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Old 02-17-2006   #1
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You know your addicted to Kayaking when

You get invited on a 3 week Grand Canyon kayaking trip and you give notice to your room mate that your moving out, so that you can spend your rent money on the trip. At least I have a van to crash in, by the(any) river, when I'm done with the trip. Gotta go with the flow. Atom....

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Old 02-17-2006   #2
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we all do what we gotta do to answer the call.....

hey, just look at it this way: it'll give you new ground to cover if you decide to make another kick ass DVD!

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Old 02-18-2006   #3
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I quit a job for both of my grand trips.
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Old 02-18-2006   #4
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Private trips on the grand are a rare and beautiful thing. If you have to sacrifice a bit do it! You can always get a new apt, or job, but you might never have another chance to spend 3 weeks in the canyon! Yahoo, I'm excited for you!
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Old 02-18-2006   #5
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I respect your level of commitment..
Therefore if you need a place to crash in Ft Collins, I have a really nice couch..
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Old 02-21-2006   #6
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YOu see the carnage of Katrina but you still wish you could have surfed the wave coming out of Lake P. as it flooded new orleans. Sick O me o maio filet gumbo!
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Old 02-21-2006   #7
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You know you're adicted to boating when you sit in the hot tub and try to form features in the flow from the jets, using your hands as rocks....
"Believe me, my young friend, (said the water rat somlemnly), there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing...." -The Wind in the Willows
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Old 02-21-2006   #8
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- You get to a run late, to find snow & ice on the ground, icicles hanging from tree branches, and ice forming at the edges of rock outcroppings, but decide a night run in 20-some-odd degree weather in January is better than missing the water altogether.

- You lie to your boss about gynecological problems so you can have lots of "doctors appointments" from week to week.... ironically, most of those "appts" occur during precipitation events that'll bring up a couple of decent waves.
(sidenote: Don't ask why I wasn't in the office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today )

- A friend sends you a postcard from Niagara Falls, and the first thing that pops into your mind is "I'd pay a whole $5 spankin' bucks to see someone run that"-- followed by a few moments eyeing the postcard to pick the best line.
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Old 02-21-2006   #9
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you know you're an addict if...

... you think a PFD and booties satisfy the requirements of "no shirt, no shoes, no service" signs.
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Old 02-21-2006   #10
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Send a message via AIM to JCKeck1 drive from denver to westwater with one car and bikes for shuttle on the remote chance it might not be completely frozen over on Dec 20. NEED a 5th creek boat.

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