The first day that I had the protos of the Stomper 80 the Green was so crowded that I didn’t want to have our brand new protos out on the river will the entire world to see. So we had headed over to the Chattooga river where we knew we wouldn’t run into too many folks, especially since it was over 4ft. The next day was a Monday and we knew that it wouldn’t be crowded out there on the river so we decided to drop in on a good flow of 15″ on the stick. A couple of us had paddled the boat the day before but John and Jeff hadn’t so those guys were excited. They geared up quickly and were on their way down the trail almost before I could get my frozen dry suit on.
The Bachelor party crew consisted of Jon Grace (the groom), Tommy Hilleke, Jay Moffat, Jeff Paine (the freight train), Little Dave, Toby McDermott (budget) and yes… myself… I know I’m a girl. But Grace thought it fitting that I come along on his bachelor party.
John, Toby, Adriene, Biscuit, Tater, and I loaded up the van and hauled a bunch of boats over to the First Annual Cascades Race on the Nantahala river Wednesday night. Last week the call went out over the Facebook airwaves that there was going to be a race on Cascades. We love us some extreme racing down here in the south so we knew we wanted to support this event on one of the classic southeastern sections of creek boating. The race had a 5pm start, I love day light savings time so we had time to work most of the day then head over for a couple practice runs before it all went down.
As is per usual Toby “honey badger” MacDermott was faster, smoother, and in better shape than all of us so he took the top honors. He was so fast I never got a picture of him. Note the stylie medals made by Candice. Thanks Candice!