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 Post subject: Pedalling down wind
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Earlier today I was heading downwind when the wind dropped off. There was still a fair swell so I started pedalling to try to get on to waves and surf for a while. Great fun. Basically when I caught one I suddenly go from 4 knots to 7/8 knots. You can tell you've got it when, having pedalled hard, suddenly there's no pressure on the pedals. Then sit back before pedalling hard for the next one. A great way to pass the time on a down wind run except for a little quad burn towards the end. Luckily the wind picked up.


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 Post subject: Re: Pedalling down wind
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:25 am 
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That is some Great fun.. Also being around when BIG container ships go by and surf the wakes they leave.

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 Post subject: Re: Pedalling down wind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:30 am 
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for me the BIG container ships are a couple of K north - the wash from the larger power boats that don't bother slowing down much is however excellent fun

I was trying to get some video of surfing in a reasonable swell this morning - submarine AI at times. If its any good I'll try and post it


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