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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 11, 2018 - 08:47am PT
Here in Boulder it is tube to work day. So I brought my tube to work, but apperently others took their tube down to the creek.
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Credit: mike m
John M

climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 08:58am PT
Its been ages since I tubed down that little creek in Boulder. I couldn't even tell you what its called. This would have been over 40 years ago. We had friends/business partners in boulder. It certainly didn't require a helmet, so perhaps not the same creek you are going to tube.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jul 11, 2018 - 09:16am PT
Its been ages since I tubed down that little creek in Boulder. I couldn't even tell you what its called. This would have been over 40 years ago. We had friends/business partners in boulder. It certainly didn't require a helmet, so perhaps not the same creek you are going to tube.

Hmm, as for what the creek is called, if you had to take one guess, what would it be? Not a trick question.
As for requiring a helmet, maybe that depends on where you are and what the water is doing. There have definitely been fatalities in the "little creek," and I'm sure there will be more. (Not sure if helmet is likely to prevent them; not a tuber.)

John M

climber
Jul 11, 2018 - 09:58am PT
we were on low water on a tiny creek which went through the city/town. This was close to 50 years ago or so. We were just kids. No adults supervising. The adults dropped us off and picked us up a few miles later. Or at least it seemed like miles. I was probably around 10 years old.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:07am PT
In 1991 I was working at the Colorado River bars on the Parker Strip. One bar (Sundance) was just across the river and downstream a bit from where I was staying.

Most days to get to work I would simply swim across the river. Backstroke, so I could watch for boat traffic.

I had to hitch a boat ride to get back, though, because I'm not stout enough to swim against the current on the mighty Colorado.

Fun times!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2018 - 12:48pm PT
The helmet was “required” to participate but I missed most of it anyway so it did not matter. But my office let me go so I took a run. I believe it is just boulder creek through town with south boulder creek coming out of Eldo and meeting up some where in town with the main fork. They have made kayak features right where the creek comes into town at the edge of boulder Canyon that have numerous small waterfalls with big pools below each. Quite fun actually and the people watching is always interesting down there.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:03pm PT
hey there say, mike m... oh my, :) neat share...

thanks for thinking of us...

good to see a bit of fun-at-work, that you had, :))
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:31pm PT
saw the headline, thought you lived in London.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
ne'er–do–well
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:32pm PT
Fallopian
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:01am PT
SUP to werk in Norge!

That there’s sum freezin ass wawa!  Did I mention this is 300 miles NO...
That there’s sum freezin ass wawa! Did I mention this is 300 miles NORTH of the Arctic Circle? And don’t give me no BS about the Gulfstream.
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knucko

climber
Jul 13, 2018 - 07:45am PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMzx830MvjA

Tubing is my life!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 13, 2018 - 07:59am PT
Yo Mike...should I bring my packraft with me when I come over next week!
D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Jul 13, 2018 - 08:07am PT
Strange how tubing a river seems cool, but SUP'ing, no matter where you are, is pretty ghey
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 13, 2018 - 09:38am PT
I shot pics at last year's tube to work day in Boulder, hilarious!
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Sacramento, CA
Jul 13, 2018 - 01:41pm PT
^^^fun pics
skywalker1

Trad climber
co
Jul 13, 2018 - 02:30pm PT
Nice to "let your hair down" so they say. Fun stuff!

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