Hey Monkeyhead, where were you paddling? Also, did you happen to get my message? Something went haywire when I sent it and my phone indicates I sent it five times. Really I didn’t, but AT&T charged me for it five times. Sorry about all that.
Anyway, I have had some of the same armpit wadding in the winter and the way I deal with it is to wear long sleeved undershirts. It’s easy enough to pull the sleeve down to relieve the wadding. It is odd that it only happens on my right armpit. My wife got me a new undershirt that is polyester spandex and it doesn’t wad at all. The shirt is very smooth and silky.
I probably shouldn’t make this a private conversation, but are you going to make it to the Columbia? You won’t need your dry suit here. It is supposed to be close to 90 degrees here today, but it will be very comfortable on the river. I’m going to launch at Rainier, Oregon today and have no destination in mind. It will just be good to be out on the river.
Magooch, I was paddling in the San Juans. Yesterday I was in Dabob Bay with a different undergarment (a dive skin) and noticed a little bit of ride up in the arms but not nearly so much. The water was quite warm but I don’t think I overheat easily and not knowing what to expect and being by myself in a new boat, I opted for the drysuit.
I didn’t get your message. There’s nothing in my inbox on paddling.com and no text messages on my phone. I’ll double check the number I gave you and correct if necessary. I’ve got plans Monday and Wednesday and plan to paddle on Tuesday (Sauvie Island) and Thursday (Ranier, which you had recommended) if you’re interested and available. After Ranier, I plan to head to Astoria and paddle in Wilapa Bay on Friday.