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Flat Julia and Other Stories and photos From the 2015 Chattajack31

Flat Julie
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At every paddle event, big or small, the real success lies in the experience and attitude of everyone involved; organizers, volunteers, spectators, and of course, the paddlers. The water can be a nightmare and the weather even “worserer”, but if the people are stoked,...

Moving this sport forward by a back of the packer

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This blogpost really should read “Letter to the Editor” as it’s my opinion on how all of us can help move the paddle sport we love so much forward. Whether we standup, surf sup, prone, boat in an outrigger, surfski or whitewater, we all...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: Careful What You Wish For

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Recently there was a birthday video by Chris Aguilar (QuickBlade Paddles and Fin Film Company) which included a clip of “to be a tough dude, you have to do tough dude shit.” Well, for some unknown reason (middle age crisis?), I want to be...

New 100/100 Challenge: “POGO” (PADDLE ONE, GET ONE FREE)

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SUMMER SPECIAL : “POGO” (PADDLE ONE, GET ONE FREE) And a Challenge within a Challenge Surprise NEW 100/100 PADDLE CHALLENGE STARTING AUGUST 15, 2015 The 100/100 paddle challenge group is like a motorcycle gang, but cooler. Our obsession of choice is water; our "rides" are standup paddle...

Race Directors, Industry Manufacturers, Racers and Pro Athletes; I got some ideas!

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Let me note, I’m a firm believer, in peace, love and harmony but this “lettidor” may sound a bit contentious. It is what it is and it’s not sour grapes. It’s not meant to call out any one person, race or brand out. It’s...

Gear Review: Season Five Kiowa Hoodie

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On November 8th, I broke the rule of “never try anything new on race day” and have lived to tell about it. In fact, I am thrilled with my deviation from THE golden rule. Having just finished the Chattajack 31 mile race on a...

Julie Nicholls: When Old Folk Take it Lying Down

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My training partner, Bill Brophy, just bought a used 14’ Bark Surftech prone paddleboard from Cousin Mullet. Bill is a life-long open water swimmer, ultra-runner and triathlete, who’s recovering from back surgery. Since he and his wife have water access; I encouraged him (nagged...

Define “Being a Paddler”: The 100/100 on “Where They Stack Up”

Paddlers Defined
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The 100/100 “Who?” The 100/100 Paddle Challenge Facebook group, now three years old, is almost 800 members strong. We are a community, a family, of paddlers completing (note I did not say “COMPETING IN”) 100 day paddle challenges. Sometimes it’s 100 miles, sometimes 100 hours,...

Who’s Your 100/100 Daddy? 2Fer Paddle Challenge Update

Chucktown Showdown Course
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The 100/100 facebook training group is well into our third challenge with the thirty day marker coinciding with this weekend’s (Sept 13th) Chucktown Showdown in Charleston, South Carolina. There will be hundreds, thousands, millions of 100/100’s there! Ok, maybe only ten or twenty. One...

Camaraderie, Commitment, Consistency Trifecta: Three Peat, Triple Crown Third Year in a Row “100 hours in 100 days” Paddle Challenge

100/100 Challenge
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Camaraderie Three times is a charm. For the third year in a row, the Facebook group “100/100 Paddle Challenge” is taking up the gauntlet where each member will strive to achieve 100 HOURS in 100 DAYS. Why? Because we can and because it’s free and...

100 MILES IN 100 DAYS: 100/100 PADDLE CHALLENGE STARTS JANUARY 1ST 2016

100/100chattjackers
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To be a paddler, you have to paddle. Simple. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro prize money winning athlete or a recreational cruiser. You’re a paddler, if you paddle; and if you WANT to be a paddler, paddle you must. The most basic and...

100/100 Summer 2015: Start Your Engines

New 100-100 Challenge
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100/100 Paddle Challenge Starts a New Challenge April 23, 2015 to July 31, 2015 100 HOURS in 100 DAYS WHAT WHAT? The 100/100 is a vibrant Facebook community of paddlers who standup, prone, surf-ski, or outrigger paddle. Most of us race, a lot of us don’t. We...

The 100/100 Starts Their Race Season at the Carolina Cup

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We all know that pro’s are amazing. They are focused, well-trained, with skills often developed over a lifetime. Many start, lead and finish races with full on Braveheart game faces. Water warriors. While most race coverage will be about the men and women in...

100/100 Non-Challenge: DeTrain/DeStress/DeTox/Move Your Body

100/100 Challenge
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Oh No, Ho Ho, the winter NOT a paddle challenge season is upon us! It’s time for the 100/100 Paddle challenge group, to NOT paddle. WHAT WHAT?! Paddling is a sport, and most of us raced both short/fast and long/endurance events this last year....

100/100 Paddle Points Challenge Starts Sunday!

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Featured photo from Leslie Maclin The 100/100 2Fer Challenge Comes to an End On November 22nd, 2014, the 2Fer Challenge comes to an end, the third in a series of 100 day paddle challenges for 2014. We did 100 miles, we did 100 hours and we...

100/100 Just Paddle Challenge July 24 to October 31st: Starts today!

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They Know About Us Three years ago I started the 100/100 Facebook paddle challenge group simply to find training partners for a new to me sport, standup paddling. I didn’t have any clue or perspective for paddling. Was an hour long, was 4 mph fast...

WE WANT YOU in 2015! 100/100 Paddle Challenge starts January 1st

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All I wanna do is have a little fun, I have a feeling I’m not the only one, the party has just begun….. What? The 100/100 Paddle Challenge starts January 1st. I want you to paddle 100 miles in 100 days WITH me. You, and you,...

Stick Art for Stickers!

100/100 paddle challenge 2015
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THE BIG REVEAL 2015 100/100 Paddle Challenge Sticker Under the cloak of darkness, away from the prying eyes of ninjas and zombies, the 2015 covet-worthy 100/100 Paddle Challenge sticker has been under construction. White noise, sealed room, bunny outfits, a team of mulleteers has worked...

Dave Kalama Clinic Recap: Silver Bullet? Magic Beans? Brooms & Sticks?

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Having just finished the Molokai 2 Oahu in 4:24:44, Dave Kalama’s credentials in the water world are unquestionable. He’s a big fish in a big pond, a real deal. Signing up for his clinic at The Carolina Paddleboard Company, I wasn’t looking for a...

Share Your Love! Mullet Charity of Choice Day – February 14

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The 100/100 Paddle Challenge facebook group is into its second month of 100 miles in 100 days mission. We are a “tribe” of close to 450 members. Tribes build sideways. Most paddlers I know are involved in a zillion good causes. We care about...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: Winter Woes with 100/100

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The 100/100 Paddle Challenge Group has just passed the 30 day mark for our first 2015 challenge. Most of us have the winter woes. Paddling a mile a day for 100 days seems easy until you live someplace where there’s nothing but snow, ice,...

We Made Something Awesome! 100/100 Paddle Challenge Ending and New Beginnings

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In the Beginning… Three years ago, I started the 100/100 facebook challenge paddle group simply to find training partners for a new to me sport, standup paddling. I was clueless on what to wear, how fast or far to go, and didn’t know what an...

SERIOUSLY, the Science of SUP Training

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My Disclaimer and Credentials First, I am neither a scientist nor a physician.  What I am, is a woman who became a wannabe athlete in my late 30’s and found the study of how to train whether it be running, biking, swimming, lifting, and now...

Happy New Year! Now start paddling!

2016 100/100 sticker
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To be a paddler, you have to paddle. Simple. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro prize money winning athlete or a recreational cruiser. You’re a paddler, if you paddle; and if you WANT to be a paddler, paddle you must. 100 Miles in 100 Days....

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: “Paddlesourcing”

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There’s crowd-sourcing, out-sourcing and bob-sourcing; now there’s paddle-sourcing. It may not be an actual Webster defined term, but who cares, I just made it up. By my own definition, it’s the act of using online SUP resources to figure out how-to and where-to paddle...

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