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by evolvedlight
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)

We were out the same day in the afternoon, and I dropped my boat once/twice in the wind at the get-in. It also hailed on us, just to add to everything. But a cracking run! Hail dropped onto us just as we paddled off the lake at the end.
by evolvedlight
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy falls rescue
Replies: 56
Views: 5612

Re: Conwy falls rescue

It almost looks like the (male) rescuer on bottom left is wearing girls kit! How embarrassing for him.
by evolvedlight
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar

hi evolvedlight just a quick one, its not possible to do this live - which is why the google cal goes out of date a few hours after you manually update it....! As a database scripter - its not possible to integrate into a live, back-end, sql based BD... which is https transmitted ! Unless LVWWC cen...
by evolvedlight
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar

Coming soonish, when it's collected more data - a graph view of when sessions book up, and past trends so you know when you need to book on by. In this case, looks like a club booked all remaining sessions in one shot, as 29 slots went within an hour. http://i.imgur.com/7cGKDOY.png And here, a more ...
by evolvedlight
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar

I've just added a feature that helps distinguish between sessions that are about to start, sessions in the past, and sessions in the future that actually have no space left. Enjoy!
by evolvedlight
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Lee Valley schedule in Google Calendar

Hi All I find the Lee Valley website a bit annoying - takes a few minutes to find the page, login, then click through just to find which slots are available. On top of that, it's not possible to see how many sessions are left. A little known secret of the Lee Valley website is that it's actually pos...
by evolvedlight
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER WHARFE (Kettlewell to Grassington)
Replies: 10
Views: 7803

Re: RIVER WHARFE (Kettlewell to Grassington)

Did this on Saturday - no trees and everything ran nicely. Friendly smiles from all we met.
by evolvedlight
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Swim of the new year
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: First Swim of the new year

2pm on the East Lyn on the 2nd Jan. Ran the first crux and the stopper at the end backlooped me and ripped me out of my boat. At least the swim was only a metre or so..
by evolvedlight
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing Restricted signs Help needed.
Replies: 80
Views: 6159

Re: Canoeing Restricted signs Help needed.

Not needed, please remove.
by evolvedlight
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sue's Canoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1565

Re: Sue's Canoes

You sometimes have to phone a couple of times but were generally helpful. My kayak came a bit slowly but due to a problem with the manufacturer, not Sue's Canoes.
Good place. Too far away from where I live.
by evolvedlight
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: £250 Dagger RX 6,9, great river runner/playboat
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: For Sale: £250 Dagger RX 6,9, great river runner/playboa

£270 - that's the £230 plus £40 for Paisley Freight.

I should be going to past the Midlands early January so can probably make the trip personally for say £250 delivered then.

Steve
by evolvedlight
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Lee Valley is closing over Christmas?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Is Lee Valley is closing over Christmas?

When I chatted to them, yes, they are closing on that date. They didn't know when it would be opening. It's for the expansion (for example I think they are going to turn the big gravel area from the Olympics into a new carpark next to the center.
by evolvedlight
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: £250 Dagger RX 6,9, great river runner/playboat
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

For Sale: £250 Dagger RX 6,9, great river runner/playboat

Selling my Dagger RX 6.9 due to lack of recent use and running out of space on my balcony for kayaks. Originally bought from Kendomat on this forum: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=37066 Playboating (as best as I could do): http://warwickcanoe.co.uk/resources/photos/262...
by evolvedlight
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mint- don't paddle it
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: Mint- don't paddle it

Thanks Poke. As Mark R suggests above, getting on at Meal Bank falls may also be a good option.
by evolvedlight
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mint- don't paddle it
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: Mint- don't paddle it

We mistakenly looked at rainchasers and it suggests getting on very high up the river. Mistake indeed - this river is rubbish from that point. Some points on the river were a tossup between going over rocks or through trees. A number of trees completely blocking river.
by evolvedlight
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley was first class
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Lee Valley was first class

My only criticism was that there were hardly any signs in Waltham Cross signposting the course. I had to run around like a mad girl asking people where it is and only just arrived in time. I expected lots of signs like there are on the approach to HPP, maybe/hopefully they will appear in time. Fun ...
by evolvedlight
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are Kayakers 2nd Class Citizens at Lee Valley?
Replies: 40
Views: 3572

Re: Are Kayakers 2nd Class Citizens at Lee Valley?

I went last night, Wednesday 8pm-9pm and it was great. Three of us on the course and two rafts. A changing room all to myself, parking right next to the center, and a friendly chat with the staff. Well recommended! They're going to be doing Olympic paddling most nights each week - you just need to c...
by evolvedlight
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley - Open 8th September
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Lee Valley - Open 8th September

What's with the proficiency test and why do you have to do one when signing a piece of paper elsewhere is good enough? Steve. The olympic course is significantly harder than any other artificial course in the UK. I know at HPP they used to ask that people were 3* - it would be a 4* at Lee Valley. I...
by evolvedlight
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart risen half a metre in minutes
Replies: 20
Views: 2425

Re: Dart risen half a metre in minutes

A group of us managed to fight the roads around Exeter (took a back road to sidmouth) with the aim of nailing something fun. We got to the Avon around 11am(two landslides on the road). It looked pretty full on - nothing too bad on the river apart from a dodgy slot on the gorge, but the potential of ...
by evolvedlight
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley GoPro Testing...
Replies: 16
Views: 1255

Re: Lee Valley GoPro Testing...

Did you get any of the other duo? There were a few people around when we 1) managed to scoop a playboat onto the front of the duo 2) managed to wrap it a little bit around an omnifloat, and it would be cool to see any photos/videos
by evolvedlight
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Driving to the Ardeche
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Driving to the Ardeche

2-3 years ago we did it at around this time and Paris (going around, or perhaps through it on some motorway) turned out to be fine. The other car avoided Paris and they were at least an hour slower. Were we lucky? Probably.
by evolvedlight
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ever wondered what the Gyr is like to paddle?
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

Re: Ever wondered what the Gyr is like to paddle?

Nice. What date did you paddle this on? We did it 3 days ago on Friday, at very similar levels to this. That tree you see just before the hardcore bit is still there. You can avoid it by hitting right of those rocks.
by evolvedlight
Sun May 29, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gopro Video Issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1056

Re: Gopro Video Issue

Try playing them with VLC - if that doesn't work they are too far corrupted. If it does play, you can them re-encode them with VLC to a non corrupted file.
by evolvedlight
Mon May 16, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Etive GoPro HD
Replies: 20
Views: 1630

Re: River Etive GoPro HD

Nice video. If you want tips: When you edit it and put photos in, make sure you get the resolution right. Those black bars are wasted space on youtube, reduce the quality/resolution of your footage and are a bit annoying. Second - I find with GoPro videos that they do not show up the height of most ...
by evolvedlight
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Home Run Video
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Home Run Video

Haha, usually that route down the first 5 is pretty unusual and usually avoided. The slab on video left of where they went is normally the line as it puts you well over the stopper with a little speed.
by evolvedlight
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Body Armour
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Body Armour

Go for one of these:
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It'll make you look like Batman, and that can only be a good thing.
by evolvedlight
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accidental tricks
Replies: 29
Views: 2901

Re: Accidental tricks


at 1:00 onwards.
by evolvedlight
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Varied ability group in North Wales
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Varied ability group in North Wales

We're taking a very similar type of group this weekend. We were going to do the Upper Glaslyn, but it's probably going to be too much of a scrape so the Lower T is looking likely instead, followed by the Dee on Sunday. There are of course a few suitable rivers around, but with the levels so low, and...