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by BASSBEAVER0
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leptospirosis
Replies: 16
Views: 1602

Re: Leptospirosis

There is a good hse mini booklet on leptospirosis. They can bought in packs of 20 if I remember correctly - ISBN No. 978 0 7176 6455 9. There is also a web version to view at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg84.pdf. I also found my doctor was receptive, on visiting for a different reason, when I showed him ...
by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW for beginners from the Midlands?
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: WW for beginners from the Midlands?

Hi Rae, Welcome back to paddling. I'm from Leicester and having been paddling for just over 7 years, with most of that being with members of the Paddle Plus club which is based at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, just off of the Abbey Lane, near Birstall. The members there are happy to help pe...
by BASSBEAVER0
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS. Large Burn
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: FS. Large Burn

You've got mail.
by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sandwiches
Replies: 26
Views: 1737

Re: Sandwiches

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/538680_10150727934761949_2091603267_n.jpg Take the airbags out the back of your boat and you can get a specially designed hamper installed to carry the six piece cup and saucer set along with the silver service tray and a neat liittle ...
by BASSBEAVER0
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Derwent, Matlock to Belper
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: River Derwent, Matlock to Belper

Ran on down through that section about 18 months back in an open boat whilst training for the Liffy Descent. Level was relatively low -the Arkwright weir was a scrape / walk, the gauging station weir we shot, with speed, diagonallly through one of the corners. The weir in the industrial area is awkw...
by BASSBEAVER0
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123288

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Force Falls on the Kent?
by BASSBEAVER0
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Funding for coaching quals for students?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Funding for coaching quals for students?

Check out http://www.empaddlers.org

It's the website for the East Midlands Regional Development Team.

Links to courses which they organise at extremely reasonable costs and also details on bursaries and County Sports Partnerships (CSP's) Funding Opportunities.

Bursaires


Derek - Paddleplus
by BASSBEAVER0
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2468

Re: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?

My personal view of the upper Tees situation would be based on previous experience. 6 of us travelled in 2 cars. Parked one at the Raby Car Park and 1 at the get out layby. Happy to pay for the carparking of the car left at Raby. We then asked at the shop if we could use the footpath to High Force t...
by BASSBEAVER0
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barle Bookings for Sale
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Barle Bookings for Sale

Hi Adrian, Congratulations and good luck in your new venture - I can see you are in it for the long run and the benefit of all paddlers and obviously not on a get rich quick opportunity scheme. On that vein I was wondering if you would be interested in a time share type of deal. I could exchange you...
by BASSBEAVER0
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost: Paddle in the Trent from HPP
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Lost: Paddle in the Trent from HPP

Lost yesterday evening a TNP Rapa kayak paddle last seen heading out of the white water course at Holme Pierrepont into the Trent. Red blades on a black glass fibre shaft, with a code in black marker written on the blades, but unfortunately no contact details. If found, I would be grateful if you co...
by BASSBEAVER0
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roofrack loading... a bit of fun...
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Roofrack loading... a bit of fun...

Not my photo, but remember smiling at this one found on the net a couple of years ago:

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16 to beat!
by BASSBEAVER0
Mon May 09, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: anyone else having this problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: anyone else having this problem?

Having read this post a couple of days I had to laugh when I just saw a friend liking a group on facebook:

"Grammar is important! Capital letters are the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and ........"
by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: With age, comes respect
Replies: 25
Views: 1687

Re: With age, comes respect

Respect comes from previous actions compared to your own personal opinions and standards. Age, experience and skills, whilst all relevant, in themselves do not earn respect. I can think of young people, older people, better paddlers and less skilled paddlers who I respect and also people who fit int...
by BASSBEAVER0
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1, 2 and 3* Coaches in the Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: 1, 2 and 3* Coaches in the Midlands

Hi Rich, Depending where you are in the East Midlands coaches based at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre http://www.lopc.co.uk/ in Leicester could help. Second option contact Paddleplus, http://www.paddleplus.co.uk/ one of the clubs based at the centre, we have several coaches who coach groups t...
by BASSBEAVER0
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Non-standard request for Leicester
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Non-standard request for Leicester

Hi AT, I paddle with a club, PaddlePlus, based at the Outdoor Pursuit Centre, in Leicester. We regularly paddle on the Soar, upto Abbey Park and down to Thurmaston, and occasionally from Aylestone, down through Mile Straight, both on the canal and the river. We meet on a Thursday evening down at the...
by BASSBEAVER0
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Microbat Seat
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Wanted - Microbat Seat

Hi All,

Has anyone got a seat for a Pyranha Microbat 230 or something that would fit.

After several repairs, riveted plates etc this seat has finally given up.

A reply to the post or email derek@coda-band.com would be great

Cheers,

Derek.
by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unwelcome guests.
Replies: 62
Views: 3944

Re: Unwelcome guests.

I went to take my niece kayaking just after Easter and picked up their old GF kayak from the side of the house to find it full of leaves. Turned it upside down and started rocking backwards and forwards to empty them out onto the garden, after several rotations most of the leaves were out and went t...
by BASSBEAVER0
Sun May 16, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: If kayaks were horses...
Replies: 33
Views: 1940

Re: If kayaks were horses...

Upright Floating by Roland Brace
by BASSBEAVER0
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Spy With My Little Eye
Replies: 400
Views: 42361

Re: I Spy With My Little Eye

evolvedlight wrote:I spy with my little eye: the etive in a duo
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I spy with my little eye: I didn't expect that!
by BASSBEAVER0
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone Paddled the Avon / Severn ?
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Anyone Paddled the Avon / Severn ?

Have paddled the Avon from Leamington Spa to Stratford and Stratford to Bideford. The section from Leamington Spa passes Warwick Castle and has a nasty weir at the castle, with a couple of other weirs along the stretch which are shootable / portageable depending on water levels. There is also a sect...
by BASSBEAVER0
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Craft identification on the River Wye
Replies: 55
Views: 5131

Re: Craft identification on the River Wye

My response: "As stated in your advantages/ disadvantages above the only disadvantage you have been able to list for the do nothing option is “It would be harder to identify those responsible for alleged breaches of the Order/byelaws.” However, amongst your two other options this is also listed as a...
by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weil's Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Weil's Disease

I've been lucky in the fact that I only ever go to see the doctor / nurse when I need an injection for going abroad, but last time I was down there he managed to snag me for the normal height / weight general health check. Whilst it was being carried out I mentioned the fact that I did a lot of cano...
by BASSBEAVER0
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to find out about UKCC CPD modules?
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: How to find out about UKCC CPD modules?

Have PM'd you contact details for RCO and LCO for Leicestershire and Rutland - Hope that helps.
by BASSBEAVER0
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddlers in Leicester or surrounding areas
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Paddlers in Leicester or surrounding areas

Hi Guys, Welcome (back) to Leicester. There are several clubs around here and quite a few paddlers. I paddle with Paddleplus which are based at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre (just off the red hill roundabout , A6 / Loughborough Road.) We meet down there every Thursday night and have plenty of...
by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cyanide pollution of the Trent
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Cyanide pollution of the Trent

Just heard this on the radio whilst driving back home tonight. Apparently the area between Stoke-on-Trent and Yoxall.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/england/sta ... 293898.stm
by BASSBEAVER0
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What makes the ideal locking Carabiner for river use?
Replies: 43
Views: 4175

Re: Clipping locking Carabiner round paddle shaft ..

Hi Ian a really good point. Clipping round a paddle shaft would be really useful, however none of the 'binners I have fit round even a small diameter shaft. Even the huge DMM Boa only opens 23mm. Which locking 'Biners are you thinking of Ian? I'd love to buy one that could clip round an paddle shaf...
by BASSBEAVER0
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's in charge?
Replies: 16
Views: 1111

Who's in charge?

I thought he was on first!











I'll get my coat!

by BASSBEAVER0
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Access - One Show
Replies: 36
Views: 2534

River Access - One Show

Gryff Rhys-Jones on the One Show highlighting river access at the moment.

Unfortunately moved on a bit quick, but a good mention.
by BASSBEAVER0
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stickers to indicate disability
Replies: 42
Views: 2376

Re: Stickers to indicate disability

Great work Tom.

Going back to the OP there was mention of a visually impaired sticker as well. Maybe you could do your magic with a similar design based on the following symbol.

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by BASSBEAVER0
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sport England's 'Sport Satisfaction Survey'
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Sport England's 'Sport Satisfaction Survey'

Me also - but I do think it is worth while:-

"The time it took me to get to the places where I participated in my sport"

Surely this means that they are intending to move the scottish rivers down into the midlands so that it takes me less time to get to them! ;-)