Thursday, September 19, 2019

Night ride finally doing CRT

6pm sunsetting and Long speedy ride from River Bends first half all the way down to Clinton River Trail MTB start. Trail is actually ok - problem is that it's 2 way and has multiple dumps into the paved pathways. Good that's it's checked off but this ride needs to be out of season go-to when no one is out.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fwd: Caseville on a Perfect Saturday

Up at 630am and on the road north. Sun and 60 degrees. SSW 20-30 all day starting on the 9 and the Jester set up Tri-fin. Great 3-5' wave and swell cutting up the Breakwall and the front beach. Down to the 7m after an hour with no depower and it's perfect for drift and pull in the waves. 30+ people out and no one on the beach. Water still warm and toasty warm still for the 4/3 wetsuit. 65 miles and 5 hours worthy of the 2 hour easy drive there and back by 8pm. Love the day and need more of this on a NE for some downy action. 

Caseville on a Perfect Saturday

Up at 630am and on the road north. Sun and 60 degrees. SSW 20-30 all day starting on the 9 and the Jester set up Tri-fin. Great 3-5' wave and swell cutting up the Breakwall and the front beach. Down to the 7m after an hour with no depower and it's perfect for drift and pull in the waves. 30+ people out and no one on the beach. Water still warm and toasty warm still for the 4/3 wetsuit. 65 miles and 5 hours worthy of the 2 hour easy drive there and back by 8pm. Love the day and need more of this on a NE for some downy action.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bay City is the new Linwood

Forget the sketchy marina launch we got waves and sand beach launch 15 minutes closer. 4 hours in punchless 12-20 on the Duke and the 11. About 12 people out and anyone on the twin tips was really underpowered. Cool 59 degrees but sanding shallow sand made it easy. Great 3-5' waves right in front. Lots of top and bottom turn work but very light pull on the kite. Great practice though for the bigger days. The riding time equals the drive so all is in balance.

Classic cool Grubers on a late Saturday

Fun and not a struggle for once with 70 degrees and partly cloudy. I thought this ride was 16 miles...
Always good and never wet and never see anyone else out even with the parking lot full!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ludington is worth the ride!

Nw 12-18 and very light start on Labor Day with sun and cool 60 degrees. Met Frank on a 21m foil with 10m extensions doing well but 14 and Duke just enough- no way on the 12. Sailing the clean Breakwall glass. Great timing too as the afternoon wore on the winds kicked in and I moved to the Mako and jumps galore. 15-20 by the end and nicely powered. I could have stayed all afternoon if the brewery here wasn't calling. Can't wait to sail here again with huge sandy beach's and Big Sauble Point just 10 minutes north. Ludington has it all.

Fun Flow in Northern MI

Tom lead the way through 5 loops at Palmer Woods about 20 minutes outside of Empire. Fun flow with 2 trails and a lot of stone ledge drops. Both were grinders uphill but had fast DH finishes. Some great off camber riding on a perfect 70 degree sunny day. This place would be a real challenge after a good rain. Great ride while there was no wind.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Weekend Shorty Rides

16 miles in a tight busy weekend. Had to stay close to home too! Sunny cool and dry perfect for looping.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Lex in a Sunny Friday

Friday and it's north 15-20. 11m but looks like 9m easy. Warm water and sun blaring on the rides in. Waves great on north side of marina. Finally getting my top turns little by little and steep shore break with underpowered winds us ultimate practice. 2.5 sesh nice overall. Worthy of the 90 minute drive up and the 2.5 hours home through Fenton.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nothing fancy just Sunday loop at Ponto.

Quick with touch of sprinkles but still not under an hour!