Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Belle River not the place to be

Jeff saying "What? I gotta rig a 5.5 Retro?"

It looks good right now...

Belle River CAN, This place has had its chances but yesterday with near gales it was still too lite for me, even at 20WNW gusts to 30 all wavy and mostly onshore. Its a place you have to hike out to get going and make it past the breakwall - I had a 5.7 rigged with the JP 85FSW and it worked for awhile and had lots of potential but then it dropped off after an hour or two. When its not cranking your left with is mushy loud conditions where the wind has no guts... The chart says it all - pretty good up until 2pm. Should have been at KP.

There for it: MB, Jeff and the Silver Fox

Meanwhile the action was north of us....

Kettle Point 9-29-09 from Brent on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, Sept. 29, Metro goes off!

Great 40+ day at Metro - lots of guys out and lots of big SW winds. Many sailing 4M-4.5M sails all day - cold and rainy but hanging on and having a great sesh. Thanks to Bob for the great video summary of the day with the Canon D90. More on tap today!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sept. 25, its Holly again

Quick run at Holly again with Jabber in 2:01 for 15.5 miles. Misty and foggy but fast...nevermind that, gales are in the forecast for sailing next 2-3 days!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sat. Sept. 19 Torn Shirt Rocks

Jabber and I just made 12.8 miles in 1:58 at Torn Shirt and Murray Lake loops in Brighton on a nice 50 degree morning. Sunny, no people, and a fast dry trail made for great ride. Hope to be sailing next weekend or it's onto HIGHLAND!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sat. Sept. 12th did Grubers Grinder at Holly

Another great ride today with Jabber today got in 15.6 miles in 2 hours at Holly Rec State Park - East loop. Great place to do a really long ride and today was nice 65 degrees with sun and hard fast single track...I'm coming back next weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sat. Sept. 4th Charlevoix Ride

A quick one here for Labor Day Weekend 10 miles of exploring the coast
and Mt. McSauba - this is a really awesome MI coastal town. Now add
some NW winds and I'm moving.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunday, Aug. 30 Kettle Pointe Dawn Patrol Classic

Windsurfing Kettle Point, Ontario August 2009 from Brent on Vimeo.

I need a break...

The Fox

The WeatherMan

Happy Boy!

East Oscoda Bouy tells it best - NW and WINDY!

Yes - an exhausting day of 5.7M, 5.0M and 4.5M overpowered conditions at KP. 6am wakeup call was the key to hitting it right on time. Getting to the beach first on a Sunday at 8am and finding mostly flat 5.7M conditions was a little bit of a bummer. Add in the rain occasionally poring down to the point where it was difficult to see didn't help but it was solid wind and just kept getting stronger as the day wore on. By 10AM the 5M was out and the waves were starting to build on the outside 4-6ft. By noon the 4.5M was out and overpowered alot of the time with waves in the 10-12 ft. range - classic KP day for the taking. Sun even came out after 3pm so we really had a chance to see all the waves start to light up. This is a great sailing site when it happens NW.

The days highlight was Brent with numerous back loop attempts was hitting the port tack stuff as well as the starboard. Craig lofting his classic big airs on the way out and Millard cruising down the line way faster than I could keep up with. The wave riding was great in the later afternoon as things started to clean up in the "pit" as the wind turned more north. What a day though of non-stop action - totally burned out all energy, most exhausted I've ever been sailing. I'm good for a week atleast now - bring on the Alleve! Thanks you mother if we could just get a straight north and a Lex day.

Winds: WNW 20-30K with NW later in PM

Waves: Mostly bumpy 6-12ft. but a couple of mast high 15ft. monsters too!

The Dawn Patrol crew: Brent, Millard, Craig

Catering: Thanks you Tim Hortons!

Tunes: 7th Day Slumber, Forever the Sickest Kids