March 2014 Club Meeting
Flying Pie Pizza 7804 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97215 Google Map
Website: Flying Pie Pizza
Ron Root will speak to us about running Shearer’s Falls in a round boat back in the day.
I turned 70 last Spring but stay in shape and still row. Keating and I went to grade school and high school together and have done several rivers together. He was there assisting when I ran Sherars.
I started rafting in 1972 and still do an annual Deschutes trip with my sons and any other permit or invite I hit upon. I taught all my sons (including two stepsons) to row. They range from 37 to 47 years old. I apply for Rogue and Middle Fork permits every year, but don’t seem to get lucky much like I used to (too much competition now).
I started out paddle-rafting a rubber ducky (I did Rainie in it because I didn’t know any better). I upgraded to a Campways Hopi and then their Miwok III, which I ran for 20-years. I now row a custom boat. I bought an Andy and Bax floor model at a $100 discount, but before it was delivered they called me to inform me that a private outfitter in Switzerland had requested five custom red versions of that model to be built. They ordered too much red hypalon, so made a sixth out of it and asked if I wanted it. A no brainer!