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1st Kansas River “Gritty Fitty” Race – GPS Tracks and Pictures

October 18, 2017 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on 1st Kansas River “Gritty Fitty” Race – GPS Tracks and Pictures

I am sorting and revising my old blog posts. This one is about the first Gritty Fitty race and was originally posted in July 2007. It was the only time when I paddled the Kansas (Kaw) River. Of course, I don’t count a short section …

The End of My Photography during the 2008 Missouri River 340 Race

September 9, 2017 – 7:26 pm | Comments Off on The End of My Photography during the 2008 Missouri River 340 Race
2014 Krugerhead Race when MR340 was delayed due to flooding

This article was originally published in my old Paddling with Camera blog on July 24, 2008, i.e., just after the 2008 MR340 Race. The big sandbar was, of course, Hills Island.
In early MR340 races I was doing much more photography than nowadays. Perhaps, I …

7 Good Reasons for Taking Up a Paddling Challenge

August 28, 2017 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off on 7 Good Reasons for Taking Up a Paddling Challenge

I am sorting my old blog posts and moving some of them into a new format. This one was originally posted almost 10 years ago on October 11, 2007.

It is good to read time to time a motivational article. Dawn Stewart (WaterTribe’s SandyBottom) in …

My First 12 Years with Missouri River 340 Race

August 17, 2017 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on My First 12 Years with Missouri River 340 Race

I have just returned to Colorado from the 12th Missouri River 340 race – 340 miles nonstop from Kansas City to St Charles. So, obviously I paddled 340 miles, but my trip included also 2026 miles by car and 283 miles by a train (a …

Flooding and Missouri River 340 Race

August 5, 2017 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on Flooding and Missouri River 340 Race
2014 Krugerhead Race when MR340 was delayed due to flooding

I believe that Missouri River 340 race has been rescheduled 3 times due to flooding during the the race 11 years history. There was also one slight delay at a start due to a heavy thunderstorm.
I managed to attend one rescheduled race. As a self …

12 Pictures and Reflections from 2006 Paddling and Racing

July 14, 2017 – 8:56 pm | Comments Off on 12 Pictures and Reflections from 2006 Paddling and Racing

I just dug out the 11 year old post summarizing my paddling activities in 2006…
Paddlewise, it was probably the richest year in my 45 years of paddling: the first Watertribe Ultimate Florida Challenge and the first Missouri River 340 race. Arguably, the 2002 year …

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