Saturday, October 20, 2018

Metro Friday cold 12m SW

Got 2.5 in on the 12 and Duke on a gusty SW. Most of the riding at the beach with shout out to Tommy for letting me fly his 18' 11m Pivot- my next kite. The 12 17' Pivot just doesn't feel right too much bar power and pull that feels unbalanced. Cold but no gloves and bone dry in the Boost!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

MB and its SW this time but still 9m!



Back to Metro with Sunny and 53 degrees and its the week on the wind blowing SW gusty 15-25. 9m and Duke was perfect call with holes and west elements bringing a not so steady day but still good otherwise. Lots of smiles and 12's for the most part.

Update below - its Millard's video from HI from last week...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Got the cleats - off to Bloomer

Perfect fall ride and the right shoes this time! Bike in perfect 10psi shape like the trail. Sunny and 64 degrees. Feels good to be clipped in!

Wrong shoes at Pontiac - not stopping my ride no way

Forget the cleats so it's tennis shoes and let's do this. No really that bad. I could go back to platforms after doing this ride. I actually clocked in at 1:05 for the ride which is my average at Pontiac.

9m Glory at HI. Day to lay out the spray!

Sunny and 55 degrees for a great Thursday with 20-30 west winds. 2.5 hours on the Duke and closing hour on the Mako with the 9 op'd near the end. Needed a day like this after past2 weeks of no winds and it delivered bigly. Great beyond beef burger with the boys at the Schoolhouse wrapped up a winning day.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Big biking weekend with DTE ruling my local riding from now on.

DTE Foundation Trail is a 10/10. Flow comes to SE Mi - finally. Fast flowy bermed speedy UP style trail. Loved it. Like a stadium ride. Good hill to DH payoff. And it rides BOTH ways. Rotates Tuesday Thursday and Saturday to counterclockwise. So you get 2 for one flow and they seemed to have made it fly in both directions by all accounts. Just a great place and EVERYONE now knows it. No parking by 9am and they were 60+ people on trail by 11am when I left. Gotta get back here soon and ride it clockwise. Long ass drive is only negative. It's Poto plus 25 minutes! Can't see riding Poto again with this nearby.

DP at MB in the morning 12 worked well Friday morning.

7am start with no one but me rigging in 15-20+ SSW winds. Sunny and lofty winds for two top action the whole 3 hour sessions. 70 degrees and the water is still warmer. By 11am it was building and it's 20-30. By the time I came in it's 40 in the gusts and I'm the only one out. Just in and everyone is rigging 7m! I'm done of course when the best winds of the come in but the 12 session was solid fun.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hotty Ponto late Saturday

Quick and fast but god awful hot on Saturday after 3pm. 90 and sunny. Dusty and little slippery but big tires make any line possible.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Waves and winds pickup nicely for Lex Day 2

20-25 dead east all Day with Sun and winds kicking in after 1pm even fuller. Ran 7m to start but then switched up to 9m with 18m short lines. Kite turned so fast I must have dropped into water 6-7 times (most ever). Waves with incredible. Clean curling spaced out inside beach launch. Special wave day for sure with my best bottom and off the lip turns to date. Also my best day of riding on top of cresting waves and staying on them all the way into shore. 1 or 2 8 foot beauties that I dropped in on we're crazy fast down the face. Gotta remember to move back more when things get that quick big and powered up. 20+ out to ride by 3pm when best conditions hit. Duke was great again in turning and carving. Some drone stuff earlier when I was on a break. 50+ Miles in over 4 hours today!

https://youtu.be/X0H-McIS9-Y

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lex is on 9m with dead east and just not quite enough for the whole day.

Saturday 6am Picked LEX over Lynn/Pin and Caseville north coast. Maybe not best choice as classic 9m winds worked from 8-11am but slowly faded into 12m by noon and it was over by 2. 20-25mph started great for an east wind and there was just enough with the Duke and 9 Pivot. Good clean wave action and loads of down the line riding. Love the Duke setup getting almost 40 miles in 3+hours.