Kank-Pursuit Race Practice 8.1.2020

Apparently the influence of washing and waxing my car on the weather only applies to a radius extending roughly to Plymouth, IN.  Having done so on Friday, I woke up to a persistent rain Saturday morning as I prepared to make the journey to the far side of the state, looking forward to experiencing the … Continue reading Kank-Pursuit Race Practice 8.1.2020

Three Rivers Race, Fort Wayne 7.18.2020

Leo Boat Launch, Leo, IN Leo Boat Launch, Leo, IN Start near the Leo Bridge, Leo, IN Saturday turned out to be an excellent race day: not a single instance of frost bite evidenced itself, and everyone experienced a through and complete pore cleansing.  18 intrepid souls made the decision to challenge themselves against the … Continue reading Three Rivers Race, Fort Wayne 7.18.2020

Wabash River Race 7.11.2020

Wabash River Race 7.11.2020 The view is better from the back... There's an old saying that goes "never bring a knife to a gun fight."  I suppose I could adapt that saying to canoe racing with an adage of my own "never bring an ocean boat to a shallow water race."  That's not to say … Continue reading Wabash River Race 7.11.2020

Golden Lake 6.30.2020

Golden Lake proved to be a "golden" paddle this evening.  Although we missed a few regulars, we still had a considerable turnout. I suspect more than one person was just happy to see some other souls after spending too much time sequestered at home. Canoeists increased their representation to 4 on this paddle: Tadd, Steve … Continue reading Golden Lake 6.30.2020

Hoosier Regatta Race, IN 6.27.2020

The 57th running of the Hoosier Regatta has now passed into history, and what a run it was.  George Tinsley was in prime form, even calling down some "paddler refreshment" from the heavens to help prevent heat stroke and sunburn.  In fact, for the entire race - all 12 or so miles of it!  Lesser … Continue reading Hoosier Regatta Race, IN 6.27.2020