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Forum: General Paddling Discussion 11-20-2022, 04:14 PM
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Posted By JPTolson
Cold Water Safety

TCT,
I stumbled across this website on cold water safety (https://www.coldwatersafety.org) and thought some of us might find its content useful. Brrrr......!

JP
Forum: Paddling Videos 11-15-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By JPTolson
Help from his honey!

Geez! The guy is super human, but he has to get a big assist from his wife. Trying to keep up with someone who is 31 years his junior must help him stay in shape!
Forum: Paddling Videos 11-15-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By JPTolson
A Penn State Paddling Legend

I had never heard of him, but I sure hope, like Dave Kurtz, I can paddle into my 90s!

Enjoy!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pZW_OzmgbIA
Forum: Trips (Official) 11-15-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By JPTolson
Sounds perfect for the upcoming Chilly Chili Run!

Sounds perfect for the upcoming Chilly Chili Run!
Forum: Trips (Official) 11-13-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By JPTolson
Beautiful Day on the Water

Many thanks to Jim Keenan for leading a small group of four bundled up paddlers in three kayaks and one canoe on a blustery day for just shy of two hours around Lake Newport, up Mill Creek, and back...
Forum: Trips (Official) 11-12-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By JPTolson
Hope to be there

Going to try to make to the Lake Newport run.

jp
Forum: News 11-02-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By JPTolson
Passing of Mark Vallecorsa's father

TCT,
Mark Vallecorsa's father, Richard Vallecorsa, passed away on Monday, October, 31, 2022. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Mark and Jodi. Here is link to Mr. Vallecorsa's obituary...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-15-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By JPTolson
Canít make it

Really sorry that I wonít be on this trip. Will miss my paddling mates. Hope everyone has a good run.
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-13-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By JPTolson
There are options...

Stephanie,

Great that you, as a new paddler, are pondering whether it is wise and safe to run what we affectionately call ‘Radio Rapid.’ Even better that you are consulting others with experience...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 10-12-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By JPTolson
Book Review Ė Riverman

Just finished reading Riverman, An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath. It’s about an aging and engaging homeless man, Richard Conant, who paddled a canoe on lengthy trips by himself on major rivers all...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-09-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By JPTolson
Wonderful trip!

Many thanks to Mike Danko for leading a group of 10 TCT paddlers in three canoes and seven kayaks down the Shenango River between West Middlesex and Pulaski on a glorious autumn day. The river was...
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-07-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By JPTolson
Plan to be there

I plan to be there for Sundayís trip on the Shenango.
Forum: Trips (Official) 10-05-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By JPTolson
Launch Site Open

I spoke to an officer of the Pennsylvania Boat Commission, Northwest Division, this morning (10/5) who said that the West Middlesex boat launch is open.
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 09-18-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By JPTolson
Torrents As Yet Unknown

In addition as an event to learn freestyle canoeing, the Midwest Canoe Symposium was a good place to meet interesting paddlers from other parts of the country. One such individual who I was lucky to...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 09-12-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By JPTolson
Midwest Canoe Symposium

This past weekend I had the good fortune to attend the Midwest Canoe Symposium...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 09-07-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By JPTolson
My deepest sympathy...

Stan, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Renee. I know it was a long struggle, but she, with your devoted help, fought the good fight. Her spirit and soul are now free of this...
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-06-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By JPTolson
Thanks, Ken. Plenty of things to try. I donít...

Thanks, Ken. Plenty of things to try. I donít remember what the adhesive-to-be removed is...probably something like Vynabond, but who knows for sure?
Forum: General Paddling Discussion 08-05-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By JPTolson
Removing Adhesive from a Royalex Canoe

Does anyone have experience removing old adhesive from the inside layer of rolayex vinyl? And can they recommend what to use without damaging the vinyl and inner layers of ABS sheets and foam. A...
Forum: Trips (Official) 08-01-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By JPTolson
WOW!!!!! Really sorry I missed this and all the...

WOW!!!!! Really sorry I missed this and all the excitement!
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-31-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By JPTolson
Great Picnic!

Many, many thanks to Mark and Jodi Vallecorsa for organizing the annual club picnic and to the numerous club members who pitched in to help. It was a great picnic at a beautiful setting on Pymatuning...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-31-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By JPTolson
Excellent Safety Class!

Many, many thanks to Dustin Noel for organizing the safety class. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, and it was really helpful to practice in-water rescues and boat re-entry. I learned...
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-17-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By JPTolson
Ken, You could paddle between the sites to save...

Ken, You could paddle between the sites to save on unloading and re-loading!

JP
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-12-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By JPTolson
Looking forward to safety training

Itís always good to have refresher safety training whatever oneís experience. I would do it every year if available. Looking forward to the canoe training on the 30th.
Forum: Trips (Official) 07-07-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By JPTolson
Planning to attend

Planning to be there for safety class and picnic. Looking forward to both!
Forum: Trips (Official) 06-26-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By JPTolson
Trip Report

Many thanks to Mike Danko for leading a group of 15 paddlers in 13 kayaks and two canoes down five miles of the Mahoning from B&O Station to the new access point in Struthers. Originally scheduled to...
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