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Funners multi coloured waffle....

  1. Building a sea kayak from scratch.....

    by , 18-06-12 at 22:06 (Funners multi coloured waffle....)
    Well, having decided to look at this kayaking m'larky but being tight and unwilling to fork out vast sums for the pleasure...
    I decided to build me own boat....
    this could be interesting

    1st stop was finding a design I liked...I dislike some of the designs which look (to my eyes) like "Billy's 1st Kayak"
    a design found, by Selway Fisher, the plans were purchased and an adventure embarked upon !

    The basic premise of the design is sheets ...
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  2. Test riding Mountain Bikes

    by , 27-04-08 at 21:13 (Funners multi coloured waffle....)
    Fantastic day in Dalby Forest at an organised Mountain bike demo day...
    My Lad had booked rides on two fairly expensive pieces of kit, around 2500 each and was looking forward to it...
    it was wet but as we set off on his first test ride (Cube Fritzz) the first descent he just buggered off into the diatnce ! well, I know I'm older and slower but bloody hell, off he went, in my efforts to haul him in again, I managed to "blow up" and had to spend 15 mins on the trail side ...
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    Mountain Biking
  3. Yeaaaa Haaaaa

    by , 30-03-08 at 20:39 (Funners multi coloured waffle....)
    Just spent a week MTBing in the Peak District, kin hell I'm unfit.... however...the rush of downhilling on a suspended MTB is well good.... much higher speeds are attainable and you can still see where you are going... also.anyone who says that Hydralic disc brakes are OTT on a push bike needs to do this !

    Did some gentler rides with the whole family, but had a full day with my lad on some ever so extreme lanes....
    pisser is watching a 12 yr old lad bugger off into the ...
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    Mountain Biking
  4. First ride....

    by , 12-02-08 at 22:16 (Funners multi coloured waffle....)
    warm, sunny and February.............
    the first ride of the year.....

    MMnnnn yeah....hope the rest of the year is as good...
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  5. Punctures again....

    by , 12-02-08 at 22:14 (Funners multi coloured waffle....)
    ARrrggghhhhhh yet another fekin puncture....
    so...since I rekindled my passion for moutian biking, I have managed the sum total of two rides without a puntcure, I've been thru some 10 inner tubes and numerous repairs besides !!!
    so...the last trick was some kevlar liners for the tyres, between the tyres and tubes....
    they wear thru the tubes and puncture tham as well ! FEK FEK FEK !!!!!!
    so . now, I'm trying some slime filled tubes.......I'll report back on progress ...
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    Mountain Biking
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