I took a trip an hour north of my sweet spot and met some really freaking nice guys. They saw me kite and I think they appreciated my kite skills and ability to stay out of their way, but maybe less of my board skills so far
Below is a picture of the kite launch...holy shit was is tight to say the least...Cars are going 60mph less than 30 meters away....I drifted launched but, when I went to end the session it was blowing enough so I decided to land assisted, which I would have rather ejected the QR from well out in the water and pulled in the single line and handled it all myself....
I am very confident in my light wind and heavier wind kite skills now, but as I was driving back from this location I am still thinking about how to handle my next visit there. I am excellent at drift launching and self landing and I think I would go back there if I handled my own launch and landing b/c of the proximity of that road
.......thoughts? would you all launch that close to a road?