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A Texas Tradition Begins, 1962

Post By:nate on 6/24/2014 4:05amicon
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Post By: nate on 6/24/2014 4:07am

Damn, having lots of 'senior moments' lately:

http://www.houstoncanoeclub.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=496051&module_id=109991

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Post By: paddlesolo on 7/20/2014 12:19pm

Nate, I just read this article about the Au Sable race, and while it was touted as being difficult, I don't think it is in the same category as the Texas Water Safari. Tell me if I am correct?

Au Sable Race

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Post By: nate on 7/20/2014 1:59pm

I've never paddled the Au Sable, but I've met people who've paddled both and all have told me the Texas Water Safari is the toughest.
I've lived a tough life and the Texas Water Safari is the toughest thing I've ever done. It's like three races in one. There's the 'hard core' serious racers, there's the 'come in in the top 15 and get a special award people, ten there's the 'finish in under 100 hours' people.
For me it was a battle of mind over pain thing. Finished 13th, 19th, and 67th.

Rod Price, a great Florida Paddler paddled it this year and is going to write a book about it. He has already written two books about endurance races he's finished, the 1000, yes that's right , one thousand miles on the Yukon River, and the Ultimate Florida Challenge, a race circumnavigating Florida.. If you're interested in his books I'll post how to contact him.

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Post By: nate on 7/22/2014 8:53am

On 7/20/2014 paddlesolo said...
Nate, I just read this article about the Au Sable race, and while it was touted as being difficult, I don't think it is in the same category as the Texas Water Safari. Tell me if I am correct?

Au Sable Race



This might be of interest to you.

I've read his first two books and can't wait for his next one on his experience paddling the Texas Water Safari. His first book was a little amateurish but good, his second one was better and very good. I'm bettin his third will be great!

Francis, I think you would love reading them all.

I'm still in Texas for cancer treatment and other ailments.
Missin Florida and Florida rivers,

Nate

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