I’m hoping for the best, but expecting it to give me problems for sure. All I can do is try and see how it goes. The weather is bad right now, maybe Thurs or Friday I can go rent one for a day. Local shop rents them for around $40 a day. I do have a good little bit of info though. Today my wife reminded me that while in 2015 on vacation in Montana, we did go down the Flathead river in one of those big guided rafts with like 6 other people in it. Like a 2hr float. We all had single blade paddles and I paddled. Neither of us remember me crying about my shoulder or anything after. So I got that going for me. It’s weird how some stuff hurts it and some doesn’t.
The race thing is really about just doing that whole 130 mile bayou at one time. The support/logistics structure would all be in place. Just a fun thing. I’m into the endurance distance stuff. I primarily raced Enduros on the dirt bike. Now, I could totally see myself competing in the future, but not so serious right off the bat. I’m more into the exploring part of paddling right now. Just want to get out and see some stuff and cover some water.
Of course that is how the dirt bike racing started…“I just want to go ride some trails and check out the woods” LOL! Within 2 years I was traveling all over the South racing 20 times a year. Ha.