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by matthepp
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Tips for Ragnarok?
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: Tips for Ragnarok?

Hey Capt, Yeah, it's a BIG course! I think The limited number of finishers is by design to make the event pan out as "hardcore". They cut us mortals off at 5 hours. I think with another 2 hours and a buncha redbulls I could have limped in with 5 laps. The top guys like Gurke were out there going SO ...
by matthepp
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Tips for Ragnarok?
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: Tips for Ragnarok?

Ragnarok was a blast! Beautiful day on the Hardangervidda plateau with winds clocked up to 44 knots. Being a part of 350 kiters screaming off the start line towards the goat rodeo known as Gate 1 was unlike any kiting moment I've ever had. That place is the perfect kiting playground on a scale that ...
by matthepp
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Tips for Ragnarok?
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: Tips for Ragnarok?

Thanks gang. Hopping on the plane tomorrow, off to the great white north.
by matthepp
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 213
Views: 26456

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Mickey that look like an amazing spot, nice work! My afternoon work break today was a little more pedestrian but a lot of lit powered fun still.
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by matthepp
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Tips for Ragnarok?
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: Tips for Ragnarok?

One last plug for advice. Heading to Norway in 2 weeks! Any word about general snowpack? Wondering if I should take beacon-shovel-probe for pre-race day adventures?
by matthepp
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 213
Views: 26456

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Hey Anthony, how was the scouting mission yesterday? Ironton was really flukey. The warm temps and sun are starting to take a beating on the lower elevation snow conditions. No storms in the forecast at all.
by matthepp
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 213
Views: 26456

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Anthony We should have have a posse up there by noon. Forecast looks really good today. Stinking Parker already tracked it up yesterday on his 17m. Point forecasts are calling for gusts in the 90s tomorrow so git it now
by matthepp
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Winter Park Snowkiting spots
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Winter Park Snowkiting spots

Hey Mossy, I was just up there last weekend at the in-laws. I've kited NW winds right in town between WP and Frazer on the west side of the highway inside a XC loop. Snow is so-so currently. There is a lot of cool alpine topography unfortunately it's all heavily scoured. Lake Granby is probably the ...
by matthepp
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 213
Views: 26456

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Hey Gang, Winds look good this weekend both days for Lizard Head. Snow should be great! Light, sunny, warm Saturday and maybe a little rowdy Sunday. JR is rolling through. It would be fun to get a posse out there, maybe even a race. Who's in? I'll show up with kids, sleds, cooler, grill, hot dogs.
by matthepp
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions
Replies: 213
Views: 26456

Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Hey Zach, I would say that if you're staying at the Opus hut, you should already consider yourself lucky! Bring kites! Forecast is for south winds so there should be spots around to catch wind but it'll be mostly steep right near Bob's hut. Ophir Pass itself is a small area aligned east-west. We nor...

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