Get the Buzzz back!!!

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bobby@coloradokayak.com

It has been a rough year to be a Colorado kayaker.  I know. I was there back in 2001 or was it 2002?  I’m still trying to block it out of my memory.  Yet, I’m still heartened to see on the Buzz that people got out and crushed it anyway.

So this post is going to be for those of you who may have forgotten, just a touch, about how unbelievable kayaking is.

Remember the first time you stuck the hell out of a scary rapid or big trick?  John Pilson explains the physiology:

Nailing the left boof at Double Trouble gets me every time.

The Buzz is unreal.  Sometimes after a big day on the river, I’ll be driving home just jittery with excitement.  I just can’t wait to get back on the water.  Rapid lines will day-dream through my head all week.

Motivation can be lacking.  The Green is 3 hours from my house and the closest goods I’ve got.  But I have never regretted a single day on the river.  I wrote that last sentence on this very blog, years ago and it has held true every river day since (although I don’t know if my wife would agree?).  Speaking of my wife, she has notices every week whether I’ve been kayaking or not.  I am more upbeat, positive and generally excited about all things when boatin’ is part of my weekly routine.

What else can I say?  Some people like kayaking.  Joe looooves kayaking!

Enough of that sappy BS.  What you all need is some stoke to get you talking about your winter paddling trips!!!!  How about this shot of the original doublet, as in The Toby, finishing off Staircase on the Horsepasture:

I think you can call this a Grip of Waterfalls

Everyone in the kayaking community is discussing the treatment of our ladies.  Well, here are some photos of ladies laying Treats!

Lil A’ slaying you Marginal Monsters
Taken on the class V Horsepasture… does it get any better?  Katie D
Shannon following Toby down the Stairway to Heaven

Some have suggested that I might be able to take the ladies division this year at the Green Race, which is a compete fallacy.  I couldn’t beat her if I was in front of a Duo with her steering in the back.

Gravity cravin’
The prettiest Janney getting out of the Drunk Tank
And there you have it.  Some killer chicks from the SE!
‘I love kayaking!!!!’
Rainbow Falls

If I’m gonna post photos of kayaking chicas, I better post shots of their husbands golden stroking:

Zac
Now, as you all know by now, any blog post originating in the Southeast must include gratuitous photos of the Grandaddy Green.  Has anyone ever told you that this diamond gemstone runs 300 days/year?  Get out here EVAN STAFFORD!!!!  I’m starting to consider the very real possibility that Evan’s nerves have gotten the better of him?

A little 2hunge flow just Left of Death
Our boy Justin caught the plane flight:

That looks like an awkward feeling on the way to a first Triple Crown.  (Justin Merritt)

Parting Shot:

Justin riding the lightening!

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