Month: September 2012 | Kayak Power

 

 

 













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KIB 2012 Fall Adventure

September 29, 2012 by mike swope

It was over cast, gray and dripping from the sky…

and believe it or not that was Sooooooo much better than

last year!!!!

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Richard said let do this despite the weather …boy was he..

R I G H T !!!!!

We got set up…

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We made it look good….

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Some folks showed up………

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We got them signed up…….with us too…

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And this happened……

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and this ……

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and this…..

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and this too……

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In fact it made the news!!!!!!

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We also gave away awards for the most trash!

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Congrats Steve on your new pelican dry box, you earned it!

 

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Yup…they got that whole 30 ft of plastic fence out of

that Tree, and won the largest trash award, cool light eh!

We also gave out a surprise hardest working award too.

Enjoy that giant carabineer too, and please…..

don’t use it for keys!

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These guys almost won for most and for biggest trash,

trouble was they couldn’t get that Fiat 500 on the kayak

Yes there was a whole car in the river…hum….

maybe next year!!!!

A     G R E A T      B I G

Thanks to all our volunteers who braved the weather and

despite that came out and got ….

dirty……

wet……

chilled….

 

and mostly…..TRASHED!!!

The river Thanks you, the Gulf Thanks you and KPC!!

THANKS YOU TOO…

 

PTST

September 23, 2012 by mike swope

at lake Joe Pool, it was a lovely morning to paddle and

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To swim too, even if your training for a race or races………………..

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You might notice the lake level is low and there are some patches of hydrilla, yes that invasive plant is at Lake Joe Pool, and was a hindrance to swim in, but…it is what it is!

Right Coach!

 

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………….. right!

 

Join us next weekend at the Playtri event in McKinney

and remember, don’t just kayak….KayakPower!

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Trinity Trash Bash …coming 9/29

September 22, 2012 by mike swope

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That’s right   Join us and REI and KIB to help clean up

the Trinity River Saturday the 29th, 2012

Meet new friends

and Get Trashed!

9am to 12 noon, come early to paddle!

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KPC award for most trash!

KPC Award for largest trash recovered from a kayak!

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Basic step for a easy and fun cleanup

with KayakPower…

1. Show up

2. Paddle and collect trash

3. Have fun paddling and doing good for the river

4. feel good the rest of the day!

 

These 4 steps are your key to happy trashing!

 

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L T R

September 15, 2012 by mike swope

                                                    UPDATE new pic’s!

LLELA Trip Report,

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It was 64 degrees by the river… 

that’s right sixty four….  YES!!!!

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Most of the crew was laid back for a fun float……

but there’s always …”that”  guy……..

 

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Thank the good Lord…. he paddles with US!!!!

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We had no issues with the ……

river

flow

rocks

rapids

or the trees

However

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Daniel was a little hot so he took a quick dip…

We call it getting the full value of the trip!

NOT to worry he was upright

and back in the saddle…..

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AS were we all!

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In fact here we are…. taking a break from the paddling

 

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Not bad …eh???

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Just another pretty normal day on the river…with KPC!

 

by the way if you see these pics

and don’t see your happy face….

that’s because your were not here….so……

Stop Dreaming

&

Start Paddling!

Steve shared his pic’s too, you know with the professional

camera and water proof (almost) bag…THANKS STEVE!!

 

S4 and the food drive

September 13, 2012 by mike swope

As you know we had a dry cleanup, and looking back at the

weather with the front that blew in we’re glad we did too!

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Thanks to Nettie and all our volunteers too that help keep

WRL clean and neat, and to everyone who brought food for

the “Fill a kayak” food drive, we got a couple of bags!!

October and November are the big months for the food

drive, we hope to fill the kayak with food by then and

Do the donation in December, your donated food helps

family’s in need here in the local northeast Dallas area!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Food Drive 2012

Isle De Bois

September 12, 2012 by mike swope

Swim Training, or in this case wind/swim training….

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You know if never looks like much from a picture, but..

When you have these type of winds….

Partly Cloudy
84°F / 29°C
63°F / 17°C
48%
29.86 in
(1011 mb)
N 27.6 mph
(N 44 kph)

& a cold front coming in.. you get your sail on setting buoys.

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Thanks to KW for the photo’s and also Thanks to ……..

John, Grace and Alex and Daniel for keeping the swimmers

S A F E !

Next Tri

PlayTri Stonebridge end of September

Toyota Tri on October

We NEED Volunteers for Toyota!!!

High Adventure Treks

September 11, 2012 by mike swope

Hits the River in San Marcos…

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Some had paddled with us before and were well skilled

Some were paddling with us for the first time & were about

to be…. well skilled!

 

Let me cut to the chase… give us a little time and we’ll

give you this!

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ACTION, EXCITEMENT AND FUN with KPC!

I don’t want to name names, but this is one of our

newest superstars!!!

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We got the Dad’s a little action too!

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Some… a little more than others!

If we could change a thing or too…

 

Hum….. First NO Toobs on the river,

Second  No Toobs on the river…

We had a great run early but the second run we

were joined by the entire freshman class of TSU!

O well, we called it a learning experience for the girls!

We still had a blast..

Check out this action gif..

And check out these photos too,

but you’ve been warned…there’s a bunch!

 

And Steve did it again too

Check em out!

Thanks to Jeff for letting us be a small part of the fun!

CD’s are going out on Friday,

Get your group out have fun and learn a skill too!

Don’t just Kayak………

KayakPower !

LLELA Au Pair report

September 1, 2012 by mike swope

Not a long report, great water, great friends………

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GREAT TIME!

don’t take my word for it!

We’ll actually do take my word for it,

in fact take about 30 sec’s of my words

and then I’ll share a full 60 with nothing but

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

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When you had your fill of ahhhhhh check out the pic’s too

 

Give us a call and we’ll you your group too!

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