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Re: Mystery PDD photo

Good guess, this stretch does look surprisingly similar to the north branch of the Kish but alas it is not the Kish. Update: Here's a hint, there is a canoe launch on the right side of the river where there is a break in the shade from the trees. Photo was taken from a bridge. The put-in is ac...
by rich
on Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: Mystery PDD photo
Replies: 3
Views: 6281

Mystery PDD photo

Lets see who will be the first to recognize the PDD photo on the front page http://www.paddleaway.com.
by rich
on Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: Mystery PDD photo
Replies: 3
Views: 6281

Gray thing?

Seems my kayak has grown a gray thing :)

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by rich
on Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: Gray thing?
Replies: 0
Views: 2030

Re: Welcome to PaddleAway.com!

Hey Jing, Currently you can sign up for the forum, the rest of the site does not have a log-in yet and there is no newsletter. I do plan to add in a login for the rest of the site so people can track their trips, miles paddled, and other trip info. I hope to get this completed over the next coupl...
by rich
on Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:09 pm
 
Forum: PaddleAway.com Suggestions
Topic: Welcome to PaddleAway.com!
Replies: 2
Views: 3259

How are kayaks made?

In case you were wondering how plastic kayaks are made check out the two videos below by Venture Kayaks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XW_0Ngizog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBJZBWQ9WW0 And here's a whitewater boat, Mad Boy kayak, from Dragorossi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQG1n2OMVI ...
by rich
on Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: How are kayaks made?
Replies: 1
Views: 3492

Winter swimming in Lake Champlain

My search of kayaking and canoing videos has led me to some strange videos. Here is one of a fellow taking regular swims in Lake Champlain during the winter. He is in the water 2-3 minutes at a time and goes completely under at least once. Apparently there are some health benefits to doing this!@...
by rich
on Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: Winter swimming in Lake Champlain
Replies: 1
Views: 2582

Fox River - Batavia to Aurora - Oct 27, 2007

This paddle was the season ender of the Illinois Paddling Council. Despite it being cold and cloudy just before the paddle, it ended up being an absolutely beautiful Fall day. The combination of clouds with sun breaking through and the changing colors of the leaves made this a really nice trip. ...
by rich
on Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fox River - Batavia to Aurora - Oct 27, 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 2149

YMCA Fall Pool Classes/Sessions!

For anyone just getting into kayaking, I highly recommend making it to one of the local YMCA pool sessions/classes. I made it to the first one last Tuesday at the Lattof YMCA and it was well, well worth it - I can't stress this enough! You'll be learning skills that could save your life one day an...
by rich
on Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: YMCA Fall Pool Classes/Sessions!
Replies: 0
Views: 2014

CASKA report: North Shore Channel - South Branch - Lake Mich

If you're thinking about heading down the North Shore Channel or the South Branch of the Chicago River through downtown Chicago, see the detailed trip report by CASKA member Tom Bamonte. He paddled 35 miles starting on the North Shore Channel followed by the South Branch of the Chicago River wit...
by rich
on Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CASKA report: North Shore Channel - South Branch - Lake Mich
Replies: 0
Views: 1889

Chicago Shoreline Marathon Report

See link below for a great report by Erik Borgnes who took part in the Chicago Shoreline Marathon last week. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mipp/message/1230 Here are some pics of the event. After seeing these, I think I'm going to give this a try next year. http://www.chicag...
by rich
on Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Paddle Talk
Topic: Chicago Shoreline Marathon Report
Replies: 0
Views: 1862
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