Bourbeuse River Training Run – 3/21/2021

Danelle and I signed up for a race called the Bourbeuse Bluebell. Its a 18.2 mile race on the Bourbeuse river. We planned the trip with our friends, Melissa, Johnathan, and Bernie. The three of them had paddled this section of the river about 3 weeks earlier and Bernie flipped his boat. They wanted to … Continue reading “Bourbeuse River Training Run – 3/21/2021”

Sunset Race Scouting – 2/10/2021

I’ve been running a monthly paddling series that started in December 2008. We paddle every month year round. If you’re curious about our events, check us out. https://www.facebook.com/SunsetRaceMeramec/ or  http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1242272075/460#461 (scroll to the last post) Anyway, Danelle and I went out to the river the day before the Sunset Race due to the extreme cold … Continue reading “Sunset Race Scouting – 2/10/2021”

11th Annual Race To The Dome – 10/10/2020

Race To The Dome is a paddle race on the Missouri river and a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief. There is a long and short version of the race. This year was my second time participating and paddling the short 16 mile course. I was on a team with Sonora, Melissa, and Bernie in the … Continue reading “11th Annual Race To The Dome – 10/10/2020”

September – 2020

Another month has moved by quickly. We’re still home more than we want with COVID-19 around. You can tell by the number of cat photos we have this month. Trying to capture Brawndo looking stately. Somehow a sink is the same as a cat bed. Not something I encourage, but I often get overridden. Coatrack’s … Continue reading “September – 2020”

Sunset Race with Sonora – 9/10/2020

My monthly Sunset Race has an ever changing cast of characters. This month we had two boats. Sonora and I in our Grumman and Eric. But unlike other months, we had ground crew??? Basically, Melissa and Danelle came out to drink beer at the ramp and hang out while we paddled 🙂 I’m just about … Continue reading “Sunset Race with Sonora – 9/10/2020”

Mississippi Paddle – 9/7/2020

I wanted to paddle somewhere different. Sonora and Danelle were up for the challenge. I don’t remember who’s idea it was, but it doesn’t  matter. We decided to paddle on the Mississippi river. Starting in a pool just off the river near the damn and working our way upriver just a bit. We didn’t want … Continue reading “Mississippi Paddle – 9/7/2020”