People Always Ask Me About My Rack…

People always ask me about my cold-war era roof rack at regattas.  I had at least two questions this past weekend from people wanting to buy one.  It’s a rack built by University Barge Club’s Bruce LaLonde circa 1989.  It has carried my single thousands of miles, including cross-country, with no damage, ever, and is still going strong.  It has outlasted 3 cars and 2 sets of oars.  The secret is that it’s springy and is designed like one big shock absorber.  It’s a great rack and folks from Philly probably will recognize it.  The other piece of gear from the same era that only recently disintegrated was my purple Stevenson USA boat cover!

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Please note that in the first picture above, pogies also make great scull handle covers for car-topping, although Croker grips don’t inflate as much as Staempfli grips do!

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