Out land paddling at lunch with a carbon BraapStik and ZenXTen's new big-wheel board when a newspaper photographer happened to catch me in action. Wondering what the heck I was doing, she stopped me, asked what I called this activity, and promptly put my photo on the front page of our Fort Wayne paper! Land … Continue reading Land Paddling Hits the Big Time
Whether racing or cruising, be prepared to dominate the pack in 2020! The S18S and S18R have the same hull, just different decks for different preferences. An enlarged cockpit on the S18R makes this a far easier sit-inside kayak to enter and exit than probably anything in its class; no more imitating a pretzel just … Continue reading Happy New Year from River Bear Racing!
Here's a classic kayak that can run competitively in USCA Sea Kayak class, serve as a great fitness kayak, or get loaded up with gear for some distance touring! Low resistance and good stability make for a great paddling kayak, and at a really good price. This fiberglass Epic 18 Endurance is also a fun … Continue reading Epic 18 Endurance
With daylight hours rapidly receding, it's hard to say how many more lake outings we'll get, but you couldn't have chosen a nicer evening to cap off the season. Comfortably warm temps, a pretty sky, nice waters, and (later) a beautiful sunset! Far more special than the paddle conditions were the paddlers present. It was … Continue reading Sylvan Lake 10.1.2019
Roger Crisp and his classic '73 Volvo P1800 Conditions for our final race of the season were looking rather marginal this morning, as many of us made our way to the South Bend area under gloomy, rain-filled skies. Two of our racers (Matt Meersman & Ted Beatty) were even crazy enough to strike out on … Continue reading South Bend Race 9.21.19