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For someone not selling you're still doing a good job. You could get a deal with the Portuguese board of tourism or something.....:). I've thought about trips there before but this is getting it higher on the list already....and you've just started.....:)

Gear Talk / Re: BigBoy 12' Sunova Search
« on: January 15, 2019, 08:34:27 AM »
Man that looks like fun.

Definitely not trying to "sell" Portugal.... this area is not an easy place to SUP surf, at least for me.

I'm not even talking about the SUP surfing....I'm talking the living....and it's warm....:)

And I'm sure there have to be spots even my meager skills could manage. How's the flatwater options. If Sue and I go we need some flatwater touring for her.

General Discussion / Re: SUP Surfing with BPPV Vertigo
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:55:34 PM »
I can attest to the socks working too. I was getting terrible cramps. I drink plenty, not dehydration, and I was waking up with double leg cramps that were killer. Socks fixed them immediately. I just wear them occasionally. if I start getting cramps I wear them for a couple days 24/7....then I won't get any cramps for weeks or more.

Thanks Ninja but its basically just the alternative sucking toads....:)

You're doing a good job selling Portugal Creek. I've always wanted to visit but you've sold me.

General Discussion / Re: SUP Surfing with BPPV Vertigo
« on: January 12, 2019, 05:27:36 AM »
bob: are you still getting in the water, come what may?  i had to stop about a year ago and have been miserable ever since but i really had no choice.  did buy an infinity waveski and was able to manage on that but it's not SUP and i wasn't happy on it.  had to pretty much give up on two wheels bikes, too, again for balance reasons, and am morosely contemplating an electric trike.  i still float around here looking at vids and reading up on various adventures and exploits but i'd sure rather be having them instead.  ah well. onward.
Trying to anyway. The Bike is about making that happen again. I've even been thinking maybe we should move to get within easy walking distance of the beach but we love the new house.

Sucks that you can't get out. You didn't like the Waveski? I thought I might have to go that route eventually but I tried it and it kills my back.

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:32:13 PM »
LOL...I wasn't too sure about I Shitzu knot...:). Her Shitzu had an underbite. I still need to do a little burning to better match it's colors. I use a small torch that gives me good control.

I'm real happy with the Rays. Doing a shark or whale next I think. Wife wants a whales tail....need to find the right piece of wood for that.

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:55:42 PM »
That sounds perfect Bill. Sue gacked at the $665 for the Luna 52.

That trike is friggin awesome Creek. I may eventually go that route. Reminds me of when I was a kid we used to mod our bikes into choppers using staging cross braces...stolen from the nearest construction site usually.....:). They would slide over existing forks if you hammered them into an oval. Had a friend do a 30' superman when his came off going down a hill.

My ride is OK for the most part. Long beach is 1 mile and has one sketchy section of road about 1/2 mile long. not terribly busy this time of year but not much shoulder and a bit narrow. Whitehorse beach is 1.5 miles. Same road, same conditions, just longer and in the other direction

I couldn't sleep last night...spinning I did some more work on the rays. Just need to figure out the final finish. I'm thinking of using a cobalt blue stain for the top of the rays and leave the underside natural. Not sure, need to test it on another piece.
I've had that lilac root for almost 15 years. My now son-in-law gave it to me a couple years after he started dating my daughter. Could never figure out what to do with it. It's got rocks and grit in it. Perfect for a base after sanding and shaping a little though.

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:53:15 PM »
Since I've been spending so much time around the house lately I've been getting some carving done.
This Ray still has some work to be done , basically thinning it all out a little, mostly rasps and hand sanding at this point. Some stain and poly for a finish later. I'm doing two of these, the second with the wings inverted, and mounting them on a piece of spalted Lilac root that could pass for a coral head. Should be pretty cool.
I have a bunch of hollow arborvitae logs, half the shape was there already. I'm also doing a wave...and finally got the CCBC tiki done....I call it "I Shitzu Knot". I auctioned a custom Tiki and she wanted her dog immortalized.... ;D. This wood is so easy to work with the new power carver I got for Christmas. I'm getting a new pen for my woodburner and this wood burns nicely too.

Random / Re: WTFAYR Time for the annual book recommendation thread.
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:34:30 PM »
I'm reading what you read....:)

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:32:00 PM »
I passed the link on to Sue for my birthday.

I'm thinking I don't actually need the power. It's only 1 to 1.5 miles to a beach.  I'm in the middle on top of a hill so downhill going there. Might suck on the way back especially if I come off the water tired or hurt. 3 more miles out to the point on the beach road at Long beach. Not long bike rides but i'm sure I'll like the added boost especially towing a board and maybe some gear.

General Discussion / Re: SUP Surfing with BPPV Vertigo
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:04:48 PM »
I'm stuck with mine....remnants of tumor radiation and surgery. No vestibular organs on the left side. Hard core paddling retrained my vestibular system. Once the bike gets here and I get it modified I'll be going every day I can. I need to get back into a routine of simply going.

I've given up some skiing....I haven'yt biked much either but to hell with it....worse being stuck in the house.

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
Just ordered it. Along with a fat ass saddle and some lights. Need to get a helmet.

Also still need to get the battery pack. What do you suggest....any change from earlier?

I have a Mule....I think I'll beef it up a bit and get better ground clearance but it should be fine.

General Discussion / Re: SUP Surfing with BPPV Vertigo
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:54:14 AM »
Welcome to my world....:)

Mine isn't BPPV but I have some level of vertigo all the time. From a minor feeling of lightness in my head to times when I can hardly walk....or actually can't....I've fallen more than a few times. It's gotten far worse in the last year or so. Worst part is waking in the middle of the night feeling like I'm falling. Nightmares from that shit.

I don't let it stop me....just the opposite actually. I started because of vertigo. SUP made a huge difference but the last year has been tough. I haven't been able to drive to the beach lately, worried about killing someone if my head goes south and I've had lots of days where I knew it could. I literally just ordered a bike before coming on here and seeing your post.  I'll be converting the bike to an e-bike. Beaches are 1 and 1.5 miles in either direction. If I crash a bike it's just me.... :P

I surf dizzy frequently....I stay well away from anyone when I do.

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