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Monthly Archive: November 2009

29
Nov

Из России с любовью

So… When Sam broke the news that our summer exploration of East Africa would be put on hold for a couple of major shoulder operations, I had to quickly find a new summer plan. I can’t remember if it was my idea or if someone else put it into my head but I decided a …

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23
Nov

Youghiogheny Defense Party

The Yough Defense party at the Falls City Pub was a great success.  Money was raised to help preserve the Yough watershed.  Thanks to all involved in making this happen.   The Fern Cliff Collective kept the party bumpin playing all night long.  I really enjoyed the band.  Not only where they very talented, but …

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13
Nov

Pyranha Standing Tall at the 09 Green Race

Man, what a sick event!  The green race is straight up grass roots.  From the first racer out of the blocks to the bitter end of the after party.  Speaking of the after party, this was one of the best parties I have been to all year, kick ass for sure!   I, myself, didn’t …

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12
Nov

The Making of Haymaker – Puerto Vallarta, MX

Long awaited update from the Puerto Vallarta, MX mission.  Enjoy the ‘making of’ video and some free stuff, @ huckinhuge.com!

12
Nov

A frog ran narrows…

It’s true, it’s not a joke. A french frog with a strange pink helmet ran the Green narrow race for  second time. Hungry because he didn’t win the last year, the frog trained very hard all the summer to climb at the first place.

12
Nov

First Narrows Race

Exactly three years to the day I watched my first Green Race I found myself in the Gallimore parking lot with my 10 foot purple Pyranha Mountain 300 listening to Jason Hale shout out his renown pre-race messages. It was amazing to see so many great boaters who have helped form the history of the …

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11
Nov

Off to Bhutan – Drangme Chu Expedition! Back soon, we hope!

Lots of Rocks In about 7 hours I am off to Bhutan! I will meet up with Mike Abbott in Bangkok and then head up to Bhutan to catch up with the team.  We are off to Eastern Bhutan, a long bumpy ride away to the Drangme Chu. We completed the 1st D of the …

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10
Nov

Tyne Tour 09

The first weekend in November heralds the Tyne Tour in Hexham, North East England. The event is a big gathering of folks to descend the North Tyne and other local rivers depending on rainfall. On the Saturday evening there is a big ceilidh, this is similar to what I imagine line dancing to be but …

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08
Nov

New in 2010 NZ play wave

Just a quick message to everyone who plans on making a trip to NZ in the future. Plans are in process for river enhancements on the humble Hawea river nr Wanaka. Work should start this summer. This will add the perfect link from Fiordland to the west coast. Great news. All the consents have been …

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06
Nov

Dave Fairweather Caption Competition

Answers on a postcard to Sammy at Pyranha. Best one wins a packet of hobnobs, kindly donated by tomparkercoaching.co.uk

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