MR340 – 7/12/2022

The annual Missouri River 340 (MR340) race has been something that our family has participated in seven times since 2008. Its a 340 mile canoe and kayak race from Kansas City to Saint Louis on the Missouri river. Its a non-stop race meaning that there are no mandatory stops, just a few checkpoints for safety. … Continue reading “MR340 – 7/12/2022”

2020 MR340 – 8/4/2020

2020 MR340 PRE RACE This year is an exceptionally strange year. COVID-19 has caused lots of social and safety issues. I was thinking about paddling in the MR340 with Jo Jo. Then Melissa Nilson called me and suggested Jo Jo and I join her on a dragon boat for the race. After talking with Jo … Continue reading “2020 MR340 – 8/4/2020”

MR340 Origins Talk – 1/8/2019

Jon Marble and I drove to Rocheport, Missouri to hear Scott Mansker talk about the history of the MR340 race. Jon and I wanted to talk about RaceOwl.com and the upcoming changes for the race. Then we would enjoy a presentation from Scott about the history of the MR340. Jon Marble eating a snack. Sorry … Continue reading “MR340 Origins Talk – 1/8/2019”

2018 MR340 – 7/26/2018

If you haven’t heard of the MR340, you should. Its a 340 mile paddling race from Kansas City to St. Louis on the Missouri¬† river. I’ve done it a few times and written about it on here. This year, I didn’t paddle, but I did volunteer at the Klondike ramp and of course go to … Continue reading “2018 MR340 – 7/26/2018”

August – 2017

Another good unicycling month even including the family. I also caught the awards ceremony for the MR340, cheering on my friends! It wouldn’t be a little adventure with some adversity. On my ride home, the throttle cable on the motorcycle broke on the highway. It was a bit of a close call coasting to a … Continue reading “August – 2017”

Missouri River 340 Race – 2016

Hogan Haake and Jo Newbold are participating in Mixed Tandem for the MR340 race this year. They start at 8 am Tuesday July 19th, 2016. They are listed as boat #0306, team “Donut & Maple Syrup”. The team name comes from their respective nutrition needs. Hogan prefers good old fashioned junk food, but always donuts … Continue reading “Missouri River 340 Race – 2016”

Missouri River 340 – 7/31/2015

I love paddling the MR340 race, but it didn’t work out this year. Instead, I re-worked the race tracking site RaceOwl. In order to ensure the site worked good, I sat on the sidelines and babysat the website. I’m glad I did as there were a few hiccups that needed to be worked out. As … Continue reading “Missouri River 340 – 7/31/2015”

7/3/2014 – KC For The MR340

I was signed up for the MR340 race. it was set to start on Tuesday 7/8. I have family in KC and decided to visit for Independence Day. It wouldn’t require any extra time off work, so it was perfect. We loaded the boat on the van and took off after work on Thursday. Everything … Continue reading “7/3/2014 – KC For The MR340”