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by Jim Pullen
Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corsica Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 677

More pictures

A few more pictures can now be found here.
by Jim Pullen
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler looking for a real job
Replies: 23
Views: 1998

chemistry jobs

Also there's the universities Durham just opened a new department http://www.dur.ac.uk/chemistry/news/news.php in biological/ chemistry stuff! Cheers for that, have been looking at durham and wasn't aware of that centre, I work in a multidisiplenary lab at the moment and was surprised that Durham d...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler looking for a real job
Replies: 23
Views: 1998

chemistry degrees

I would assumme that either MattD went to oxbridge and got three degrees for the price of one (bit cheeky if you ask me), or did the usual, BSc, MSc, PhD route. As someone who's at the end of this process myself (although MSci= BSc+MSc in theory) I can vouch for the debt levels being pretty horrendo...
by Jim Pullen
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Pyrenees in August
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

wrong time of year

We paddled at easter, I can confirm that both the Aude and Pallarasa were at good levels at this time, doubt they'll work in august as all the snow will have melted and dam release will therefore become intermitant. My avatar pictures the pallarasa at the top section, a grade IV. Its V higher up, an...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many paddlers are teachers
Replies: 57
Views: 5882

teachers

I too teach undergrads and do some A level tuition. The misses is a teacher as are both my parents. Must admit to pondering it as second career choice, with the long holidays and early end to the day. The only down side would be dealing with disruptive brats. The fact the misses is usually up markin...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New kit? Thoughts...?
Replies: 22
Views: 2876

May as well just employ a harpoon gun! At least that way you get definate purchase, can sort out the puncture wound afterwards. :-)
by Jim Pullen
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: hire cars and roof racks
Replies: 17
Views: 3371

blocks of foam

We did the Pryenees last year and used two blocks of foam and lots of strapping. I tried hiring a car with a flat roof, but the company replaced it with the nice curvy citreon C3. It dented a bit in the middle, but that popped out afterwards. The system worked well, surviving both mountain tracks an...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating at Easter
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

Guidebooks and stuff

The guidebook was "White Water Pyranees: A Rivers Guidebook for Kayakers and Rafters." It's the only one I know of and is a bit out of date. Also some of the translation from French is dodgy, with roadbridge/footbridge being interchangable. Our trip report and photos can be found here: http://www.th...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating at Easter
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

Pyranees levels

We went out there for the first or second week of April last year and water levels were ok. Perhaps a little early for the main snowmelt, but there was still plenty to paddle. Unfortunately the guidebook was written before Spain started going mental for hydroelectric dams. As a consequence we did en...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Smiling Girls, Frowning Boys on the Dart last weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 3484

grumpy Dart Paddlers

I think the blokes were just more miffed at the scrapiness of the Dart, whereas the ladies were still enjoying themselves. The upper was still quite fun although pushing off the rocks got tiresome after a while. I think our group provided some entertainment by seal-launching the Topo Duo! Although p...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dragorossi
Replies: 165
Views: 23174

oh dear

I think all the toys just got throw out of the playpen then! If I've read the previous posts correctly at least some of the testing was done on the Erme and Upper Dart which, whilst not exactly steep creeks, would not usually be called "class II" either... It is nice that a boat designer engages wit...
by Jim Pullen
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dragorossi
Replies: 165
Views: 23174

So how about addressing the actual issues raised?!

Anyway, back to the point- please by ALL MEANS give me feedback. if you have tested my boats and you are seeing real issues - things going wrong, breaking, not working properly, and even better than that, if you have ideas for improving and making them better, safer, more fun... I am all ears. I WA...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Win a creek boat!
Replies: 27
Views: 3329

Most of these suggestions only work if you pronounce them like the guy out of the grolsch advert!
How about "ugly-stick!"
by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Countryside file and access issues
Replies: 157
Views: 37658

Llugwy idiot

As the person who started the topic about this nutter I feal it is my civic duty to inform the community that there is now a big "For Sale" sign outside his house! snigger...

So one less access problem...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The end is nigh...
Replies: 72
Views: 5815

Imperial College CC doing Aberglaslyn gorge

I see someone's been looking at our website! We managed a run of the lower Tryweryn followed by the gorge on Saturday. Gorge was very low but doable. Some people went on to do Stanley playwave on the Sunday, the rest of us opted for a nice walk. It's difficult to organise trips as a uni club, as you...
by Jim Pullen
Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: who sings this
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

song title

A google search reveals it to be "Pavement Tune" by an Irish band called "The Frames"

Although it could be a cover, best ask Rob as he created that video.
by Jim Pullen
Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bangor Uni
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Chemistry/canoeing at Imperial

Been at Imperial doing a chemistry degree and PhD for the last 7 years. Also a five star department with excellent facillities. Our canoe club is pretty active we focus mostly on river-running and do Snowdonia/Dart trips every few weeks and surfing in the summer as well as two or three overseas trip...
by Jim Pullen
Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My Tuppence worth...
Replies: 23
Views: 2640

Going from West London

Alan, a minibus and two car loads will be decending on North Wales from Imperial college canoe club. We happened to be doing a trip up there this weekend anyway and will now be joining in the march on the Sunday, so West London should be well represented!
by Jim Pullen
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Psycho on the lose next to Cobden's Falls (Llugwy)
Replies: 21
Views: 5791

nutter

With reference to no-hope's post, we didn't actually get out on the bank next to his house. We got out on the footpath and climbed up there. Unfortunately one of the freshers in the group left a boat in one of "his" parking spaces, which seemed to set him off (he claimed to own three of them). I mad...
by Jim Pullen
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Psycho on the lose next to Cobden's Falls (Llugwy)
Replies: 21
Views: 5791

Psycho on the lose next to Cobden's Falls (Llugwy)

We were running cobden's falls on sat (23rd) when some psycho came storming out of the hotel opposite and started kicking boats around and chucked our paddles into the middle of the road. He was obviously drunk and was threatening violence (F*ck*ng canoeists I'll kill the f*ck*ing lot of you was the...