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PostSubject: What, again?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:52 pm

Yes, again, already. batEyes It's time for the AuSable Canoe Marathon! I know I bring this up every year, but it's a big deal in our town. Ninety teams of canoeists (two paddlers per boat) will start out at 9 PM and race through the night till they reach the town of Oscoda, on the shores of Lake Huron. It's exciting!

Here's a promo featuring the 2007 race.

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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:02 pm

I love hearing about things like this! Thumbsup I hope they have a great night for the race. Wow.....I'm watching the promo as I'm typing, and they really put some oomph into their paddling!

This might be a dense question.....but are there many locals who enter? It looks like such a big race, I'm guessing you get canoers from all over! It sure doesn't look like a race for the faint of heart! (Or for the aquaphobic. batEyes )
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:28 pm

Well let's see... of the 180 participants this year, I'd say maybe one-quarter are from the Grayling area. Lots of other paddlers from the upper midwest and Canada.

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It sure doesn't look like a race for the faint of heart! (Or for the aquaphobic. batEyes )

Definitely not! It's 120 miles of hard, steady paddling, so you wanna make sure those arm, shoulder and back muscles are toned. OhMy
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:35 pm

Rob wrote:
Savannah wrote:
It sure doesn't look like a race for the faint of heart! (Or for the aquaphobic. batEyes )

Definitely not! It's 120 miles of hard, steady paddling, so you wanna make sure those arm, shoulder and back muscles are toned. OhMy


Oh, I have that part covered. Frying pan I get lots of arm, shoulder and back exercise. batEyes

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Well let's see... of the 180 participants this year, I'd say maybe one-quarter are from the Grayling area. Lots of other paddlers from the upper midwest and Canada.

Cool! It really sounds like quite a big deal!
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:38 pm

I'd like to see a little more backswing with that pan action... and come on, get your delts into it! One-two-three, one-two-three! batEyes

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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:40 pm

You're a cruel man, Rob!! My eyes! MY EYES!!

Cool There. Laughing Sunglasses helped.
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:16 pm

Is there an official winning team yet, Rob?
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:12 pm

Oh, I didn't see this before. Sorry!

The team of Andy Triebold (Spring Arbor, Mich.) and Steve LaJoie (Quebec), won the marathon for the second straight year. Their time was 14 hours, 17 minutes. It was 19 minutes off the all-time record of 13 hrs, 58 mins, set in 1994.
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:41 pm

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Oh, I didn't see this before. Sorry!

Oh, that's okay. I just figured that you were ignoring me. batEyes Laughing

This makes the third time they've won, doesn't it? Seems like I remember, last year, you saying that they had won the marathon in 2004 or so.
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PostSubject: Re: What, again?   Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:02 pm

Did I? You have a good memory! Yup, I just checked Wiki, and they did win in '04!
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