You Pedaled Twenty Miles in Slippers?

Organization.   One word that can determine if your paddling or pedaling trip will be smooth sailing or one big mess.  Last year my wife and I decided to ride on a new to us, Wisconsin State Trail, the Wild Goose,  about an hour from our home here in Southeast Wisconsin. Early in our marriage…

Enjoy the Recombobulation Experience

Since we began silentsports.guru we have continued to fine tune our focus for where we want to take our passion for silent sports and how we can best share our outdoor experiences. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and it as been key to the success of our business and plays a role in…

More time for pasta and ice cream……

Transporting anything, anywhere, over the size of a bag of groceries can be a challenge and you usually end up saying, “Oh, I should have secured that better”.  We have all had potted plants tip over in our back seat, leaving us with  a mixture of leaves and soil all over our seats, just after…

Ageless Inspiration

Last year, a few weeks after we moved from our condo to a 13 acre farm which is considered on the outside of town (although we are literally 7 minutes from Home Depot, major grocery stores and great local restaurants like Atlas BBQ and Colectivo ) we noticed what appeared to be an older gentlemen…

Mango….yes, Mango!

When we moved to Wisconsin seven years ago  we sold our kayaks because we did not have enough time to build our business and kayak.  We have now established our business and wanted to get back to dipping a paddle in the water and the serenity of gliding through quiet waters. Our friend Darren Bush,…

Backing Up Trailers and Marriage…..

If you want to experience great drama and high stakes and love the outdoors, stop your binge watching of Dexter on Hulu or your favorite reality TV show and simply stop by your local boat launch and watch marriages begin to dissolve. People go to great lengths to enjoy the outdoors and yet the dark…

So you want to go solo?

We share our journey as we decide if we should purchase canoes, kayaks or one of each,,,,

If it’s not at Canoecopia………Does it Exist?

Canoe: a lightweight narrow boat, typically pointed at both ends and open on top…….cornucopia: a symbol of abundance and nourishment. Now put those two words in the hands of Darren Bush and his staff at Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison Wisconsin and you get Canoecopia, which is indeed a collection of ABUNDANCE of any gear related…

Journey to Wisconsin

I love change….not for the sake of change, but for the sake of improvement and our journey to Wisconsin seven years ago was just that……

My heart what?

My life changed dramatically after realizing what medical challenge had been holding me back……