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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The rat race of boat buying!

The surest sign of spring around here isn't blooming crocuses or sinking ice-fishing shanties. It's the annual boat- and gear-buying frenzy that ensues when thousands of snowed-in paddlers are set loose at Canoecopia, the largest Paddling Expo in the world in Madison, Wisconsin.

This entertaining minute and a half video pretty much sums up the atmosphere of this crazy and fun event. To this river rat, it makes it crystal clear that there really isn't much difference between a den of rodents and a room full of paddlers in the throes of cabin fever.

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1 comment:

  1. Ah! Nothing beats spending a day inside, thinking about being outside! LOL Nice blog!