Sunday, April 7, 2013

From The Ashes

Just like the Phoenix my R100 emerges from a 5 year rest in the garage and after its 100,00 Kilometre service  (complete strip down to the block and rebuild with new rings etc) I put in a battery some gas and bingo she runs like a kitten after a ball of string.
So now the big question is !!
Do I sell it and play with my other bikes or keep it and ride it like I stole it :-)
More on this later.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rubber side Down please

Vintage Motorcycle Trials

Not an everyday occurrence but when it happens its amazing what an old bod can get up to on two wheels.
To begin with you need some old bod's with old trials motorcycles

Put them into some tricky terrain and you never know quite what will happen.

Most times they manage to have fun and stay upright

Even if its climbing up a steep rock or two to get to the next bit

Lots of thinking goes on too

Especially at the top of a hill

The rewards are, getting to the end without mishap and being tired but happy your getting better than last time out.
For some more images to enjoy Look here

Thanks for keeping an eye on us all David

Till next time then!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

So where to next ???

To every beginning there must be an end and that leads to another beginning of course.
And so our adventure with kites and boards is coming to an end but at least one more day to go yet and the promise of some reasonable wind and sunshine.
Since I shall be BUSY for the next few days I may not blog again till the next time when more fun will be in the offing, I think on two wheels this time.
Till then, be well :-))

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Washout

To the Wash-Out then (location, location, location) !

If you never had the pleasure of a downwind ride then you should try it :-))
Just floating along behind a 19 meter twinskin takes a some beating.
Well this morning we had such a pleasure and to be greeted by SWSBO (She who shall be obeyed) was a bonus

Just tilt the board and GOOOOOOOO

Watch this space for more recycled escapades almost daily now it seems !!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Silver Tsunami strikes again

So the perfect spot to be a camera slut :-))
And just how much FUN can an old guy have ??

Its looking like this for the next few days, sunshine and wind !

Keep watching this space

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another day Another Kite

Well at last I have gone to the Dark Side, I now own and have flown an LEI
Having just acquired a used 2009 Nash Cult I am seeing how far LEI kites have progressed in the last few years since I tried one on the Magdalen Islands and was disappointed at the time with its lack of depower etc.

So after two sessions I am optimistic things have got a lot better and the image below shows me out on the water with it.
Having over a week still to go I hope to get more time on it soon :-))
Now this is not to say I am convinced my twin skin kites are going to collect dust any time soon as to day and for the next couple of days its looking positively ballistic wind speeds approaching us and the auto zenith capability of my Peter Lynn Arc's will come into their own when I dump the board on a turn or jump, just let the bar go slack and the kite is there waiting for me overhead when I recover my senses and my board !!

Keep an eye on this space as they say.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Water Water Everywhere, now I am in the drink

To kitesurf or not to kitesurf, Hmmmm!!

So what else ?
I am having FUN trying to stay afloat as usual but this time I have two weeks to see how good ( or bad ) I can be.

Just a bit of fishing practice going on here I think !

Keep it down lad your supposed to be on the water
Not to be outdone by this young friend I at least give it a go, well my kite got of the water so now what about me too (yes thats me laying down on the left)!
Wait for more wind Eh!

Till next time then

Can any one tell I watched Wallace and Grommet last night ?