Funny thing last night I read a very nice "anonymous later to the editor" about egcreekin in The Banks Mag. It said something along the lines of "the words I write on egcreekin are about as deep as the San Joaquin river when it reaches the ocean."
If you know what river that is, you know that it never reaches the ocean. Along with that he called kayakers out as the most egotistical and lame extreme sports athletes. Don't really care, but this guy sat down and spent some serious time on this article. I don't know what we did wrong? Maybe there's people out there that just think I'm a cocky ass hole, but it's not true.
I'm a kayaker...what does that mean? I spend most my time hiking around the woods in terrible smelling gear taking pictures of other stinky guys, to then put on the internet for people to see. Yes it's true! We live an extravagant lifestyle of sleeping in parking lots and eating ham and cheese sandwiches everyday. However, I would have it no other way.
I know what kayaking is about...I started this blog in 2006 when I was a junior in high school. I was just a kid who...looked up to my kayaking father and loved kayaking! I used to sit around and watch kayaking movies all day every day, dreaming about someday going to California or Chile to run a waterfall. I was just stoked to get out on the river and paddle. Ask me a question about an old Scott Lindgren movie I will answer, correctly. I was know as the kayaking nerd :)
What I'm trying to say is that like everybody else I just want to go boating. This website is meant to be a fun archive of the places I go and what I do, it became popular and really has boosted my career as a boater. In no way shape or form and I trying to come off as cocky with what I put up. I want to showcase the rivers we are paddling and promote myself as a kayaker...I know there is very little future in being a "Pro" kayaker, but for the time being, I'm young and I'm going to kayak.
I normally don't care about what people say, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I read the article and I felt like it was about me. No hate, just love, stop the crap talk and let's go boat.
Some parting shots