NW Wind Tues. 12/17

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It's looking good for Tues. afternoon. I plan to sail at Van Pugh. Please post if you can go.

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I'm in.

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If the van gets fixed in time.

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Wish I could...in balmy Iowa, with daytime highs in the high teens to low 20s!

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Eh, the van won't be ready until late afternoon. It'll be cooler tomorrow but I might get a session in then. Have fun boys and girls.

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Vp 2pm for me

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Alan, Chris & I plan to arrive at Van Pugh around 2PM.

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I might get there at 3

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I got "there" about 3 but was the only sailor......We did have the usual suspects - lady walking her dog and guy who photographs cars. I blew most of my jibes but they were all "stay dry" jibes.....I haven't landsailed here in 5 years so that's my excuse....

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I got "there" about 3 but was the only sailor......We did have the usual suspects - lady walking her dog and guy who photographs cars. I blew most of my jibes but they were all "stay dry" jibes.....I haven't landsailed here in 5 years so that's my excuse....

What I'm seeing is someone practicing their wind wing pumps. Lol

Seriously, your inflatable wing looks nice for land boarding.

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I thought of that too. The inflato seems much easier to pump than a conventional ws rig (and probably easier to keep your balance than a wing as well). I was out and hour and half not really that tired or winded. Last time I landsailed with a conventional rig I was gasping for air after 20 minutes. Could have been the wind, or maybe the boards though (all were different). I'd seen some videos of guys using inflatos with longboards and they seemed to work well so I'd been wanting to try it.

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I like your latest, and maybe best, land-sailing invention. What a way to stay dry & warm sailing in winter.

By coincidence my son called from Guam this morning (late night there) to report that a couple of his fellow pilot friends are now sailing foil boards with hand-held inflatable wings. Of course the goal in Guam is to stay cool when sailing. I don't think land sailing a hot parking lot would have any takers.

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The wind turned out to be epic yesterday. When we arrived there were whitecaps, when we called it quits for the day, spray was blowing off the waves. Alan rigged a 7.2 meter sail & was first on the water. Chris P. rigged a 4.9m based on a forecast of increasing wind. I went out with my 7.0 sail and had fun for about half an hour before Alan & I headed back to shore to rig down to 6.0m sails. As approaching darkness & cold brought an end to our session, Chris was powered just right with his 4.9m sail and he only rigged once.

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I snuck out today for a quickie - thought I was going to get 12-20 but Gilmer reported 15-25. I rigged the 5.4. Fun but chilly (43-45). Sailing on starboard tack with a low sun was a PITA - I couldn't read the water at all and with the gusty NW made for an interesting experience. Trying to jibe semi-blind on that side was comical at times.

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bpw wrote:

I like your latest, and maybe best, land-sailing invention. What a way to stay dry & warm sailing in winter.

By coincidence my son called from Guam this morning (late night there) to report that a couple of his fellow pilot friends are now sailing foil boards with hand-held inflatable wings. Of course the goal in Guam is to stay cool when sailing. I don't think land sailing a hot parking lot would have any takers.

Thanks Barrett. It's actually not a new invention. I started landsailing at that little park in 1999 and rode there (and elsewhere) a lot over the next few years. I rode all year round. In the summer it was a light wind option but required lots of pumping and yes it was very hot. In winter it was a way to stay dry. Then they "upgraded" that park - planted the trees, repaved it, and put in the lane divider. While it was nice upgrade for most everyone else the trees killed my riding. However, it seems now that the trees have gotten tall enough that on a windy day wind can get through the trunks and I can get going. So it now seems to be another stay dry option on cold, windy days.

Now, if I was in Guam I'd probably be doing the water stuff this (and probably every) time of year.

There is no off season.

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Then they "upgraded" that park - planted the trees...

Somewhere, Joni Mitchell is crying. Lol

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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Ironically in preparing one of my pavement paradise videos I thought about using Big Yellow Taxi as the sound track. I'm a big fan of Joni Mitchell, even though she got it wrong on the parking lot thing. Here's one about skateboarding.

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