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Anyone paddle this weekend?

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  1. JerseyDave

    JerseyDave monkey wrestler

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    I got my first Gihon, upper and lower. I love checking local rivers off my list of must hits...We've waited out a long dry summer for some water, and boy did we get it!
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nope. Didn't paddle. But I climbed rock and fished.
     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    In the last month I have seen an explosion of cars with Kayak carriers on the roof but not one kayak. Is kayaking the new "image" sport.
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It has been out here for about 8 years. :p
     
  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Do you also have hordes of people with large Thule cargo carriers on their roof, despite only having 1 person in a car with nothing in it? No doubt these are the same people that complain about gas prices.
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Oh yeah. Everyone has a rocketbox out here.
     
  7. JerseyDave

    JerseyDave monkey wrestler

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    I see a ton of recreational Kayaks and touring boats, but not many white water boats. I think white water is just too intense for most folks, but if you like to shred powder, or scare youself in the least on your bike, then you should check it out. Mass., NH, and Maine have some great stuff. Vermont sucks though, so don't bother coming out this far. Check out www.americanwhitewater.org , it really is a great alternative to biking and is great when the riding is just too sloppy.
     
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    JerseyDave monkey wrestler

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    I see a ton of recreational Kayaks and touring boats, but not many white water boats. I think white water is just too intense for most folks, but if you like to shred powder, or scare youself in the least on your bike, then you should check it out. Mass., NH, and Maine have some great stuff. Vermont sucks though, so don't bother coming out this far. Check out www.americanwhitewater.org ,click on river tools and check out your state, it really is a great alternative to biking and is great when the riding is just too sloppy.
     
  9. BikeGeek

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    There's a big whitewater crowd here in the DC area. I never would have guessed there were places like this on the Potomac, just a couple miles outside the city.

    (linked 'cause it's copyrighted)
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    My brother just sold his Laser and bought a flat water kayak.... I don't see the attraction personally.
     
  11. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    hey thats what i did this weekend as well.

    i live in a whitewater kayaking world destination. there are bars here dedicated to kayakers and my roomate was a badass kayaker until her shoulder got screwed.
     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sweet! We caught our limit (mostly browns, a couple rainbow) and climbed five pitches of crackosity! :thumb:
     
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    biggins Rump Junkie

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    cool, i got into a big brown on a dry fly. the river i was on has a hatch going year round. it is also a trophy brown trout managed river. Sunday i went bouldering with my new lady friend.
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You mean there's something other than a dry fly? :confused:
     
  15. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Hey, don't rub it in! I moved down here to LA from NW AR where I whitewater kayaked every weekend! I sure do miss it! They only rec boat here and think WW paddlers are crazy..........we just like to have fun!



    Not much to do here but ride bikes on trails with only hills and no mountains.........not much for scenery! Which is why I trying to talk N8 into moving to NM asap ..........tons to there..........bike, kayak, and climb.
    I had to give away my climbing gear when I moved down here............ugh!
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    WTF? Why again are you guys still living there?
     
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    MizN8 Monkey

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    Belle........Nate's daughter by his previous marriage graduates in 6 years..........we are moving then...........when she goes to college. He will absolutely postively not move until then.............
     
  18. MizN8

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    He's a great dad!
     
  19. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Be careful. Those colleges are full of hippies and liberal professors. :p
     
  20. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :stupid: You might consider sending her to a Christian College.
     
  21. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Hahahahahaha!
    Don't think sooooooooooooooooo!

    LOL!
     
  22. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    BTW.........I am a liberal myself! LOL!

    And N8 isn't as right wing conservative as he makes out to be. Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell..........it's his dirty little secret!
     
  23. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I figured he just takes his neo-con frustrations out on us because he probably gets schooled at home.
     
  24. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You suppose N8's his wife's bish? :)
     
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    Nope - only rode my bikey.
     
  26. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Nah!

    He just trolls with you guys and then he doesn't fight with me.

    I don't do the debate thingy with him. Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring I know!
     
  27. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    He is certainly not the brains of the operation.
     
  28. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    He doesn't actually debate with us either, even when called out for an original thought.
     
  29. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Oh he just pretends to be stupid............he's actually a highly intellectual individual.
     
  30. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    He doesn't troll very well either...........

    Why is he here again?
     
  31. JRB

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    Without question.
     
  32. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Because he is so funny and he makes us all laugh!

    Keeps me smiling all the time!
     
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    He doens't really make me smile that much. :think:
     
  34. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah. He's funny, but not in the type of way that would make someone laugh..........
     
  35. MizN8

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    LOL!

    It's because you can't hear his voice intonation in print.......he is actually quite hilarious.

    BIG reason I married him...he is so damned funny!
     
  36. MizN8

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    Well lucky me gets to live with him instead of you guys anyway! LOL!

    He really is quite fun to be around.......always happy..........smiling............joking........too bad that wonderful part of his personality doesn't come off online.
     
  37. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I almost feel bad for JerseyDave, having his thread turned into a N8 discussion. Almost...
     
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    Hey........you lucky dogs got to go paddling! No fair! I am jealous!

    POUT!
     
  39. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Back on topic.

     
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    That's great!

    I miss it!