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by twicezero
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TNP Rapa kayak paddle.
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: TNP Rapa kayak paddle.

I'm guessing in the the last 9 years they may have changed their designs a bit? :)
by twicezero
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Royalex-Dagger Legend 15-red
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Royalex-Dagger Legend 15-red

Be interested to hear if still for sale
by twicezero
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4682

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

AT NO POINT did she mention a parking charge for the use of the car park, there were also no signs visible from the road or even in the car park that mentioned the price of parking there, or even that we had to pay. However! There was a small sign, and I REALLY mean small, by the water that we comp...
by twicezero
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South East Kayak trail- least portage?..
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: South East Kayak trail- least portage?..

Stour is the BEST river but does have a few places to manhandle a boat along a 2 day paddle - you might find a day without a portage. Thames as Mark says is good, except when the lockies aren't there - unless you want to do the locks yourself... The lower Waveney could be an option if you put in at ...
by twicezero
Tue May 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid kit - do you carry one
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: First aid kit - do you carry one

Yes

Though, i think the most recent thing treated was a cormorant bite to the mouth some years ago, and maybe some blisters.
Oh the day when I wished it has some diocalm in it
by twicezero
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: Paddling into your thirties

If you go across the river, not down it, yes.
by twicezero
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Image

Ingrid here was 62 in 2013. She was still competing in the race in 2016. its a 444 mile paddle, btw.

You'll be fine if you be like Ingrid.
by twicezero
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4316

Re: Paddling into your thirties

I started paddling in my 30s. My partner completed the Yukon River Quest at 39.

I think you'll be fine.
by twicezero
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Performance Awards - review
Replies: 44
Views: 3294

Re: Personal Performance Awards - review

Psamathe wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:24 pm

I'd have never done an award called "Start" nor "Ready To" - might have done the course but I'd have refused/torn-up any paperwork.
Could you tell me why?
by twicezero
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 5786

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

It couldn't lead to that, because law-abiding paddlers only launch from public rights of way, which landowners can't charge to use. There are many places where we access across private land with permission without any fee being charged. In fact I can only think of two places where a fee is charged ...
by twicezero
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Much needed Advice from BC
Replies: 20
Views: 1278

Re: Much needed Advice from BC

Yeah, I've paddled on many stretches with rowers. Thames in loads of places: Chiswick, Oxford. Also on the Stour, the Wye, etc. Generally there's enough room for all, (as long as we follow the seemingly strange Thames rules regarding rowers work the slacks - as someone has already posted). Its not b...
by twicezero
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Midland Flyfishers v Povey
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Midland Flyfishers v Povey

The 'Trespass' advice document at the end of this page could make pretty interesting reading.

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/guid ... d-the-law/
by twicezero
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: rescue knives and customs
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: rescue knives and customs

Going in a car - should be fine.
Going by train. Goodbye knife.
by twicezero
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WARNING - dangerous local Briancon Gorge on Durance
Replies: 28
Views: 3789

Re: WARNING - dangerous local Briancon Gorge on Durance

"Although no signage yet exists in Pennsylvania state parks, the practice is against the rules — particularly in designated natural areas such as The Glens." - What rules is it against? Unless someone can cite a legal source of these rules, the statement means nothing. Or is there really a document...
by twicezero
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LTM coaching advice
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: LTM coaching advice

A few things I learnt from my Level 2... Working with a group over more than a couple of sessions and having a plan to progress over helped - sounds like you've already got that stuff. Super cool - a big step for me. With that I found managing the timing of teaching concepts - when to introduce thin...
by twicezero
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?
Replies: 26
Views: 2984

Re: Angling Trust & British Canoeing in Court Soon?

What is trespass from http://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/rights-of-way-law-in-england-and-wales/basics-of-rights-of-way-law.aspx A person who strays from a right of way, or uses it other than for passing and repassing (see Q1) commits trespass against the landowner. In most cases, trespass is a civil...
by twicezero
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Porthmadog paddle
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Porthmadog paddle

Does this help: http://issuu.com/pesdapress/docs/02dwyrdestuary

I think there is a longer section on the paddle in the book itself.
by twicezero
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Market research - guidebook
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Re: Market research - guidebook

Here (and FB) a significant number of responders mentioned pubs. I'm teetotal and I hate wasting my time in pubs. Really. A number of times paddling on the Thames I've escaped into a pub when its' rained and rained. Usually for a cup of coffee. That's why I find pubs useful. A bench, and an landing...
by twicezero
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Market research - guidebook
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Re: Market research - guidebook

Hi Mark, what about covering some of the tributaries as well. Up in Oxfordshire we have the Cherwell, Ray, Windrush and Evelode which are/may be paddleable in part. Thames guides that I have seen just cover either the main river or the navigable part of the main river. True, true. That's what I wou...
by twicezero
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Thames
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: Upper Thames

Paddle points is a great resource for planning. There are also a lot of blogs on Song of the Paddle. Mal Grey has some great blogs there that may help. Getting in at the top: there's not always paddle-able water from Cricklade, we found getting in at the Red Lion (http://www.red-lion.co.uk) a good o...
by twicezero
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 star - why canoe and kayak
Replies: 76
Views: 6603

Re: 2 star - why canoe and kayak

Fitness is difficult to quantify, it has many aspects and living longer may not even be that important a measure. Aerobic capacity is certainly one aspect, but strength cannot be ignored even for the average person, never mind agility, speed, reactions, the list goes on. Living an active life will ...
by twicezero
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Shadwell Basin Paddle-fest, London, 26 - 27 Sept 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1460

Shadwell Basin Paddle-fest, London, 26 - 27 Sept 2015

http://www.shadwell-basin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/logo-cropped-small.jpg 26th - 27th September 2015 Tickets now available: http://www.shadwell-basin.co.uk/event/paddlefest-2015/ Price £40/£20 - Weekend/Day Workshops/ Demo Boats/ Trade Stores/ Evening Lectures/ BBQ/ Bar We are having our se...
by twicezero
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 star - why canoe and kayak
Replies: 76
Views: 6603

Re: 2 star - why canoe and kayak

Franky, I think you are missing the point. 3-4 hours WOW I don't know anyone who gets 2 star in that time but even if you can the fact that 2 star is in both craft means the coach has to do both craft so, 3 star in a canoe at least 3 days, level 1, 3 days training and assessment level 2 the same pl...
by twicezero
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 star - why canoe and kayak
Replies: 76
Views: 6603

Re: 2 star - why canoe and kayak

I get the impression not all posters are aware... the Level 2 Award was split into Kayak and Canoe in 2014, Apologies if this is common knowledge. http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/tests-i-awards/coaching-qualifications-courses/bcu-i-ukcc-level-2/ You _do_ need a 2 star for this which requires canoe a...
by twicezero
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: River Wye Trip

Distances are very dependent on water levels and your goal. Today we did 38 miles in 7 hours on the Wye - we are training for the Yukon, but it's achievable - we are neither young nor super fit. But I agree that if you want to play, enjoy the sights, and stop for lunch then rich's timings will give ...
by twicezero
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Splitting 2* CW facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 5957

Re: Splitting 2* CW facebook

Wait, what? 1. Learning to paddle an open canoe and a GP kayak DOES NOT make you a better paddler or coach (than learning to paddle or coach what you love and want to do). FACT! 2. Even if 1. is a fact (which it isn’t), the only people who it would apply to are competitive elite paddlers and coaches...
by twicezero
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Parking Charge
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: Dart Parking Charge

The section about 45 to 60 quid is under the header of 'Winter car parking pass' innit?
by twicezero
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wye Barbed wire.
Replies: 18
Views: 3057

Re: Wye Barbed wire.

I've come across wire across a couple of rivers. My understanding is that its used on shallow sections to stop cattle movements. Of course shallow sections can also lead into rapids. Is it possible that this is the case here, and the farming staff have worked to build something solid, not thinking t...