Very nice. When I've been driving across the Rock's Village Bridge at abut 7:00am on my way to the Hard Nock's Gym the Merrimack River (Indian word meaning Swift Water) has been like glass and I've thought to myself that it would be great to know how to row and to be out on it. In my mind's eye I can see myself looking like Zac, although I realize that while in my mind's eye I look like Eskild Ebbesen on the erg in reality I'm an ugly sight with all my thrashing.Byron Drachman wrote: Hi Dave,
Thanks for the nice words. Here is a video of Zac Purchase. There is an obvious deliberate raising of the hands and getting the blades locked in before starting the drive. Since Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter dominate in the lightweight double, your kids might be convinced.
I'm kicking myself for not starting sculling sooner. I waited until I was 67 to take a learn to row course and became totally addicted after a few strokes my first time in a single. I have done some other sports, none as an elite but more as an enthusiastic amateur, such as bike racing (cycling) and cross country skiing but sculling on a scenic river early morning is something that words can't describe. The best I can do is say it is glorious, and once you get started there is no turning back.
There is a boathouse in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts. Maybe I'll see if they have a learn-to-row program.