2017 Images in Review

It’s New Year’s Eve so it must be time for a Liquid Adventuring year in review. Three outdoor themes stand out for me in 2017: 1. Stepping up my whitewater kayaking skills on new-to-me rivers out East; 2. Mary and I becoming motorhome owners; and 3. Being named a brand ambassador for TRAK Kayaks. Here’s a month-by-month look at some […]

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Motion Tracking for Kayakers Too: Xensr Air

For the past 10 months I’ve been using a sports motion-tracking device called the Xensr Air 3D GPS (pronounced “sensor”), the product of a Green Bay, WI-based company. As company founder David Troup once told me, “In order to make it unforgettable, we made it unpronounceable.” The Air is touted as┬áthe world’s smallest and smartest 3D sports motion tracker supporting […]

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Lester River Race

For the past three years I’ve wanted to be in Duluth, MN during the annual whitewater race on the Lester River. I’ve seen photos and videos of expert kayakers negotiating the class IV and V features of this challenging river, and it looked like there were good observation points for spectators. Our daughter and her husband moved to Duluth last […]

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Swim Safety for USAT Triathlon National Championships

For the third year in a row Milwaukee hosted the USAT Age Group National Championship triathlon this past weekend. And for each of those years I served as kayak captain for about 30 volunteers who brought their kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to help more than 5,000 athletes make it safely through the swim portion of the events. You’ve never seen […]

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