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Vancouver Island Speed Record

Posted by Joe O' Woodshop and Joe O' Paddles on August 7, 2009 at 12:09 AM

Well, busy as I have been lately, building paddles and all, the Vancouver Island  Speed Record had slipped to the back burner due to time constraints. However, THAT has now CHANGED!


It is now back in my thoughts, front and center. We will see how training goes the next few weeks. The  expedtiontion will either start this fall or next Spring. Either way, the record is comng home! Last time was a walk in the park despite headwinds 18 of the first 19 days...and still knocking off 5 days from the old record. Sleeping  in and walks along the beaches were normal last time around.


This time...I'm calling it "16 Days of Pain". I'll take another chumk off the record and will again enjoy a glass of red wine on the Brooks Peninsula while enroute!

Will it hurt?  Oh yeah.....but it is just pain. I recall a comment from the lad who broke my record last year... he said "Anyone who wants to beat this record,vhe's going to have to hurt!"


I say.......Nothing wrong with pain...all it does is hurt. And...Pain is temporary!! Here comes the Pain!!


Cheers.... Joe O'



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2 Comments

Reply waverider
10:30 PM on August 10, 2009 
Reading this sent goosebumps down the back, can't wait to see this!
(loved following the first trip)
Reply Joe O' Woodshop and Joe O' Paddles
9:53 AM on August 12, 2009 
waverider says...
Reading this sent goosebumps down the back, can't wait to see this!
(loved following the first trip)

Hey Rider,
Thanks for the message. I'll likely be postponing until next June, been so busy building paddles lately. But yeah, when i get out there it is going to be...uhhhh...fun... in a "Painful" kind of way. I can hardly wait :)