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by Mike M
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liquid Logic Stomper 80
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Liquid Logic Stomper 80

Stewart wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Hi, I think I'm the paddler that Mike M referred to.
Stuart it was indeed you !! I seem to think it was one of the Austrian trips when you and Dr P' both had the different size Stompers ?
by Mike M
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help on picking a drysuit
Replies: 16
Views: 1030

Re: Help on picking a drysuit

About 10 days. If you ask they'll give you a rough idea on timings
by Mike M
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liquid Logic Stomper 80
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Liquid Logic Stomper 80

I have two friends of a similar size and build. Both got Stompers when they came out. One got the 90 and one got the 80. The guy who brought the 90 got rid of it after a while as he found it too big and unwieldy and got himself an 80 which he found infinitely better. Not sure how much it helps as it...
by Mike M
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help on picking a drysuit
Replies: 16
Views: 1030

Re: Help on picking a drysuit

Dam X every time. Bombproof and made to measure (Personally i'd avoid Yak, mine leaked like a sieve after a couple of years of light use)
by Mike M
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Classic Rawthey Tree Blockage
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Classic Rawthey Tree Blockage

In addition Lakeland Canoe Club members have been in the Conglomerate Gorge section (just above the first A684 Road Bridge heading out of Sedbergh ) and have cleared out the massive tree that had blocked this stretch. As far as we know (its been a while since its been at a paddleable level) this cla...
by Mike M
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder Physio Lake District
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Shoulder Physio Lake District

Roxy at Body Rehab in Staveley. She was really good after i dislocated my shoulder paddling (and its virtually next door to the Hawkshead Brewery too !!)

http://www.thebodyrehab.co.uk/our-team/
by Mike M
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Major kit clear out pending
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Major kit clear out pending

Thanks for the "heads up" - will check it out ! (really appreciate you letting me know)
by Mike M
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Another Tree down on the Rawthey
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Another Tree down on the Rawthey

Last months tree has gone and now there is a new one down in the Conglomerate Gorge. About 2/3rds of the way in and virtually impossible to portage.You can just about battle through the middle of it. Plenty of flat water above it so should n't cause too many issues (apart from me trying to remove it...
by Mike M
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Major kit clear out pending
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Major kit clear out pending

Thought as much............I do have one already, which i love to "bits" so i'm trying to get hold of a spare for when it finally "bites the dust"
by Mike M
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Major kit clear out pending
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Major kit clear out pending

Just wondering................ is the Nomad still for sale ?
by Mike M
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Tree Down on Middle Rawthey
Replies: 0
Views: 653

Tree Down on Middle Rawthey

Ran, this section this morning and there is a massive tree down across the entire River just before the start of the Conglomerate Gorge.River was medium level so we just managed to scrape far left (Tree has fallen from right to left).At a lower level this is potentially going to be a portage,however...
by Mike M
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Large Pyrhana Nano For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Large Pyrhana Nano For Sale

Large Nano for sale.Jaffa/Yellow, connect out fittings,light river usage,but no dents or large scrapes.More fun than you can imagine and will definitely put a smile on your face. £300 ono and can potentially deliver (im based in the Lakes) If you want pics, or more details just let me know (only sel...
by Mike M
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: England's Best Grade 3 river?
Replies: 24
Views: 3115

Re: England's Best Grade 3 river?

The Lune from Beckfoot down to Killington Bridge. Continuous,fabulous views of the Howgills,lovely gorges,interesting geology,plenty of play spots and a number of good "named" rapids
by Mike M
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Rawthey access/egress issues - Appleby
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Rawthey access/egress issues - Appleby

Good to go :-) Boulders now removed from lay-bys and Appleby Horse Fair now a distant memory :-)
by Mike M
Fri May 20, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Rawthey access/egress issues - Appleby
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Rawthey access/egress issues - Appleby

By final rapid do you mean the very last slotty drop in Barbon, or the "big ones" in the woods ? Have n't been down there in a boat post "great floods" (although had a very nice stroll through the woods themselves which are awash with blue bells, last weekend) Footbridge at the get in has washed awa...
by Mike M
Thu May 19, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Rawthey access/egress issues - Appleby
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Rawthey access/egress issues - Appleby

It's that time of year again when the Travellers are in town and the lay-bys have been blocked with huge boulder.This effects the Rawthey & Clough especially but also other rivers may be effected eg Barbon beck,Dee etc. I'll update once situation back to normal
by Mike M
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liffey Descent - anyone done it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Liffey Descent - anyone done it?

Very good point about getting to the lake early ! Another top tip if you're going to do it in a Canadian - makes sure you're snug in it to avoid falling out and lots of buoyancy to jeep water out ! As to being ill, I've been paddling over 40 years all over the world on a variety of rivers and artifi...
by Mike M
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liffey Descent - anyone done it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Liffey Descent - anyone done it?

Done it loads over the years ( in WW kayak, topo duo, Canadian) No real option apart from ferry (although we went from Liverpool on one occasion which was cheaper) Official campsite two years ago was at the finish line so really easy for blagging lifts to start and ideal for catching the bus (or tax...
by Mike M
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder dislocation dissertation
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Shoulder dislocation dissertation

I'm guessing that like myself there are people out there who have had kayaking dislocations and would be happy to help.I think the issue you might have is the travelling to Loughborough part.............! I'm 160 miles away so its not really feasible- sorry :-(
by Mike M
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Hire in Briancon
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Boat Hire in Briancon

Potentially got a couple of friends flying over to join us in the Alps this Summer.To save the "faff" of them flying boats anyone know of where they can hire (preferably pre book) boats in or around Briancon area ? Ideally modern Creek boats eg Nomad,Mamba,Burn etc. Your help is appreciated
by Mike M
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grade 3 classics?
Replies: 29
Views: 6586

Re: Grade 3 classics?

Slightly biased ..... But...... Lune,Rawthey & Clough. All can be done in a day, great water and great scenery ! (And yes I know that some people consider them a IV but that's at higher levels !! IMHO)
by Mike M
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER CLOUGH (Road Bridge to Sedbergh New Bridge)
Replies: 5
Views: 5374

Re: RIVER CLOUGH (Road Bridge to Sedbergh New Bridge)

Hazards: mill race between Hallbank and Farfield Mill. At least at lower levels (don't know how it is at higher levels) the left side of the backwash is so strong that it keeps you . Multiple people have drowned here (according to locals). There surely drowned one person on this place. So be carefu...
by Mike M
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Clough Fatality
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

River Clough Fatality

Just appeared on local FB page.Completely shocked and can't express my feelings And sympathy for those involved

http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2015/10/30/ ... r-tragedy/
by Mike M
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: lower Clough Tree Hazard
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: lower Clough Tree Hazard

If you'd have gone to Sedbergh School you'd have probably ended up a Rugby player !! It's very good living here but it does make you lazy when there's water about ie do we drive for an hour or so to a different river or paddle Clough & rawthey which are great and only a 5 min drive away (including s...
by Mike M
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: lower Clough Tree Hazard
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

lower Clough Tree Hazard

Lots of water last week and lots of paddling (5 evenings out of 6 !) Tree down between Gorge and the Mill.Its down on one of the many rapids/small drops you encounter nearer to the Mill.Whole tree in the water on the left (blocking line on rapid) covering virtually entire width of river.Easily visib...
by Mike M
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: lower Clough Tree Hazard
Replies: 0
Views: 1485

lower Clough Tree Hazard

Lots of water last week and lots of paddling (5 evenings out of 6 !) Tree down between Gorge and the Mill.Its down on one of the many rapids/small drops you encounter nearer to the Mill.Whole tree in the water on the left (blocking line on rapid) covering virtually entire width of river.Easily visib...
by Mike M
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Lower Rawthey Tree Hazard
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Re: Lower Rawthey Tree Hazard

An update on my post in January.The tree mentioned above has gone,but after last weeks rain a new one has appeared in the same place and is blocking the river in its entirety.Loads of foliage on it and i suspect is going to be tricky to move.Definite portage at all levels.
by Mike M
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Sedbergh Area Access/Egress Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2684

Re: Sedbergh Area Access/Egress Problems

All boulders removed and all "Travellers" gone.Access and egress points all clear.Have n't paddled rivers recently as have been in sunnier locations,so cant comment on what the rubbish situation is like (although to be fair it does get cleaned up pretty quickly by the council
by Mike M
Wed May 13, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle for Nepal River Dee
Replies: 36
Views: 4520

Re: Paddle for Nepal River Dee

42,996 members on UKRGB & only £130 raised so far ....................
by Mike M
Tue May 12, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle for Nepal River Dee
Replies: 36
Views: 4520

Re: Paddle for Nepal River Dee

I've kicked off the donations on Daves page https://www.justgiving.com/dee-paddle-nepal/ Heres hoping we can raise some serious money to help. If you've been lucky enough to paddle there you should want to donate as you know how fantastic the place is and how wonderful the people are. If you've neve...