South Bend Race 9.21.19

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

Three Rivers Festival Race 7.20.19

The predictions were that we would all expire, victims of extreme heat, never to rise again.  Predictions are rarely accurate (though some may have felt like expiring by the end of the race).  Actually the day started out fairly pleasant - temps in the upper 70's in the morning.  At least pleasant for most of … Continue reading Three Rivers Festival Race 7.20.19

2019 Wabash River Race

There was no question about it: no one got cold at this year's Wabash River races!  Oh, it was pleasant enough on the drive over, with temps in the upper 60's, but that was just nature's way of deceiving you into making the drive with the anticipation of comfortable race conditions.  The sun had other … Continue reading 2019 Wabash River Race

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

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