Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It seems like every year the extravaganza gets bigger, crazier, and just plain more, but probably its just more hype...right? I have to tell you I have been involved with several interludes that tell me that this year is bound for glory. Starting with last weekend when injuries, swims, and broken gear was a norm and continued this evening with two swims, and a catastrophic boat failure.
As usual any micro epic, or massive epic is preluded by absurd decisions. This decision was assisted by Dukes release schedule which has loosed the hounds. What you say? The river is running when I get off work? I got the call late in the afternoon. "Hey do you want to meet us at the take out at 6?" I am thinking to myself...wait I am pretty sure its getting dark at 7 now. Lets see 30 minutes to the put in, 15 minute walk in, put on gear 5-10 minutes,.....hmmmm "sounds good I'm in".
One person hadn't been in their long boat this year....One person hadn't been in their boat ever (Will), Seems like a perfect combo for a Micro Epic. We hussled down to the put in paddled and quickly down to the meat of the river, and it all started...
Here is the interview with our intrepid C-1er. Will Lyons everyone!
The Micro Epic in Preperation for the Green Race from Shaneslogic on Vimeo.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Hey I just dropped into the Gauley River with the Remix XP 10 and thought I would take a few shots and put together a little video of how well it really does handle whitewater. Much of the time when we are taking bigger boats down rivers its a bit of a challenge to deal with the larger volume, length, and width but this boat, though it is bigger, was really designed to handle rapids as well as it handles the tracking, storage, and stability needs for flatwater.
Tumbling Home Pirouettte
Cheesy Grab Boof (as opposed to Cheetos Cheezy Poof)
Check out the Video.
Liquidlogic Remix XP 10 on the Gauley River from Shaneslogic on Vimeo.