Alameda 2017 buddy system group

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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby reyrivera » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 pm

The one thing that I used to do, helped me a lot when I was learning how to ride upwind, without a buddy system, circa 2005 or something like that.

Setup my gear at the shack.

Drive my car down all the way past the post office, and park it there.

Ride my bicycle up to the park.

Ride my kite, and try to keep upwind. I go further out where its most windy and play there.

If I get blown downwind, no worries, I end up by the post office, de-rig, drive the car back to the park.

Now, if there is more than one of you guys, you can do that multiple times...
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby spd13 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:51 am

Nice initiative this group, i'm in!
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby AAADiver » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:47 am

Anyone headed to Alameda today? I'm considering if winds look good...


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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby seashell » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:23 pm

AAADiver wrote:Anyone headed to Alameda today? I'm considering if winds look good...


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Yes, going to take my chances and head over. I hope we get wind!
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby AAADiver » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:26 pm

It's breezy here in LG so will start packing gear.


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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby louisep » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:44 am

Hi !

Can you add me? 415 774 6639 :) Thank you !
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby ialanta » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:05 pm

Hi,
I'm a trainer kite beginner for now. Would like to join the group for future. Thanks,
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby alexglebov » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:17 pm

Elsa has created a WhatsApp group. Here is the link for those who want to join:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/CrHAhRwzoZx0RUTvvDnln7
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby ialanta » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:02 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Alameda 2017 buddy system group

Postby AAADiver » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:44 pm

Bar found at Alameda late this afternoon, if it's yours, reach out to Philippe Duchamp or myself.


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