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by chicklechives
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WARNING HALTON RAPIDS
Replies: 11
Views: 3712

Re: WARNING HALTON RAPIDS

There are two crook o lunes ( or crooks o lune?) The one CE refer to is near Caton where a road and cycle path cross the river. It's about 1/2 mile upstream of the weir. Egress is easy river left upstream of the weir. Normal practice is to put on below the weir so no issues with the intakes. Happy p...
by chicklechives
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environment Agency
Replies: 27
Views: 3526

Re: Environment Agency

Cobblers surely.
Don't touch the gravel until we know how the fish disease is transmitted.
Fish don't get I'll if you abide by access agreements.

That really does need some research.
by chicklechives
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Short-term boat insurance

You're having a kick around with mates, your tackle means a mate turns his ankle, he's a self employed brick layer... You're riding some single track and stop suddenly, your mate behind takes evasive action and smacks into a tree, breaking his collar bone, he's a self employed brick layer... Whilst ...
by chicklechives
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Short-term boat insurance

Check what you're insured for. From memory bcu membership gives you third party insurance, not boat insurance, that used to be offered by nw brown. Unless you're instructing you have to ask what the value of third party insurance is to a recreational boater. Do you have third party insurance for rid...
by chicklechives
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nationaol Student Rodeo, history and background?
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Nationaol Student Rodeo, history and background?

I'd agree with Jim. First event sounded fun, turned out to be epic. Dominated by Midland uni paddlers with the rest of us confused by the old looping pool. Lots of squashed spuds, a few acros and super sports. Best aspect in terms of competition was that emerging stars of uk freestyle scene were all...
by chicklechives
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best canoe and kayak holidays - Guardian
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Best canoe and kayak holidays - Guardian

The Guardian is looking for the best canoe and kayak holidays, sure there are some good writeups and pictures from folk on here.

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignm ... 3c5eacb33b
by chicklechives
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Montenegro, Tara canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: Montenegro, Tara canyon

Hilarious. The automatic ad generator gives me an advert for we buy any car. Not sure they would. Unintentional ehumour.
by chicklechives
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nighttime kayaking
Replies: 49
Views: 4920

Re: Nighttime kayaking

Kayaking in the dark is an unnecessary risk and is incredibly irresponsible. If someone were to get injured during such an a activity they would sue the land owners! Whilst it may look like fun and games it is most definitely not, you cannot see the rocks, you cannot see what the water is doing, an...
by chicklechives
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Post your suspected sink spots here!
Replies: 5
Views: 3370

Re: Post your suspected sink spots here!

I paddled the Clough the other day and was reminded what a good seam forms at its confluence with the Rawthey. Needs both to be medium levels but that's not too rare.
Also has anyone ever explored the Hindburn/Wenning confluence?
by chicklechives
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quotes from non kayakers :)
Replies: 30
Views: 4872

Re: Quotes from non kayakers :)

Group of us surfing happy eater at the barrage, passer by asks :
"has anyone ever managed it? "
"managed what? "
"to canoe back up that bit "
Response
"that's not what we're.... erm... not yet but we'll keep trying "
by chicklechives
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A word of warning if buying from the US!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 5222

Re: A word of warning if buying from the US!!!!!

You had to pay the tax owing on something you purchased?
OMG outrageous.
Have you tried asking a Uk shop to pretend your purchase is really children's clothes or a newspaper? That should sort the pesky VAT out.
Thanks for the warning.
by chicklechives
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Female Pro Kayakers V Unicorns
Replies: 77
Views: 10649

Re: Female Pro Kayakers V Unicorns

You shouldn't use such foal language on this forum.
by chicklechives
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest... and shortest... shuttles
Replies: 21
Views: 2775

Re: Longest... and shortest... shuttles

Agree with Jim on Arkaig. We refer to any river where the road heads off in a completely different direction to the river as having an Arkaig like shuttle. To the extent that someone once commented that 'this river has an Arkaig like shuttle ' only to be told that it would - because they were about ...
by chicklechives
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Google Earth - River Wear Kayaks
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Google Earth - River Wear Kayaks

Had seen that and assumed it was likely to be a Durham uni trip to Finchale.
by chicklechives
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Female Pro Kayakers V Unicorns
Replies: 77
Views: 10649

Re: Female Pro Kayakers V Unicorns

Tend to think the absence of female pro kayaking unicorns is shameful, wonder if it's because they have a mare when they get on the river.
by chicklechives
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Knife Rope or Nothing
Replies: 42
Views: 3574

Re: Knife Rope or Nothing

Indeed, have variously paddled sections without:
rope
knife
helmet
BA
Paddles
Shuttle

Some more successfully than others
Have yet to try without boat
by chicklechives
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong - EWW
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: What's wrong - EWW

Can I make a plee for the Ribble to make it in this time. Good news on the revision of the north east section. Good luck to those updating it, big old job, but at least starting from a good point with the last edition.
by chicklechives
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free money?
Replies: 195
Views: 29711

Re: Free money?

Skimming the thread and noting the light questioning and challenging Mark's getting I feel compelled to commend Mark for his effort and sense of fairness that has meant that UKRGB continues to run. Your time, effort and now we learn money are appreciated and I for one applaud you for sticking to you...
by chicklechives
Fri May 15, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust Statement
Replies: 27
Views: 1989

Re: Angling Trust Statement

The Angling trust are missing a trick, if they have such sway over river use as they proclaim they should call BCU's bluff and unilaterally declare access agreements for every river in the UK. Offer a starting point which is reasonable and flexible, be it based on levels, dates, time of day, open ac...
by chicklechives
Wed May 13, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Access Petition, No 10 response
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: River Access Petition, No 10 response

More thoughts (this has me a bit wound up) The response states Our policy on access is clear – we will promote sustainable increased access where it will not adversely impact on existing uses and users, or the economic and conservation value of the site, and associated area, now or in the future. Is...
by chicklechives
Wed May 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Access Petition, No 10 response
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: River Access Petition, No 10 response

What a disingenuous response. It would have been more honest to have just responded with "No, we don't care, F off with your petty requests" Perhaps we should all thank our lords and masters for the 70km which previously had good access and to my understanding now often has worse access. It is compl...
by chicklechives
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old 3 Star Kayak = New ?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Old 3 Star Kayak = New ?

And they say there is no dumbing down in Education. Instead of asking what a old 3* is now worth one should ask what is a GCSE equivalent too. GCSE = They turned up A Level = Handed in some homework. Degree = Paid their fees. Possibly old A level. Anyone else can to offer an opinion? I would expect...
by chicklechives
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My bestesest rapid is.....
Replies: 41
Views: 2805

Re: My bestesest rapid is.....

Everyone knows that Twin Bridges on the Ribble is the best rapid in England.
by chicklechives
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Must do riviers in French Alps G3-5
Replies: 35
Views: 1782

Re: Must do riviers in French Alps G3-5

If you can find an excuse to head over there the Bonne's not to be missed, incredibly pretty and interesting paddle, quite different to the stuff around the Durance basin in character being more bedrock than boulder based features. A real treat.
by chicklechives
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shorty Cagsare better for stopping Hypothermia
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: Shorty Cagsare better for stopping Hypothermia

I wear only a tank top and fleecy pants no matter what I'm doing and have never suffered from hyperthermia, must be right.
Heat stroke on the other hand is a real problem, along with forming any sort of social contact.
by chicklechives
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keen - hood river boots - anyone tried em ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Keen - hood river boots - anyone tried em ?

I've had a pair for about a year, light use plus a trip to Norway but I'm very taken with them. Apart from making you look a bit "special" they offer good grip and are comfy and seem durable, they're not the smallest of footwear but definitely a step up in terms of grip and quality of sole on other ...
by chicklechives
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it us?
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: Is it us?

I've no idea if you are a good driver or not RichA, but surveys have shown that a huge majority of people consider themselves above average drivers. Statistically of course that can't be true, but there you go. I've never yet met anyone who rates themself as a poor driver. So you might be on to som...
by chicklechives
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 141176

Re: Infinity Wezzit

paddletastic2 wrote:Ok

Where's the put in then?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... =556620910
North Esk?
It's always sunny there
by chicklechives
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dangerous river debris - horror gallery
Replies: 26
Views: 2523

Re: Dangerous river debris - horror gallery

Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:Lots of lovely push chairs and shooping trolleys in the local river. Anyone know how to get the quids out of them? :-)
Is that how to get the quids out or how to get the kids out?