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Old 12-31-2014   #11
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The old thumb works for me. Wear your PFD. It will speed up the process. Downstream, Russ

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Old 01-11-2015   #12
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Leaving your boat unattended for a short bicycle shuttle shouldn't be a problem as long as you can lock it up. Shoshone on the Colorado is a good place to do this. The shuttle only takes 10-15 minutes, including time on the bike.

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Old 01-12-2015   #13
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I've hitchhiked, paid a shuttle service and even used a taxi through suburban areas.
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Old 01-12-2015   #14
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For those that use a bike shuttle--easy enough to use a cable bike lock on your boat, but what about your paddle? Maybe some kind of padlock around the shaft? I'm thinking about places where there's no way I'm comfortably stashing a boat and paddle without it being locked up...
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Old 01-13-2015   #15
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When hitch hiking it is always a good idea to carry a beer, especially if you are a Kayaker or IK.
You see, everyone knows Kayakers will always take the last beer, so holding up your beer (instead of your thumb) should provide better results.

It also helps if you are wearing pants of some sort. While river folk will understand, they will also spot you for a Kayaker and may shy away from offering a ride. Non river folk will certainly be put off if you are less than clothed, even if you are holding a beer up.

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