ponedeljek, 30. april 2012

Greifenburg

That was a long ride to Greifenburg:) I finished work at 6 in Nova Gorica and came to the camp site in Tolmin to pick up some stuff. So many people there as there is paragliding comp running. The bad forecast for Sunday was calling for a stay in Tolmin as there it was flyable. I did a evening flight with Regina the day after and then decided to leave for Greifenburg.
Today it looked like there is a slight chance of the task so I did not wanted to gamble again like I did for Bassano and lost it. I spent the night on the hard floor of the car as I seat on the camelback and got the pillow and sleeping bag all wet :) Hard life.... :) We went up in the morning, Corinna kindly offered me a place in the car to the take-off. Overcast sky did not look that we will get any of the flying but in the end the task was set to 50 km and also cancelled after an hour of cold waiting. We flew then and could make the task but with a decent shower in between so there was an safety issue to it. Tomorrow looks good for a start of the race. Looking forward to it. Here is a picture of Corinna new Litespeed Rx that is available for test flights here if any one would like to test fly it. Looks good!

četrtek, 12. april 2012

Bassano is over, with out me

This was a tight gamble at home, looking at weather forecasts and web cams every morning.
Well, Thursday web cam was wrong and so they got a small task. I was driving down to work when I saw that Live tracking went on so my ride was quite dangerous after that.. Loosing one day meant that I lost the good result already but I could go down to have some fun flight but weather did not cooperated. Last day they flew the most usual task you can get in Bassano and got their race under the roof. My mistake, but in the end I am happy that I was not there in the caravan for 5 days in mud and cold loosing more then getting from this two days. A dry and decently warm place with 4 walls there would made me go there :) So as I had big scars from no flying I had to solve it somehow and so I went to Tolmin in search of snow mountain peaks (There is most of the snow there now in all winter). Nice flying, strong... But, north wind did not let me taste the peaks so I had to be satisfied with far view to the mountains. At least I flew in Tolmin after a long time.

nedelja, 01. april 2012

Bassano ?

Just as I thought, whole winter we where flying all the time and now when it comes to Bassano it is turning around. Big question on what to do, I really don´t want to spend time just siting in the rain in Bassano while work is waiting for me at home. We will see.


Here is a picture from landing on Friday, thought it is one to share