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by JamesA
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart tragedy 21/11/9
Replies: 199
Views: 40692

Re: River Dart tragedy 21/11/9 - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

I just saw the news on the front page of the Sun newspaper's website.

A real shock, as his carefully considered comments were always interesting to read on UKRGB and TVF.

Respect and condolencies to his family and friends, naturally.
by JamesA
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP: Ditch pix
Replies: 73
Views: 5318

Re: HPP: Ditch pix

Just seen the updated pics - nice to see the progress so far.

I've just used the new thread rating system, and voted this a UKRGB 5/5 classic.
by JamesA
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new way to make class2-3 fun?
Replies: 23
Views: 2184

Interesting design, Corran.

When do you intend on testing in on the river, and indeed, if you have - got any photos of it in action?
by JamesA
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: The Z:one has landed
Replies: 19
Views: 2288

Neato - does that solve the number 1 problem of the inazone; perling?
by JamesA
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling near Welwyn Garden City / Hertford
Replies: 6
Views: 923

If you're looking for a club, HertsCC as mentioned above are good for that.

If you already have skills and want a solo paddle check out:

http://wikipaddle.org/wiki/Hertford_Loop for some greater detail on the loop, which also connects with 3 other rivers if you feel like exploring a bit further.
by JamesA
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Tummel Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Nice, DragonForce too. :)
by JamesA
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddler rating test
Replies: 38
Views: 3675

I got zero, and am a fisherman.
by JamesA
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tickets for the Dart?
Replies: 69
Views: 5981

This thread truly has progressed to a new level. :)

Was it about kayaking or something?
by JamesA
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tickets for the Dart?
Replies: 69
Views: 5981

The official BCU line is reserve tickets at http://www.dartaccess.co.uk/

Everyone else and their monkey just rocks up and paddles when water is present.

It doesn't include parking - that's free, except extremely cramped.
by JamesA
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers Map
Replies: 35
Views: 3743

River levels from the Environment Agency? ... All the data and technology exists right now to make this possible There's ten, no, make that twenty, GB pounds for the first person who can provide me with an online link to live information from the EA for the level of rivers around England and Wales ...
by JamesA
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers Map
Replies: 35
Views: 3743

I think it would make a great addition to the guide pages.

But I think you'd need cooperation from the powers the be, here, to get it to be worth it's while. Otherwise support would die out after the initial burst of enthusiasm and you'd be left with out of date information.
by JamesA
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers Map
Replies: 35
Views: 3743

I reckon it's a great idea, but you'll have a few problems with: 1. Who is going to update it? A wiki needs lots of visitors for it to be current or even old but complete. 2. Lots (I could only guess by comparing this forum's members to other sites I visit) of paddlers are not on technology forefron...
by JamesA
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbridge Carpark Postcode
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

I found the grid ref via Autoroute as: 50.52300 deg N 3.81966 deg W Here is very useful website which converts gridrefs/townnames and postcodes into eachother: http://www.nearby.org.uk/coord.cgi?p= Questionable coordinates... http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50.52300%2C3.81966&t=k&hl=en I double check...
by JamesA
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbridge Carpark Postcode
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

I found the grid ref via Autoroute as:

50.52300 deg N
3.81966 deg W

Here is very useful website which converts gridrefs/townnames and postcodes into eachother:

http://www.nearby.org.uk/coord.cgi?p=
by JamesA
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbridge Carpark Postcode
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Newbridge Carpark Postcode

Adrian Cooper wrote:We had a long discussion about getting ambulances to newbridge back in January. Did we ever establish what was the post code for the National park office? It would be useful for sat nav.
What is the grid ref for Newbridge? I cant find it on the guide page?
by JamesA
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White water course at Cardiff
Replies: 42
Views: 5971

Broxbourne - Canceled? Possibly being relocated to another site in Broxbourne, was the last rumour I heard. The first proposed site was contaminated (?). The site of the Millenium Dome was badly contaminated. It was one of the reasons the site was selected. developers were not interested since ther...
by JamesA
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White water course at Cardiff
Replies: 42
Views: 5971

I hope Hertfordshire does get a WW course I remember reading an article in a newspaper about an artificial surf break which was going to be built in Brighton, but haven't heard anything since. Anyone else heard anything about this? Like Strad said, the surf reef is in Boscombe, near Bournemouth. At...
by JamesA
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White water course at Cardiff
Replies: 42
Views: 5971

TheKrikkitWars wrote: Broxbourne - Canceled?
Possibly being relocated to another site in Broxbourne, was the last rumour I heard. The first proposed site was contaminated (?).

Hope we get something (gravity fed course on the Thames would be best). All the south-east has is weirs, and dodgy microscopic spate ditches.
by JamesA
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone for some surf?
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

The early bird catches the worm; I had a little shelter in the morning, but the wind had swung a lot by the afternoon and made everything a big, blown out mess! I tried further up on the East Devon coast but the tide was too high by the time I got where I was going. Fingers x'd for the weekend...!!...
by JamesA
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone for some surf?
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

South coast was great this morning, not the same size for sure, but very useable, very quiet and great fun!!! Chris Good to hear! I would have thought you would have blown out conditions on the south coast? Did the wind swing round or drop at all, or were you at a place where wind was less of an is...
by JamesA
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone for some surf?
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Anyone for some surf?

Courtesy of Croyde Bay Surf "cam" (http://www.croydesurfcam.com/)

12ft and super clean.

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by JamesA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Chinese Hackers - 0, Mcowski - 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Jules wrote:I hope the hackers got more from the BCU web site than any of the rest of us!

Jules
Hahah, if only they could fix the usability problems when leaving the site with the data...
by JamesA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Chinese Hackers - 0, Mcowski - 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3048428.ece Slightly concerning that the systems are being hacked but... Performance data? If that's compromised, I cant see a lot happening. Kayaking isn't an exact science, and on the day of the events it's all about being on form. Unless m...
by JamesA
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: On Topic, Seriously - Custard...
Replies: 149
Views: 11508

mmmmm Biltong, have some Kudu sitting in the cupboard time to nip off for a cuppa and some chewy stuff :) That sounds like the business, I'm stuck with British beef at the moment, for my homemade stuff (which isn't bad at all, in my opinion!), but Kudu... oh yeah! Sorry JamesA, your picture looks l...
by JamesA
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: On Topic, Seriously - Custard...
Replies: 149
Views: 11508

Best ever high protein paddling snack, for non-vegetarians...

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(Biltong, in case you were wondering).

Followed down by a bit of custard... ;)
by JamesA
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Forget surfer prejudice...
Replies: 88
Views: 13228

Cheeky aside:

On an empty beach or line-up, bongo-sliding is an art-form. The Beach Kayak Bongo Championships event should be considered... ;)

Anyway, back to regular programming...
by JamesA
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ecological question
Replies: 59
Views: 4709

Cynic's view on this matter: It sure would sell a lot more boats for manufacturers - if the eco-boat concept caught on. New boat every 2-3 years? Like printing money! I agree in principle if the boat life could be increased... But like others have said, it's hypocritical considering travel to kayaki...
by JamesA
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: JJ's llangollen I paid so why be treated like this?
Replies: 214
Views: 29738

Just to be a pain in the arse Jules, what do you think about me getting on above the remit of CT on the Tryweryn right below the dam, and then paddling down to Bala, through 'their' section and having a play on the way down? It seems a similar principle to paddling through JJ's section and having a...
by JamesA
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: JJ's llangollen I paid so why be treated like this?
Replies: 214
Views: 29738

iainporter wrote:
JamesA wrote:Looks like Bala Boater and Iain Porter, have summed up the problem and solution respectively.
Although not the problem moose had, it seems.
Yup, I realise that. I amended my original post to stick an 'a' in it. BTW, thanks for the flow calculations in the "Is it true" thread.
by JamesA
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: JJ's llangollen I paid so why be treated like this?
Replies: 214
Views: 29738

Looks like Bala Boater and Iain Porter, have summed up the problem and a solution respectively.