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by paddlersteve
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A message to paddlers from the WCA Board
Replies: 157
Views: 24325

Did I not see that coming!

Great call! Great value for me, even better for a co-ordinated approach to the access campaign. Moving to Wales just got even better!
by paddlersteve
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rafting the Isere
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Rafting the Isere

I'm out in France in mid August with some non-paddling friends and family who want to "do" rafting. I've found a few places that do triups on the Isere (we're staying near Bourg). Anyone got any experience of any of the outfits there? Anyone you can recommend or advise us to avoid?

Steve
by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Stolen: Slalom boat in Nottingham
Replies: 1
Views: 379

bump
by paddlersteve
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway Car hire ??
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

www.rent-a-wreck.no

You either pay a a high price for an all inclusive mileage, of a very low hire price, but then around 25p per km on top.

Yes, EVERYTHING in Norway is VERY expensive
by paddlersteve
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing back in the news.
Replies: 65
Views: 7118

The BBC seems to be covering this story quite extensively, withg this article recently appearing: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7461413.stm I must admit, I'm a little confused with this extract. It may of course be out of context of the coronors original report, but can anyone else translate:...
by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Stolen: Slalom boat in Nottingham
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Stolen: Slalom boat in Nottingham

My wife's Slalom Boat was stolen yesterday afternoon (Sunday 15th June) from her parents home in Radcliffe on Trent, near Nottingham. A small group of 15(ish) year old kids were seen running off with it around 3pm by some neighbours who tried to pursue them The boat is a: Double Dutch Paragon Pale b...
by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Stolen: Slalom boat in Nottingham
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Stolen: Slalom boat in Nottingham

My wife's Slalom Boat was stolen yesterday afternoon (Sunday 15th June) from her parents home in Radcliffe on Trent, near Nottingham. A small group of 15(ish) year old kids were seen running off with it around 3pm by some neighbours who tried to pursue them The boat is a: Double Dutch Paragon Pale b...
by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen: Slalom Boat in Nottingham
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Stolen: Slalom Boat in Nottingham

My wife's Slalom Boat was stolen yesterday afternoon (Sunday 15th June) from her parents home in Radcliffe on Trent, near Nottingham. A small group of 15(ish) year old kids were seen running off with it around 3pm by some neighbours who tried to pursue them The boat is a: Double Dutch Paragon Pale b...
by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Hydrospeed - Just the job for your Alps trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Last chance to bag a bargain - ends today!
by paddlersteve
Fri May 30, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5 must haves for alps paddling/camping
Replies: 13
Views: 1900

Headtorch - for finding you way back from the pub Chair - sitting on the ground sucks and the cheap plastic ones are great until someone kicks the legs out from under it! And for the love of god, get one with a handy beer holder in the arm. Over the years I must have poured gallons of cheap french b...
by paddlersteve
Fri May 30, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Zealand..now
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

I was out in NZ at this time a couple of years ago with a grade 2/3 missus. There is an active club based out of queenstown that paddle every week on the roaring meg section of the kawarau, they were very friendly and more than happy for us to tag along. Just stop anyone with a boat or uprights on t...
by paddlersteve
Thu May 29, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Hydrospeed - Just the job for your Alps trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 638

bump

In addition to the info on ebay, this can be collected from the Nottingham area or from Cardiff area!
by paddlersteve
Tue May 27, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Hydrospeed - Just the job for your Alps trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Hydrospeed - Just the job for your Alps trip!

Be the envy of all your friends with your very own Hydrospeed. Just grab a pair of flippers and your off. I've used my hydrospeed on Chateau Q, Guil, Romanche and Durance. Great for a bit of a change Grab a bargain: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300228212168&ssPageName=ADME:B:...
by paddlersteve
Tue May 27, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Swap - Thule Roof Bars
Replies: 5
Views: 794

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by paddlersteve
Fri May 23, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question - If the EDM was passed....
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Would I expect regulation - No Would I expect management - to a certain extent, Yes, in terms of I would expect a code of conduct. With rights, come responsibilities, that is clear in many walks of life. I would expect free use of inland waters where the area is not *genuinely* a delicate environmen...
by paddlersteve
Thu May 22, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Swap - Thule Roof Bars
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Maybe

Cheers Matt

That might be worth a look, but they're probably a bit long for my needs, but if I can't find any 120's, I'll perhaps drop you a message.
by paddlersteve
Wed May 21, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Swap - Thule Roof Bars
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Swap - Thule Roof Bars

Hi I've just changed cars and could do with swapping my Thule roof bars: It's just the bars I'm looking to swap as the feet remain the same fitting. I've got: Thule - Traditional square bars 108cm long (Art no: 760) I'm after: Thuke - Traditional square bars 120cm long (Art no: 761) So, if your thul...
by paddlersteve
Thu May 01, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: And the best route to briancon is?
Replies: 28
Views: 3723

You don't even need a map From calais follow signs to: Paris Reims Dijon Lyon Grenoble Gap Briancon Just follow the signposts You'l pay way more in lost time, extra fuel, food stops, getting lost etc trying to avoid tolls. It's been a few years since I travelled down there, but it used to cost us ar...
by paddlersteve
Thu May 01, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: New WWC Website
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Where

What address can I browse this new site at?
by paddlersteve
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11380

Driving a car:

speed, manufacturing fault, puncture, other drivers, tarmac, steering wheel metal, head soft, sudden stop, ouch

or

Fish, hungry, worm, mouth, hook, oxygen starvation
by paddlersteve
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11380

And I think the slipway issue demonstrates that some canoeists can't be trusted with responsible access to rivers! And from the Agreement thread: I have picked up fishing line, hooks weights, bait tins and other associated rubbish from many Welsh rivers In actual fact many of us have spent time rem...
by paddlersteve
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11380

Downhill fast

I've not witnessed it first hand but have seen plenty of footage and photos. It's not actually that steep in terms of mountain biking, particularly when it's been dry for a while and you've got plenty if traction. I guess it would just be a case of pointing downhill and hanging on? I'd also heard ru...
by paddlersteve
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 38610

Heaven forbid! I didn't realise our waterways are so polluted, I certainly shall not be going anywhere near them again! It made me think, I wonder what else is polluted so I did some research: It seems the sea is too! Darn it, there goes surfing and swimming Some of the lakes up in the north west ar...
by paddlersteve
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Brianne Slipway
Replies: 125
Views: 11380

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: 1061

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: 683

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: 9176

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: 339

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: 1030

Wezzit & Wo-wozzit?

When corners attack...

Image



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: 2811

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...