Month: July 2013 | Kayak Power

 

 

 













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Sunday swimming Tri NOW style

July 29, 2013 by mike swope

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yes……just like a Tri the swim prep start early, her you see

a highly trained life guard checking the course before the

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After the Frankster give them the pre race instructions….

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Their off and racing, and yes they were young but they were also    FAST TOO!

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ever heard the term it take a village?? we with a long swim

it take a lot of support from your local do right guys too!

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here’s a picture of their fast actions saving a swimmer!

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this is the head lifeguard Monica leading by example!

and so you say wow that looks like fun, but it more than you think…check out this photo…

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This is what you see from a kayak… just another great view of the lake eh?

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look closely and you will see 3 swimmers low in the water.

They way we put lots of guards, lots of kayaks and work

with the local support professionals to keep people safe!

 

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This is us “plucking” the buoys after the race has finished.

Just a quick shout out the the City of Little Elm for working with us this year and making us ticket free  YEAH!!!

 

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stop dreaming and start paddling, with KPC!

LLELA does it easy, or

July 29, 2013 by mike swope

How to goof off and still protect nature and the environment

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Action shots for the 1st “rapid”

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Nice line through the bump

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that’s skill, smiling and taking a clean line thru…

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Love the hat love the pink yak too, you look marvelous!

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check out the really good pictures from Steve and his 35mm camera on our KPC meetup site….

 

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back in the saddle

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TRUST ME!

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Way to be NICK!

KPC ECO TOUR

 

Join us every 3rd Saturday on the Elm Fork of the Trinity

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area  LLELA

I’ve got friend in low places……

July 29, 2013 by mike swope

Oops sorry Garth, I meant to say in WET places….

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so it was Sunday evening with the sun low in the sky and

I was thinking…………………………kayaking??

Where is your shocked face??

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lets see if we can get a un posed picture..what ya say??

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that’s better!

 

I can make this easy on you…

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This is your brain ……….

before your get in a kayak and join KPC for some fun

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This is your brain after your in the kayak…

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join us for your very own “Friends” paddle at WRL!!!!

 

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Dallas Scholars

July 27, 2013 by mike swope

Descend on the WRBC for a Friday filled with Fun…….

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the ladies from the Dallas Arboretum

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The very nice head of the Dallas Scholars from SMU

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she was really a cool lady, she was new to kayaking

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but got lucky and found a skilled instructor while on the lake

go figure………………….

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we got geared up, had a mini lesson inside and then

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hit the water!!!

Check out all the pic’s

 

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So….

July 26, 2013 by mike swope

The answer about $55 per ticket, and get this……

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the tickets were hand written, thus the were not in the system, NOT IN THE SYSTEM….

so you could not

 

ask for an extension,

you could not argue or dispute the ticket

and you only get 15 days to pay or the price doubles……

I was told to wait until the ticket was in the system them I could pay it,

I said the higher amount?

Yes, I was told just to call back and tell them it wasn’t in the system before the 15 days was up and they would credit the difference to the lower amount.

HA Right, clever scam, oops I mean system of parking violations in Dallas…jeez..

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The Moral of the story, park with at least 1/2 the vehicle on pavement or become a hunted master criminal pursued to the ends of the earth by Dallas DPD, or at least to the park!

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I can’t tell from the photo is the dog has surrendered for not having a poop permit or the horse and the dog are a gang?

 

Please join us next month as we play ………….

Park on the marked parking at the KPC cleanup!!!

How much did your trash cost??

July 15, 2013 by mike swope

Well it was Second Saturday…..you know…

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The birds were singing……

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the flowers were out…….

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People were fishing……..

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Or Jogging or rowing……..

And we were trashing…..

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Taking care of the lake and

preventing shoreline erosion too….

 

But as fate would have it, luring in the shade

hunting for serious crime and criminals…

was the Dallas Police Department…

Seeing that the assembled group or “gang” was

parking in the no parking area they pounced….

 

So….

 

If you got a ticket on Second Saturday volunteering

with KPC and the FTLOTL we need to know, please

contact Mike at mike@kayakpower.com and

Please understand we made a serious attempt to

notify everyone at the time however we were given almost

no lead time to get the vehicles moved…. were Sorry!

 

What we did learn it that at least two (2) of the vehicles tires must be on pavement to be legally parked, we know now and you know now too.

We’ll add a map post the the various media pages and show exactly where by DPD we were told is overflow parking to that lot and general area should be.

We have discussed this with the FTLOTL group and look forward to chatting with DPD DPARD and of course the COD, however we freely acknowledge that we were parked in a NO PARKING ZONE, we would just like to add the that we parked there to help all of the above do something that they asked us to help with and we are glad to do it …..

we’d just like a little teamwork to go our way too.

But

we still made an impact, we still got trash out of the water and we still had fun with each other too…

 

 

 Next clean up

August 10th

2013

9am – 12pm

4100 W Lawther Dr WRL Park

S by SE wind make a big difference..

July 9, 2013 by mike swope

 

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Yup that’s the same lake just without the 30 mph wind..

It actually makes for a much funner day on the water!

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we get lots more stroke work in too!

 

Go Peggy GO!

We even do our very own Duck Dynasty photo shoot too..

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All joking aside, you think you got the horses ….please

Marty is rocking the 82 years like few can, You Da MAN!

 

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Intro 2 Kayaking

7/27/2013

Ahem…..

July 6, 2013 by mike swope

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           GET YOUR HEAD AROUND THIS….

 

    INTRO    

2

  Kayaking 

 

This Sunday 7th

 

Lake Ray Hubbard across from Bass Pro

 

3201 Zion Garland, TX 75043

9am Soft Start…

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