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Man, that countryside looks a bit like SoCal did back when I was a kid. 

Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:52:37 PM »
Pets are a far bigger expense and restraint than most people realize--or care to acknowledge.

Agree.  I love our two dogs, but they are a money pit and an anchor, soaking up almost all of our opportunities to travel for pleasure.  I bought them for my daughter and, as you would expect, she did not take care of them, so they became mine. 

Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:45:50 PM »
Hey zoo good to hear from you. It’s a thought. For sure  thing is our family  all the kids are out here in ca. And even though I don’t see them a lot  we still see them. How are you adjusting to the colder winters.  Did you get snow? I looked at some possible places. And they all have snow in the forecast.   Wow!

Thanks OW!  We get a little snow, but not much, and it doesn't stay on the ground.  Not very cold this winter, light jacket needed most of the time.  But moving far from your family is something you would regret.  Being near my kids and grandkids is why I let them talk me into moving out here, away from the beach. 

Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:01:02 AM »
This is probably way outside of what you were thinking, but I am pretty happy in the Charlotte, NC area.  Housing here is less than 25% of what it is in California and there's lots of lakes nearby.  A small, but beautiful lake is just 11 minutes from my house.  The drawback is that surf is 3 hours away and I rarely see really good waves by California standards.  I have some pretty bad surf withdrawals, but I'm filling it in with all the other cool things to do here.  If you are into mountain biking, you would be in heaven here.

That countryside looks like unspoiled Southern California coast.  How I imagine it must have looked 100 years ago. 

General Discussion / Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:26:05 PM »
Yes, doing my gingerbread man impression  ;D

It looks like I’m right on the shore line, but we actually waded out to a nice hard sandbar.

Actually, I was going to shoot a compliment your way.  You look pretty poised and in-control on that thing.  Always wanted to get one, but the $1,600 price tag kept scaring me off. 

General Discussion / Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« on: January 19, 2019, 06:10:51 AM »
One Wheel for sure. Over 300 views! I’m practically fameoose.

Is that you, Bean?

General Discussion / Re: SUP Surfing with BPPV Vertigo
« on: January 12, 2019, 03:29:04 AM »
i'm glad the Epley maneuver worked for you guys, and know it works for many, but for me (and others i've read about) it can make it much worse. i have no idea why this is so, but it's just a warning to anyone who might experience vertigo in the future. try it once and if it makes you worse, don't try it again. a set back dealing with vertigo can last for weeks, months, etc.
Me too, I went to a specialist, wore the goggles, took the tests and then they eventually performed a number of specific Epley maneuvers on me.  Made me worse for a little then settled down into the same level of vertigo I had before.  Only rehydrating myself to the extreme, as I mentioned above, cured me. 

General Discussion / Re: SUP Surfing with BPPV Vertigo
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:24:37 PM »
My simple cure: I had terrible trouble with BPPV, so much that I couldn't surf, a few years ago and was able to cure mine.  I struggled with it for months and then stumbled on my cure by reading about it online, and it was stupidly simple.   I'm not saying this will work on anyone else, but I found my vertigo was related to letting myself get dehydrated.   I started drinking lots of water and it totally went away.  Now a few years later, when I start to get another attack, I drink lots of water repeatedly for a few days and the vertigo goes away. 

Try it.  What have you got to lose?

Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Busted! (heel)
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:37:07 AM »
Almost all of my paddling friends had their most serious injuries while on their mountain bikes. 

Ugh, I hate hearing that.  Mountain biking is my main gig now living 3 hours from the ocean.  I hope riding slowly and really carefully will mitigate some of that danger. 

General Discussion / Re: Keahi de Aboitiz - Cloudbreak video
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:55:07 PM »
That's some of the best SUP tube riding I have ever seen.

General Discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:29:34 PM »
What is your location, Crusinby?  I have a really nice e-bike that I no longer have use for here in North Carolina.  I might let it go fairly reasonably. 

General Discussion / Re: I guess I'm late to the party
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:34:17 PM »
Nice photo, Scallop.  I love glassy, clean, little surf. 

Foil SUP / Re: Would these waves at Wrightsville beach be good to foil?
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:07:51 PM »
Very helpful, DW.  Thanks much.

Foil SUP / Re: Would these waves at Wrightsville beach be good to foil?
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:49:34 AM »
Thanks for that RTG.  I'm going nuts this far from the ocean, but my wife is happy now, so life is better.  Thank God for the excellent mountain biking around here, doing that daily and I think I'll start doing some paddling distance on some of the local lakes.  My 9'8 Element glides pretty well.

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