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Message started by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/04/14 at 01:34:25

Title: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/04/14 at 01:34:25
Hi All,
You still have time to sign up online for the Freedom Race on June 21!  I have ordered the T-shirts, but I ordered a few extras.  First come first serve!  Sign up now to ensure you get one.  They are very nice athletic performance moisture wicking shirts.  Short sleeve, 4.1 oz white with dark blue print.  Flatlock seams, and triple sewn neck and hems.  It's nice!  Check it out below. (and ladies, it's not too thin either, so see through shouldn’t be too bad of an issue if slightly wet).

All Classes will receive trophies for 1st – 3rd.

Top 5 overall boats will also receive trophies.

Currently, we do not have full classes for the Canoe class, Women’s Solo, and Women’s Tandem.  Those racers will still be recognized with a class win, but we reserve the right to combine classes if we only have 1 or 2 in a class.  Furthermore, if you want to be counted for MPR points, you must have a minimum of 3 boats in the class.

http://www.midwestpaddleracing.com/Register.html

2014_Freedom_Race_Shirt.png (Attachment deleted | 904 )

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by yankeeclipper on 06/04/14 at 05:43:55
Kindly explain this combining of classes. You say if only one or two are entered in a class they will be put into another class but still recognized? Does that mean they get an "atta boy" and no trophy even though they worked as hard as everybody else, spent just as much on gas to travel to support your race in addition to the entry fee? It doesn't take any more effort to have two boats in a class than ten. Besides the trophys are already purchased.

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by oakcabinpaddler on 06/04/14 at 08:11:04
Hi Joe,

Have you ordered the shirts? If not, double check the date on the shirt in the png file above. If you have ordered, do not double check the date.


Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by BAJA 27 on 06/04/14 at 08:27:33
I just noticed it myself. Off by 3 days. :)

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/05/14 at 02:07:14
Thanks for the eyes on the dates.  It was an old picture, and a typo.  Don't worry, the dates are correct.

The trophies are already purchased, and if you've signed up already, then you have no worry about that - provided you win your class.  Obviously if there is only one boat in your class, then you've got some tough competition with the river. ;)

However, the MPR rules state that you must have a class of three or more in order to earn points.  It is up to the race director to combine classes at his discretion if there is only a class of one, which there are 3 classes of at this moment.

Regardless of whether you win a trophy or not though, I have worked hard to make the Freedom Race a good value.  All entries will recieve a medal, a performance shirt, and a free hot meal (hot dogs/hamburgers chips and drink).  Everyone recieves a ticket for the raffle (Epic Paddle, Thetis Paddle, Dry Bags, Spiz Products, Hammer Products, and other Epic articles).  And everyone gets free hammer products in their goodie bag.

Hopefully winning a top three trophy in a class of less than three isn't the break point for a decision to race the Freedom Race.

Joe

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by FatPaddlerUSA on 06/05/14 at 07:01:40
Good value indeed.  I'll send in my registration on Saturday!

Just PM'd you on a related race topic...

Barry

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/06/14 at 08:54:33
Hey All,

I just got confirmation we will have free chiropractic and athletic injury care to race participants, staff, volunteers and spectators at the Freedom Race! 

Logan University's BioFreeze Human Performance Center will be on hand at the start, at the Katfish Katy's checkpoint, and at the finish to provide free chiropractic and athletic injury care.  This care will include chiropractic adjustments, stretching, athletic and kinesio taping, injury evaluation and icing.  All care is provided absolutely free of charge.

Anticipated times of availability are:
Starting line - 6:15am to 8am
Katfish Katy's 10am to 1pm
Jeff City finish 3pm to 5pm

It's a win-win as their senior interns will use this experience to work with a unique athletic contingent and be mentored on-field by one of the area's top sports medicine docs.

Thanks Barry and all those at Logan University!!!

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Michael J Blaney on 06/07/14 at 13:29:01
Should one be without ground crew will there be transportation available back to the starting point?

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/08/14 at 15:13:03
There is not transportation officially available, but I am pretty sure you can find a ride as many folks will be heading back to KC after the race and it's right in the way and right off the highway. 

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/11/14 at 05:57:29
http://midwestpaddleracing.com/Roster.html

Updated Roster.  Close to 75 people and 50 boats.  Getting big!  But we could use more canoes, and women's solo and women's tandem! 

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by traci-lynn on 06/16/14 at 01:07:02
Joe,

I am curious...

If I am the only solo female that signs up for your race, then how will that reflect in regards to the MPR points?

Overall, I dont really care about the points. I am doing the Freedom Race as a training run for the 340.. But I was curious if I would get grouped in with the solo men and earn points based on how I placed in regards to the men or if I just wouldnt get any points at all for the Freedom Race.

I believe that the two other races that you sponsored ended up placing me in with the men as well... and I still did ok.   ::)

Maybe I can make it easier for everyone if I just shave all of my hair off and start calling myself "Mr Bruno".   :D    :D

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Manitou Paddler on 06/16/14 at 08:28:31
Traci

I am giving any points I might accidentally earn to Matt Green....so he can feel special.  I am sure he would share some with you.....but only a few, because this whole point thing is very serious business for him and he is not one to be toyed with!!! :P

........And I don't want to see him cry ::)

Bryan

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Manitou Paddler on 06/16/14 at 12:16:50
We have another river rise coming.....while it is forcasted to be just below flood stage (however, 2-3 feet higher than what is was this weekend)...that forcast does not include any rain beyond 24 hours out.....and we have chance of rain several days later in the week and the precip totals estimated are 2-3 inches in some areas that are above Boonville and feed into the Missouri River.   

SO we will for sure see a very high river for the race and may even see a slug of debris again.

A south wind is predicted on race day (thank goodness...would not know what to do without a grinding head wind)...good news about the wind is that it is supposed to be almost 90 degrees on Saturday...and if we had a minor tail wind and you would feel like you had your head in a microwave.

River is as River Does.

Bryan

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Ryan J. McCoy on 06/18/14 at 00:30:21
The RiverPenguins will be bringing a day of registration mixed tandem canoe.  Just thought we'd give a heads up to you.

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by traci-lynn on 06/18/14 at 02:30:45
laughing my ass off.....

hummm, in my opinion, there are few things worse in life than to see a grown man cry, so I think that matt should keep all of your points Bryan...

I wear big girl panties now... ummm I mean big boy underwear...
I will be be just fine!!

Mr Bruno

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by bentstep on 06/19/14 at 08:46:48
hey folks,
i just lost my support crew (read: guy who was going to drive my car from the start to the finish for me).

any suggestions for getting a ride from (and back to) st. louis for this saturday's race?  or tips on how to hitch a ride from jeff city to lamine... with a kayak?

bs

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Hawkeyes99 on 06/19/14 at 10:15:08
bentstep -  I sent you a PM.   

Bob Harms

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by bentstep on 06/19/14 at 11:56:11
thanks very much to Hawkeyes99.
see you in Jeff City "bright" and early on Saturday morning.

bs

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by gus on 06/23/14 at 07:31:38
Are the results from the race posted some where on this topic and I am missing it?   Not a big deal.  Just curious.

Thanks again Joe for a great race.  Scott and I had a blast.  River and wind conditions were a lot better then forecasted.  No debris at all for the most part and the wind did not pick up until very late in the day.

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Rose on 06/23/14 at 15:36:40
I'm looking for the results also -- want to see how everybody did.  -- nice high water. 

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Ladsurfski on 06/23/14 at 17:03:05
Results will be posted by Joe Mann at http://www.midwestpaddleracing.com/Freedom_Race_Results.html

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 06/23/14 at 22:42:42
Results are posted!!!

http://www.midwestpaddleracing.com/Freedom_Race_Results.html

Glad everyone had a great time, and hope to see you all next time!

My mom and dad (Linda and Hoot) have been the official timekeepers each year, and every year they remark on how great and wonderfull the people are that make up the paddling community.  They are right!  and I am glad to be part of that.  You should all be proud to be such great sportspeople and ambassadors.

As such, my parents just keep wanting to come back and help, and now they are very excited to be part of the Kaw races later this year!

I will keep you all updated as to when registration will open!  Until then, go prepare for the 340!!!

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Manitou Paddler on 06/24/14 at 07:56:56
Here is a video from the camera's I had mounted on the front and rear of my surfski.  This is just folks hanging out on the water before race start.  I will post the actually race start and paddle to the Missouri River soon. 

In this clip I steal David's single blade and paddle around in the v10 sport ...there is no way I could have done that in a v12....I really dig this sport for distance racing, However I did elect to return the single blade and use my wing for the race ::)

http://youtu.be/3LeAyj5Nc3c

Bryan

Note:

The rear mounted camera used in this clip can be bought for as little as $59 (ebay) and has a rear touch screen...the case and hardware seem a little cheesy, but work....but my thoughts are you have to be careful closing the case and handling the camera or you could easily snap something...nowhere near as solid as an actual go pro.....however, the image quality is actually pretty good.....the brand is Ematic

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ematic-SportsCam-1080p-Full-HD-Waterproof-Touchscreen-Action-5MP-Camera-Black-/350971006237

....well worth it if you want a tool to work on good form....and a fun toy....it will take video for about an hour on a full charge...which is way more footage that you really want to dig thru...trust me.

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Green Wave paddler on 06/25/14 at 11:57:50
Bryan, congrats on another strong finish.  I am missing the competition of not paddling.  I just need to get right before I invest the time.  We have spoke about that after your injury.  You have to get well and hungry....LOL I love to see you kicking butt....... Keep it up...MD

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Manitou Paddler on 06/25/14 at 13:33:51
Bro...I miss having you out there.....you are a really strong paddler.

Hope to see you back in the game soon........the paddling scene up here is such a good group of supportive athletes....its awsome.

Bryan

Title: Re: Freedom Race Updates, Classes, T-shirts, etc.
Post by Manitou Paddler on 06/28/14 at 22:01:58
finally got around to processing some video from actual start of freedom race

http://youtu.be/3PGYED1SSa0

Bryan

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