Wow......another great one. Quite different however. Big surprise it all started at Gore in late March With Ken O. We got super lucky. The ice had all melted (I think Solomon and Hobie confirmed that for us) and the sun was hot. Brand new Rocker. What a different boat from the previous one. Kinda shaky,,,,,,,, new boat and first day of the season. Got down to tunnel. "hey I might walk this one".......Then, as I'm sitting in the eddy all I can hear is Jen saying "you know, if you think about about it, that's just a class three move" Enough said. Harry Ferry into eddy then into the slot. Great day Ken
Then there was the the low water royal gorge run. What a great crew. Mariah was WASTED!!! HAHAHAH.
Poudre Narrows....Beer at the takeout from the New Belgium guys "thank you" Rick...you were right. It actually takes me 45 minutes to get to the narrows and thats if I'm hauling ass.
LOG was sick. What a great time and what a huge effort on many fronts by many people.......
SSV. This was the bread and butter of my season. I wore this run out. Scott. Muchas Gracias. I have found my new favorite run. I am amazed how many quality drops are on this run and how few people have actually enjoyed them. Arn took me down the Upper?? SSV run. HIGH quality as well.
Then the O-hole was finally happening. I was dialing that thing in. so close to nailing my AIR loops. That's right bitches I said AIR LOOPS!! Then I broke my rib on Lower clear creek. That was ridiculous. I wish I could tell you all some spectacular story of how it happened but I think I should just drink more milk
6 weeks off "Bummer"
1st week back was Gore race weekend. Which I won. Thank you thank you. By the way way. Where the hell is my free Dagger Boat Hobie?? Doesn't the winner of the Gore race get a DAGGER??
More O-hole. Yep, when you all were asking if it was flowing I was in it playing. Much better than last year. When are we gonna get a gauge for that hole??
Then off to the Yough and Gauley
I'm the BIRD MAN I'm the F*ckin BIRD MAN.
I saw some ridiculous swims on the Yough. Yes, from the Colorado Crew. I won't name names........make some guesses and I may tell. I saw some even more ridiculous T-rescues. I also saw the love of kayaking illustrated in the form of a fiberglass pogie. Then I saw Pillow ROCK. You know there are a lot of pussies out there. A lot of people that talk big about how they're gonna splat pillow BLAH BLAH BLAH!
That's right byatches. I brought it home East coast style with a little Colorado attitude. SPLATTED THAT BYATCH!!! and a paddle twirl at the end.
Then, as always, I gotta keep it real. Gore to carry me into the ski season. Nice and windy, overcast, all the signs that things are winding down. No meat for me at Gore (Don't talk shit byatches) but Had the smoothest boof off the sneak right into the exit. Left of decision (as if there is any other route). Styled the pyrite BOOF. KABOOM!!
More boofs, more laughs, more talking people into buying a drysuit. then to TUNNEL.
FULL FRIGGIN CIRCLE
This time I was gonna end with the HARRY FERRY (just as it began)
"It's just a class three move"
Peeled out......sights set on the prize......until the friggin wind splashed water in my friggin eyes!!! Too bad so sad!!!! It may happen one day all you byatches but today is not the day. I stroked that shit and made the goodness happen. BOOF......KABOOM!!! THUNDER!!!
Remember to paddle strong and paddle with style. Life is good and we are so very lucky to have kayaking. We're lucky to have the crazy bastards that antagonize on this forum. We're all Blessed.