Haha, yeah.. still haven't made over to the Green yet. It's funny that I haven't been there yet, because CW and several other legends have invited me and talked with my parents, but no dice. I've been racing a lot this winter and the time I've put into it has really been paying off, so I'm not terribly bummed. I'm pretty sure I'm going this summer though. Still planning on firing up the big three in my first few runs. Using the playboating aliby to go creeking instead would probably work, except I don't own a playboat anymore. Sold it to spend more time in the creek boat when there is rain, and so I've been spending quite a bit of my non-racing time creeking easier, IV-V stuff since my buddies that I paddled alot with in the past pretty much peak out there. I'm really wanting to step it up though, and CO has some nice stuff.
But hey, I'm in the last year till I can run what I want and when I want, so that's a real good thing. Gragtmans and I are going to start training for the Green race next summer after Junior Worlds when I have time again, so look out!
No promises yet, but if I nut up and race long boats like I'm used to, something surprising could happen.
Zach and Scott, I'd love to get together and paddle while I'm out there if we can work it out. Thing is, my family is going out to let me and my brother race at Wildwater Nationals and to let my brother have a shot at the Western Junior Team since he barely missed the cut here in the East. When I make a few runs on the course, I'm going to put my race boat up and not wear myself out too much till the race, so that spells creeking and chilling while everyone else is wearing themselves out.