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by Rob_Roy
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WHOzzitt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

I wanna say Dave Biggin... but that may just be because I secretly love him!
by Rob_Roy
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Compromise or no compromise with fishermen
Replies: 40
Views: 2417

ol wrote:Could person B not get an electronic drumkit?
You mean paddlers and fishermen should all buy Wii's??

It's just not real drumming is it??
by Rob_Roy
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Student Safety Lost and Found
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

I don't like him
by Rob_Roy
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: K-Gnarly Exclusive Scoop!
Replies: 61
Views: 6662

Re: KGnarli

I've worked for you Giles, So I think It's only fair I should get to try one out too! If you send it up this way, I promise I'll give it back around July.... Strath Uni's old school micro 230 just isn't cutting it.
by Rob_Roy
Thu May 22, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Etive River Race 2008
Replies: 136
Views: 20557

Poke wrote:
David Fairweather wrote: and book yourselves a ticket to 2nd place... :-D
Only if we are the only two teams entering!

I believe Dave has put our entry in.

Obviously I would be gutted if I didn't make it back from NZ for another year....
by Rob_Roy
Wed May 14, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Etive River Race 2008
Replies: 136
Views: 20557

Poke wrote:Are there any level 4 coaches/5* boaters that can confirm that I'll survive the Etive? I don't know if I know of any?
I would Tim, but I don't feel like I can risk my coaching reputation making such a claim. Not after you swum on The Orchy ;-)
by Rob_Roy
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Zealand..?
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

I've been in Dunedin since September. It's an awesome place to live, but the party town comment was spot on. The population of the place triples when the students come back, and it gets a bit more lively. I love it. So it depends just how much of a grumpy old man you are. It's a 3 hours drive to the...
by Rob_Roy
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Copyright of linked images?
Replies: 107
Views: 10114

I've just alway assumed that it was only polite to credit the photographer. I always try to remember if including someone else's photos on my blog, but to be honest I'm not that fussed when someone uses my photos, it's just nice that they like my photo! Some are more guilty than others, I've always ...
by Rob_Roy
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I want to be a pro-kayaker! ..........discuss
Replies: 62
Views: 6807

http://www.tom-laws.com/images/grae.jpg Graham complained that he didn't get an image as well.... I feel I should jump straight on a plane to the UK to give you a kicking Mammoth, and indeed I would, if it wasn't for the fact that Grandad Fandango would lynch me as I stepped off the plane for 'mayb...
by Rob_Roy
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW limit of where to wear a helmet
Replies: 97
Views: 9072

Hmmm, I've been surfing a fair bit without a helmet recently. On my own too.... Maybe I just need to buy a cooler looking helmet.
by Rob_Roy
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Tom_Laws wrote:What is the project on?
Insurance? ;-)
by Rob_Roy
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beg for my Burn - WINNER ANNOUNCED
Replies: 221
Views: 32638

Tom_Laws wrote:We did a few shots to test out ideas...

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Adam would like to stress he isn't naked. Or gay.
Not naked or gay... but what about the STD part emblazed on those paddles?
by Rob_Roy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Expedition cooking - Developing world
Replies: 34
Views: 12112

I'm generally a fan of taking a bottle of Tabasco and just buying whatever the locals eat at the market. Usually rice, noodles, or cous cous, a bunch of stock cubes, and at at least one random vegetable that I've never heard of before. Yes, but having had the horrible experience of being in the toi...
by Rob_Roy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beg for my Burn - WINNER ANNOUNCED
Replies: 221
Views: 32638

Jules, I have a perfectly lovely Burn all of my own, sadly I don't have a car to drive it to the rivers as mine blew up. Can I have your car? My mate says you can have his mini, all you need is a stout steel cable and a large anchor and then its lack of brakes won't be too much of a bother. To be f...
by Rob_Roy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The uncoolest bit of kit at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 6959

Re: The uncoolest bit of kit at the moment?

I have just bought a Sweet Rocker Full Cut. I think the visor is one of the uncoolest bits of kit on the market! Anyone agree? I totally agree with you Liam. Clearly this sort of thing is so very much cooler: http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/RandyFandango/Rocker.jpg Giles My God, what a dork.
by Rob_Roy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One man and his...
Replies: 25
Views: 2594

I seem to recall that Skip had a pet spider all the way from Nepal that I believe used to take up residency in his boat.
by Rob_Roy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I would like to be sponsored by ..."
Replies: 56
Views: 5987

Similar lines, but a litle silliy looking! http://downsleepingbag.co.uk/shop/images/wallcreeper.jpg If only I'd had that as my costume when I was the glow worm in James and the Giant Peach. Or indeed if you were ever going to a party as Marty McFly http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/070503/sci...
by Rob_Roy
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Shop Help!!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 8547

If its a true 'lifestyle' venture you are after rather than making you a rich man, Sunspots kayak shop was up for sale recently. It is located 2 minutes drive from the get in the Kaituna River near Rotorua in New Zealand. Perhaps THE best test spot for kayaks ever. The whole business was up for gra...
by Rob_Roy
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I would like to be sponsored by ..."
Replies: 56
Views: 5987

I would like to be sponsored by...
Jules, because he's lovely.
by Rob_Roy
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Going solo
Replies: 75
Views: 9618

Has it finally happened? Has even young Dan found someone cooler to paddle with?

I'm sure Randy will pop up with his theory on multiple solo boating on the same river soon. It does make shuttles easier than the classic method.
by Rob_Roy
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Catherine Tate is doing it now...
Replies: 57
Views: 9659

The death of that character can only be a good thing for British television. And indeed NZ telly, as i noticed the show being advertised as starting next week out here, billed as "the best British comedy has to offer"... dear God. The real question is, if the BCU were to be infiltrated by fishermen,...
by Rob_Roy
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hey! Paddlesport companies!
Replies: 63
Views: 7873

Sponsor me because ...
I know Tom Laws
by Rob_Roy
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hey! Paddlesport companies!
Replies: 63
Views: 7873

Sponsor me because ...
I'm poor...



Oh and because, I definitely think that your paddling merchandise is better than all the competitors and definitely suits my style of paddling.....
by Rob_Roy
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where should I got to photograph WW?
Replies: 37
Views: 3773

Mark R wrote: Glen Etive......But if you're a photographer, you'll know that 93% of all landscape photos are already taken there ...
Yep, noticed this classic hanging from a wall in the pub the other day... (in New Zealand!)

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by Rob_Roy
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: New Zealand - Dec/Jan
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Where abouts are you basing yourself on the South Island? West coast? I've recently moved to Dunedin from the UK, and as of yet have done lack of boating. I'm away a fair amount of the time you are here, but could meet up for a bit at the beginning or end. graham.fairweather AT strath.ac.uk My NZ mo...
by Rob_Roy
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What do you do with yours...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

In all, I spend a lot more time tinkering with my bike than I do with my boat and don't think anything of that. This could be explained by the fact that you buy a new boat every other month. I find tightening them every so often does the trick and then maybe a wee bit of tape over the top. Doesn't ...
by Rob_Roy
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TEIFI TOUR
Replies: 45
Views: 5887

mitch wrote:
Tom_Laws wrote: Image
"Tom was very annoyed after Dave rudely awoke him from a early nights sleep"
Just what is Elvis Costello trying to do to Arthur Dent?
by Rob_Roy
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uni Clubs
Replies: 14
Views: 2501

Sucks eh? The easiest way of getting the sports union onside is to compete in lots of BUSA/SUS events and make a big fuss about the points you get etc... (Its what they seem to be interested in.) Even then, keeping the kayak club alive for them is a wee bit more hassle than say the football club. Al...
by Rob_Roy
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PR: Kayaking is not a crime.... too negative?
Replies: 49
Views: 5608

Andy Wilson wrote:Some years ago, before the advent of this forum, the public perception of the word 'paddle' was discussed ...
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I'm only posting that because I know Skip would if he was in the country.
by Rob_Roy
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Heard on the grape vine / jungle drums!
Replies: 67
Views: 7354

I know a 14 year old (well he was then) who was well up to the "intellectual demands" of his five star. It's all a case of temporal focus anyway. Hear Hear. The real question is, that if the paddlepower scheme is for 14 and unders, and the normal scheme for 16 and overs, like the BCU guff says, the...