Friday, December 10, 2010

So Much You Can Do

When it rains it pours, when I'm training, I have a hard time not getting excited about all the possibilities, that I should eventually be in great shape for :)

There are so many opportunities this coming year regards small boat adventure racing. There’s WaterTribe’s annual Everglades Challenge (EC) in March, the return of the WaterTribe Cross Florida Challenge (CFC) likely in early May, and the new event named Tip of the Mitt sponsored by Verlen Kruger Memorial Paddling Events in June. All are week long adventures about 300 miles in distance. Of course there is also the Missouri River 340 (MR340), Texas Water Safari, and Yukon River Quest races which run every year, and the shorter 100 mile Watertribe North Carolina Challenge in September.  Certainly lots to consider.

I’m in for the EC, it's one of my favorite events, and I'll likely do it as long as I can still paddle.  I’ve already done the CFC as one of the legs in the longer Ultimate Florida Challenge (UFC) in 2006 and will do it again in 2012. I’ve also done an MR340. So I’m really thinking about this new Michigan event. I spent a week on Lake Michigan in 2005, even wrote up a little trip report about it.  One night while camped, we even saw the Northern Lights, wow.  I’d love to go back.
Picture above of MarkP (owner of Kruger Canoes) and me at Peninsula Point Lighthouse, Stonington Peninsula on the North shore of Lake Michigan, part of Hiawatha National Forest (2005).

 I’ll need to check vacation time, and Paul’s and my sailing plans.  I'd really like to do another week long summer sail with Paul on our sailboat 'Dawn Patrol' too.  And I’ve got that great bike ride RAGBRAI planned in July... 

Better keep up the workouts.  Thank goodness there's only two more years till retirement.

1 comment:

Riviela said...

I will follow you!!!! have a nice trip!!!