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Old Oct 17, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Aw you're not going to believe this ... Alex, Andrew P ... not sure who else .... made the trip down to Tekapo early today, picked up, packed up and fuelled up Nick's 4WD in Fairlie and drove down to Tekapo, only to find that the farmer says the lambing season has started and they're not allowed into the paddock so it's no access to the ridge!!! That's all the details I have but man they must be gutted!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Not cool.... Long way to go , hope they can find somewhere else to fly today.

I guess they don't have his phone number.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:30 PM
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They do have it, but I think he's normally so easy going you just pop in on the way thru, so Alex probably thought it a low priority. Pretty sure they'll always ring the night before in future!

Not sure where they'll fly today if anywhere but they reckon it's a good forecast for Wainui tomorrow. I'm worried about Alex using up too many leave days before the DS Week in December.
Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Yes total Fubar on my part! Feel sh*t about it really.

Need to send the farmer a nice apology email.

If he hadn't have caught us just in time, we could have unsettled the ewes, meaning they leave their lambs, the ewes are dumb and don't always come back. Each lamb is worth upwards of $120! would could have cost him a few grand!
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:11 AM
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Also seems I don't have the forecast sussed yet. Was never the right direction today going by Mt John

Hmm square 1...
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Bad luck about today Alex- being skunked sucks!
I was thinking about the alpine weather factor the other day and we have the same issue with mount hotham. The forecast is very flukey and because its so far to go we've never had a day trip there. Last year we stayed up there for a long weekend and got one unreal day of ds but could have easily had none. Its the risk you take hey!
Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Yes I think for the DS fest, we may try spend 3 or so days there. That way you will get a good day.

Some fantastic DS days have gone by this week. But had no way of knowing prior about them.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 07:36 PM
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50mph WNW at Tekapo today =(
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 10:21 PM
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That's some nice wind right there...... Bummer a week late..
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 10:36 PM
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62mph

Easy 70mph up at the ridge
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 11:23 PM
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OUCH......that's big..
Take not of the last few day on the charts..
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:35 AM
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Check the days readings! A lot of time over 60mph at Mt John, and that is about half the height of the ridge we fly! Would have been good 70+mph times periods up there
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:07 PM
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There were times over 35m/s last night, thats over 80mph!!!!
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:11 PM
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There were times over 35m/s last night, thats over 80mph!!!!
...... That's what you need.... but in the day time.
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