Sunday, August 26, 2018

Big Saturday on the 9 at Metro

Almost 4 hours and 50 miles on the water today. Great Day I needed badly and thankfully close by on a Saturday. Huge numbers on water and at beach but crowds aside really fun long Day mostly on the Mako. Started on 12 but quickly down to the 9 which worked well from 9 until 4pm. SSW 15-25+ all day with a rain from 10-11 following the USCG racing out to me to warn of lightning in area. I went quickly but 2 hours later the sun was back for a while. At 2pm got an hour in on the Duke which was great but the weeds made it a necessary switch back to the TT. Lots of happy people and finally some winds with gusto. This should hold me until Grand Hav next weekend and the annual West Mi new adventures tour.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Holly Saturday Elbow Burning.

Great ride up until the final three turns before the trail head and boom down you go into the sand. And the great G form elbow pad slides up and literally does nothing to protect your arm. Pissed about that and why bother even wearing padded protection. Great fast ride overall with the ground rock hard even after two days of rain. Sun and 75 with perfect 10psi smoothing out the ride.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

LTB Sun is Another day - another Thermal.

Woo, 3rd day and down to 12m with quick pop to 20's with a lot of SW in it. Weird as everything said NW but on water it was WSW. Even gave Avery a ride between my legs on the Duke. A little hotter today started it early and then quickly closed it before 4 but then it picked back up?... great Day again with short run on the Mako too but the Duke still rules the day.

Big 2 sport Wednesday was classic.

Early 2 hour MTB at Highlander doing the new trails and course set for race. 70 degrees and sun was dry perfect for singletracking and bombing the DH sections getting setup to sail in the afternoon....

Over to Petoskey SP and it's firing 18-22 by 2:30 so the 14 is the call for some mostly overpowered fun in the swells right in front of the park. 12 would have been perfect but the 14 was juiced all day. Some great heel side swell cuts and across the line fun headed back from Harbor Cove. Water and wind temps both at 75 with full sun powering the thermal until almost 6pm. Great 2 sport day.

Tuesday LTB delivers finally thermally excellent

Well clouds and rain closed chance to sail on Sunday and Monday here in Petoskey although it ripped in Frankfort after a nothing day we spent there on Saturday. 14m and Duke worked well sailed up into HS and Romona Park and mostly in the bay center where all the winds were. Sun and 78 degrees worked between 2-5pm. Missed some of the session as a forgot to turn on Strava again!