Monday, December 21, 2020

Butte-iful First day of snowboarding 2020/21

Sunny Bluebird first day at Crested Butte. Perfection. Craving and trenching on the new 30” base. Epic steak dinner at Elk Prime capped off a full day!

Saturday at the Bends begins Winter Biking 2020/21

Saturday, partly cloudy, 34 degrees and 90% packed snow on the singletrack. Cold but not wet and perfect testing for the heated gloves. A loop and a half  in 1:30. Fun ride before CO trip!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Metro Dec. 14 Ho Ho Go its Saturday, 53 and Windy

Everything day. South 9m light to start 18-22 hard driving rain and 30 minutes later sun and  HUGE double rainbow! Then winds drops to zero and I barely limp in from way out alone by the point. An hour later it’s solid 9m and 30 minutes later it’s nuking to 40. 9 too much to chance rocks at launch so it’s beach with Craig and weed city on the kite lines. Beers in Van with the Fox rehashing the days fun. Likely my final 2020 day on the water! 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

It’s cold winter looms - time to go Strapless!

34 degrees - my favorite temp zone to ride. This time with flats and the new heated FieldSheer gloves. Toasty warm so mush so my hands were sweating by the end of the ride! Greasy but mostly dry and had place to myself. Beer and California Cauliflower Chili dinner. 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Stony will/could be the new DTE

Impressed. New Beach loop is awe some. They were working there today even. Literally 2 guys riding the whole place between 1-3pm on a Saturday. This place of going to be near DTE’s quality when all done.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Caseville sun heats up a 40 degree 9m Day

Perfectly Sunny so why let the 40 degree temps keep us from sailing 9m. SSW 20-25 but gusty. Breakwall glass kept the Jester and later Mako smooth and silky. About 15 of us out but highlight of the day was the cloudless sky and Sun. Craig and I last ones water at almost 5pm for a cold beer and an epic sunset. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Metro heats up to 65 degrees and 9m!

Started out demoing the 10m Aluula Roam and was sold on it in first 5 minutes! Awesome drifts solid kite in 20/30++ gusty SSE conditions. Don’t want give it back to Kuban! Awesome day carving it up on the Jester! Nice little swell and occasion curling 2-3’ foot waves. Warm and partly sunny but the temps made it great time on the water. Fun day almost 3.5 hours on the water. 

Monday, November 16, 2020

SPI Trip 3 days in Hot Thermals!

Great trip with Brent, JB and Mark to Texas. 80 water and 80 air with afternoon winds kicking in every day. 

Day 1 Thursday: The Ditch and great Foil rental. 10m Boxer was a little overpowered but worked with big 76 Slingshot Foil. Winds 12-18 SE. Dinner Laguna Bobs!

Day 2 Friday: Back to the Ditch, 15-20+ ESE winds and its capping. Borrowed JBs 12m Pivot as most on 14’s. Winds too much for foiling. Sunny and great riding along far side of ditch. Fun day as warm up for tomorrow. Dinner at BlackBeards with Flynn’s and Ellis’. 

Day 3 Saturday: South Flats sunny and 20 SSE at 10:30 on the water! Huge classic thermal fun. Hot solid strong winds ALL day. 11 Pivot and Mako perfect combo for 2 downwinder runs to the North Flats. Glass water behind the islands and in canals was worth the wait. Had most of it to myself for almost 70 miles. 5+ Hours riding. Perfect day and lots of smiles including those for getting the van out of the quickly raising tide! Dinner back at Laguna Bobs!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Quick one to MB before SPI

10m overpowered on foil. Scary winds up high. Tall mast is tall but works well.