Originally Posted by seanlee
lets not get carried away and stereotype tubers. its going to be sick in there and i would appreciate if you lame ass kayakers with helmets, life jackets, mouth guards, hand warmers, nose plugs, and what ever else you puffs need to keep warm and protected when your not boosting your egos on this forum....stay out of my way and find something harder than class 2!
I really try not to judge people until i get to meet them face to face, but this post certainly made it hard. I unfortunately read this post as I was getting ready to head out and run Boulder Creek for the first time. I'm new to the area, and haven't been on moving water in a few months. So I was already a bit nervous as I was packing up. Your post almost made me want to stay home. Thankfully, I swallowed my nervousness and went anyway.
I had an absolute blast, and for the most part all the tubers are very kind and friendly. There were only a few who were giving us kayakers some grief, but on the whole they were quite nice.
I just wish we could all get along, because I enjoyed watching the carnage the tubers create. It truly keeps things interesting.
Just a message to you tubers, please be kind. We aren't out there to "take over your spot" or anything of that nature. The creek is everyone's, and you should just be happy that you live in a place that offers such a cool and practically free activity. Back east local government would never let such a thing happen. I respect your choice of water craft, so please respect ours. We may wear a lot more equipment, but we need it for what we do. You don't.