Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sat. Oct. 30 St. Clair Shoal HalloWind

Ok day, overpowered on the 6.2 Alpha but blazing speed out to the Shoal to rip some small but long curling glassy waves. Got to run the 5m and the ProEd for about an hour too before it lightened up. Good mild day that saw 15-25++ SSW and temps hitting the 60's. Not bad for a Saturday that started with little potential. Everyone was happy until the MSU came on.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wed. Oct. 27 Big Metro Blow Out

Thanks Bob for the pix... The 4.5 and the 84 FSW PE were spot on all day long. This was one great day to be riding Metro Point.

Perfect. Metro. Wind&Wave. Day.

4.5m solid from 11am to 2pm 25-30mph SSW with 3-5ft. curling wave off the point. Sun and 60 degrees. Ramps to jump and ride everywhere. One of the best metro days in recent memory. Even an accidental port tack back loop attempt that was crazy close. Everyone was happy and the wind charts say why. Love it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Island Lake works in the fall

Very little leaf cover on trail makes IL a great fall ride. 14.2 miles in 1:14 - very fast and cool 65 degrees and still about 30% leaf tree coverage. Have to come back to wrap the season here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wed. Oct. 20 Ok day at Metro

Got alot of promise in this day with SW 20-30 forecast and SC warnings. However, weak wind 15-20 (but great sunny clear skies) persisted from 11am until 1pm when I rigged up a 5.7 xPersh and the 107FSW. Things started to really get good by 2pm with winds now 15-25 and waves off the point getting really nice 3-5' curling. By 3pm, I was on the 84 FSW ProEd and the same overpowered 5.7. Just had to add the outhaul and downhaul to maxout the range. The sail and board combo was awesome for full on power and control with wind gusting to 30+. Good fall day with reasonable mid 50 temps and mostly sunny. Lots of fun being full powered and little of no weeds. We need a couple more of these before DST kicks in.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday Oct. 17 Maybury Quick Ride

Great 45 minutes on leaf littered Maybury trail doing 7.6 miles in sun and 60 cool degrees. Fall mtb rides are here... be careful not to slip.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sun. Oct. 10 Great Highland Ride

16.8 miles in a long 2:30. Perfect sun and 82 degrees, beautiful fall day ride. Tough mental ride but completing A, B, C & D - super satisfying.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday Oct. 3 Classic Day at Lex

Classic day! Started nice and sunny with a 20-30 ENE swell and winds. Rigged the 4.5 and the 84 ProEd which worked great for the first few hours. Nice clean 4-6' waves all setting up for riding and jumping coming into the shorebreak. That east component to the wind had us all adjusting our sailing lines but everyone had smiles on there faces.

As the day wore on the 5 and then later the 5.7 made an appearance but the power and swell stayed there for the most part. A great lex day all in all and on a weekend no less. Hoping for a couple more of these. Soon.

Saturday Oct. 2 Blue Lagoon

Barely can say this day was a session at BL. NE winds 12-18 with some nasty rain and temps in the low 50's. Got the 107 FSW and the 6.2 Alpha out for and hour or two. Very disappointing with all the north forecasted. Should have followed the boys up to Lex where it kicked in late.