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Archive for October, 2008
We have Jason Hale on the phone getting all the info on the 2008 Green Race. Have a listen below at the bottom of this post.
The Calcutta is tonight if you are interested get in touch with Pat Keller.
Tomorrow is GREEN-o-WEEN!
Tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Asheville Pizza Company come to the Green O Ween party. Dress up as your favorite rapid on the Green River and have the chance to win a brand new Riot Kayak. Enjoy The Rapid Transit Movie and sneak peak of the next LVM. Doors open at 9PM. Cost is $8 with a portion of the proceeds going to American Whitewater.
Friday: 2PM Green River Access Meeting at The Takeout.
Schedule for Green Race Day, Saturday:
8 – 10 AM is shuttle.
Late Registration is highly looked down upon. You have exactly 60 seconds to register at the takeout from 9:00 AM to 9:01 AM. Register Online at boatingbeta.com.
Racer meeting is at 10:30AM at the Put-In. Here you get your bibs, safety talk, photos,rules etc
Don’t park in front of anyone’s yard near the hike-in trail. Leave cars further down the road not up the road when parking at hike-in trail. Werner and Liquidlogic are helping with shuttle leave as many cars at the takeout as possible.
Awards giving and party are at Woody’s house across the street. If you don’t know where that is ask someone.
The Race is Free – we understand how awesome this is!
Have a listen below.
The Russell Fork Race was off the hook this year. We don’t have official results as of yet but are pretty sure there were over 50 racers and the times were fast. Jay Ditty did a great job organizing and a special thanks to all the volunteers. Here is a short video and full results will be available in LVM #28, “East vs West.” Next up…Green Race.
The results went something like this…
Robin Betz won the girls which was tighter than it had ever been in the past. 11:40ish
Andrew Holcombe took the men’s with a time of 10:04ish
These results were pulled from Jay’s boatertalk post.
1 Andrew Holcombe Greenboat 10:03 Fastest non-wavehopper time ever
2 Bryan Kirk Momentum 10:14
3 Chris Gragtmans Greenboat 10:16
4 Pat Keller Greenboat 10:25
5 Toby MacDermott Remix 100% 10:28
5 Jason Beakes Greenboat 10:28
7 Chris Hipgrave Remix 100% 10:29
8 Clay Wright Greenboat 10:34
9 Adam Herzog Remix 100% 10:38
10 Matt Walker T-slalom 10:46
11 John Grace Remix 100% 10:49
12 Jay Ditty Response 11:03 C-1
13 James Kodaras Greenboat 11:04
14 Paul Stamilio Greenboat 11:06
15 Dustin Marquart Tornado 11:10
16 Brian Menzies Greenboat 11:12
17 Clay Warren Greenboat 11:13
18 Howard Tidwell Infinity 11:15
18 Will Stubblefield Corsica S 11:15
20 Drew Austell Greenboat 11:17
21 Eric Chance Aq. Mystic 11:26
21 Ben Ledewitz Tornado 11:26
23 John McConville Excel 11:30
24 Robin Betz Remix 100% 11:41 W (New womens record!!)
25 David Herman Corsica S 11:42
26 Matias Nunez Momentum 11:44
27 Chris Gallaway Momentum 11:45
28 Jess Albright T-Canyon 11:46
29 Brian Mattingly Greenboat 11:47
30 Gareth Tate Greenboat 11:48
30 Jeff Clewell Corsica 11:48
32 Bill Sheppell Greenboat 11:50
33 Brian Griesemer Crossfire 11:52
34 Adam Bixby Tornado 11:55
34 Ben Huneycutt Pirouette 11:55
36 Ben Blake Corsica 11:56
37 Laura Farrell Greenboat 12:01 W
37 Tyler Fox Blisstick Mac 12:01
39 Keith Sprinkle Greenboat 12:02 Hand-paddle (New HP record!!)
40 Jon Crain Greenboat 12:06 Swims the finish line!
41 John Angermeier Corsica S 12:09
42 Ed Gaker Greenboat 12:18
43 Mark Miller Burn 12:22
44 Jason Dillow Dancer 12:40
44 Pikey Bucksey Superhero 12:40
46 Willy Witt Overflow X 12:54
47 Matt Delong Rocker 13:13
48 Louise Urwin Mini-mystic 14:03 W
49 Charles Armentrout Megarocker 14:27
50 Delaney Albright Tornado 15:25 swim (x2)
51 Trevar Bennington Greenboat 16:50 swim
52 Brian Jennings Momentum 21:40 Rodeo lives!! (aerial cartwheels at Towers)
The Russell Fork of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River crossing the border between Virginia and Kentucky is a staple fall whitewater destination for eastern US kayakers. A combination of a laid back atmosphere and a welcoming local population are refreshing after spending weekends at the Gauley, home or school (not paddling). The Russell Fork is a dangerous river, leading to a rather dark reputation, however the rapids are quality and as long as you have the skills to run them you will have a great time, gar-on-teed. Check out this short video to get a taste of what it’s all about. If you haven’t been there before, plan on going next weekend or next season. It’ll be well worth your gas money. Every year the Russell Fork Rendezvous and the Lord of the Fork Race fall on the last weekend in October and always promise a good time. More info on the river here and the race on over here.
Obama’s lost has been traced to a single vote: John Grace’s.
The crew consisted of Erik “with a K” Boomer, Willie “with a beard” Kern, Toby “deep pockets” McDermott, Fred “Fire Starter” Coriell, Boyce “Blue Steel” Greer, John “spare tire” Grace, Greg “The Energizer Bunny” Hanlon and Jake “triple chapped” Whitcomb.
We will start this story about five minutes after pulling up to the float plane dock, the pilot immediately informed us that if we wanted to leave any time today the plane would have to leave within forty five minutes. So battered and beaten by the thousands of miles of being stuffed in the “Coffin”(a space created in “Deep pockets” Jetta TDI by leaning the backseat down creating a crawlspace into the trunk that you could sprawl your road worn carcass out to relieve you of endless hours in the seat that wont recline). We hurriedly tore through grocery bags of food and spread it out, before we could even get our bags packed the first flight was off. We soared over endless bogs, ponds and lakes as we left the ocean and pierced into the vast wilderness. The landing was as soft as the 1/4 inch plywood which comprised the floor of the coffin we just crawled out of before cramming ourselves in the back of the beaver. All I could think of, at least for the time being, was I don’t have to be crammed in any tin cans for a while.
Here are a few pictures taken by Erik Boomer of the plane ride in.
Check back soon for more….