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by paddlersteve
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11582

The simple reason why the use of the spillway for leisure activities, beit it kayaking when it's wet or cycling when its dry (yes cycling down it, now there's the potential for an accident!) is becuase the company that owns it does not want a - the potential claim from someone who has hurt themselve...
by paddlersteve
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC Sports Photo Comp
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

BBC Sports Photo Comp

Anyone got any cracking shots to drop in for this competition?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/art/showcase ... otography/
by paddlersteve
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: New to Cardiff
Replies: 1
Views: 689

New to Cardiff

I've just moved to Cardiff and want to meet some paddlers to get out on the water with. Are there two clubs in Cardiff? Cardiff CC and Dragon Paddlers? Mainly keen to get on grade 3 to 5, but also wanting to do a bit of sea kayaking. Can anyone point me in teh direction of a local club or local spot...
by paddlersteve
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Driving a Minibus/Converted Van
Replies: 15
Views: 10241

It'll be VOSA you'll also need to convince about taking seats out. An additional complication is that your essentially changing a Catagory D vehicle into Catagory B vehicle, which means among other things that it is likely you need to replace (or modify) all the seat belts to be in line with the hig...
by paddlersteve
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Canon Waterproof Camera Sureshot A1
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Canon Waterproof Camera Sureshot A1

Going on ebay as we speak....

My Canon Sureshot 35mm waterproof camera

All the info here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=016
by paddlersteve
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit & Wo-wozzit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Wezzit & Wo-wozzit?

When corners attack...

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Seriousley though, hope all are well
by paddlersteve
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warming up for the river
Replies: 23
Views: 2852

Shaking Hands

I few years ago I had some surfing lessons in Australia, fantastic week of great surf, deserted beaches, just brilliant. Without getting overly spiritual, the instructor told us how he always "shakes hands with the sea" Every time he goes down to the waters edge, the first contact he has with the wa...
by paddlersteve
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Photo Competition
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Nto so sure its a conspiracy as such. This is a widely used tactic that hundreds of organisations, including mine use to obtain royalty free photographs. Why else run a photographic competition? Is it adding the the core aims of the Union? No It's a great (and not underhand) way to collect images an...
by paddlersteve
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Photo Competition
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

If you read between the lines, this is simply a case of the BCU trying build up a catalog of images for their use, for publicity, websites, promotions. It's cheaper for them to offer what will turn out to be around £1000 for a (hopefully) wide selection of pictures, rather than pay a photographer to...
by paddlersteve
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Thanks all, that's got things going.

I'm pleased and amazed to have found most of those in the local library - Result!
by paddlersteve
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Holiday Reading

Right, I'm off on holiday in a couple of weeks, can anyone recommend any good quality books to take to read? Anything paddling related! I remember a discussion here some years ago about essential reading and have searched the forums, but with no luck. (I read a couple of books about the Cockshell He...
by paddlersteve
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: British World Champion
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

British World Champion

OK, so most of us on here are recreational paddlers, but I thought I would point out that over the weekend was the World Flatwater Racing Championships in Germany. At the event Tim Brabants took the K1 1000m Gold Medal and K1 500m Silver Medal. Well done Tim! See more info here: http://www.canoeicf....
by paddlersteve
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Birthday Joys...
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

I got one for these for my 21st - the picture really doesn't do it justice!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0137616006
by paddlersteve
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Government Response to Canoe Access E petition
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Anyone know why the e-petition response is called "No2Canoes"?
by paddlersteve
Thu May 17, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler Demographics
Replies: 55
Views: 5542

In terms of using this information to counteract our adversaries who claim we are all middle class white males I would expect we would appear very diverse when looking at socio-economic groups. The scale sites students as group E, the lowest group. I would expect that any on time there must be a goo...
by paddlersteve
Wed May 09, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teva Pong
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Teva Pong

Does anyone have any solutions getting rid of the gut wretching odour of Teva sandals? I've have a pair for a couple of years and for all this time they were fine. I wore them non-stop for 6 months in New Zealand and they didn't even have a hint of an aroma. Two weekends ago (when it was a real hot ...
by paddlersteve
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Want one
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

I bought one a year or so back, they had them in Maplins for around a tenner. He's pretty good for a laugh, certainly for £10, he's well worth the cash, not sure I'd pay £45 though! The forward motion comes entirely from his paddle stroke, but the steering is using a rudder. He's pretty slow as well...
by paddlersteve
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof Cameras on the market
Replies: 49
Views: 9895

720

I've had the 720 for about 6 months and found it supurb. Image quality has been great, tough as nuts. I've also taken it out snowboarding and snorkling (deeper than 3m) and it's been top notch. Buiy my only gripe is with the lens cover mechanism. There is a small gap between the cover and the lens i...
by paddlersteve
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ideal Paddle Wagon, needs a new home - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Bump

Price down to £825
by paddlersteve
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale Minolta Z1 Camera - Like the birdie - Going Cheap!
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Bump...

..Finishes Sunday afternoon
by paddlersteve
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale Minolta Z1 Camera - Like the birdie - Going Cheap!
Replies: 1
Views: 484

For Sale Minolta Z1 Camera - Like the birdie - Going Cheap!

I'm selling my Minolta Z1 3 megapixel camera on ebay. With: 256MB Card (Large enough for up to 200 pictures) Mini Tripod All original packaging, warranty documents, software etc. Batteries included This is a great camera, don't just take my word for it: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Konica_M...
by paddlersteve
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ideal Paddle Wagon, needs a new home - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Bump

Bumpity Bump....
by paddlersteve
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ideal Paddle Wagon, needs a new home - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

In stock?

I only tend to own one car at a time!
by paddlersteve
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ideal Paddle Wagon, needs a new home - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Bump!

With Picture - email me for more!

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by paddlersteve
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ideal Paddle Wagon, needs a new home - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Ideal Paddle Wagon, needs a new home - SOLD

<r>Ford Escort Estate<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> SOLD<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> R Reg Blue Ford Escort CL<br/> <br/> 1.6 CL 16v<br/> <br/> Petrol <br/> <br/> 73k Miles<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Full Service History<br/> <br/> 12 months MOT<br/> <br/> 3 Owners From New<br/> <br/> Main Dealer servicing since ne...
by paddlersteve
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: who wants to buy my car??
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Oh No, you don't want to buy this car, buy my car instead!

<r>Ford Escort Estate<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> R Reg Blue Ford Escort CL<br/> <br/> 1.6 CL 16v<br/> <br/> Petrol <br/> <br/> 76k Miles<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Full Service History<br/> <br/> 12 months MOT<br/> <br/> 3 Owners From New<br/> <br/> Main Dealer servicing since new<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> 6 C...
by paddlersteve
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South Wales g2-3
Replies: 5
Views: 982

We paddled the Wye from Llangurig to Rhaeder yesterday, it was very pleasant, mostly grade 2 with a couple of 3's all portageable if any of them don't fancy it. The final fall in Rhaeder itself is classed up to a four, though I'd suggest this is over graded. It was a medium to low level and it reall...
by paddlersteve
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Clydach
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

South Wales, the upper section described on this site.
by paddlersteve
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Clydach
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

Clydach

Think it'll run tomorrow? (Sunday 14th)

Any other suggestions in the area at grade 4 ish
by paddlersteve
Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Wagon Photo Contest.
Replies: 109
Views: 20146

OK, it worked, they're a little big, but hey, I can't do everything right first (or second time)