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Day: 10 April 2021

Bike2Boat Alps

I love watching videos that have a good dose of adventure and Bike2Boat Alps has stacks of adventure. The team made up of Olaf Obsommer, Jens Klatt, Adrian Mattern and Bren Orton travel 750km distance and 8000m of climbing with their paddling gear moving from river to river by bike. By removing the need for motorised transport the guys manage to complete the adventure with a low ecological impact.

Bike2Boat Alps
Bike2Boat Alps

Carrying some much kit on a trailer towed behind a bike with cooked brakes makes for some scary/comedic downhill action.

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Verus Kayaks Gladiator 2.0 – First Look

Thanks to Verus Kayaks UK I had the chance to briefly check out the Gladiator 2.0 at the Tees Barrage.

Verus Kayaks Gladiator 2.0 - First Look
Verus Kayaks Gladiator 2.0 – First Look

The Gladiator 2.0 is a half slice river runner that sits at 8’11” with a 27″ width.

Verus Kayaks Gladiator 2.0 – First Look

Here is what Verus have to say about the Gladiator 2.0.

The Gladiator 2.0 is the perfected version of our flagship river runner. Our team has taken this kayak down everything from cruising class II to charging class V creeks. The Gladiator has proven to be the most versatile boat in our quiver. Drawing from slalom designs, the widest part of the Gladiator is right behind the cockpit at 27”. This improves stability for beginners and allows experts to make dynamic moves while running challenging whitewater. The displacement hull is easy to roll, forgiving in chaotic waters and above all, FAST.  The new, low-profile stern will spice up your paddling and let you play all the way down your favorite run. Try a Gladiator today and find out what you can unlock from this timeless design.

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Tees Barrage 10 April 2021

Here are some shots taken this am at the Tees Barrage.

Tees Barrage 10 April 2021
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