Congratulations to a couple of outstanding athletes and Stellar paddlers on their wins in the Michigan M-22 Triadventure Race! Ryan DeCook won 1st overall and set a new course record, while Mike Von Wihl won 1st in the Men's 50-54 age bracket and 11th overall; that was against 920 competitors! Both men used Stellar SEI's originally … Continue reading Stellar Paddlers win at the M-22!
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
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
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
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