RGSA Web Site: http://rgsa.info  

Guads President's Day W/E

Rio Grande Soaring Association Forum

Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby Nate » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:35 am

It was very fun. More importantly for me, the vastness and remoteness of the Guadalupes recalibrates my soul. Snow, elk, flying, it was a full value weekend.

I will add more video. Unfortunately, that was my first go at the 360 camera so NOW I know the setting to keep it from turning off after 10 minutes. I do have video from my normal Gopro on my downtube. Including my new downtube :srofl:

This flight, https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonar ... ht/2485034 was probably my best of the weekend. I had never been to the south end of the Rim though I have often seen gliders venture that way. The crinkles on the ridge always kept me at a distance. It was nice to make it down there, but look at that track, notice I got to 9700ft flying straight into the valley. Help me out here, is that wave lift off the Brokeoffs? Streeted lift?

More video and tracks to follow. I have to travel for work again this week.

Thank you Robin. A lot of my great flying would never have happened without people like you and Chuck. Thank you for the culture of safety and reminding me not to rush.

Nate
User avatar
Nate
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:49 am

Great Flight Nate!!!      :thumbup:

Nates_Flight.png
Nates_Flight.png (303.29 KiB) Viewed 1784 times


Nate wrote:Thank you Robin. A lot of my great flying would never have happened without people like you and Chuck. Thank you for the culture of safety and reminding me not to rush.


Salute to Robin, Chuck, and the RGSA!

:salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org
View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
User avatar
Bob Kuczewski
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 7081
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby Nate » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:13 am

It is that time again!

I will not make it this year. A lot of factors conspiring against me this year. Weather just part of it. It is a great place to camp and take in +100 mile sunsets.

On the note of WX, today and Thursday look like the best days of the week. Sat and Sun look frosty. Sunday looks like snow.

Have fun! I am planning on a Guads trip in late March or April (can you say XC).
User avatar
Nate
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby RobinHastings » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:45 pm

Hi, Nate. I am in agreement with you this year. The Presidents Day weekend weather is not looking good. Tony Conger, Chris Chaney, et. al., would like to try for sometime in March or April if the weather is cooperative then. Keep in touch about it! Freezing while the wind howls is just not that much fun...
-Robin
User avatar
RobinHastings
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 967
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:22 am

Re: Guads President's Day W/E

Postby Nate » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:30 am

I'm going to miss seeing all of y'all but the upside is hopefully I'll see y'all next month or into April.
User avatar
Nate
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Previous

Return to Rio Grande Soaring Association

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron