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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:51 pm

On the up shot of going only on Sunday and not on Saturday night also, was the body that was found by a kayaker under the boat dock. Google body found at Shawnee Mission Park and the story will come up. Very low crime area so finding random bodies is quite the story for us. Could it be that paddlers,are going to become the next joggers; paddlers suddenly being the people who find bodies all the time.
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:24 pm

teotwaki wrote:
woodsghost wrote:-----Keep in mind if the Madrid fault slips it could rearrange the river. Or all the rivers. ----

Good point but could still have positive outcomes. Freeways and streets may be destroyed but as long as the river is navigable it could beat walking cross-country. Probably a good idea to continue to improve skills for traveling via riverways.
Our canoe has a real shallow draft to navigate smaller creeks easier. So far we have been able to navigate some really shallow waters that I woulf have bet money we would have bottomed out on.
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by teotwaki » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:23 am

agrippakc wrote:Our canoe has a real shallow draft to navigate smaller creeks easier. So far we have been able to navigate some really shallow waters that I woulf have bet money we would have bottomed out on.
How much weight in the canoe? In essence, was that shallow water experienced with just the two of you in the canoe or with a bunch of gear for long term camping?
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:02 pm

That test is coming soon. The lake we paddle in has some shallows that are similar to the local creeks by our house so it will be a good test site.


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It looks like I knew the guy. He was a regular at the shop I work at and he'd come in and shop and shoot the bull. At least he is a local and it wasn't a crime. We hadn't seen him in a month or so.
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by teotwaki » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:23 pm

PS: Pictures?? :mrgreen: :clap:
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by HMPlatinum » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:10 pm

agrippakc wrote:
agrippakc wrote:
HMPlatinum wrote:Planning on doing any video yourself.
I am in SE Mo. (near the Current River) and must admit I've not heard of this event.
Good luck!
We are working on doing some video. I am going to shoot it in the style of a Ken Burns documentary.
The missus and I are talking about exploring some of the current next year.
It's a beautiful river set in the scenic Ozarks. Spring-fed, clear and a bit cool. I can't recommend it enough.
Current River and 11-Point. Gorgeous!
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by Mrselfdestruct » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:28 pm

teotwaki wrote:
woodsghost wrote:-----Keep in mind if the Madrid fault slips it could rearrange the river. Or all the rivers. ----

Good point but could still have positive outcomes. Freeways and streets may be destroyed but as long as the river is navigable it could beat walking cross-country. Probably a good idea to continue to improve skills for traveling via riverways.

I believe he may be refering to a plate slip changing the direction of water flow...
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:55 pm

As the last time there was a major earthquake in the area did cause the water to flow backwards in the Mississippi river, it didn't last long and soon water was flowing where it belonged.

We now are training in a lake that is 100% dead guy free (i hope) and we are able to paddle flatwater with wind 4 hours at a stretch. I am not talking just sitting in our canoe and contemplating the waves; I mean paddling hard. Did you know that can burn up to 750 calories an hour if you are paddling at 4 mph? That is why, as I explained to my wife, two cheese sandwhiches and four 12 oz bottles of water is not enough to sustain us on the lake. So I made my wife watch the video on food and the MR340 and how you need a constant intake to keep up a pace that we are going to be keeping. Also, paddling as a sport is knocking the fat off, I can't recommend it enough. LOL.
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by HMPlatinum » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:33 pm

Crap.
If the wife sees this, I'll be buying TWO kayaks.
She won't be happy in a canoe...
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:05 am

Paddled for six hours on Sunday. I am hoping to simulate paddling to the first checkpoint soon trying to have all the food and water onboard for that first run and timing it out. I have to admit, my arms and back don't hurt like they used to and the non stop paddling feels more like being on a steady jog; I'm starting to feel like I could really keep it up.
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Post by TacAir » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:08 pm

agrippakc wrote:Paddled for six hours on Sunday. I am hoping to simulate paddling to the first checkpoint soon trying to have all the food and water onboard for that first run and timing it out. I have to admit, my arms and back don't hurt like they used to and the non stop paddling feels more like being on a steady jog; I'm starting to feel like I could really keep it up.
Thanks for keeping the updates coming. Even now, tho, don't you wonder what it takes to win this thing?

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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:55 pm

To win takes a level of toughness and grit not seen outside of a Chuck Norris blood test; to finish takes grit, true grit. The MR340, unlike a lot of other endurance challenges, spans days and the reaper is always on your heels. So not giving up and pushing on to the that next checkpoint and passing up the checkpoint you are next to before you take a break is where you have to dig down deep and then dig some more. Memorizing the 340 miles and looking at endless charts. Constantly trying to lose weight because every pound I lose is another pound I don't have to paddle. My wife pointed out that she still doesn't know where her core is or even if she is working it, but hopefully she figures it out. LOL Also, my personal thought is that this race may defeat me and I may get disqualified, but it won't be because I gave up.
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:45 am

This was an experimental short shot with my busted up 360 camera. Remember, [/url]this was first video. Watch it on a mobile device and remember to look around its 360.
https://youtu.be/XX-tQHAFUPo
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Post by agrippakc » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:10 pm

https://youtu.be/LZoh8Z-RmEk


This is another 360 video of another paddler in distress that we spotted on the lake and rescued. She was doing fine and would have been fine but we got to help her a little and practice how to tow another boat. Best viewed on a mobile device and don't forget to look all around, I sit in an office chair when I watch 360 videos.
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Post by agrippakc » Mon May 01, 2017 12:48 am

https://youtu.be/-3YPLnYv_h4
https://youtu.be/g6mGSvhuaRI
These are two videos of the Kaw Point park and boat ramp; the "starting line".
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Post by agrippakc » Mon May 08, 2017 1:24 pm

I've gone back to reshoot Kaw Point as it was cloudy and disagreeable on my last visit and I then went from the official starting line at Kaw Point to the first unofficial point at the Berkley River Front Park, not a point you should stop at but a great place to watch the paddlers go by and cheer them on and a good emergency stop should something go terribly wrong early on.

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Post by agrippakc » Mon May 15, 2017 2:47 am

My wife decided that she wanted to try to carry the canoe.

https://youtu.be/0uo1pg9X5wY
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Post by teotwaki » Mon May 15, 2017 10:13 am

agrippakc wrote:My wife decided that she wanted to try to carry the canoe.

https://youtu.be/0uo1pg9X5wY

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Post by agrippakc » Thu May 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Also, for everyone who lives along the Missouri River and would like to come out and see the race go by here are the checkpoints and times:

Lexington 8/8 1200h-1700h
Waverly 8/8 1430h-2100h
Miami 8/8 1730h- 8/9 1100h
Glasgow 8/8 2100h- 8/9 1800h
Katfish Katy's 8/9 0130h-1200h
Jeff. City 8/9 0500h-1900h
Hermann 8/9 1000h-8/11 1000h
Klondike 8/9 1400h- 8/11 1800h
St. Charles 8/9 1700h- 8/11 2359h

Goodness knows where we will be along that route; Tuesday night the race will be scattered over 200 miles of river. It is something to see.
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Post by agrippakc » Mon May 22, 2017 10:24 am

This video from one of the first places that people go watch the racers go by and ground crews go to help if their boat is having problems early on.

https://youtu.be/vJPECKP5Pd4
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Post by agrippakc » Mon May 22, 2017 12:08 pm

This is the city of Lexington, the first official checkpoint I have had a chance to cover. Really neat town and I am glad I have had the chance to visit and do a story on this historic town.

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Post by teotwaki » Mon May 22, 2017 4:08 pm

agrippakc wrote:This is the city of Lexington, the first official checkpoint I have had a chance to cover. Really neat town and I am glad I have had the chance to visit and do a story on this historic town.

https://youtu.be/JOsXO7xwK6k
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Hey look at that. I fixed it in the post. When I get home I will redo the rest. Thanks a lot for the "how to".
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Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Post by agrippakc » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:38 pm

This cursed weather has really hampered our training. We need to get actual river miles under our belt but with the uncooperative weather this has been a challenge.
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