Sunday, February 14, 2010

Locust Fork Invitational Canoe and Kayak Races 2010

The Locust Fork Invitational kicks off the Alabama Slalom series of races which consists of 3 race events culminating to make the "Alabama Cup." This year the original date scheduled was last weekend (feb 6-7) which was rescheduled due to high water (who would have thought a white water event there could be too much water?) to the weekend of Feb 13-14. And as the weekend rolls around it turns out we were predicted 1-4" of snow. Combine the two and you have a recipe for a low turn out, in both spectators and racers but we still had a HUGE low country shrimp boil friday night followed by a great time throughout the weekend.........And to top it all off my division, Mens Championchip C1, was the first division to race on Saturday and i was lucky bib #1..... needless to say it was quite brisk, but beautiful and fun nonetheless.Despite the abnormal weather conditions and the low numbers of spectators and even racers, i think its safe to say all in attendance had a great time myself included. And with a first place finish in my division im all smiles.
So to sum up my complete weekend..... i got to playboat with a good buddy at a great spot while the snow was falling, got to do a little Alabama back country snowboarding with a some decent log grinds, and compete in the first event of the "Alabama Cup" slalom races the Locust Fork Invitational 2010. And when you put it all together it = a GREAT TIME!!!!

-BIG THANKS- to Chip and Joel for letting me use the Vajda its a sweet boat!
Also to Tyler and Jessica for letting me crash in the warmth of your home

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