Monday, April 14, 2008

South West Sea Kayaking Guide book

Dartmouth to Totnes ferry.

Over the weekend we (A.S Watersports) hosted the launch of the South West Sea Kayaking Guide book. This is the first guide book to the S.W peninsular, eagerly awaited and worth the wait. We took delivery of the book on Thursday and launched it complete with a fanfare and unvailing at the shop. Demos from the the U.K and world leading sea kayak manufacturers were enjoyed and a good social had by all. A presentation and ale appreciation was had at the Devons most southerly pub and a paddle from Totnes to Dartmouth on Sunday. Over 30 kayaks on the water made for a very colourful prossecion. I paddled the Lettmann "Streamliner" and coverd twice as much ground than any one else because i got bored waiting for them all.

Sea kayaks of all types at The Ferryman, Dittisham, Dart estuary.

The man like Bewsey, the boss, the crazy and wage payer. Mitch.

Yup thats the one, Streamliner, a very quick touring boat and the thing thats keeping my shoulder together. Although we were with the tide i clocked 8 knots. The speed limit on the Dart estuary is 4-6. A nice day but sea kayaking is still not for me. The ocean is for surfing, boat or board.

The search

Cox Tor.

Hmmm, grey gloomy and quite high...? It must be Dartmoor. The South West's very own mountainous region.
In the never ending quest for natural down hill tracks Tom and I once again headed out to the hilliest area we know of. We also had a suspicion that the recent Dirt mag had taken some photos near Merrivale quarry, but now we are not sure.
so we fond ourselves at the top of Cox Tor, 442 mtrs above sea level, surely some free ride fun to be had? After mucking about at the top trying to find some lines amongst the debris we headed down the hill, 90 seconds (if that) and some wet slidy grass bumps we were back at the van looking for moor. Moor, geddit?
Rocks, steep hills and sunshine. But still not the perfect combo.

One the way out from our tryed and tested rocky run from Nuns Cross to Burrator reservoir we spied this short but sweet piece of single track. The search continues........

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Rider Run Company

Ok you lot,

3bsports want to tell you about RRC, Rider Run Company.

RRC are just that, a rider run company, bringing you some real nice biking stuff.
They are the UK Distributors for Samoon street and dirt bike frames (super smooth and stylee), MDE bikes from Italy (Italian style and quality), Vandal clothing from the UK (wicked designs) , Shui "going with the flow" life style apparel from the US, Sikspak, hardcore moto influenced clothing also from the US, Rouge riding jersys, gloves and shorts. They also have exclusive UK distribution for Fuel gloves.
Check out their site, and order some stuff. Job done. (new full site coming soon)