Friday, August 15, 2008
Back on the bike at Tree Farm in Novi for 14.02 miles in 1:15 time. Good ride, bone dry and fast except that I bent the derailleur on the bike pretty bad. The Specialized Enduro SL suspension is still running awesome soaking up everything you hit.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Winds: W-WNW 20-30 all afternoon
Gear: JP 85 FSW, 104 Fanatic FreeMove, 86 Fanatic FreeMove, 103 RRD FSW (thanks Brent for the test hulls). Sails: NP 5.7M Expression and 5M NP Search
Monday, August 11, 2008
HD Video of the highlights...
Great day of sailing with about 30 kiters and boarders at Kettle Point this Friday. I made the 6AM drive commitment and had the waves and wind to myself for the first 40 minutes after hitting the water at 8:30AM sailing into the early afternoon. Solid 5M all day and sun with nice 3-8 ft. swell - even bigger way on the outside bowl. Couldn't have been better: about 70 degrees and NW 20k+ and enough sun to light up the aqua blue waves. Check out the video - this place usually only goes off in the spring and fall.
Gear: JP 85 FSW and 5M NP search.
Thanks: Millard (great call on the wind early on and HD video)
Eats: Tim Hortons
Monday, August 4, 2008
Great Saturday for those who got out to chase it. Sport 1: It started at 11AM with JB at Pontiac Lake for a 10.54 MTB mile ride we cruised in 1:02. Beautiful day and dry fast riding as the wind was noticeably picking up...
Sport 2: Flash forward to 1 PM - ride over and winds are blowing at Lexington N 15-20+ and lifting. Two hour drive later (well worth it) at 3PM we're smiling and sailing 5.5-6.1 powered on the small 85ltr hulls. Great North coast breeze blew with some good 3-5' swell until just about 7pm peak winds actually hitting 20K at times. Some jumps, lots of jibes and waves to ride and the water temps were perfect 70-71 degrees - shorts and a rash guard we're all the were needed. Apres': smiles beer, alleve and my thanks since I hadn't sailed since 7/1!
Those lucky few: Millard (great forecasting call!), Craig, Brent, John
Gear: 85 JP FSW, 105 XCite (for 1 run), and NP 6.1 Expression
Tunes: Mae - Singularity, The Send - Cosmos, Dizmas - Tension