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Old 10-23-2011   #31
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Originally Posted by dustyrivers View Post
Nobody looks cool kayaking.
Best post EVER.

I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye
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Old 10-23-2011   #32
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Originally Posted by lhowemt View Post
Best post EVER.
Hardly. I look so bad ass kayaking it's stupid. As a matter of fact, I look so cool, girls are afraid to talk to me. Crazy you ask? No, just how it is. At the takeout I usually talk about how good at kayaking I am, and they just have to walk away because my awesomeness is overwhelming. I'm fairly intimidating though, and this could attribute to the fact that all you girls are too scared to compliment me.

Seriously, that post you are talking about is nonsense! Everybody looks cooler wearing a skirt sopping wet. Just remember, you don't look as good as I do. I bought a Bombflow shirt, its stout and brown. I'm basically bros with Evan Garcia and Fred Gnarquist, MD.

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Old 10-23-2011   #33
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Originally Posted by Andy H. View Post

I'm a rafter, for cryin out loud, and anytime I've got a reasonable chance of having a 600 - 800 lbs of aluminum frame, drybox with pointy corners, oarlocks, and other gear come over on my head or get thrown into it, I wear a helmet. I think the general consensus is that we don't expect trouble, but are ready for it if it happens.

Andy, I think that this is sort of a different story, since you're a rafter. That's some dangerous stuff there. I went rafting once and I was petrified, for exactly the reasons you described. I wore a full face helmet, elbow pads, and a diaper. We were lucky to come out alive. Kayaking, however, I usually wear a t-shirt and a hairtie. Wouldn't want my locks getting in the way of my good looks.

Also, sorry that I called you a rafter. I meant no offense.
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Old 10-23-2011   #34
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No offense taken, Leif. Thanks for reminding me of the other key piece of safety equipment.

What I meant to say up above is, "I wear a helmet and a diaper."
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 10-23-2011   #35
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As an Eagle Scout and a former Air Force Academy Cadet, I feel like my opinion is more important than any one elses.. So listen up bitches, the only 3 things I think about when looking at a rapid is:

1. Only bitches scout.
2. Juice Sauce.
3. How good do I want to look when running this stout.

If you're even thinking about a helmet you shouldn't be kayaking.. You're not cool enough. You should be thinking about how jacked and swoll you are and how much better you are than everyone else.

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