Friday, July 20, 2007

Paddle and Portage Race

This weekend I will be trading in the mountain bike for a canoe. It's Paddle and Portage Saturday here in Madison. Aaron and I will be racing the fast class again this year with hopes of getting back on the podium after being knocked off for the first time in 4 years. The race consists of a 3 mile paddle, 1.5 mile portage, then a 1.5 mile paddle to the finish. We typically do it in about 1 hour, but with cool temps and flat water this year we may be able to set our personal best.
This is what we hope the water looks like on Sat. morning. We flipped it in 3ft swells a few days ago while practicing. In our titanic episode we managed to destroy 2 cell phones and lose 2 pair of sunglasses. None of it sounds two bad until you start doing the math and realize you have just destroyed and lost over $400 worth of goods in about 1 sec.

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