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Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Tallulah is ready to go!

Great news from AW: With the Southeast struggling with one of the worst draughts of recent years last fall the annual relases for the Tallulah Gorge were cancelled.  With some recent rain in the Southeast AW has received the official nod that the there is enough water to run the releases in April.  The releases [...]

Charlotte / Tri-Cities Hometown Throwdown Event #1

Check out this web site for all the 411 on the event: http://www.worldkayak.com/event_wk.cfm?eventid=455 For any one who has a facebook profile make sure to join our guest list with this link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=12201568331 So you can check out photos and chatter from other participates before the event. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system [...]

Forgive me World Kayak, for I have swam…

Yes it is true… for the first time in several months I had to pull the cord last night in my boat.  The incident occurred at our local pool session to beat it all!  It is amazing how humbled you can become after screwing up 3 hand roll attempts and trying to wait for someone to come [...]

One of the best kayaking quotes I have heard in a while…

One of my kayaking buddies from ETSU posted this up on her facebook profile today.  I got a serious laugh out of it and could not resist sharing it: Top 10 reasons to date a woman who kayaks. 1. You’ll already know what we look like with wet hair and no makeup so there are no [...]

Look who’s up on top now, Gary!

This post is just to inform the entire World Kayak Community that I have just taken over the top spot of the active blog list! I have overthrown the Rapid Pirate!  World Kayak King for a day…

SKB Mission: Vertical Mile Completed on Wilson Creek!

This past weekend (3-16-08) our TVF Sexy Kayaking Beast Team completed one of our main goals for the competition; which was to complete a vertical mile (5,280 ft) of TVF on a run.  We never planned for it to happen on Wilson Creek, but we did it with 20 laps @ 275′ per lap = 5,500 [...]

Eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers in Google Earth

Some interesting news from American Whitewater: As part of the forest planning process the Forest Service is required to evaluate rivers for potential designation as Wild and Scenic Rivers. When the agency determines that a river is eligible for designation the identified Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) that led to the eligibility determination must be protected. [...]

Tri-Cities / Charlotte Hometown Throwdown

More details coming soon, but make sure to mark theses dates on your calendar in the event poster link below!  Charlotte / Tri-Cities Hometown Throwdown Event Poster It is sure to be an super fun time!  Stay tuned for more details… 

If You Need a Good Laugh…

Make sure you check out last week’s LVM TV post: http://www.lvmvideo.com/lvmTV.lasso?-search&-Database=videos_mysql&-Table=one&week_of=2008-03-11 It is hilarious, but kind of long.  So make sure you’ve got about 20 minutes to listen.  John Grace is the man!

Busted 2,000 & Still Counting!

I just got a report from my blog site meter that I now have had over 2,000 visits to my blog web site since I put the counter up in October.  Sweet!  I would just like to thank all my visitors and regular readers for stopping by and checking out my site from time to [...]