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by little tim
Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: N Yorks Multi day Trip Grade 0-3 suggestions, storys, advice
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: N Yorks Multi day Trip Grade 0-3 suggestions, storys, advice

Have done a multiday trip on the tees, just doing top, middle and lower sections over 2 days, camping in between. Was low water, so slow going and gave us the right amount of distance for two days.

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by little tim
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Snow Kayaking - "Just plain wierd"
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Snow Kayaking - "Just plain wierd"

The old snow kayaking vid has hit whitelines today, being billing as "Just plain wierd". I think they hit the nail on the head really. http://whitelines.com/videos/wltv/snow-2.html This seriously strange video shows a bunch of wierdos indulging in a spot of Snow Kayaking. Yes, you read that right. I...
by little tim
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ladakh , Leh
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Ladakh , Leh

As owen said.

Also, near the start of the tsarap (I assume you're doing it!) we cooked on small wood fires. Don't use too much, the locals depend on it.

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by little tim
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting ones MOJO back!
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Getting ones MOJO back!

Something not too tricky, but big enough to get the feeling works for me - upper tees or the classic kent run.
by little tim
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: .
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: How can I get paddaling?

If there's one near enough, join another club (as well). If there are suitable people in your current club, ask if you could join their private trips occasionally.

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by little tim
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Wezzit

Was it worth it? I'm surprised you didn't get a quick visit from the police, what with waving a camera near that place.

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by little tim
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Abseil supervisors wanted for Bristol Adventure Race
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Abseil supervisors wanted for Bristol Adventure Race

I got to abseil people off the manchester stadium a couple of years ago for the rat race. Good fun and a few goodies were thrown in, well worth doing.
by little tim
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alpkit Sleeping Bags
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Alpkit Sleeping Bags

Alpkit sleeping bags in Zanskar - Owen was very smug to wake up and tell us how warm he had been all night.

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by little tim
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted, Roof Bars for Golf E 2000 5dr
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Wanted, Roof Bars for Golf E 2000 5dr

Hi,

Off being busy this weekend, but will try and call over the weekend or beginning of next week.
Thanks,
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by little tim
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted, Roof Bars for Golf E 2000 5dr
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Wanted, Roof Bars for Golf E 2000 5dr

As it says on the tin. Roofracks for Golf E 5dr - 2000. Thule numbers: feet: 750, bars: 761 or 861 , clamps: 1051 or feet: 950, bars: 761 or 861, clamps: 2047 Would like genuine VW ones if anyone has them, though they seem rare. Am in Leeds, but may be able to sort pick up from a lot of uk places or...
by little tim
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Indian White Water
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Re: Indian White Water

Another vote for Shalabh and Cambridge.

Also, past editions of Kayak Session had some good reports in, but nothing more than "this river's good."

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by little tim
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Virgin Atlantic - Anyone flown with them recently?
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Virgin Atlantic - Anyone flown with them recently?

I would suggest not wrapping your boat (I didn't with virgin) as having the cockpit rim to grab makes it easier to baggage handlers.
by little tim
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any good kayaking / canoeing DVDs?
Replies: 28
Views: 2087

Re: Any good kayaking / canoeing DVDs?

A Dam Shame is free (legally!) on torrents and well worth a watch. If you can't get it on there, then I have in on my computer and will burn a copy and post if you send me your address.
by little tim
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Happy2b are no more:-(
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Happy2b are no more:-(

That's sad - I really *really* like my river runner. Sad to see them go.
by little tim
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big Dog Kayaks
Replies: 52
Views: 9583

Re: Big Dog Kayaks

Brilliant - If I buy a Havoc then I can have the same model for my boat and snowboard. Not sure I want to change my bike though.
by little tim
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The new HPP?
Replies: 56
Views: 7592

Re: The new HPP?

The soundtrack to that video bemused me. Rage for a slideshow? Wasn't quite sure whether I was meant to be getting angry about the quality of the water or something.
by little tim
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unsponsored Website
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Unsponsored Website

No spyware now, so guess it was just a quick hack.
by little tim
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unsponsored Website
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Unsponsored Website

Just tried to go on to look something up, and it now tries to install spyware on your computer with some scareware tactics - has the registration lapsed and been lost, or has it just been attacked?

Just interested really...

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by little tim
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaker plunged 127 ft off a waterfall and survived!
Replies: 40
Views: 2855

Re: Kayaker plunged 127 ft off a waterfall and survived!

"Team leader Ben Stookesberry helped to plan and record the extraordinary event."
by little tim
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Taking Money to Uganda
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Taking Money to Uganda

There are specific cashpoints that let you use maestro. Might not be best to rely on them solely in case they break, which wouldn't be unheard of.
by little tim
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The 5+ Weir at low mill on the wharfe
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: The 5+ Weir at low mill on the wharfe

In high water the strid just before linton falls turns into a nice playwave. Have spent an hour or so there before at the right level.
by little tim
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zanskar- Jet Airways- do they love kayaks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Zanskar- Jet Airways- do they love kayaks?

Damn, I've been told porkies by someone. It's bit long to explain here, but it involved Yaks, kayaks, jet airways and difficulties in translation.

I managed a small rucksack - the usual hand baggage size, so maybe it's just luck.

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by little tim
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zanskar- Jet Airways- do they love kayaks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Zanskar- Jet Airways- do they love kayaks?

Tim, Don't you have a suitable Yak based story to tell here?

Ps. As Owen said - they were great for us, except the 4am transit. Don't believe the 'strict no hand luggage' rule - just don't be excessive.

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by little tim
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Carrying knives and the law
Replies: 25
Views: 1168

Re: Carrying knives and the law

No, it is legal to carry any knife as long as you have a good reason to. It might not be the best idea to take your huge saw from a pin kit into the pub as they probably wouldn't see that as having a good reason.
by little tim
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees between Winston and Peircebridge
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Tees between Winston and Peircebridge

Owen's right, I'm thinking of the wrong bit. I got confused by being too quick to read the os map...
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They are actually very similar now I look!

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by little tim
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees between Winston and Peircebridge
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Tees between Winston and Peircebridge

Have done it a couple of times over the last year. Nothing much on there apart from a friendly weir (in the medium levels I've done it in anyway) and some grade 2/3 sections. Floated down most of it sitting on top of my boat last time, and got most of the way before sinking.
by little tim
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater DVD Recommendation?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Whitewater DVD Recommendation?

Downloading the free 'A Dam Shame' would be a great place to start. Search the forum for a link.

Tim
by little tim
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We haven't had a knife question for a while...
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: We haven't had a knife question for a while...

...I was always given the impression that they are used for cutting decks and rope in emergencies. If that is the case why do we use serrated edges.. etc I have cut rope with normal and serrated blades, and personally prefer it with a serrated edge. If you don't, I will still sleep sound tonight. :...
by little tim
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We haven't had a knife question for a while...
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: We haven't had a knife question for a while...

I have one of these: http://www.sailgb.com/Thumbnail.aspx?w=200&h=200&f=/pi/Whitby/LK260_1.jpg bought from here: http://www.shop4leatherman.co.uk/safety_rescue_knives_knife.html Also available here: http://www.sailgb.com/p/whitby_safety_rescue_lock_knives_lk259_lk260/ I've found it pretty good - has...