Friday, December 23, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sat. Dec. 10 Beaver Bluebird Believer

Epic Sun and Dry Cork continues. Great ski resort I've waited 30 years to ride - worth the wait.

Forgot our Day 1 Morning Data!

Earlier info was for the afternoon, we got close to 21,000 vertical in total.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sat. Nov. 19 Metro Picks Up

Not warm but solid cold 15-20 due south.... good enough for a couple of hours of ripping the 5.6 Combat. Lots of kiters out and tough getting to the point but good overall. Not much left now. Maybe more tomorrow.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sun. Nov. 13 Two in a row for Marysville

4.7 and 4.2 Atlas all day with south 20-30 and a great 3-4 river swell. Lots of people out and loving the 60 degree temps. Classic Marysville day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sun. Nov. 6 Marysville comes up late

Great final 2 hours on the river for the first time this season. 5.6 Combat was just perfect rigged on the 430 Powerex Wave 60. No real swell until about 3 when the due south winds kicked 20++. Perfect sun and 60 degrees with a good group out enjoying the last days of fall. Total enjoyment sailing day. Well worth the drive and the first few hours on the bigger gear.

Sat. Nov. 5th Fall Tree Farming

Great 11 miles in 1:05 of total trail leaf coverage. Beautiful day 57 degrees and sun. Great weekend with wind tomorrow.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sat. Oct. 22 Fall into Island Lake

14+ miles of perfect sunny 60 degree riding at Island Lake SP. Only about 30% leave coverage so things aren't too slippery yet. New Ski Tracks Lite here testing the GPS for this winters boarding sessions. Cool App.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mon. Oct. 18 More at Metro!

Alright now! 3 out of 4 days on the new 4.7 Altas. Metro solid for 20-30++ SW all afternoon with sun and 60 degrees. The last 2 hours we could have been on the 4.2 if I had the time to change it. Great fun throwing down multiple carving 360's and near planing quick tacks. Also nice wave action off the Metro shoal too. Fun day of fall sailing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sat. Oct. 15 Harsens goes off the charts!

Well.... worth the drive! watched for nearly 2 hours in the morning at both Metro and BL with literally nothing all. While a gusty due West that was reading 40 at 9 am at the Bouy it was time to try Harsens Island. Great decision as the winds were straight into the waist deep launch to 45k in the gusts. 3.7 overpowered the whole time with ramps galore for riding the jumping and even some solid sun through it all. JB, Fox and I representing the windsurfers while the rest were the small 6-9m kites. A standout day for the records - windiest day I have had on LSC and I thought for a moment there we were in Haterass.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fri. Oct. 15, Metro Fall Sailing Begins

Nice timing for the new 5.6 Combat and the 107, except it started to nuke as soon as I hit the water. Oh well back to rig the new 4.7 Atlas (on a 370) and 85 ProEd. 15-30 all day due west with 2-3 ft. swell. Super happy with the sails and the conditions although it got gusty and up and down at the end. 4+ hours of solid sailing. More on tap for tomorrow with gales on the way.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sat. Oct. 7 Maybury SP Sun and Leaves

Only time for one quick loop... Darn beautiful fall day, 7 miles in 45 min. - back again soon.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sat. Sept 24 Pontiac Dry as usual

10.6 miles in a fast 56 minutes at PLRA using the new 2011 Candy 2 pedals. Get float and pedal hold with the new Pearl Izumi shoes. Only compliant is knowing your clicked in (no sounds) and trying to pedal if you're not. Good buy.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, Sept. 11 Lakeshore Tree Farm Fast/Damp

10.67 miles of really fast Tree Farm before and after some serious rain dumps. Good ride.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sun. Sept. 4 in Petoskey = Groundhog Day

Exact repeat of same day last day and Craig and John had better kiting than i did a windsurf day. Good swell 5-6' and waves but winds never solid beyond 15-20 for 5.7. Then picked up 20-25 with rainstorms with a short time of shorebreak wave ripping. Needed about 2 more hours of this, it was just getting good. Mostly a classic west sunny day. Here's Craig ripping shoreline. Oh yeah new 5.4 Atlas on order as I blew out the 5.7 somehow...