Kite Flying on March 26, 2006

Photos of the North Ranch Mountain Bikers of Ventura County. Click on an image to see it full size.

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This is Fireworks Hill behind Randy's apartment, where will soon be flying kites - a nice, windy (we hope!) flat plateau
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Graham helps Patti assemble her kite at Randy's apartment
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Jim's clown fish kite goes for lunch!
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Randy helps Mary assemble her kite
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Graham is still working on Patti's aeroplane kite!
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Randy helps Jim tame the clown fish!
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Mary watches Fred get his kite into the air
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she's just going to kick back and relax!
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Graham is still trying to figure out which string is which on his two-string parafoil!
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Randy unpacks the mighty Kahuna ...
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... and puts all that lawn sprinkler piping into place!
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Graham finally gets his kite into the air!
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Pete and Mary are still kicking back!
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while Jim is still calculating wind speed!
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the clown fish is finally airborne as Brett helps Graham get his kite up again!
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two strings is just too complicated!
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Patti and Tania are firmly grounded
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a line of kite fliers - it's tough keeping all those strings separated!
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a bevy of kites!
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Isabelle goes to ground for this shot of Randy and Tania
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Brett and Miyuki are having problems with just one string!
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Graham finally has the hang of those two strings!
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running rings around the Big Kahuna!
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oops, the parafoil loses air!
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Miyuki and Brett finally get the string sorted out - but a transparent kite is hard to see in the air!
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hmm, horizontal kite strings - I think this means another crash!
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Fred will do anything for that artistic shot!
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Bob just came here to eat!
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Randy readies his tiny two-stringer
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meanwhile Bob has a go with the bigger two-string parafoil
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the Stylus P2 85 feet up - so fast it's hard to frame!
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Bob likes the wide-arm stance
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he had fewer crashes than Graham!

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