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by Sophie
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Welsh Rivers GuideBook
Replies: 79
Views: 3671

Re: The Welsh Rivers GuideBook

I vote for a picture that captures the essence of Welsh boating, and achievable paddling - for me, the best of these ones is by far picture 4. Of the whitewater pictures, I'd say 7 or 3 probably work the best. I have to disagree with Tim and say that 2 doesn't work as a front cover shot, because the...
by Sophie
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Sadistic 'Would you Rather...' (not for squeemish!)
Replies: 28
Views: 3174

Re: A Sadistic 'Would you Rather...' (not for squeemish!)

Dave, you know this is a paddling forum, not a medical forum, right?
by Sophie
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dislocated Knee - the Road to Recovery
Replies: 38
Views: 12215

Re: Dislocated Knee - the Road to Recovery

Nice idea Dave. I hope you can manage to stay positive about this, and your examples of people such as Chris who managed to maintain an active and exploratory lifestyle should certainly be inspiring. I know what a huge amount of effort you have to put in to recovering from injury, so don't envy the ...
by Sophie
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Look At The Level On The Upper Swale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 4078

Re: Look At The Level On The Upper Swale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, the Swale has now exceeded the record by some margin - epic!
by Sophie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: APWE '11 – What did you paddle?
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: APWE '11 – What did you paddle?

I see on the rainchasers site for the Upper Dart you have 0.55 as a minimum? It is paddlable down to 0.45 We are yet to add a scrape calibration, and may well calibrate this to 0.45 in due course. As you know all levels are subjective and many of the calibration points have been taken from many dif...
by Sophie
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: APWE '11 – What did you paddle?
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: APWE '11 – What did you paddle?

Thanks for your updates - that's really useful. I've changed the calibration for the Dart a little, and will add the Tavy and Erme shortly. There's definitely a lack of info on the south west and we've lots more rivers to add. Any more calibrations for rivers that are missing would be great
by Sophie
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 27
Views: 2068

Re: Seasons

No it hasn't, its been moved to here Sorry, we should have advertised the change. Rob has integrated it into his rainchasers revamp he's also been working on.
by Sophie
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Wales this weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Re: North Wales this weekend

This should help you out. It doesn't look too promising at the moment though.
by Sophie
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Diamond Jubilee
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Diamond Jubilee

Dates?
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June. Its instead of the late May bank holiday I believe, so 28th May will be a work day. That should screw all the schools up!
by Sophie
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Water Levels

This should keep you ahead of the game. Better than wild predictions at any rate.
by Sophie
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another Obscure River...
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Another Obscure River...

Also on here. A good place to search...
by Sophie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Welsh Rivers Guidebook
Replies: 143
Views: 14827

Re: The Welsh Rivers Guidebook

The Welsh rivers are complete on the newly revived rainchasers site, so you can browse around there for the rivers, levels, maps etc until your heart is content. Its not a 'guide' as such since it doesn't have the description, only a short summary, grade, length of each river. It should work well in...
by Sophie
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Sri Lanka
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: Kayak Sri Lanka

Really looking forward to following your trip Dave. When are you off?
by Sophie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where do you store your boat(s)?
Replies: 29
Views: 2243

Re: Where do you store your boat(s)?

Binning the ones with holes in would halve your problem to start with...
by Sophie
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats for the vertically challenged
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: Creekboats for the vertically challenged

adding some layers of foam to raise the height of your seat will help with the knee position I do this already Pete. Its the width of the knee position that is the problem in the Burn, and I'd need about a foot of foam to correct this. Aha first girl to reply!! :-) Thanks Sandra. Great to hear you'...
by Sophie
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats for the vertically challenged
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: Creekboats for the vertically challenged

Thanks for the input folks. no girls yet though :) friends of your size either paddle the small burn or small mamba Yep, I know these are the popular options, but I didn't get on with the mamba, and whilst the small burn paddles really nicely, its the most god-damn uncomfortable boat in the entire w...
by Sophie
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats for the vertically challenged
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Creekboats for the vertically challenged

I was wondering if any smaller ladies had an experience of paddling creekboats - good and bad. I'm 5'1" in the mornings and about 55kg + kit. I currently paddle a Diesel 65, which has been a great boat for me, but I wanted to look at something with a bit more volume and a displacement hull. Is there...
by Sophie
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suits for females
Replies: 24
Views: 2907

Re: Dry suits for females

I have the women's Typhoon drysuit and think its excellent. Good value, hard wearing and a much better colour than Palm or Lomo's offerings. I've tested it quite thoroughly (!) and can safely say that mine is very, very dry. No leaky bits and a big range of sizes. My only complaint with it is that t...
by Sophie
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Did shoulder surgery work?
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Did shoulder surgery work?

Hi Annie, After dislocating my shoulder twice I had surgery in Nov 2006. Since then I've had no problems at all with my shoulder and given the hypermobility of my joints, its probably more stable than the other one. Surgery is not a cure for dislocations, but it does fix the damage caused by it. I w...
by Sophie
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corrupt memory card - image recovery software?
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: Corrupt memory card - image recovery software?

I'm meeting some geeky mates at the weekend and will ask them if they have Linux running on their machines?
I'll not count myself in this group Tim, but Rob does run Ubuntu on his machine. I'm pretty sure he's got it with him.
by Sophie
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rider of the Year Awards
Replies: 37
Views: 2644

Re: Rider of the Year Awards

Just steer clear of those tramlines, eh Dave.
Wow! It seems tram lines are nearly as dangerous as bees Dave
by Sophie
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2010 calender
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: 2010 calender

Nice one! I see Poke managed to sneak 2 photos of himself in there - one a self-portrait and the other wrongly assigned - doh... Also, is that really the Kent that Amie is on? It looks gnarly!
by Sophie
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Cranked mitchell blades for sale, used once
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Cranked mitchell blades for sale, used once

Given that you have already agreed the sale of these with someone, some may think it is a little ungentlemanly to continue to bump your post up.
by Sophie
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rolling and Shoulders
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Rolling and Shoulders

Hi Dermot, I twice dislocated my shoulder rolling. I think this was because I was unintentionally rolling with a very straight leading arm. The first thing I did was totally learn to roll again, but on my other side. By keeping my leading arm always bent, and much closer to the body, the strain on t...
by Sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Star for Sale!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Jackson Sar for Sale!!!!!

Pm sent.

Where are you based?
by Sophie
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne Tour ‘09, who’s going?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3060

Re: Tyne Tour ‘09, who’s going?!

FFS - can't believe I missed a Greta trip again! I've lived here for over three years and still haven't got down one of the closest rivers to me! Grrr... How much of it did you run and how bad's the current tree situation? Ha, ha! Can't say you weren't invited though Jim. No trees at all, absolutel...
by Sophie
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy takeout?
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Conwy takeout?

Does anyone know what the current situation with the take-out for the upper Conwy is? I realise there were problems last year, so was interested to know if a convenient and non-disruptive take-out was available.
by Sophie
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Handirack hints, tips and experiences
Replies: 17
Views: 5572

Re: Handirack hints, tips and experiences

I've found handiracks to do a serious amount of damage to a car roof, especially if you're driving on rougher roads. The last couple of fly-drive trips we've done, we've taken out roof bars and blocks of foam with us (easy enought to strap to your paddles for the flight out). We've then put the 4 bl...
by Sophie
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Finally The 4 Borders Expedition Video
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: Finally The 4 Borders Expedition Video

Nice video, I thought it told the story well. But what's with all the spellings at the start? I thought that 'staring' was just a bad advert for British universities as a whole, but then when we got to Emperial Collage, I realised it was obviously some kind of joke. I don't think this fits very well...
by Sophie
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South Wales river advice
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: South Wales river advice

Practically everything in South Wales comes up and runs off really quickly after rain. If we have the rain that's forecast on Saturday night I would expect to have your pick. Far more rain is forecast for the east then the west, so we might be looking at some Wye tribs. If you're looking for IV-V ri...