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by swriverstone
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?
Replies: 8
Views: 6288

Long Lost C-Boater wondering: what to paddle?

Hi All— Scott Wilkinson here—some of you may remember me from ages ago when I lived and paddled in the Mid-Atlantic region. I live in Eugene, Oregon these days (since 2017). For those that don't know me, I was a slalom C-1er for many years back in the late 80's/early 90s. I've kinda grown away from ...
by swriverstone
Sat May 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Kayak conversions—and catching up!
Replies: 11
Views: 10392

Kayak conversions—and catching up!

Hey Everyone! It's probably been years since I last posted here, so great to see the forum alive and well. :-) I'm living in Eugene, Oregon now—the land of "See what? See one—is that what you said? What is that???" ;-) Due to life obligations, I've paddled almost none since moving out west (from Wes...
by swriverstone
Wed May 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Riversport Slalom August 17-18
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: Riversport Slalom August 17-18

I don't know any details...but it had something to do with (my interpretation) an idiot pilot flying dangerously low over the water and running into wires across the river. (I don't think anyone was hurt...) And it would be like the bureaucracy to blame the wires and not the pilot. <rolling eyes> Sc...
by swriverstone
Thu May 23, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Slippery Rock Creek Clinic June 1 & 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Slippery Rock Creek Clinic June 1 & 2

Hi PAC---this sounds like fun, and I'm going to try to make it up from Morgantown. I've known about Slippery Rock Creek for decades but never paddled it. Is it generally all open boaters? I'd be willing to do some teaching, but I'll be in a C-1. :wink:

Scott (Wilkinson)
by swriverstone
Thu May 23, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Riversport Slalom August 17-18
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: Riversport Slalom August 17-18

Hi Jim...I live in Morgantown now and am itching to paddle in gates again, so I'll be there! I may be able to drive up Thursday evening after work and help with course construction (plenty of experience there!), so I'll let you know as we get closer. On a different topic...is there any chance the ga...
by swriverstone
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)
Replies: 34
Views: 10909

Re: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)

Hmm...interesting perspectives. I still want to try it, if only to say I have. Perhaps the boards are clunkier and heavier than I thought they were? Also, it seems like you could paddle them in a similar style to a flatwater Olympic C-1 (but maybe not?) Theoretically I don't see why you couldn't do ...
by swriverstone
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)
Replies: 34
Views: 10909

SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)

Okay, I know they aren't canoes...or are they? Just wondering who here has tried SUP (stand up paddleboarding)? I'm REALLY excited about this and am going to rent one for a week at the beach later this month to give it a try. It's a FAST-growing sport, probably the fastest-growing paddlesport out th...
by swriverstone
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Checking in after long absence...
Replies: 8
Views: 5524

Checking in after long absence...

Hi Everyone! It's Scott Wilkinson---checking in after a LONG absence (both from here and from paddling). Hope everyone is well and I'm glad to see the C-Forum still alive and well. My life has taken a few big turns over the past few years...got divorced, then into another relationship...my GF and I ...
by swriverstone
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Longboating Forum!
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Hi Neal! Thanks---but I feel like I've been so out-of-the-loop that I've practically stabbed the C-community in the back! LOL (Hopefully I'll be more in the loop!) I've been finding myself in Richmond more often lately---PM me your phone number and I'll give you a call next time I'm down---it's been...
by swriverstone
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New Longboating Forum!
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

New Longboating Forum!

Hi Everyone... As a longtime C-boater and slalom racer, I've been perpetually dismayed by the explosive popularity and growth of ultra-short freestyle playboats (kayaks, and yes---C1 conversions). Not dismayed because there is anything wrong with short playboats...but because the proliferation of th...
by swriverstone
Mon May 16, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Official apology for not showing!
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Official apology for not showing!

I owe everyone a big apology---after saying I was pumped about the armada (true!), I was a no-show. Dave Miller's excuse was that he had a wedding to attend in Connecticut. Chris and Trevor Soileau's excuse was that they're training for team trials (C-2) and thought it better to hang in DC. I don't ...
by swriverstone
Thu May 12, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Armada questions and updates...
Replies: 6
Views: 2892

Hmm...I've been paddling the NB for years and have no clue where the water treatment plant is! In my experience, people always pull over first at that red brick building (on the right, just across the Savage River bridge), then figure out the shuttles, then leave a few cars at the takeout, then head...
by swriverstone
Thu May 12, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Skinned knee---AARRGGHH!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4861

Thanks for the good advice all. I realized what I have to do before anything else is keep my leg fully bent/folded for hours (not easy!) until a scab forms in the bent position. Otherwise, everytime I bend my leg the whole thing rips open---ouch!

Scott
by swriverstone
Thu May 12, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Skinned knee---AARRGGHH!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4861

By "liquid bandage" do you mean something like the Curad "spray-on" bandage? If so, YIKES! :) I tried some of that last night...sprayed it on, and WHOOAA did it HURT! I was literally doubled over in agony for a good minute---felt like my knee was in FLAMES! :-? I don't want to miss paddling, so I'll...
by swriverstone
Thu May 12, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Skinned knee---AARRGGHH!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4861

Skinned knee---AARRGGHH!!!!

While hang gliding yesterday (my other sport), the wind switched on a landing approach and I bellied in, skinning the hades out of my knee in the process. AAARRRGGGHHH!!! Now I have a serious case of road rash. What could be worse for a C-boater? :( I'm worried about paddling Saturday. Pis*es me off...