Sunday, September 17, 2017

Brighton Hot Rear Brake Fun.

19.2 long miles on 83 degree heat with the dreaded SRM Guide RS brake fail. Sticky and stuck front brakes made me ditch it and we rode it rear only. JB killing it SingleSpeed leading the way. Great trail with about 1/2 the fun factor diving into the turns and drops. I'll be back with new brakes soon.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Highland perfect fall like perfection

Great ride - my best ever and most enjoyable at Highland. Temps made it perfect - 65 is ideal here. I'm calling under 2 hours riding but 2:10 with stops. Feels good on a sunny cool Saturday after 2 weeks off. JB leading the way and remarkably killing it single speed style. Relive it here-->

Some more LD SoHa pix from West MI kiters

Monday, September 4, 2017

South Haven top spot for wind and waves! Labor Day Wave Fun!

What a great Labor Day and sailing spot. Arriving by 9:30 to 20-25 side on SSW winds and nearly 50 kiters doesn't get any better. Woo, huge curling 4-7' waves and perfect direction. 9m and strapless with a pretty tough shorebreak but after a slow start it was fun to challenge myself riding all the way in to pick and plow my way out. A couple 3-4' rushing white waters and 6' curling waves but I got through 90% of them. 9 worked perfectly  up until wind dropped at 2. Crowds were only challenge to riding more in impact zone. Lots of guys riding twin tips and fearlessly airing it out in the main riding zone. But still highlights were riding a couple 10' bombers super close to breakwall. Clean glassy waves  on this direction made it super good. Loved the steep faces to cut back on and really was loving it when sun spread light in the wind blown faces. All in all one of the best days and a must do next season. Boring relives below unless your into the same old big waves repeatedly ramping up, curling for you and driving you into shore. 

Big 6+' waves where I'm buried at beginning of video....

Friday, September 1, 2017

Finally Lex is firing Sun and Waves 9m.

Completely one of the best kiting days at Lexington. Arrived at 8:30 in the morning to find Sun in north northeast wind 20 to 25 miles an hour. I joined Craig Tom Mark and Ric out on the 9 m pivot to rock the waves all the way down to the wave pit down the coast. Got in about 39 miles of riding in the first three hours and then got ready to pack it up for the downwind or at Port Sanilac. Tom Craig and I rigged up 9 m and follow the sun down the coast for the next hour and a half for another 21 miles of slashing in 2 to 5 foot waves with three sections offering super clean curling ramps. Didn't get off the water until 5:30 PM and didn't get home until 11 PM! Dinner at Sweetwater with Aaron, Mike and Jeff too. A full day and worthy of calling it a classic at Lexington. My favorite spot of all time. Relive it below!

Downy in Afternoon!

Morning Sessions

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Holly for a quick 1/2 loop

Time limited but great speedy hour for almost 8 miles and out at Shelton road exit. 75 and no humidity yes feeling like cool gal riding already. Watch it unfold here -->

Monday, August 21, 2017

Poto is long ride and long drive to get there - still.

Woo, but great fattie ride with big drops and roots. Bluto glory. Sand float too. With the killers that I can't keep up with: JB and Dr Pete. 18 miles in 2 long hours. Big ride. Relive it here -->

Friday, August 11, 2017

Afternoon clears and we're lit on 14

Rain at noon and sun and 18-22 NW at 1:30!  Let's rig big and rip LTB. Duk'n up to the hospital almost a Bay a Harbor next stop. Breakwall fun again too amongst the power boats. 35 miles on water in great 2 sport day! 

Morning Highlander rocks the AM

Wet but still perfect for beating more rain. All the loops at full speed including riding up them! 12.7 miles of northern singletrack goodness. I wish this was marked all season long. Relive it below..

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Short but sweet with broken derailleur line

Nothing to look at folks quick ride until a log drop at Winter Sports park breaks cable line. Quick fix at high sierras sports and ready for tomorrow at Highlander.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bliss! Beach! Classic 9m day sun sand and the SW winds powering thru!

Tommy and Larry and Deb bring the winds! Didn't look good at all at 9am but by 11am at Bliss it was 18-22 SW and saying rig the 9m! Awesome drive worthy day in the sand dunes. Probably 40 miles of riding today if the gps had caught it all. Raced right off the bat to Sturgeon Shores beach for some wave fun but look out for those big rocks! Pulsing to 25 the 9 was spot on with the Duke. Great downie from there back and more in the last 2 sessions with only a big cloud closing it out by 6pm. Best Tuesday ever and perfect weather. Right place at right time so far -> 4/4 for trip plus Friday at MB is 5 days of kiting in a row. Feeling good riding this much.

Relive this! 3 sessions

Monday, August 7, 2017

Boom, 3/3 another day fully powered on LTB. Monday kicks off another week.

2pm hits and it's looking quickly like 12m but the clouds roll in and now it's I go get the 14m rigged it lifts to 20+ and it's on! Way on, blowing 20-25 by 3:30 with one super tack from Roaring Brook to the breakwall with another huge crowd of onlookers. Great power and never felt too overpowered on the new 14. Little swell and couple of waves made long run home fun. Love this place the the thermal after on goodness.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Trip starts off right!

1/1 and perfection 12. Sun and 75 with 18-25 NW with whole bay to myself. Great day getting up late but still hitting the thermal afternoon. Love it.

Metro back at it

Friday got some solid 9mat MB. Back to be back on water. Short and sweet with 18 miles covered. Quick but fun before trip up north.

Sunday 2/2 NW thermals bless with 14m sesh!

Woo, small window but no way with 12. 14 rocks with exact same feel and more power. Great fun tacking up to breakwall before wind slacks and we race it back home. 18 miles of fun! Relive it here->

Monday, July 31, 2017

Back in the saddle ride

20 miles was light ride getting back the form and getting the legs going. 85 sun and perfect day.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Shoulder Roll at Addy

Literally to much speed in laying down the berms and over the bar we go. Still 2 Loops in 1:24 for 14 miles. Now on to ice, beer and Alleve.