Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
new years day kiting
Started the new year by walking my driveway with the paramotor on my back this morning. My instructor suggested that I do this a couple times a day to get used to it and train some unused muscles. Just had to break the paraglider out of the bag this afternoon. Very light wind and I didn't have it hooked to the harness so there was no chance of getting dragged by a gust. Pretty amazing how much lift this thing has even in the slightest breeze. Keeping it stable in the air is not as easy as it looked in all the videos I have watched. Getting the hang of this is the secret to successful launches. 48,63,30,0,C,0
2013 was a very good year for rain at The Field Lab. Grand total for last year was 11.81" - the most I have seen in a year since moving here.