|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'