LARRY VERMEEREN IS A BAD ASS KAYAKER
Larry decided he wanted to paddle a lot in 2008--a sort of New Year's resolution if you will--and he is off to a great start. He is just fresh off a stint where he paddled for 58 consecutive days in 2008 starting Jan. 1st, 2008(not to mention that he had 9 days going already at the end of 2007, making it a total of 67 days in a row).
So, hats off to Larry!
I hopped in the Niva to go pick him up and watch in the twilight as my friend--the bad ass--pulled into the eddy above Pica Piedra. It was just getting too dark to see, so I gave Larry 1 encouraging hoot. Knowing that he had run the rapid hundreds of times before, that he had the line dialed, and that he is, indeed a bad ass, Larry peeled out of the eddy, styled the rapid, and completed his 48th day of paddling in a row, keeping the streak alive. Hopefully all you paddlers out there will take some inspiration from Larry--I know I do!