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by NPearce
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What not to take on a trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1292

Shatnavs for anything in mid wales...

The satellites seem to randomly adjust to keep you on your toes but not necessarily the right road.

Nathan

Edit: I frequently paddle without a towel, although its usually the point I need it i find this out!
by NPearce
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Online River Flows in Wales
Replies: 54
Views: 5170

Show us a better way: River level data http://www.showusabetterway.co.uk/call/2008/08/real-time-river.html Vote for this idea: http://suabw.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/31949 Looks like voting can be anonymous and very simple so give it a go, I guess it might lead to something. Be wary of...
by NPearce
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Online River Flows in Wales
Replies: 54
Views: 5170

Thats well hidden... I cannot find any useable raw data other than information thats used for the chart API which is independant of the raw feed. http://tinyurl.com/6jj9j5 Unfortunatly this cannot be tracked externally as it is all in the URL. Looks like we are going to have to ask for / wait for th...
by NPearce
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thermal recommendations
Replies: 58
Views: 3744

I never really got on with the nookie stuff as I found it to stiff / not enough stretch for me. I recommend the peak thermal kit, Can't remember the exact name but water resistant outer with a warm brushed inner is very comfy and greats a a summer paddlng top without cag. The only downside is that e...
by NPearce
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best addition to a first aid kit...
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Good first aid training....
by NPearce
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many boats HAVE you owned? In total?
Replies: 215
Views: 24746

This one got me thinking, I have only had 6 to call my own...

Corsica S in Teal
Pyranha Blade
Pyranha Prozone
Liquidlogic Pop
Liquidlogic Bigwheel
Perception Java

I have also had a few pool rotobats in the past (50 pence each!) but they died a long time ago!

Nathan
by NPearce
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Contacting the BCU cheaper !!
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Daffers wrote:Whoes at the other end? Google shows no joy!
I dont know, call them and let us know! :)
by NPearce
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Photo Host?
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Personally I am a picasa fan, Easy to use, great desktop tool that allows you to upload and manage your web albums and relly easy RSS to plu into your own website. You can also make Public / private albums easily as well as link pictures to other sites, like ukrgb, from the gallery. My Album: http:/...
by NPearce
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tech question: UKRGB & Google chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 965

I have had no real problems with Chrome, Although there are a few niggles I don't like and I miss the plugins that adorn my firefox. However it does make for a much faster portable browser from a memory stick. I cant seem to re-create any issues either, have filled out forms, browsed away, back and ...
by NPearce
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photos from WWPF?
Replies: 41
Views: 5141

Image

Fourtunatly the cauliflowers that end up on my plate don't look quite like this.

Nathan
by NPearce
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photos from WWPF?
Replies: 41
Views: 5141

I've got a few pictures from the falls - including a C1 with a popped deck, and I think an Inazone. Have a look and let me know if you are on there: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/walkerdavidjames/Scot_Sept08# I knew the line on my first run was crap but I didnt quite realise quite how crap until I ...
by NPearce
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF - Was it good or what?
Replies: 58
Views: 5198

Shame about the issue with the dam up at the Moriston but hey ho, such is life. What happened? They forgot to turn the taps on! We turned up a little later and all was good although it was quite busy with poeple who had been waiting for the dam to release. Was an excellent weekend, thanks to all in...
by NPearce
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fuel economy upto the WWPF?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Roughly speaking (after playing with excel, litres to gallons and total mileage) we got 33mpg from a petrol 2l Audi 80, 3 people, boats and kit with camping stuff as well.
1065 miles at about £170 petrol.

To be honest the way home offered very little thought to fuel consumption.

Nathan
by NPearce
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1 More Sleep to...
Replies: 31
Views: 3033

Was called about the the hearty breakfast my colleagues enjoyed just north of Gretna Green this morning. Unfortunatly I have couple of hours work before I can hit the road for a 8 hour drive. If the traffic is good we should hit Kinlochleven for about 9ish... Hmmmm, fuel economy v's last orders... I...
by NPearce
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1 More Sleep to...
Replies: 31
Views: 3033

At first glance it looks like a nice shiny new flowerpot!

Nathan
by NPearce
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Get Out, Rhydlanfair Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Conwy Get Out, Rhydlanfair Bridge

Had a chat with Rachel on Sunday whilst enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee. as expressed in earlier threads she is happy for paddlers to use her garden as a get out as long as they ask her and when possible buy some food, tea and coffee as an after paddle snack. Maybe I will have to rethink my arrang...
by NPearce
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF question. (probably a silly one!)
Replies: 34
Views: 2725

Love it, wheres you staying thread quickly turning into what you drinkin. We are looking to stay at the Linnhe Lochside site, they reckon they have plenty of room and we can just turn up rather than having to book (which opens up oppourtunity to alter plans as well) Little out of the way but I am no...
by NPearce
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet West Paddle Fest Party Theme
Replies: 29
Views: 4658

Where is it being held?

Are we in for an superhero Ikea Rave during the Scottish Country Dancing?

I cant imagine getting much better than a highland jig as Hong Kong Phooey!

Nathan
by NPearce
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oh no another JJ's thread (now were being photographed)
Replies: 65
Views: 8756

There is no presumption of privacy in the UK, so if you're in a public place, you can be photographed. Even minors. This is where the fun begins and grey areas start to appear. If the claims that the river they are paddling is indeed privately owned, even if it is accessed by a public route, then t...
by NPearce
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Like Big Butt(y)s
Replies: 36
Views: 3278

The Lazy Kettle on the A5 before Llangollen.

Proper truckers cafe, £4.50 for a full english that has never failed fto please.

Nathan
by NPearce
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oh no another JJ's thread (now were being photographed)
Replies: 65
Views: 8756

Yeah i didnt want to highlight the possible income with fear of changing the JJ's business model. ;)

Cheaper way around it: Image
by NPearce
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oh no another JJ's thread (now were being photographed)
Replies: 65
Views: 8756

I would certainly be interested in why the photos are being taken, in the event that the photos are being collected for an 'official purpose' then under they have to conform to the data protection act 1998, this also applies to any electronic or paper based notes taken to support these photos as the...
by NPearce
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: footwear for playboat
Replies: 19
Views: 1675

I have a pair of neoprene socks with a rubber pad on ball and heel of the foot, i think they were originally made for bodyboarding / wearing flippers with but they are great as they offer protection when walking but also do not lose flexibility when cramming my feet into the boat. I got them from a ...
by NPearce
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Super geeky winamp podcast question (Kayaking related!)
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

I use: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/

Downloads podcasts to chosen folders on your pc, tiny resouce footprint (unlike itunes), really simple and does exactly what it is suppost to.

Nathan
by NPearce
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you compare paddlers?
Replies: 57
Views: 5096

Maybe a deck of Paddler Top Trumps is called for. As well as an (un)impressive picture it would of course need to sport the important stuff, each given a numerical rating to better the other players with. Make of boat Boofability Kit Co-Ordination No of UKRGB Posts No of times 'How much is your head...
by NPearce
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vacation to Hell
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Vacation to Hell

I was chatting to one of the instructors from our LEA Outdoor Ed centre (and the culpit for getting me started in kayaking 20 years ago) and he mentioned that he is part of the current Immersion Research Vacation to Hell team. Probably more suited on the Sea forum but I know the competition was on h...
by NPearce
Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hollywood film star visits Paddleworks Bala shop!
Replies: 37
Views: 4304

A few of us once shared a beer with Craig Charles, I highlighted how dissapointed I was that the 'last human being' was in fact drinking a pint of orange juice.

His response was to drink half, then top it up with vodka from hip flask.

Faith in Dave Lister restored....

Nathan
by NPearce
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Msg for Garth
Replies: 72
Views: 7803

I wrote that Teifi report last year for a purpose That purpose being an attempt to have Gareth Bryant removed from his job! Sorry Garth, that absolutely stinks. http://www.headinjurytheater.com/phantom%20scooby%20doo%20unmask%201.jpg "And I would have got away with it if it wasn't for you pesky kid...
by NPearce
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Msg for Garth
Replies: 72
Views: 7803

As for the evil WCA. Boo hiss! Funnily enough you just beat me to a post of a similar nature. A few windows installations later I have finally waded through it. My expectations of the report by the angling fraternity for the angling fraternity were fully met. The photo / caption on page 19 did make...
by NPearce
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoes and Kayaks for that matter
Replies: 24
Views: 1880

Hulls all look pritty much the same, the decks can easily define one from the other Probably this is closer the truth. I would have thought there are a greater proportion of buyers who are unaware of sublte hull differences than those that are. Deck of the boat is the advertising space, the bit not...