I’ve never been past Concrete up Highway 20 in spite of living in the Northwest for 10 years now. Nope, never done the “Cascade Loop” although I’m sure I’ve driven parts of it. Having been focused more on riding ocean waves, I rarely headed east except to snowboard.
Last July I started riverboarding more than bodyboarding, taking a plunge off a 20’ cliff into the White Salmon for my first ever race during the Gorge Games. In spite of jumping in almost last, I ended up 5th in the race… Continue
In response to the Discussion posted by Rob regarding what boards we prefer (I was away on leave for most of the 'conversation' ) I thought I'd offer my perspective also...
Over the years since I've started Riverboarding, I have revised my opinions regarding what equipment to use when and where, and as I develop in terms of my ability to run and read Whitewater, I suspect my views may well change again... nonetheless, my current rule of thumb on what boards to use in what conditions… Continue
(Note: if you want to read a well written account of the get together in Colorado that came before this trip, please ready Rochelle Parry's blog posts)
I began my journey in Idaho with some much needed rest and busy work after a grueling weekend of boarding in Colorado. Doing Extreme Down River and Boardercross on the same day, then racing one on one against Rochelle just one day later, and finally getting up at 3:15 am to drive to the airport had taken it's toll. I stayed with… Continue
I had a few people ask me how I managed to raise the money for First Descents through the EddyFlower Vertical Challenge, so I thought I'd share how I did it. In the end I raised around $500, enough to put me in the entire challenge's top 20 list for individual donations and send 1/2 of a cancer survivor to camp (or is that one cancer survivor to 1/2 a camp?).
Let me start by saying that I have never participated in any kind of fundraiser before in my life.