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by Ian Long
Mon Jun 13, 2011 05:30
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM this Weds?
Replies: 5
Views: 2350

Didn't see anyone else I recognised, only 4 windsurfers and 2 kiters out. I had fitters installing solar panels at home, so didn't hang around on the beach other than to give Axel a run around.
by Ian Long
Thu Jun 09, 2011 13:33
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM this Weds?
Replies: 5
Views: 2350

WSM this Weds?

Following a prompt from Martin & Nigel, I did manage to rearrange a few things and with complete disregard for "Brownie Points" sneaked off to Weston with Axel for a quick sail in the hope of meeting up with a few of the other work shy Nomads. Arrived around high tide to find the wind dead on shore ...
by Ian Long
Thu Jun 02, 2011 08:36
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Chew Valley Beer Festival - 9th & 10th Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 2386

Chew Valley Beer Festival - 9th & 10th Sept

Once again, plans are underway for the 9th Chew Valley Beer Festival on 9th 10th Sept this year.

www.chewvalleybeerfestival.co.uk Hopefully I will be getting this year's beer list onto the website in the next couple of days...

Anyone interested in tickets, please drop me a line.
by Ian Long
Thu Jun 02, 2011 08:31
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Late bank holiday sunshine delivers wind to Weston
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Bit concerned about the elevation on the plots:
Elevation
Min / Max -22ft / 62ft
The Max 62ft is very impressive, the likes of Robbie himself would be proud of that. Bit more concerned about the -22ft - was that the wipeout after the 62 footer or did you just strap the GPS to a Gannet?
by Ian Long
Wed Jun 01, 2011 05:30
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Tuesday 31st May
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Tuesday 31st May

Think I must have got lost or something but somehow Neroli, Axel and I turned up at the right place at the right time with kit and finally managed to score our first sailing session for around 7 months. Didn't get down to the beach till shortly after 6, by which time Graham, Matt & SteveC had alread...
by Ian Long
Sat May 21, 2011 19:47
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday 22 May - NEWTON
Replies: 22
Views: 5552

If we can persuade the van's immobilizer to let us start (big if unfortunately) we will be heading for Newton. Not sure how long we will manage to sail - haven't sailed yet this year and spent all day digging a trench today. Arms, back and hands all totally shot before we get on the water.
by Ian Long
Sat May 14, 2011 18:41
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Ashton Court and The Angel
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Neroli, Axel & I plan to be there. We will certainly be riding leisurely, sadly Axel doesn't understand leisurely and doesn't normally bother with a bike.
by Ian Long
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:33
Forum: Gear
Topic: chain reation fruad
Replies: 2
Views: 2831

Oops. Nothing appeared on my card yet, however I haven't had any transactions with them this year.
by Ian Long
Mon Mar 21, 2011 13:05
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Giving it up, selling it all off
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Blimey, sounds a bit radical :cry:. I thought windsurfing was a lifelong aliment, once started, you can't stop yourself from getting mesmerised by trees swaying in the wind and wind blown "chop" forming on puddles on windy days. Alternatively of course, this could be a very smart way into getting ne...
by Ian Long
Fri Mar 18, 2011 08:03
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Insurance ??
Replies: 8
Views: 10985

Neroli and I gave up with insuring our kit a long time ago because we found that once you have multiple boards and sails it becomes uneconomic unless all your kit is recent and consequently valuable - in order to have your sail insured it had to be in use with a board that was also insured. In our c...
by Ian Long
Fri Jan 14, 2011 20:08
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland 08/01/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4505

May be we could start a Facebook campaign to move Hayling Island up to the Bristol Channel :idea: - I'm sure that if we get enough supporters the goverment will have to take notice :-))
by Ian Long
Wed Dec 22, 2010 15:23
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Had to get out......
Replies: 6
Views: 4022

Looks like a new bike to me :???: Does Santa come early up in Gloucestershire?
by Ian Long
Mon Dec 20, 2010 19:57
Forum: Trips
Topic: windsurfing
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

What time are you not going? I might not go either.
by Ian Long
Thu Dec 02, 2010 13:34
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New non-windsurfing Nomad
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

He is about 14 inches or so. To give you an idea of scale, the ridge line of his Mum's back is about waist level on Neroli - tiny cows!

He need not worry about his name for another 24-30 months or so :wink:.
by Ian Long
Wed Dec 01, 2010 15:56
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New non-windsurfing Nomad
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

New non-windsurfing Nomad

The latest arrival to Neroli's & my "family" arrived last Thursday - just in time for the coldest night of the year and the snow :???:

Appropriately called Ribeye....