Thursday, January 25, 2007


Well it's been a slow winter and I can only ski so much. One of the things I have wanted to spend more time on is my creative side. I have been working with my photo archive to create t shirt design's. The one here I put the picture on the back of the shirt and the words on the front in small letters over the heart. I have two great guys at the graphics shop I go to that let me bring my own t shirts in. (ladies fitted styles) I have had alot of fun designing different styles of shirts for paddling.
I have considered selling shirts but I really prefer not to. I'm putting the design out for anyone to use for their personal use, not for profit. Just down load it and take it to a shop. This spring I am hoping to do more design's for different rivers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Also some kayak surfing t's and some sea kayaking thrown in. Getting the right shots are hard but I am getting it figured out light wise and such. Anyway I hope you enjoy them! Update: I talked to the man at the shop and it doesn't work to pull them off the blog as they are resized and don't blowup well. Just email me and I'll send you the full pixels. Feel free to pass it on.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I was sent this link today. Just amazing.
Paradigm's...Ever since I learned the meaning of this word I have tried to not allow them to limit and influence my life. Easier said than done but I have never walked a "narrow road". This video is an inspiration as to what you can do when you refuse to see limitations either in yourself or others.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Support our troops/kayakers

Kayaker Brian Jensen left today to serve in Afganistan. Good luck Brian! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year! Almost Broke 100cfs!

What a sweet way to end and start the New Year. With a freak winter rain storm the Vermillion jumped up to very fun levels. For the Second Annual "Eve" run it was just Brian, Dennis and I but we did it up good putting almost 2 hours on the river. Today we had a great group of 8 paddlers to start the year off. Paddling today was Brian, Bryan, Caleb, Dennis, Graeme, Jake, Rich and I. The Vermillion peaked just short of 100cfs and the speed was great! We all thanked Jake for leaving his boat in Indiana ensuring that paddling would happen. We lent him all he needed for today. Great to see you home Jake! Everyone tore up the Verm today! Lots of fun had and even a couple of pins at the take out for fun...two rocks squared. If I could I would buy everyone t-shirts but I hope this is the next best thing. There are some litho's mixed in with the photos. You can use these for t-shirt design's if you like. I think there needs to be more kayaking t-shirts out. Just have a shop put them on for you. Hope you enjoy them!
It's going to be a great year!!!! Update...I had a shirt made up at Red Wing Sign Worx. They did a great job. You can even email them with the print and they will ship it. Copies off the net may not turn out as good so just email me and I'll send the full print or just wait till I get the cd to you. Most any shirt place will do this but here's their address It was $15 for one shirt made up.