Hello, fellow paddlers. Long time since I've been paddling and on Pnet--long story, but essentially, life got in the way. Plus I had a lousy truck for paddling Well, life is getting more free, and truck is swapped out, and I'm hoping to hit the water.
Anyone from the old central IL crew still online now? Used to be this board was lit up like starting lights at a drag race at this time of the year, but relatively quiet now. Hmm.
Chime in, y'all. Thanks Steve
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Posted by: pblanc on Mar-11-13 4:11 PM (EST)
Yes, it has been pretty slow on this board considering Spring is upon us.
Pick me! Pick me!|
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-12-13 12:20 AM (EST)
I'm still around. Little Red and Chuck_IL are still around, though Chuck doesn't post much.
Posted by: Guinness1759 on Mar-12-13 9:51 AM (EST)
Posted by: cd1 on Mar-13-13 2:20 PM (EST)
OMG, the old crew (or what's left of it). Last I saw brother Guinness was in Geneva the day you were picking up the canoe for your young family. I know that keeps things super busy. I understand. Yanoer, last time you and I paddled it was, what, Clinton Lake? pblanc, many great ideas there. Thanks.
Yes it was Clinton Lake.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-13-13 2:46 PM (EST)
My hair and beard are much grayer, now, also.
Posted by: hammbone on Mar-13-13 2:34 PM (EST)
My name is David Hamm. I've been looking for people around here to go kayaking with but am having problems finding people.Contact me if you would like to get out ang go.
I'm in Urbana, where are you?|
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-13-13 2:47 PM (EST)
I presume from your profile, that you are in the Peoria area.
Posted by: cd1 on Mar-15-13 1:18 PM (EST)
You were a big part of that activity.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-15-13 1:47 PM (EST)
You were the driver and the organizer of the local lake paddling trips.
Posted by: cd1 on Mar-15-13 8:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: Highlander_821 on Mar-18-13 7:45 AM (EST)
I still check the boards here pretty regularly. Been a while since I went on one of the big coordinated trips, but I'm on the Salt Fork whenever I get the chance. My wife doesn't like for me to go by myself, though, and it has been difficult to line up water levels and weather with the availability of at least one other paddler.
You should do the 30 mile paddle|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Mar-18-13 6:14 PM (EST)
you have all spring and summer to train
God, your memory is uncanny, tsc!|
Posted by: cd1 on Mar-19-13 12:01 PM (EST)
32 miles today|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Mar-20-13 12:10 AM (EST)
From near Berkeley out the Golden Gate and back to Jack London Square in Oakland. This travel nurse gig is awesome
Posted by: cd1 on Mar-20-13 12:45 AM (EST)
Get on the Champaign Ski Club |
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-18-13 7:10 PM (EST)
email list to be aware of multiple short notice trips with plenty of people to do shuttles. They're a fun group.
Still check boards some times.|
Posted by: MagicPaddler on Mar-20-13 6:49 PM (EST)
Salt Fork, Central IL|
Posted by: redrocket on Mar-24-13 9:29 PM (EST)
Good to hear from you, CD|
Posted by: Chuck_IL on Mar-28-13 1:58 PM (EST)
I'm still paddling a lot locally, often with various groups that don't use P.net to organize trips. Many short-notice trips. Gwen and I also paddled some last year in Nevada, Utah, California and Minnesota and expect to do the same this year. Hopefully I'll make it to the Ozarks this year as well.
You paddling the Salt Fork Saturday?|
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-29-13 12:37 AM (EST)
I'd like to, but have family obligations.
Posted by: Chuck_IL on Mar-29-13 11:35 AM (EST)
I plan to paddle the Middle Fork Vermilion River tomorrow (30 Mar 2013) with members of the Champaign Ski & Adventure Club and others.
Posted by: MagicPaddler on Mar-29-13 1:05 PM (EST)
I plan on paddling the Des Plaines putting in at Lemont at 9:00 AM and going up stream tomorrow (March 30) I would be glad to have company if interested.