assured me that someone would meet me at the airport and take care of it. Lufthansa almost wouldn't let me on the plane without a visa, so I had to sign a piece of paper agreeing that if I was refused entry into the country I had to deal with it myself and it wasn't Luthansa's fault.

When I got off the plane a guy came up to me and in heavily accented English said "Are your Bruce? I get you visa!" Thanks!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 11, 2019 - 02:47pm PT
I'm off to New Zealand in a couple of weeks.... bike in hand. The start of leg 5 of my around the world bike tour.

Credit: not my photo...

Credit: rockermike
for those in the know, you can see my recent frame modification that allows me to pack my bike into a regular sized suitcase. Cheaper and eadier flying. :)

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 13, 2019 - 03:06pm PT
Eh? One snowy desert is the same as any other....

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BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jan 15, 2019 - 10:53am PT
Can you guess where I am in this photo. Hint: it's near Santa Cruz

Credit: BruceHildenbrand
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