Archive for April, 2006

This is not going to be a walk in the park…

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Today I planned to do 16 miles and see if I could maintain a 4mph pace.  Not so easy.  Winds out of the east/southeast 10 – 20 mph with occasional gusts of 30+ winds…  rain, air temp and water temp 52 degrees (according to my handy dandy meat thermometer that I carry in my PFD).  […]

Expedition Update

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I am starting to turn my attention more seriously to the upcoming expedition.  My Masters swimming season is winding down (Illinois State Meet is this Saturday and Sunday).  My team, the Evanston Masters Swim Team  ( ) always does well at State since we are the largest and I believe one of the oldest […]


Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I have updated my contact list and have filled in dates, miles and contacts and the latest on interested paddlers from Chicago to Rock Island…
As of today, I have rowers from Milwaukee who have offered to paddle with me when I am passing through… check this e-mail out:
“Hello Tom,
I know you won’t be much […]