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#1 Post by nigel » Mon May 23, 2016 12:04 pm

Yesterday I knocked one off the bucket list having ran a few marathons more than 30yrs ago & 55 next month got a bee in my bonnet to paddle one set out for a training troll yesterday morning & conditions were great so I called trouble to say will be a couple of hours late (got 2 Tailor in 43.96Ks :grin: :oops: )
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#2 Post by arpie » Mon May 23, 2016 12:08 pm

BLOODY HELL! That is a MASSIVE day on the water!!

How long did THAT take you!! More than a couple of hours, methinks or you would have set a world record!!! And Only Tailor could keep up with you! :lol:

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#3 Post by muzza111 » Mon May 23, 2016 12:11 pm

Solid effort, at least double what I've ever paddled in a day. Did you have any assistance from the tide?
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#4 Post by nigel » Mon May 23, 2016 12:21 pm

arpie wrote:BLOODY HELL! That is a MASSIVE day on the water!!

How long did THAT take you!! More than a couple of hours, methinks or you would have set a world record!!! And Only Tailor could keep up with you! :lol:

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you will see from my GPS average moving speed 4.9K/Hr

time taken 8.54 hrs

stopped time 27mins

max speed 9.5K/Hr probably avoiding a harbour jet cat :lol:

hit "THE WALL" about 35Ks which must have dropped the average speed heaps but WTH I'm not a spring chicken anymore but reckon this old git is probably still a fair match for young bloods with turbo fins :blah:
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#5 Post by nigel » Mon May 23, 2016 12:24 pm

muzza111 wrote:Solid effort, at least double what I've ever paddled in a day. Did you have any assistance from the tide?
not sure that didn't cross my mind actually from middle harbour to upper LCR the higher you get the weaker maybe a bit though
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#6 Post by arpie » Mon May 23, 2016 12:47 pm

Only pullin' your leg, Nige!! How do you feel today? Any sore muscles? Bet you slept well last night!! :gu:

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#7 Post by nigel » Mon May 23, 2016 1:43 pm

arpie wrote:Only pullin' your leg, Nige!! How do you feel today? Any sore muscles? Bet you slept well last night!! :gu:

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Yes it paid off doing the training on my 4m plastic ski so much harder to paddle (stomach muscles)the more tired you get take my hat off to these K1 boys I can't keep one of them upright
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#8 Post by Ads22 » Mon May 23, 2016 1:58 pm

That's a top effort nigel! I'm happy racking up 10-15km at a time in my 9ft yak.

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#9 Post by Jamie D » Mon May 23, 2016 3:19 pm

Love a good paddle

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#10 Post by pavo » Mon May 23, 2016 6:01 pm

Awesome effort Nigel

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#11 Post by ShortyK » Mon May 23, 2016 9:21 pm

Nice effort mate, bet you felt great after achieving that.
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Re: long troll

#12 Post by nigel » Tue May 24, 2016 7:35 am

ShortyK wrote:Nice effort mate, bet you felt great after achieving that.
yes had set out intending to do maybe 20Ks but in back of my head for a while ide been thinkink can I manage a marathon it was overcast & calm after a couple of hours I just thought go for it quick call to trouble saying ill be later than previously stated thought now or never had measured different sections on previous trips had an idea which bits to put together so kept GPS out of sight & went for it

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Re: long troll

#13 Post by arpie » Tue May 24, 2016 9:10 am

....take my hat off to these K1 boys I can't keep one of them upright.....

Yep - that is for sure!! Keith had a beautiful K2 that he had bought new and was doing well with that, then sold it BEFORE trying a K1 ...... Looking at a 2nd hand one that he was interested in - we took it to some quiet water & he spent more time IN the water than ON the water with it! He was worse than teaching a kid how to stay upright on a push bike! :lol: They are SOOOO unstable - you've actually got to get your speed up to stay upright - as soon as you slow down, you fall over again & he couldn't get past the 'slow' bit! :idiot:

Good to hear you recovered well!! an EPIC journey, indeed!!

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Re: long troll

#14 Post by jordo+ » Tue May 24, 2016 9:30 am

Welcome to the 40km+ club Nigel, awesome feeling (once you get past the pain) to complete a paddle of that magnitude. Even better to catch fish while doing it! Well done.
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Re: long troll

#15 Post by nigel » Tue May 24, 2016 11:09 am

jordo+ wrote:Welcome to the 40km+ club Nigel, awesome feeling (once you get past the pain) to complete a paddle of that magnitude. Even better to catch fish while doing it! Well done.

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