I think we are going to have a kickass turnout for the creek race this year. I think the water will be high, and the field will be deep with all the cash at stake. Bragging rights too! Shipley coming out of retirement. Awesome! Kind of like a paddling Lance, yo!
I am glad Tao made his boast and put his money where his mouth is.
As far as competition and smack talking, I am a Lyons local who paddles SSV as much as I can and just have fun paddling it. I compete to represent and honor our bro, Adam Barron, after whom this race is named, not to win. I work a "real" job all day and cannot paddle 300 days a year, so winning the purse is not even in my sights. Having a good time and clean lines are all I am about (Jihad is a pain in the ass) Where the hell is the 40+ class?
Lyons is going be rocking next weekend! Bring it!