1. rdiac says

    @ JG re “the point of this?”

    Part of the point of being reckless is that there is no point. If you own testicles, you should have received a memo about this topic around the same time.

    Personally, watching this video was the most fun I’ve had all week.

  2. Mike in the tundra says

    Hate to be a downer, but I lost a friend in a kayaking accident. He was a great athlete, but that didn’t help. He rolled the kayak, and his jacket became entangled in an underwater, dead tree.

  3. darren says

    Is there a point required for everything in life..
    occasionally isn’t it just great to be included in something that someone has enjoyed without any thought of hurting someone..thought of some nasty comeback or thought of how to put those involved down for their choices…some people in the world just manage to take some time out of their day and enjoy their time with the people they choose to be with ..
    WHAT FUN !!!!

  4. JG says

    The thing is Andy’s got a thing for thrill seekers, Survivors. Okay, the rest of you get “I come off the straightest” medals, okay bro? You own your testicles (as opposed to rent, I guess) Sympathy to the guy who lost a friend. That’s the real point.

  5. Joesph Foster says

    What’s the point of this? One word: Fun.

    Without it, we are not human or even mammalian.

  6. Tatts says

    Wow! The kayak almost seems superfluous, given how much time he spends scooting across dry land. Looks like great fun.

    And to answer JG’s question…the point is fun! Try whitewater rafting the Rouge River in Quebec, or rapelling, or going 55 MPH on a bicycle down Mount Mitchell (okay, that was a bit white-knuckle, and we didn’t know how fast we were going until a car pulled up alongside us at the bottom and told us).

    Get out there and do something that pushes yourself.

  7. bandanajack says

    i’d have done this, up until about 30 years ago, then i got sober and began to value my life and limbs a bit more highly.

  8. Sargon Bighorn says

    See what having socialized medical care leads too! Wreckless behavior, or is it reckless? Hmm…

  9. says

    Just looked the spot up on Google Maps, and the channel is actually “Alberta Creek,” not a storm drain, as “drainage ditch” would lead many to think. The natural creek has clearly been channeled in where it passes through the town — I’m sure it’s pretty impressive after a rain.

  10. Gee says

    The country is falling apart, but this is important news. Let’s go get ice cream in Egypt.

  11. anon says

    The long hair was a given.

    Great way to wreck the bottom of your kayak by scraping it over concrete at 35 mph. Wait for some rain and let the water level rise.