had a rather amusing incident this morning as I was paddling along in my single, a four, with no one under about 60, tried to pass me but failed dissmaly (sp.?) and as a result got a bit cross with me. I merely - perhaps cockily - shrugged my shoulders at them and carried on regardless but was actually a bit p*ssed off at them complaining at me who wast tucked into the bank as far as humanly possible without causing an accident to me or my boat (lots of tree stumps sticking out into the water
Add to the fact that the four tried to over-take me on a blind bend doesn't help, especially when there are novice (learners) out on the water. this means any fast moving crew coming up on a novice might do some damage as the inexperienced learner gets flustered in how to row...yada yada yada...crash happens!!
so, here's my jovial rant at the muppets and the boatclub next door who are always complaining at us taking up the river - we politely stay quiet about all the novices they have milling about causing mayhem at the weekends, possibly the most busy period of the week for rowing. oh and I think they get annoyed cause we win lots, they don't...
enjoy the rant!
rant over...Originally Posted by myself from another forum where I posted it just to make a point