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by Pyro
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very Large Boat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2003

It's still in pretty good nick though!

And Owen, you still owe me a pint for that...
by Pyro
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tom Laws Swims!
Replies: 139
Views: 14453

Tom_Laws wrote:Having 3 people pile drive you...
Keep it clean, Tom ;o)
by Pyro
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Real time & historical data GPS tracking
Replies: 4
Views: 451

A lot of Adventure Races in the US and UK are now using the SPOT tracker system which will do both realtime and historic data. In the UK, there's also the Yellow Brick / Sleepmonsters SAT system which was used for the Adventure Race World Championships and various other expedition-type races. There'...
by Pyro
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any Essex based coaches out there?
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Pinging this back to the top briefly - a days paid work available this Friday for anyone who can make it to Braintree in Essex! Please get in touch with me or phone Dave Powell from Detail Events on 07917 777 505.
by Pyro
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very Large Boat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2003

Or an M3 243?
by Pyro
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Etive Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

That's a really nice video Dave, like it.

How did you rig the camera? Was it just taped to the deck or did you have some kind of block to raise it? We've done similiar in the past (in Sevys) for the Rat Race videos but it was always pretty awkward to get a decent shot setup.
by Pyro
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slallom paddlers ...............
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

TheKrikkitWars wrote:
cliffhangermatt wrote:Probably didn't help that I was licking the window at the same time ;)
Oh...Kayyyyyy....

Explanation anyone?
Never heard the term 'Window Licker' Josh?
by Pyro
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any Essex based coaches out there?
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Any Essex based coaches out there?

If you're based in Essex, and fancy a couple of extra days work, drop me an email on carrick <dot> armer <at> npower.com. A company I do various bits of work for are looking for a couple of coaches to do some workshops for kids and I'm too far north to get down for them! Get in touch and I'll pass o...
by Pyro
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Front Page!
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Makes more sense if you click this link now
by Pyro
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Remember kids ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2793

James Frize wrote:
NickB wrote: One minute thirty seconds! One of our rules (for report writing) is that numbers ten and under should be spelt out in full!
Isn't "thirty" over ten? So I think you broke your own rule there. ;)
A fine example of Muphry's Law, methinks...
by Pyro
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vans
Replies: 37
Views: 3742

One I thought looked good was the Nissan Vanette Cargo - I have since driven one (the faculty van). I've had very bad reports in terms of reliability of the Nissan vans from adventure racers who've owned them in the past. I like the look of them but concluded they were a little bit too short, and t...
by Pyro
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What silly things has your other half said about kayaking?
Replies: 73
Views: 7390

My missus came with us for a picnic/barbecue/play at Linton fishladder and asked "is it deep?" while I was standing (ankle deep) on the concrete ledge at the bottom of the wier. She also dived in (wearing my BA and helmet) and promptly sank...
by Pyro
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best place for Kayak Movie Premier?
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Best place for Kayak Movie Premier?

MrJazz wrote:So the MoP Premier will be on Saturday the 29th of November. I was thinking Leeds just because I like Leeds, there are plenty of party activities do do afterwards.
And because Sat 29th November is your birthday, perchance? ;o)
by Pyro
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice plse: WW BA with side zip closure??
Replies: 29
Views: 2568

It and its sister the Ronin is far and away the best zipper entry BA on the market. I'd dispute that, but then I haven't tried the Kokatat BAs, as you say due to price and issues in actually getting hold of them. I use a Hydraulics River Pro, which I think was the original mentioned BA from New Zea...
by Pyro
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Required - Website....sorry :-(
Replies: 61
Views: 5956

I think you guys have been reading some very old advice. Flash has worked on every major browser for years now. But not, sadly, for those of us viewing stuff on company networks, where anything that needs updating regularly (Flash, Shockwave etc) are blocked for downloading 'because I don't have an...
by Pyro
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River / Boater / Rain Music
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Levellers - Riverflow
REM - Find the River
Enigma - Out from the Deep
John Hiatt - The River Knows Your Name
by Pyro
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which 3 Books Would You Have
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

1) "The Thrill of victory, the Agony of my feet" (tales from the world of Adventure Racing)

2) Franco's Whitewater Safety and Rescue.

3) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - the 5-book omnibus edition.
by Pyro
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Olympics - would the GB team please stand up?
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Are we talking Union or League here, 'cause if I remember rightly the League tri-nations, erm, you ain't part of!! League? Not really a sport, is it? More like a big cuddle. Of course, that would suit you... I never complain. I was a hooker for a good 8 years... ...in the 'front row of a scrum sens...
by Pyro
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Meaningless competition
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Not counting them exactly but there's about 30 in my phonce, but only because they're all listed as "so-and-so (luucc)" and the phone takes "(luucc)" to be the surname...
by Pyro
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Olympics - would the GB team please stand up?
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Isn't that called the tri nations? won it past 7 out of 10 years I believe. Are we talking Union or League here, 'cause if I remember rightly the League tri-nations, erm, you ain't part of!! To be honest, we don't need to give you any stick abut how badly your team did in the Rugby World Cup. From ...
by Pyro
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Like Big Butt(y)s
Replies: 36
Views: 3171

THere's a [ie shop on the west coast of Cumbria, Gosforth, that does the most amazing pies. Go there. That's be Murphy's, I think. As mentioned in Francis Dunnery's 'Hometown' - he's a Egremont lad - "I miss the smell of the fields, the sound of the crows, the building site drill and the Murphy's m...
by Pyro
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha M3 £200
Replies: 3
Views: 674

FS: Pyranha M3 £200

M3 243 (size now checked!!) in orange and yellow for sale. A couple of years old, couple of minor cracks to the nose (none completely through) which have been welded by the heat gun/hot spoon method. Fantastic big stable boat, been used but not abused across a variety of British rivers, hence has th...
by Pyro
Fri May 09, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Check your roof racks!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 998

My Vauxhall ones clamp into a socket under the door seals, and as long as the door's shut, the clamp's impossible to remove.

Isn't slightly-less-than-modern technology wonderful? ;o)
by Pyro
Tue May 06, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insect Repellent for the French Alps?
Replies: 34
Views: 6811

Not sure what they're calling it now but it was the Skin-So-Soft dry Oil Body Spray in a green bottle (there's a couple of different types, it's the green one).
by Pyro
Tue May 06, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which rivers are good for swimming on a sunny day?
Replies: 50
Views: 18533

Someone mentioned Langstrath Beck - Black Moss Pot is a classic jump/splash around pool in the middle of summer, and never too crowded as it's a bit of a yomp to get to. Eskdale is good - you can swim at the base of Stanley Force (near Dalegarth) and also there's a cracking jump spot on a bridge nea...
by Pyro
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you tell ...
Replies: 89
Views: 7302

steddyjames wrote:When you've got enough experience to 'boldly portage where no man has portaged before'
I agree wholeheartedly.

Knowing how to get down the river is only half of it. Knowing when you shouldn't be on it is the other.
by Pyro
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 86342

EXTREME CARE again. Did a 2-day REC course with them last week (my 3rd REC course over the years, all with different providers), and it was absolutely superb. Great location, easy to understand, well explained, and a good mix of classroom work and mock scenarios outdoors.
by Pyro
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any one fancy a portage....
Replies: 25
Views: 3341

Can't see the Camino del Rey vid at work, but the pics on Wikipedia look cool to me. Not sure with a kayak on my shoulder it would be much fun, but hey.
by Pyro
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Agreement.....What Agreement
Replies: 447
Views: 38610

Negotiate - I take it that's the proper term for agreeing.... Hmmm. Merriam-Webster dictionary definition: "to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter" As far as I'm aware, negotiation traditionally involves a movement in views, positions and coming to a mutually satisf...
by Pyro
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Volvic
Replies: 22
Views: 1984

This will become relevant as and when my kitchen tap can dispense best bitter for <1p a litre. I'm working on this. If you get yours sorted, let me know how you did it (As long as it's better than Max and Adam's homebrew...) :o) Twopigs - as far as I'm aware (trying to remember back to my degree he...