Bridge to Bridge Race, Bristol, IN 8.29.2020

Brent must have behaved himself extra well, because the Almighty blessed us with an almost incomparably excellent day for racing.  Temps were in the low 70's, the air was drier, and the skies were deep blue with enough puffy white clouds to keep the direct sun at bay. A nice breeze (which could also work … Continue reading Bridge to Bridge Race, Bristol, IN 8.29.2020

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

Fort Wayne Race, IN 6.20.2020

Paul Kane takes the finish with Deb Kanost while Bill Kanost looks on. It finally happened: paddle racing resumed in Indiana!  Many thanks to Lori Schaffer for hosting the Fort Wayne Canoe & Kayak Races today.  You could tell our Indiana (and a few Ohio) paddlers were hungry to get back on the water; we … Continue reading Fort Wayne Race, IN 6.20.2020