DIRTBAGS by “Chicago”
“Chicago” guides for Kosir’s Rapid Rafts in Wisconsin. Harass him here
BUBBLE STREET by Paul Mason
Mr Mason is a whitewater canoeist and artist who is available for commissioned pieces. His work is at http://bubblestreet.ca/
CAT NIPPED by Beth MacKenney
When she’s not guiding or goofing off with her family on the rivers of Maine, Beth is a self-employed graphic designer (with five cats and an awesome lab!) Here’s her woefully no updated website: http://www.berrygraphics.com
BAD GUIDE JOKES by regular dirtbags
As you can see, we serve em up unedited… Hah! Message us on our Facebook page to see YOUR guide joke here
DIRTBAGS OF HISTORY by o.g. wallace
Mr Wallace travels the world of whitewater, residing wherever he lays his helmet. You’ll have to swim to message him.
DIDNT MEME NO HARM by Guy DeBag
Guy (pronounced GHEE) prefers his ancestral home, Bag End, and raft paddling his double IK. He can be reached there by messaging Douche Bag Paddlers on Facebook. Look em up.
WHITEWATER WORD GAMES
Message us the answers on our Facebook page for a chance to win a free DBP sticker.
_._._ _.T._._._ : used to hold gear on your Dirtbagmobile or in your boat
_._.D._ : to turn end over end
_._._._._._._ _._._._._ : hottie that drives the Dirtbagmobile to the takeout while we paddle
River of the DBWorld:
_._._._._._._._._ : This commercial class IV river separates Wisconsin from the UP
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS:
RIVER QUOTES ~ great quotes from around the world.
“Do I change like a river, widening and deepening, eddying back on myself sometimes, bursting my banks sometimes when there’s too much water, too much life in me, and sometimes dried up from lack of rain? Will the I that is me grow and widen and deepen? Or will I stagnate and become an arid riverbed? Will I allow people to dam me up and confine me to wall so that I flow only where they want? Will I allow them to turn me into a canal to use for they own purposes? Or will I make sure I flow freely, coursing my way through the land and ploughing a valley of my own?”
Aidan Chambers, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn
DIRTBAG EVENTS CALENDAR
What’s up next for the DBWorld:
GANGA FEST DIRTBAGS!
February 17 – February 19
Feb 17 at 8:00am to Feb 19 at 8:00pm
Join DBP Admins Deepak Rana, Vijay Pundir, Rozali Mohamad Saad, and Surjan Tamang (who will be paddling with Team Nepal) at the biggest whitewater festival in India! The Ganges River is one of the truly great rivers of the world, like our Colorado and Mississippi in scope and measure, and the race course is situated at the Class IV section outside of Rishikesh. This is the second year of an event that will def become one of the main festivals in whitewater! Come join us for the paddle and the fun !
Check our Facebook page under EVENTS for more details.
WHAT’S RUNNING STRONG THIS WEEKEND IN THE DBWORLD?
Tumwater Canyon IS IN!! Who’s up in the PNW??
Please support our brothers & sisters at American Whitewater as they fight to protect OUR rights as boaters. They have the best free page of river gauges of America out there. www.americanwhitewater.org
DBP GEAR ~ DEAL OF THE WEEK:
DBQueen Special! Buy a WALLACE MAKES ME WET female tee and a PADDLE ME HARD pair of boyshorts (6 colors to choose from) at $15 a piece and get a FREE DBP PFD Patch and Boat Decal, and FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the US.
Message us on the Dirt Bag Paddlers Facebook page or email us.
Have a great week everyone! And remember, DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE’s mission statement:
“We exist to share stories of paddlers of all disciplines from all over the world; to interview icons and play makers in the paddling community and whitewater industry; to preserve the stories of our collective history; to raise awareness of and to protect our rivers and resources; to promote whitewater festivals and events; to report on competitions and competitors in the race community; to give a home to the artistic side of paddling in poetry, artwork, music, comics, and humor; to be inclusive not exclusive, to preach unity and support, safety and camaraderie; to break down the barriers that separate society; to have a global outlook with a local feel; and to celebrate the Dirtbag Lifestyle!”
So get out there, be awesome, and make this world a better place!!