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Message started by Scott Mansker on 02/18/15 at 15:49:16

Title: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Scott Mansker on 02/18/15 at 15:49:16
Gasconade River.  More details to follow below.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 02/22/15 at 10:39:28
The Gas 2015

June 13, 2015

20 Miles

$25  prepay through PayPal ( bbrooks5973@gmail.com ) or
Check or cash day of race

Start 9am Riddle Bridge Access

Finish Jerome

CLASSES

SUP men
SUP women
Men Solo Recreation 14' and under
Women Solo Recreation 14' and under
Men Solo Kayak 18' and under
     Ben Apperson
Women Solo Kayak  18' and under
Men C1
Women C1
Men Solo Unlimited
Women Solo Unlimited
     Traci Martin
     Di McHenry
Recreational Canoe 17' and under
Men Tandem
Women Tandem
Mixed Tandem
Team Boat 3 or more paddlers

Sponsors

Hammer Nutrition
Love Your Veterans dot org
Epic (Ladsurfski)
Midwest Paddle Racing

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Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by yankeeclipper on 02/22/15 at 12:00:23
What is recreation 14' and under. What sort of boats are they. Plastic/aluminum, fiberglass also, length limit?

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by yankeeclipper on 02/22/15 at 12:05:18
That was plastic/aluminum canoe. It includes fiberglass, wood? Is this supposed tone a stock/rec class?

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 02/22/15 at 14:49:25
Charlie

Thanks for your questions.

14' and under recreational. Is wide open to any one with a boat 14' max length. If you want to bring a bathtub here's your class. Do you remember me bringing 2 boys to do one of your gutbuster races with 12 foot kayaks. Yep. They got slaughtered.

And yes the plastic / aluminium canoe is for the people without a high end boat. If you got your boat last weekend at Dicks Sporting Goods store and it's only a 16' plastic canoe that's 4' wide. Now you have a chance.

I would like this to be fun at all levels. Otherwise I would limit the classes and leave it up to the paddler to bring the fastest boat they can buy borrow or build. Which is still their option.

Let's also keep in mind this my FIRST go at being the director. Keep the comments coming. This is a great growing experience for me to a get a good look at the other side of race.

Brian

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Dead Last Johnnie O on 02/22/15 at 18:35:34
This might be fun to have a group come down from the Kansas city area and show them a thing or two! Maybe get a carpool going to make it a little easier on the wallet. Everybody keeps telling how fun the Gasconade is and it sure is tempting.

DLJ & Fred (the jokers of trash talking)

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by yankeeclipper on 02/22/15 at 18:45:13
DLJ-Good idea but I want you to leave the surf ski home and bring a c1. I think at 68 this Yankee can show you a few steering techniques on the Gas :D

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Murkee Water 2.0 on 02/22/15 at 21:07:53
Umm, I've gotta say I'm a little offended that aluminum is under "recreational division." Those are the real racing machines! And what do you mean saying aluminum is "for the people without a high end boat." Nothing says class like a dented, dinged-up, scratched old aluminum.  ;D

Duke

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 02/22/15 at 21:31:40
2.0. You are correct!!

Nothing says I am a true Bad Ass like ALUMINUM. (I own 4 of them myself) But do you really want to be in the same class as a pro boat? Or a Huki? 

Ahh the learning curve.

Keep it coming everyone. I'm Taking Notes. I just hope I can get it right by June.

Brian

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Murkee Water 2.0 on 02/22/15 at 21:37:54
Brian,
Thank you for your support. And yes, I suppose aluminum should be in a different divisions than 40 lb Kevlar boats. However, I think the title "recreational division" is unfair. "Freaking ManBeast Division" would be more appropriate.

Duke

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by yankeeclipper on 02/23/15 at 08:58:50
I would change the name to "Stock" canoe. That brings aluminum, fiberglass and rotomolded into one class. Generally there is a length restriction of 17-17.5. The reasoning is when canoe hits the magical 18' mark the design changes and it starts to fall into a more competitive category by those who own them. The 18' Grumman that Dana owns was the fastest aluminum until Alumicraft came out with the 18.5, it was also lighter. the 18.5 is still the fastest stock aluminum. Just a note on pedigree some of the top paddlers in the U.S. started in the iron boat class like Bob Zaveral and his partner Jeff Shultis (a national champion before going into the pro circuit)
IMHO there is no better boat for the 340 for the average Joe and Joette, Solid hull, tough and paddler friendly. My ranking would be 18.5 Alumacraft, 18' Grumman followed by the Voyager and light Alumacraft 17'

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by MurKee Water on 02/23/15 at 09:43:00
Not to toot the old horn, but to add to Charlie's point the 18' Grumman proved to be the fastest aluminum at the 340 last year although be it a very slight margin.
Dana

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Mchardy on 02/23/15 at 21:19:55
Where would you put the Beaver in that list of the fastest aluminum hulls?

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by yankeeclipper on 02/24/15 at 07:03:37
The Alumacraft 18.5 is fastest stock canoe, stock meaning readily available from the manufacturer and targeted to the general public.(my definition) the Beaver is faster and the Minnick or Ohio lowline even faster.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Dark Horse Paddler on 02/24/15 at 07:11:21
I think it is great that you are offering so many classes.  That's what I do with the Freedom Race.  I have the kayak division (18' and under) and the canoe class. 

But with some of my other races, the attendance isn't large enough to have so many.  We wouldn't even get 2 boats in some classes.

So let's go folks.  Sign up for the Gasconade and fill these classes!  It's a great course and great river!

Sorry Brian, I won't be there - it's the same day as the Texas Water Safari - and I'm going back to give that rodeo another shot this year.


Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 02/24/15 at 18:03:37
Now there's 15 classes to choose from.

Did I leave any one out?

No pedal drive class yet. But if you want it you got it too. Don't know how they are in less than a foot of water.

The edit button is the greatest. Still tweaking it  :)

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Mchardy on 02/25/15 at 07:50:23
Joe

MR340 AND The Water Safari!! That is awesome...Im wondering who is that illustrious group of paddlers?

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Manitou Paddler on 02/25/15 at 09:21:29
You need a rock crusher class...just sayn

:)
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Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 04/16/15 at 20:02:58
Congratulation Ben Apperson.

First one to sign up.

Running roster at the top of the thread.

Also have two sponsors and the stickers are in. Welcome aboard Hammer Nutrition and Love Your Veterans dot org.
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Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Manitou Paddler on 05/21/15 at 13:19:22
I literally may get my v7 the day before this race.....hope it all works out.

Bryan

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 05/22/15 at 06:14:48
I'm going to run the course this weekend. If any one is interested post here, call, or text.

Brian
573.434.2893

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Manitou Paddler on 05/22/15 at 14:02:47
Brooks

Take note of the river gage Bro....and report back on depth.....even a pic or two would be great.....I love that section of river.   Hope I have my v7 by then....but with all the water we have been seeing....she might be a clean run for any boat.....would be good to know.

Bryan

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 05/22/15 at 17:52:05
Hopkins

The gauge is at 2.56 feet and flowing 1280 kcfs. I'm taking the v10sport so I won't have to worry about bailing water if it's raining. By the end of the weekend I will post more info and keep you all updated as the race gets closer.

Brian.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Manitou Paddler on 05/22/15 at 20:42:44
:)

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Jon Bankes on 05/22/15 at 23:01:59
Might have to try out the Rock Crusher on this one!  Hard to believe ONE of the races is falling on my weekend off  ;D

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 05/23/15 at 00:00:18
Jon

This is the perfect river for that boat. I helped Matt build that boat with rivers like the Gasconade and the Kaw in mind. No worries for you or the metal malitia here.

Brian

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Jon Bankes on 05/24/15 at 02:48:39
The perfect boat for it, but she's sleeker than this engine is used to!  The 'test' would be all about ME.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 05/24/15 at 17:17:52
Change of plans. Didn't take the v10sport. Instead took the rhino lined aluminum sled. Marilyn wanted to tag along so we braved the 80% chance of rain with a few beers. The river level was good enough for any pretty sleek machine you wanted to paddle. I would even go so far to say that an understern would have been safe today with good river reading skills.

The river gauge said 2.4 feet and 1130 kcfs. For any one keeping notes @ 3.2 miles in to the course there a few trees to maneuver around. And @ 5 miles the river splits we took the faster water to the left and got pushed into a tree. I would recommend the right channel for the novice. Other than that it was clear sailing for a total of 21 miles on the day.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 05/24/15 at 17:29:35
Riddle Bridge Access

Lots of parking.
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Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/04/15 at 21:39:26
Going to run the course Sunday. Should be good. The Gasconade river is at 5 ft pushing 4770 cfs. I will let you know how it was after the weekend. Anyone wanting to tag along let me know.

Brian
573 434 2893

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by jfeco on 06/07/15 at 19:18:51
Anyone interested in shuttling cars to the take out.  I can haul two kayaks. (Mine and someone else's )

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/07/15 at 20:26:49
The course was great at 4.6 ft. Not much rain in the forecast, should be a very fun time. See everyone Saturday morning.

Brian

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by k1herbert on 06/08/15 at 03:15:17
What time did you get on your practice run?

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/08/15 at 06:23:15
We started about 11:00 Sunday morning...

Unless you meaning average speed. We didn't exactly kill it but ended with a 8.5 mph average with a top speed of 14 mph. But that was a short burst through a short stretch of faster water. Really cool to 10 mph on the gps several times.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Rusty Coons on 06/08/15 at 23:12:39
We may be able to get down there and race this weekend but I was curious if anyone was shuttling people back to the start. It's a 4 hour drive for us to come down so two vehicles are out of the question. would there be anyone willing to run me back up to my truck while leaving my boat at the finish?
Thanks, Rusty

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by gersus on 06/09/15 at 14:09:38
We can run you back, no problem. Glad you're coming down!

Gerry

Is joe coming too?

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Jeff Zimmerman on 06/12/15 at 11:50:02
A friend and I are planning to come down tomorrow morning, and we have a couple of questions:

Is there a safety/pre-race meeting?  If so, when?

Any chance I could get a ride from someone from the finish to the start before the race, and/or George could get a ride back afterward?  We need to stage our vehicles and are trying to eliminate the back-and-forth.

How's the river lately?  We've never been on the Gasconade.  What should we expect?

Thanks,
--Jeff Z.

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/12/15 at 23:22:48
The safety meeting will be at about 8:15

Race Start at 9am

The river level is good right now it's about 3.25 ft on the gauge in Jerome. Shouldn't be much of a problem for anything you want to paddle.

As for a shuttle give me a call in the am. I am in Jerome and planning to leave here about 6:30 to get the the registration table set up. Or we'll do what we can to get you back to the top afterwards.  Several have asked and others have volunteered to help shuttle.

Brian Brooks
573-434-2893

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/14/15 at 21:41:09
THE GAS 2015 RESULTS

Woman Solo 18ft
1.  Jennifer Hutson 4:26:00
Men Solo 18ft
1.  John McCoy 2:56:153
Women Solo Unlimited
1.  Di McHenry 3:20:09
Men Solo Unlimited
1.  Todd Smith 3:01:45
2.  Colin Doggitt 3:05:25
Recreation Canoe 18ft
1.  Dan Prater & Ryan Koppy 3:28:45
2.  Ben Apperson & Josh Willis  3:35:25
Women Tandem
1.  Laura Brashear & Carol Heddinghaus 3:27:42
Mixed Tandem
1.  Amanda Urban & Michael Mathews 2:54:06
Men Tandem
1.  Dylan McHardy & Jim Short 2:32:48
2.  Matt Green & Kevin Schwartz 2:42:56
3.  George York & Jeff Zimmerman 3:47:25
Team Boat
1.  Kent Robinson,  Gerry Mitchell,  & Brian Brooks 2:35:32

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/16/15 at 18:52:01
Thanks to all that came out and participated. Also to those who Volunteered and helped to make this race a really good time. We had
22 paddlers   in
13 boats    from
4 states   
1 really good day.

I would like some feedback from anyone as to how I could improve this event for next year.

Also if anyone would like stickers from this race please text or email me your address. I have some left over that are 1 3/8 inches and some 4 1/4 inches. The smaller ones I used for the back of the medals.

Thanks again and we'll see you on the river soon.

Brian
573-434-2893
bbrooks5973@gmail.com
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Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by gersus on 06/17/15 at 09:48:35
It was a great day Brooks! Thanks!

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Kent osagepaddlesports.com on 06/17/15 at 16:28:37
Great time Brian I love the course & will return next year

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by Mchardy on 06/17/15 at 21:25:46
It was a great race you guys put on! Looking forward to next year and more BBQ sauerkraut!!! Awesome!!!

Title: Re: The GAS, June 13, 2015
Post by brian and marilyn on 06/17/15 at 22:41:56
Thanks. And I have already asked Ralph to cook for us again next year. He said YES. My first time with bbq kraut  and it was amazing.

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