Originally Posted by DanOrion
Is that a flat reservoir in your avatar? Do you actually get on rivers, or just drive around boulder in a subaru with a brand new wavesport on the roof?
Yes, it is a flat reservoir in the background of my avatar. My girlfriend shot the pic of me the day I bought me p52. I was going to practice my roll, and some flat water stuff since I hadn't been in a kayak in like 4 months. I wasn't about to go run anything in a new boat without at least getting comfortable in it.
Yes I drive a Subaru, but my boat hangs out in the back. Sorry I'm not comfortable running bigger stuff yet, but I've only been paddling for about a year and a half. Mostly on class II, and easy III. I just got my new boat, and I'm still getting used to it. So I've only been out to Boulder Creek once.
We all have to work our way up the food chain, and I know I'm no expert. All I was trying to say is that 90% of the tubers I ran into (literally and figuratively) were very nice and laid back. I was running IN TOWN, not in the canyon. The tards in the canyon are in fact tards. I know I don't belong in there in my kayak, and I wish they understood they don't belong there in their tubes. I'd have to guess though that the majority of tubers are afraid to go up there as I heard many talking about how afraid they were to even run through town. Just like there are some idiots getting themselves in trouble in kayaks there are idiots doing it in tubes.
I guess I'm just not as jaded about the tubers as I'm just happy to see people out having fun. I just moved to Boulder this winter, and back east you'd never be able to tube or even kayak in most places. So sorry if I'm just happy to see people out enjoying the creek.
Moral of the story is there is a small percentage of jackass tubers, rafters, kayakers everywhere. I'm just glad I haven't seen anyone asking to set up a Nude Boulder Creek Tube Trip.