Log on to Colorado Whitewater Association website. http://www.coloradowhitewater.org/
Read the latest issue of their newsletter "Spray."
Don Dowling of Confluence Kayaks wrote a great article on selecting boats. This guy is unbelievable, and a way super cool groovy boater.
Plus, some other near genious named Dave Cooke wrote an article on key learnings for the first year paddler. I don't know who this guy is, but he is like some kind of savant or something; the insights, the plain language, the modesty, on and on. This is the real thing here allrighty. And by shere coincidence, he's got the same initials I have. How exceptionally super cool is that I ask?
Read up and suit up, fun fun fun. Oh and uh I guess safety first. I almost forgot that one. Sorry. Yup think safety, then fun fun fun. And don't let anyone make fun of you for putting reflective tape on your helmet. It is cool and very safe. They are all so jealous.