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BobM last won the day on September 8 2017

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About BobM

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    I get more bruises on 8 wheels than I do on 3
  • Birthday 09/21/1961

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  1. Hello. newbie Q bout depower kites-

    I found the biggest hurdle to converting to depower was the need to wear a harness. With handles there was always a "let go of the handles" option when disaster struck. An 8M depower WILL LIFT YOU OFF THE GROUND. You need to learn not to fight the kite (as I tend to do with smaller kites) but to go-with-it a lot more. I still prefer setting everything up so that I am ready move (in the buggy) the moment I launch the kite. BobM
  2. NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    If we go to seven mile beach then these places are good to check out https://www.mtview.com.au/ further way from the beach, but a great park with a pool talltimbers.com.au always looks busy so it must be good coastalpalms.com.au if mtview is full, i like to stay here In desperation I'll stay at a motel in Nowra
  3. NSW and Canberra Buggy Meet

    No guarantees, but I am interested (I found out yesterday that an NBL game could be held in Canberra around Australia Day, so I have no doubt I'll be involved in that).
  4. What's everyone's go to kite in patchy light wind.

    Sounds like a plan. I know my weekends are filled up, up to and including the 16th of December. Maybe a weekend in January would be good. What are the tides like around then?
  5. That is really sad news, but I can recall a discussion a few years ago on the same topic. If you find out out which "road rule" was being violated, that could help. Remember kite-buggies are "toys" not "vehicles" and so the application of road rules on the beach is somewhat tenuous. BobM
  6. Hobby? What hobby?

    If ever you get the chance to watch a game, you should. Roller Derby has progressed from the 1970's when it was "entertainment" into an athletic sport. It is one of the few sports where you play offense and defence at the same time. It is usually played by women, but there is a Men's organisation and ,an even more fringe, mixed version of of the sport which is where the photo above comes from.
  7. Hobby? What hobby?

    Since you asked, this is my new favourite photo of my other obsession
  8. Harden 2018

    Sad that I missed you. I was there in the morning and left around lunch time. If you follow the event on Facebook, there seems to be a lot of feedback regarding traffic. I think the organizers were overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who showed up to this event. It was certainly the largest (people-wise) that I have been to. I decided not to fly any kites on the day as I am currently carrying a shoulder injury (due to doing a youngster's sport in an oldster's body) Cheers BobM
  9. WTS Libre Super Truck II

    Any photos?
  10. Harden 2018

    Was good to catch up with the three of you. I'll see you in Yeppoon :-)
  11. Re Peter Lynn

    Norman, I thought that by putting pressure on the brake lines in a fixed bridle will change 3) a bit (maybe not as much as a depower) BobM
  12. Harden 2018

    I'll have to check my diary. I know I have to be back in Canberra by 5pm. Be wary of using the buggy in the air field - there are many tyre destroying burrs that will give you three flat tyres before you get up to speed. The airstrip in the middle is fine and burr-free, but the wind needs to be in the right direction.
  13. Yeppoon 2019

    until
    Just the dates for Easter. Others are Coming Earlier and leaving later
  14. Yeppoon 2019

    Good Friday falls on the 19th of April. Chook is already booked in at Driftwood from March 28th until April 26th. Who else is making the trek? Don't forget to RSVP on the event to let everyone know you are coming along
  15. Yeppoon 2018

    I was thinking of spending a few days on the road (up the Pacific highway)arriving Monday the 15th and also leaving on the 26th and taking the Leichardt and Newell highways back to Canberra.
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