Do as I say, not as I do

Last week at the board meeting we discussed paddling within your abilities during the covid situation since you don't want to force someone to have to get close to rescue you nor do you want to have to end up in a possibly overtaxed local ER. So when the Lehigh got dumped on I convinced …

Bike Shuttling and locking equipment

In this new normal many of us our self-isolating enough that we don't want to get in a car with others even for a head hanging out the window shuttle...so the obvious solution is a bike (or hike) shuttle. I've also seemed way too many Facebook posts about missing gear - more during this special …

Paddling Resources

This is mainly geared toward new paddlers, but I thought it might be useful to others... KCCNY, you already know about. Use the forum to organize trips, buy/sell gear, ask questions, post anything paddling related. If you haven't already, please become a member so we can keep having beginner weekends, pool sessions in the winter, …

River Reading

From the seat of your boat, it can be difficult to make a distinction between a downstream wave, hole, or barely-submerged rock. Here's a tip: It's often easier to figure out what you're facing by looking just below the feature. For example, you see a hump of water and, just beyond it, a patch of …

Grading of Rapids – from kayaksnthings.com

Came across a good article on what defines a rapid's class on the kayaksnthings blog. Here's an excerpt: Grade I: Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy. Grade II: Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which …