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 Post subject: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:01 pm 
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This is a great little trek I did last week around a couple islands at a mountain lake in CO (8600 feet el). I do this fairly often in the summer and regardless of the wind also peddle probably 80% of the time (hope I got that spelling correct otherwise I’ll be in big trouble).

I’m sort of curious if others also peddle most of the time even if it’s windy??

Video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtms-HaS ... e=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:46 pm 
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I pedal most of the time, especially into headwinds. In a good downwind run, I may not pedal.

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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:13 pm 
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Have not been able to break the habit, if I'm just sitting there. Worse case, it promotes healthy blood flow. Best case, they help you point higher, longer.

Above 5-6 MPH under sail, or running downwind, they will just get in the way, though.

Have you tried using the big hooked bungee to lock them back against the hull?

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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:32 pm 
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I like to peddle – add’s some exercise to the adventure and I also like the extra speed. I find peddling adds at least a little speed even in some fast downwind sailing. I was wondering this because if I did this trek with another AI who did not peddle if there was any wind ("sailing purist"), our speeds would be way different. The ability to peddle is a big part of why I like this unusual craft so much.

Dang.. pedal is the correct word (before the spelling guy corrects me here)


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:01 pm 
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Didn't utter a peep LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Same here Walt. I find I've always got my feet in the stirrups. Also, if it's cool, it helps me keep me a bit warmer. Mind you, don't know if it's the continuous peddling action or the height of the paddles in relation to the seat height, but when I am peddling, I tend to piss like a racehorse ( probably a bit too much information. Time to change the subject ). Love your part of the world Walt. Keep those vids and pics coming.

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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:38 pm 
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That's what scuppers are for!


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 am 
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I think I now need a scupper for my dry suit.

There is a Colorado front range (cities along the frong range) Hobie AI/TI club that hopefully is going to visit Elevenmile res this summer. I put together this "guide"

http://analogengineering.com/elevenmile/route.html

Its somewhat related the quetion about pedaling since some folks will want a more rigourous sail/pedal and some will want a more relaxed sail.


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:35 am 
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FYI, I think the route C "three island trek" in the link would make a nice race course (crazy pedaling allowed). The course - you just need to enclose all three islands and probably do the islands in the same order. It would be wild on a windy day and this place has a lot of windy days.


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Tony, my scuppers are too small, so I prefer to shi-shi from the Hakas.

No venturi effect needed! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:15 pm 
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Apparently NOHUHU, you resemble a racehorse in other ways :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Not really. A drafthorse, maybe,.. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:16 pm 
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And I suppose the scuppers are too short as well...LOL

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-Condom-Ca ... 1e6dd9f3e4


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 Post subject: Re: Elevenmile Colorado
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:07 am 
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Elevenmile yesterday - water hike with the AI

http://analogengineering.com/elevenmile ... ept_1.html


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