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Old 07-20-2016   #11
Horserump, Colorado
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Young punks in potato boats. Pull out a Dancer and go run it.

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Old 07-20-2016   #12
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Ah, the good ole days... when running the big south meant something other than a cracked boat and a sore back.

Lots of the "ole" big south crew have moved out of state, dropped out, or have new hobbies, like work, kids, pokemon.

The new crew is coming in... but just not as fast as the old crew got the hell out of dodge. Apparently there are places in the US where the paddling is year round!

But back to the more important topic... shit has really gone to hell in a handbasket since Bank left his position of "year round gore master" unmanned. The loss to the community is devastating. I actually have to work to find paddling partners for gore nowadays.

Fear not though... last run on blackrock I did this season, there was a pile of whippersnappers with boofs that were a fresh as a new spring flower (aka weak). Those lads will be getting crushed on the big south in no time. As long as those kids can help you with your walker on the hike in on corral creek trail, you could be running the big south for another 40 years.

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Old 07-21-2016   #13
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Speaking of nostalgia, I sure miss Scott going on extended rants about how much he hates Colorado boaters. Those were the salad days.

Riley was exploring all kinds of city drainage ditches during the flood 3 years ago. I assume that's what Paul was referring to when we was talking about young guns getting after it.

I'd like to rip on John, but those Durangotang beaters are the only ones I can get to go on any decent paddling trip anymore. When they're not fixing their fence, all the Front Rangers can't seem to peel themselves more than 5 miles away from the nearest microbrewery and dinner party. Oh shit, I think I'm describing myself now.
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Old 07-21-2016   #14
Lakewood, Colorado
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I know of several front range paddlers who are just stepping up to runs such as the Big South, OBJ, etc. Give them a couple more years and they will be firing up all the other goods. There's definitely some young and aspiring crews who are about to be the "new" faces and names at gore in the fall.

As for young guns, what about Trent McCrerey and the Torryd Crew? How old is he like 18-19? I believe he beat all you old timers at the black rock race this year and they just joined the pyranha team. Don't forget that Dane Jackson is only 23 and he's been pretty much unstoppable recently. If that isn't fresh young talent then what is? Yea I know you can't always use the pros as examples, but its not like there aren't young guys coming in taking the spotlight from the old names.
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Old 07-21-2016   #15
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Ah, the last major push in CO Creek exploration, Riley knocking off half a dozen first d's in a day in South Boulder no less. That was epic.

Hey Hippie, yinz wantz toz paddlez Bailey?
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Old 07-21-2016   #16
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I'm one of the young guns, have been a long time now
"shut up and paddle, and paddle like you mean it for once"

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Old 07-21-2016   #17
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There was a little bit of action up there this year. Lucas Glick on double trouble from the right at a good flow.
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We need to bring the christian cook run it til you swim it on double trouble to life, that would bring back some fire

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