Paddle the Mad!! Short notice, THIS Sunday

Paddle the Mad River, waters always good on the mad. We will meet at "Mad River Paddle sports" in Springfield. Get shuttled up river and paddle back to Mad River Paddle sports. The shuttle is $20 The weather looks good, Meet at 9:30, shuttle is at 10:00. Rick[masked]

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  • Sandy

    It was nice to get out and kayak with a group. I had a great time and met a group of cool people. Can't wait for our next paddle!

    November 15, 2012

  • Sandy

    It was nice to get out and kayak with a group. I had a great time and met a group of cool people. Can't wait for our next paddle!

    November 15, 2012

  • Richard

    Hi John, That was hwy 36, goes straight thru Urbana

    November 13, 2012

  • John B.

    Anybody know the name of the road where we put in?

    November 12, 2012

  • SpongeBob

    Wonderful day, good flow of very clear clean water made for a great outing only an hour from Cbus. A good turn out for this time of year and short notice!

    November 12, 2012

  • Richard

    Excellent event, little windy but warm and beautiful. Great day to flip a canoe under the dam, but otherwise awesome! Let's do it again!!

    November 11, 2012

  • Richard

    This was a super event, I have a question for the group. So, we have paddlers in the water, below a low head dam with moderate flow, poor conditions, cold and wind. Suddenly a craft is sucked into the draft, flips and now we have a craft back rolling and two paddlers in the water, fighting for their lives. Keep in mind that below a low head dam the water sucks you in, under and rolls you over and over, hard to escape. Depending on their dress we have little time to extract and make the rescue. What do we do? One thing we could do would be to charge the dam, maintaining our craft at 90 degrees, try to stay close together and always 90 degrees, get close if not on top of the people in the water. Allow the paddlers to grab onto the front of your craft, hopefully one arm over each craft and back out, assist to shore, start Hypothermia first aid. What are your thoughts? Could this happen to one of us??

    November 11, 2012

  • SpongeBob

    Anybody want to share a ride to/from Springfield MRPS?
    Bob[masked]

    November 10, 2012

  • Joy S.

    I'm bringing 1 friend

    November 8, 2012

  • Ginny

    Sorry. Can't make it as I will be out of town. Weekend should be great. Have fun!

    November 8, 2012

  • Joy S.

    I'm going to try to come

    November 8, 2012

  • Sandy

    So rental places are still open into November? If not than maybe we all can work out self-shuttling when we get there. Does anyone live near that section of river that can check on the water level status? I'm in if there's more paddling than portaging.

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Think it's only $10 for shuttle. $20 is a littile high. Hope it warms up early.

    November 8, 2012

  • Cindy

    Have fun guys... It's a two hour drive for me, probably going to skip this one.

    November 8, 2012

  • SpongeBob

    The phone # for Mad River Paddle Sports is not in service... do you have a different phone or email address for them? do they rent tandem kayaks? I don't like to haul mine a long distance.

    November 7, 2012

  • Richard

    Hi Julie, No White water but if you have a skirt, bring it, maybe we can jump the low head dam

    November 7, 2012

  • Richard

    Hi John, I think about 4 to 5 hours, on the water, we will have a lunch stop.....

    November 7, 2012

  • SpongeBob

    The phone # listed on their website[masked] is no longer in service. Is there a different contact phone or email address for MRPSports that you know of? Do they rent tandem kayaks? I really don't want to haul mine long distance.

    November 7, 2012

  • John B.

    How long will we be on the water?

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this white water?

    November 7, 2012

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