Thursday, August 9, 2018

LTB Sun is Another day - another Thermal.

Woo, 3rd day and down to 12m with quick pop to 20's with a lot of SW in it. Weird as everything said NW but on water it was WSW. Even gave Avery a ride between my legs on the Duke. A little hotter today started it early and then quickly closed it before 4 but then it picked back up?... great Day again with short run on the Mako too but the Duke still rules the day.

Big 2 sport Wednesday was classic.

Early 2 hour MTB at Highlander doing the new trails and course set for race. 70 degrees and sun was dry perfect for singletracking and bombing the DH sections getting setup to sail in the afternoon....

Over to Petoskey SP and it's firing 18-22 by 2:30 so the 14 is the call for some mostly overpowered fun in the swells right in front of the park. 12 would have been perfect but the 14 was juiced all day. Some great heel side swell cuts and across the line fun headed back from Harbor Cove. Water and wind temps both at 75 with full sun powering the thermal until almost 6pm. Great 2 sport day.

Tuesday LTB delivers finally thermally excellent

Well clouds and rain closed chance to sail on Sunday and Monday here in Petoskey although it ripped in Frankfort after a nothing day we spent there on Saturday. 14m and Duke worked well sailed up into HS and Romona Park and mostly in the bay center where all the winds were. Sun and 78 degrees worked between 2-5pm. Missed some of the session as a forgot to turn on Strava again!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Brighton on Summer Saturday

Fun afternoon for over 17 Miles in 2+ hours with a down be in the lake to finish. 80 degrees and dry fast flow. Worth the long drive! Torn shirt gets better everyday.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saturday early AM back for more SE

2 more sessions on the 12 pivot and same repeat of 15-20 S-SE with rain drizzle through the whole morning. Just Tom and I out early and by 11am it was drifting to not sailable. Good to get up and get out for back to back days. Like the temps today too in the 70s'.

Friday and it’s On at Metro with a SE breeze

Ok Friday it's SE and 15-20 with a 12m working after 3pm for a good couple of hours. 4 sessions and lots of smiles. Still SE here even when powered is never great or anything to get upset about missing.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday we go to Pontiac to sweat it out!

Fast and dry follow up at Ponto to River Bends last night. Another 10.3 with tires a little soft - dust bowl fun requiring a bike shower after. Sun and 88 degrees. Still fun being all fat.

It’s Friday night - let’s ride the Bender

2 hot loops at RB which was dry and fast - PR fast. 10.6 miles at 7pm with 90 degrees.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Friday Caseville North!

Oak Pointe Wave Downie fun Friday in Caseville

Up at 6:15am on water at 6:50am for Sun and 70 degrees - just me and Larry on 7's. Thank god we were staying 1000 ft from beach! NNE winds 20-30 were perfect to make a downwinder after beating up to the Pointe on the Duke. Big long waves with classic smooth spacing of 50-75' gives this place the feeling you're in Hawaii. Up to 6' curling down the line - truly a special spot let only KP can get once every year (if you're lucky enough to be there!). The ride back was incredible as it was finally heelside back into the waves on the port tack. This difference made the downie back that much better! Over 2 hours on first of 4 sessions probably over 50 Miles if the watch tracking hasn't died! Top wave days of all time and now I'm sold on the Caseville drive over the Lex option on a North day. Waves here take top billing.