Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Surly Ice Monster Truck Mk. II

It cameit cracked and it returned. In less than three weeks the new frame arrived and Foxcomp switched the components directly related to the frame.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Choosing a kayak once again

This is becoming a bad habit, but I once again found myself looking at a new kayak. I wrote a little more about that a year ago, including a list of possible alternatives for me and I'm not going to repeat all that. After that pondering I returned the cracked Zegul Arrow Play to the shop and bought a new kayak, a Seabird Scott MV HDPE, which I still think was a good buy. I wrote a little about it here.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A four day sea kayaking guide course

I spent last week's Thursday to Sunday on a sea kayaking guide course in the archipelago of IngÄ/Inkoo. In the Finnish canoeing association, Suomen melonta- ja Soutuliitto ry, the guide level is based on a four day course and an assessment weekend.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Surly Ice Cream Truck cracked frame

Now it has happened. Pigs can fly. While I haven't personally witnessed that particular phenomenon yet, I have to assume that it exists, since an equally unlike event has taken place: My Surly ICT has cracked, which is just about the last frame for which I thought this to be possible.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A kayaking trip for beginners

The local paddling club, Saaristomeren melojat, had a weekend trip for beginning kayakers this weekend. Eleven participants with three instructors, including me. The weather forecast for the weekend was extremely dynamic, which made everything quite interesting.