Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pasadena Archery is Today!

Since our monthly gathering got rained out last Sunday, we are meeting today. It did pour last night, so it's going to be muddy.  Tom Mills says the sun is out and come on down. So as soon as I eat some oatmeal and pack up my arrows, we'll be heading to the range. It's likely to be a slow turn-out being the day after Christmas and all, but we don't need a big group, just an enthusiastic one.  See you out there.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rained Out in Pasadena CA

If you live in S. CA you'll know it's been raining raccoons and hedgehogs. So no archery meeting for us today.  But 2 of our archery friends are coming over tomorrow I think. That is if they don't need to come in a kayak.  The weather says even more rain is heading right for us.
The meeting is postponed until next Sunday as far as I know, but I doubt many will come the day after Christmas. They may have family obligations.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Next Gathering is This Sunday 12/19/2010

It's not only our next gathering, it's our last gathering this year. So come wring the last ounce of goodness out of 2010 by learning to make a wooden bow or arrows with us out at the Pasadena Arroyo.

And if you can't make it out there, here's a post on using epoxy to glue on your own arrow tips so you can make new arrows, or fix broken tips. Greenman Archery: Gluing Arrow Tips with Epoxy. 
Unless you are one of those perfect archers that never breaks off a tip.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

How to Add Arrow Points With Epoxy by Guy Taylor

Useful for making wood arrows and fixing wood arrows. You might want to follow his youtube stream.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Santiago Archery Range

Guy and I made it out to the range in Santa Ana (Santiago) to shoot some arrows. Only I was shooting arrows and he was schmoozing. Then it got dark. He never got to shoot a single arrow. There were about a dozen people there. One guy named Frank was a great storyteller. Too great maybe because I'm still spooked out about the supposedly true story of a man in the country who would skin tourists and make tools out of their bones, and another story about an assassin whose weapon of choice was a knitting needle. Shudders. Glad it wasn't dark and we weren't camping.

That target they have is rather odd.  One archer said it's made out of old carpeting and then painted.  If I hit the target near the center, my arrows would just bounce off.  Maybe that's why the other people were shooting at balloons.

I just found this article about the park. The author doesn't say much about the archery range but it's obvious he wants to change the park so it's more suited to families. So if you are so inclined he lists information for any of you archers to speak up and say you don't want the archery range mucked with. And archery is a family sport even if the author, who is apparently Latino, sees no use for it. He makes one comment about the Lawn Bowling only being used by elderly white people. The comments are priceless.