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  • go on Rho s mountain bike and try to cycle along side her for some of her more flat running We chose a quiet off road track between Blairgowrie and Dunkeld I cycled just behind Rho for a bit and then when she went off to hit the hills I decided to have a go on my own Going very slowly and only being able to see the ground immediately in front of my front wheel I set off I travelled a round route of around 4 miles Apart from riding into 2 gates hitting several rocks and falling off into a few ditches all went well Hang on a minute it didn t go well it was truly awesome I was on a bike on my own and having a ball I hadn t done this since I was a wee boy and now I was hooked However as the Hebridean Challenge was only a few months away I decided to hold the mountain biking off until after the competition I couldn t afford to take time off for injuries Little did I know about the upcoming cracked ribs swollen knee and appendicitis all without mountain biking In August after completing the Hebridean Challenge I started back at the mountain biking covering the same track I had ridden earlier in the year Going by memory I managed to stop before hitting the gates but still came off a few times Not to worry Colin from our Heb Challenge team invited Rhona and I out for a mountain bike ride I was a bit reluctant to start off with as I know I go pretty slow and for most people my bike trip would be very boring Anyway I went for it and had a great time There were a few occasions when Colin suggested I should get off the bike and walk with it but of course I knew better Then once I had climbed out of the ditch pulling heather from where you don t want heather and picked my bike up I decided it was probably a good idea to walk with the bike Since then I have bought myself a mountain bike with front suspension which is definitely needed for when I hit gates trees rocks etc I have had an awesome time and on some stretches of track I can pick up the speed and feel the wind in my helmet Before people start shouting about being a danger on a bike I only open up when I have friends in front of me telling me if people are coming and where to go Whilst snowboarding in New Zealand the local Ski Patrol issued me with a vest to wear on the outside of my clothing with BLIND SKIER printed on it I am now thinking about getting one to wear whilst on the bike but not sure exactly what to put on it BLIND DANGEROUS seems to be a popular suggestion amongst my friends

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/Mountain_Biking/xsid/33 (2016-02-10)
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  • Kayaking 1 Sea Kayaking 2 Skatewing Skimboarding Skydiving tandem Snorkeling Western Australia Snowboarding Speed Riding tandem Sphere ing Stunt Plane 2002 Stunt Plane 2011 SUP Caledonian Canal aka Great Glen SUP Kerrera SUP Loch Awe 2015 SUP Loch Tay SOLO SUP Scilly to Sennen SUP UK s Highest SUP Club SUP Blog Swimming Corryvreckan Gulf Swimming English Channel Swimming Forth River 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2013 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb Mountainboarding aka All Terrain Boarding ATB A mountainboard is a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard They look like snowboards with giant wheels Mountainboards are also known as All Terrain Boards ATBs They were initially designed to go down grassy slopes but are now used on all kinds of terrains and are widely used with power kites The sport has been going in the UK since around 1996 but only really took off in around 2000 A lot of people use their boards to ride down grassy hills sometimes jumping over rocks and ramps But I have also used mine on snow and sand When the wind is strong enough a few of us use our boards with power kites and can be found doing ridiculous speeds along our local beaches Once you have got your gear this sport is fairly cheap A good board can cost anywhere between 100 and 400 It depends on what you intend to use your board for ie freestyle kite boarding etc You also need to get yourself a set of elbow knee pads and a helmet for protection Wrist guards

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/Mountainboarding/xsid/34 (2016-02-10)
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  • and fly safely to the valley floor below using the thermals to carry you This should not be confused with BASE jumping BASE jumpers leap off mountains bridges etc and travel downwards only Whereas paraglider pilots have the option to rise or fall using the thermals It is not unusual for an experienced paraglider pilot to travel over distances of 40 km before landing The world record is over 100 km Early in the summer of 2000 I got in touch with the South West Paragliding School based on Dartmoor The owner is a really enthusiastic guy called Innes Powell He is one of the UK s top paraglider pilots and has represented his country at international level His company offer taster days at which you can go along and have a go at flying a paraglider This is a great way to find out if this is the sport for you When I first spoke to Innes he was a little concerned about my lack of sight and said that I may not be able to do my own flying but to come along and have a go If it was not feasable he would take me on a tandem flight Rhona then my fiance and now my wife also wanted to have a go so we booked up and went along to see what would we could do On meeting Innes we knew that we were in good hands He was full of positive ideas and said that we could take the training slowly and gauge it as we went along The training is broken down into several steps First we would learn to fly the gliders at a couple of metres off the ground and work our way up to the big flight We decided to see

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/Paragliding/xsid/35 (2016-02-10)
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  • Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb Power Kiting When I was a wee boy my father gave me a wee kite I can t remember what it looked like because it never left the bag it came in Now I am a big boy I have a big one Ooo er missus These days they call them Power Kites There is a very good reason for this name With a good size kite some wind and a little bit of skill these kites can take you all over the place Kites normally have a rather relaxed and tame reputation I am not taking it away from those who are enthusiastic towards stunt kites or even just flying a kite for pleasure but as you will have noticed from this site there has to be an edge to it if I am going to get involved Not only do power kites come in different sizes but they can also be used for all sorts of different sports These sports include mountainboarding kite buggying and even kite surfing I don t know enough about power kites to be able to advise you on which kite is suitable to use for which sport but you can get more info from the guys at surf wax There is a link to them at the bottom of this page The kite I use is 3 3 metres across This is quite a small kite by today s standards But it is as big as I need for the moment This kite has been big enough to lift a friend of mine who weighs over 100 kg off of the ground That takes some power Sorry Jason We do most of our power kiting on local beaches

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/Power_Kiting/xsid/36 (2016-02-10)
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  • Anyway the day went something like this We arrived at the centre got kitted out and were introduced to our quads We were given a quick run down on how to operate them and were then sent on our merry way It was at this point that I realised I would need to follow someone around the course otherwise I was going to get lost I picked on my mate Jason This guy is a giant of a man He stands at around 6ft 5in tall and weighed around 18st For some unknown reason he is known locally as Big J I ll let you work that one out So long as I rode my quad close behind him I shouldn t have any problems What I was unaware of was that Jason had done a lot of quad biking before and that he was the fastest rider there I was soon to discover this As soon as we were off Jason took the lead with me closely behind We were going so fast that I couldn t actually see anything else around me All I could see was the big man in front of me This was amazing Every now and then Jason would take off into the air and all I could do was follow Occasionally he would go down and disappear so I knew we were heading downhill I was so focused on Jason that I haven t got a clue what the area around me looked like All was going well until we went into the woods We must have been in there for about 10 seconds when I ran into my first problem I was still in behind Jason when he took a sharp right hand bend I didn t Bang Straight into a tree

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/Quad_Biking/xsid/37 (2016-02-10)
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  • Canal aka Great Glen SUP Kerrera SUP Loch Awe 2015 SUP Loch Tay SOLO SUP Scilly to Sennen SUP UK s Highest SUP Club SUP Blog Swimming Corryvreckan Gulf Swimming English Channel Swimming Forth River 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2013 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb River Bugs Perthshire Scotland Whilst travelling in New Zealand in 2001 I came across the very unusual activity of River Bugging Described as a cross between a white water raft and an armchair I decided this was a must do activity Unfortunately as I was there in the winter time the bugs were not running 2 years later I bought 10 river bugs and brought them to Scotland I ran them in conjunction with Nae Limits These were the first river bugs to come to the Northern Hemisphere The Bugs are the latest extreme sport to come out of New Zealand They have been in use there since 1999 and apart from New Zealand Scotland is the only other country at the time of writing this article in the world that the River Bugs are commercially available As most people know the Kiwis are not known for standing still when it comes to creating new extreme sports They have obviously been white water rafting and kayaking for some time but needed to find something else to do with all that white water That is where the River Bugs come into play The River Bug is a single person white water craft It only weighs around 7 Kilos and is very easy to manoeuvre with

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/River_Bugs/xsid/38 (2016-02-10)
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  • Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb Rover Boarding Blairgowrie Scotland Rover boarding What do you mean you ve never heard of Rover boarding No it is not a misspelling of riverboarding Rover boarding is just like water skiing but without the skis and a boat oh yes and without the water Our skis are an old sandboard our water is snow and our boat is a Land Rover Hence the Rover board Our friends from Surf Wax Jo and Nick recently came up to Scotland to see us It was the end of January so there was plenty of snow around They had brought a couple of power kites with them as well as an old sandboard The plan was to find a flat snow covered field and play with the toys Hopefully the wind would be strong enough to pull the boarder across the snow A bit like ATB kiting Unfortunately the wind was not really there We had a little bit but not enough to get some speed up Typical There had been a really good 30 kph wind the previous day So we needed to find something else to do At the moment the area where we live is a building site Very few of the houses are occupied so there is not much traffic on the roads Almost none at all We decided that most people would be in their houses by 8pm so this would be the time to go Rover boarding With a rope tied to the roof rack of our Land Rover we went out

    Original URL path: http://www.extremedreams.co.uk/index.php/Extremedreams/Rover_Boarding/xsid/39 (2016-02-10)
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  • Zorb Royal Marine Assault Course COMMANDO CHALLENGE Woodbury Common Devon Page 1 Page 2 The event has recently undergone a name change to The Commando Challenge This reflects the the huge contribution given by the Royal Marines of the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone The Marines manage and staff the course during the event and give much needed moral support to all participants on their way under over through occasionally around the obstacles These 2 photos above and below were taken on 14th September 2002 These 2 photos above and below were taken on 14th September 2002 This event is run twice a year for the public and can be a real challenge for some people This is one of the assault courses that potential Royal Marine Commandos have to complete so it is wise to have a good level of fitness before taking up this challenge This is a fund raising event for pre designated charities Participants are charged a modest entry fee and sponsor forms are available There are events in the Spring and Autumn I have only taken part in the latter so can only tell you about that one The 2 photos above and below are of my team in October 2000 The 2 photos above and below are of my team in October 2000 The challenge is to cover a distance of around 11 kilometres This entails a 5km assault course and a 6 km run home It is a little like adventure racing The assault course is made up mostly of tunnels with the odd chest deep muddy pool lots of running between each obstacle and more mud I suffer from Claustrophobia so decided that this could be the perfect cure The tunnels are all low and narrow and the only way to pass

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