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Old 05-22-2013   #81
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I swam last week while playboating my first run on black rock. Turns out that the pocket rocket doesn't have much volume in the stern, who'da thunk it?

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Old 05-22-2013   #82
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Last Thursday while running the black rock section on clear creek, I approached the final drop of rigor mortis and realized that I had no beer at the take out... Now I knew my buddy did and since I didn't want to look bad and have to beg for a beer, I did the only logical thing and swam the run out to rigor.

Yay!!! Free Beer!!!!
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Old 05-22-2013   #83
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Way to grow the face sweater in.
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Old 05-22-2013   #84
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2 so far this year. swam shoshone out of my girlfriends biscut after trying 4 rolls. totally the boats fault, not mine of course. then swam out of the pourover hole at gwood wave when it was low and stickey. still havent drank my booties yet so i'll prob. get beat down by the river gods soon enough, will update
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Old 05-22-2013   #85
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Poudre Swim Team

I'm back on the team. We ran Poudre Park bridges in a 2 seat ik on sunday. forgot the hand pump so when we got in the river things were a bit soft. No problem until Pineview than the Kayak was too soft to stay braced in. I did a slow rearward exit. Carol continued to yell helpful steering ideas until she looked back and found herself alone. Thanks Bill and Jill for chasing paddles and us.
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Old 05-22-2013   #86
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Originally Posted by adgeiser View Post
Ditto to TriBri1,
any unplanned out of boat experience is a swim.

if a kayaker self rescues and gets them-self back in their boat it is still a swim.
I see no difference.

Claim your swims people... then your free beer afterwards...
"gosh guys, i would love to pay my river respect and do my bootie beer... but i don't seem to have any beer " works every time.
I wish canoeist believed this logic. "dude it doesn't count I fell out." "I only have one paddle blade."
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Old 05-22-2013   #87
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Swam Tunnel 1 on Clear Creek today. Flow was 280. FU rock followed by a solid helmet plant.
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Old 05-23-2013   #88
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Originally Posted by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster View Post
I wish canoeist believed this logic. "dude it doesn't count I fell out." "I only have one paddle blade."
Exactly, I never swim, it just part of canoeing.
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Old 05-27-2013   #89
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FINALLY I got my flip on. It's been two years since I flipped in Lochsa Falls, having gotten quite successful at pulling back for the surf. Well, there was no surf for me Friday. Just a door closing and OVER! It was a blast. The exact same thing happened to my friend in front of me, and I got reflipped before he did. Yah for fast recovery!

Then Saturday I got my flip again in Bloody Mary. The first burly wave is a hoot to surf, and I've been dancing on the edge there pulling back and surfing it for a couple of years. Well I hot a sweet big surf in there and wasn't going to let go. It's been a bad boating year for me, some health problems have kept me on the sidelines and when I nailed this surf and was hanging out there I was having a wonderful time. I had just left my husband who dipped his oars in the Lochsa for the very first time, he ran down to Morning Glory and took out. I was on top of the world! So I was driving hard w my tight arm to keep straight and not twist out, leaning a little left and holding my oar tower. I just kept dropping back in further and further and I had no strength to keep straight. So I began to twist, and shoot up. I had plenty of time to wonder if this was going to be yet another beautiful tailstand, and then I realized it wasn't. Oops! Going over! I never let go and came up in my cage and crawled on to ride out the rapid on my boat the wrong way. What fun it was. I heard about how it looked from people even on the road, I launched straight up and all the way out of the water doing a pirouette. Yes, it's nice to have my flip on again. Too much fun, Memorial Day on the Lochsa!
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