Downriver Race Series
With all the Green Race hysteria going on over on BT, and all the shit talking going on here, I figured lets combine the two. A similar thread started on BT, but they can't seem to grasp that the country continues west of the Ohio River and north of the Mason Dixon line.
If a national, or even western, downriver racing tour existed, where would the events be and what is the appropriate level of difficulty?
My opinion is that competitive kayaking would be a whole lot cooler if a class V racing tour existed, and rodeo was just a sideshow. Potential stops: Little White/Green Truss, OBJ, Poudre Narrows, NF Payette, Green Narrows, Bottom Moose, something in Cali (Cherry Creek run?), Great Falls of the Potomac, Russel Fork, Gauely?, Big Timber.
Races exist or have existed on all of these stretches. They have diverse enough flows to allow for a tour to span from spring to fall. Collectively, these runs define American Class V, and would help to ensure that locals can't dominate the whole series. Some of runs mentioned above would be short courses, some long, some in between.
Any thoughts, or are we just gonna call out swimmers and portagers on Big T for the rest of the winter?