Category Archives: Kenduskeag

Deep Enough to Swim in, Nearly Warm Enough to want to: 2016 Kenduskeag Race will be one of a kind.

Every Kenduskeag is unlike any other, and this year will be no different. The depth and flow rate of the Kenduskeag Stream will be lower than average for this time of year, yet there will still be plenty of water.  … Continue reading

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A Kenduskeag Like No Other: This Year’s Race Will Present New Challenges

Some of us have literally spent weeks worrying about low water.  No sense worrying any more or complaining about it any longer because it sure looks like that’s what we’re going to get.   The hoped for rain simply isn’t going … Continue reading

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Not so Fast: Reflections on the Kenduskeag

“What a slog.” The three word Bangor Daily News headline went a long way to describe what many paddlers felt about the 44th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The race, as described by Michael Alden at KenduskeagStream CanoeRace.com, is “held … Continue reading

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Kenduskeag Canoe Race: Slower but Still Sweet

Heraclitus tells us that we cannot step twice into the same river. As far as I know, Heraclitus wasn’t a paddler, but he probably would have agreed that you can’t paddle the same river twice either. Those who raced along … Continue reading

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Why I Love the Kenduskeag

Upwards of 500 watercraft and 1000 paddlers. 16.5 miles. Two portages. 10,260 strokes. 900+ calories burned. 1:50.08 all-time record (held by Robert Lang of New Brunswick. Date: Saturday, April 18. I’ve competed in 5-K and 10-K road races, cross country … Continue reading

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Why I Love the Kenduskeag

I’ve competed in 5-K and 10-K road races, cross country races, xc ski races, and triathlons, but I haven’t found a form of racing I enjoy as much as kayak racing. I’ve paddled all kinds of rivers — and raced … Continue reading

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Money in the Bank.

I may be one of the few people in Maine thrilled to see the snow coming down — and happy as pie about the “rain / snow /wind” forecast for now through Tuesday. Better yet, Weather.com calls for more showers … Continue reading

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The Kenduskeag Canoe Race (Bangor, Maine)

Upwards of 500 kayaks and canoes. 16.5 miles. 10 miles of flatwater, 6.5 miles of whitewater. 2 mandatory portages. 10,260 strokes. 900+ calories burned. 1:50.08 all-time record (held by Robert Lang of New Brunswick. Date: Saturday, April 21. I’m gunning … Continue reading

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