Monday, December 30, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019
40 Degrees at MB and the 11 works.
Posted by Chris Lyons at 10:30 PM
Highland Saturday Cold Made It Easy Ride
Posted by Chris Lyons at 5:25 PM
Monday, November 25, 2019
Beautiful frozen Saturday ride
Posted by Chris Lyons at 2:08 PM
Monday, November 18, 2019
Nov. 16th - 2019 Winter Snowbike season begins...
Super long snow single tracking at River Bends hitting the new section on other side of canal I somehow missed the past 3 years! 6 PSI was call as I dropped air throughout whole ride. Rode all the way down to the south sections but could power through the 10-12" of powder on 2 bridges. Sunny and 26 degrees with little ice mostly all packed grippy snow. Love winter riding. Lots of other fatties out too.
Posted by Chris Lyons at 8:57 AM
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Sunday follow up out to Tree Farm
Posted by Chris Lyons at 10:17 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Bloomer let’s ride before it snows!
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:37 PM
Its Cold with Ice and 9m at MB Saturday
Saturday 32 degrees and lm only one at Metro with 20-25 SW winds... 7mm gloves and 6mm booties with the drysuit - let's go! Only problem was 20 minutes into the riding and the whole OR bar is iced up solid. No depower and who knows if the releases will work. 45 mins out and 45 mins in to rest and switch to Naish bar. Winds still good and now waves popping up. Another hour on slashing and carving on the Jester but now I can't get the depower off on the Naish bar due to ice on all the lines! Almost and hour back in and the winds drop so now I get to watch the other arriving go out on their 12s. Good morning short and sweet but ice is definitely a stopping force at these freezing temps..
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:13 PM
Monday, November 4, 2019
Sunday racing the sunset at PLRA
Posted by Chris Lyons at 9:10 AM
Monday, October 28, 2019
Prime Fall at Addy
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:36 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Big Tuesday Gale’n 5m at Metro
Woo, what a big day that just kept cranking. 11AM Started on the 7m but out at the point the 5m was needed so we switched it up 1PM mid-day to play in the 5-7m curling waves and 40+ SW blasts. Stapped up Jester was perfection for slashing and trenching (and jumping off weeds!). SSW 25-42 is so good with the right gear including warm and dry in the full suit. Lots of people out doing battle but I was comfortable on the 5m when it was going off. Great overall - top 5 waves days ever at MB. Smiles and beers - just needed more sun to last into late day. Legs are fried after all those turns!
Posted by Chris Lyons at 7:57 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
MB continues to blow 7m
Posted by Chris Lyons at 7:14 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saturday is Holly in Fall Classic
Posted by Chris Lyons at 10:04 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
MB late start Gale Sunday
Woo, wind and more wind building to full gale by 4pm. Great day with almost 5 hours on the water. The jester was perfect once I got to it. Weeds don't stop the strapped surfboard. 30-40 people out with 15-40 SSW winds in the sun and touching 60 degrees. Great waves off the point all to myself - high water has made big wind days equal wave days. So far fall sailing has been pretty solid. Let's keep it rolling!
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:31 PM
Back from 4 hours driving we bike to ride at Bloomer
Posted by Chris Lyons at 10:03 AM
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Get what you can at Lex on a SE
Posted by Chris Lyons at 10:33 PM
Monday, October 7, 2019
Fall crowds on ride at Island Lake
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:47 PM
More HB images
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:44 PM
Harbor Beach for the first time!
Dropping charts at Lex from 20's to 15 at noon on Saturday so let's try Harbor Beach. Holding 20 SE after a 45 minute drive north I hit the water on the 11m and the Mako by 2pm a little underpowered. Sun and 55 degrees in this huge harbor and it's all really flat good for jumping. However toward the south entrance there are big curling rollers coming in the front door! Race up there and it's a beautiful spaced out 3-5' curling wave zone. About every 10 minutes a really big set comes through like a curling barrel dream. Highlights include more figuring out my top heelside turns on the Duke (I raced back in to switch!) and switching the bar from my left hand to my right on toeside bottom turns. Watching videos of really good wave kiters - they do this and before I always thought they didn't switch hands. Also got on top of the biggest wave of the day at its apex and felt like I was 10 feet above the water. Helped that at 5 it kicked in solid to 20-25 and even had to depower the new OR bar - which I love. Last off water at almost 6 for 3.5 hours on non stop new spot riding. Wagner Park is next spot to try on dead south to SE. Waves on coast drive looked really good. Long drive - worthy of the trip!
Posted by Chris Lyons at 3:25 PM
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