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by Kayacb
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3908

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

Well done folks.... good news completely derailed. The fluff chuckers must be pissing in their waders if we can't even agree between ourselves. Why are kayakers (generally affluent, educated middle class wallys) so bloody tight they don't want to contribute to the upkeep of a completely man made fac...
by Kayacb
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access officers
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Access officers

Do access officers still exist, I've had a search on the BCU's (or whatever they're called now) and can't find anything past the regions section. My only thoughts are that it's a redundant post and they've realised we go any way. Buy, if they do exist then I could use one for the Yorkshire area for ...
by Kayacb
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No rain, need some motivation!
Replies: 108
Views: 19542

Re: No rain, need some motivation!

morsey wrote:Like it, but is it Retro, does it even class as Noughties era?

Edit: Changed my mind, it's totes retro :D
The helmets, when sweet was a treat not what everyone had, same as werners...

Definitely retro
by Kayacb
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommended India expedition providers?
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Recommended India expedition providers?

Aquaterra, hands down.
by Kayacb
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River don clear up. £££ and lunch
Replies: 0
Views: 460

River don clear up. £££ and lunch

Dear all, Any clubs in the Sheffield/Doncaster area interested in helping to clear up the river Don in Sheffield. I have access to a small pot of funds to donate to a club/clubs who are willing to volunteer some time. The aim is to assist in the removal of wood debris which in a flood event may caus...
by Kayacb
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mass outbreak of Trent trots!
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: Mass outbreak of Trent trots!

The event described in the BBC article you're referring to doesn't involve the ww course it was an adventure race/fun run.

just keeping it relevant to the article you're using to support your argument.
by Kayacb
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mass outbreak of Trent trots!
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: Mass outbreak of Trent trots!

For extra non sensational views
by Kayacb
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mass outbreak of Trent trots!
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: Mass outbreak of Trent trots!

STATEMENT ON WATER QUALITY AT NATIONAL WATER SPORTS CENTRE Posted by on 15th July 2016 LATEST NEWS: Following a BBC report about competitors becoming unwell after competing in an extreme adventure race at the National Water Sports Centre last weekend, OSB Events would like to reassure competitors th...
by Kayacb
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Baby friendly Alpine activities / Via Ferrata rental
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Baby friendly Alpine activities / Via Ferrata rental

Yes, but our Ferry is Sunday morning so around for the full day on Saturday. Nic's got my Number.
by Kayacb
Mon May 30, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation in France
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Accommodation in France

No, but it was them that didn't want us. We didn't want to faf around in May looking for new accomadation after booking in Feb/March. Paid in full and raring to go. So an admin fee when it's alp base who's messing us around is the annoyance!
by Kayacb
Mon May 30, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation in France
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Accommodation in France

Worth speaking to these guys: http://www.alpbase.com Jerry is a nice guy, properties in Valloiuse, we stayed with them last year. Mark Nooooooo, I've used these in the past and been fine. Recently though a group of us were really messed around by Jerry. He was rude, difficult and despite knowing we...
by Kayacb
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Greta
Replies: 21
Views: 8895

Re: RIVER GRETA (Lake District)

how bad is the debris now?
by Kayacb
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunk wanted in v near to ft bill fri/sat night wwpf
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Bunk wanted in v near to ft bill fri/sat night wwpf

Hi, due to a change in plans I need a bed for the weekend. Does any one have one spare. I don't have BO or snore. Promise!! (I might snore, but you won't notice after the beer!)

Obviously wanting to pay for it. (The bed that is)

Cheers, Alex.
by Kayacb
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"

I like the last guy on the piece, he spoke a lot of sense!
by Kayacb
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Van Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 2826

Re: Van Insurance

05 2.0 berlingo £250 more than. Also 57 mitsubishi shogun commercial swb £450 octagon both inc towing, have protected no claims.
by Kayacb
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Transporting Kayaks on coaches
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Transporting Kayaks on coaches

If the driver is cool or the coach isn't busy it's a breeze. If the driver's an arse or the coach is full your in the sticky stuff.
by Kayacb
Fri May 30, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ideas Saw-t
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: Ideas Saw-t

As a forestry contractor I've a few saws, silky are good but kinda pricy for getting rusty and replacement blades are £££ for wet/mucky work I've a few of these http://www.buyaparcel.com/p/bahco-sandvik-396-lap-laplander-folding-pruning-saw-knife-xt-blade-pruning-214256/?gclid=CPjozcCi1L4CFfMftAod7G...
by Kayacb
Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: travelling to Briancon by plane train
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: travelling to Briancon by plane train

Kayacb wrote:We had a guy fly to Milan then train the near the Italian border. We then spent an hour each way picking him up. I think it worked well!
Turin.... Woops
by Kayacb
Tue May 27, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: travelling to Briancon by plane train
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: travelling to Briancon by plane train

We had a guy fly to Milan then train the near the Italian border. We then spent an hour each way picking him up. I think it worked well!
by Kayacb
Sat May 24, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)
Replies: 22
Views: 8854

Re: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)

Same solution. Chainsaw & 3.5t winch.
by Kayacb
Sat May 24, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Intro to Multi-day, France
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Intro to Multi-day, France

The Verdon gorge gave a few of us a good two day trip.
by Kayacb
Sat May 24, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)
Replies: 22
Views: 8854

RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)

In low water/with land owners permission I could have that tree cleared in a few hours.....
by Kayacb
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15275

Re: Alps conditions

Did the onde this morning. There's two trees of concern. One at the get in which you put in below and one about half way which is passable R right through a small channel right of an island. R left is a mingtastic full width strainer.

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by Kayacb
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Spare seat, briancon around 20th-30th June.
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Spare seat, briancon around 20th-30th June.

Seats out only now.
by Kayacb
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Spare seat, briancon around 20th-30th June.
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Spare seat, briancon around 20th-30th June.

Now 2 seats out booked on 0200 ferry on the 20th 1 seat back booked on 0600 ferry on the 30th. Share fuel n tolls. Leaving from north notts near a1/m18 junction via Braintree, Essex. Space for one boat each way.
by Kayacb
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vans & Ferrys.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: Vans & Ferrys.....

ever tried crossing the M4 toll? A berlingo will cost twice as much as a car, and on the Dartford tunnel £2.50 instead of £2 for cars. As Jim said a side window will make all the difference if you have one. I've not crossed the bridge for years. If it was a 25% increase I wouldn't even try and be d...