Is anyone but me dumb enough to consider this:
It is 20 mile downriver tandem canoe race (Greer to Riverton). It is rather pricy at $180 per tandem team entry fee, but that does at least include shuttle service, barbeque dinner, live music, and free beer tent.
I do have a reasonably fast tandem (actually converted from a large volume solo) that I could use. Might be a little "tippy".
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That is way too expensive|
Posted by: jackL on Jan-04-14 6:56 AM (EST)
My wife and I love to race our tandem canoes and do so here and there and I have never heard of a canoe race at that short a distance, that expensive.
Posted by: davavd on Jan-04-14 9:52 AM (EST)
Way more than I have ever paid, too. I guess they are weeding out the riff-raff.
Posted by: redrocket on Jan-04-14 1:04 PM (EST)
I'm going to enter. Looks like it should be a fun time! Just ninety per person. That includes camping eating and drinking. Plus a shuttle. Sounds fair to me?
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-04-14 1:57 PM (EST)
I think it is a bit high myself, but I would like to point out to those unfamiliar with this area that private outfitters are typically charging minimally $40 to do a shuttle on this stretch of river. Shuttle fees on the nearby Current River have run as high as $100 which I consider pretty ridiculous.
Pete, if I were your bow man|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-04-14 2:32 PM (EST)
would you let me bring my Sitbacker? I promise I'd draw or pry whenever you told me to.
Looks to me................|
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-05-14 10:57 AM (EST)
Posted by: redrocket on Jan-05-14 11:18 AM (EST)
11 point race|
Posted by: bsloss on Jan-05-14 11:50 AM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-05-14 2:35 PM (EST)
If you are interested in doing this race, send me an email. I haven't absolutely decided on trying to do it, but I could probably be easily persuaded.
I'd Like To Do It|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jan-06-14 11:37 AM (EST)
I tried to get Rob to do it!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jan-07-14 3:53 PM (EST)
He considered it for a second, but then said his shoulder couldn't do a "race". Plus that is the same weekend as MWA Whitewater clinic and Rob is planning on being a safety boater this year.
I'd Love To Do It|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jan-07-14 4:13 PM (EST)
But, then I got back to reality and remembered my bad body parts that would protest and conspire against me (LOL)!
No way I'm gonna do it..................|
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-07-14 7:49 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddledad on Jan-07-14 4:22 PM (EST)
Wonder how a Penob 186 would do. Sure wouldn't be tippy.
Posted by: bsloss on Jan-07-14 8:39 PM (EST)
I really don't think we are going to get many, if any of the hard core racers. We want people to compete, but it is more for fun than glory.
The Penobscot 186|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-08-14 8:45 AM (EST)
would probably do great. The Penobscots have won their share of down river races. The only problem with the 186 would be avoiding root wads and such as it is a big boat with little rocker so it certainly wont spin on a dime. But that is true of downriver racing boats in general.
Big Boats on the EP|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-08-14 9:33 AM (EST)
Posted by: bsloss on Jan-09-14 6:49 PM (EST)
Canoe Race announcement: Deep Fried Squirrel will bring their "progressive newgrass" sound to the post race festivities. Check them out at www.deepfriedsquirrel.com to get a taste of delicious ozark squirrel. These guys are sure to show everyone a good time. Remember to register by the 1st of Mar. I am considering a solo canoe category as I have been getting a few requests, so if that is your preference, speak up soon.
Posted by: redrocket on Jan-14-14 4:51 PM (EST)
I would definitely put a solo category. Four of us are entering from central IL and it could be five if there is a solo category. The band sounds like a blast. The guys I talked into doing the race want to know what kind of beer will be served? Thanks!
Posted by: bsloss on Jan-15-14 7:30 PM (EST)
I am working on a deal now with a brewery and will announce it as soon as I have struck a deal.
Posted by: bsloss on Jan-29-14 7:08 PM (EST)
Remember, if you are planning to to participate in our Greer Mill fundraiser, the Great Eleven Point River Canoe Race, the sooner you register, the better. I need to know by Mar 1 if you are coming to make sure we have enough racers to go ahead with it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.11pointcanoe.com to get details and email me from there. Along with the tandem division, we are planning a solo race as well for half the the tandem entry fee. Feel free to call me at 417-778-6497.
Posted by: bsloss on Feb-13-14 6:15 PM (EST)
Talked to the forest service today and we are going to need some volunteer labor this spring to move trash out of the Greer mill and dig the basement down about 3 inches. We are going to start on roof repairs and/or replacement soon(this spring, summer or fall) and this fall we are hoping to get foundation work done with an historical restoration company. Nothing written in stone, but this is our general plan for the first phase of the restoration. You can donate at www.friendsoftheelevenpointriver.org or enter the Great Eleven Point River Race to support the cause.