I have been in Colorado since the week after the Reno River Festival.
Unfortunately for me I tore a muscle in my side while playing around on the river the day after the River Festival. I was hoping that it would heal up quickly, but it has become quite a problem for me. Yesterday I got into the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail. I received a Cortisone shot and some Novocain patches, but I cant yet tell if it has helped. So, regardless I will be in Colorado either competing or helping to judge. (hopefully competing) I am heading to Steam Boat Springs tomorrow and will start training for their event, so I will have a better idea of what my paddling situation is going to look like then. I won the event last year, so I really hope that I have the opportunity to compete.
Last weekend I worked at CKS in Buena Vista at their annual event. I had a lot of fun, and it seemed as if Jackson Kayak had a strong impact as well.
Next I headed to Telluride with Nick and Emily to help out a Jackson Kayak dealer, Jagged Edge, with some clinics and fun on the river. Unfortunately that trip was cut short due to a snow storm, but I am looking forward to going back next year.
So, that’s it for now. I will update you again soon.