Monthly Archives: April 2012
It was a lovely, but blustery, day down by the River Charles for the 30th Annual Run of the Charles Kayak and Canoe Race. This great event hosted by the Charles River Watershed Association involved over 1100 paddlers vying for the fastest time on a variety of courses ranging from 6 miles to an epic … Continue reading
The Kalliste is an ultra-light, low-angle touring paddle that sports Werner’s most ingenious and iconic blade designs. The asymmetric blade is like an angular paintbrush that offers unrivaled balance and flow. In general, this paddle is suited for paddlers with a relaxed style and interested in an ultra-efficient stroke from catch to recovery. The foam … Continue reading
Here’s a special shout-out to my good friend and white-water mentor Jeff Cain who this past month logged his 61st consecutive month (yes that’s 5+ years) of white-water paddling in the Northeast! This is an exceptional accomplishment especially considering the icy January and February trips he endured to keep the streak alive. Congrats, Jeff…now keep … Continue reading
It seems as though the mild winter that we experienced in New England has finally delivered us a parting gift. I’m not talking about a freak Spring snowstorm…I’m talking about ticks! Over the past week the leadership at the MIT outing club has beaten the issues of ticks and Lyme disease prevention to death after … Continue reading
Sea sickness (aka “Mal de Mer”) is, undoubtedly, one of the most miserable ailments that can overcome a sea kayaker. The up and down, side to side, and gyroscopic motions that occur while paddling in confused seas are the perfect receipt to insight a bout of sea sickness. Unfortunately for some of us there is … Continue reading
This has got to be one of the coolest LEGO sets I’ve ever come across! There’s even a light brick and rotating mirror in the top of the tower to simulate the light beam…Psyched!