The Green Race: A Micro Epic with Will Lyons

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.

5 Responses to “The Green Race: A Micro Epic with Will Lyons”

  1. Jeff says:

    Haha, best line:

    "I've just added a whole new element to Green Race training: paddle to Go Left and then run out"

  2. JB says:

    I bought a cheap headlamp and keep it, and a lighter, in a cigarette pack drybox in my pfd pocket. Its always there whether I'm in a raft, a new boat, or I swim and lose my gear.

  3. Shane Benedict says:

    Thanks for that JB.
    A very good idea, but as you can see by all the perfect planning for this trip that we don't always think out all the options on our local run. However I think I might throw that headlamp in the dry bag next time I am on the late schedule mission here on the Green.

  4. Anonymous says:

    My headlamp lives in my watershed drybag.

  5. JB says:

    I'm a space cadet; I forget to put stuff in my gear bag all the time. Once drove 3 hours only to find I had no sprayskirt. Camera, gloves, food, shoes, all left behind ne time or another.
    Thats why my light lives in my pfd, so far I haven't forgotten that. (So far)
    I know what you mean about the local run, its easy to relax a bit too much.

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