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asommer
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Message 31 of 87 (881 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 10:23 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

What is your name:

Adam Sommer

 

Where do you hail from?

St. Louis

 

What is your profession and/or title?

Virtual Contractor (Revit Modeler)

 

What Autodesk product do you enjoy using most?

Wevit

 

Where is your favorite spot to vacation?

Canoeing on the majestic rivers of Southern Missouri

 

What are you most proud of?

Creating families that Autodesk couldn't figure out

 

also a Monty Python fan.  Eki, Eki, Eki zukang, zoop boing (nih)

 

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Wanderer-MOTD
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Message 32 of 87 (870 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 11:31 AM in reply to: asommer

:smileyvery-happy: Awesome, Adam.

 

I'm a pretty big fan of canoing myself. We've got some great rivers around here.

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asommer
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Message 33 of 87 (862 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 11:42 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

Meremec is overrated and overpopulated (what a shame). I'm looking further south, maybe even Arkansas.  i camp on the Big piney often.

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Wanderer-MOTD
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Message 34 of 87 (855 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 11:57 AM in reply to: asommer

lol, you don't have to tell me that... I live right on it, but, haven't ever put a boat in the water. It is pretty when covered by the morning fog, though.

 

It's been a few years since I've been out, but, the last river I was on was probably the Current, did the Jacks Fork a few times when I was younger and had more free time. I may have been on others, but, back then, I wasn't the one doing the planning or the driving, so I didn't really care where we ended up, so long as there was water and boats around.

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asommer
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Message 35 of 87 (850 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 12:24 PM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

Those are great floats.  Nice and cold in the summer time.  People come from all around the nation to float the Missouri and Arkansas rivers, most other rivers are muddy or you need a white water guide (which I'd like to try sometime).

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AllenJessup
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Message 36 of 87 (844 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 12:31 PM in reply to: asommer

All I've ever done is to Kayak down the Delaware River. I used to go with a group from the beer distributor my friend worked for. We'd do 2 day trips with a night of camping in between. I've never been so sore as after the first time I did it. I couldn't even bear to push in the clutch of my truck. So I tried to coast up to all the lights and stop signs so I didn't ever have to stop. But it was great fun.

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asommer
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Message 37 of 87 (840 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 12:34 PM in reply to: AllenJessup

sweet, two day float.  How's the water up there?

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AllenJessup
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Message 38 of 87 (835 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 12:50 PM in reply to: asommer

Water's not bad. In the stretch we would do there were mostly Class 1 and 2. Since the group I was with was known to the operators. They would put us in above the only Class 3 - Skinners Falls. So that was the first set of rapids I ever went through. Just paddled for may life and made it through.

 

Most of the trip as easy. There is enough of a grade that you often didn't have to paddle. We'd "raft up" - pull next to each other and interlace kayak paddles. For those who imbibed too much in camp the first night a punishment would be to put them backwards in the raft and then go through a Class 1 with them riding backwards.

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troma
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Message 39 of 87 (832 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 12:58 PM in reply to: AllenJessup

My favourite kayak spot:

 

Vallon-Pont-dArc.jpg


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AllenJessup
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Message 40 of 87 (826 Views)

Re: Tell Us a Little About Yourself

01-10-2013 01:04 PM in reply to: troma

Beautiful!

This is the Delaware below the Hawks Nest. Not what some might think when talking about New York.

 

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