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
Clear comfortable weather, a light breeze, a start that resembled herding cats, and race course confusion - at least for the noon races. Such was the character of the just revived Bridge-to-Bridge race. And it was a lot of fun! Two couples faced off for the morning C2 races, with the Gilman gang edging out … Continue reading Bridge to Bridge Race 8.24.19
We just got in stock a matching pair of used yellow/white Stellar S14 kayaks in Advantage layup, with all the gear! Each boat comes with a like-new boat cover, a cockpit cover, a spray skirt, two back bands (low and high), and a Stellar low-angle carbon touring paddle (with a nice paddle bag) - in … Continue reading Two used Stellar S14 Kayaks now at River Bear Racing!
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
Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest - informally known as the Fish Lake Race - presents a venue like no other. There's a story that the band played while the Titanic sank, but I doubt they were playing classic rock, like the band at Fish Lake. And no one sank in this event (other than my … Continue reading Fish Lake Paddlefest Race 7.27.19