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whitewater

Shred Ready Standard Full Face Helmet

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The Standard Full Face from Shred Ready is a reliable, customizable watersports helmet for those looking for affordable protective gear that accommodates a variety of head shapes and sizes.  How is the user experience of the Shred Ready Standard Full Face (MSRP $120)? Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any watersports helmet must have. […]

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Accent Premier Rogue Bent Whitewater Paddle

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The Premier Rogue Bent from Accent is a very powerful, highly durable whitewater paddle for those looking for more power on the river/creek while reducing shoulder and joint fatigue.  How is the user experience of the Accent Premier Rogue Bent whitewater paddle (MSRP $340)? Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any whitewater paddle must have. […]

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Gallaway, you can be my wingman anytime.

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This is a story about teamwork, it’s about reaching deep inside yourself and finding that extra drive you didn’t know you had. This story is about tandem canoe racing.

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“pinned underneath rocks”

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“Extreme Whitewater Kayaker” and award winning filmmaker, Chris Gallaway, paddled over a guy who was “pinned underneath rocks” during this year’s Green Narrows Race. I hope they got the rocks off of that guy. Where did the rocks fall from that this paddler was pinned underneath? From the heavens? Did aliens put them there? Hear the story directly from the man himself in this exclusive interview with Asheville’s Citizen Times.

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Best Friends Day

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Do you like music? Bikes? Whitewater? Best Friends? Then you have to make the trek to Richmond, VA for Best Friends Day.

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Linville Gorge – White Nose Syndrome?

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This March I was kayaking the Linville Gorge with some friends when we spotted a bat flying nearby. At first I wondered, “is that a bat,” since I haven’t seen one since last summer or fall. To me it seemed a bit cold, in the high 30s that day, and early in the year for bats to be out. After some discussion the three of us agreed that perhaps this bat had been infected with White Nose Syndrome, a fungal growth that has killed over a million bats, mainly on the east coast, in the past five years. In a nutshell, what happens is the fungus wakes hibernating bats who are then unable to survive, therefore they perish. Personally, I don’t know a whole lot more about the syndrome, except that people are urged to stay out of caves in the interest of the bat’s health. Going in and out of caves is thought to possibly spread the fungus and potentially infecting more bats. Links to some informative articles can be seen at the bottom of this post.

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