Since the Texan thread is locked out, I will comment here about Texas, Texans, and whitewater.
It is true that Texas has its share of Yahoo's. Every place does.
I am a third generation Austinite, but that in itself does not make me a yahoo. I travel to Colorado as much as I can, summer, winter, whenever.
The people I have met there are very cool, and seem to all share a common passion for the outdoors. And that's why I'm there, too.
Before you go dissing Texas whitewater, though, be informed. Check out some of this video: