Wildcat Creek Race, Lafayette, IN 6.8.19

Wildcat Creek plays no favorites - a fact born out in the rather frequent swapping of fortunes and misfortunes in Saturday’s race on the Wildcat.  Were Wildcat Creek the Dread Pirate Roberts, it would legitimately say “I’m no one to be trifled with!”  But trifle with it we did... Running fast and high, Wildcat Creek … Continue reading Wildcat Creek Race, Lafayette, IN 6.8.19

Fort Wayne Kayaking: Golden Lake 5.21.19

In spite of cool temps and a brisk wind, we lost less than two paddlers last night, an attrition rate Jay deemed “acceptable”.  Our band of paddlers consisted of a mix of old, new, and “occasional”: Jay, Dan, Steve, Steve, Steve (seems to be a theme here), Mike, and John completed the “regulars” list, while … Continue reading Fort Wayne Kayaking: Golden Lake 5.21.19

Fort Wayne Kayaking: Tri-Lakes 5.14.19

Not long after setting out, fierce winds and waves - driven by a cold, northeastern wind - wreaked havoc up on the band of kayakers.  Fortunately, that wasn't our group; we enjoyed near perfect weather - at least if you prefer benign conditions.  Jeff and I had to pursue a pontoon boat or two just … Continue reading Fort Wayne Kayaking: Tri-Lakes 5.14.19

Fort Wayne Kayaking: Marsh Lake 4.30.19

Keith killed our “kayaker’s luck”, but the evening wasn’t a total waste.  Six intrepid paddlers showed up to battle the wind, waves, rain, Grizzly bears, or whatever else nature threw at us.  Thankfully the Grizzly’s never showed, but we did start with a light sprinkle and 45 or so degree weather.  No big deal; we’re … Continue reading Fort Wayne Kayaking: Marsh Lake 4.30.19

Tippicanoe Race May 11, 2019

If at first you don't succeed, try again.  And so we did, and this time success embraced our efforts to ignite the paddle racing season!  Terry set up his usual excellent race on the Tippecanoe, although he did lack his usual donuts.  I blame that on the expense of his new truck.  But on the … Continue reading Tippicanoe Race May 11, 2019