1st annual meet and greet!

This is the first annual meet and greet! Time for everyone to brush off the cob webs from their gear, stretch their muscles and hit the water. By this time (crossing fingers) it should be nice enough for most folks to want to get out and challenge what's left of winters cool air.

We'll put in at Red Bank boat dock on Hoover and paddle east across the lake to one of two coves that finger through the hill sides for approximately 1.2 miles. From there it's a matter of choice as there are several directions in which we can explore.

Since the waters are somewhat frigate this time of year, this meet up is for experienced paddlers only. Therefore you must have your own gear.

See you there!

Sami

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  • Jeffrey K.

    Glad you guys had fun. Do you feel that most of your trips will be on lakes, or rivers?

    March 3, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey Bro, what you been smokin; who's Jeff? LOL

      March 11, 2013

    • Jeffrey K.

      lol, I'll make it there...sometime!!

      March 11, 2013

  • Marcos J. S.

    It was a blast brother. anytime, I will aim for the end of the month kokosing trip.

    March 3, 2013

    • Sami

      Nothing better than meeting good people! The Kokosing will be amazing. See you then. Sami

      March 3, 2013

  • Sami

    It was wonderful to get out and meet my new found friend Marc. We paddled just over 2 hours east across the lake then south towards Smothers Road bridge. Crossed back west towards Sunbury then headed north towards Sunbury Bridge. Great day to be on the water!

    March 3, 2013

  • Sami

    Hey Marc, it was a pleasure meeting you this afternoon. Too bad others couldn't make it as the water was perfect today! Thanks for braving the elements with me.

    Next Sat. I plan on going out around 2, and it looks like there are 4 others not counting my wife that will be going. Hopefully you can make it then. If not, don't forget we're going up to the Kokosing on the 16th, and then again on the 23rd.

    See you soon,

    Sami

    March 3, 2013

  • Jeffrey K.

    If I'm still reading all this correctly, a few of you will still "brave the elements". I'm going to pass on the water today. I'll meet up next time. If I'm wrong and this is still JUST a non-wet meeting, let me know.

    March 3, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey Jeffrey, Marc Jon and are actually still going, and are meeting up at 1est. This Sat is suppose to be close to 50 degrees, so I have set up another meet for those who want to attend. Sami

      March 3, 2013

  • Sami

    Hi Vesko,

    Here's the weather forecast for Sunday: Sunday
    partlycloudy Partly cloudy. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. We can factor in at least 5-8 degrees cooler on the lake.

    Based on this, it looks like we'll have to reschedule, AGAIN! However, getting together for coffee/drink sounds like a good idea. Where did you have in mind?

    Sami

    March 1, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey Vesko, can't tomorrow, but possibly Sunday. I live in Westerville, so possibly in the Campus View or Polaris area if we do not hit the water after all.

      March 1, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey Vesko, looks lie a few of us our going to brave the elements tomorrow after all. You're welcome to join us. Sami

      March 2, 2013

  • Richard

    Hey Sami,
    I'm a little nervous about the wind, water temp, and being in open water. Capsize recovery is a major issue here. Like you were saying, air temp in the 20s, water temps below 40, little windy.....things go down hill very fast, and these are conditions where very experienced paddlers start getting a little concerned. Anyway, if any one of the conditions were improved it would paint a better picture. Great day for coffee and planning. I am gonna wait for the next one. Rickity

    March 2, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey Rick, I do not blame you. I think it's just Marc John and I going tomorrow. I have another set for next Sat. when it's suppose to be close to 50 degrees. Hopefully you can make that one, or perhaps the March 16th meet on the Kokosing.

      March 2, 2013

  • Mike G.

    Is Sunday then a no-go?

    March 1, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey Mike, at this point there is only one opening to the lake, and that's below County Line Rd. I'm assuming based on the temps dropping even more, that it will have ice around the edges by Sunday as well. I've been out with wind chills in the single digit, so I'm not concerned about that; just being able to access the water. I surely would have thought the weather would have broken by now. The day 10 forecast shows next Sat. to be the best of the two weekend days, but who knows. Having said all of this; I'll check the water tomorrow and if we can get in, I'm still game

      March 1, 2013

  • Cindy

    This sounds like fun, I'm working this weekend, but if this is rescheduled due to weather I would love to attend.

    February 27, 2013

    • Sami

      Hi Cindy, sounds good! I'll keep you posted, as it appears as if Mother Nature is not going to cooperate this weekend.

      February 27, 2013

  • Richard

    Super, can't wait

    February 26, 2013

  • Sami

    Hi Veselin, and welcome! We're suppose to meet at Red Bank Carry-out at the corner of Sunbury and Maxtown Rd. However, at this point we're watching the weather, as it seems to be worse as the day grows nearer.

    I'll keep everyone posted.

    Sami

    February 26, 2013

  • Christine

    I have to work...! Too many bad weath days this week and need to fly with students. Next time!

    February 26, 2013

  • Richard

    Hey Sami, Might be a little chilly Sunday but no biggie. I just wanted to be sure about the times and all. We are meeting at 12 noon and then going to the ramp? Then after the paddle we are going to a restaurant where you are cooking, can I bring any thing?

    February 25, 2013

    • Sami

      It is suppose to be cold, indeed. However, as long as we have access to the water; I'm game.

      February 26, 2013

    • Sami

      Also, I plan on having everyone that braves the weather as guest at my home for dinner that day. I'm just a mile or so from the ramp where we would put-in. The only thing you would need to bring is something special to drink.

      February 26, 2013

  • Sami

    Sorry Mike,

    I took a quick glance and thought it was Marc who made this comment.

    Sami

    February 25, 2013

  • Sami

    I agree, Marc! The wind would be a killer, as it's not real safe anyhow.

    Although I'm chomping at the bit, and can't wait. So I'm headed out now for a few hours to get my paddle on. Will sends pictures if I capture anything worth sending

    Sami

    February 25, 2013

  • Sami

    Hey guys, it's gong to be cold, but I'm still up for it if you all are??

    Please confirm by Friday either way, so I can start the prep on Sat.

    February 25, 2013

    • Mike G.

      Hey Sami.... I'm still game even tho it's supposed to be a low of 18 and a high of 30. Howsomever, if it's windy, that might be a bridge too far

      February 25, 2013

  • Bret C.

    I can't wait to get back on the water, and I look forward to meeting some fellow paddlers!

    February 25, 2013

  • Richard

    Can't wait, see you there, love Italian!

    February 25, 2013

    • Sami

      Hey guys,

      February 25, 2013

  • Marcos J. S.

    Sounds great Sami, a little carb loading never hurt nobody

    February 21, 2013

    • Sami

      Awesome, can't wait!

      February 21, 2013

  • Sami

    Hey guys,

    I would like to extend an invitation to all that attend this meet to an homemade Italian dinner on me. My family owned an Italian restaurant "Spiezio's" for 60 years. I would be honored to cook for all of those that attend.

    Sami

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • Christine

    Sounds like a great event to meet for first time. We will be there w kayaks.

    February 18, 2013

    • Sami

      AWESOME! We look forward to meeting everyone

      February 18, 2013

  • Ty G.

    Looking forward to meeting folks

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun as long as the weather cooperates.

    February 17, 2013

    • Sami

      Living in Ohio, we can only hope! Let's all keep our fingers crossed

      February 18, 2013

  • Sami

    Let's try this again! Who ready for the 1st annual meet and greet?

    February 17, 2013

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  • Mike G.
    Mike "Mad-man" Greiner
  • Marcos J. S.
    My Amigo!
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