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Old 05-29-2015   #21
wheat ridge, Colorado
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Thanks very much Scott.. That is exactly the kind of response I was looking for. I have fully intended to do that kind of progression. Never was my intention to start at the top and run blindly down the canyon. But it is nice to set goals. I do drive thru there every day on my way to black hawk, and it gets my adrenaline pumping. I did walk down from the tunnel on tuesday and that looks quite fun as well. I might let the creek settle down just a little before i jump in though. Even the play park at 600 cfs in a canoe can be a fast wash. I am also a member of numerous swim teams lol.

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Old 05-29-2015   #22
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Hey prodigy! I'm an avid open canoer and live up on the poudre. Would love to get on the water with you anytime, I have weekdays off as well.

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Old 05-29-2015   #23
Arkansas during the off-season Nomadic during the summers! :), Arkansas & Colorado
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Prodigy...I can't tell if you're seeing how long you can pull everybody's leg or not?
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Old 05-29-2015   #24
wheat ridge, Colorado
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Hey Sarge- Thats super! Ive run with some of the poudre paddlers and down below filter plant. Great group. Are they currently doing wed evenings in the canyon?
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Old 05-29-2015   #25
wheat ridge, Colorado
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gannon..last I knew this was a forum to exchange useful thoughts and advise or information. You have none of the above.
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Old 05-29-2015   #26
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We have a team of C boaters from around Boulder. PM me if you want to paddle
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Old 05-29-2015   #27
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Originally Posted by prodigy1 View Post
thanks for that advice. I have been running 3's for a few years now in an 11 foot boat. I feel ready to try and improve my skills and experiences with other open boaters.
Maybe I misread your post but are you going from class III to Rigo? Maybe you should run some class IV before dropping into a V?
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Old 05-30-2015   #28
Castle Rock, Colorado
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Definitely check out the upper end of the Golden WW park. That run hosted the US Slalom OC-1/OC-2 championship in 1999. There is a small group that works out there mid-week. Also, rocky mountain canoe club is an aging, dwindling group of OC types. Jeff Oxenford and Kerry Edwards are former national champs. You landed in what used to be a hotbed of OC types.
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Old 05-30-2015   #29
Westminster, Colorado
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I've been paddling class IVs in an OC1 here for 30 years. Cadster and the other c boaters that have posted here are on the money. From what you have included in your resume you are light years from running rigor mortis. I suggest you become comfortable on Mish, Numbers the Gorge, Bogan Canyon and upper CC before even thinking about Black Rock and rigor mortis.

Take advantage of paddling with some of the other folks that have extended offers and develop some serious skills before jumping in.

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