I raced the Lumber river Challenge Saturday once again for the 12th time. For the first time in any race for seven years I finished in front of the Lamarres(who had been hit by a powerboat. and for the first time ever at any race I finished ahead of big Ed Sharp. We managed to out maneuver Ed in the deadfall and we were in different classes (Ed was in a J-Boat and we were in a tandem standard) But I am on top of world.
The Lumber river Challenge is twenty miles of low country cypress forest/swamp. It is the Prettiest
river in NC and well worth the paddle even if you
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Posted by: Yanoer on Sep-15-13 11:09 AM (EST)
Now just how much did the powerboat|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-15-13 11:59 AM (EST)
affect the race results? I wonder how much better you would feel without that little wrinkle.
We wouldn't have been anywhere|
Posted by: JackL on Sep-15-13 3:07 PM (EST)
Well done, Jack!|
Posted by: Yanoer on Sep-15-13 6:51 PM (EST)
That's the way to persist!
Jack, Sorry to hear 'you' cracked|
Posted by: shirlann on Sep-15-13 10:19 PM (EST)
nearly all around. :) How's the boat?
Posted by: c2g on Sep-15-13 1:53 PM (EST)
good team work|
Posted by: canoe132 on Sep-15-13 2:31 PM (EST)
Good team work consisted of excellent communicatio,great maneuvering strokes and the ability to stay afloat and not go swimming. Stay positive and keep paddling and tell em to watch my wake as you go by lol
The only reason you two left every |
Posted by: JackL on Sep-15-13 6:36 PM (EST)
one in your wake is you knew that cute little rascal, (7 month old Matthew) was waiting for you at the finish line !
90 mile warmup|
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Sep-15-13 7:35 PM (EST)
After your 90 mile training run last weekend with 7 miles of portages; you had to be ready for Charlie. Too bad he had his redneck cousins in a PT Boat to run interference for him. Glad you guys didn't get hurt.
Sorry we didn't get to see you|
Posted by: JackL on Sep-16-13 6:47 AM (EST)
after the finish, but we did see you and your crew cross the finish line.
We will do better|
Posted by: baldpaddler on Sep-15-13 9:06 PM (EST)
if I ever learn to actually paddle and help out the stern paddler! Failing that I will hire a few locals
Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Sep-19-13 10:37 AM (EST)
Never saw you after the first bend! Way to go! I seem to remember the last time we broke a seat right at the start of the Lumber several years ago... and the time we poked a few holes through the hull on those cypress knees... That's why the call it the Lumber River "Challenge" and not "Race"...
How did you and "Grumpy" do ?|
Posted by: JackL on Sep-19-13 7:02 PM (EST)
We missed you at the after race meet up