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Sunset Races-2nd Thursday of each month (Read 131433 times)
Reply #340 - 11/12/15 at 12:19:45

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I'm there. Danielle is planning on it tool
 
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Reply #341 - 12/03/15 at 12:23:58

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85th Sunset Race

WHAT: 6 ish mile paddle on the Meramec River
WHEN: 12/10/2015
TIME: 6:00 PM start
WHERE: Meet at Greentree ramp in Kirkwood MO

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Reply #342 - 12/08/15 at 12:10:54

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2 Days to the next Sunset Race!

Hope to see a few people there!

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Reply #343 - 12/10/15 at 11:17:26

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Boat is loaded. See you there!
The weather and water level are going to be great!
 
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Reply #344 - 12/11/15 at 13:34:55

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I love paddling, cause its always an adventure. Last night was no different. Joe Sartori and I were the only ones that showed up. So we put our boats in the water and loaded up to paddle. Except, I had a minor accident...

Normally when I get in my kayak, its near shore. And when I get in, it bottoms out and I have to gently push off the bottom with my hand or paddle before I can start. I thought I would save wear and tear on my boat/paddle/hand and just start in deeper water. So I put the kayak a bit farther out in the water. When I went to get in, I did something stupid and ended up flipping over at the ramp!

Fortunately for me, I had my dry suit on and after gathering up my floating gear, I was able to go the 3 feet to shore and dump out the water. Unfortunately for me, I didn't get the zipper all the way and got a little wet.

I was still able to finish up the race and had a great/damp time. Always double check your gear!

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Reply #345 - 01/05/16 at 13:00:03

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86th Sunset Race

WHAT: 6 ish mile paddle on the Meramec River
WHEN: 1/14/2016
TIME: 6:00 PM start
WHERE: Meet at Greentree ramp in Kirkwood MO

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Reply #346 - 01/09/16 at 21:48:46

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I am planning on it!

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Reply #347 - 01/11/16 at 11:11:58

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Joe, the weather looks great for Thursday!   53/41. Should be a great night for paddling!

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Reply #348 - 01/15/16 at 10:22:13

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What an incredible Sunset Race last night. Joe Sartori, Jo Jo Newbold, and myself were there. This was the first race since the recent record flooding in this area of the Meramec river. I'm always amazed how the river changes. Sometimes little changes, and others very large. Yesterday, the ramp had piles of sand on both sides of the ramp from from the top of the ramp down t the water line that were each at least a foot deep and a few feet wide!

Going upriver, we keep close to shore to minimize the current against our canoe. The quantity of debris above our heads and long the shore told a tale of significantly higher water. One piece of trash appeared to be cloth or plastic over 100 feet in length draped through a few trees. It looked artistic except for being garbage. Another section held large pieces of metal from the side of a building. Then suddenly out of nowhere was a large tree in the water going 2/3 across the river. We opted for safety and went around it.

The railroad bridge just before the turn around (141 and the Meramec) had tons of stuff hanging from the bottom of it. The largest had to be a 1,000 plus pound tree trunk wedged just right under the bridge. I would not wish anybody to be near it when it finally falls!

After turning around and coming back downriver, we saw similar things on the other side of the river. We were both keeping watch for the tree across the river and listening to the sounds. Then out of nowhere, was a different tree again going 2/3 across the river the other direction. We were both amazed that we didn't see it on the way up, but realized we were too focused on our side of the river and debris there to notice. Most shocking was that when we got back to the ramp, we didn't see the tree we saw going upriver blocking most of the way.

Something was also causing a disturbance in the water to create shallow waves that we have not noticed before. We stopped paddling to try to understand and enjoy them. I'm going to have to get back out there soon and see this in the daylight to make sense of it!

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Reply #349 - 02/02/16 at 12:11:22

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87th Sunset Race

WHAT: 6 ish mile paddle on the Meramec River
WHEN: 2/11/2016
TIME: 6:00 PM start
WHERE: Meet at Greentree ramp in Kirkwood MO

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Reply #350 - 02/08/16 at 13:20:31

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February won't disappoint, its traditionally the coldest Sunset Race of the year. This coming Thursday shows a high of freezing. Please only show up if you have cold water immersion gear. Then, prepare to be beaten  Grin

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Reply #351 - 02/09/16 at 22:05:22

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cant wait!
 
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Reply #352 - 03/02/16 at 12:22:15

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88th Sunset Race

WHAT: 6 ish mile paddle on the Meramec River
WHEN: 3/10/2016
TIME: 6:15 PM start
WHERE: Meet at Greentree ramp in Kirkwood MO

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Reply #353 - 03/10/16 at 10:11:15

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Sunset race tonight! Great chance to test out your Rain Gear!

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Reply #354 - 03/10/16 at 11:37:38

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See you there Hogan!
 
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Reply #355 - 03/11/16 at 08:43:43

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Life's a beach at the Sunset race!
 

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Reply #356 - 04/04/16 at 13:07:22

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89th Sunset Race

WHAT: 6 ish mile paddle on the Meramec River
WHEN: 4/14/2016
TIME: 6:45 PM start
WHERE: Meet at Greentree ramp in Kirkwood MO

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Reply #357 - 04/11/16 at 12:56:22

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Coming up in just a few days!

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Reply #358 - 04/14/16 at 11:10:48

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Pack your boat and come out after work!!!!

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Reply #359 - 05/05/16 at 13:04:04

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One week to the next Sunset race!!!

90th Sunset Race

WHAT: 6 ish mile paddle on the Meramec River
WHEN: 5/12/2016
TIME: 7:00 PM start
WHERE: Meet at Greentree ramp in Kirkwood MO

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