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by Al Donald
Sat Sep 19, 2009 07:14
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Sat & Sun 19/20 Sept
Replies: 12
Views: 7572

I was going to suggest a ride on my patch as you say, although it's not very technical. Could start at the little car park at bottom off Goblin Combe (just off the A370 near Lord Nelson Pub in Cleeve). I've got a route that minimises the road sections. Aim to meet at 10.00am for a start at about 10....
by Al Donald
Thu Sep 17, 2009 20:25
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Sat & Sun 19/20 Sept
Replies: 12
Views: 7572

Well, it looks like I might actually be able to get out on my bike - for the first time in over a year :shock: . Given my state of fitness, "shorter and more leisurely" sounds about right. Somewhere local(ish) would be good too; given the recent dry weather, no need to travel to the Welsh trails. Ne...
by Al Donald
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:07
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The youngest Nomad!
Replies: 12
Views: 10701

Thanks again, Viv, Martin, Nigel.
Fortunately, Denise has the feeding 'equipment' and also I'm a heavy sleeper, so generally miss the night-time mayhem!
by Al Donald
Thu Jul 16, 2009 19:45
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The youngest Nomad!
Replies: 12
Views: 10701

I think you missed a couple of steps in the communications process!!!! Yes, sorry, it's been quite a momentous and life-changing year! I haven't seen you in ages, but quite a lot has happened, so hope to catch up with you all either on a board or a bike before too long - if I'm allowed out! Thanks ...
by Al Donald
Tue Jul 14, 2009 22:04
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The youngest Nomad!
Replies: 12
Views: 10701

The youngest Nomad!

Hi everyone, Al and Denise are delighted and proud to announce the birth, this morning, of our baby son, John Murray Donald, weight 7lbs 13oz. Mother and baby doing well. Father feeling the weight of responsibility on his shoulders! Hopefully he will make an appearance on a beach sometime soon. Migh...
by Al Donald
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:42
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

WSM yesterday

Well, I got out for the first time since last July! :shock: Arrived at beach to see Tony (Low) having just come ashore with one of his front teeth in his hand! Big black clouds on horizon - not too promising then. Oh well, rigged 5.7m on F2 Wave. Had a couple of runs before being pelted with heavy s...
by Al Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:57
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Vassiliki
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Nigel, I think the record is still held by Adrian at 32.2kts (37mph), so you need to try harder! Good to hear the wind has arrived at last. Have fun!
by Al Donald
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:53
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Spring Ride 28th & 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 5060

Hi Nigel,
at the moment, it seems 'life' is getting in the way of biking (and windsurfing). We are away tomorrow, and I have lots of decorating to complete, which will account for Sunday. I hope to get some time off for good behaviour before too long!
Have a good ride.
by Al Donald
Thu Aug 28, 2008 21:50
Forum: Trips
Topic: Croft Farm
Replies: 0
Views: 1690

Croft Farm

Well, there was just Keith and me at the Old Barn! Where was everyone?! There wasn't much enthusiasm for going to Croft Farm on Sunday. In any case there is a T15 race meeting on then, so there would be even less water to sail on! I'm not aware of an 'official' alternative venue for Sunday. The fore...
by Al Donald
Sun Aug 24, 2008 16:14
Forum: Trips
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 3487

It now looks like there will be enough wind at Weston tomorrow to avoid the trip to Portland.
If the wind at Axbridge is anything to go by, then Weston should have been good today, as long as the wind arrived before the water disappeared!
High tide tomorrow about 1-1.15pm?
by Al Donald
Sat Aug 23, 2008 16:17
Forum: Trips
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 3487

Thanks Richard, hope you have a good weekend.
Monday is looking favourable for a trip to Portland. The traffic could be an issue, but I might go anyway. Weston is a possibility, but less wind and probably similar traffic!
by Al Donald
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:39
Forum: Trips
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 3487

Bank Holiday weekend

The club's events seem to have been pretty much windsurfing-free this year, so how about trying to set up an impromtu event over the bank holiday weekend. It looks like there could be some useable wind on the south coast (esp Portland - and neap tides too) and also out at west Wales. Anyone up for i...
by Al Donald
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:42
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Thanks to the excellent navigational skills of Nigel and Martin we had an interesting and enjoyable ride. The frequent stops were welcome as I was suffering due to a lack of fitness and the heat. I bailed out of the final climb up to Gray Hill, and was glad I did so - decidedly groggy on the drive h...
by Al Donald
Sat Jul 26, 2008 07:34
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Nigel, how about Wentwood as it's a bit closer. Maybe we can follow an old route from your GPS. I'd be looking for a late start though, say midday. I'll try to speak to you later.
by Al Donald
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:49
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

this weekend

Doesn't look like much wind about this weekend, so how about biking somewhere. The ground should be quite dry now so perhaps somewhere other than the usual trails?? I hope to get some new bits fitted to my bike before then. Probably Sunday preferred - holiday traffic on Saturday!