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.
I’m from the 70’s, and as a fetus in my Mother’s belly, I knew I would one day have to continue the legacy my father began as an OC2 racer. I’m a bow man. My father was a bow man, I’m one, my son will be, and so on and so forth. It is our destiny, kind of like how Lieutenant Dan declared his family legacy and destiny in that scene of Forest Gump where he gets his legs blown off in Vietnam. So my life is basically the same as Lieutenant Dan’s, except way more dangerous and thrilling, and more in the front of a canoe on the Saluda River for an hour one Saturday.
There is a circle of posts surrounding this year’s event at the links below . Just click any one of them and find more fun stuff about the 2011 Iceman Championships and Millrace Massacre.
Thanks, Spencer Cooke – Effort Inc.