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by bevbarnard
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fall paddling on the Charles
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

Re: Fall paddling on the Charles

Hi Linda, good to hear from you anyway. Tuesday and Wednesday look spectacular also so if you decide to go another day and want company let me know. I can get out after lunch most days.

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fall paddling on the Charles
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

Fall paddling on the Charles

65 degrees on Monday! Anyone up for an afternoon paddle on the Charles? I have been putting in at the Charles River Kayak rental dock on Storrow Drive and heading to the Museum of Science and back. I may go out on Sunday as well. Lots to see, crew boats everywhere and safe paddling for this time of ...
by bevbarnard
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need safety kayakers for Great River Race
Replies: 8
Views: 7926

Re: Need safety kayakers for Great River Race

Anyone planning a car pool? I will be racing but could use help moving the car. I can fit one extra boat on my roof rack so could move my car to the finish and bring an extra boat back to the start.

See you there.

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Designs Kayak Question
Replies: 3
Views: 5650

Re: Current Designs Kayak Question

Hi Dave, I have a Current Designs Extreme HV (HV stands for high volume - slightly higher foredeck for people with larger feet etc). The Extreme is basically a narrower version of the Solstice. It is also 18 feet or so and quite fast. It is a great ocean boat and quite stable - I came back from the ...
by bevbarnard
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration Forms Now Available for NSRWA Great River Race
Replies: 1
Views: 5177

Re: Registration Forms Now Available for NSRWA Great River R

This is a great race - go fast or just enjoy the ride with the rising tide. The six mile course feels like five with the push from the current. Very nice course and a fun social event at the end! Hope to see some of you there.
by bevbarnard
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Westport River Race June 18
Replies: 0
Views: 3568

Westport River Race June 18

So here I am pushing racing again - there is a race on the river in Westport MA, that has an easy 3.5 mile beginners course and a longer race for those up to it. I did this race last year - very nice course and a party at the finish line! Go as fast or as slow as you like! Here are the basic details...
by bevbarnard
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Essex River Race May 14 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4393

Essex River Race May 14 2011

Anyone considering a little early season racing? The Essex River Race is on May 14 this year. This is a nice way to start the season - a 5.5 mile race on the beautiful Essex River. You do not need to go fast to enjoy this paddle, and the $25 fee gets you a tee shirt and food at the awards party. Abo...
by bevbarnard
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

Must be something in the air - I have been chained to my desk as well. Did mamage an Isle of Shoals trip last Thursday - big seas coming home - up to 8' - more than just a little texture! Raced last Sunday in Lawrence, very nice course.

Hope to make the next one!

Cheers, Bev.
by bevbarnard
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)

Hi all, Anyone planning on doing Ashland tomorrow? I am going rain or shine - and by that I mean if it is raining I ain't going! But - weather looks good an the boat is already loaded. If it is nice I actually plan on getting there early (4 ish) and putting in a few quick laps up and down the lake. ...
by bevbarnard
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/15)

I am up for the 14th also - can't make today. Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 8/31)

I should be free for these again after Labor Day - kids back at college/school etc. Maybe we can get a good turnout for an early September evening followed by Thai food or some other delight!

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 8/24)

Yes, I think I will hit the gym instead! Next week sounds like a great plan!

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

Hi Bea, It is the Bird Island Challenge. There is a 3 mile, 6 mile and 14 mile course. The 3 mile is all sheleterd water. Registration closed yesterday but they may take a late entry. You would need to call the Gleason Family YMCA on 508 295 9622. Jo-Ann Watson is running the race and is very helpfu...
by bevbarnard
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

I cannot get there tonight. Anyone else doing the Bird Island race in Wareham on Sunday?

Have fun tonight - sorry I will not be there,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 8/10)

Hi Astrid

Welcome back! I suspect I will be there.

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 7/27)

I will not be able to make it tonight as I have another commitment (much more boring unfortunately). Have fun if you go!

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety patrol for the Great River Race
Replies: 22
Views: 15956

Re: Safety patrol for the Great River Race

Sorry to miss Aimee's amazing post race picnic, and thanks for the encouragement during the race from WT's in safety boats on the course - really gives a boost to have friends cheer you on!
by bevbarnard
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

I am not going to make it either now - really busy at work and cannot get out. Have fun!

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

Nice! I should be there this week.

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

Well, better than last year. 3 hours 50 mins. I was really cranking for the first 12 miles and in touch with most of the faster boats but somewhere on the back shore my camelback mouth piece fell in the water with the valve on and syphoned out the rest of my gatorade. The last 7 miles were a slog wi...
by bevbarnard
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

Can't make it tonight - decided to relax a bit before the Blackburn. Have fun, looks like a nice night ahead!
by bevbarnard
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 7/13)

We had a fun night - despite the rain. Thanks to Lora for holding an impromptu rolling clinic! Everyone definitely benefitted. Astrid and a camera are a dangerous combination! (but thanks for posting the pics!) The Ashland lake is a good spot - big enough for people who want to explore a bit, it is ...
by bevbarnard
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 7/13)

Hi Barb, My office is only 6 miles from the Ashland lake so I am going unless there are lightning bolts crashing around. And, yes, the lake is really warm - my guess is nearly 80. Very pleasant. Intellicast has 50% chance of rain only. Wunderground has chance of thunderstorms, but they usually do! N...
by bevbarnard
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 7/13)

Jordan uses the casual strapless summer dress approach - at least I think that's what that thing he uses is. He claims it was a prototype for the 'Snuggie' but I have serious doubts. My wife bought me a tye dyed snuggie as a joke - I think I'll give it a try. I can terrorize the parking lot looking ...
by bevbarnard
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 7/13)

I will be there to play in the Ashland hot tub!

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

Bout time I started to learn how to roll, so I guess I will be there.

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

I cannot make it tonight - have a great time!

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West -friendly training sessions (Tuesday 6/29)

Hi Jordan,

I should be there! Any one else coming?

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

I am stuck at work till late today so will not be trying my rolling skills after all. See you next time. Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Escort Kayaker needed for swim in Boston Harbor
Replies: 1
Views: 3287

Re: Escort Kayaker needed for swim in Boston Harbor

Hi, I am interested in helping with this if you still need someone. I have a Current Design Extreme (18'10" - good ocean boat) and full safety gear including waterproof VHF, floating throw line with hoop etc. I am familiar with the Harbor and open water paddling (Blackburn Challenge etc). Best ...
by bevbarnard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

Rumor has it that I may try rolling this week!
by bevbarnard
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

I think it was Margaret Thatcher, oh, wait, did she run this country.......................I forget
by bevbarnard
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

I am in - see you there.

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSPN Invitation for Multi-Club Paddle Event
Replies: 9
Views: 9383

Re: NSPN Invitation for Multi-Club Paddle Event

I am planning to go but may have to go to Philadelphia instead this weekend so not sure if I will get there after all.

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Metro West-friendly skill sessions (next one Tuesday 9/14)
Replies: 81
Views: 69289

Re: Metro West -friendly training sessions

Only 6 miles from my office, nice weather forecast, looks like a great place for me to play with my new boat, I'm in!

See you there, Bev.
by bevbarnard
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 85389

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2010

Nice! 15 minutes from my office - can't wait!

Cheers,

Bev.
by bevbarnard
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thurs June 10th
Replies: 24
Views: 19296

Re: Thurs June 10th

I am coming also, Bev
by bevbarnard
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

Nice Pic!

Oily green sea, purple sky, what could go wrong!
by bevbarnard
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles
Replies: 236
Views: 156116

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles

If you post pics here is what I want to see - in this order 1. Swedish Bikini team 2. Magic Werner Paddle being used by Swedish Team 3. More of the Swedish Bikini team 4. Maybe, if it as really good shot, a picture of Hingham Harbor being savaged by a sever thunderstorm (with, of course, ths Swedish...