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Re: MR340 Race Updates (Read 39607 times)
07/15/08 at 03:43:00

brwa175   Offline
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we have no idea how this is going to work but we're going to try and post blog updates during the race. tricky things about this,  we're in the race, wireless communications can be questionable, we have to keep stuff dry.  these won't be up-to-the-minute reportings of who's where, etc., but more from the viewpoint of what it's like to be in the race. expect only 2-3 posts a day. we do have to paddle!
you can search WARRIOR ANT PRESS in your favorite search engine or goto:
theministerofinformation.blogspot.com
 

However, truth is a reasonable substitute.
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Reply #1 - 07/15/08 at 08:34:46

Barbara   Offline
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Groves, Texas

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Just got this in...

Liz Lincoln, wife of solo paddler Dave Lincoln, from the great state of Virginia has lost her watch.  She thinks it would have been lost at Kaw Point.  If anyone has found a watch, please call Liz at 703-966-6121.
 
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Reply #2 - 07/15/08 at 13:26:57

cwyatt   Offline
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This was posted on luv2paddle.com

From this morning:

MR 3:40
A report from Ginsie.
Labenite Park.
These are paddling times for just the Texans.
Bugge 1:15
Steppe 1:15 they are within 2 seconds of each other.
Carter 1:22
Jeff Wueste 1:25
Lee and Phil 1:25
Grumpy old men 1:30
Erin 1:36 there is another solo close to her.
Diesel and Greg 1:40

The weather is beautiful and they are going faster than last year.
She will call me when they get through Lexington.



 
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Reply #3 - 07/15/08 at 13:46:46

Brett   Offline
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Barb,

Thanks! Keep the updates comin'  these are some FAST times this year, hope the weather holds out!
 
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Reply #4 - 07/15/08 at 19:32:34

C.J. Hall   Offline
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Wow Barbara.
You are on top of this thing.
Thanks.
C.J. Hall
 
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Reply #5 - 07/16/08 at 11:46:25

TheBigMuddy.net   Offline
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Great Job Barbara! Looks like Hermann is next for the leaders of the pack...
UPDATE REQUEST: If possible, could someone post here, email me crew@thebigmuddy.net or call my cell 314-604-0317 when the lead RACERS LEAVE HERMANN?  I'm trying to get a better timeframe....so I can watch closely the net cam I have set up on my site http://www.thebigmuddy.net Just click the yellow dot between New Haven and Washington. My intention is to catch some pics of racers so I can add to my photo gallery and add a page dedicated to the 340 race on my web site.

By the way, once through Hermann, it is only 21.5 miles to the cam, so grab a look.

Thanks to anyone who can help me out with an update.  Dave and I are going to be working the check point Friday 7am to 4pm in Washington. Hope to see you there.
 
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Reply #6 - 07/16/08 at 12:04:31

Barbara   Offline
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The first boat went through 12:22--12:28.  Let me know what time you expect them in camera sight.  I have it pulled up on another computer and am watching.

Thanks Barbara
 
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Reply #7 - 07/16/08 at 13:46:17

OldRiverRacer47   Offline
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[font=Arial][/font] Hello Barbara...from Massachusetts! Thanks for your updates, especially since the official site update function appears to be frozen at 6:45 AM this morning, your time. I have a friend who's first ever paddling experience began yesterday when the gun was fired to signal the start of the race. He's competing in the solo division in a 15-1/2 foot home made riverboat...so he's fairly easy to spot. If anyone catches a glimpse of him, I'd really appreciate a heads up. Thanks.
 
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Reply #8 - 07/16/08 at 13:48:45

Barbara   Offline
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What is his name and I can let you know how he is...?
 
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Reply #9 - 07/16/08 at 13:51:36

Barbara   Offline
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The first boat just passed the webcam...missed the pic though.  They were at the bottom of the screen.
 
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Reply #10 - 07/16/08 at 13:54:34

OldRiverRacer47   Offline
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Absolutely! His name is Mitchel Burns in Boat #5166. Thanks. All I can tell you for sure was that he left Miami at 1:16 this morning...and was in the Top 150!!!
 
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Reply #11 - 07/16/08 at 13:55:14

jdweber1982   Offline
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I have a feeling he's talking about my Father-in-law, Mitchel Burns.  Mitchel is an amazing competitor and is quite known in the farming community for his corn husking abilities, as he won the 2006 National Championship in the sport.  He was so excited to be able to compete in the MR340 and we are cheering him on every step of the way!

I'd also like to thank you Barbara for all your updates, keep up the good work!

And good luck to all competitors.

 
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Reply #12 - 07/16/08 at 14:00:32

OldRiverRacer47   Offline
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That's him! Nice to meet you. I'm Dennis from GARR. And, obviously, I've been excited about his newest adventure for months. Do you have a more current update on your father-in-law?
 
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Reply #13 - 07/16/08 at 14:03:37

jdweber1982   Offline
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Unfortunately no, I know my wife spoke with his parents this morning but the most recent spreadsheet reflects later information.  When I get home from work I'll call for updates!  Should be around 5:00pm.
 
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Reply #14 - 07/16/08 at 14:07:31

TheBigMuddy.net   Offline
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Okay folks, I've missed all ops to catch boats on the cam, but I'm getting reports that the first to go through was an orange kayak (I think the lead) went by roughly 1:30pm. Sorry, don't know other details. Also, another report of a boat w/crew of 8 "paddling like hell". So, that's all I know. I'm trying to post details as they come in to my cam. This makes me less likely to see whats on my own cam, so I'm asking if anyone does catch a boat, please save the pic (right click) and e-mail it to me. I may run to Washington too for some pics.

This is so exciting!!!!

I'll post what I know from this end.

Shelly http://www.thebigmuddy.net
 
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Reply #15 - 07/16/08 at 14:15:20

Barbara   Offline
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Officially, the first boat through is a 6-man Team Texas.  Not sure if the kayak was a pleasure boater but they aren't leading the race.  The 6-man went through very fast and by the time I right-clicked they were gone.  The next couple of boats will be by in about 2.0 hours.  They left Hermann just a little bit ago.  If they are staying close to the trees we might not see them.  Now...I have seen a train in the trees and a man mowing the lawn two days in a row.  There has been a jet skier and a speed boat.  I will do my best to get a picture and let you know when the next ones go by.  It's really a cool cam...thanks
 
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Reply #16 - 07/16/08 at 15:02:38

christopherlee711   Offline
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Barbara, thanks for your updates.  I've been looking for info on the Meers brothers throughout the day (boat #1778) and haven't seen any new info on them since the 6:45 posting this AM.  If anybody has any news on Dan and Dave, could you let me know?  Thanks a ton, I'm excited about hopefully participating in one of the next few years myself.
 
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Reply #17 - 07/16/08 at 15:06:45

christopherlee711   Offline
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Oops, you beat me to it!  Their Glasgow stop was added with your last update, thanks.
 
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Reply #18 - 07/16/08 at 15:48:12

TheBigMuddy.net   Offline
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UPDATE FROM THE BIG MUDDY - Hi all, I just ran to Washington to see the first boat come in. TEAM TEXAS is the only boat that has checked through Washington. I had to leave the cam, so I don't know if others had passed by. TEAM TEXAS was brutualized, but NOT broken. I told them a lot of people from across the country watched them pass by the camera. (Some of you saw it, but I missed it!) Anyway, that put a smile on their faces. It is painfully hot down at the boat ramp. I know TEAM TEXAS will keep "paddling like hell" to get done and get some relief.

I'm going to mess with my cam and grab some pics of TT and throw them up to my net cam page. I'll put them on a link, much like my net cam gallery, for now. When the race is over, I'll do a photo montage. Give me a chance to put them up. Thanks!
Shelly
 
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Reply #19 - 07/16/08 at 16:21:26

Barbara   Offline
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7/16/08  5:18 P.M.

Just got word the checkpoint at Washington isn't accessible.  They will be moving to a spot 19 miles down river called Weldon Springs.  They are passing out info to all teams from Coopers/Jeff City & Hermann.  The times will show a difference since 3 boats will have gone to Washington but the overall times won't be affected.  If anyone needs info I will do what I can to help.

Barbara
 
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