Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, Lexington- Sun, Cold and NORTH WIND

The boys getting to business...

Sun helped with 50 degree temps

Just past the breakwall the fun begins

Powered up inside

Don't forget your Drysuit...

Good Lex Day!

Big Day at Lexington yesterday - awesome North steady 20-25K all day 4.5M to 5M solid with nice waves and sun during a very cold session on the water. Keith started the day up and sailing by noon and the session lasted until late with Brent, Craig and Millard. I caught the mid-day for a few hours and was pretty overpowered by the likes of my now thrubbing forearms from a 5M. Waves on the inside of the breakwall were great fun (riding and jumping) and the outside was scattered and messy but still a couple of clean 8+ footers in the near gale gusts. Classic day worthy of a the 150 mile $40+ roundtrip. Best day of 2008 some far by my count. Lets hope for more!

Gear: 85 JP FSW and 5M Search

Winds: N-NNE-NE 20-25K Steady from 5AM - 7PM on S. Lake Huron

Monday, May 26, 2008

Mem Weekend 2008 - Chasing Puffs

Not really worth the RAM to take any digital pix this weekend. On Saturday 5/24 morning JB and I caught an hour or two up at Lexington in 5.5-5.7M conditions, solid 18+ with caps - but in the 50's for temps. Was looking really good until about 1:30 when the wind dropped and more people showed up.

On Monday 5/26 the waiting game was the story at Metro - got barely an hour of chasing fingers of wind in the gusts...sunny and 80+...alot of people got tricked in to the whole day there but it was really a bust. 6.1M Expression and 105 XCite were the choices for gear but alot larger stuff would have worked for WSW 10-20.

Tunes: The Glorious Unseen - Tonight The Stars Speak, MAE - Sigularity, Our Hearts Hero

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, Cold day at Tree Farm

Stunts near ride end...

Not alot to say about upper 50's, cloudy and not enough wind to sail....again. So lets ride: good temps to stay cool for a ride at Lakeshore Park getting in 14.86 miles in 1:25. Fast and dry and some new log pile fun with more trees down throughout trail.

Listening to: Anberlin - Lost Songs, This Beautiful Republic - Even A Hero Needs A Parachute, Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, Metro Crazy SW-NW Winds

Started all sunny and 5.5 early on....

By the afternoon...

Well, no forecast out there agreed beforehand and for good reason, Metro started good out of the west 15-20+ then was all over the place with 10-20 SW and NW and N and plenty of holes. I got a half hour in at 10AM on the 85ltr. and the 5.7 Expression but then have to move up to the 105 XCite. The rains came through at 2pm and the winds cranked 30+ for awhile from the North so Brent could get some rides and come in - not that great Saturday we wanted.

There: Brent, Craig, Larry, Jeff, Millard, Keith...

Ear candy being enjoyed: The Classic Crime - the Seattle Sessions, The Almost - Southern Weather

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13 Back to Pontiac

The Chicane

No compliants at Pontiac Lake yesterday had a pretty dry ride after a day and half of rain. Got in 10.4 miles in 1:09 with the newly updated AFR suspension working absolutely perfect.

Trail tunes: Anberlin - Cities, Switchfoot - Oh Gravity

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday, May 11 Mother Nature Day Rains

St Clair Bouy - Rare East Winds All Day

Big east winds today and loads of rain and soggy sailing. I missed most of it but got in 2 hours at the end of the day. From all reports solid 5M sailing, 15-30 winds and thoughts of 4.5 dancing in everyones heads. Weird direction but good practice for port jumps with nice swells.

Gear: 85 JP FSW and 5M Search....later 105 XCite

There to get it: Craig, Brent, Millard and Jeff

Listening to: MainStay - Become Who You Are, Traffic and Weather on the 8's

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wednesday, May 7 - Ridin' The Storm Out

Conditions Approved!

Keith - first on the scene...

Call PETA - Potential Bird Strike

Silver Fox Rockin'

Walking the Tail

Pure Storm winds yesterday at Marysville up to 40mph gusts at times (noon-2:30pm). Rigged 5.7M to 5M then quickly to 4.5M (overpowered) for about 40 minutes. Generally South 15-30 up until rain hit at 2:30pm then it dropped to nothing. It could have been epic if it lasted - waves were great too curling up to 5ft. and really clean and long.

There for it: Brent (photo credits thanks!), Keith, Millard, and Craig

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sunday, May 4th No Wind = Ride Pontiac

More riding... not on water but on trails since wind didn't show up this weekend. Great day for biking, sunny and 65 degrees at Pontiac Lake. Got 10.02 miles in 1:02 - very fast and rough - this trail just keeps getting rockier - don't fall here. Enough, lets get some wind!

Listening to: 7th Day Slumber - Finally Awake

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wednesday, April 30 its Hickory Glen

Wednesday afternoon MTB ride - cool 60 degrees, but sunny for second ride of 2008 at Hickory Glen in Commerce. Completed 1.5 dry loop of 11.01 miles total in 1:18 time. In great shape (trail - not me) for early spring - fast and someone cleared alot of the track of those slippery dead leaves (thanks).

iTuneage: RED - End the Silence, The Wedding - Polarity