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History of the Worlds (Rodeo)

1991: Bitches Tidal Bore, Wales, England Conception: The first World Rodeo Championship is the brainchild of Andy Middleton, who sketches out the event on a road...

35 Years in 35 Minutes

My first campout of the kayak trip in 1970. Third weekend of kayaking. September 1970 River running in 1970 when life jackets and helmets were...

The Prophet of Polyethylene

“One word, just one word. Are you listening? “Plastics.” That career advice-turned-movie-catchphrase debuted with The Graduate in 1967, the same year a 49-year-old L.A....

Profile: Appomattox River Company

When Farmville, Virginia, native Bob Taylor met Perception founder Bill Masters back in the mid-70s, he had no idea it would lead to a...

Splashmasters

THIRTY YEARS AGO, if you wanted to run a river, you steered a 60-pound barge and prayed. But today, a serious boater owns a...

The Evolution of the Whitewater Kayak

I forget, sometimes, just how “new” many of the kayakers today are to the scene and what seems like common knowledge to myself and...