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by AlistairJ
Mon Jun 06, 2011 21:42
Forum: Places & Routes
Topic: Westridge woods near Wotton under edge
Replies: 2
Views: 8370

Sorry no map. Yes it gets muddy, only really worth it in the summer once everything has dried out. We were up there last week and apart from us there were several others scooting around. And there are usually at least a few kids in the quarry on a weekend.
by AlistairJ
Thu Jun 02, 2011 21:05
Forum: Places & Routes
Topic: Westridge woods near Wotton under edge
Replies: 2
Views: 8370

Westridge woods near Wotton under edge

Hi, This is what I consider my local patch. Its perfect for a weekday evening ride after work in the summer, when the mud has dried out and there are only a few random dog walkers to worry about. There is a set of bridleways to ride, plus some cheeky singletrack, and even some dirt jumps in an old d...
by AlistairJ
Wed Mar 23, 2011 19:19
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Giving it up, selling it all off
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Hi Rachael they are all Tushingham: 7.1 Max 6.0 Storm 5.2 Vulcan 4.5 Storm 4.0 Storm The 7.1 and 5.2 are well worn, the 6.0 is newer, and the 4.5 and 4.0 have only been used a few times. All in the original bags with rigging instructions. I'll be taking some photos soon and will post everything in t...
by AlistairJ
Mon Mar 21, 2011 17:21
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Giving it up, selling it all off
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Radical; if only my windsurfing had attained this level. Sadly I think I only achieved remedial or possibly referable. Mountain biking is great fun though isn't it? LOL The old trees swaying in the wind thing hasn't really grabbed me for more than a year now, either they haven't been swaying or I ha...
by AlistairJ
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:35
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Giving it up, selling it all off
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Giving it up, selling it all off

:( After some thought I have decided to give up doing or claiming to do this wonderful sport we call windsurfing. It has been a blast, but unfortunately new diversions have come along, and I can no longer justify keeping all the equipement when its only losing value and not getting wet anymore. So I...
by AlistairJ
Fri Oct 29, 2010 13:45
Forum: Trips
Topic: weekend 30/31 Oct
Replies: 24
Views: 7560

:roll:

so its windy, the neaps are in town and the water may still retain a few degrees of warmth.

surely westons worth a punt this weekend?
by AlistairJ
Sun Apr 04, 2010 18:04
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Double Weston
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Well done Matt for getting out.

And well done those kids from Rotherham! You have to admire their enthusiasm :shock:
by AlistairJ
Sun Dec 27, 2009 17:13
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: End yr score 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2526

There's no way I can compete with any of that :oops: Still though just recently I have thought about logging all of my sessions, not just for what/where/when but also to keep a check on the total hours used on each piece of equipment, down to which boom, fin, mast base I've used and so on. Just usef...
by AlistairJ
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:32
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: weekend 5 / 6th Dec
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Hi Adrian yes I think we have met but I usually keep a low profile so I rarely get recognized in public 8) Yes I should have borrowed a boom, didn't think of that at the time. I was quite pleased with my self-rescue efforts though. I was going to speak to the jet ski lot to reassure them that if any...
by AlistairJ
Sun Dec 06, 2009 20:41
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: weekend 5 / 6th Dec
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

I went to Newton today :) Great place why have I never sailed there before? Easy launching with progressively bigger lumps as you get out. What's not to like (apart from the M4). There was a large student presence, holding some kind of competition. Also at least a few of the BWA were there. So I rig...
by AlistairJ
Mon Nov 30, 2009 13:33
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Friday 27 Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Me? Not even been out this last month. There have been some days where I perhaps could/should have gone to Newton like some of you did. But I'm getting so out of practice that I find a big day quite scary now, when in my younger days I would have been a lot more gung-ho. Last good sail was at Portla...
by AlistairJ
Sun Nov 29, 2009 20:40
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Friday 27 Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 3256

Hi Sue Yes it is a great place, I don't think I've ever been disappointed going there even though it is quite a long trek. Highlight for me was probably a few years ago when I went down in mid week, to find the speed event was on and a certain Mr Dunkerbeck was taking part :D My tip for the route is...
by AlistairJ
Sat Nov 21, 2009 19:38
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday 22nd?
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Is there any wind at 8am?

Is it still dark then??
by AlistairJ
Fri Nov 13, 2009 20:02
Forum: Trips
Topic: Cold Knapp Sunday
Replies: 19
Views: 6148

I have a pass for tomorrow Saturday, but Sunday would tax the diplomatic skills of ... a very diplomatic being from the planet Diplomaticon IV.

Plus, I am getting a bit rusty at this windsurfing lark.

Can't I just go out on the mountain bike instead :oops:
by AlistairJ
Sun Oct 04, 2009 19:02
Forum: Trips
Topic: Axbridge at the weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 3662

7am on a Sunday? W-S-M on a bank-holiday Monday? You guys are crazy! Still not as crazy as going to Weymouth for the day. It really is too far I have now decided. Even taking the western approach into the town to avoid the known roadworks and very long delays on the main Dorchester-W road, it still ...